We hope your long weekend was as full of smoked meats and assorted outdoor activities as ours was. And now we're back and ready to talk about Denver concerts some more. Obviously the selections are a little lighter in this week's show round-up given that we lost a day. But there are still plenty o ... More >>
If you take a closer look, underneath layers of paint and decades of additions, there are gorgeous mid-century modern commercial structures along Colfax Avenue that have a story to tell. A sordid past is part of what makes the country's longest main street fascinating to some, but for Bill Marino an ... More >>
Rory Donovan has known fellow Peach Street Distillers co-founders Bill Graham and Dave Thibodeau since they were making beer in Graham's kitchen and starting up Ska Brewing. Donovan and Graham talked whiskey-making for years, looking at all manner of still plans -- like one they found on the Interne ... More >>
"All the single dudes put up your phone. Now all the single ladies put up your phone. Turn to the nearest person with a phone up. Now type in your phone number. Now you have something to do after this." That was Chuck D, talking from the Doritos Main Stage. Or at least I think it was Chuck D. I wa ... More >>
Earlier this month, eighteen-year-old Christian Valdez was killed by a California Highway Patrol officer following a high speed chase. California authorities subsequently portrayed the incident as a "suicide by cop" that ended the life of a dangerous prison escapee. But Valdez's father disputes tha ... More >>
Strange but true: The local media has all but ignored a police chase and shootout in California that left one Colorado prison escapee dead and another one in custody. Why? Perhaps because Christian Valdez, who was killed, and Jose Herrera, back behind bars, were juveniles when they were imprisoned - ... More >>
It's official: 2011 was a record-busting year in the oil industry, with the five largest companies -- BP, ExxonMobil, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, and Royal Dutch Shell -- reporting all-time-high profits of $137 billion. That's a 75 percent jump from the year before, even though the giants produc ... More >>
I know, I know. There are lots of other folks out there struggling to make ends meet, unsung worker drones subsisting on sweatshop wages. But let's face it: Doug Lamborn is underpaid. I'm not talking about his base salary of $174,000 as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. That's standar ... More >>
Sean Kenyon knows how to pour out both drinks and advice. A third-generation bar man with almost 25 years behind the bar, he is a student of cocktail history, a United States Bartenders Guild-certified Spirits Professional and a BAR Ready graduate of the prestigious Beverage Alcohol Resource ... More >>
John JohnstonBobby MaxwellThe Department of the Interior's Office of Natural Resources Revenue recently announced that Shell Oil and related companies have agreed to pay the goverment $2.2 million to resolve claims that the companies underpaid royalties from natural gas wells on federal and I ... More >>
Shawn Merriman.Shawn Merriman, aka the Mormon Madoff, pleaded guilty to mail fraud in December 2009, earning a twelve-year sentence for Ponzi scheming that allowed him to amass an amazing collection of classic cars and more. This Saturday, Merriman's playthings go on the block. The photos of ... More >>
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Jon SolomonThe Pogues Friday, October 23, 2009Ogden TheatreBetter than: expected. Much better. "Sorry it's taken us awhile to get here," guitarist Philip Chevron said during the Pogues' first show ever in Denver. "Almost thirty years in fact, but we finally got here." But holy Jesus, the epic two ... More >>
While this week's preview of the Pogues' show this Friday at the Ogden Theatre only scratched the surface of our interview with guitarist Philip Chevron, who also talked at length about Just Look Them Straight In The Eye And Say... Pogue Mahone!!, the five-disc box set of b-sides, outtakes, live ... More >>
Meet the Insane fans who united Denver's hatchet-wielding, Faygo-loving family.
Westword reporter went to Haiti for his recent feature story "The Social Conscience of a Missionary." Be sure to check back in for the next few days as he recounts his personal journey through the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Slide Show It was our first morning in Haiti and the do-go ... More >>
In 1992, Westword published its ninth Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from Best Last Stand (the Denver Zephyrs, about to be supplanted by the Colorado Rockies) to Best Bail Bondsman (Duane Chapman, before he became known as “Dog”) to Best — and Sometimes ... More >>
Rickie Lee rises
Belle and the Beast retells a love story
The bride says she married for love; her mother-in-law suspects it was money. The only person who can settle the dispute is dead.
From punk to folk, poetry to prose, Patrick Porter is a voice of unease.
This Boulder ballerina took a whack at the Big Whack theory -- and one of science's biggest mysteries.
Frank Lontine thought being in a gang would be cool. Now he's got plenty of time to think about why it isn't.
Jimy Murphy, the Kamikazi Kid, gets his act together.
There's plenty of fuel for lawsuits against gas companies.
Major gas companies are driving away independent operators, all in the name of greed.
The gas is cheap -- and according to dozens of Bradley Petroleum employees, so is the owner.
This was the year many Coloradans decided to play God -- and I'm not happy about it.
The state's oil and gas industry proves that the squeaky wheel gets the grease.
Two new books explode myths about the Crusade for Justice--and throw some stink bombs of their own.
From shooters to lawmakers to developers to environmentalists, prairie dogs are wagging everyone.
The Tarmints specialize in longtime local Kurt Ottoway's favorite flavors.
Dr. Stanley Biber has made 3,500 women--and 300 men.
A maker of "water filtration systems" for smokers gets more publicity than he bargained for.
Local Baptist preacher Acen Phillips has a passel of fancy cars and a devil of a history in court.
Does Texaco discriminate against blacks? Ask Roy Phillips, Denver's black Texaco owner.
The hills are alive... with generations of this fractious family.