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    Piss and the Rocky Mountain News

    In the second item of his July 5 column, Rocky Mountain News media critic Jason Salzman wondered if any entries from the late George Carlin's famous list of seven dirty words you can't say on television, first delivered in the early '70s, can now b...

    @ The Latest Word by Michael Roberts on July 7, 2008 @ 10:15 am
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    Rene Marie, Meet Sister Souljah

    Anyone who was surprised that Barack Obama criticized Denver jazz vocalist Rene Marie for singing the tune popularly known as the Black National Anthem instead of the "Star-Spangled Banner" prior to Mayor John Hickenlooper's state-of-the-city speec...

    @ The Latest Word by Michael Roberts on July 7, 2008 @ 9:24 am
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    It's Mile High for the Obama Acceptance Speech

    Suspicions confirmed: Early on July 7, the Democratic National Convention Committee announced that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama will deliver his acceptance speech on August 28 at Invesco Field at Mile High. Look below fo...

    @ The Latest Word by Michael Roberts on July 7, 2008 @ 9:23 am
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    Sorry about the smoke, Matt Bergles

    Politicians are fun to make fun of. They have a tendency to put their feet in their mouths, make questionable decisions (depending on your political leanings) and generally look awkward. Some abuse their power, others abuse their power absolutely. ...

    @ The Latest Word by Jonathan Shikes on July 7, 2008 @ 8:00 am
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    Colorado Rockies' Anemic All-Star Achievement

    When I first heard that the Colorado Rockies landed just two players, Matt Holliday and Aaron Cook, on the 2008 All-Star Team, I guessed that this total had to be an historic low for a team that won the pennant the previous year -- but I was wrong....

    @ The Latest Word by Michael Roberts on July 7, 2008 @ 7:31 am
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    Location, Location, Location

    Two weeks ago, the Denver dailies and TV newscasts were full of stories about an early Sunday morning shooting in LoDo -- only six blocks, or eight blocks, or ten blocks (depending on who was doing the counting) from where the Democratic National C...

    @ The Latest Word by Patricia Calhoun on July 7, 2008 @ 7:01 am
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    Sunday Morning, 10 A.M. -- Time for Vodka

    When history is written, it will be said that alcohol sales finally became legal in the Colorado on July 6, 2008, ending what has been one of the most annoying prohibitions ever. But between the lines of the textbook in which these facts are docum...

    @ The Latest Word by Jonathan Shikes on July 6, 2008 @ 11:59 am
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    Bravery has no national boundaries

    Dear Mexican: A group of very young soldiers in the Mexican Army were being chased through the castle by U.S. Marines. At the end of the chase, the Mexicans realized they were trapped on a balcony and, instead of dying on bayonets, they wrapped them...

    by Gustavo Arellano on October 16, 2008
  • A pro pulls a con game in Jefferson County


    A pro pulls a con game in Jefferson County

    Jefferson County is no social utopia these days -- and you can thank the TABOR Amendment for that. "Its preferred interpretation shall reasonably restrain most the growth of government," proclaims the second sentence of the Taxpayers Bill of Righ...

    by Patricia Calhoun on October 16, 2008
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    Help the Wynkoop celebrate a beery hoppy birthday

    Twenty years ago this month, a group of intrepid entrepreneurs opened Denver's first brewpub in LoDo, which had just become an official historic district that year, before the city even had a major-league baseball team, much less a Coors Field that ...

    by Patricia Calhoun on October 16, 2008
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    From the week of October 16, 2008

    "In the Bag," Adam Cayton-Holland, October 9 Bag Man I've found myself, recently, turning first to Ask a Mexican, then Adam Cayton-Holland's column -- and then I might read more of the paper if time permits. (And if I need more time on the...

    on October 16, 2008
  • Ryan Frazier puts his job on the line with Amendment 47


    Ryan Frazier puts his job on the line with Amendment 47

    Ryan Frazier is in fine spirits, all things considered. He's at ease here, glad-handing and flashing warm smiles, at the clubhouse of the Heritage Eagle Bend 55-plus gated subdivision in southeast Aurora, where the grass is country-club green and...

    by Joel Warner on October 16, 2008
  • How Adam Cayton-Holland survived a cougar attack!


    How Adam Cayton-Holland survived a cougar attack!

    From my many interactions with readers, it's quite clear that I'm a working-class hero. "Let me buy you a drink, What's So Funny," they all say, often in unison or song. "You're a hell of a swell guy, goddamnit, and you put into words what I'm fe...

    by Adam Cayton-Holland on October 16, 2008
  • The Peak is forced to pull up its tent stakes on Block 162


    The Peak is forced to pull up its tent stakes on Block 162

    The prominent mega-tent that has occupied much of the once-blighted Block 162 at the corner of 15th and California streets since June is coming down much earlier than expected. Known as the Peak, the fifty-foot-high, 20,000-square-foot carpeted and ...

    on October 16, 2008
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    PleasuresDudes Go Lowriding

    Dudes! The PleasuresDudes are back on TV tonight, when their show airs on Channel 7 after Comics. Get ready by checking out their slide show of the Lowrider Magazine competition in Denver. Totally sweet! The annual Lowrider Magazine Tour, with its ...

    @ The Latest Word by Cory Casciato on July 4, 2008 @ 5:00 pm
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    Lockheed Martin, Flag-waving and Breakdancing Last Night at Coors Field

    Funk the War over at Westword's Demver blog.

    @ The Latest Word by Jared Jacang Maher on July 4, 2008 @ 12:53 pm
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    The Revolution Will be Poultry-Sized

    What the cluck is going on around here? First the Denver Botanic Gardens started hosting super-popular "urban chicken" classes, despite hardly anyone being sure the birds were actually allowed in Denver. Then up in Fort Collins, locals started crowin...

    @ The Latest Word by Joel Warner on July 4, 2008 @ 10:30 am
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    Q&A With Comedian Todd Barry

    Photo by Matthew Rodgers Todd Barry's twenty years in the comedy scene and far-ranging television credentials (Wonder Showzen, Sesame Street, Chappelle's Show, Sex and the City, Hot Off the Grill with Bobby Flay -- plus one of his more recent stint...

    @ The Latest Word by Amber Taufen on July 4, 2008 @ 10:00 am
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    Art explodes in RINO for July 4

    With this month's First Friday falling on July 4, most of the city's venues have passed on participating which is no surprise since just about every gallery is closed. But there are some venues that just can't let the day go without an event, and ...

    @ The Latest Word by Jonathan Shikes on July 4, 2008 @ 9:06 am
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    The Westword.com Blog Shortcut, July 3 Edition

    Celebrate early with these selections from Westword's other blogs. In Cafe Society, restaurant reviewer Jason Sheehan visits Hell's Kitchen. Hot stuff. Demver includes a Q&A with senatorial candidate Mark Udall and Teague Bohlen's takedown of Loui...

    @ The Latest Word by Michael Roberts on July 3, 2008 @ 3:29 pm
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