We discuss weather in this state (and on this blog) a lot. If you've ever made small talk with a stranger here, then you know that weather is a hot topic, especially now that Mother Nature -- or global warming, depending on what you call it -- has decided to finally bring on the freezing-ass cold te ... More >>
What's the must-have accessory this season? Tickets to the second annual Westword Whiteout Fashion Show, set for Thursday, January 30 at the McNichols Building in Civic Center Park. And this is your chance to snag those must-have tickets. See also: 2013 Whiteout Fashion Show through Instagram
What's the must-have accessory this season? Tickets to the second annual Westword Whiteout Fashion Show, set for Thursday, January 30 at the McNichols Building in Civic Center Park. And this is your chance to snag those must-have tickets before they go on sale to the public. See also: 2013 Whiteout ... More >>
You really, really don't want to have the reputation of being the worst Halloween candy-giving house on the block. So don't hand out Tootsie Rolls, candy corn or those nefarious orange-and-black-wrapped chewy things. And don't even think about gifting trick-or-treaters with shwag like toothbrushes o ... More >>
Adam Lichty wants Denverites to walk more -- and see a lot more. That's the motivation for Denver Streetheart, which collects street art from around the city and shares photos on Instagram with Lichty's 1,500 followers. But he doesn't want the experience to stop there. He wants people to go out and ... More >>
Last year, the coordinators of the Colorado Distillers Festival created a tongue-in-cheek infographic comparing the costs of road-tripping around the state to visit distilleries versus simply attending the festival. The 1,020-mile road trip would take five days and cost $132 in gas alone, according ... More >>
Westword's annual Artopia event is a living, fire-breathing teenager. On Saturday, the SoCo celebration of Denver arts and culture rang in its eighteenth year with dozens of acts and artists at Vinyl, City Hall, Bar Standard, The Living Room and The Salty Dog, and we captured it all in a comprehensi ... More >>
Despite its name, Westword's eighteenth annual Artopia spotlighted much more than art. Across this year's five venues, the event also featured food from Little Man Ice Cream, The Shoppe, El Camino, Little India, Jersey Mike's Subs, Sushi by Night, Mustard's Last Stand and DJ's Berkeley Cafe. We aske ... More >>
Ah, the joys of the Internet. Now all it takes is a quick search to see what your fellow ganja smokers are up to, and what pieces they are smoking out of. Browsing pictures of dry pipes last night, we came up with this list of our top ten Stoner MacGyver pipe pictures on the ubiquitous photo sharing ... More >>
Westword's annual Artopia takes place this Saturday, which means it's time to start planning your one-night exploration of Denver culture right now. Split across four venues -- City Hall, Vinyl, Bar Standard and the Living Room -- the event features dozens of artists, exhibits and musicians includin ... More >>
Last night, Westword introduced its newest signature event, the Whiteout Fashion Show. In front of hundreds of guests at the McNichols Building, Whiteout combined artistic entrainment, free food and drinks and a live runway show featuring nine local designers and programs. For more scenes from the n ... More >>
February's Whiteout Fashion Show is Westword's newest signature event, and it's a big one. On February 7, we'll take over the McNichols Building with live performance art, a runway show full of winter fashions and food and cocktails from an array of local vendors. It will be a night of both style an ... More >>
There's no shortage of beautiful shots of our fair state on Instagram, as we proved in our recent post highlighting the fifteen photos that will make out of staters surf to Expedia. But you'd be hard-pressed to find a more gorgeous collection than those gathered under the heading "coloradosunsets." ... More >>
While it's doubtful that even the most astute weatherperson can tell you if these unseasonably warm temps are going to hold, if this week's weather is any indication, this year's edition of the now annual Winter on the Rocks fiesta may be more like Indian Summer on the Rocks. Whatever the case, you ... More >>
Kim Jordan, the CEO of New Belgium Brewing in Fort Collins, is no longer the majority owner of the company she co-founded in 1991. Instead, Jordan is just one of 456 owners as of December 28, when she sold her family's 59 percent stake to the now 100 percent employee-owned entity that runs the compa ... More >>
Visit Colorado is dedicated to luring people from elsewhere in the U.S. to our fair state. Problem is, the organization's Instagram collection is so filled with gorgeous images that too many vacationers may decide to stay here permanently! Check out fifteen shots that caught our eye below.
It's the end of the year -- and that means there are plenty of ways to blow your last bucks on extravagant champagne toasts and hotel rooftop parties. But why do that when you can spend this weekend having fun...without spending too much cash. Skip the fancy parties and spend the last weekend of 201 ... More >>
It's that time of year when we start to let go of what has happened over the last twelve months and look forward to doing things in a better way over the next twelve. Or if you're like me, it's just that time before the total hysteria of another year sets in and you proceed to re-up your diet pills, ... More >>
It's 2012 -- at least for a few more days. It was the year that recreational pot became legal in Colorado, and people sure do love bragging about their marijuana on social media. Instagram is a particular hotspot for Amendment 64-related picture posts. Continue reading for our ten favorite Colorado ... More >>
This Saturday night, GRiZ (aka Grant Kwiecinski) is headlining the Fox Theatre. When the show was announced in early October, it sold out in six hours. We got our hands on a pair of tickets for the show and decided to get a little bit creative with how we gave them away. So we created a hash tag on ... More >>
The Denver Art Museum is a work of art in and of itself -- inside and out. For proof, look no further than our gallery of shots from Instagram's #denverartmuseum category. Below, see fifteen images that caught our eye -- and be sure to click on the credit to see other work by the Instagrammers whos ... More >>
It's time for the 2012 edition of Westword's Denver Web Awards, our annual celebration of Denver's greatest digital minds. Back at the end of September, we put out a call for you, dear readers, to nominate your favorite online projects and voices, and a team of Westword staffers and contributors has ... More >>
As anyone who's read our August post celebrating the fifty latest reasons Colorado is the best state in the country, we love celebrating the state we're in -- and so does the Just Colorado Things tumblr. The site definitely passes the truth-in-advertising test, featuring images that remind us how lu ... More >>
The popularity of our "Twenty most memorable Denver graffiti and street art photos on Instagram" post inspired us to explore the service's eye-popping Denver art category. We found plenty of amazing shots there, many featuring art in, on and around unusual people, places and things in our fair city. ... More >>
The wind may have kept a lot of Denver metro awake last night -- but it did much worse to this Cheesman Park tree, seen in a photo sent by one of our readers. The storm got snappy with a phone poll near the park, too, as you can see below.
Art is all around us. For proof, look no further than the Denver graffiti category on Instagram, which features hundreds of shots in which buildings, railroad cars and plenty more are transformed into impromptu canvases. Below, see twenty that caught our eye -- and be sure to click on the credit to ... More >>
Fresh on the heels of supporting Big Gigantic at Red Rocks a few weekends ago comes word that GRiZ will be headlining a show of his own at the recently renovated Fox Theatre. ThisSongIsSick announced the show on Friday, and it sold out in six hours. We have a pair of tickets to the show. You and a g ... More >>
Some sports fans and barflies are going to be very unhappy tonight. That's when many of their favorite bars will switch channels from whatever game is on to the first of the three presidential debates, which will be happening right here, at the University of Denver. Those tickets are impossible to c ... More >>
It's almost time: Depending on your political alliance and your favorite beers, chances are you've already chosen who you're going to vote for in the upcoming presidential election. But have you chosen where you're going to watch the debate? Stayed tuned to Westword for our upcoming list of the best ... More >>
Sign porn! Denver is a showplace for amazing signage from across the decades. For proof, look no further than #denversignporn, a popular Instagram hashtag. That's what Michael Roberts did, and then compiled some of the best examples of this particular brand of porn in this Latest Word post.
Back in the paranoid '90s, when I started toking, you didn't want to tell too many people that you smoked cannabis -- and you certainly didn't want to be photographed using it. Times have certainly changed.
Denver International Airport is one of the city's biggest Instagram categories, and after looking through our DIA gallery below. The airport and the people using it look so good you may never want to leave. Check out the collection below, and click on the names in the credits to see each photog's w ... More >>
Instagram isn't just a creative tool. It's also a way for people to visually process their feelings -- and that's certainly the case when it comes to the Aurora theater shootings. The images we found vary from mournful to inspirational to livid and back again. Check out the collection below, and cl ... More >>
Update:Firefighters made progress against the Waldo Canyon fire near Colorado Springs yesterday -- enough to get a better sense of the destruction that took place the previous day. The number of homes destroyed had been estimated at north of 300, and that proved all too accurate. Thus far, 347 homes ... More >>
Colorado may never have seen a wildfire season like this one. With the High Park fire near Fort Collins, the Waldo Canyon fire outside of Colorado Springs and Boulder's Flagstaff fire burning, it's only natural that Instagram photographers would turn their attentions toward the flames, creating imag ... More >>
Leading climate-change scientists say the chances of humans stopping the wildfires raging across Colorado aren't good. "These wildfires, when they become wind-driven, are like a nuclear bomb going off, and humans are not going to stop them any more than they stopped the hurricanes in Gulf Coast," ... More >>
This just in: the 2012 Westword Music Showcase was a smashing success. Despite the heat, the crowd brought out some of their flyest dance moves (and "dance moves"). Let yourself be hypnotized by these GIFs, and take some notes for next time, folks.
Westword Music Showcase 2012 was a long, sweaty day of awesome music, people and partying. Endangering the battery life of their cellphones under the hot sun, tons of fans and musicians shared the highs (and lows) of their Showcase experience in the Twitterverse and on Instagram using #WMS. Read on ... More >>
Holy Moses! It's no stretch to say that yesterday was the hottest day of the summer. Literally. Not only did the late news reports back this up, but we're pretty sure if you ask anyone in the sea of people who attended the eighteenth annual Westword Music Showcase, they'll co-sign this claim -- well ... More >>
Last week, we shared twenty amazing Instagram looks at Denver. This week, it's Boulder's turn. We trolled through the oodles of Boulder-related snaps manipulated and shared using the app and chose twenty that show off the city, its surrounding environs and the people who make it home in a fabulous ... More >>
Instagram is the latest, and obviously the hippest, photo-sharing app; it allows anyone with a smartphone to play amateur photographer, transforming regular old snapshots into filtered, fogged and color-tinted works of art at the touch of a finger. Search "Denver" on Statigram, one of the app's web ... More >>
Urban adventure races and downtown scavenger hunts have become old hat in adrenaline-conscious, wheel-happy Colorado. But when AIGA Colorado, the regional design association, decides to put on an outdoor event, you know it's going to be of a very different type. To that end, letterpress typographer ... More >>
If you're reading this, someone you know -- and probably you, too -- uses Instagram, the smartphone photo app that has approximately 1 gazillion users, was sold last month to Facebook for $1 billion and, most important, is the latest vehicle for everyone to take photos of themselves in the bathroom. ... More >>
Why did Facebook pay $1 billion for Instagram? You'll have to ask Mark Zuckerberg. But there's no question the photo-sharing program is a wonderful way for shutterbugs to showcase their work -- and snaps from Denver demonstrate the creativity boasted by so many of our friends and neighbors. Check ou ... More >>
Denver-based Forkly, the iPhone app that encourages users to share photos of what they're eating while out and rate the dish, debuted a new look Friday with its 2.0 update, one that will be familiar to users of one of the most popular photo apps around.