It's one thing to be a political musician, to point out the inherent wrongs of our social and political constructs from afar. Admirable as it is, it takes a truly special person to take a personal stake in perceived injustice and do something that goes beyond music. A couple days ago, Yasiin Bey ( ... More >>
#95 Mona Lucero For two decades, Mona Lucero has been making her mark on the Denver fashion scene with innovative design and a constant stream of new work. A former independent shop owner -- her store closed in late 2012 after a ten-year run -- the Westword MasterMind puts just as much effort into u ... More >>
Okay, so just when we thought we heard the last chords ring out for the year at Red Rocks comes word that the hills will once again be alive without the sound of music tomorrow night. There's another show slated for the Rocks, and this one's rather last minute and features a pair of acts supporting ... More >>
Last Thursday, Andy Guerrero had the kind of moment most Obama supporters will only ever experience in dreams: He met First Lady Michelle Obama in the radiant, well-toned flesh. He was, in fact, hugged and caressed by her. Guerrero was among the 3,100 people who waited more than four hours to see Ob ... More >>
While we've been mourning the untimely passing of Adam Yauch (aka MCA) of the Beastie Boys last week and reminiscing about the act's shows in Denver, we've learned that the musician/activist had pretty interesting ties to our city beyond playing here nearly a dozen times over the past two decades. B ... More >>
Looking for a new Facebook profile picture? Brooke Howell can help. Her company, *LoL* Caricature Company, celebrates its grand re-opening on the 16th Street Mall this weekend and for just $12, you can get a digital caricature (drawn on an iPad), e-mailed to you to use on social media sites, or howe ... More >>
Ietef Vita is an O.G.#97: Ietef Hotep Vita Words like "organic," "local" and "sustainable" may be so hot right now in the food world, but for Ietef Hotep Vita, they're family traditions. The son of noted organic gardener, poet and social justice advocate Ashara Ekundayo, Vita has forged his ... More >>
The Dalai Lama talks about 2012.Last week Westword published "Apocalypse No," an Off Limits piece on the 2012: The True Mayan Prophecy, a documentary recently released by PeaceJam founders Ivan Suvanjieff and Dawn Engle. In addition to the story, Westword presented the documentary in its enti ... More >>
Mark MangerRatna and Macchendra Shrestha at Nepal Cuisine.Jason Sheehan just reviewed Nepal Cuisine, where he found more than enough momo to keep him warm through these upcoming winter months. On momo alone, Nepal Cuisine easily ranks among the top ten Indian and Nepalese restaurants in the ... More >>
The five hand-painted guitars signed by ten Nobel Peace Prize winners that will be auctioned off on eBay today are truly for the man who has everything -- although "that's not true until they buy one of the guitars!," points out Ivan Suvanjieff, the founder of PeaceJam, the organization that ... More >>
Tenzin Zopa in an image from director Nati Barartz's "Unmistaken Child." Unmistaken Child, which opens tomorrow, June 26, at the Mayan Theatre, is a remarkable documentary about a fascinating ritual of Tibetan Buddhism: the search for a reincarnated master in the body of a child. Tenzin Zopa is cho ... More >>
If this chef is good enough for the Dalai Lama, hes good enough for you.
Starz FilmCenter in the Tivoli
Thought Equity Motion is using old footage in new revenue-generating ways.
Fast reviews of recent releases
Looking back at the Best of Denver.
Hmm. Would you rather live in Commerce City or KentuckyFriedCruelty.com?
Little meth house on the prairie.
Some very Nobel intentions pay off.
Go, Broncos! Promoting peace is serious business.
In just two months, change starts here. In Denver. No joke.
Look out, Cherry Hills: The world's coming to Denver.
Hopps rekindles the jazz flame.
The PeaceJam outreach continues in a new book.
PeaceJam scores two theatrical releases -- and kudos from Michael Moore.
Buddhist relics visit the West as part of a rare tour.
Sound Tribe Sector 9 is cheaper than therapy.
When the Bush administration does something worth protesting, La Mitzvah will be ready.
Harvesting a summer crop of local releases.
March 4 - 10, 1999
How a couple of "average, flawed people" are jammin' till the jam is through.