Reading is about more than following a narrative or learning facts; it can also be a profound shared experience that culminates in a better understanding of ourselves and each other. In that spirit, welcome to the Westword Book ... More >>
We recently wrote about a legislative push in Colorado to allow permitted employees to carry guns in schools -- one of a handful of gun-related bills already making headlines at the start of the new session. We've since heard from Jeff Bollinger, a school superintendent in Sheridan Lake, who support ... More >>
Few conversations reach the caliber of weirdness as ones that involve marijuana, entertainers and a tape recorder. And now that Amendment 64 has turned the ritual of pot-smoking into as normal a social custom as Sunday afternoon football, we at Westword have begun spending time with our favorite Den ... More >>
The Wynkoop Brewing Company is Colorado's oldest brewpub. But it almost wasn't. In the spring of 1988, John Hickenlooper and his business partners took out an ad in a homebrewer publication promising the public that "Colorado's first brewpub," as they were calling it, would open for business on Aug ... More >>
Every year, for the Westword Music Showcase, we enlist our army of Backbeat wordsmiths to write up the acts that appear on the individual stages across the Golden Triangle. Jon Solomon was at Bannock Street Garage stage, which was graciously hosted by Jim Norris. Page down to read his thoughts and s ... More >>
The greatest adventures are always more about the journey than the destination, but that truism can be easy to forget when you can't wait to get that heavy pack off your back. If the actual hiking isn't the most enjoyable part of your backpacking trips, then you just might be going about the whole t ... More >>
Renowned forensics experts say a Pinal County, Arizona deputy's high-profile tale about getting shot after encountering drug smugglers doesn't add up
Now that the sun's come out and we're truly in the doldrums of August, aren't you ready for a hang-on-to-your-hat read to temper that slow downward roll into autumn? Novelist Elisabeth Hyde to the rescue: In the Heart of the Canyon, her new, many-voiced, adrenaline-charged thriller on the roc ... More >>
In her new book, the Adventure Rabbi makes the outdoor life kosher.
Betsy Tobin's theater on the rocks.
Highland Ranch's loss is Thailand's gain?
Dead or Alive 4 finally gets hardcore.
Bush put former industry lobbyists in charge of public lands. Now a deal with a Wyoming rancher has the stewards running for cover.
Besieged by crowds and Front Range pollution, Colorado's premier national park is a vanishing wilderness.
A planned Clyfford Still museum is the latest thing in Denver's current culture boom.
Look who's mad at Dick Lamm now!
Medical neglect, chronic disease, a hepatitis epidemic. Some Colorado prisoners pay for their crimes with their lives.
B.C. Tours offers a politically incorrect view of Denver. From the beginning.
Forty bucks buys a flicker of heaven and a life of hell.
Full Frontal is shot in digital and hits the target: Hollywood.
A moving tale from the Apples in Stereo.
When an athlete -- and parent -- risks his life, does his calculation make him a hero or a zero?
Bored? Nurse Betty has the cure.
Mariachi Vasquez is living the Mexican-American dream.
Bill Fehr has big plans for the Royal Gorge Bridge--including a $749,600 rent increase.
These dancers aren't about to shuffle off to a retirement home
The Hopi want one of the largest coal mines in North America to stop using their groundwater. If springs and wells dry up, their ancient culture may disappear.
Long Before "Asteroid," moviemakers made their mark on Colorado. A guide to some high and low points.
Meet Roger Gillies, letter carrier and walking reggae encyclopedia.
ONCE THIS RESTAURANT BATTLED HIPPIES. NOW IT'S THE COUNTER-CULTURE'S LAST STAND.