Although Denver diners are obsessed with green chile, red chile has its fans, too. As Gretchen Kurtz notes, "red chile has an even deeper, more intriguing flavor, as fruits and vegetables left to reach their fully ripe potential tend to do." She couldn't get the Curtis Park Creamery, which she recen ... More >>
Update: What a difference a year makes. Both Slam Nuba and the Denver Mercury Poetry Slam team went down in their semifinal rounds on Friday night, Slam Nuba in a sudden death slam-off against Da Poetry Lounge of Hollywood. Saturday Night's winner? Slam New Orleans.
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Like gay marriage, marijuana use and tattoos, public perception of female sex toys is not what it used to be. While male sex toys still weigh heavy on the shame scale, a female pleasure device is mostly seen as a cute novelty. Encountering one while snooping is comparable to finding a rutabaga in th ... More >>
Here's what's hot this week in music on the Front Range: On the concert front, new shows featuring the Avett Brothers, James Taylor, Blues Traveler and Gogol Bordello were announced; Gauntlet Hair, Hindershot and Fierce Bad Rabbit got spins on local radio; and recent albums from Van Halen, Dr. ... More >>
LOS CAMPESINOS! @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 1/31/12
Los Campesinos! is a band weathered by fine lines. By attending one of the Welsh septet's shows, you are, whether you know it or not, crossing one of your own in the sand. You are saying that you prefer precociousness to pretense, that you listen to blun ... More >>
The newest installment in the tale of Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City 2, has hit the big screen, bringing back old flames and calling into question her commitment to Mr. Big. Of course you have to see what happens, along with twelve of your closest girlfriends! And Kona Grill, at 3000 East ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Tomas Green/Beaver Creek.You know the summer festival season is upon us when Beaver Creek kicks off the high-country Blues, Brews & BBQ. That's only one of many culinary events to get you through Memorial Day; here's a sampling of what else is in store:
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Photo by Brian Kraft PhotographyUrbavore's Dilemma is an ongoing web series detailing city dwellers' commitment to urban homesteading. From May through September, Westword writer Joel Warner will get his hands dirty, covering everything from backyard chickens to front-lawn gardens, from green ... More >>
Legendary Tennessee coach Pat Summitt.
Although most fans who fill out brackets during NCAA basketball tournament season only focus on the men's teams, the contest through the Archdiocese of Denver that my daughter Lora and I have participated in during recent years gives the women equal billing. T ... More >>
This man hails from either Denver, Nashville, or the Hunk-O-Mania Striptease group.
Denver's abundance of sports teams, love of tools, and shunning of minivans and window treatments rank it among the country's five manliest cities, according to a study released this week by the makers of cheese-fi ... More >>
Art by Carlos Fresquez.
I’m a Denver native who snuck away for seven years to live in San Francisco until circumstances called me back. A lot of people thought I was plain out of my mind to come back here, where the culture just doesn’t engulf the city like that famous San Franciscan fog. B ... More >>