Sriracha -- or cock sauce, as it's commonly called -- is that fiery red chile sauce that comes in the squeezy bottle with the green tip and the white picture of a rooster. It's also popular as hell right now, gracing the big-box grocery-chain aisles and the tables of fast-casual restaurants across t ... More >>
Colorado is a key swing state in the upcoming presidential election. In polls, Colorado looks like a toss-up between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, with leads shifting back and forth by the day -- and which way the vote ultimately goes here could decide the national outcome. By the numbers, though, t ... More >>
Bring it back home!Type "The Book of Mormon" into Google right now, and the first thing to come is the eponymous play by Matt Stone and Trey Parker, two Colorado boys who went on to become, we think it's fair to say at this point, the greatest satirists of a generation. From South Park to Tea ... More >>
It's gonna blow!Last weekend, the Denver Center Theatre Company's New Play Summit featured Great Wall Story, a play by Lloyd Suh based on the true story of how, in 1899, three Denver reporters came up with a hoax that the Great Wall of China was being torn down. It was quite a ruse, and it ca ... More >>
To borrow a line from Snoopy, it was a dark and stormy night and without any dinner, it was gonna be a hungry night, too. Ted and I were camping last weekend in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains just south of Canon City, in the middle of bear country, and all we had for sustenance was a mixed ... More >>
Photo by John JohnstonJessica Brakey, who was at the center of Julie Jargon's award-winning Air Force Academy feature.It's the time of the decade when we look back at the events that stood out from the more typical sound and fury of life in general. But a simple list of incidents doesn't rev ... More >>
If you're lucky (as Jefferson County Public School students are) and have a snow day today, you'll get the chance to watch some movies. But what are the best films for the occasion? We suggest flicks that make you glad to be warm inside instead of outside grappling with the elements -- like, for in ... More >>
Alfred Packer, enjoying a finger-lickin' good meal Good news for all those people hankering for unrealistic facsimiles of dead people: The Denver Wax Museum, which officially closed its doors circa 1981, lives on in an even stranger manner than the one displayed the grotesque operation's original 9 ... More >>
Get the skinny on The Thin Man. Okay, so the Looper and his bookworms wanted something "adventurous" for this year's One Book, One Denver. Like a mystery. So why not Dashiell Hammett's The Thin Man? Hammett, after all, is the dean of the American hardboiled private eye novel. As his admirer Raym ... More >>
Saturday September 29, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Since 2005 has hit the bricks, here's the final word on last year's finest discs.
The end is coming. Are you ready?
Rampaging bears! Rampaging Buffs! Criminals in the buff! It happened here... unfortunately.
Urban Eco-Adventure puts racers through heck
Before there was Kobe Bryant, there was Kobe, Colorado. Guess which one disappeared.
"Alferd Packer: Eat Your Heart Out", Lake City
The nurse, the cop, the yegg: Fate brought them together and claimed four lives. Then the newspapers stepped in, and things really got insane.
It's the Economy, Einstein!
October 2, 2003
From the week of August 21, 2003
Let the blame game begin!
After taking a tour of both L.A. and South Park, Toddy Walters rediscovers her musical muse.
Hot serial killers
Put Up Your Dukes
The unfiltered truth.
Westword's Guide to teh '96-'97 ski and snowboard season
The looniness of Colorado's long-distance runner.