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    Shmuck of the Week

    Just when you thought air travel couldn't get any more annoying, United Airlines has decided to start charging $15 to check your suitcase. Make that your first suitcase. Your second bag will cost another $25. Oh, and in the event of a sudden drop ...

    @ The Latest Word by Jonathan Shikes on June 14, 2008 @ 9:00 am
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    Everyday People

    The Friday theme at Everyday Democracy's National Conference, which began on June 12, was open dialogue. The intent: opening a national forum to discuss...discussions. Everyday Democracy, a non-profit group devoted to setting up round-table conver...

    @ The Latest Word by Jonathan Shikes on June 13, 2008 @ 6:55 pm
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    Huzzahs for the MCA!

    The sleek and chic Museum of Contemporary Art/Denver (1485 Delgany Street, 303-298-7554, www.mcadenver.org), designed by African-born British architect David Adjaye, has won a lot of praise around here for its high style and its incredible function...

    @ The Latest Word by Jonathan Shikes on June 13, 2008 @ 5:06 pm
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    Henry Awards

    Many cities have begun giving out their own equivalent of the Tonys, according to a recent article in the New York Times, and Denver is no exception. Our Henry Awards (click here for a list of nominees) are named for Henry Lowenstein, who for years s...

    @ The Latest Word by Sean Cronin on June 13, 2008 @ 5:05 pm
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    We Have Nothing to Fear But Mediocrity

    Sometimes a television show comes along that just seems to name itself. Sometimes this is a good thing. Sometimes, not so much. The new anthology series Fear Itself? Yeah, the latter. Fear Itself is an anthology show, which means of course t...

    @ The Latest Word by Sean Cronin on June 13, 2008 @ 4:44 pm
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    Art of the States

    With data compiled in the interim census of 2005, the National Endowment for the Arts recently released information on working artists in the United States called "Artists in the Workforce." The sample revealed that almost two million people in t...

    @ The Latest Word by Jonathan Shikes on June 13, 2008 @ 3:17 pm
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    Dudes! Day Three, Part One

    In celebrity-starved Denver, it's no surprise that the PleasuresDudes have parlayed their late-night TV ads for a local adult-store chain into a certain star status peopled with parties and porn stars. But thanks to the web, the Dudes have gone glo...

    @ The Latest Word by Patricia Calhoun on June 13, 2008 @ 10:13 am
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    Behold El Mesteno!

    For the first and probably last time, a select group of citizens, politicians and members of the media got a chance this afternoon to get up close and personal with what is quite possibly the nation's most terrifying piece of public art, "Mustang," ...

    @ The Latest Word by Jared Jacang Maher on June 12, 2008 @ 6:26 pm
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    Letters to the Editor - Letters from the week of October 2, 2008

    "Lifer," Adam Cayton-Holland, and "Bursting Their Bubble," Sean Cronin, September 25 Real Life Thank you for giving attention to the hot issue of "personhood," as the lifers would like to define it in "Lifer." Amendment 48 has grave implic...

    on October 2, 2008
  • Why the city wants to wipe out Barack Obama

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    Why the city wants to wipe out Barack Obama

    Get out the vote. No, really. Grab a paintbrush and help erase the word "vote" from the mural of Barack Obama that's transformed an alley fence behind Galapago Street into an urban gallery. Because that may be the only way the city will let this ...

    by Patricia Calhoun on October 2, 2008
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    Is McCain taking us for a ride?

    On September 10, the City of Baghdad posted a notice on its website announcing hearings at which the public can weigh in on future uses for al-Zawra park. The first order of business: Design proposals for a 650-foot-high Ferris wheel, which would be...

    by Jared Jacang Maher on October 2, 2008
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    The next Tom Tancredo

    Ask A Mexican! Dear Mexican: Representative Chris Cannon of Utah, also known as Mr. Amnesty, one of La Raza's heroes, was trounced in the Utah primary by a relative unknown who is from the Tom Tancredo school of immigration reform. Poll data sho...

    by Gustavo Arellano on October 2, 2008
  • Artists pin their pride on Denver

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    Artists pin their pride on Denver

    Denver had to raise a lot of cash to put on the Democratic National Convention -- close to $50 million, from donors big and small, gracious and petty -- but no contribution was as artful as the one that Denver 2008 Convention Host Committee presiden...

    by Patricia Calhoun on October 2, 2008
  • Drop Boards Not Bombs - Llewellyn Werner thinks skateparks could get Iraq's economy rolling

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    Drop Boards Not Bombs - Llewellyn Werner thinks skateparks could get Iraq's economy rolling

    Aspen is about as far as you can get from Baghdad. There are no suicide bombings, no power outages, food shortages or military checkpoints in this upscale enclave. But there is a skatepark, and Llewellyn Werner points to it as he explains why his pr...

    by Jared Jacang Maher on October 2, 2008
  • Blowing the whistle on Union Station supporters

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    Blowing the whistle on Union Station supporters

    I s that a light at the end of the tunnel or an oncoming train? That's the question Gina McAfee may have been asking herself Monday. McAfee, who is in charge of collecting public comments on the plan to redevelop Union Station and the land around...

    on October 2, 2008
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    Dudes! Day Two

    In celebrity-starved Denver, it's no surprise that the PleasuresDudes have parlayed their late-night TV ads for a local adult-store chain into a certain star status peopled with parties and porn stars. But thanks to the web, the Dudes have gone glo...

    @ The Latest Word by Patricia Calhoun on June 12, 2008 @ 12:43 pm
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    Ex-FBI Agent Will Tell You Who Killed JonBent Ramsey -- For a Price

    The ad on page 3B of the June 8 Boulder Daily Camera sported the terse diction and inconsistent capitalization of a ransom note -- but its text focused upon cracking cases, not commiting crimes. Beneath a heading that read, "The JonBent Ramsey Mur...

    @ The Latest Word by Michael Roberts on June 12, 2008 @ 7:53 am
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    Inconvenient Truths About the Singularity

    The subject of this week's cover story, Dr. Terry Grossman, believes the human race is fast approaching the singularity, the point at which technology becomes so powerful it allows us to live forever and changes the fabric of existence to such an ext...

    @ The Latest Word by Joel Warner on June 11, 2008 @ 9:21 pm
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    The Fontius Building Gets Hospitable

    Much fanfare was made today of the fact that Sage Hospitality Resources LLC, a prominent hotel management and development firm, will be moving into the top three floors of the long-decrepit Fontius Building on the 16th Street Mall. Mayor John Hicken...

    @ The Latest Word by Joel Warner on June 11, 2008 @ 6:09 pm
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    Best Peckman Alien Video Parodies

    Once again, allow Westword to clarify: Jeff Peckman and Stan Romanek have not released the full video of their peeping tom alien. Peckman merely showed it to the media at a Denver press conference in late May, but would only allow still photos. So ...

    @ The Latest Word by Jared Jacang Maher on June 11, 2008 @ 4:08 pm
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Jerry Kern Has Made Lots of Noise at the Colorado Symphony

The Colorado Symphony Orchestra's Classically Cannabis series this summer grabbed headlines across the country -- but it's far from the first time that the symphony has turned heads, and it… More >>

Dear Stoner: Why Is the Price of Recreational Weed So Much Higher Than Medical? Dear Stoner: Why Is the Price of Recreational Weed So Much Higher Than Medical?

Dear Stoner: Why is the price of recreational cannabis usually 50 to 100 percent more than its medical equivalent? I do fully understand that the rec weed is more heavily… More >>

Reader: "I Have Often Wondered What Motivated Even Ebel to Be So Angry"

"Pinups and Cigarettes," Michael Paglia, August 21 Pop-Up I liked Michael Paglia's three-pronged theory on Tom Wesselmann. I was going to skip the show, but will definitely go to see… More >>

Why Don't Mexican-American Students Do Better in School?

Dear Mexican: I see lots of Mexican-Americans struggling in grade school and high school. Many Mexican-American activists claim it's because they don't speak English at home or the schools don't… More >>

After the Murder of Tom Clements, Can Colorado's Prison System Rehabilitate Itself? After the Murder of Tom Clements, Can Colorado's Prison System Rehabilitate Itself?

When Tom Clements accepted the job of executive director of the Colorado Department of Corrections three years ago, he knew he was taking on an enormous challenge. Two particularly alarming… More >>

Dear Stoner: The Taxes on Recreational Pot Are Crazy! Dear Stoner: The Taxes on Recreational Pot Are Crazy!

Dear Stoner: These taxes are nuts. I just paid like $25 in tax on a quarter of bud. Colorado is going to have some shiny new schools next year, huh?Dank… More >>

Reader: "Is Same-Sex Marriage All You People Think About?"

"State of the Union," Kyle Harris, August 14 Sex Marks the Spat With all that is going on in the world, is same-sex marriage (a clear oxymoron) all you people… More >>

Dear Mexican: Why Do Mexicans Let Their Children Watch Violent Movies?

Dear Readers: The Mexican just got married to a chica caliente, and he's taking her on a honeymoon to the motherland so she can learn the proper art of tortilla-making.… More >>

State of the (Same-Sex) Union

This summer, the Boulder County Clerk Hillary Hall issued more than 200 marriage licenses to same-sex couples before the Colorado Supreme Court agreed to consider Colorado Attorney General John Suthers's… More >>

Dear Stoner: Why Can't MMJ Patients Own Guns? Dear Stoner: Why Can't MMJ Patients Own Guns?

Dear Stoner: Why can’t I own a gun if I’m a medical marijuana patient? Angel Dear Angel: Because you’re a criminal. Not in our eyes, of course, but in the eyes of… More >>

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