"Moving Ghost Town Tortoises," a new exhibit at the Aspen Art Museum, hasn't even launched yet. It's slated to debut on Saturday amid the unveiling of a new building at the facility. But it's making national and international headlines thanks to a petition claiming animal abuse as a result of the pr ... More >>
July marks the thirtieth anniversary of the release of Legend: The Best of Bob Marley and the Wailers, the compilation released after Marley's death that brought reggae to the forefront of rock-music popularity (read all about it in our current Bob Marley Backbeat feature). Marley fathered nearly as ... More >>
As Scott "Honey Badger" Gessler stepped away from another run for the Secretary of State seat in order to go for governor, Joe "I go by Joe" Neguse stepped into the race for that position, as the sole Democratic candidate. Neguse believes that young people should be as involved in the political proc ... More >>
For more than a year, Mark Antonation ate his way up Federal Boulevard. With that journey done, he'll now explore different cuisines from around the globe right here in metro Denver, one month at a time, in Ethniche. Driving to Aurora to eat Ethiopian cuisine seemed a little counter-intuitive, at l ... More >>
Denver, says Dean Simon, is prime culinary territory for a "markedly unique concept," in this case, a fast-casual, gourmet waffle sandwich shop that goes by the name of Bruxie, the "i" of which is roofed with black, red and yellow dots, the colors of which are representative of Belgium, home, of cou ... More >>
Yesterday, multiple Longmont residents dialed 911 after seeing a man hanging from a hot-air balloon. Shades of Balloon Boy! Turns out there was no reason to panic. The dude in question -- Boulder's Dan Vinson -- was taking part in a promotional video for a future Kickstarter campaign touting a fitn ... More >>
Ricky Padilla, founder of Brown Water Coffee, doesn't think his company's mission ends with serving good coffee. He also wants that coffee to support good works. See also: - Denver's ten top coffee shops for work productivity - Thump Coffee will start brewing in Capitol Hill in late August - Photos ... More >>
Bobby Grover's goal is to change the way the world thinks about coffee -- and in late August, he, along with his two partners, Zak Anderson and Jay Junkin, will do their best to make sure they succeed when they open Thump Coffee in Capitol Hill. "We're trying to educate people that coffee isn't this ... More >>
Last September, the family of Jimma Reat, a Sudanese immigrant who was killed after a 911 operator told him and his companions to return to Denver after they'd escaped a racially motivated attack, filed suit against the City of Denver. Since then, a judge issued a ruling that limited the scope of th ... More >>
To some Coloradans, the name Andrew Romanoff is synonymous with disappointment. After losing to incumbent Senator Micheal Bennet in a primary that attracted an almost unheard-of amount of attention, the ex-speaker of the Colorado House took a lower-profile job with the International Development Ente ... More >>
This Saturday, February 16, The Presser Foot, a sewing and quilting store in Longmont, will host a Sew Day for African Girls. Working with the nonprofit Empower Women In Africa, the store will provide all the materials and inspiration to create cloth menstrual pads -- and in the process help women i ... More >>
After a soft launch in October during Denver Startup Week, Galvanize has lured some of the areas best startup tech companies from their garages and basements with its "ecosystem" and coffee. Officially opened on February 1, Galvanize, the startup tech common workspace, has created an "ecosystem" cen ... More >>
Earlier this year, we told you about the tragic death of Jimma Reat, a Sudanese immigrant who was killed after a 911 operator told him and his companions to return to Denver after escaping a racially motivated attack. Now, his estate, among others, is suing the city over the incident, alleging that ... More >>
Like beer, marijuana and oxygen bars, Colorado has quickly developed a subculture of people who like to geek-out on coffee, enjoying the everyday beverage on a level far beyond the utilitarian purpose of a quick stimulant. "We're here to deliver more than just caffeine; that's just a perk," says Ali ... More >>
Where's the best place to find wild asses in Denver? If you guessed Shotgun Willie's, you're probably right. But we would have also accepted the Denver Zoo. Why's that? Because the zoo is now home to two 600-pound Somali wild asses named Kalifa and Kamowa. The two half-brothers recently arrived fro ... More >>
Weld County is launching a campaign to educate immigrants about the importance of reporting crimes to the police. "We want everyone to report crime, every time," Ken Buck, the Weld County district attorney, said today at a press conference in Greeley. That includes undocumented immigrants and refu ... More >>
Regis University in Denver is taking the lead on a program to teach online college courses in refugee camps in Malawi and Kenya, and in urban Syria. The four-year pilot project is called "Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins" and it aims to solve a stark problem: the dearth of higher educ ... 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 >>
After five years at Westword, I'm bidding you all adieu (at least for now). I'm taking a leave to work on the Humor Code, a book project in which I travel around the world with a humor professor in search of what makes things funny. Crazy? Yes. Foolhardy? Possibly. A damn good time? Definitel ... More >>
Lori Midson Valentino Ujkic Trattoria Stella 3201 East Colfax Avenue 303-320-8635 http://trattoriastella.squarespace.com This is part two of my interview with Valentino Ujkic , executive chef of Trattroria Stella. Part one of that interview ran yesterday. Favorite restaurant in America: K ... More >>
Andrew Romanoff's had one head-spinning year. Passed over by Governor Bill Ritter in his quest to be appointed to Ken Salazar's Senate seat, Romanoff snubbed any White House entreaties regarding a job in international development in order to take on Senate appointee Michael Bennet. But even ... More >>
Laura ShunkNovo Coffee sources and roasts some of our favorite coffee beans in town. Herb, Jake and Joe Brodsky (who went on to find Ninety Plus Coffee, a sourcing and distribution company), the father and sons behind the operation, spend a lot of time forging relationships, searching for be ... More >>
Joseph Brodsky's keen nose led him to one of the most expensive coffees around.In the 2006 Westword story "Pot of Gold," we detailed a strange expedition to the wilds of Ethiopia to find the fabled origins of the Geisha, one of the world's most celebrated and expensive coffees. Among the coff ... More >>
Keyru Mustafa Lolo is gone but not forgotten.One week ago today, shots rang out at 1150 North Syracuse Street, an apartment complex -- and shortly thereafter, Keyru Mustafa Lolo, 24, was dead. Given that Lolo was a recent immigrant from Ethiopia, his case might not have ordinarily been treate ... More >>
Justin Dillon. Musician Justin Dillon had never made a film before, but he felt he had to do something about the horrific reality of human trafficking. Thus was born Call Response, a part-documentary, part-concert film that opens Friday, October 10 at the Starz FilmCenter in the Tivoli Student U ... More >>
Find out how this Aurora native wailed her way into Beyonces band.
From the week of 12/21/2006
Foothills hosts a big ceramics show, while clay artist Tsehai Johnson takes a turn at +.
Are you a man or a mouse?
A Colorado dark horse boosts America's marathon hopes.
So Dope takes a different slant on the funnybone
Bruce Willis plays a noble brute in the African jungle.