Yesterday, we highlighted amazing tweets using the hashtag #JeffcoSchoolBoardHistory -- funny and pointed responses to the controversy over a Jefferson County School Board proposal to emphasize patriotism and downplay civil disorder in the American history curriculum. Since then, Twitter has explode ... More >>
Back in April, when representatives of the Republican National Committee were touring Denver to determine if it would make a good location for the 2016 GOP convention, we came up with a list of ten alternative Denver places to take them -- including the city's dankest corner and the newly remodeled ... More >>
We're building up to our annual Best of Denver issue, and we need your help. Click to nominate your faves for Best of Denver 2014 in our readers poll. As you'll see, the poll includes our most popular categories in food, music, nightlife and more. But which are the toughtest to win two years in a r ... More >>
Michael Floorwax is a radio survivor. Since 1990, Floorwax (real name: Michael Steinke) and his longtime partner, Rick Lewis, have made up one of the metro area's most prominent radio tandems via their morning show at classic-rock outlet 103.5 The Fox. In addition, the pair anchor the Groove Hawgs, ... More >>
Last month, we shared a post about Denver's top twelve tourist attractions based on attendance, as calculated by Visit Denver. But what about those places that are well worth checking out but aren't nearly as well known as Red Rocks and the 16th Street Mall? Visit Denver's Denver.org site features ... More >>
Comic-Con has been packing in talent and fans alike in San Diego all weekend. Liz Ohanesian is covering the action for our media; here's the first of her reports. Ben Blacker had just arrived at San Diego Comic-Con when we met. The writer was preparing for a whirlwind of events surrounding Thrillin ... More >>
Police in states bordering Colorado have been on the lookout for drivers with Colorado plates, making traffic stops for minor infractions in hopes of busting illegal marijuana shipments coming from the Centennial State. And they've been successful, too, with arrests reports from assorted states freq ... More >>
Last year we shared a collection of the goofiest Facebook photos by Denver TV personalities. But there's been plenty of social-media silliness since then, with assorted anchors, reporters and weather forecasters from 9News, 7News, CBS4 and Fox31/CW2 proving that serious journalism can't get in the w ... More >>
CardHub.com has come up with its summer 2013 list of the best and worst travel cities, and Denver finished first in the domestic category when it comes to the combo of inexpensive flights, short travel times to popular destinations and accessibility, both logistically and financially. The methodolog ... More >>
For the first time in the thirty-year history of Westword's Best of Denver, we've split the Best of Denver Readers' Poll into two rounds, giving you the chance to look at the leading vote-getters and then vote again for your favorite shops and services in metro Denver. And the results of the first r ... More >>
Bessie Coleman may not be a household name like Amelia Earhart -- but she should be. As the first black woman to get her pilot's license -- in 1921, before Earhart was in the air -- Coleman is the subject of the new zine series Mocha Chocolata Mamma, by Marya Errin Jones, performance artist and foun ... More >>
Big photos below.Even though Facebook is great for sharing oddball photos, many Denver TV personalities aren't interested in playing. Either they don't have a page, or they maintain one that's purposefully dull. But here are some sample shots from folks in the spotlight who aren't afraid to ... More >>
Lori MidsonI had a perfectly lovely Thanksgiving with my dysfunctional family, but it was nothing like the pre-Thanksgiving feast that Jorel Pierce, the executive chef of Euclid Hall, along with his sous, Josh Prater, prepared last Wednesday for a 9News segment. Pierce, along with 9News met ... More >>
Video below.Today's Boulder Daily Camera features an article in which University of Colorado ethnic studies professor Darryl Maeda calls a Fox Sports report about CU and Utah joining the Pac-12 conference "demeaning" to Asians. But the newspaper didn't really need to seek out an expert to mak ... More >>
Amelia Earhart's Gold Bug Kissel. When I visited the Forney Museum of Transportation yesterday, the opening day for the Phenomenal Ford Falcon exhibition, I took an eight-year-old boy with me because no one is tougher to keep entertained. Upon leaving he turned to me and said, "That place was ... More >>
Dan Savage.The mainstream love for Dan Savage, our longtime sex columnist, continues apace. Patricia Calhoun recently noted Savage's appearance in Time magazine -- and last night, he got the Nightline treatment. Even better: While the segment highlighted his brilliant It Gets Better campaign ... More >>
Amelia?Update below: Jay Leno's "Jaywalking" routine features man- and woman-on-the-street interviews with alleged morons -- but one recent clip makes him look like a bigger dope than the woman he portrays as a brainless chump. That's because her reference to Amelia Earhart as a 9News persona ... More >>
Bailey Ferguson is hard at work in the world of art and design, trying her hand at any and all media. She's been a painter's assistant, a design intern, a freelance painter and chalk board artist, and she's currently a member of the Pirate Contemporary Art Co-op, a photographer, a letterpress ... 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 >>
Art takes to the road at the Forney Museum.
In Kit Kittredge, all it takes to cure the Depression is a Little Miss Sunshine.
Sahara has no reason to exist -- until you see who made it.
Tongue of a Bird is weighed down by symbolism.
After spearheading the post-punk revival, GoGoGo Airheart is still on its own island.
From kitty cut-ups to an airline named Ted, this was one oddball year.
Weary Denver computer programmer Thom Lancy dreams of retracing the Kon-tiki expedition to the South Seas.