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    May 20, 2014

    Learning how to be vegetarian without being a jerk about it

    Many times in my life, others have assumed I was a vegetarian. At a work function or a family dinner, someone would attempt to pass me some kind of animal product, only to pull back the offering abruptly and say, "Oh, I forgot. You're vegetarian." But I'm not a vegetarian -- never have been -- and u ... More >>

  • Music

    October 10, 2013
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    October 9, 2013

    Denver's horrorcore giant Scum on the devotion of fans and how the genre is definitely not dead

    Since immigrating from Russia in 1992, Ivan Ovchinnikov -- better known by his stage name, Scum -- has grown into one of the best-selling horrorcore artists in the country, through relentless touring and with Lyrikal Snuff Productions, the label he founded more than a decade ago. In that time, Scum ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    Soda Jerk Presents strikes an exclusive deal with Exdo Event Center to produce concerts

    Independent concert promoter Soda Jerk Presents has forged a new partnership with the team at the EXDO Event Center, Managing partner Andrew Feinstein and his crew, which involves Soda Jerk Presents exclusive concert booking rights for the 22,000 square foot building at 1399 35th Street in RiNo. "It ... More >>

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    March 5, 2013

    100 Colorado Creatives: Marie EvB Gibbons

    #86: Marie EvB Gibbons Clay artist Marie Gibbons is all about community, and it shows in nearly every move she makes as an artist. Her dedication is not confined to the artist community with which she loves to connect; she's also a firm believer in the idea that there's an artist inside everyone ju ... More >>

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    February 28, 2013

    The Dirty Cookie launches on Friday with late-night cookie, milk and ice cream delivery

    New restaurant and food concepts are conceived in all sorts of ways. Most owners and chefs spend months, years, even decades, slaving over the perfect idea, scribbling their dreams on napkins, their own bathroom walls, on coasters at the bar. But in the case of Chris Newell and his girlfriend Jennif ... More >>

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    January 8, 2013

    Nicholas Carr examines how the Internet is affecting our brains

    Did you know that when we use a Google search engine, scan Twitter feeds or compulsively reach for our smart-phones, we're actually engaging evolutionary tools that have been with us for tens of thousands of years? And while these tools have aided our species survival, author Nicholas Carr argues th ... More >>

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    October 26, 2012

    Photos: Wacky Halloween treats from Rocket Fizz

    Colorado is home to the highest number of Google searches for Halloween treats, according to NBC's Today; fortunately, the Centennial State has plenty of places to get our sugar rush. And we just acquired one more: A second Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop (the original is at 1512 Larimer Street) h ... More >>

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    October 2, 2012

    Debate 2012: Ten signs the presidential debate is coming to Denver

    Let the hyperbole fly: Depending on whom you ask, the presidential debate coming to town this Wednesday is either the biggest event of the election season, the biggest-ever boon to the University of Denver's place in the national spotlight, or the biggest political anything to happen in Denver since ... More >>

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    June 12, 2012

    Virgin driver's cross-country trip, Days Three and Four: I think we're still in Kansas after all

    Editor's note: New York City's Sam Levin, a beginner driver, is kicking off his fellowship with Westword by documenting his cross-country trip. This is his third dispatch from the road. The open road makes me dizzy. Very dizzy.

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    May 24, 2012
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    May 17, 2012
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    March 21, 2012

    Four unexpectedly delicious spring white wines

    As you may have noticed, spring has been threatening to commence here in Denver for the past several weeks. In spite of the fact that our split-personality-disorder-of-a-weather-pattern may at any moment revert to what we should have been subjected to since February, our seasonal wine drinking habit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    The problems with SOPA and its sweeping side effects

    Remember that mixtape you made for your high-school sweetheart? Or that time you taped a movie off cable? Turns out you were breaking the law, pirating copyrighted materials without permission. While the statute of limitations has probably long passed on your crimes of teenage passion, entertainme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Tim Tebow making Jesus more popular?

    ​Yesterday, we noted that Tim Tebow's rib injury during the Patriots game was similar to one sustained by Jesus during the crucifixion. A bit of a stretch? Maybe -- but no more of one than a new claim that the Chosen One's popularity is rubbing off on a certain savior.

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    January 18, 2012

    Wikipedia: How can we live 24 hours without you?

    Say you're in the mood to look up a factoid about something odd -- like, for instance, the history of Velcro. So you go to Google, ignore the weird bar over the logo, and type in "Velcro" and "Wiki." A Wikipedia link appears, and a click brings it up -- but it vanishes an instant later. Oh my God! W ... More >>

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    November 17, 2011
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    October 4, 2011

    Sad Halloween costume of the day: The $5 debit card fee costume

    If you're kind of nerdy, which is totally fine, you're probably already thinking about what you want to wear for Halloween, whether you sport your costume at a party or at home on your sofa while you wait for packs of eight-year-olds to knock on your door. As a public service, we at Show and Tell a ... More >>

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    August 16, 2011

    Phuck phishing: Five most annoying typo-sites you can come across

    You just wanted to watch YouTube and instead you get this crap.​When Al Gore created the information superhighway, he didn't account for wrong turns, most notably the frontage-road hucksters you encounter after you punch in a typo'd web address.

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    August 15, 2011

    Welcome to Magic Laundry, the most depressing place on earth

    This place sucks.​In a turn of events I cannot describe, I ended up at the Magic Laundry on South Monaco Parkway and Iliff Avenue last night at 10 p.m. Positioned in the back, shabby corner of a dead strip mall left label-scarred by its now-vacant anchor store, King Soopers, sits the 24-hour l ... More >>

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    August 12, 2011

    Frances Garcia allegedly used blanket to quiet crying baby Adam Gonzales -- permanently (13)

    Big pics below.​Update: In our earlier coverage about the death of ten-month-old Adam Gonzales, we noted that plenty of mysteries remained. Now, we're getting more information about Frances Garcia, who allegedly responded to the baby's crying in a way that adds up to murder, and Amanda Lujan, ... More >>

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    July 14, 2011

    Worst-dressed cities list in GQ says people in Boulder look better naked

    Flickr​Boulder is so accustomed to winning awards -- from being named the Happiest City in the USA to serving as home of CU, America's Top Party School -- that it's something of a shock to see the town wind up on a negative list. But it's happened: GQ says Boulder is one of the forty worst-dr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    Will cloud storage help indie labels?

    ​We've already taken a look at the big three cloud services from Apple, Amazon and Google, but what does any of this mean to local bands and labels? With talk of Apple paying $100 million to the major labels for the rights to store content in the cloud and the launch of its paid service immine ... More >>

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    March 17, 2011

    SXSW Travelogue: Air Dubai checks in

    ​ Thursday, March 17 We left for Texas early Sunday morning from the band house about 6 a.m (we planned for five, but we're never on time to shit) packed in tight in our two vehicles, Julian's black Jeep, which we deemed the "Pedro Negro" and Taylor's red Jeep, aka "The Red Fajita," which we ... More >>

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    February 16, 2011

    Media watch: Stupidity takes a meteoric rise on Google trends

    This guy is hot right now.​In a strictly statistical sense, there's perhaps no better barometer for what we're interested in moment to moment than Google Trends. Using the cataloging data it collects on a massive scale with it's unsettlingly all-seeing eye, the search engine divides what's hot ... More >>

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    January 31, 2011

    Nicki Minaj on SNL: Top 10 Digital Short songs

    ​Nicki Minaj was the musical guest on this week's SNL. Her performances were good -- she's an undeniable presence -- but her star turn was in a digital short called "The Creep." In the last half-decade, that's where some of SNL's most memorable non-Sarah Palin moments have been. Where did ever ... More >>

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    January 24, 2011

    How the music industry will change in 2011

    ​In the past decade, the music industry has seen a lot of changes, but it has struggled to keep pace with technology, piracy and consumer demands. Already this year we've started to see a few more changes take shape, from crackdowns on piracy websites, a resurgence of interest in the currently ... More >>

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    January 7, 2011

    Jumpin Jammerz, Ryan Gosling and the magic of the internet

    ​Jumpin Jammerz, a brand of footy-pajamas for adults, is currently the number one Google search in the United States. At its peak, earlier this morning, people were searching for Jumpin Jammerz at a faster rate than people were searching for Barack Obama on the day of his inauguration.

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    December 21, 2010

    Denver Police find dead man in house in 5100 block of West Gill Place (39)

    Google5100 block of West Gill Place, Denver​Officers with the Denver Police Department found a man dead in a home in the 5100 block of West Gill Place a little before 7 p.m. last night. The man, whose name has not been replaced, was dead from a gunshot wound. Police are not saying where the ma ... More >>

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    December 20, 2010

    Buzzov•en at 3 Kings Tavern, 12/19/2010

    "Reverend Dirtkicker," who is also missing half a dozen teeth. Photos by Kiernan Maletsky​ BUZZOV•EN With Kingdom of Magic • Il Cattivo 12.19.10 | Larimer Lounge We'll get to that confederate wristband in a bit because Buzzov•en's Southern hillbilly persona did not define this show at ... More >>

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    December 10, 2010

    Denver Zoo's Zoo Lights is one of the best holiday lights displays in the world, says Bing

    Dave Parsons/Denver ZooThis dragon is en fuego.​ What does the Denver Zoo have in common with Jerusalem? How about with a thirty-foot tree made entirely of Legos? Or a bridge in Branson, Missouri, a city best described as Las Vegas for Christians? Stumped? We'll tell you. Bing (if you don't kn ... More >>

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    October 19, 2010

    The French are fighting piracy in a new and interesting way, but could it work here?

    ​The French government has revealed a plan to combat piracy that could either be the most brilliant gesture ever or the most monumental waste of government resources of all time (okay, maybe not all time, but close). The proposal: French residents can buy a 50-euro gift card with which they ... More >>

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    June 9, 2010

    Microsoft store opens tomorrow at Park Meadows: Eat that, Apple!

    MicrosoftThe AZ store's opening.​The wait is over, nerds. Microsoft has announced the location of its third-ever store: the Park Meadows shopping center in Lone Tree. Or, as the center's promo folks like to call it, "the Park Meadows Retail Resort." Back in April, we told you Microsoft was pl ... More >>

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    May 14, 2010

    The 10 Most Hated People in Hip-Hop

    Guru (left) and heartless greed monger Solar (right). Photo by Barbara Mürdter​ There is no fence-riding in hip-hop. It is the most competitive genre of music, partly because of the way it formed and partly because it remains the newest major movement. So there is no shortage of hatred going ... More >>

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    May 13, 2010
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    December 3, 2009
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    October 7, 2009

    Blogging from Antarctica can put you on thin ice

    Hello from McMurdo Station!​In the 1980s, the only way for Antarcticans to communicate with loved ones back home was by writing letters (in the summer) or by making phone calls patched through by high-frequency radio. The radio didn't always work, however, and messages often had to be short. F ... More >>

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    March 26, 2009

    Desperately seeking volunteers for the IACP conference in Denver

    "Dearest Peers in Food and Life..." That's the word-for-word salutation lifted from an e-mail I just read from Sylvia Tawse, the International Association of Culinary Professionals' host city committee chair -- and a woman I've never met in my life. But you know what? Anyone who starts her e-mails w ... More >>

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    February 13, 2009

    Freaky Friday: David after the dentist, a metal tribute

    If you've somehow avoided seeing the now-ubiquitous "David after the dentist" clip, this might not make a whole lot of sense (also, welcome back from your weeks-long slumber and/or hermitage, I hope the recovery/reintegration is going okay). For everyone else, this remix of the original, already biz ... More >>

  • Film

    October 9, 2008

    Call + Response

    Starz FilmCenter in the Tivoli

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    June 6, 2008

    Rewind: Flobots on Leno

    Wow. We had a considerably more difficult time tracking down a clip of Flobots performing on Leno last night than we did when they played on Last Call with Carson Daly. In fact, after trolling You Tube and refreshing our Google search every ten minutes or so, we came up completely short. Finally, ju ... More >>

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    May 28, 2008

    Q&A with Ahmir ?uestlove Thompson of the Roots

    The Q&A below starring Roots drummer Ahmir ?uestlove Thompson, whose band opens for Westword profile and Q&A subject Erykah Badu, represented a first for yours truly. Never before had I conducted an interview with an artist who spent the first portion of the conversation on a treadmill. But Thompson ... More >>

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    April 1, 2008

    Ten Things that Are Not April Fools' Jokes

    Of all the things to be celebrated cross-culturally, to have the potential to bring people of the world closer together, it would have to be April Fool's Day. Seriously, any other holiday would be better, don't you think? Instead of turning our friends into dupes, maybe we could all do something m ... More >>

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    March 3, 2008

    If it’s Tuesday, This Must Be Art. Again.

    A painting a day keeps the gloomy monotony of nine-to-five corporate clock-punching away. That’s the idea behind, the brainchild of David Schell, a Denver graphic designer who decided he needed to structure creative motivation into his life so he could get back to his heady ... More >>

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    December 3, 2007

    45 Second Reviews

    As Tall as Lions Into the Flood 01:18-02:03 of “Into the Flood” Hmm… I’m thinking a bit of Slowdive, maybe a dash of Counting Crows and a taste of the Fray. What kind of soup does that make? Utter, replaceable crap soup. Thanks a lot dudes. You totally owe me 45 seconds of my time. I’m go ... More >>

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    June 21, 2007

    Defining HD

    It's a truism in journalism: Writers often learn as much from readers as from research. An example of this phenomenon took place after the publication of "Going Public," a June 14 column about Colorado Public Radio, and complaints by former board member Frances Koncilja about the direction in which ... More >>

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    October 16, 2006
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    March 10, 2005
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    January 16, 2003

    Patsy Cline Lite

    A single-note version of the singer barely does her artistry justice.

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    July 25, 2002

    Scorched Earth

    Fed to Your Head

    Triptych (Rubric)

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