If you ever had any doubts about whether the Mile High City can be a little odd at times, they'll be dispelled by a visit to the Denver Is Strange tumblr. The address collects weird and wacky images from throughout the history of the city, many of them culled from the invaluable Denver Public Librar ... More >>
Jeff Campbell's one-man show, Who Killed Jigaboo Jones?, premieres tonight at work | space. Our Show & Tell blog spoke with Campbell about the show, and that piece focuses primarily on the production. We also caught up with Campbell, who's been a stalwart of the Colorado hip-hop scene for the better ... More >>
It's been a long wait, but RTD's spanking new West Rail Line officially opened to passengers this morning. Tomorrow, however, the parties begin, as the transit organization opens all of its rail lines up for free rides, with themed community celebrations, also free, scheduled at most of the new West ... More >>
Update: The tale of Evan Ebel, the man shot during a gun battle with law enforcers in Texas on Thursday (see our previous coverage below), seems to grow stranger with each passing day. Hours after Ebel was taken off life support, as evidence that he had killed both pizza-delivery man Nathan Leon and ... More >>
Last week I did something I'd never done before: I had lunch at Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar. It wasn't that I'd never been to an Applebee's before. I had, dozens of times, the visits usually consisting of me getting off work at a neighboring chain restaurant; ordering the biggest, medium- ... More >>
The Denver coroner has released the final homicide list for 2011 -- a somber roster with 47 names on it, ranging from the well-known (Kenia Monge, nineteen, slain by Travis Forbes) and boarder Brandon Sigalaf to individuals that may never have seen print until this post. Look below and page down to ... More >>
Graphic below.Update: The deceased man found in a car at 8th and Decatur in what was initially called a "suspicious death" -- a term that was later replaced by "homicide" -- has been identified as Manuel Amaro-Rojas, 24. And while he was involved in a crash, the impact didn't kill him. Instea ... More >>
Tuesday, November 2, Paramount Theatre, 303-830-8497.
Lori Midson Venue chef James Rugile Restaurant and chef semifinalists for the 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards were released this morning, which gives all the nominees exactly 32 days to chew on their success before the five finalists in each category are announced on Monday, March 22. The ... More >>
With an entire day devoted to the vast, ceremonious, celebration of love, it's quite easy to overlook President's Day. But while Valentine's Day gets all the press and glory (and presents!), we'd be completely remiss not to at least acknowledge the men who helped shape who we are today. Without pres ... More >>
Two weeks ago, the Denver dailies and TV newscasts were full of stories about an early Sunday morning shooting in LoDo -- only six blocks, or eight blocks, or ten blocks (depending on who was doing the counting) from where the Democratic National Convention will convene at the end of August. Would t ... More >>
This couple makes marriage seem cool.
Sufjan Stevens is a singer-songwriter who takes history personally.
Russia to Judgment
Royal Hilltop is a real neighborhood pub -- in a neighborhood that really needs one.
Astoria Restaurant brings you all the comforts of home -- and the homeland.
As the Denver Museum of Nature & Science looks to the future, employees worry that its original mission has been lost.
Offbeat Italian eatery is a perfect reflection of its surroundings.
As himself and Apostle, Jeff Campbell embodies two personas. Both of them want to write Denver's hip-hop gospel.
Ken Hamblin says he's a stranger in his hometown.
Westword's guide to the 1997-98 ski and snowboard season