Science Fiction Land could have been huge. Proposed in 1979, the idea was to build a huge theme park in Aurora with a holographic zoo and a 1,000-lane bowling alley attended by robots. The park was to also serve as the set of a $50 million sci-fi flick called Lord of Light. The movie never happened, ... More >>
Our recent Gary Johnson Q&A found the Libertarian presidential candidate focusing heavily on Colorado. But he expanded his scope during an appearance at CU-Boulder last night, which turned the audience on its head -- at least judging by a video of his speech that we found, which is shot upside-down. ... More >>
Short of cash and wondering how you can have fun this weekend? Don't worry. Whether you want to burn your mouth on chiles, see a rare 1930s samurai film or ride around on public transit all day as part of a competition, the town will be full of things you can do for $10. For a complete listing of al ... More >>
Yesterday, while Barack Obama's Denver appearance, Sam Levin asked ten supporters of the presidents explaining why they attended the speech. One person who spoke with him said she feared presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney would lead the nation into war -- which prompted this fie ... More >>
Former Governor of New Mexico Gary Johnson, who is now running for president as a Libertarian, stopped in Denver yesterday for Pridefest. He took a break from schmoozing with potential voters to chat with Westword about his campaign, the Libertarian Party, marijuana, gay marriage and his ongoing bat ... More >>
Update: The Denver Police Department has now released a mug shot of Andrew Simpson, the man accused in the brutal hit and run that ended the life of DU student Masoud Bahramisasharif -- one that may have been preceded by a trip to a bar and a quest to buy some pot. In addition, the DPD is sharing th ... More >>
After a year when it was christened the Angriest City in America, Denver continues to be a hub of national (and this weekend, international) activism. Tomorrow through Sunday, Amnesty International USA will bring its 51st Annual General Meeting to the city, with panels and workshops dedicated to som ... More >>
Chess comes with almost as many stereotypes (the nerd, the genius, the poorly adjusted savant) and cliches (the pawn, checkmate, knights and chivalry) as it does pieces. But director Rod Lansberry isn't interested in any of them. Tomorrow, he and the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities will ... More >>
Emad Hussain.President Barack Obama announced last Friday that the vast majority of U.S. troops -- about 39,000 of them -- would be out of Iraq by December 31. But not everyone is happy about the imminent end of the ten-year-involvement, including Emad Hussain, a former member of the Iraqi Ol ... More >>
Lori Midson Justin Cucci Root Down 1600 West 33rd Avenue 303-993-4200 www.rootdowndenver.com This is part two of my interview with Justin Cucci, owner and executive chef of Root Down and Linger. Part one of my interview with Cucci ran in this space yesterday. Favorite restaurant in Amer ... More >>
The world right now is full of insurrection. In China, in Iran, in Palestine, in the Mediterranean, all across North Africa, even in Wisconsin, thousands of men and women are agitating for their rights and, as it often turns out, for their lives. In the spirit of global solidarity, the Thin M ... More >>
Nicki Minaj was the musical guest on this week's SNL. Her performances were good -- she's an undeniable presence -- but her star turn was in a digital short called "The Creep." In the last half-decade, that's where some of SNL's most memorable non-Sarah Palin moments have been. Where did ever ... More >>
Founded in 2003 in Paris by sisters Bianca "Coco" Casady and Sierra "Rosie" Casady, CocoRosie has been responsible for making music that combines otherwordly electronic pop with organic sounds, hip-hop and conceptual art. As a whole, it's the musical equivalent of a magical-realism novel fe ... More >>
Jim Pfaff. Even Republican South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham concedes that Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor will be approved unless she has a "complete meltdown." But that hasn't prevented conservatives across the country from frightening their ideological comrades with the horrific prospe ... More >>
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