Think Boulder's the ultimate destination for liberals in America? Livability.com disagrees. Yes, Boulder made the site's list of ten best cities for liberals, but several places finished ahead of it. Do you agree with the picks? Find out by counting down the photo-illustrated top ten, featuring exce ... More >>
Last month, we featured the top ten back-to-school posts on the CU Boulder Confessions Facebook page. Turns out, though, that University of Denver students have some confessions of their own. The DU Confession Facebook page features the sort of candor that only comes with anonymity -- and for those ... More >>
When the Jeffco Public Schools Board of Education meets on Thursday, October 2, it will pick up the hot-potato topic -- the Curriculum Review Committee -- that has inspired student walk-outs across the district, creating an unofficial crash course in civil disobedience in the process. But when new b ... More >>
Those of us who live in Colorado tend to think of the Broncos as the NFL team with the best fans. But that's not how Forbes sees it. The publication's top ten ranking definitely includes Denver, as well as the Indianapolis Colts, who face our local heroes Sunday night to kick off the 2014 season. Bu ... More >>
There's some great live music this weekend. We've already given you a full rundown of the ten best concerts in Denver and the best EDM, but if don't feel like leaving the house, or you can't find a sitter or whatever, you can still get your live fix. Bonnaroo kicks off today, and like this year's ed ... More >>
Thursday, April 25, hi-dive, 303-733-0230.
Accused Aurora theater shooter James Holmes was in court yesterday for a short hearing to determine whether lawyers were ready to proceed with what will likely be a revealing preliminary hearing next week. (They are; the hearing starts Monday, January 7 at 9 a.m.) After the hearing, we used the wome ... More >>
OWL CITY @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 7.15.12 See Also: Q&A with Adam Young of Owl City Last night we were all invited to worship at the church of Owl City. The service? Held at the Bluebird Theater, sold-out and led by singer-songwriter-guitarist-keyboardist, Adam Young. Besides following along to Young' ... More >>
The video of 9News morning anchor Kyle Dyer being bitten in the face by a rescued Argentine Mastiff yesterday morning has led to an enormous amount of debate in our comment section. But the clip has also raised questions about whether 9News tried to squelch use and distribution of the shocking foot ... More >>
Jim J. NarcyThe Bunker Sno-Surf (center).The Bunker Company's Sno-Surf, patented in 1939 by Vern Wicklund and brothers Harvey and Gunnar Burgeson, is the "holy grail" of the new Colorado Snowboard Archive at the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum, according to museum board member and Colorado ... More >>
Update (9/29/11): A few commenters on this week's cover story, "Phish Story," alerted us to another video of the incident that has surfaced. This one, which was posted on YouTube today, evidently, is shot from yet another angle, and the footage appears to be from sometime between the subsequent elev ... More >>
Oskar Blues is the second Colorado brewery to tap into a viral YouTube video, releasing Honey Badger Smoked Porter at its restaurants in Longmont and Lyons yesterday. The beer was inspired by "The Crazy Nastyass Honey Badger (original narration by Randall)," a National Geographic video with a hilar ... More >>
Via FacebookZuckerberg announcing Facebook's new music integration at f8 today.At the F8 Developers Conference today, Facebook's CEO, Mark Zuckerberg announced the launch of a new music service that allows you to listen to music with friends through Facebook or just see what all of your frien ... More >>
Up until this morning, MOG was one of the few streaming services that didn't offer a crippled free version for people to try out. Sure, you could score a fourteen-day trial, but there was no version of the service that was ultimately free. Now, through a combination of ads and a rather clever ... More >>
Today, most Denver kids head back to school. And since this is 2011, they'll probably all rush home, vlog about it and upload said vlogs to YouTube. So to celebrate the first day of school, we bring you five of the best back-to-school YouTube videos. Volume Two. (Click here to watch Volume O ... More >>
Video below. Extreme marriage proposals that make YouTube sensations out of the bride-and groom-to-be are in vogue these days. But Josh Mullin of Greeley wasn't trying for notoriety when he proposed to his girlfriend at the Kansas City airport in the background of a local TV reporter's live s ... More >>
Anyone who has ever been blocked in while trying to drop off a passenger knows there are plenty of dicks at Denver International Airport. And anyone who has followed Westword knows that there are plenty of conspiracy theories about the place as well -- many, many theories. But those aren't th ... More >>
Stephanie ColganDaniel Klein is filming an episode of his web series in Colorado.Daniel Klein's resume includes some of the best restaurants in the world, restaurants including The Fat Duck and St. John in England, Thomas Keller's Bouchon and Tom Colicchio's Craft. Now he's producing The Pe ... More >>
Sony's hoping to pique your qriocity (sorry) with it's new streaming music service this week, by offering a free thirty day trial, tons of different streaming options and a library of over six million songs from the four major record label and most everyone they distribute. We spent the day with t ... More >>
Patrick Stump's long-delayed solo debut, Soul Punk, will allegedly, finally be out sometime in February. Up front: We think it's going to be incredible. Stump has taken an unconventional tack in promoting his solo career, best exemplified by last week's elaborate a cappella medley of all the ... More >>
Well, that was fun while it lasted. American Idol had its worst season premiere ever, coming off the heels of its first season where winning didn't translate to commercial pop success. Turns out J-Lo and fossilized Steven Tyler are pushovers trying to make their own careers as much as anyone ... More >>
Santa's always watching.Gone is the snow globe-themed display of the past several years at the Cherry Creek Mall. Replacing it is a 30-foot-tall, 22-foot-wide structure made to look like it was made out of ice, complete with constantly falling snow, a technicolor light show and a throne that ... More >>
The man, the myth, the Merton.Merton is a Colorado resident Merton, who has gained a good amount of Internet celebrity for the spontaneous songs he plays for random people he meets on chatroulette.com. But he's not just an online phenomenon. In fact, he frequently takes his show on the road, ... More >>
With the exception of the excellent Wesley Willis Joy Rides documentary, we haven't heard much from Eyeosaur lately, but the above teaser seems to suggest that something Warlock Pinchers related might be in the works. Either way, the video reminded us of something equally as interesting: The Mr. P ... More >>
Its been over eight years since Eminem thrust the concept of battle rapping into the mainstream consciousness with his first feature film, 8 Mile. Even though hip-hop has thrived within different types of competition since its birth (including breakdancing battles, DJ competitions and cross ... More >>
We heard this pair of deadly MCs were collaborating this week somewhere in South Florida, and now we have visual confirmation: King F.O.E. and SP Double are indeed putting in work at the studio. Watch the pair put it down live and chop it up with the cats right now on Ustream. The audio's gar ... More >>
Today's a pretty big day for Danielle Anderson. Not only is the YouTube darling featured on the front page of, well, YouTube (see the clip being touted after the jump), but today marks the release of her brand new record, Two Bedroom Apartment. Oh and she's celebrating by playing some of her ... More >>
Just came across this on YouTube. Evidently, esteemed videographer Jim Hucks was on hand at the Showcase this past weekend and caught some footage of Git Some at Broadway's doing "Trixy Loves Misty." Hucks shot it, so you know it's rad. Next best thing to being there.
Trace Bundy has quietly been going about his business as a musician for about ten years now. But, really, calling him a musician doesn't quite do justice to what the guy does with a guitar. With a pioneering finger-style technique that incorporates up to five capos across various strings of his gu ... More >>
Trent Reznor has revealed How to Destroy Angels, his first post-Nine Inch Nails project. It's a collaboration with his wife, Mariqueen Maandig, formerly the frontwoman of West Indian Girl and it was mixed by Alan Moulder, a name familiar to industrial fans. So what does it sound like?
Photo by John JohnstonTom Tancredo -- a "minor figure" big enough to be slapped by the White House.Former Colorado congressman Tom Tancredo has been making the Tea Party circuit of late, with his remarks about topics like civics literacy tests prompting conservative heavyweight Dick Armey to ... More >>
Are you ready for your closeup, Xcel employees?This month, Xcel Energy has launched an internal contest called "Why I Love Xcel Energy," with a hand-held video camera being awarded to the employee who makes the best clip of him or her saying why Xcel is a nifty place to work -- footage that c ... More >>
Breck Larsonâ€‹Way to go, Katey Laurel! She was just named as one of seven finalists in the Nine West Vintage Voices competition. In an effort to promote its Vintage America collection, the boutique ladies shoes retailer has launched a contest to discover the next vintage American voice. The finalis ... More >>
We like things big in the West -- and that's true when it comes to art, too, as the just-posted YouTube video demonstrates. The montage spotlights the big Borofksy dancers at the DCPA, the big Blue Bear at the convention center, the big red chair with horse and the big broom and dustpan at the Den ... More >>
Although the future of the Procussions is up in the air, founder Mr. J Medeiros is continually working hard on new music out in Los Angeles. He's currently working on his new album, Friends, Enemies, Apples, Apples, which is scheduled to drop sometime this summer. But in the meantime it appears he h ... More >>
Saturday, January 24, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
If your company has canceled its holiday party because of the economy, there's still hope! Loews Denver Hotel will be giving away a full holiday party to a local small business. To enter, a business manager must create a DVD or YouTube video explaining why his or her company should win, and do it fa ... More >>
Once again, allow Westword to clarify: Jeff Peckman and Stan Romanek have not released the full video of their peeping tom alien. Peckman merely showed it to the media at a Denver press conference in late May, but would only allow still photos. So if you've seen a two minute clip of a little alien ... More >>
Dave Navarro’s chat show is part of a new ManiaTV! strategy to let the pros, not the people, program the site.
9News tries its hand at television 2.0.
Online music distributors are banking on indie musicians' lack of business savvy.