The West is not a place," Jack A. "Papa" Weil, the founder of Rockmount Ranch Wear, was fond of saying. "It's a state of mind." Jack A. entered that state for good in 1928, when the then-27-year-old salesman for Paris Garters drove his brand-new Chrysler Roadster across the plains from Memphis to o ... More >>
With the booming Denver housing market and the influx of hipsters struggling to find meaning in a culture built on a bedrock of irony and flippant fashion, visiting Brooklyn -- ground zero for vacuous aesthetes -- is like looking into a crystal ball and seeing the future Queen City of the Plains. C ... More >>
In Capitol Hill, proximity is everything. It's why the King Soopers there might have the tiniest, most frustrating jam of a parking lot in the city, but remains -- a top shopping destination. Just down the block, there's a video store called Videotique, a similarly cramped but popular spot for Cap H ... More >>
For whatever reason, you'll notice that this Saturday night, aside from the second night of STS9's two-night stand at the Fillmore, there aren't too many must-see shows. This is mere speculation on our part, but we're guessing that might have something to do with a certain sporting event taking plac ... More >>
In the over half a decade LoDo's Rockmount Ranch Wear has been in business, the company has had the time to brush elbows with quite a few celebrities. Stars like Elvis, Bob Dylan, and David Bowie have all been seen sporting Rockmount's unique brand of western wear, which will be the subject o ... More >>
This week's cover story, "Special Delivery," tells the story of Indra Lusero, a home-birth-mom-turned-lawyer who has thrust herself into a legislative battle between midwives and doctors. After giving birth at home with a midwife eight years ago, Lusero became an advocate for the age-old pro ... More >>
The National Western Stock Show may have acknowledged that Brokeback Mountain jokes at the rodeo were offensive. But not all of our readers agree -- including one whose reference to a certain savior prompts a well-aimed shot at PC sensibilities.
Update: The spokeswoman for the stock show has responded to our post and acknowledged that mistakes were made. See her comments below our original item. I was sitting in the stands of the rodeo at the National Western Stock Show on Saturday night, watching men wrestle steer to the ground, wh ... More >>
Hipster or cowboy? You decide.When Westword staff writer Melanie Asmar called out the announcer and rodeo clown at the National Western Stock Show Rodeo yesterday for using Brokeback Mountain references to make gay jokes (personally, I'm more offended they haven't updated their material since ... More >>
Thursday, January 13, Fox Theatre, 303-443-3399; Friday, January 14, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497.
Heath Ledger will be remembered for several of his movies, no doubt -- his turn in Brokeback Mountain catapulted him into the stratosphere of stardom, to be sure. But the role for which he might most be remembered is his last: that of the Joker in the upcoming Batman: Dark Knight, opening on July 18 ... More >>
Fresh City Life fashion faces West.
You won't be able to quit this Oscar party.
The Grizzly Rose lays it on the line.