This has been a grueling election season, with the television full of depressing news reports and endless political ads. The best way to avoid them? Program a movie, one that might give you a more honest look at elections, where you can augh at the irony, cringe at the realities and not worry about ... More >>
Reading is about more than following a narrative or learning facts; it can also be a profound shared experience that culminates in a better understanding of ourselves and each other. In that spirit, welcome to the Westword Book Club, a weekly feature celebrating the books that inspire Denver artists ... More >>
On the Western frontier, fur traders would rendezvous to barter goods and share ideas. Chef Kurt Boucher is now working to create a similar gathering place at the Rendezvous Cafe at the History Colorado Center, one that focuses on homegrown goods. "Basically we're Colorado-based," Boucher says of t ... More >>
Sometimes it seems like marriages involving stars last about as long as the average fruit fly. But we've got what looks like a way to help pairings of the famous beat the odds: They should get married in Colorado. Our evidence? HistoryOrb.com lists nine celebrity weddings to have taken place in Col ... More >>
Courtesy of the Food NetworkIt wasn't nearly as bad as the walkout that Troy Guard, the owner/chef of TAG, experienced two weeks ago when a vocal majority of his staff hoofed it out the door after news that Guard and his soon-to-be-ex-wife had a parting of ways, but Andrew Casalini, the owner ... More >>
This week's cover story, "All In," focuses on the work of University of Denver professor Robert Hannum, who's been researching the mathematics of gambling and the science of poker for almost two decades. Of course, we all know (or think we know) something about Las Vegas casinos and card game ... More >>
There are some actors so closely and irrevocably associated with certain roles that you can never watch them in any other movie without thinking about that role. For Matthew McConaughey, no matter how many times he plays an incorrigible scamp in a lukewarm romantic comedy or -- in this case - ... More >>
Bill Pullman. There are plenty of interesting movies on the 31st Starz Denver Film Festival's schedule, but not a heckuva lot of star power. Don't know if the announcement that actor Bill Pullman will be receiving the fest's John Cassavetes Award on November 23 changes that equation much. But at l ... More >>
This cast of old men in leather pants is on the road to nowhere good.
In this star-studded piece of hero porn, Emilio Estevez blames the ills of the world on RFK’s murder. But what about the man?
David Mamet leads William Macy into a sex-fueled hell.
Thank You for Smoking's satire falls short of incendiary.
Wayne Kramer's latest casts a Paul over the proceedings.
Sahara has no reason to exist -- until you see who made it.
What a bad feeling -- and taste -- Honey leaves behind.
DIFF returns with a ton of movies and plenty of heavyweight stars.
Touching tribute launches new arts center
Arthur Miller fixes his Focus on prejudice in 1940s Brooklyn.
The dinosaurs are jumping, but the story isn't.
Mamet's State and Main chronicles collusion between Hollywood big shots and Vermont movie wannabes.
The Denver Internation Film Festival opens this Thursday.
From South Park to Pokémon, 1999 was almost an American beauty.