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  • Blogs

    July 29, 2013

    Underage prostitution: Nine Denver juveniles recovered, six pimps busted in FBI operation

    Earlier this morning, the FBI announced the results of Operation Cross Country, a three-day, nationwide operation targeted victims of underage prostitution and the criminals profiting from it. According to the feds, 105 juveniles were recovered as a result of the effort, and 150 pimps were busted. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2013

    Buzz Osborne of the Melvins on how the band chose covers for Everybody Loves Sausages

    Melvins have been an influence on some of the most sonically forward-thinking rock bands and other musical experimentalists of the last three decades. Impossible to consistently pigeonhole as simply punk, or metal, or even rock, Melvins have set a high bar for integrity, both as a live band and as a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    Westword Music Showcase recap from Cantina

    Every year at the Westword Music Showcase, we enlist our army of Backbeat wordsmiths to host various stages. In addition to their emcee duties, we ask them to pull double duty by submitting a travelogue of their individual stage. Stephanie March hosted at Cantina this past Saturday. Keep reading for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    Photos: Ten best cities for allergy sufferers -- and the nine that topped Denver

    The folks at the Asthma and Allergies Foundation of America recently ranked 100 cities in terms of how good, or bad, they are for residents with allergies. The worst was Jackson, Mississippi, while Denver placed in the ten best cities -- at number ten. That means nine cities ranked higher than the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2012

    How fighting in bars and two subdural hematomas led to the Angry Hand of God

    See Also: Angry Hand of God at Bender's Tavern, 8/2/12 Angry Hand of God started in 2008 as a band inspired by the kind of slow, crushing, psychedelic metal that ran through most of the stoner rock bands at the time. Only this band has really strong riffs that have propelled it from the dark sludge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    The Melvins counting on Denver to help them earn a spot in the Guinness World Records book

    On Wednesday, September 12, you'll have a chance to become part of history and help the Melvins weasel their way into the Guinness World Records book, which they hope to do by playing shows in all fifty states plus one in the District of Columbia in just 51 days. One can only imagine what sparked th ... More >>

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    November 17, 2011
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    March 14, 2011

    Social networking: Denver ranked 3rd in U.S. by Men's Health (eat our hashtags, Portland!)

    ​Congratulations, Denver: You have officially been swallowed up whole by the Matrix. Men's Health recently came out with its list of the country's most socially networked cities, and Denver, of all places, came in third. Do we get a prize for this? Like a new FarmVille animal or something?

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    How to get my job: ballet dancer

    ​We're still knee deep in holiday flavor over here, so this week we decided to catch up with a ballet dancer to help us better understand how one would go about dancing around on a stage as a profession. We talked to Kevin Gaël Thomas, who is originally from France but is currently a dancer f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    Frank Bonanno, Alex Seidel, Jennifer Jasinski, Steve Ells and James Rugile among James Beard semifinalists

    Lori Midson Venue chef James Rugile ​Restaurant and chef semifinalists for the 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards were released this morning, which gives all the nominees exactly 32 days to chew on their success before the five finalists in each category are announced on Monday, March 22. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: ytCracker, DJ AM , Eminem and No Limit

    Photo: Aaron Matthews LOCALS ONLY The funny thing about living in Colorado is that you may have superstars right in your own backyard and not even know it. That’s certainly the case with rapper ytCracker. While he’s not widely known in the Colorado hip-hop scene, he’s a beast in “nerdcore ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2007

    Mavis Staples On The Main Line

    In a profile from Westword’s June 28 edition, Mavis Staples speaks her mind in a notably feisty manner -- and in the following Q&A, which encompasses the entire text of the interview that formed the basis of the article, her undimmed passion comes through even more clearly. Topics include her rea ... More >>

  • News

    February 2, 2006

    Caught Mapping

    How MapQuest helps the lost generation find itself.

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    October 13, 2005

    Word Music

    Golda Solomon keeps her rhymes jazzy.

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    October 21, 2004

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of October 21, 2004

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    October 7, 2004

    The Message

    Company Way

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    January 15, 2004

    Off Limits

    This place is a zoo!

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    September 18, 2003

    Off Limits

    Dialing for dollers

  • Calendar

    August 21, 2003

    All Aboard!

    Old pufferbellies stay on track at the Narrow Gauge Railfest.

  • News

    April 17, 2003

    Boys Gone Wild

    Breckenridge has a bad-boy image, but is there truth in advertising?

  • News

    February 27, 2003

    Imagine a Great Campaign

    It takes more than money to make a mayor. You have to know your way around Colfax, when to cry Republican and how to handle a drag queen.

  • Calendar

    January 30, 2003

    Hot Potatoes

    The head Sweet Potato Queen visits her silly subjects in Denver.

  • News

    December 7, 2000

    The Magic Flutie

    USC may again tackle a football program -- hoping to score more enrollment.

  • Music

    August 12, 1999

    Mose Better Blues

    Septuagenarian jazz poet laureate Mose Allison thrives on the blues.

  • News

    May 7, 1998

    Say It Loud

    Anne Sulton missed out on the civil-rights movement of the Sixties. Now she's making up for it.

  • Music

    June 21, 1995