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    September 22, 2014

    Five More Strange New Foods in all the Wrong Shapes, Colors and Textures

    There seems to be no end to the bizarre, weird, wild and wacky edible creations that pop up every day. Last week alone was rife with tales of wasabi toothpaste (technically not a food, but food-ish), some people who thought airline food was so loved it should be offered for home purchase, and a belo ... More >>

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    August 28, 2014

    Mile High's Hottest Budtenders and More Best of Denver 2014 Pot Winners

    Who are the Denver area's hottest male and female budtenders? That's just one of the important questions we consider in our latest Best of Denver edition. See the two winners and a slew of other marijuana-related (and sort-of-marijuana-related) tributes below, complete with photos and the original b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2014

    Second Helping: June 22-27

    This week in Cafe Society, Gretchen Kurtz visited El Chingon, where the relleno fell on the soft side, but almost everything else rose to the side of delicious. In this week's Chef and Tell, Jordan Wallace of Pizzeria Locale dishes on his hatred of calzones, studying cooking in Italy and more. Als ... More >>

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    April 11, 2014

    My six-week-old recognized a song I sang to him in utero

    The transportive power of music never ceases to amaze me. Whenever I hear the Verve's "Bitter Sweet Symphony," it's suddenly 1997 inside my head; I'm back in high school, daydreaming while sitting on my bedroom floor, and my little blue boombox's dial is tuned to my favorite radio station, which pla ... More >>

  • Music

    February 28, 2013

    Israel Vibration

    Saturday, March 2, Gothic Theatre, Englewood, 303-788-0984.

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    January 17, 2013

    Medical marijuana dispensary review: New Broadsterdam -- Herbal Alternatives in Denver

    It wasn't so much from paranoia as from years of conditioning. Walking into New Broadsterdam, I encountered a full-on police issue Harley Davidson with emblems still attached sitting in their front entryway. It almost made me turn around and run out the door and across South Broadway as fast as I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    James Iacino, president of Seattle Fish Company, opening the Corner House

    Even presidents, CEOs and owners need hobbies, distractions and sidekicks - and that includes James Iacino, the president of Seattle Fish Company, who, along with his buddy Scott Kinsey, will open Corner House, a java joint and bar, in late October, at 2240 Clay Street, in Jefferson Park.

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    April 19, 2012

    Reefer Mania: Boobs and bud rule Bar Standard for 4/20

    There are a lot of marijuana-related goings-on tomorrow, what with it being 4/20 and all, but this event looks like a definite hit. Burlycute, the burlesque production company run by Cora Vette (aka Reyna Von Vett), happens to be booked on the third Friday of every month at Bar Standard, and Vette a ... More >>

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    March 21, 2012
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    February 16, 2012
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    September 8, 2011


    Release From Fear

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    May 4, 2011

    Reader: Yelp is a "fake crock!"

    Cassandra KotnickBob Marley watches over 8 Rivers Cafe​Wanda James, who owns 8 Rivers Cafe with her chef/husband, Scott Durrah, isn't the only entrepreneur upset with the Yelp review filter. A couple of other restaurateurs have weighed in on Laura Shunk's story about her campaign against Yelp, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    In honor of Mother's Day this weekend: A list of the music world's top five hottest mamas

    ​Even though most of our moms aren't rock stars, some of them sure as hell seem like it. With their busy schedules and insane ability to multi-task, they deserve screaming fans and scads of cash. We know it's hard being just a suburban mom trying to juggle work and a family, so we got to think ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Avast! Ye Buccaneer Ball filled the DMNS Friday night

    ​The pirates were out in full force at Friday night's Buccaneer Ball at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science; attendees were playing the part enthusiastically, with about nineteen out of every twenty participants dressed in their best piratical finery. (Although some people seemed to confu ... More >>

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    February 3, 2011
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    August 2, 2010

    Michael Franti at Red Rocks captivates a sold-out crowd

    Michael Franti & Spearhead with Brett Dennen 7.31.10|Red Rocks Amphitheatre Since 1986, Michael Franti has been making music with a social conscience -- from his industrial punk days in the Beatnigs to the hip-hop leaning Disposable Heroes to his current (and most commercially successful) project ... More >>

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    June 16, 2010

    Film on the Rocks: Westley, Inigo and Fezzik bring down the house

    Freebird!​While scalpers weren't hawking The Princess Bride tickets for three or four times their $10 box office price - as they did on Craigslist for the Hangover last week - the Film on the Rocks movie did sell out Tuesday night. It was the second consecutive sellout for Film on the Rocks s ... More >>

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    June 14, 2010

    The Fray to release a covers album

    ​ It's been about a year and half since the Fray's last release, the self-titled follow-up to its double platinum debut, How to Save a Life. In between touring and writing songs for its next album, Denver's favorite power-ballad purveyors have been working on a cover album. We caught up with D ... More >>

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    March 18, 2010

    Mile Highs and Lows: Pride in Medicine

    ​As Colorado's medical-marijuana industry grows, marijuana dispensaries of all types and sizes are proliferating around the state. Some resemble swanky bars or sterile dentist offices; others feel like a dope dealer's college dorm room. To help keep them all straight, Westword will be offering ... More >>

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    February 10, 2010

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of February 8, 2010

    ​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. ... More >>

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    August 7, 2009

    Last Night: Rock the Bells at Red Rocks

    Aaron Thackeray​Rock the Bells 2009 Red Rocks Amphitheatre Thursday, August 6, 2009 Better than: ringtone rap, anything associated with Auto-Tune or listening to the self-proclaimed newly anointed "King of Pop," Kanye West, talk about himself endlessly. Since 2003, Rock the Bells has been the pre ... More >>

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    July 19, 2009

    Mile High Music Fest Live Reviews: Day One

    Aaron Thackeray See photos of Day One's fans on the slideshow page. It's here: The second edition of the Mile High Music Fest is underway, and our gaggle of writers and photogs are shvitzing their way around the grounds to bring you ongoing, as-close-to-live-as-my-fingers-allow coverage of Denver ... More >>

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    September 11, 2008
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    June 4, 2008

    Q&A With Hayes Carll

    Hayes Carll’s always been known as an animated performer – but these days, the description can be taken literally. In “Crystal Beach Memories,” a clip accessible at Will Ferrell’s site, he looks like the image above as he talks about his life and times – topics that domina ... More >>

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    April 24, 2008

    Feast Fantastic

    Arts and culture rule the Black Is…CultureFeast.

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    March 13, 2008

    Bhi Bhiman's Righteous Recipe

    Cookbook pairs sweet music with spicy lyrics.

  • Culture

    December 20, 2007

    Starting Now

    Theres more to see at the Museum of Contemporary Art/Denver than the building itself.

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    October 18, 2007

    Paolo Nutini

    Thursday, October 18, Paramount Theatre,

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    May 15, 2007
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    April 16, 2007

    Spearheaded Movement

    The sun was shining and the weather was sweet -- and Michael Franti's Bob Marley quotes didn't stop with the weather when he and Spearhead took the stage at Copper Mountain on Saturday for the final of three free concert weekends, part of the resort’s season ending Sunsation festivities. Franti ... More >>

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    December 14, 2006


    Music biopics Hollywood won't make.

  • Music

    June 15, 2006

    Westword Music Showcase 2006

    Be there or be square!

  • Dining

    May 25, 2006

    Caribbean Cuisine Plus More

    A move for the better.

  • Music

    January 26, 2006


    Saturday, January 28, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.

  • Music

    September 29, 2005

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

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    June 23, 2005

    RRAAHH Potential

    RRAAHH Foundashun shows what can be done when you have more talent than money.

  • Music

    July 29, 2004


    Saturday, July 31, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-2525.

  • Music

    December 27, 2001


    Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.

  • Music

    June 7, 2001

    Tony Rebel, Chaka Demus & Pliers, and Angie Angel

    Realms of Rebel, Help Them Lord, and Life (RAS Records)

  • Music

    December 24, 1998

    Year-End Close-Out

    We've got 1998's best albums in stock, but they're going fast.

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    August 20, 1998

    Blondy on Blondy

    Africa's Alpha Blondy speaks reggae's language.

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    February 5, 1998
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    August 7, 1997
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    March 6, 1997
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    February 13, 1997
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    March 7, 1996
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    February 29, 1996
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    November 16, 1994
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    January 19, 1994
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