The Voice's J. Hoberman was more mixed than most on Sin City when he reviewed it in 2005, but his description of the film as "hyper-noir" helps explain why this week's release of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For has us thinking back on the neo-noir genre. Broadly speaking, neo-noir encompasses those films made outside of film noir's classic period -- the 1940s and '50s -- that nevertheless engage with the standard trappings of the genre. As with most generic labels, there isn't some universal yardstick that measures what constitutes a neo-noir film: Where the genre might begin in the '60s with films like Le Samourai and Point Blank for one person, another might argue that the genre didn't find its roots until 1974's Chinatown. Our list falls closer to the latter stance, mainly featuring works from the '80s, '90s, and 2000s. Though a number of the films mentioned here will no doubt be familiar to readers, it's our hope that we've also highlighted several titles that have been under-represented on lists of this nature. --Danny King
Thousands of people came together in Cheesman Park on Saturday for the annual AIDS walk Colorado. The walk raised donations for AIDS and HIV research as well as served as a memorial for those lost to the disease. All photos by Ken Hamblin.
This month's Roll event at Exdo Event Center took the back to school spirit to heart with an Animal House themed party. College sweaters, togas and roller skates filled the event center for a night of skating and fun. All photos by Ken Hamblin.
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, Cold War Kids, Talib Kweli and more artists took the stage in City Park on August 16 for Chive Fest, a day-long concert organized by popular entertainment site The Chive. Steel Panther, Delta Spirit, Moon Taxi and Spanish Gold completed the lineup.
On Saturday, August 9, 2014, eighteen-year-old Michael Brown was walking with a friend on the 2900 block of Canfield Drive in Ferguson, Missouri, when the two came across a Ferguson police officer. What happened next is unclear, but after a series of gunshots, Michael Brown was lying face down...
This week, Kristin Pazulski visits Rosenberg's Bagels & Delicatessen to give her take on the new bagel hot spot. Read more about Rosenberg's Bagels and owner Josh Pollack in our article. Photos by Danielle Lirette for Westword.
Myths and Legends Con, the Denver-area convention dedicated to exploring modern myths from Harry Potter to Dr. Who, set up shop in the Ramada Plaza in Northglenn from August 8-10. All photos by Danielle Lirette.