The 3rd Annual Bringing Back the Arts music competition is this Sunday, March 16, at the Bluebird Theater. Admission is free. The competition is part of First Lady of Denver Mary Louise Lee's Bringing Back the Arts initiative, designed to bring greater attention to local artists and to encourage the ... More >>
Lately, the metro area has been the setting of several high-profile hit-and-runs, with suspects including an elderly man and an alleged street racer. The latest incident is a study in contrasts. A man was struck by two drivers: one who stuck around, the other -- eighteen-year-old Eliu Jiminez -- wh ... More >>
Marijuana addiction specialist Dr. Christian Thurstone conjured images like the one seen here when, earlier this week, he shared what he sees as evidence of weed users searching for bigger and bigger highs -- and added his fear that such people may soon turn to injecting THC, the active ingredient i ... More >>
As a member of the Amendment 64 task force who is deeply troubled by the possible repercussions of legalizing marijuana, as well as a central figure in the national anti-pot organization Project SAM, Dr. Christian Thurstone is controversial in the marijuana community. But he hasn't backed away from ... More >>
The Independence Institute's annual Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms party is "the most politically incorrect event of the year," as we tagged it years ago, and the tenth annual ATF event lived up to that billing Saturday even if it didn't make the news that the 2010 incarnation did -- when then-Senate ... More >>
Welcome to the weekend! Tonight at Red Rocks, the Avett Brothers kick off a two-night stand with City and Colour opening tonight and DeVotchKa opening tomorrow night. Also tonight, Thurston Moore visits the Larimer Lounge with his new quartet Chelsea Light Moving. Cory Branan at the Lions Lair, Eric ... More >>
This week's cover story, "Water World," takes a look at the river that runs through Denver: the South Platte. Two decades ago, then-Westword staffer Robin Chotzinoff wrote her own cover story (with Kenny Be illustrations) about the Platte, a true piece of immersion journalism. For "I Cover the Wate ... More >>
Big pics below.As Melanie Asmar's post about gay jokes at the Stock Show rodeo demonstrates, homophobia isn't exactly a thing of the past. But Patrick Burke, who's moderating "Invisible Athletes," a panel discussion about gay athletes at 6 p.m. tonight on the Denver University campus (details ... More >>
What St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction will look like after completing its "Century Project." In a report about efforts to control healthcare costs broadcast on National Public Radio this morning, Len Nichols, of the New America Foundation, an organization lobbying for reform in a wide array of ... More >>
Aisha Tyler suits up. Aisha Tyler may not be the complete package, but she comes a helluva closer than the average human. The Dartmouth grad's appeared in recurring roles on some of television's biggest hits, including Friends and 24, hosted Talk Soup back when that meant something, appeared in fil ... More >>
The March Madness predictions made by my daughter Lora and me proved to be much less than spot-on. We haven't heard the final results of our pool yet, but I'm certain we finished far out of the money. But both last two games in the NCAA men's and women's basketball season were satisfying to watch, e ... More >>
The March 18 blog "Our March Madness Predictions: A Prelude to Humiliation..." shared NCAA men's and women's basketball picks made by my daughter Lora and me, which fell short of flawless. True, we had Connecticut making it to the women's finals on Tuesday, but not Louisville, which surprised Oklaho ... More >>
The updates that have followed in the wake of the March 18 blog "Our March Madness Predictions: A Prelude to Humiliation...," which shared choices in the men's and women's NCAA basketball tournament made by my daughter Lora and me, have been grim at times. Last night, though, the news was better whe ... More >>
The women's NCAA basketball tournament bracket my daughter Lora and I shared in "Our March Madness Predictions: A Prelude to Humiliation..." have taken a pounding, and last night's pair of Elite Eight games didn't help -- not that they could have. Stanford beat Iowa State, but we had the Cardinal lo ... More >>
Louisville's late burst plowed under Kelli Griffin's Baylor squad. The women's NCAA basketball bracket put together by my daughter Lora and me isn't quite as calamitous as our men's picks, but close. The big blow: Baylor, which we designated to reach the finals, went dry late in the second half of ... More >>
Oh. My. God. The headline on the first blog about the NCAA men's and women's basketball tournament picks made by my daughter Lora and me -- "Our March Madness Predictions: A Prelude to Humiliation..." -- could hardly have been more prescient. Our 5-3 record last night in the second half of round two ... More >>
"Our March Madness Predictions: A Prelude to Humiliation...," published March 18, shared brackets assembled by me and my daughter, Lora, for both the men's and women's NCAA basketball tournaments -- and in an update posted yesterday, I noted that our women's picks had proven more accurate than the m ... More >>
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. That's a good thing from the perspective ... More >>
The Havana District has the lockdown on sweet nothings.
Havana Street showcases a smorgasbord of souped-up rides.
Fame is fleeting, and so is the fun here.
Hillary is not the first or last to be a crying shame.
Empty room, full stomach.
After thirty years, Squaw Pass is ready to make a comeback — as Echo Mountain Park.
Western State seeks to save its ski team with a dash for private cash.
Bill Daniels made a fortune bringing cable to the West. But would he agree with how his legacy is being spent?
Hard-court hardcores are held hostage by the season.
Stranded travelers get involved in nasty Business.
Professional snowboarder Chris Klug carves his way back to the top of the mountain.
As New Mexico's native son, Robert Mirabal is blurring the line between old and new worlds.
After a year on the Jefferson County bench, Brooke Jackson knows it can be a real hot seat.
April 29 - May 5, 1999
The ancient sounds of Huun-Huur Tu, the Throat Singers of Tuva.
Want to try Steve Goodman's postal job? There's nothing to it.