Just 22 percent of Colorado law enforcement agencies and district attorneys complied with a new state law that requires them to submit reports about their contacts with students -- a number that the group Padres y Jovenes Unidos says is disappointing. The Smart School Discipline Law was passed in 20 ... More >>
All the Rage is a sequel to Martin Moran's first one-man play, The Tricky Part, which told the story of his molestation by a counselor at Colorado's Camp St. Malo when he was twelve -- a relationship that continued over three conflicted years. Moran, who'd grown up in Denver and graduated from Georg ... More >>
Last night, on the stage of George Washington High School, my kid received his certificate of continuation -- he's now a high schooler -- and to celebrate, we went out for a late Thai dinner, which sucked, so to compensate, I fed him his favorite breakfast: hot scones from a lovely neighborhood bake ... More >>
Everyone loves "Doll Parts." At least that's the song the comes up any time I speak about Hole to a non-Hole fan. I'm not complaining. "Doll Parts" is arguably a better point of reference for the band than the other common conversation piece regarding Hole, which is the comment that Courtney Love is ... More >>
THURS | CHICK COREA & BELA FLECK at NEWMAN CENTER | 1/16/14 Over the last five decades, the virtuosic pianist Chick Corea has delved into quite a few variations of jazz, as well as classical, and on his latest effort, The Vigil, he's reinvented himself again. His new band, also called the Vigil, is ... More >>
We recently put together a list of the top ten haunted Denver sites to visit on Friday the 13th -- Friday, September 13, to be precise. Now, the calendar has rolled around to the next spooky holiday: Halloween. And the ten places highlighted by Shadowlands.net, a website that purports to reveal hau ... More >>
What to do on Friday the 13th that doesn't involve donning a hockey mask and slashing horny teenagers to bits? We've got ten answers courtesy of Shadowlands.net, a website that purports to reveal haunted places across the country -- including plenty in Colorado. Below, see the top ten Denver haunts ... More >>
From 1993 to 1996, I carried a lunchbox as a purse. Now as an adult who carries what I call a Mary-Kate bag -- a black hole/abyss that holds keys, a liter of water, a wallet, various snacks, a change of clothes, a collection of Nora Ephron essays, a reporter's notebook, 700 pens and a ho-on-the-go k ... More >>
As of last year, there were more than 1,500 unsolved homicides in Colorado as tracked by Families of Homicide Victims and Missing Persons. On numerous entries, the group's website includes photos and personal stories of victims. Below are ten from the Denver area. See them below, arranged from the m ... More >>
Denver's graduation rate is on the rise. Statistics released today show that 56.1 percent of seniors graduated "on time" in the spring of 2011, as opposed to 51.8 percent in 2010. "On time" means they graduated four years after entering high school as freshmen. Meanwhile, the dropout rate stayed th ... More >>
Champions! Two students from Denver's George Washington High School are the best policy debaters in the National Forensic League, a super-competitive league whose champs usually hail from wealthy private prep schools. Sam Clark and Miles Owens, who graduated from GW this spring, are the first ... More >>
At the heart of the Washington Virginia Vale neighborhood sits the Four Mile House, the Denver landmark that served as a stage stop, wayside inn and tavern to travelers on the Cherokee Trail. Here, the big appetites of strangers have always been satisfied by the biggest of fruits...
Samantha Baker Ludacris, Carmelo Anthony, his wife, Lala Vasquez, and Sway Calloway from MTV surprised 1400 students at George Washington High School on Friday afternoon for the Get Schooled national challenge and tour, aimed at engaging students and their families to help improve high schoo ... More >>
Britt Chester SWOLLEN MEMBERS With Saigon • City Real • Prime Element 11.10.10 | Marquis Theatre Originally scheduled to take place the Summit Music Hall, last night's Swollen Members show was moved to the Marquis Theater. The dichotomy of confused Christian rock fans hoping to see Red ... More >>
Kenny McKinley.Broncos receiver Kenny McKinley was laid to rest yesterday (fortunately with no reported protests from members of Westboro Baptist Church) on the same day that Denver Public Schools publicly introduced its Signs of Suicide curriculum. The later event had been planned long befor ... More >>
Kenny McKinley.The death by suicide of Denver Bronco Kenny McKinley, whose funeral today may be protested by the Westboro Baptist Church, has brought new attention to the subject of suicide in general. In many ways, that's a good thing -- but it also has drawbacks according to Denver Public S ... More >>
The story of how the residents of a little village in World War II-era Vichy France harbored 400 Jewish refugee children from the Nazis already seems tailor-made for the big screen. But documentary filmmaker Lisa Gossels had the real inside story: Her father and uncle were among the children given r ... More >>
Just received word that Diane Reeves, a Denver native and four-time Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist, is slated to open the Colorado Senate's 67th general assembly. Tomorrow morning at 10 a.m., Reeves, a George Washington High School and University of Colorado alumna, will join Senate president Pe ... More >>
Ten Denver sports moments we'll remember (sometimes against our wishes) from 2008.10. The Birdman flies back into DenverReserve center and reformed party addict Chris "The Birdman" Anderson re-joined the Nuggets this year after a two-year suspension for an unspecified violation (cocaine). He's not t ... More >>
In 1994, Westword published its eleventh Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from Best Italian Restaurant (the brand-new Carmine’s on Penn) to Best Makeover (the renovated Herb’s Hideout) to Best New Arts Venue (the Bug, on Navajo Street) to Best News for Blue ... More >>
From the week of 6/14/2007
This crew delivers a straight shot of hip-hop.
Queenie and the Jester take a ride.
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From the week of May 22, 2003
A generation of Denver jazz stars has one thing in common: Neil Bridge.
Jeff Campbell's hip-hop classes are about reading, writing and rapping.
With her own star on the rise, Dianne Reeves honors Sarah Vaughan in a rare hometown concert.
A teacher at Thornton High School gets a lesson in social studies.
After her retarded daughter was sexually assaulted, a mother decided to teach DPS a lesson.
Their scoring may be high, but college basketball players' graduation rates are low.
This was the year many Coloradans decided to play God -- and I'm not happy about it.
Downtown architectural accomplishments are threatened by 'renovation'.
August 12 - 18, 1999
Reading, writing and arithmetic add up to money for Channel One.
Teacher Joseph C'de Baca says Denver's public schools are failing Hispanic students--by passing those who don't deserve it.
A southeast Denver neighborhood howls about a public-TV station's profit-making development proposal.
Weary Denver computer programmer Thom Lancy dreams of retracing the Kon-tiki expedition to the South Seas.
Long Before "Asteroid," moviemakers made their mark on Colorado. A guide to some high and low points.
The Denver Police Department acts like it has something to hide about its clash with students at Thomas Jefferson High School. It does.
Does Alvertis Simmons need to be so angry? He thinks so.
March madness comes to Denver.
UP IN WINDBLOWN CHEYENNE, SHANE SMITH CULTIVATES ALL KINDS OF LIVING THINGS--BANANAS, SWEET PEAS AND PEOPLE NO ONE ELSE WANTS.