Music is life -- or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon now. Sharing is caring. Don't ... More >>
Passover began yesterday, and Udi's Pizza Cafe & Bar, 2550 East Colfax Avenue, is honoring the holiday with a special Passover menu. The latest addition to the Udi's chain will offer the four-course menu through Saturday, March 30. Keep reading for a look at the selection. See also: - Photos: Udi's ... More >>
On the phone, author Nathan Englander reminds me of young boys I sat across from at the Passover Seder table as a child; as if hyped up on one sip too many of the mild Manischewitz, he talks and talks, building invisible and fantastical windmills in the air before him. His stories are much like that ... More >>
Whenever we have people over, it seems there's always someone who doesn't eat meat. I'm sympathetic to the cause; after all, I grew up in a house with a vegetarian. To complicate matters, guests often aren't fond of soy, so I'm always on the lookout for riffs on rice and beans. When I had the fava b ... More >>
It's incredibly difficult to do justice to the thousands of remarkable cookbooks published in 2012, but after spending days -- weeks -- roaming through the recipes and lush food porn of hundreds of them, I've picked out my favorites. These are the cookbooks that stock my selves at home, and the coo ... More >>
With nearby Serenity Moon pushed out of its location on University at Asbury earlier this year, Citi-Med is easily the closest medical marijuana center to the heart of the DU campus. On that note, it was easily the closest legal place to buy marijuana nearest the debate yesterday -- although I doub ... More >>
Westword caught up with Flobots frontman Jonny 5 (aka Jamie Laurie) for a track-by-track breakdown of The Circle In the Square, the new record. If you've bought the record and you're listening right now wondering what the songs are about, wonder no more. You've come to the right place Page down to s ... More >>
Cafe Society dished out five Guess Where? contests last week, ranging from a wedge salad dressed with blue cheese and bacon from Park Burger to a king-sized Mideast feast from Jerusalem to a scoop of seasonal Palisade peach ice cream from Fired Up. And then there was the burger...a crumbly sphere of ... More >>
Back in 1994, Udi Baron started a ready-to-eat sandwich business with his wife, Fern. Since then, and with the help of additional family members, that shop has spawned a bakery that supplies home pantries and restaurants, a catering company, a granola-maker, a national gluten-free line, a han ... More >>
Brian Dorsey Studio, NYCIf you don't know who Ron Ben-Israel is, then we're going to make the wild guess that you aren't getting married anytime soon. Or didn't get married anytime in the recent past. Or don't follow celebrity weddings at all. Or never watch Wedding Central, the cable televis ... More >>
Theres a lot to love about Tu BAv.
Tenzin Zopa in an image from director Nati Barartz's "Unmistaken Child." Unmistaken Child, which opens tomorrow, June 26, at the Mayan Theatre, is a remarkable documentary about a fascinating ritual of Tibetan Buddhism: the search for a reincarnated master in the body of a child. Tenzin Zopa is cho ... More >>
A June 17 More Messages blog revolves around a column written by Colorado Springs Independent scribe Rich Tosches about Colorado Springs Gazette editorial page editor Wayne Laugesen. In the piece, an activist accuses Laugesen of insensitivity and more in regard to comments he made in a series of e-m ... More >>
Update below: Wayne Laugesen and Rich Tosches are well-known figures in the Colorado Springs press: Laugesen (pictured) serves as the editorial-page editor for the Colorado Springs Gazette, and Tosches, a former Gazette columnist, writes regularly for the Colorado Springs Independent, the city's lo ... More >>
In 1996, Westword published its thirteenth Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from Best Yuppie on a Harley (then-senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell, who posed for a Banana Republic ad) to the Best New Public Art (Mark di Suvero’s still-controversial “Lao Tzu”) ... More >>
Ah, 1995: a time when entire Best Of categories were devoted to the O.J. Simpson trial, Bernie Bickerstaff and Dikembe Mutombo were still dominating the sports pages, and Mel's Bar and Grill was still new. Check out the winners from our 1995 Best Of issue after the jump.
In 1994, Westword published its eleventh Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from Best Italian Restaurant (the brand-new Carmine’s on Penn) to Best Makeover (the renovated Herb’s Hideout) to Best New Arts Venue (the Bug, on Navajo Street) to Best News for Blue ... More >>
You'll fall for Gold Lake, airy dresses and quirky beach reads.
An update on the Arabian tales makes for a difficult night at the theater.
From the week of June 8, 2006
Analyzing the post-game psyche.
From the week of October 13, 2005
Rose finds a fresh approach to confronting Holocaust horrors.
Dave Kerman thinks prog rock is good business.
Human Rights Watch International Film Festival
From the week of October 2, 2003
This ain't your rabbi's Holy Land.
From the week of June 6, 2002
From the week of May 30, 2002
Speaking his mind has put talk-show host Reggie Rivers on thin ice -- and that's fine by him.
Leah Cohen Festival of Books and Authors
Winning the Governor's Mansion could be a religious experience for the GOP.
A group of Jews ran gunpowder and TNT through Denver's streets. And they never blew their cover.
Everything's divine in Arvada, where the GOP has veered sharply to the religious right.