I've been living in a 24-hour accessible world for the majority of my life. Even when Denver felt much smaller and small town-ish back in the '90s ( though it wasn't, really) I remember being able to go the grocery store at any hour, get gas at any hour and do a lot of other things in the middle of ... More >>
Wisconsin's Jason Hetke may be our latest nominee as Schmuck of the Week, but his story contains no shortage of other candidates. That's because after he was busted for neglect and more in the wake of his teen daughter getting sick on pot candy he bought legally in Colorado, law enforcers and the me ... More >>
When it comes to playing the music industry game, sometimes it is easiest to take the industry out of the picture altogether and do it yourself. This is the ethos behind GravesEnd Records, a self-proclaimed old-school punk label started in 2009 by a musician and Colorado transplant who goes by the s ... More >>
In the basement of his ranch-style home in the Welshire neighborhood of South Denver, Greg Daniels is putting the final touches on the merchandise for his band Glass Hits' final show. It's Friday morning and the show at Eslinger Gallery for the Underground Music Showcase (UMS) is just hours away. ... More >>
Aspen socialites and crime aren't usually synonymous -- but two recent high-profile cases are exceptions. We recently reported about the shocking murder of Nancy Pfister, whose parents founded the Buttermilk ski area. And now, Pamela Phillips, a high roller who called Aspen home as recently as 2008 ... More >>
Exhumed (due at Denver Black Sky this Saturday, December 14, at the Gothic Theatre) started in San Jose, California when Matt Harvey, the band's sole original member, was just fifteen years old. Rather than following the trends of the genre at the time, Exhumed has remained faithful to the older ten ... More >>
Steve Redzikowski Acorn 3350 Brighton Boulevard 720-542-3721 denveracorn.com Oak at Fourteenth 1400 Pearl Street, Boulder 303-444-3622 oakatfourteenth.com This is part two of my interview with Steve Redzikowski, exec chef of Acorn and Oak at Fourteenth; the first part of my one-on-one with Redziko ... More >>
Steve Redzikowski Acorn 3350 Brighton Boulevard 720-542-3721 denveracorn.com Oak at Fourteenth 1400 Pearl Street, Boulder 303-444-3622 oakatfourteenth.com This is part one of my interview with Steve Redzikowski, exec chef of Acorn and Oak at Fourteenth; part two of my one-on-one with Redzikowski w ... More >>
Master luthier Scott Baxendale lives in Athens, Georgia, these days, but he still has Denver on his mind. In fact, he says has plans to move back here. Right now, though, the gifted guitar maker and former Colfax Guitar Shop owner has his hands full in Athens, between running his latest guitar shop, ... More >>
CardHub.com has come up with its summer 2013 list of the best and worst travel cities, and Denver finished first in the domestic category when it comes to the combo of inexpensive flights, short travel times to popular destinations and accessibility, both logistically and financially. The methodolog ... More >>
The judge in the James Holmes case has unsealed an arrest affidavit and several search warrants in the case. Among the details revealed by these documents -- that psychiatrist Lynne Fenton reported to a police officer in June that Holmes made "homicidal statements" and "threatened and harassed her; ... More >>
Just checked in with the Boulder Police Department, and spokeswoman Kim Kobel tells us there have been no arrests or new developments regarding the investigation into a bizarre robbery at the Dandelion Dispensary, a Boulder marijuana shop. But at least the Dandelion has reopened after an extensive ... More >>
"New York City is the culinary mecca of our country, if not the world," declares Hosea Rosenberg. "It's a place like no other, where ingredients and techniques of every conceivable style congregate. It's where the best chefs on the planet come to shine." See also: - The Denver FIVE culinary stars w ... More >>
For years, medical marijuana opponents have argued that MMJ is being diverted for illicit recreational purposes, with industry advocates countering that there's no proof of such claims. There is now, says Tom Gorman, director of the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area. A new report ... More >>
While we were ushering in the New Year with friends, family and booze, several Denver restaurants were closing their doors. Over the weekend, Pearl Street Grill, India's Pearl and OTOTO all shuttered; after fifteen years in its Park Meadows location, California Cafe quietly closed; and in what could ... More >>
Today, 36 clergy affixed their names to a paid ad and open letter to Village Voice and the classified ad site Backpage.com. The full page ad was published in the New York Times. The religious coalition demanded that we close down our legal, adult classifieds.
Lori MidsonIt's not all doom and gloom in Cherry Creek North if you're a restaurant. Despite the fact that Argyll and Toast have both called it quits -- Argyll closed on Sunday and will reopen next year in the Baker neighborhood and Toast shuttered three weeks ago -- it's clear that not ever ... More >>
When most people envision the future, they probably think about the awesome products we'll have to make our lives easier, but author Greg Lindsay is more concerned about how those products get to us. It's no secret most manufacturing has moved overseas, and with that move, a global economy ha ... More >>
The website for Green Garden Spa in Edgewater promises "Total Satisfaction" -- and the U.S. Attorney's Office believes that pledge extended to happy endings. Michelle Schramm, 55, surrendered to authorities following a grand jury indictment accusing her of using Green Garden and two other spa ... More >>
Stuck somewhere between being a grow supply store and a medical marijuana dispensary, the Ballpark Holistic Dispensary is having a slight identity crisis.
If you haven't seen the footage from earlier this month when Brandon Lloyd took a few extra steps out of bounds after a catch and sent a Cardinals cheerleader scrambling, stop reading immediately and click through to the .gif below. It's great -- one of those rare unscripted, uncontrolled NFL ... More >>
What an appealing hiding place.The publishers of Penthouse pride themselves on bringing ecstasy to their readers. But usually not the powdered kind. Justin Feinberg, 23, had other ideas. He tried to ship eight packets of ecstasy out of state in the pages of a Penthouse -- a brilliant scheme ... More >>
Would you like those steroids shipped two-day or overnight?Thomas Bader, a Colorado Springs pharmacist, was found guilty today of 31 counts related to importing and distributing anabolic steroids and Chinese human growth hormones. Twenty-three of those counts were for distributing the juice t ... More >>
These babies could cost you more before long.Governor Bill Ritter's proposal to place a sales tax on candy and soda is far from sweet according to Rick Enstrom, an owner of Grand Junction-based Enstrom's, one of the state's most venerable candy companies. Enstrom is scheduled to testify abou ... More >>
I'm going to miss breakfast burritos. I'm going to miss all breakfast burritos -- the good ones, the bad ones, the great ones and every one in between. But most of all, I'm going to miss the breakfast burritos from the Santiago's location on Leetsdale Avenue, which I consider to be my home ... More >>
When Vaux ended its ten-year run a couple years back, it was a sad day for fans, a group which includes plenty of folks here at Westword. If you're one of those folks and are still having a hard time filling that Vaux-shaped hole in your heart, here's a chance to get some memorabilia direct f ... More >>
Photo: KMBC-TV, Kansas CityYesterday afternoon, the members of Savage Henry and Chris Blochinger from Potcheen Folk Band were involved in a bus accident in Lee Summit, Missouri. According to Samantha Hanson, Savage Henry's booking agent and former manager, the band, who was in between dates on a six ... More >>
Amy Herdy as she appeared in the Pakistani press. The blog Denver Post and 9News vet Amy Herdy's Journalistic Mission to Pakistan provides an overview of a trip to Islamabad recently completed by Herdy, who currently serves as the advisor for The Campus Press, the daily online news source for the ... More >>
Caught in an Internet con, courtesy FedEx.
Papa, don't preach.
The talented tongue of Atmosphere goes to work.
Mystery and memory shine upon those with their Hearts in the right places.
Tom Hanks grows up and delivers an adult romance with Cast Away.
What women -- and men -- want is a better movie than this.
Short-Term Memories (Endearing Records)
Demi Moore gives less in this split-psyche romance.
Leo grins and bares it for The Beach.
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