Last month, we interviewed DU law professor Kris McDaniel-Miccio about a lawsuit in Adams County challenging Colorado's ban on same-sex marriages. It's a matter with which she has more than a professional interest: She and her wife, Nan McDaniel, are among the plaintiffs in the case. Now, Judge C. ... More >>
Music is life -- or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon, now. Sharing is caring. Don't ... More >>
Just Like Us, Helen Thorpe's bestselling book, was a variation on "Head of the Class," a 2004 Westword cover story that followed Pablo, a West High student whose grades and high school activities made him an ideal candidate for college, except for one hitch: Pablo was illegal. For the book, though, ... More >>
#42: Cora Vette Cora Vette, aka Reyna Von Vette, is larger than life, with a big sassy voice, a ribald sense of humor and a sparkly way with a needle and thread, which all come in handy when she tackles her many roles as a burlesque-show hostess-with-the-mostest, costume-maker and show-tune belter. ... More >>
MANO LE TOUGH @ NORAD | SAT, 9/28/13 Mano Le Tough is a Berlin-based artist whose output ranges from sweeping, atmospheric house soundscapes to a more minalist slant on the techno side of things, with mechanical beats and melodies that evoke what you might hear if robots could write melancholy love ... More >>
BLKHRTS (MIXTAPE RELEASE) @ MARQUIS | SAT, 7/27/13 BLKHRTS have crafted an utterly riveting hybrid sound that centers on retro-futuristic production that is both unique and progressive. Live, the crew brings an unbridled energy that's as ferocious as Onyx, as primal as Body Count and as frenzied and ... More >>
BLOND:ISH @ NORAD | FRI, 6/28/13 Blond:ish is proof that you can't judge a book by its cover. DJs Anstascia and Vivie-Ann might superficially resemble a dozen interchangeable, pretty blonde club spinners who seem more invested in their hairdressers than their record collections, but the hair and fun ... More >>
AUTHOR @ CERVANTES' MASTERPIECE BALLROOM | SAT, 6/8/13 As Author, Jack Sparrow and Ruckspin -- two dubstep producers that hail from the U.K. -- produce haunting melodies and captivating rhythms layered with just the right amount of glitchy bass and distortion. The result is totally worth hearing liv ... More >>
A work constantly in progress, the Crochet Coral Reef is an installation of ten textile pieces at the Denver Art Museum, part of its summer exhibition, Spun: Adventures In Textiles. Through the project's Denver Satellite Reef, museum visitors have a chance to contribute to the installation directly, ... More >>
BONOBO @ OGDEN THEATRE | FRI, 4/26/13 Simon Green's Bonobo project has taken chilled-out downtempo on a meandering journey through complex syncopation, sweeping strings and heavy bass lines since 1999, when he released the single "Terrapin" on the Tru Thoughts label. Since then, Green has created fo ... More >>
When I first encountered poet Seth Brady Tucker a few months ago, it was in the course of writing about the Words Beyond Bars Project, a book club for lifers at the Limon state prison. Tucker had visited the group and shared with them how he'd learned to love poetry -- both reading and writing it -- ... More >>
SUB.MISSION ANNIVERSARY @ BOPPO! | SAT, 4/6/13 Sub.mission knows dubstep, and to mark another year of its devotion to the true sound, Nicole Cacciavillano and her crew are hosting a real U.K. underground-style throwdown with V.I.V.E.K., who performed at last year's party. He's set to perform alongsi ... More >>
RAY OKPARA @ BETA | FRI, 3/22/13 Unlike most DJs out of Germany, Ray Okpara leans more toward the house end of the tech-house spectrum -- and that's to the benefit of his legions of fans all over the world, because Okpara has polished a streamlined, minimal-leaning version that's still overflowing w ... More >>
TINI @ NORAD | SAT, 2/23/13 tINI holds down residencies in Ibiza, London and other high-profile cities all over the world as well as in her native Germany; despite her name, she's clearly a force to be reckoned with. Then again, her moniker is just as likely a nod to her minimalist techno vibe as it ... More >>
If you feel like dancing this week, boy have you come to the right place. There's a unreal number of enticing options, and we've got the full rundown for you, from Alex Celler and Kill the Noise tonight at Beta to EOTO tomorrow night at the Fillmore, Tone of Arc and much, much more. The Dance Card i ... More >>
Not only did USA Today just name Denver one the best beer capitals in the world -- the whole fucking WORLD, y'all! -- but the internationally distributed daily newspaper also gave a shout-out to Patty's Chile Beer, named, of course, for Westword founder and editor Patty Calhoun, who likes things spi ... More >>
While Big Gigantic's sold-out show tomorrow night at Red Rocks is probably the most high profile show in town this weekend, there's plenty of other dance music and otherwise bustling nightlife to enjoy this weekend. From the shooting superstar Laura Jones to Designer Drugs at Bar Standard, the Dance ... More >>
Food news is as varied as the food you're served at restaurants. Some weeks our plate is filled with educational articles about science and technology, stories of new and exciting eats and drinks, and industry exposes that give us all something to gossip about by the office water coolers. Other week ... More >>
It's the weekend! As always, there's no shortage of things to get into. If you're looking to twirl and whirl like a dervish all over the city, you've come to the right place. We've got the drop on the hottest dance music and parties going down, from the return of the DMCs and The Skinny Dip tonight ... More >>
Much has been made of the politically incorrect sin of appropriating a culture that is not your own. From the blackface minstrel shows of the 19th Century to the hippies finding sacred Native American beads and headbands to be some pretty groovy threads, Americans have been tripping over the cultura ... More >>
Finding an Irish soundtrack for a St. Patrick's Day celebration doesn't take a lot of exhaustive research. Generic "Best of Ireland" compilations abound in outlet stores, on iTunes and even on racks in gas stations, collections that feature anonymous artists playing generic versions of traditional C ... More >>
Lori MidsonIt's with a heavy, heavy heart that we bring you the tragic news that Noel Cunningham, the beloved chef/owner of Strings, passed away unexpectedly yesterday afternoon at 62, leaving behind his wife, Tammy, and their twin daughters. Born in Dublin in 1949, Cunningham, an unapolog ... More >>
While U2 frontman Bono said "The Fly," the first single from Achtung Baby, was "the sound of four men chopping down The Joshua Tree," it could easily be applied to the entire album, which was released on November 19, 1991. Achtung Baby is a document of the band, almost on the verge of breaki ... More >>
St. Paddy's Day isn't until next Thursday, but already, Fadó Irish Pub and Restaurant, the behemoth Irish-themed watering hole, roughly the size of Dublin, is gearing up to paint the town green -- starting with your bald head.
Spiderman: Much better at saving the world than Bono.Bono recently took time out of his busy touring schedule to save his investment opportunity, Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark -- a Broadway musical boasting tunes written by the investor himself, daredevil scenes of amazing acrobatics and, acco ... More >>
They Might Be Giants, Guggenheim Grotto Thursday, November 5 Gothic Theater Better than: Seeing an expertly executed live show that didn't include sock puppets. They Might Be Giants couldn't stick to one sound during their appearance at the Gothic on Thursday night. The band's show, which nearly ... More >>
There will be grub!
Of the many contributions of the Irish to world culture—from colcannon and those silly snap-brim tweed hats of which my father is so fond to the music of the Pogues and the films of Jim Sheridan—I don’t think anyone would argue with my saying that whiskey is the best. There’s an old Hiberni ... More >>
The Afters Never Going Back to OK EP INO Records 01:10-01:55 of “Never Going Back to OK” Wow, the chorus is actually “Never Going Back to OK,” I figured it was just going to be one of those titles that didn’t really have any relation to the actual song (there is even one of those numbskul ... More >>
Bike messengers ride fast and they ride alone, which is why an effort to organize them has hit the skids.
It’s weird how you people out there think. I mean, I can write the worst, most scurrilous things about some beloved local vegetarian restaurant and you let it go by without comment. I can pen a fawning crush note to some rinky-dink taqueria and if I hear anything from the other side of the curta ... More >>
Screw the Bull
Area shoppers give in to the power of cheese.
The Celtic Tavern may be a great bar. Unfortunately, it wants to be a restaurant, too.
New gallery highlights the work of disabled artists.