I'm a staunch opponent of Chuck E. Cheese -- of any eatertainment children's trap (Casa Bonita gets a pass, obviously) that gets its kicks by encouraging kids to behave like flying monkeys on amphetamines. And I've never been a proponent of restaurants that have a "special" play area just f ... More >>
Even their logo looks like it tastes bad...I hate Domino's Pizza. Seriously loathe it in a way that ought to be reserved for the hating only of living things, not branded corporate entities. I hate it so much that when one of its commercials comes up on TV, I always turn away and give it th ... More >>
Yesterday, Robert Ray was sentenced to death in connection with the 2005 murders of Javad Marshall-Fields and his fiancee, Vivian Wolfe -- a verdict that duplicated the one previously given to Ray's accomplice, Sir Mario Owens. The ruling brings the population of Colorado's death row to ... More >>
I love Chuck E. Cheese's, but not for the reasons you might think.Several years ago, when my now nine-year-old son was still enamored of cheap carnival games, shitty pizza raked with rubber cheese and wasting quarters in the gumball machines, he was a certified Chuck E. Cheese fan.It all ... More >>
The cover of USA Weekend's March 15 edition.
It costs a pretty penny to collect the news that's an intrinsic part of the word "newspaper" -- but the paper itself is mighty expensive, too. That's why oodles of publications, including Westword, have reduced their physical size in recent years -- and ... More >>
Though the pub quiz is rumored to have been invented by the Egyptians shortly after they invented beer, the sport has only recently achieved the kind of worldwide status accorded to other top sports, like soccer, baseball and beer pong. And it is here, in Denver, where the top teams come to compet ... More >>