Our post yesterday about the one-hundred dirtiest power plants as enumerated in an Environment Colorado report raised concerns about uncaptured carbon being spewed by giant energy-generating facilities. But not every reader was alarmed. For instance, this commenter sees claims of danger as sheer pro ... More >>
Tuesday, February 12, Pepsi Center, 303-830-8497.
Denver has been very, very good to some New Jersey transplants -- and now they want to give back to the state where they got their start. From 5 to 11 p.m. tonight, they'll gather at Vesper Lounge, which Frank and Jacqueline Bonanno opened this past Saturday, to "raise a glass and help those in nee ... More >>
Sam Levin's interview with former FEMA director turned talk-radio host Michael Brown went viral hours after Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the East Coast -- and Brown's suggestion that President Obama may have held a news conference about the storm too early riled up plenty of readers. Like this o ... More >>
This year's Great American Beer Festival played temporary home to 580 breweries -- and with more than 2,700 beers poured, the fest's professional judge panel had its hands (and mouths) full when making decisions on the winners of all 84 categories. Continue reading for the full list of the weekend's ... More >>
Creole is suddenly on a roll in Denver: Zydeco's opened last fall on Wynkoop Street, a new Gumbo's is going into the space that had been Roam on East 17th Avenue, and the 1812 Restaurant & Bar is currently amassing funds to build a restaurant in Five Points. Now you can add another spot to the list: ... More >>
Founded in Salem, Oregon in 2005, Typhoon (due tonight at the hi-dive with Lord Huron and Sour Boy Bitter Girl) started out as a recording project but quickly evolved into a sprawling live project with over ten members. Two years into its time together, the act essentially went on hiatus before be ... More >>
Wednesday, August 10, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Hallelujah! The parting of the Red Sea, one of the great miracles of ancient times, has occurred again -- only this time it happened on computer simulators designed by Boulder researchers at the National Center for Atmospheric Research and the University of Colorado at Boulder. The result, sa ... More >>
Allen Toussaint.This week marks the one-year anniversary of the Democratic National Convention, an event that made Denver the center of the media universe for several unforgettable days. To mark the occasion, we'll be offering selected flashbacks of Westword coverage. First up: An on-site cou ... More >>
11:11 ProductionsDan Baum How do you report on one of the most-covered events in recent U.S. history? That was the conundrum facing Boulder-based writer Dan Baum, then a New Yorker staff writer, when he arrived in New Orleans a few days after Hurricane Katrina. Baum and his wife and writing partner ... More >>
Among the residents who evacuated in the face of a fast-moving fire in Boulder this week was Michael Brown, current consultant and talk-show host, and former head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, a man who will be forever linked with this remark by President George W. Bush over his ... More >>
You remember Michael Brown -- or "Brownie," as George W. Bush liked to call him. He was head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) when Hurricane Katrina hit, and he soon became the walking, talking symbol of the government's failure to anticipate the size and scope of the disaster or ... More >>
Penny Parker's amusing column in today's Rocky Mountain News spotlights Yohannes Gebregeorgis, founder of Denver-based Ethiopia Reads, which raises funds to bring books and libraries to Gebregeorgis' native land. Our November 13 blog "Vote for Ethiopia Reads' Yohannes Gebregeorgis as CNN's Hero of ... More >>
Moment of Forever
Friday, January 25, Boulder Theater, Boulder, 303-786-7030; Saturday, January, 26, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 303-297-1772.
The former FEMA head revisits his worst mistake and talks about the disaster that is the What If? Colorado campaign.
Definition of a Circle
Friday, January 19, Bluebird Theater, 1-866-468-7621; Saturday, January 20, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.
A look back at the year's flick picks.
Katrina swamped his life, but music keeps this jazzman afloat.
Thursday, September 28, Boettcher Concert Hall, 303-830-8497.
From the bayou to Boulder, Michael Brown's had a heckuva year.
Hurricane Katrina evacuees have enough woes without battling stereotypes.
Celebrated and shunned, CSU's Bill Gray is taking heat in the global-warming debate.
Nathanial Trotter has a plan to crown Oprah.
Tuesday, May 2, the Starlight, Fort Collins, 1-970-484-4974.
Mr. Beast (Matador)
Thursday, February 16, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 1-866-464-2626.
Give till it hurts.
Fresh at Lotus
Charity began at home. This home.
Dazzle Restaurant and Lounge
Friday-Monday, September 9-12, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.
End of Summer Outlaw Music Festival
Thursday, September 8, Sundown Saloon, Boulder, 303-449-4987; Friday, September 9, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
A Real Horse's Ass
What do you get when greenhouse gases inspire greenhouse guesses? A heated argument--but not much scientific agreement.