The Westword.com blog shortcut, February 25 edition
Greetings and salutations.
Today in Backbeat Online: • Oakhurst on tour and in need of veggie oil. • Ghost Buffalo gets robbed. May the burglars burn in hell. • Everything Absent or Distorted (a love story) makes top 20 adds on CMJ. • Van Morrison revisits perhaps his finest hour, forty years later. • Need a mid-week pick-me-up? Behold the Band Formerly Known as Prince. • Beirut grabs top spot at Wax Trax Records. • Q&A with Photo Atlas. • The Fray checks in at number three on Billboard 200. • How much would you pay for a Chris Brown calendar?
Today in Cafe Society: • Turn on the TV: Top Chef finale tonight. • Two Spoons to bring soup and gelato to the masses. • Our Weekly Bread: Cheesesteak Connection. • Get some Sweet Action on Broadway. • Auld Dubliner now Marmalade Bar & Cafe. • In anticipation of the Top Chef finale.
Today in The Latest Word: • A Denver Post headline asks: Does crack kill -- or does it smell? • Only in 21st century America: Warring fartlords go to court. • A former Denver newsman on why America should give Al-Jazeera English a chance • PBS viewers will soon get the chance to see Denver crumble. • How much does Anti-Gym's Michael Karolchyk owe to the IRS? Let's just say his wallet isn't looking too chubby these days...
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Westword's biggest stories.