As Westword's Ask the Bartender columnist, I've talked with many bartenders for Cafe Society's "Behind the Bar" series, posing numerous questions to Denver's top bartenders...and often receiving the same answers: "I love chartreuse," or "I'm really into smoked cocktails/barrel aging/bottled cocktail ... More >>
Last week, we introduced you to Colorado radio pastors Kevin Swanson and Dave Buehner, stars of the net's Generations Radio, who'd recently declared that due to the Democratic agenda, Colorado was becoming the worst possible hellhole on Planet Earth. Our source was Right Wing Watch, which has been k ... More >>
Warmer weather is back, so it's time to get out of the house and have some fun in Denver this weekend. From Doors Open Denver, which opens up dozens of historic buildings, to art openings and a cat show, there's plenty to do in this town for pennies. We've highlighted ten of the best events that cos ... More >>
After a huge cache of documents about child-sexual abusers went public last year, the Boy Scouts of America are under more scrutiny than ever to make sure adults working with kids don't have pervy intentions. So the organization can't be pleased about the arrest of Brian Robbins, a scout master for ... More >>
Our recent post about the Boy Scouts' release of its so-called perversion files (reports about hundreds of abusive Scout leaders and the like) focused on local offenders like Floyd Slusher, seen here. But one of our readers knows that not every perpetrator is named in the documents...from terrible p ... More >>
October brought Colorado some of the most horrific crimes in recent years, as well as accompanying images that are seared in our collective memory. But there were also plenty of unusual, strange or unsettling reports that may have gotten lost in the shuffle. See the twenty memorable mug shots they s ... More >>
Why brand the Boy Scouts of America as a collective schmuck after releasing files about volunteers and leaders banned from the organization after being accused of inappropriate actions (and, all too frequently, sexual abuse) against children? Because it took the BOA so unconscionably long to do so - ... More >>
The Boy Scouts of America have reaffirmed a ban of gays from participation as organization members or leaders. This move prompted the ACLU of Boulder to renew an old complaint over the Boulder Valley School District allowing scout groups to use its facilities at free or discounted rates despite its ... More >>
Dozens of teenage Explorers have been sexually abused by cops. Should the Scouts share the blame?
Fake terrorists will attack the Denver metro area tomorrow in what will be the largest emergency response exercise these parts have ever seen. Called Operation Mountain Guardian -- or OMG, for short -- it will include imaginary disasters at four locations: Park Meadows Mall, Smedley Elementa ... More >>
Enjoy Jar.A few weeks back, we reviewed the Enjoy Jar, a four-part herb container meant to keep your strains separated from one another. After the review, the folks at Enjoy sent us a few more for the office. Instead of hoarding them for ourselves, we figured that we'd offer them up to the de ... More >>
www.grassrootsorganica.comGrass Roots Organica sounds like the name of a noodle-dancing hippie jam band out of Boudler -- and as such, I've avoided it. But they were still around on July 1, so I figured it wasn't just another fly-by-night dispensary hoping to cash in before regulations shut i ... More >>
The CELL: The Center for Empowered Living and Learning, the super-creepy Denver terrorism museum, has a new name. Now it's The CELL: The Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab, which makes it no less super creepy.
The study of neighbors through their lawn decorations... Photo by Kenny Be Figure 64. Fort Logan: An eagle-eyed watch over a tiny gravestone dedicated to those who gave. At Fort Logan National Cemetery, veterans, Boy Scouts, Auxillary wives and Senator Michael Bennet will observe this week ... More >>
Michael Alan McDougall smirked before making his chilling statement.Littleton's Michael Alan McDougall didn't hide from the lights and lenses of TV cameras after being accused of murdering his pregnant wife, Jennifer, in a Houston suburb by shooting her in the abdomen -- nor did he dodge the ... More >>
Gone fishin'?As soon as Brandon Marshall signed the Broncos' tender offer yesterday, his trade went from being theoretical to a virtual certainty. Moreover, it became clear the Broncos had at last abandoned the idea that they'd get a first-round pick for BM's services -- something obvious to ... More >>
It's well known an this point that Jay-Z (appearing tonight at the Pepsi Center with Sound Tribe Sector 9, Trey Songz and Young Jeezy) has 99 problems, and a bitch, most certainly, ain't one. Curiously, though, until now, no one's really taken a hard look at just what Hova's 99 problems are ... More >>
Saturday, November 28, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
"It's a Norman Rockwell scene," Ted Haggard told the reporters gathered outside his Colorado Spring home last night, where the New Life Church founder and disgraced minister was about to start his first, off-the-record prayer meeting. "It's a 'Kumbaya' moment." A Norman Rockwell scene? Only ... More >>
CORE New Art Space member Mark Penner-Howell will celebrate his second show in the CORE fold with the debut today of Too Big to Fail: Handsome Paintings for Ugly Times, a sophomore display of his big, bright paintings satirizing popular culture (we wrote about his freshman show last year). Reminis ... More >>
Lord save us. News that Colorado Springs' Focus on the Familiy is eliminating 202 jobs -- the biggest single cut in the ministry's history -- naturally raised the question of whether Focus reps would lay the blame at Barack Obama's door. After all, prior to the November 4 vote, Focus published ... More >>
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THESE HISTORY BUFFS PLAYED AT RE-CREATING THE OLD WEST--BUT THIS GUNSHOT WAS ALL TOO REAL.ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST THEY WANTED TO RESURRECT THE PAST. INSTEAD, THEY GOT A THOROUGHLY MODERN LAWSUIT.