In what's called an effort to support the economic vitality of downtown Colorado Springs and stop panhandling, the city passed an ordinance this week that bans solicitation. But the law is so broad that it violates the First Amendment. At least that's the interpretation of the American Civil Liberti ... More >>
So what has America's favorite fast-food fried chicken chain been up to lately? Just the usual stuff, like releasing restaurant founder Colonel Harland Sanders' autobiography that was "found" last year, hiring Top Chef alum Edward Lee to pimp it out using Facebook and YouTube, destroying Indonesian ... More >>
Jon Fishman is one timekeeper with some crazy get upsThe Grateful Dead and Phish are often compared because of their fanatical fan bases, trippy live shows and psychedelic-rock flavored extended jams and improv. Lead singer/guitarist Trey Anastasio, bassist Mike Gordon, keyboardist Page McCon ... More >>
iMatterXiuhtezcatl Roske-Martinez.Young activists are getting hot over climate change, and representatives of the environmental groups iMatter and Earth Guardians who are plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed against the federal government will also be leading a march to the State Capitol Building on ... More >>
Schwartzman.Update: In our last post about the murder of Gerald Schwartzman, 73, on view below, we pointed out that we didn't know much about the victim other than the most basic information. We now have a much better-rounded view thanks to a heartfelt statement released by his family -- and ... More >>
Jackie ButlerInspired by the first wave of punk in the U.K., the Beat combined the social critique of punk with the broader emotional and sonic palette of reggae. Formed in 1978, the English Beat (so named when the band made its way across the Atlantic) released three classic albums before Da ... More >>
While Kroger is making efforts to improve its seafood sourcing practices, it is doing so at a "painfully slow pace," according to a "supermarket scorecard" recently issued by Greenpeace. That King Soopers's parent company might not be ultra-conscientious about where it gets its swordfish and ... More >>
One of the great things about the Denver/Boulder area (especially the Boulder bit of that) is how many do-gooders we have here. Seriously, everywhere you look, there's someone trying to make the world a better place, from those Greenpeace panhandlers (sorry, fundraisers) perched on every corn ... More >>
As we pointed out yesterday, a climate-change rally in Greeley on Wednesday didn't exactly qualify as a grassroots uprising, given the participation of EnergyCitizens.org, an affiliate of the American Petroleum Institute, which opposes legislation to cap greenhouse gases recently passed by the U.S. ... More >>
So here I am, getting chased out of the Pavilions shopping center on the 16th Street Mall because I had the indecency to be hanging around with a guy in a fuzzy blue bear suit. How did my life come to this? It all started a few months ago when my buddy Tyler Wilcox, online content editor for VISITD ... More >>
For details on this week's Boulder International Film Festival, go to bouldertheater.com, and check westword.com/slideshow next week for photos from the event. Our Boulder International Film Festival top five: 1. Be less poor. If you're like everyone else in America -- broke -- Recession Proof Fri ... More >>
It's whaling season again and Greenpeace and the more zealous Sea Sheperd Conservation Society (profiled in this great National Geographic piece by Denver writer Peter Heller, which he later expanded into a book) are surely steaming their way to the Antarctic Ocean to stop the Japanese whaling fleet ... More >>
Rocky trims give veteran stockers the biz blues.
Saving the planet one orgasm at a time.
Laura Flanders lays it on the White House women.
Look who's mad at Dick Lamm now!
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A chromosome-challenged critic gets in touch with his feminine side.
Upstart Jack Hawkins tries to win control of the state AFL-CIO.
Just in time for Lollapalooza, a list of the albums you need to understand electronica.
Weary Denver computer programmer Thom Lancy dreams of retracing the Kon-tiki expedition to the South Seas.
THE LITTLE-KNOWN CCEM DOESN'T CLEAN UP POLLUTION. BUT WITH $7.6 MILLION IN TAX MONEY TO PLAY WITH, IT SURE CAN TALK ABOUT IT.
A ROCKY FLATS WATCHDOG TAKES A JOB FOR THE PLANT'S NEW CONTRACTOR. AND SHE TAKES FLAK.