The hot weather still hasn't broken, and much as we'd like, most of us can't take off and visit one of our top ten Colorado places to stay cool in a heat wave -- because we have to work. Fortunately, a lot of businesses in Colorado allow employees to dress casually and wear clothes that are appropr ... More >>
Sometimes flawless technique, inspired lyrics and a devoted fan base aren't enough. Sometimes you've gotta do something outlandish to step up your game and grab the world's attention. Some would say that getting on a stage and saying, "Hey! Watch what I'm doing!" might be considered attention-seekin ... More >>
At The ABCs of Death, showing now at the Sie FilmCenter, you're going to get the equivalent of horror tapas -- one short, punchy tale for each letter of the alphabet, each delivered by a current or rising star in the genre. It's a tasty appetizer that can serve as a meal in and of itself, but what i ... More >>
South Pole StationMore than two years past its original deadline, the National Science Foundation has finally awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin to handle the U.S. government's vast operations in Antarctica. The thirteen-year, $1.9 billion contract begins April 1 and its headquarters will ... More >>
Jake Norton, from Golden, CO, is attempting to climb the Triple Seven Summits -- the three highest peaks on each continent -- to raise money to support the Denver-based non-profit Water for PeopleJake Norton, a mountain climber from Golden, CO, is in Uganda this week to climb Mount Stanley's ... More >>
A Raw Youth
John E. LesterHome sweet home?McMurdo Station, one of three U.S. government-run research posts in Antarctica, is looking for a new executive chef. The requirements include a bachelor's degree, a culinary degree and seven years of experience, at least three of which are supervisory. Oh, and yo ... More >>
Tonight at the Denver Botanical Gardens, writer Amy Stewart will be presenting a history of killer plants of the very real variety. While that's all well and good, we prefer to keep our deadly botanical assassins in the realm of the fiction so we can still sleep through the night. Killer plan ... More >>
For the past twenty years, Denver has had a special connection to Antarctica, primarily because the firms that support the U.S. government's research there have operated here, training the hundreds of employees who spend up to a year on the continent. After spending time on "the Ice," however ... More >>
In years past, putting together a Best of Denver issue was like Sophie's Choice: In order to choose the favorite baby, all the rest of the babies had to die and then Meryl Streep killed herself. Now we have the vast internets and enough space to choose whatever we desire -- in your face, Nazi ... More >>
Arcade Fire's latest effort, The Suburbs, continues to dominate the local charts, claiming the top spots at Albums on the Hill, Twist & Shout and Wax Trax for the week ending August 15. Los Lobos' Tin Can Trust, released August 3 on Shout! Factory, performed well, as did Wolf Parade's Expo 86 ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" So whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>
Lori Midson Jon Emanuel, executive chef of Project Angel HeartThere are good chefs and chefs who do good: Jon Emanuel is both. During his career, the head cooker at Project Angel Heart has fed everyone from rocket scientists to garbage men, but his position at Project Angel Heart -- a Denver ... More >>
Lori Midson Jon Emanuel is tatted, hairy and proudAs part of an upcoming photo essay project spotlighting Denver restaurant pros whose tatts are as prevalent as their dissections, burns, blisters, knife slashes and stabs, we promised that we'd post some of the best ink on the Cafe Society bl ... More >>
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 Westword cover stories of the year.
Forget smartphones and robotic hamsters: The real hot gifts this holiday season are medical marijuana gizmos. There are a bunch of cutting-edge weed products being developed right here in Colorado. Check out a few of our favorites below. Think of it like a holiday gift guide for that specia ... More >>
As music critics -- and people who generally think about, talk about, listen to and make music -- the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to right now?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. For t ... More >>
Hello from McMurdo Station!In the 1980s, the only way for Antarcticans to communicate with loved ones back home was by writing letters (in the summer) or by making phone calls patched through by high-frequency radio. The radio didn't always work, however, and messages often had to be short. F ... More >>
Convergence is the name of the game in Dialog:City.
Gleaning lessons from the darkness, Herzog treks to Antarctica in Encounters at the End of the World.
Herzog on his acting career, Mike Tyson, and the hearts of men.
Disney parades its pooches through the frigid Eight Below.
GWAR marks its platinum year of gore.
This revolution will not be motorized.
Michael Winterbottom delivers the sex, and not much else.
The life of the emperor penguin isn't easy, but it might make yours seem better.
Colder Than Fargo's brittle compositions thrive in spite of the frozen terrain that frames them.
Cellar Door (Barsuk)
The 101 (The Self-Starter Foundation)
A photographer looks over the terrain of his adventurous career
Snowboarding pioneer is no powder puff
Shirley Henderson juggles a love triangle in the Midlands.
The Ground Zero Movement begins in the middle of the country. And that's just fine with this hip-hop crew.
How and where to get in the game.
Ernest Shackleton?s chilling heroics inspire a Boulder filmmaker.
Photography is a hot topic right now in the area.
Backbeat contributors reflect on the releases that helped them survive the year 2000.
Modest Mouse, the band that would be indie rock's king, navigates a major-label existence.