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The Westword.com blog shortcut, October 29 edition

Shackin' up.

Allow us to guide you through the confusing labyrinth that is the World Wide Web.

Today in Cafe Society:

• Jonathan Shikes survives the attack of the Rib Shack.

• Richard Sandoval's second local La Sandia Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar is among the new restaurant openings.

A toast to late author Tony Hillerman at the Jack-n-Grille.

Today in Backbeat Online:

• We take a peek at the Chain Gang of 1974's tour vlog

3OH!3 sells nearly 50K. Not everybody's stoked.

Hot IQs reschedule vinyl release and video premier party

Magic Cyclops makes a cameo (sort of) in the new Centro-Matic video

• Colorado Springs blogger Heather Browne gets name-checked by Nick Hornby.

A Q&A with Saúl Hernández of Jaguares.

Today in The Latest Word:

• An interview with "Block the Vote" co-author and Rolling Stone contributor Greg Palast about Colorado's troubled voting system.

The difficulty of being a first-time, mail-in Colorado voter.

Why it's no surprise 9News is bidding farewell to Bob Kendrick.

• Lisa Rab solves the mystery of Denver's "Will" billboards -- with a little help from readers.

A slideshow of slovenly properties registered to Troubleshooter Tom Martino. Could trouble be shooting back?

-- Michael Roberts