Homophobia in popular culture began to fade in the '70s, and for the most part was dead and gone by the '90s. With music, it began with disco and was stomped to death by riot grrrl. In film it was exposed with Boys in the Band, and deemed pass√© with My Own Private Idaho. Art and fashion have been g ... More >>
It's a bizarre story: The victim of a car heist and her boyfriend see the stolen vehicle and confront the alleged thief as they're crossing the street -- leading to a brutal punch-out and a broken larynx before an arrest takes place. Adding to the oddity is the accused: Davien Payne, a once highly ... More >>
We've grown accustomed to hearing about cold cases that heat up due to DNA hits, such as the arrest and April sentencing of Dominique Huntington for a 2008 double rape. But such evidence isn't always the key. Take the case of Francisco Rojas Carbajal, who reportedly confessed to strangling Julia Ab ... More >>
More than a year ago, we told you about the slaying of Andrea Roan, a much-loved elementary school teacher. Roan was allegedly killed by Ryan Miller, an ex-boyfriend against whom she'd requested a protection order. Now, Miller's been sentenced for the crime, joining Richard Leavitt, who'd been pre ... More >>
The "caveman diet" is getting a real workout across Colorado. The creation of Loren Cordain, a Colorado State University professor who wrote The Paleo Diet and numerous follow-up books, the diet has been picked up by the Crossfit community and many other fans of healthy eating. But while it promises ... More >>
By passing Amendment 64, which allows adults to possess small amounts of marijuana, voters here cemented Colorado's reputation as a pot mecca. Note the prominence of the state's name in headlines about the arrest of Brighton's Brian Unbehaun, who's accused of transporting nearly twelve pounds of wee ... More >>
On Monday filmmakers Anson Fogel and Skip Armstrong of the Carbondale-based collective Forge Motion Pictures released Cascada, a new adventure short produced in partnership with NRS, the Idaho-based gear brand. The film documents a trip to the jungles of Mexico with photographer Tim Kemple and some ... More >>
Before there was a Smashburger, before there was a Noodles & Company, before there was even a Chipotle, Colorado had another born-and-bred chain: Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard. Good Times was founded in 1987, six years before the first Chipotle went up on East Evans Avenue. The company was an ... More >>
Yesterday's post about an Idaho billboard that equates Barack Obama with James Holmes, the accused Aurora theater shooter, inspired one reader to dissect the comparison -- and to suggest that gun laws allowing people like Holmes to assemble incredible arsenals are our collective responsibility. Here ... More >>
Prime Element is hitting the road this week, bringing its classic Colorado hip-hop style to the rest of the country. This Friday, the group joins Sweatshop Union for several dates as it kicks off its summer tour in Boise, Idaho, and then throughout the rest of the summer, beginning with the upcoming ... More >>
What are two things that people really want right now? You guessed it: new flavors of Ben & Jerry's ice cream, and more Republican primary coverage. Last week Ben & Jerry's announced that it is debuting Greek frozen yogurt, bringing back "Chocolate Therapy" (chocolate ice cream, choco-cookies and ch ... More >>
As we reported in Off Limits this week, MSNBC pundit Rachel Maddow highlighted Jefferson County's infamous "There Is No Poop Fairy" public-service campaign campaign again last week. The county created the PSA last summer as a way to remind people who used the county's parks and open spaces to pick u ... More >>
Sunday, January 15, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Every holiday season, almost as sure as you can count on Christmas falling on December 25, you can depend on some obsessive, Griswold-wannabe somewhere crafting a lighting display that makes all the previous standouts from past years seem like also-rans. You know the type -- the kind that lit ... More >>
Sometimes a stump is just a stump. "Life Cycles" is among the action sports porn featured this year at MountainfilmThe 32nd annual Mountainfilm in Telluride festival kicks off tomorrow night with free outdoor screenings at the Base Camp Outdoor Theater in Telluride Town Park; the full festiva ... More >>
Great Divide BrewingGreat Divide made beer drinkers in six states cry last week when the Denver brewery acknowledged that it had pulled its beers from the shelves there. In addition to Michigan, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Kentucky, New Mexico and Alaska, the brewer is leaving Washington, D.C ... More >>
The Winter Wildlands Alliance brings its Backcountry Film Festival tour to Boulder's Neptune Mountaineering (633 South Broadway) tonight at 8 p.m.
"I'm small, but I'm powerful."So ...I love city and state rankings. I even wrote a whole ode to them once. I'm fully aware that they're complete bullshit, just bait for us desperate blogger-types to suck down and spit out in the form of free publicity for whichever company pulled the alleged ... More >>
Sorry, Denver glitz junkies: Your dreams of a high-profile celebrity wedding packed with luminaries from the worlds of sports and entertainment will not come to pass -- at least not as they apply to Nuggets star Carmelo Anthony and his longtime paramour, former MTV hostess and reality show maven La ... More >>
Friday, December 4, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Homer Duggins is the biggest sports fan in Denver and Westword's gambling, uh, "expert." Read his dispatches every Friday in the Latest Word sports section. What's that noise? It's a little whisper I keep hearing, a whisper becoming louder and louder, blowing on the wind until it becomes a r ... More >>
While Mayor John Hickenlooper was outlining some of the ways that Denver is speeding up projects to stimulate the local economy, DIA aviation manager Kim Day yesterday announced plans for a 500-room hotel at the airport, which will be built right by the anticipated FasTracks stop. The hotel projec ... More >>
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