I've never had an interest in Screeching Weasel, as I don't listen to punk music that comes off like it was meant to be the soundtrack of a straight-to-video film about kids rollerblading in a shopping-mall parking garage. I listened to Boogadaboogadaboogada! a few times (primarily just so I could s ... More >>
Like a lot of newcomers, Jason Hicks was a bit flummoxed by his first visit to the Shadow Tree apartments last year. The complex, just a short stroll off East Colfax in Aurora, is home to a growing number of refugee families, relocated from places like Nepal and Burma and Somalia. It's a population ... More >>
Shoppers at the Colorado Mills Outlet Mall in Golden will soon have several new dining options to choose from: The food court is slated to open three new restaurants next month. See also: Jeff Osaka on ramen mania, his ramen pop-up and Osaka Ramen, his new restaurant
We'd both been to some pretty amazing comedy festival setups ranging from Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, Oregon to the now defunct HBO US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado and we both agreed that Denver deserved a truly sustainable festival that would be uniquely "Denver." We thought ... More >>
From Yves Saint Laurent's couture homages to Mondrian, Matisse and Braque to Yayoi Kusama's dotty collection and shop environments for Louis Vuitton, high fashion and fine art have long been entangled. It's a mutual admiration club you can wear on your body -- if you can afford it -- that raises the ... More >>
While previous summers have given comedy fans a handful of semi-decent shows to look forward to, this August is so packed with top-shelf talent that it's difficult to limit a list of the highlights to just ten shows. In the month ahead we have two female comedy duos, two local festivals, a bit of fo ... More >>
As the sun continues to heat up Denver, womenswear is heating up the streets. One of the bright spots we spotted this week was Lauren Jestes, a local technical writer and fashionista. Read on to discover her favorite accessories, where she shops, and who inspires her personal style. See also: - Wom ... More >>
It's ironic that nearly all the businesses mentioned when we named Tennyson Street the best neighborhood shopping district in 2011 have left the block or closed their doors (see the link below), including some that were strangled by prolonged street construction in the heart of the district. But now ... More >>
Sometimes getting caught for one crime leads to the discovery of other far-worse ones. That appears to be the case with Joel White, a youth soccer coach from Missouri. White was busted at the U.S. soccer team's World Cup-qualifying match at Dick's Sporting Goods Park for allegedly swiping jerseys a ... More >>
Some people look good even when they dress down. That is the case with health care worker Erin Orland, who says we spotted her on "an off day." Continue reading to discover her style mantra, what her favorite accessory is and how some "seedy people" have inspired her life, just not her fashion. Se ... More >>
It's been an exciting NBA regular season for a lot of reasons, including the Miami Heat's 27-game winning streak and the epic battle between Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant for the scoring title. But don't overlook the Denver Nuggets, who had one of the best season's in franchise history. The team ... More >>
The 2013 Best of Denver issue is on stands now, and in its 196 pages you'll find Westword's picks for the best people, places and services in Denver. Along the way, we asked you to nominate and then vote for your favorites online, via paper ballots and through text messages during a poll that lasted ... More >>
Fashion is never finished. For many, the new year signals the start of a cycle of goals dedicated to self-improvement and personal passions. One of those individuals is Erika Gamez, a student at the Metropolitan State University of Denver and a violinist whom we spotted in Writer Square because of h ... More >>
Resort 2 Kindness -- a nonprofit committed to making a difference through random acts of kindness -- will host Trucks for Pups, a food-truck gathering benefiting local dog-rescue centers, from 4 to 7 p.m. today in the parking lot of Petco at 8100 West Crestline Avenue in Littleton.
Our post about Rachel Maddow's takedown of Mike Coffman over his recent birther comments spurred lots of vituperative debate in the comments section. Here's the view of a reader who feels that laughing off Coffman's comments or dismissing him as a fringe character are the wrong tactics.
How much respect are the Nuggets getting going into the playoffs? Well, the NBA.com video recap of last night's key victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder (it's on view below) is dominated by great OKC plays, including Kevin Durant's epic posterizing of JaVale McGee. But if the Nugs can take care of ... More >>
How can Denver be in the playoffs and still be a national laughingstock? This morning, NPR opened a half-hour segment by noting that the Broncos have 120-1 odds against making the Super Bowl, with the host wryly noting that this fact probably won't prevent some Tim Tebow fans from betting on them. B ... More >>
Jim RiceLast week, Harvard law nerd John Cochran made what some are calling one of the biggest blindsides in Survivor history by switching allegiances to teammates of the former Upolu Tribe. The move didn't sit well with Denver dispensary owner Jim Rice, who called the rat-faced weasel a cowa ... More >>
Jim RiceAfter weeks of everyone deservedly picking on nerdy law student Cochran for being a scrawny weakling ginger that didn't contribute much of anything to the team (including this medical marijuana critic), he finally snapped like a freckled twig and completely changed the game for Denver ... More >>
PortisheadPortishead (due Thursday, October 27th, at 1stBank Center) wasn't the first band associated with the aesthetic of trip hop but it is the most commercially successful with major hits in the 1990s. The thing that made the band so remarkable was that the sound it crafted wasn't one tha ... More >>
Jim RiceLast week, Jim Rice ended up as the hero for his Savaii Tribe after pushing his team to victory in the elimination challenge. This week, though, the role of tribe savior was usurped by his team mate, veteran Ozzy.
Jim Rice.Last week on Survivor, we were given a glimpse at a potential power struggle in the Savaii Tribe orchestrated by dispensary owner Jim Rice. This week, his plan was put to the test and our local guy came out on top -- for now.
Tonight's episode of Survivor got off to a quick start for local medical marijuana dispensary owner Jim Rice, who crafted some pretty big shake-up moves for his tribe within the first two minutes of the episode. Even if it was just with powerless Harvard law nerd Cochran.
Even now, 62 years old in the church that is his second home, Reverend Larron Jackson can split his life easily into three separate metaphors. Those words, in turn, found their way into the title of his recent autobiography, The Ghetto, the Gridiron and the Gospel, a painfully honest if not quite te ... More >>
Jim RiceLast week, America was introduced to Jim Rice, former Wall Street suit-turned-poker player-turned-Denver medical marijuana dispensary owner. Jim Rice "survived." And while he quickly became somewhat of a focal point of that episode for causing waves, Rice played it cool this week and positi ... More >>
This is one. Nine more suggestions for that Tebow billboard are below.As if losing to the Oakland Raiders at home on the first Monday Night Football nightcap of the year wasn't enough humiliation, the Denver Broncos are a laughingstock again today in the sports world because of a plan by a gr ... More >>
Jim RicePosing in front of 20 pounds of marijuana got High Level Health/Discount Medical Marijuana owner Jim Rice on Survivor, but strategic moves and a bit of politicking kept him in in, at least through tonight's first episode.
Oh, yes. This year will be epic.Everyone's had their ass kicked at some point, whether in a Final Four pool or in a fantasy league, by the girl who couldn't care less about whatever sport the betting relates to and instead picks winners based on team colors, mascots or how her hair would look ... 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 >>
In many of the stories about the roof collapse at the Dallas Cowboys practice bubble over the weekend (seen vividly in the video above), special teams coach Joe DeCamillis is identified as the son-in-law of former Cowboys star Dan Reeves, as if that's his principal claim to fame. But if DeCamillis' ... More >>
The Bell Tower is the most talked-about building in Denver that's yet to be built. Ever since local real estate developer Buzz Geller proposed the strikingly angled 34-story condominium at the corner of Speer Boulevard and Market Street, folks have been buzzing about it -- some grumbling, while othe ... More >>
The Internet, unwieldy and nebulous as it may be, still has a number of defining characteristics. You can uncover trivial facts or basic information in just a few short moments. There’s the convenience of email, the power of search engines, social-networking capabilities, maps and directions, free ... More >>
A More Messages blog from January 30 includes an e-mail Q&A with Ward Churchill, who responded to a query about the dropping of charges against one of his supporters over an episode involving Boulder Daily Camera reporter Heath Urie. However, the final section of the communique was temporarily omitt ... More >>
In 1996, Westword published its thirteenth Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from Best Yuppie on a Harley (then-senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell, who posed for a Banana Republic ad) to the Best New Public Art (Mark di Suvero’s still-controversial “Lao Tzu”) ... More >>
Ah, 1995: a time when entire Best Of categories were devoted to the O.J. Simpson trial, Bernie Bickerstaff and Dikembe Mutombo were still dominating the sports pages, and Mel's Bar and Grill was still new. Check out the winners from our 1995 Best Of issue after the jump.
In 1994, Westword published its eleventh Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from Best Italian Restaurant (the brand-new Carmine’s on Penn) to Best Makeover (the renovated Herb’s Hideout) to Best New Arts Venue (the Bug, on Navajo Street) to Best News for Blue ... More >>
In 1985, Westword published its second Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from the Best Cheeseburger at My Brother’s Bar to the Best Bronco (John Elway, now in his second year with the team), to another future landmark, the Best Addition to the Skyline (Herbert ... More >>
As noted in this week's Message column, Don Howe could be the most aggressive radio executive in recent Denver broadcasting history -- and as a result, he's made plenty of enemies over the years. Among them is radio longtimer J.J. McKay, who co-hosted the morning show on rock-oldies outlet KOOL 105 ... More >>
Circa early 2006, J.J. McKay and Rick "The Coach" Marshall (seen in the foreground of the accompanying publicity shot) were mainstays of KOOL 105's s0-called Kool Morning Krew, and they were doing fine in the ratings. According to McKay, "We were number eight with adults from 25-54, number three for ... More >>