Will Johnson (due this Saturday, November 23, at the Denver Music Summit) made a name for himself in the '90s in Centro-Matic. A gifted songwriter, Johnson has a knack for penning elegant, emotionally rich and subtly powerful, folk-inflected songs. Over the years, he's toured endlessly on his own an ... More >>
Peyton Manning and Missy Franklin are hoping to make a big hit and a big splash tonight on the annual ESPY Awards, hosted by ESPN. Both Colorado athletes are up for two different awards, and ESPN is letting fans vote on who should win until 7 p.m. (MST) tonight -- the same time that the broadcast of ... More >>
As we all know, there are facts, and then there are Internet facts -- like a list of "Historical Events" that took place in Denver as assembled on History.orb. For the most part, the items, which appear to have been mined from various Wikipedia pages, aren't the kind of thing you're likely to have s ... More >>
Ask people to name Colorado's best-ever athletes and you'll hear references to the likes of John Elway, Dave Logan and Missy Franklin. But they all moved to the state rather than being born here. So who are the greatest Colorado athletes as listed by Wikipedia who actually qualify as natives? We've ... More >>
The first time John Oliver agreed to do an interview with Westword, Michael Roberts noted the utter futility of pointing out when either party -- but mostly the "humble scribe" -- laughed due to the ubiquitous chortles throughout. Five years later, Humble Scribe No. 2 (aka, yours truly), could have ... More >>
Twitter lets folks from all walks of life to share their thoughts about tragedies like the shooting at the Aurora Town Center Century 16, celebrities included. Many stars who've weighed in have connections to Colorado, including Olympic hopeful Missy Franklin, The Fray and budding minister Peter Teb ... More >>
Nineteen-year-old Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper didn't take kindly to a question from a Toronto sports reporter about what kind of beer he planned to drink to celebrate a monstrous home run yesterday during a game between the Nationals and the Blue Jays. After all, the slugger is underage i ... More >>
This isn't just another one of those "Jamie Moyer is really old, but still doing things" stories. No, it's a "Jamie Moyer is really old and still doing things, but it's really depressing because it's basically the only highlight of the Rockies season" stories. See the difference? At 49-years-old, al ... More >>
It seems counterintuitive for a business book to tout the virtues of unpopularity, but author Erika Napoletano has thoroughly embraced the concept of unpopularity -- which is not a pejorative term, as she explains in the Q&A that follows. Basically, unpopularity means you don't have mass appeal for ... More >>
Westword feature subject Jamie Moyer is baseball's unlikeliest story. At 49, and coming off of major elbow surgery, he's not only become the oldest player ever to win a game, he's also managed to pitch well enough to be considered the Rockies's ace, though that may say just as much about the Rockies ... More >>
Assuming Jamie Moyer doesn't pitch in a playoff game (not likely) or break his hip while covering first base (somewhat likely), last night will be his signature moment this season. By pitching seven innings and allowing only two unearned runs in the Rockies' 5-3 win over San Diego, he became, at 49 ... More >>
Yeah, the Colorado Rockies don't have an "elite starting pitcher." They don't have a "guy who has played third base in the majors before." They don't have a "reliable fourth outfielder." You know what the Rockies do have? A bunch of old guys! Also, they have some youngins' they're relying on and two ... More >>
Much has been made of the politically incorrect sin of appropriating a culture that is not your own. From the blackface minstrel shows of the 19th Century to the hippies finding sacred Native American beads and headbands to be some pretty groovy threads, Americans have been tripping over the cultura ... More >>
How insiders use the college bowl system to loot American universities.
High-five for gayness!This week we told you about Andy Szekeres, a partner in the political consulting and fundraising firm 3PG, who is indirectly urging the Denver Broncos football organization to make an "It Gets Better" video, much like everyone from the President Obama to Ke$ha to the New ... More >>
Sky SoxJacobs.So far, the most notable moment of the Rockies season was when management traded Ubaldo Jimenez, the best pitcher in team history. And now we have another notable -- but not positive event -- with which to mark the season: Mike Jacobs, first baseman for the Rockies' Triple-A te ... More >>
Thanks to all the unfounded trade rumors, Jimenez has no idea what team he actually plays for.Even a reporter for a high school paper will tell you, it's kind of a basic rule of journalism: Get more than one source and don't just print anonymous rumors. It's what separates a news source from ... More >>
Ubaldo Jimenez.We cheered when the Colorado Rockies re-signed Tulo and Cargo to huge deals before the season; we were patient as the two stars struggled... and struggled... and struggled some more; we kept our chins up as manager Jim Tracy reshuffled the lineup more times than Dexter Fowler h ... More >>
Ubaldo Jimenez.For the fan base, this Rockies team has to be annoying on almost all fronts. Given pre-season expectations, they are probably the most disappointing team in baseball. Their stars are obnoxiously average and injured. And the only trade of note the team is likely to make before t ... More >>
Jimenez.The current baseball climate is perfect for creating Ubaldo Jimenez trade rumors. He's far and away the best pitcher rumored to be available, he's been injured and ineffective at times this year, and the Rockies are headed toward playoff irrelevancy if their play doesn't change in a h ... More >>
Ubaldo Jimenez.If mediocrity was a woman, she would have a restraining order on the current Rockies team. The only thing notable about this team is that Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez are both battling nagging injuries. So why not look back on the good times? On the twentieth anniversar ... More >>
Weiner weiner Weiner weiner weiner weiner Weiner weiner.New York Rep. Anthony Weiner -- Hold up. Get it? His name is Weiner. That's his name, and also it refers to a penis. If you spell it differently. Funny stuff huh -- Weiner faces a dirty photos scandal because he took pictures of his dick ... More >>
Yogi Berra: the man, the baseball legend and the quote machine. Over the course of his life, Berra -- born Lawrence Peter Berra on this very day in 1925 -- has come up with countless expressions and sayings, golden nuggets in the English vernacular that are still quoted today in movies and ev ... More >>
Big pics below.One clue that Carmelo Anthony might actually stay in Denver: He hasn't reduced the price of the house he's selling. But heis lightening his load, by selling a cherry '71 Chevelle on eBay to benefit his charity, just as bride LaLa Vazquez did last year with a pink SUV. Look belo ... More >>
Nothing made it to this level in 2011.Love it or hate, the Super Bowl crosses almost every cultural subgroup in the United States, and as befitting of such a massive national holiday, it also inspires new pop-culture touch points. From Mean Joe Green to Betty White, from Janet Jackson's wardr ... More >>
Tim Tebow.It seems that Tim Tebow is everywhere these days. But one place he wasn't, apparently, was on one knee in front of New York Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher's girlfriend, proposing on his behalf. The claim popped up on Swisher's Wikipedia page -- and his reaction when he heard about ... More >>
Ubaldo Jimenez.Ubaldo Jimenez held the American League scoreless during the two innings he spent on the mound at last night's All-Star game, contributing to the National League's first win since the outcome established home-field advantage in the World Series. Still, Jimenez was far from fla ... More >>
George Steinbrenner.New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, who died today, was among the most colorful characters in all of sports -- so much so that the satire of him perpetrated by the folks at Seinfeld sometimes seemed less loony than the genuine item. But did you know Steinbrenner a ... More >>
You'll find plenty of veggie options inside those doors.Most vegetarians remember the days when attending a ball game meant subsisting on popcorn and peanuts -- not bad as snacks go, but let's be honest: Peanuts are no substitute for a ballpark dog. Since 2002, People for the Ethical Treatmen ... More >>
A Flickr photoArmando Galarrago got jobbed.Last night, Detroit's Armando Galarraga got screwed out of a perfect game when umpire Jim Joyce mistakenly called a runner safe with two outs in the ninth. Had Joyce, who's admitted his error, seen straight, Gallaraga would have joined an extremely ... More >>
A sign of times gone by.News that the old Pig 'N Whistle restaurant on West Colfax burned down this morning couldn't help leaving Eddie "Punch" Bohn with mixed emotions. After all, Punch's dad, Eddie Bohn, was the man who turned the site into a Denver landmark for the lion's share of the Twen ... More >>
Christian Finnegan keeps comedy indie.
Blake Street Tavern offers a haven for Patriots fans.
Back in the saddle again.
There is a limit to freedom of speech for this hockey scribe.
While Lil' Ricci's stumbles, Anthony's shows pizza lovers The Way.