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  • Blogs

    March 27, 2014

    How to ruin everyone's night at karaoke

    What'll it be this evening: pouring manure on your hated gym teacher's front door step and then urinating on it? Getting trashed and picking a fight with the bully who became the bouncer at whatever bar that Denny's restaurant turned into? Or maybe you could do something really wild, like go out an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2013

    Lorde at the Fillmore Auditorium, Sat. March 22

    Lorde, one of the hottest new pop acts to emerge in the past year, with a number-one single in "Royals," a tune which garnered four Grammy nominations, is making her way to Denver for a show at the Fillmore Auditorium on Satuday, March 22, as part of the native New Zealander teenager's debut sixteen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2013

    Will Johnson shares some stories in advance of the Denver Music Summit this weekend

    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 >>

  • News

    March 28, 2013
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    January 30, 2013

    John Oliver talks llamas, Ray Lewis and the greatness that is Herman Cain

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Jo Koy on the presidential election, sleep apnea and Chelsea Handler's benevolence

    You probably know him best from his weekly appearances on E!'s Chelsea Lately, where host Chelsea Handler frequently questions his sexual orientation and capitalizes on stereotypes related to his Asian-American heritage. But Jo Koy isn't just a basic-cable punching bag. He's been climbing his way up ... More >>

  • News

    August 2, 2012
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    June 15, 2012

    Mike Coffman's birther-moment apologists can understand where he was coming from?

    Denver blog posts are happy simply to be nominated. Big Media's Jason Salzman wonders if Cory Gardner is justifying Mike Coffman's birther comments even as he praises him for apologizing about them. Purple Row's Rox Girl on the Oakland A's sweep of the Rockies (at home!), continuing the rain of ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    Colorado Rockies pitching staff blows leads like porn star Tori Black blows co-stars

    Among other talents, porn star Tori Black is known for, well, blowing, as evidenced by her win in the Best Oral Sex Scene category at the 2011 AVN Awards. As such, she'd fit in perfectly on the Colorado Rockies pitching staff, which is also expert at blowing...leads, as happened again in an agonizin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    That's a Clown Question, Bro: Nationals' Bryce Harper gets a Denver beer

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    Colorado Rockies kick off interleague play -- as if anyone could get excited about the Mariners

    Denver blog posts root, root, root for the home team. Purple Row's Bryan Kirkpatrick notes that interleague play for the season pits the Rocks against the "offensively inept" Seattle Mariners. Hope they stay that way. Denver Infill's Rick Anstey checks in with the 100th update on Union Station con ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 17, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Why Jamie Moyer isn't a Baltimore Oriole

    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 >>

  • News

    May 3, 2012
  • Music

    April 5, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    Five worst American bands playing Irish music

    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 >>

  • Film

    September 22, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Ubaldo Jimenez making Rockies look bad in first outings with Cleveland Indians

    Ubaldo Jimenez.​The Rockies won't know how they made out on the Ubaldo Jimenez trade until next year at the earliest. But based on Jimenez's first two starts with the Cleveland Indians, especially last night's gem, Colorado could be feeling some seller's remorse.

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Top 10 sports stars who pissed us off by leaving Colorado

    Ubaldo Jimenez.​This weekend, Ubaldo Jimenez, the greatest pitcher in Colorado Rockies history, is expected to make his first start for the Cleveland Indians. Which got us to thinking: What pro athletes who left Colorado teams either by choice or force have been most painful for local fans to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Hey. Bro. Sports: That hideous summer

    Damn you, Dinger!​Every day we edge closer to the hideous sports wasteland that is mid-summer--when all we've got is baseball and other sports are nothing but arrests, rumors and deaths both hilarious and sad. So let's put off hiking, climbing and anything else outdoors, glue ourselves to our ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Take me out to the ballgame, or possibly a lecture about the ballgame

    ​Given that the only sports more American than baseball are truck-pulls and war, come spring, it's once again time to turn our attention to that most grueling contest of standing around with occasional bursts of activity. These days, actually, there are a lot of sports more in-line with the Am ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Carmelo Anthony selling Baltimore-themed car in Denver: Readying for big move? (PHOTOS)

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    Tim Tebow didn't propose for Yankees' Nick Swisher, no matter what Wikipedia says

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    George Steinbrenner almost bought the Colorado Rockies -- the other Colorado Rockies

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Coors Field ranks fifth on PETA's annual list of best ballpark food

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Worst blown calls in baseball history: Armando Galarraga's shoulda-been perfect game joins list

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    September 17, 2009
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    April 9, 2009
  • Blogs

    November 12, 2008

    The top five players the Colorado Rockies got rid of too soon -- not including Matt Holliday

    Where will Juan Pierre be listed? Thanks to the Colorado Rockies' decision to send Matt Holliday to the Oakland A's for three players who don't appear to equal the sum of his parts (see "Matt Holliday and the Rockies' Case of Premature Ejaculation" for details), fans will soon have to suffer throu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2008

    No Rockie road for the Rays

    Wouldn't you have liked to have one of these in 2007? What were you doing one year ago today? I certainly remember what I was up to -- frantically trying to buy tickets online to see the Boston Red Sox play the unlikely and amazing Colorado Rockies in their first-ever World Series. It was, of cou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2008

    Pastrami and egg salad make magic at Heidi's

    The happy couple. Heidi’s Brooklyn Deli 831 Colorado Boulevard (and numerous other locations) 303-355-6494 Bronx Bomber Egg salad and pastrami $6.99 Pastrami and Egg Salad. The words go together awkwardly like Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe, Lyle Lovett and Julia Roberts, Michael Jackson and Pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2008

    Broncos-Raiders Live Blog: Royal flushes Oakland DBs; Shanahan smacks Al

    Bronco Mike Leach talks with Raiders coach Lane Kiffin during pre-game. Against his better judgment, Joe Tone decided to live-blog last night's Broncos' season opener against the Raiders, officially sealing his revirgination and prompting his mother to start making room for him in the basement. He ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2008

    A really modest proposal for eliminating the infield dirt from football stadiums

    It's a dirty business. (Note: Joe Tone live blogged the snot out of last night's Broncos-Raiders game, and would love if someone actually read it.) As I watched the Broncos dismantle the Raiders last night, one recurring thought kept bull-dozing my mind: Who the shit is Eddie Royal and is he sti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2008

    Top Ten Ways to Motivate the Colorado Rockies

    In this June 25 blog, I expressed frustration after the Colorado Rockies lost two consecutive games to the freakin' Kansas City Royals immediately after taking just one of three games against the New York Mets at home. So imagine how I (and every other Rockies booster) felt after the Royals complete ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2008

    Colorado Rockies Gagging, Choking, Failing

    After the absolutely astonishing twists of fate that propelled the long-suffering Colorado Rockies into the 2007 World Series, I was filled with optimism that carried over into this season. But as the losses mounted and hints of the old ineptitude kept cropping up, I found myself musing about if and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2008

    Westword Gets Back to the Future

    The following are five reasons why Dr. Terry Grossman and Ray Kurzweil – subjects of this week’s cover story -- want to live forever (as taken from Kurzweil’s Wikipedia entry). A little creepy? Well, then read on for Westword’s preview of the WORLD OF TOMORROW and ten of our own reasons for ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 28, 2008
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    January 31, 2008

    Super Stoked

    Blake Street Tavern offers a haven for Patriots fans.

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2007

    This Day In Colorado Rockies History

    It's a strange day for Rockies fans. Our delegation to the House of Representatives in D.C., upon hearing that the Massachusetts delegation had introduced a resolution honoring the Boston Red Sox, decided they would draft their own touchy-feely, this-land-is-your-land-this-land-is-my-land, version o ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 8, 2007

    Atomic Cowboy

    Back in the saddle again.

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2007

    The Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News Cash in on the Rockies One More Time

    So... you thought you could pick up a daily newspaper in Denver and not see a Colorado Rockies story on the cover? Think again. On October 30, two days after the Rockies were bested in the World Series by the Boston Red Sox, the Rocky Mountain News and the Denver Post again published special World S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2007

    The Red Sox Are Right Where We Want 'Em

    Ah, yes, I remember now: that’s what it feels like to lose. It had been so long since the Rockies had dropped even one game – much less two in a row – I had forgotten the word for that queasy, tingling sensation that surfaces up from the top of the stomach and settles around the midsection of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2007

    Confessions of a Red Sox fan

    In this space yesterday, I vigorously defended my fellow Red Sox fans’ honor against unfounded snipes by over-eager Rockies fans. The Red Sox are not the evil empire, I argued. Sure, we get a little crazy, a little annoying, but that’s love and it’s beautiful. Don’t hate us because we’re b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2007

    Don't Cry For Me, Colorado

    I’m telling you right now, I’m not going to cry at the end of the World Series. No matter how it turns out. Sure, if the Rockies win I’ll be doing my silly celebration dance (which makes Jonathan Papelbon’s Riverdance look sane), and screaming wildly and jumping up and down on my bed. (I’m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2007

    Visions of the Rockies' Future

    Here’s my impression of you begging me to write a blog about the Colorado Rockies: Adam, everyone is writing so much about the Rockies we really want to hear your perspective! We remember you championing them in print long ago this season; also, we remember your many tales about supporting this t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2007

    Babeball Fandom 101

    To all those who’ve been rallying around the Rockies’ mythical performance, I have to hand it to you. Maybe even give you a pat on the head. Nice job. Really. You’re cute. You see, I’m a Red Sox fan. Not even a top-echelon fanatic; a minor devotee in the cult of Yawkey Way. But that still m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2007

    Please Don't Play the Jesus Card, Rockies

    The Colorado Rockies' current run is so beyond the hopes and dreams of even the most optimistic fan that it simultaneously inspires delight at the way events keep turning in the team's favor and fear that the slightest cosmic miscalculation will bring the whole crazy streak to a premature end. After ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2007

    The Colorado Rockies Lead the League -- in Sucking

    During the first several years following their April 1993 debut, the Colorado Rockies were the envy of Major League Baseball thanks to the incredible fan support they enjoyed. But less than a decade and a half later, the team has pissed away every last drop of that good will. The squad's May 20 loss ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2007

    Lost Red Sox

    I’m a Boston-born Red Sox fan. Feel my pain. I’m not in pain because of that whole “no World Series championship since 1918” thing. We all know that ended in 2004 during The Greatest Event in the History of the Universe. I’m in pain because I live in Denver, a far, dusty outpost in the g ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 23, 2003

    Bite Me

    Space Invaders

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