"I was appalled and disappointed," says Village Voice film critic Stephanie Zacharek of Spike Lee's Oldboy on this week's Voice Film podcast. "I love [Park Chan-wook's] original and watching Spike Lee's version, there were big differences I was picking up on. "Then I went back and looked at the or ... More >>
A search for a man feared drowned in Bartlett Lake, not far from Phoenix, was covered by local news stations, but didn't immediately hit the national radar. At least not until his identity was revealed. The victim was Frank Castillo, a Major League Baseball pitcher for a number of teams, including ... More >>
Welcome to a new column called Geek Speak, in which we take on an aspect of geek culture each week. One Christmas, either 1981 or 1982 -- it's hard to be sure now, thirty-plus years later -- I received a gift that would change me forever. It came in a cardboard box with a lurid cover painting under ... More >>
On a recent visit to McDonald's I spied a Hello Kitty toy in a Happy Meal, and I was almost inspired to order a kid's meal myself. The McDonald's Happy Meal was by far the most brilliant marketing idea to ever light up the golden arches -- luring kids, and their parents' disposable incomes, into the ... More >>
While it's easy to be a film enthusiast, only a select few individuals live their lives by the aesthetics of their favorite one. This is the case with industrial dancer Jolt Holcomb and his No. 1 movie: A Clockwork Orange. (For proof, look no further than the photo above this paragraph.) Continue re ... More >>
Hint: If you're going to a movie in Boulder, do not wear a "Joker" mask in the theater. Officials with the Boulder Police Department reported Sunday night that they had arrested a seventeen-year-old male (he's a part-time University of Colorado student, whose name is not being released because he's ... More >>
No, it's not surprising that someone would create a mask of accused Aurora theater shooter James Holmes just in time for Halloween -- not given the continuing fascination with the man at the center of various James Holmes is Innocent Facebook pages. But the item itself, seen from two angles in a st ... More >>
"There's something people just love about the skateboard as a free and expressive canvas," says American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Colorado president Elysia Sryiac, surveying more than 300 decks submitted for Saturday's 5th annual Bordo Bello art show and auction at Redline Gallery. "This wil ... More >>
"For so long, we've been able to go to the store and get whatever cheap things we want. And now people are becoming more interested in handcrafted, regional products," says Shae Whitney, the City, O' City bartender who founded her own company, Dram Apothecary, which creates organic, handcrafted bitt ... More >>
Award-winning brewers at the Great American Beer Festival will bring home something in addition to their medals this year: a bottle of a special beer made collaboratively just for the occasion by members of the Colorado Brewers Guild. The 22-ounce bottle of Porter's Pride, an imperial porter brewed ... More >>
It's hard to know who to be angry at for what many people are calling #GABFail -- the ticketing fiasco that has marred the upcoming Great American Beer Festival. The Boulder-based Brewers Association put 49,000 tickets up for grabs beginning at 10 a.m. on August 2. But within two minutes, at least t ... More >>
For Colorado native and Hollywood screenwriter Daniel Pyne, writing a little Wild West thriller set in mining country in the Rockies is like a vocational vacation. The book in question, A Hole in the Ground Owned by a Liar, was inspired by a thread of truth -- Pyne's brother once bought a gold mine ... More >>
In honor of Record Store Day this Saturday, we dug deep into our collection to unearth our favorite pieces of vinyl. These are the records we treasure above all else. Don't even think about asking to borrow them. If there were a fire, these are the first platters we'd make sure to grab. You get the ... More >>
If you'll be sad to see the Art of Winter exhibit downtown conclude when it comes down on February 6 you can still get in on the auction of one-off artist works and brand gallery items from the show, including original work by 20 local artists as well as skis and boards by some of Colorado's ... More >>
Lori Midson Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson Frasca Food and Wine 1738 Pearl Street, Boulder 303-442-6966 www.frascafoodandwine.com This is part one of my interview with Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson, co-owner and executive chef of Frasca Food and Wine. Part two of my chat with Mackinnon-Patterso ... More >>
Kristin CoferHunx and His Punx Hunx and His Punx (due at the hi-dive this Saturday, May 7, with Shannon & the Clams, Thee Goochi Boiz and Lust-Cats of the Gutters) started in the Bay Area in 2008 when Seth "Hunx" Bogart of Gravy Train!!!! decided to do something very different from the band he had ... More >>
Autumn De WildeIn the middle to later half of the 1990s, John Vanderslice (due tonight at the hi-dive with Damien Jurado) was a member of the respected Bay Area alternative rock band, MK Ultra. When the band split in 1999, Vanderslice took the delicate intensity and experimental edge he had b ... More >>
Ah, mid-January, the time when random miniature snowstorms or below-freezing days can make or break your weekend plans. It's a trying time of year for people, with cabin fever causing even the most hermit-like among us to try and make it out into the real world. Thankfully, there is plenty to ... More >>
Come April, Boulder's renowned Frequent Flyers Productions aerial dance troupe will stage The Fabulous Freaky Flyers and their Flying Machines, an up-in-the-air homage to the '60s, at the Lakewood Cultural Center. But while you're waiting, rabid baby boomers and retro-fanatics, the company is ... More >>
Instead of cookies, I leave Sour DieselLast week I talked about how much I hated holiday shopping. After going to KushCon II over the weekend, I've changed my mind. Below is my top ten pot-toy wish list for Santa this year. All photos by Aaron Thackeray.
Full-sized photos below.Putting on a condom can be tricky, what with all the strategic placement and careful unrolling at a time when your mind is on other things. So imagine how difficult it would be to put one on your cat. He can't do it himself, since the love glove could get punctured by ... More >>
A Flickr photoLast we checked, thirteen bids had been placed on an eBay auction for a chance to have an Oscar Mayer Wienermobile haul your ass around for a day and host a cookout for you and fifty of your tube steak-loving friends. There's a week left to get in on the action, bidders. The cu ... More >>
Sam and Holly Arnold outside the Fort.The Fort will be closed from January 11 through January 21 for a kitchen renovation -- the first since the Morrison restaurant, a recreation of Bent's Old Fort, was built out of 80,000 handmade adobe bricks back in 1962. Some of those bricks are right beh ... More >>
This Heat finally makes it Out of Cold StorageReissues are a difficult breed, on one hand they seek to garner a new audience, on another they have to pay heed to what fans are looking for. The best reissues not only remind you why you liked the band in the first place, but help in keeping tha ... More >>
The indie rock world has more than its share of rags-to-riches, flannel-to-Fendi stories - glimmering groups who seem to go from the basement to the buzz bin overnight. Bad Veins - the Cincinnati-based duo of multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Benjamin Davis and drummer Sebastien Schultz - fits the ... More >>
The cover of Superman No. 3, published in 1940.One of the more unusual aspects of the enormous meth ring authorities announced they busted yesterday was the alleged conspirators' chosen instrument for cleaning their dirty money: classic comic books. Investigators seized approximately 100 boxe ... More >>
That bling is super! At a press availability yesterday, newly minted Denver Bronco Brian Dawkins, a veteran safety who's a legend among Philadelphia Eagles faithful, declared, "I would love to have a ring. I would love to finish it all with a ring." And from what I understand, the gathered reporter ... More >>
Christmas Crunch Quaker Oats Rating: Three and a half spoons out of four Cereal description: Corn and oat cereal that delivers a surprise package of shapes. There's the standard Cap'n Crunch serrated yellow bundles, plus green quasi-trees and kinda snowmen, red faux-hats and bogus stars, plus th ... More >>
There's nothing more than what reaches your eye in this crash-and-bang flick.
Waking Rothko knows how to get a critic's attention.
Hollywood claims the sky is falling. To which we say Puh-lease.
Building for the Future
A new exhibit captures the 1950s lifestyle
Bras for the Cause raises money for breast cancer
How low can you go? All the way, with these fabulously tacky theme parties.
Collectors' Extravaganza goes from the sophomoric to the sublime
So Dope takes a different slant on the funnybone
Murphy and Wilson fool around with formulaic fun.
Rocket Ajax prepares to blast out.
Every second counts in the merry old land of Dark Oz.
A new exhibit showcases Wyoming quilter Anne Olsen's work.
The demonic duo of Dean and Gene Ween returns with a new studio album -- and a refined take on a twisted past.