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    The Great Race

    Dear Mexican: What's with calling yourselves "La Raza"? Being Mexicans, Chicanos or whatever isn't enough -- now you're the race? Sounds pretty racist to me. The Race Is On Dear Gabacho: Few things annoy the Mexican more than the Know Nothing Nat...

    by Gustavo Arellano on July 31, 2008
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    Rush Limbaugh Defense Leaves Dan Caplis Twisting

    On April 25, Denver's mainstream media weighed in on syndicated yakker Rush Limbaugh's recent wisecrack about dreaming of riots in Denver at the time of August's Democratic National Convention. In the Denver Post's piece, for example, interview sub...

    @ The Latest Word by Michael Roberts on April 25, 2008 @ 7:28 am
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    East Meets West at BMoCA

    The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (1750 13th Street, Boulder, 303-443-2122, www.bmoca.org) hosts a panel discussion tonight (April 24) called "Mickey, Mao and the State of Contemporary Chinese Art." It will take up the topic of why and how Chi...

    @ The Latest Word by Jonathan Shikes on April 24, 2008 @ 12:48 pm
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    Shmuck of the Week

    State representative Doug Bruce won't have to suffer any official consequences for remarks he made during a House floor debate Monday in which he called migrant farmworkers "illiterate peasants" - and why should he? After all, without the Colorado ...

    @ The Latest Word by Jonathan Shikes on April 24, 2008 @ 9:50 am
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    Professor Rickshaw

    If you didn't get your three-wheeled fix from "Wheels of Fortune," here's even more of everything you wanted to know about pedicabs but were afraid to ask. I would've been remiss if I'd written the story without trying to interview Tony Wheeler, on...

    @ The Latest Word by Joel Warner on April 24, 2008 @ 9:15 am
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    Q&A With Daily Show Creator Lizz Winstead

    Lizz Winstead, the subject of the following Q&A, is headlining five shows over two nights at the Comedy Works (click here for details), but she's hardly the average standup comic. She co-created The Daily Show, one of the most influential comedy pr...

    @ The Latest Word by Michael Roberts on April 23, 2008 @ 7:57 am
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    Head for the Hills

    Coming down from the mountains, I was eating tafelspitz with my fingers. I was scooping up spaetzle -- sticky with gravy, dyed purple by the pickled cabbage it'd snuggled up against on the plate -- and shoveling it into my mouth. Like a caveman (or...

    @ The Latest Word by Patricia Calhoun on April 22, 2008 @ 7:36 pm
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    CU Solar House Opens for Earth Day

    Slide show of the CU solar house as well as other houses from the 2007 Solar Decathalon. Just in time for Earth Day, the 2007 University of Colorado Solar Decathlon team is opening their house up for tours from 4 to 7 p.m. tonight. A team of CU arc...

    @ The Latest Word by Sean Cronin on April 22, 2008 @ 12:18 pm
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    Life in the Florence Prison: It's a Riot

    Note to self: Avoid extended stays in federal high-security penitentiaries, especially on weekends. Most prison riots tend to happen on weekends, when staffing is bare-bones and the week's grievances have heated to a boil. Last Sunday's melee at th...

    @ The Latest Word by Sean Cronin on April 22, 2008 @ 11:02 am
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    Channel 4's New Look

    April 21 was a day of introductions at KCNC-TV/Channel 4. The CBS affiliate broadcast its newscasts in full HD for the first time, unveiled new graphics, and welcomed recently hired anchor Karen Leigh, an Arkansas native most recently seen in the M...

    @ The Latest Word by Michael Roberts on April 22, 2008 @ 10:45 am
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    Barfly Taxonomy: The Frantic Leaner

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    @ The Latest Word by Sean Cronin on April 21, 2008 @ 12:10 pm
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    Tracie Keesee Named Head of Cop Research and Training

    Promotions were announced at the Denver Police Department last week, including one for District Three Commander Tracie Keesee, who will now head research, training and technology as a division chief. This is good news for the groundbreaking resear...

    @ The Latest Word by Sean Cronin on April 21, 2008 @ 10:41 am
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    Is Mary Starkey Persona Non Grata at the Denver Athletic Club?

    If you want to work out in style, you head to the Denver Athletic Club. From the seafood medley served up in the club tavern to the shoe-shine stand, this 124-year-old institution is where the snobs go to sweat. It would seem obvious, therefore, that...

    @ The Latest Word by Joel Warner on April 21, 2008 @ 9:47 am
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    Ninth Anniversary of Columbine Shootings Covered By the Numbers

    April 20 wasn't just a day when pot smokers congregated to celebrate their need for weed; it was also the ninth anniversary of the slayings at Columbine High School. Because nine isn't a number that typically demands commemoration -- and because it...

    @ The Latest Word by Michael Roberts on April 21, 2008 @ 7:47 am
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    Flour or Corn? - The Mexican wraps up the great tortilla debate.

    Dear Readers: Gracias, merci, obrigado for the many submissions in our contest asking readers to argue in 25 words why corn tortillas are superior to flour, or vice versa. Below are the winners for some of the cities that carry the Mexican; see the ...

    by Gustavo Arellano on July 24, 2008
  • Going My Way - Meet us on Alameda, where cultures collide. In a good way.


    Going My Way - Meet us on Alameda, where cultures collide. In a good way.

    William Newton Byers gave Denver a newspaper and a street, and one of them is in no danger of disappearing. The same year he founded the Rocky Mountain News, in 1859, Byers bought 680 acres of land on the banks of the South Platte River. He named th...

    on July 24, 2008
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    Letters to the Editor - Letters from the week of 7/24/2008

    "Merit Badgering," Kenny Be, July 10 Rants in His Pants It's rare that I feel compelled to comment on something political. Frankly, I just don't give a shit anymore. But I just had to say something about this Kenny Be cartoon. I think i...

    on July 24, 2008
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    Charting Graf: Creature Double Feature

    Scene Slide Show! If you were near 2107 East Colfax Avenue on April 12, you would have caught the scene outside of the shop NEWSPEAK--the gallery, tattoo parlor and graffiti vendor drew a swarming crowd by displaying the work of over a dozen graffi...

    @ The Latest Word by Sean Cronin on April 18, 2008 @ 12:54 pm
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    Epic Rockies Game Handcuffs Dailies

    Nothing emphasizes the benefits of newspaper websites over physical newspapers more than a late sporting event -- and few games are as tardy as the most recent contest between the Colorado Rockies and the San Diego Padres. The game started on April...

    @ The Latest Word by Michael Roberts on April 18, 2008 @ 12:29 pm
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    USA Today Reporter Patrick O'Driscoll Lands on His Feet

    Thank goodness the market for public-relations experts appears to be holding steady, or else all those journalists who've left their newspaper jobs of late would be in even tougher shape than they already are. Witness Patrick O'Driscoll. As noted ...

    @ The Latest Word by Michael Roberts on April 18, 2008 @ 11:52 am
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