This week's cover story, "Competitive skiing kept Army veteran Joel Hunt from going downhill," details the story of Hunt, who in a five-year span has gone from being a recently discharged Iraq war veteran struggling with debilitating injuries to a pro skier with a shot at the 2014 Paralympics in Rus ... More >>
In The Revenant, a soldier dies in Iraq, only to awaken back home as a member of the living dead. But this particular undead guy isn't quite a vampire, and he isn't quite a zombie -- he's a revenant, a restless spirit returned in corporeal form. From that relatively straightforward premise, and a he ... More >>
According to the Department of Defense, members of the American military committed suicide at the rate of one every 36 hours between 2005 and 2010. Ten years into the war in the Middle East, with troops officially set to exit Iraq in January, the problem of service members returning home de ... 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 >>
"Come home."Today, President Barack Obama, who's due back in Denver next week after a visit late last month, announced the end of the Iraq war, more or less, with the vast majority of U.S. troops due out before 2011 bids adieu. Colorado Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet quickly released ... More >>
Quad rugby. On Sunday, hundreds of military veterans in wheelchairs will gather in Civic Center Park to kick off the 30th annual National Veterans Wheelchair Games, which are being hosted for the first time in Denver. Events include wheelchair basketball, weightlifting, trap shooting and quad ... More >>
"Iraq veteran Nic Gray talks to Westword about the night he can't remember."This week's cover story relates the tale of how Nic Gray, an Iraq war veteran, got caught up in the criminal justice system and eventually landed in an innovative new program called the El Paso County veterans treatment cour ... More >>
Spark Gallery celebrates a milestone anniversary.
Llewellyn Werner thinks skateparks could get Iraq's economy rolling
"Hey! I hear they're building us a skatepark!" In this week's Westword cover story, Jared Jacang Maher reports on California businessman Llewellyn Werner, who's decided that the next logical locale for a skaterboarders' paradise is... Baghdad! It's a bizarre tale of entrepreneurship. But skaters ... More >>
Capsule reviews of current shows
Condoleeza Rice. So on August 21, four days before the start of the Democratic National Convention, Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice says the United States and Iraq have agreed that timetables should be set for U.S. troop withdrawl from the wartorn country, and major news agencies are reporting ... More >>
A new theater production sings and dances through the Iraq War.
A new musical -- aptly titled Iraq War, the Musical! -- attempts to make sense of the nonsense our current administration is spouting. We caught up with director Paul Cross to ask him about his singing, dancing extravaganza. Westword (Amber Taufen): How did you come up with the idea for this produc ... More >>
Let’s get this out of the way first; the opening hour of HBO’s Iraq war mini-series Generation Kill is tough to sit through. Not in the sense of Schindler’s List, with its sharp focus and unflinching look at the horrors of concentration camps, or Saving Private Ryan, in which we witnessed the ... More >>
How many times have you overheard someone in a band grumbling about having to go on first, or not being able to land a weekend slot, or having to play in front of only twenty people? Yeah, those folks would do well to sit down for a chat with the members of Acrassicauda. Reared on Metallica and bill ... More >>
Iraq War movie Stop-Loss does its best not to mention the war.
When the Army tried to take down Andrew Pogany, it messed with the wrong coward.
One dark, two docs and a DJ.
A local writer explores the realities of war.
The spring season gets off to a vibrant start at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art.
Opposition is a commodity in Sundance documentaries.
History does the talking in All That I Have Lost.
Little meth house on the prairie.
Gunner Palace shows what the news doesn't.
From the week of February 17, 2005
Inside Al-Jazeera, journalists tell a familiar story unfamiliarly.
Marooned in Iraq
Uncovered: The Whole Truth About the Iraq War
The Broncos call in a $20,000 air strike for patriotism.
Have You Forgotten?(Dreamworks)
Blood and Sand
It took more than a few scud missiles to break up the party at the Winter Music Conference.
Iraq and roll don't go together well when rockers protest
The media's massive buildup to battle makes war seem almost anti-climactic.