We recently posted about Adams County parents petitioning the school board to remove Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye and "inappropriate" books from the high school reading list. The parents say they're not promoting censorship, but many readers weren't so sure, including this one, who expanded on wha ... More >>
This week's cover story, "Water World," takes a look at the river that runs through Denver: the South Platte. Two decades ago, then-Westword staffer Robin Chotzinoff wrote her own cover story (with Kenny Be illustrations) about the Platte, a true piece of immersion journalism. For "I Cover the Wate ... More >>
Amelia Earhart's Gold Bug Kissel. When I visited the Forney Museum of Transportation yesterday, the opening day for the Phenomenal Ford Falcon exhibition, I took an eight-year-old boy with me because no one is tougher to keep entertained. Upon leaving he turned to me and said, "That place was ... More >>
Going back to work after a three-day weekend sucks, so take a few minutes to deviate from your expected tasks and plan your evening. Today promises some exciting new releases, which translates to exciting new ways to bond with yourself, whether it be chillaxing in your hammock reading a new b ... More >>
Devil's Plaything is equal parts technological thriller and science fiction, but it's also a very human drama about a man's relationship with his grandmother and her past. Author Matt Richtel will be on hand at the Tattered Cover Colfax Avenue at 7:30 p.m. tonight to read from the book and an ... More >>
Mike Rosen.Update below: An item on the DenverRadio.net message board reveals that last week, veteran KOA radio host Mike Rosen used a variety of racial slurs on the air -- and claimed that his new boss, Greg Foster, head of AM programming for Clear Channel's Denver cluster of stations, gave ... More >>
Mark Twain's classic Huckleberry Finn will be scrubbed of its 219 uses of the word "nigger" in a new edition to be published by NewSouth. They say the edit is an attempt to return the book to classroom literature requirements, where its use of the slur (as well as the less frequently used, a ... More >>
Think Big with Huck and Jim at the Arvada Center.
Alfred Packer, enjoying a finger-lickin' good meal Good news for all those people hankering for unrealistic facsimiles of dead people: The Denver Wax Museum, which officially closed its doors circa 1981, lives on in an even stranger manner than the one displayed the grotesque operation's original 9 ... More >>
Tony Krupicka takes his sport to new extremes.
A funny thing happend on the way to the hallucination machine.
The Experimental Playground blasts classical-music cliches.
Banned Books Week offers a chance to speak out
The flowering of Holland's Bettie Serveert.
Westword's Guide to teh '96-'97 ski and snowboard season
Colorado trappers are having a bad snare day.