Richard Glover Fooducopia 1939 East Kentucky Avenue 303-722-7838 fooducopia.com This is part two of my interview with Richard Glover, exec chef of Fooducopia; part one of our conversation ran yesterday. Your three favorite Denver restaurants other than your own: Pho 79 on Havana and Mississippi. ... More >>
No matter how the presidential candidates do in tonight's debate -- whether Mitt Romney continues to do his imitation of Bert on Sesame Street or Barack Obama trips over his teleprompter -- a clear winner has already emerged: The University of Denver.
When accepting the presidential nomination at the 2012 DNC in Charlotte tonight, Barack Obama will speak at the Time Warner Convention Center, a quick switch from the Bank of America stadium. The official reason for the move is weather, although conspiracy theorists have their own ideas, including t ... More >>
Our post about photographer Kim Sidwell, one of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the City of Denver for mass arrests during the 2008 Democratic National Convention spurred a comment from a participant in protests at the DNC and its Republican counterpart. She didn't like what she saw there ... More >>
The original "We'll Beat You Again" flyer.This week marks the one-year anniversary of the Democratic National Convention, an event that made Denver the center of the media universe for several unforgettable days. To mark the occasion, we'll be offering selected flashbacks of Westword coverage ... More >>
Allen Toussaint.This week marks the one-year anniversary of the Democratic National Convention, an event that made Denver the center of the media universe for several unforgettable days. To mark the occasion, we'll be offering selected flashbacks of Westword coverage. First up: An on-site cou ... More >>
In so many ways, the Democratic National Convention of last August seems like a dream, a dream that packed the streets and businesses of Denver, and sent images of this city around the world. Looking out the window now, I can barely make out the silhouette of Invesco Field at Mile High, where Barac ... More >>
Coming to a milk carton near you. In Denver City Councilman Charlie Brown's September newsletter, he reports that 38 of the SUVs and cars loaned by General Motors to the Democratic National Convention were missing a week after the event and cites Paul Lhevine, chief operating officer for the Denve ... More >>
As you might recall, the Democratic National Convention was in Denver last week, and police prepared for the event like they were readying for an invasion of Utah, loading up on high-tech video cameras, SWAT gear, pepper spray and lots of other super-cool shit. As you also might recall, they didn't ... More >>
Our section. Watching Barack Obama's Democratic National Convention acceptance speech made my family and I feel more than a mile high -- since we were in section 524, in Invesco Field's north end zone. Still, the view was okay -- much better than a lot of folks, who got stuck with much lousier sig ... More >>
NBC's David Gregory. During the Democratic National Convention, the back corridors of the Pepsi Center didn't only serve as a staging area for carefully planned "spontaneous" demonstrations. They also led to green rooms and dressing rooms for assorted media organizations -- and lucky thing. Over t ... More >>
At least the outside looks nice. After my success at getting into CNN's outside-the-Pepsi Center base of operations, I moved a hundred yards or so down the perimeter to Braun's Bar & Grill, which Fox News has taken over for the run of the Democratic National Convention. Unlike with CNN, Fox didn't ... More >>
The buses arrive -- at last. When it became clear that many of the people gathered outside the Pepsi Center on Tuesday evening might not make it inside in time for Hillary Clinton's big speech, Democratic National Convention personnel decided to allow anyone present who wasn't carrying oversized m ... More >>
State of confusion. In it's continuing effort to fill pages with nonsensical items about the Democratic National Convention, the Rocky Mountain News published "Obama Speech Forecast Still a Little Foggy," in which National Weather Service forecaster Mike Baker confirmed that Barack Obama's August ... More >>
Tom Morello. There are lots of events scheduled for Democratic National Convention week that could turn into clusterfucks -- but nothing seems likelier to degenerate into chaos than the ticket distribution for Rage Against the Machine's August 27 show at the Denver Colesium. Interested parties can ... More >>
In full bloom. Here's how you insure that your Denver Daisy is in blooming good health: You get it from professionals, already fully grown (or close enough). Earlier this summer, I reported on how my attempts to grow a Denver Daisy -- the special species designed to honor Denver's 150th birthday ... More >>
When the National Anthem is played, be sure to stand erect. The dailies' desperation to find new angles on the Democratic National Convention is already at a crisis level. A case in point is "Into Thin Air: DNC Visitors May Huff, Puff," published in the August 8 Denver Post. This jumbo spread -- w ... More >>
Yes, we've written about the Rocky Mountain News' "Civic Center Blues" before. Click here and here to read our previous protestations about what may be the most moronic and embarrassing series the tabloid has ever printed -- and if I'm forgetting something, praise be for selective memory. But we can ... More >>
Forget about the upcoming Democratic National Convention. Breakfast at Racines this morning was the real DPC -- Denver Power Convention. Chew on this! Over a single hour, our spy spotted the following lineup (not necessarily together): Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce honcho Joe Blake; Dem power- ... More >>
The mystery of Denver's diagonal crosswalks is straightened out.
The Art Students League of Denver raises its voice.
Today, Westword's blogs are like Mr. Creosote -- overstuffed and ready to erupt. Stand back, because you might get some on you. Scads of content about the astonishing Tillemann-Dick family, the subject of a feature article by Joel Warner, can be found in nearly every nook and cranny of the website ... More >>
Drinking at high altitude can be hazardous, as delegates to the Democratic National Convention could soon discover the hard way. As advance warning, convention organizers should enlist the poster child for high-altitude alcohol affliction: Susan Olsen, the child star who became Cindy Brady a few da ... More >>
So the Denver Police department wants the force in Colorado Springs to provide 58 officers for the Democratic National Convention. Yeah, that'll do it. Rest easy -- at least until the convention itself, when the cops will have their hands full even if the masses are well behaved. And if they're not ... More >>
The invasion of press from around the country and the globe for August's Democratic National Convention should offer up scares aplenty, with MSNBC contributing to more than its share of jolts. The network plans to set up anchors Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann in outdoor sets, not Pepsi Center bo ... More >>
On July 6, the New York Times published "Delays and Rising Costs for Convention Raise Worries for Democrats," a compendium of information and speculation about preparations for August's Democratic National Convention. A lot of the most embarrassing items in it surfaced previously in the Denver daili ... More >>
On April 25, Denver's mainstream media weighed in on syndicated yakker Rush Limbaugh's recent wisecrack about dreaming of riots in Denver at the time of August's Democratic National Convention. In the Denver Post's piece, for example, interview subjects included Glenn Spagnuolo, spokesman for Recrea ... More >>
When transcribing interviews, it's often helpful to the reader to note when either the inquisitor or the person answering the questions laughs - but not in the case of this Q&A with John Oliver, a British-born correspondent for The Daily Show, who visits Denver for two nights worth of standup gigs; ... More >>
Attention young political junkies! As the Democratic National Convention approaches, don’t think the big news networks will be the only ones peddling your political fix. MTV is looking to take over as the pusherman on the Gen Y electorate, and in Colorado, recent CU graduate Trevor Martin will be ... More >>
Give me Libertarians or give me debt! Or even better, Ice T or Mariska Hartigay! It'll be a party, party summer of 2008.
The show must go on.