Bodypaint and pirates and steampunk—oh my. Sci-fi and fantasy fans of all stripes gathered at the Sheraton Denver Tech Center last weekend to celebrate the geekier side of pop culture. Among the events on the menu were a Hobbit second breakfast and a Browncoat Shindig for fans of Firefly. All photos by Danielle Lirette.
Presented as part of the three-day A Taste of Iceland event, Reykjavik Calling brought Icelandic acts like Lay Low, Snorri Helgason, and Hogni Egilsson to play alongside Denver artists in a concert at 3 Kings Tavern. All photos by Aaron Thackeray.
For her Boudoir series of portraits, photographer Crystal Allen shot both professional and amateur models. "I feel inspired by it. I think the human body and sexuality are so beautiful," Allen told Westword in an interview. Here, a selection of her work.See more of Allen's photography in 10...
In honor of the Denver Cruisers' last ride of the season this week, we look back on our favorite costumes and rides of the year. Photos by Kyle Huninghake and Jim Wills.See more photos from this year's Denver Cruisers rides
Doug Stanhope snorted it. Daniel Tosh took his shirt off and showered in it. And Matt Vogl...we're not really sure. For one of her first photo projects, Denver shooter Crystal Allen took pictures of local and visiting comedians posing with boxes of baking soda. The results, as you might expect,...
Ever wonder why your parents were so screwed up? These bizarre school posters from the 60s and 70s should help explain it. From bad acid trips to dead-eyed children spewing obtuse platitudes ("What is the purpose?"), you won't find educational posters like these in classrooms anymore.Want to...
DJ Low Key and friends wrapped up the summer in style on September 22 with the final Goodness party of the season at the Meadowlark. Besides music from Low Key, Inka One, DJ Forge, and more, the party featured a photo exhibit and a screen printing station. All photos by Ken Hamblin III.
In this week's restaurant review, Westword food critic Gretchen Kurtz visits Jezebel's to give her take on their southern cuisine. Read the full review of Jezebel's by Gretchen Kurtz. Photos by Danielle Lirette for Westword.
In case anyone still thought punk rock was a boy's game, Riot Fest proved them wrong. We sent photographer Eric Gruneisen out into the crowds to find the festival's most badass female fans. Ladies, we salute you. See our slideshows of the best tattoos and the best hairdos of the festival.
Aspiring beauty queens and fans got together at Tooey's off Colfax on Saturday to celebrate Denver's sleazier side at the Miss Colfax Pageant. Contestants demonstrated skills like beer-chugging and bad jokes in a decidedly unladylike talent portion of the show. All photos by Brandon Marshall.