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  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    Vivan Doan spotted rocking a corset on the Auraria Campus

    Although spring in Denver runs hot and cold, the local street style is definitely heating up. We recently spotted a corset on campus, being rocked by none other than Vivan Doan, a student from Lafayette studying secondary education and English writing. Keep reading to learn her style icons, favorite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2014

    Photos: Top ten most sexually active U.S. cities, and where Denver finishes

    We recently stumbled across a vintage list of the ten most sexually active American cities assembled by Quality Health. Turns out Denver is very high among communities experiencing a happy ending, if you know what we mean. And we're pretty sure you do. Where did Denver finish? Look below to see t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    The seven best band tour documentaries

    The Black Lips are heading to Denver April 2 in support their new album Underneath The Rainbow and also a new documentary featuring their 2012 tour of that took them through Egypt, Cypress, Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates. Watching this rough yet intimate look at what it's like fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    Womenswear Wednesdays: Student and shift manager Ashley Tate on her Hepburn fashion

    On Capitol Hill, we often see a particular blend of fashion: part-professional, part-funky. This week on the Hill we spotted Einstein shift manager and college student Ashley Tate, referencing her style icon, Audrey Hepburn. Keep reading to learn where she shops, her favorite accessory and her style ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    Five cult classic horror movies inspired by books -- and available now!

    The entertainment industry, with its long-established allergy to new ideas, often mines the bestseller list for source material. Studios are more likely greenlight a scary story after it has been officially vetted by the reading public, and less likely to interfere with a proven earner. In horror ci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    The best metal shows in Denver in October

    SUN | DEICIDE at GOTHIC THEATER | 10/13/13 While many metal bands flirt with concepts and perceived aesthetics of Satanism, Deicide has championed a very anti-Christian stance. Deicide, formed in Tampa in 1987, has long been one of the pillars of death metal since releasing its self-titled 1990 debu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    Photos: Ten best cities for young grads -- and where Boulder places

    We all know folks from around the country who graduate from the University of Colorado at Boulder and then never leave town -- and it turns out this decision's a mighty good one according to Kiplinger, whose list of the ten best cities for grads prominently features the People's Republic. Count dow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    Five food gadgets and gimmicks that are impossible to resist

    Any food-nerd knows that it's almost impossible to keep up with every new culinary gadget or cool DIY kit -- but it's almost as tough to resist them. You contemplate giving up imported cheese or cartons of duck fat for a month just so you can buy some food-tastic item you really don't need -- but re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    Repertory Cinema Wishlist: Crossing Delancey

    Since the beginning of time -- or at least the beginning of cinema -- there have been chick flicks: three-hanky tear-jerkers and, conversely, romantic comedies. In honor of the Sie FilmCenter's new Hey Girl chick-flick series, debuting April 24 with Dirty Dancing -- which might just be the greatest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    Screw Fifty Shades; check out the kinky work of local authors Reggie and Kasi Alexander

    Forget about Fifty Shades of Grey. E.L. James' popular trio of "mommy porn" books are popular, but there was kinky romance before them -- and thank the various gods, there will be plenty after. Local Colorado authors Reggie and Kasi Alexander (two of the three subjects of this week's feature story, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    Boulder's Left Hand Books will close in April

    After 33 years, Boulder's Left Hand Books is closing its doors. Since it was founded in 1979, the bookstore has offered alternative books and periodicals by such noted authors such as Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky. According to Louise Knapp, a member of the bookstore collective, closing the store be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    Stoner MacGyver: Embur cordless/flameless lighter

    Now and then, companies send us medical marijuana-related products ranging from vaporizers to board games to books. We showcase them in our quasi-regular product review section, Stoner MacGyver. The latest? The Embur cordless ceramic lighter.

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    Ten best marijuana gifts of 2012

    It's been a big year for marijuana in the state of Colorado, and for a few stoners who've been nice this year, it's about to get even better. Have pot lovers on your list and no idea what stocking stuffers they'd like? Forget the malls. Forget even SkyMall. We've lined up the top ten must-haves for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    Three unlikely online wine clubs eager to quench your thirst

    It seems like everybody and their neighbor wants to be in the wine business. Last week, we spilled the juice on Denver-based Club W's first year in the monthly wine club business. While we found their edgy-cool offerings well worth the hype, as we did our research we couldn't help noticing that the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2012

    Stoner MacGyver marijuana book review: Super Charged

    Now and then, companies send us medical marijuana-related products ranging from vaporizers to board games to books. We showcase them in our quasi-regular product review section, Stoner MacGyver. The latest? Super Charged: How Outlaws, Hippies and Scientists Reinvented Marijuana

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    Top ten outmoded industries Colorado should lure after snagging Blockbuster

    If the last time you rented a movie from Blockbuster also happened to be the last time you watched an Eddie Murphy movie, you're not alone. But just in case you did feel like giving up Netflix, Hulu and Redbox, and rewinding that copy of Beverly Hills Cop III you borrowed in 1994, Colorado's got you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2011

    Denver Public Library now loaning out Kindle eBooks

    ​As counterintuitive as it might initially seem, if you own a Kindle or a device with the Kindle app (iOS, Android, PC, etc), you can now check out books from the Denver Public Library via its eMedia site. Yes, students, that includes CliffsNotes, if you've managed to seriously drop the ball o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    Will cloud storage help indie labels?

    ​We've already taken a look at the big three cloud services from Apple, Amazon and Google, but what does any of this mean to local bands and labels? With talk of Apple paying $100 million to the major labels for the rights to store content in the cloud and the launch of its paid service immine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Q&A: MoveOn Board President Eli Pariser on his new book, The Filter Bubble

    ​When we search for things on the Internet, a number of variables determine what we end up finding. Whether it's the configuration of our computers, the location, or our past search history, the information we get is filtered and changed to match our record. When these same algorithms start de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    How does Apple's iCloud compare to other cloud services? No streaming option, for starters.

    ​Yesterday, Apple described and semi-launched its newest service, iCloud, an online storage locker that will automatically sync all of your Apple devices together with music, apps and books purchased through the iTunes store. What does that mean, exactly? Well, we break it down and compare its ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Lady Gaga's Born This Way may go platinum, but it cost Amazon $3.18 million over two days

    Last Monday, Amazon decided to give away Lady Gaga's new album, Born This Way for just 99 cents. The sale was so popular it brought the site down, and so the site repeated the same promotion on Thursday. That's all well and good for cheapskate Gaga fans, but it reportedly ended up costing Amazon abo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Vote now to help local writer Gregory Hill win a book contract and a hefty advance

    Gregory Hill was also in a band called Six Months to Live.​A man with no sense of smell named Shakespeare Williams returns to his familial home on the eastern plains of Colorado to find his senile father living in filth and disarray and his finances even worse, and so he hatches a plan to rob ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    As the music industry circles the drain, Netflix tops torrents in traffic. When is the music industry going to catch up?

    ​Earlier this year, a report surfaced detailing current BitTorrent usage, with porn being the number one most torrented media and music sinking to a miserable 2.9 percent. Now, Sandvine company has detailed the biggest data hogs of the past year, and Netflix's streaming is on the top. When is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Grooveshark challenges Google and the music industry in a battle of legalities

    ​In case you haven't been paying attention, there are some heated battles going on in the digital space right now with regard to digital music distribution rights. Just three weeks ago, Amazon launched their cloud storage and streaming services much to the chagrin of the major labels. As we wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Amazon gives us the first big cloud, but the major labels want to take it away

    ​On Tuesday, Amazon surprised everyone by introducing Amazon Cloud Drive. Everyone was literally surprised, including the record labels, consumers, journalists -- nobody had a clue this was coming. In case you've missed it, Amazon Cloud Drive is an online file locker where you can store your f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2011

    Nielsen study shows off how people are consuming music

    ​Nielsen just dropped some stats about music consumer behavior that will probably make record labels a bit more nervous. The study uses a bunch of futuristic sounding terms like "hyper-fragmentation" and "digital natives," but when it boils down to it, reveals what we already know: People are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    Ask the Bartender: What cocktail tools make great gifts?

    ​Sean Kenyon knows how to pour out both drinks and advice. A third-generation bar man with almost 25 years behind the bar, he is a student of cocktail history, a United States Bartenders Guild-certified Spirits Professional and a BAR Ready graduate of the prestigious Beverage Alcohol Resource ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Philip Greaves: Amazon removes other titles by Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure author

    Philip Greaves.​A torrid blast of publicity hasn't exactly boosted sales for Pueblo author Philip R. Greaves II, whose e-book The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure: A Child-lover's Code of Conduct has drawn death threats and compelled Amazon to remove the book from its site. And now other ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    Would you pay $625 for a cookbook?

    ​A quick perusal of Amazon shows that Thomas Keller's French Laundry cookbook regularly costs $50, the same price Grant Achatz charges for Alinea at Home. Heston Blumenthal's larger volume of recipes, the Big Fat Duck, weighs in at a hefty $250. And Ferran Adria, of the soon-to-close molecular ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    Five ways to stave off an iTunes store monopoly

    ​ With the disintegration of Lala coming May 31st, we've been left with one less choice for downloading. Lala was one of the best digital music distributors in town, offering full album streaming and low prices for downloading. After the website was gobbled up by Apple in December of last ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    The 10 most popular Latest Word stories of 2009

    ​It's about damn time this year ended. But before it does, we're taking a look back at your favorite stories of 2009. Here, the ten most popular Latest Word stories of 2009.

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2009

    Hearsay Bits: Swollen Members tour bus munched, plus get all the 3OH!3 you Want today from Amazon.com for less than two bucks

    Dismembered: We're guessing that Swollen Members tour manager BJ smith and the three other crew guys he was traveling with earlier this week are no doubt breathing easy today after surviving a freak accident in Colorado Springs that could've been fatal. Smith and company were in the Springs makin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Five things you shouldn't be able to buy online, but can

    ​When we heard recently that Walmart has begun selling coffins online, our first reaction was stupefied disbelief. Really, Walmart? Coffins? Online? Aren't there some things that just shouldn't be sold online? Well, of course there are. But that doesn't mean they aren't sold online anyway. We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    Mason Tvert bamboozles his way onto the Amazon bestseller list

    Amazon.com is no match for Mr. Tvert.​Mason Tvert, executive director of SAFER (Safer Alternative For Enjoyable Recreation), which ran a successful 2005 campaign to legalize possession of up to one ounce of marijuana in Denver, has long been the merry prankster of Colorado weed activists -- a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, August 21 edition

    Roll out the barrel....​The line starts here. Today in Cafe Society: • Mountains of food and wine this weekend at the Mesa Verde Country Food, Wine and Art Festival. • Cherry Creek North Food and Wine Festival takes over Fillmore Plaza. • Mysteries of Sheehan's Desk: Day 8. • Andrews ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2009

    Meet with the web geniuses of Refresh Denver

    Tonight, Denver-area web designers and developers -- and anyone else interested in doing business online, including marketers, writers and mobile/wireless developers -- are meeting up at Casselman's, 2620 Walnut Street, for Refresh Denver's monthly meeting. Refresh Denver is the local chapter of R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    Denver-based Max3 launches artist-friendly digital distro with free beer

    The Photo Atlas and the Still City will be playing this Thursday night at the Marquis Theater. In itself, that might not seem so noteworthy. Sure, the Photo Atlas has been receiving some great national press lately, and the Still City is one of the best bands I haven't seen. What makes this show rea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    The economy sucks, so here are 570 free songs

    It's finds like this that make me glad I am a pathetic, house-bound loser who spends all his time surfing the Internet. The good folks at Amazon.com got into the MP3-selling business a while back. Not only are there formats better than the ridiculous iTunes formats (for example, no DRM, universally ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    Spoke-In-Wordz debuts new single on iTunes, Amazon

    It appears Spoke-In-Wordz will be pulling double duty this year. He's working on a solo album that he says is due by the end of the year. At the same time, he's also working on a new album as part of the group Infinite Mindz. But to give fans a taste of what's to come from him solo-wise, Spoke dropp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, February 13 issue

    Having a nice day, all you triskaidekaphobics? Today in Backbeat Online: • Aviano Coffee debuts anything-goes open mike tomorrow. • Fort Collins set to debut all-local music fest in April. • Spoke-In-Wordz debuts new single on iTunes, Amazon. Today in Cafe Society: • 231 Milwaukee back on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2008

    Book Buffs going out with style -- and big sale

    Nearing Book Buffs' last chapter. Like World War II veterans, used bookstores are getting harder to find -- especially stores with a quality inventory spanning classic and modern literature. With Amazon, eBay, AbeBooks and other online services offering a virtual clearinghouse of good reads, the w ... More >>

  • Music

    September 4, 2008
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    June 13, 2008
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    January 24, 2008

    Crossing Over

    Music has no borders.

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    September 13, 2007
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    July 23, 2007

    Wal-Mart Über Alles

    Why Wal-Mart Rules the Earth: Retail price of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: $34.99. Price at independent bookstore giant Tattered Cover: $29.99. Price at Borders outlet store in Castle Rock: $20.99 Price at online giant Amazon.com: $17.99 (plus shipping). Price at Wal-Mart in Castle Rock ... More >>

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    July 18, 2007
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    June 24, 2004

    An Open Book

    Will everyone in Boulder please get on the same page?

  • Best of Denver

    June 29, 2000

    Best local-music how-to

    Making a Living in Your Local Music Market: How to Survive and Prosper by Dick Weissman

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