As Westword's Ask the Bartender columnist, I've talked with many bartenders for Cafe Society's "Behind the Bar" series, posing numerous questions to Denver's top bartenders...and often receiving the same answers: "I love chartreuse," or "I'm really into smoked cocktails/barrel aging/bottled cocktail ... More >>
The senseless massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, which took the lives of twenty children, including Olivia Engel, seen here, plus seven adults, instantly stirs terrible memories of the 1999 attack on Columbine High School. On the tenth anniversary of that tragedy, we assembled a horrific roster of sc ... More >>
Yesterday in this space, we nodded to ten Colorado-connected hotties, ingenues and reality-TV stars. But our square state is known for funny business, too. Turns out the list of notables who were born or lived here includes lots of notable comedians and comic actors -- some hugely famous, others get ... More >>
Founder of "The Narrators," a live storytelling night
From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 2, the Guerilla Urban Art Force will stage an event at Confluence Park that promises to be beautiful and moving. The message is conveyed in the event's name, "I Didn't Ask For It: Rape Is a Crime, Being Raped Is Not," and in the way this truism will b ... More >>
Ricky Lee Harnish gets a relatively small book thrown at him.After news broke in October about Ricky Lee Harnish facing a likely ten-to-24-year sentence for the 1976 rape and murder of teenager Holly Andrews, even Clear Creek County Sheriff Don Krueger admitted to mixed emotions. But no such ... More >>
How much of the truth is Ricky Lee Harnish telling?Many observers were shocked by the bargain prosecutors struck with Ricky Lee Harnish, who has confessed to killing teenager Holly Andrews in 1976 -- ten to 24 years in exchange for a second-degree murder plea. Even Clear Creek Sheriff Don Kru ... More >>
My copy of today's YourHub.com insert, zoned for Ken-Caryl, Littleton and South Jeffco.The citizen-journalist project YourHub.com was initially championed by Rocky Mountain News editor, publisher and president John Temple, who touted it in an April 2005 Message column with some particularly h ... More >>
The most resonant information that's come my way thus far today in relation to the anniversary of the April 20, 1999 shootings at Columbine High School was contained in an e-mail sent to Westword by Vicki Newell, a public-policy director with the Colorado PTA. It's a list of school shootings since ... More >>
Skitching: all the kids are doin’ it – at least according to the Denver Post. Last Thursday, a Littleton teenager died after being run over by his buddy’s Jeep while “skitching,” meaning he was riding his skateboard while holding onto a moving vehicle. But those who assume that the death ... More >>
Fray as you go.
Getting to know Denver's Hottest Service Employees.
Brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
The fate of classic modern architecture in the suburbs is now at a crossroads.
Randall Zimmerman was branded a child molester. A jury finally set him free.
In springtime, diamonds can be a girl's best friend.
Naim Amini fled Afghanistan to build a new life, a life now lost in the translation.
The hoops and dreams of Colorado's budding girl basketball stars.