No other musical genre (aside from reggae) has a stronger connection to the cannabis lifestyle than heavy metal, hence the term 'stoner metal.' But of course, this term describes a subgenre that can encompass different types of metal music and mean different things to different folks; whether you'r ... More >>
This weekend, the city will be overflowing with green beer and folks decked out in green from head-to-toe. But if the Irish holiday isn't your cup of tea, er, beer, we've rounded up some equally exciting alternatives. From a dark side of Mardi Gras celebration to a comedic argument that pits chip lo ... More >>
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 >>
Yesterday, after a few days of soft openings and friends and family dinners, Udi's Pizza, Cafe & Bar opened in the former Encore space in the Lowenstein CulturePlex. The brightly remodeled restaurant, which flaunts an open kitchen displaying a tiled, wood-fired pizza oven, a blue-and-camel hued dini ... 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 >>
Places like Saj Mediterranean Grill, at 6955 South York Street in the Streets at Southglenn, can seem intimidating to the uninitiated. Anytime you have to line up to place an order, there's the potential of an extensive, awkward interaction with the person behind the counter to determine exactly wha ... More >>
When I called to order take-out from this Middle Eastern restaurant (no, it's not Jerusalem!), I couldn't make a decision, so the incredibly patient man who answered the phone suggested that I just throw caution to the kitchen and let the staff decide what to put on the plate. They didn't let me dow ... 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 >>
Even on off-hours on most weekdays, the patio is half-full and there are several occupied tables inside the tiny restaurant -- which indicates that Jerusalem is either near a university or is really tasty. Or, in this case, both.
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 >>
When Christ returns, it's going to be weird.In late December 1999, while the artist then known as the artist formerly known as Prince was preparing to party, and while the rest of the world was shoveling canned goods into their bunkers in preparation for the would-be-apocalypse of Y2K, Kim Mi ... More >>
To say that New Orleans collective My Jerusalem (playing the Larimer Lounge tonight with Michael Kingcaid and Sour Boy, Bitter Girl) is a supergroup would be a mild understatement. Led by Jeff Klein, the group features members who have played in bands such as Cursive, the Twilight Singers, th ... More >>
Dave Parsons/Denver ZooThis dragon is en fuego. What does the Denver Zoo have in common with Jerusalem? How about with a thirty-foot tree made entirely of Legos? Or a bridge in Branson, Missouri, a city best described as Las Vegas for Christians? Stumped? We'll tell you. Bing (if you don't kn ... More >>
Liz KellermeyerJerusalem knows Middle Eastern food. The family establishment at 1890 East Evans Avenue has been in business for over thirty years and the owners pride themselves on their bargain prices and freshly-made food. This goes for their dessert case, too, which is overflowing with but ... More >>
buckfifty.org This week, Westword took an end-of-the-summer road trip down colorful Colorado Boulevard, from Weld County to Highlands Ranch, with many stops in between. This essay is a part of that project. In a city with few highways, Colorado Boulevard serves as a major thoroughfare, conne ... More >>
Theres a lot to love about Tu BAv.
April showers bring May showers. That's how that saying should go, since the Boulders' Farmer Market is now four for four for rain (or snow) on Saturdays. But cold, damp weather won't keep locavores from their feast ingredients. My shopping was a little lighter this round, since it's finals week a ... More >>
We Denverites tend to feel unnoticed and underappreciated by citizens of the larger world. But don't blame the folks at MSN Travel, who included Denver among the global cities with the finest holiday lighting exhibitions. "Lighting Up the World," the slideshow in question, places our fair city in to ... More >>
Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez created a spirited affair with The Bedlam in Goliath.
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 >>
Jim White Presents: Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus (Luaka Bop)
Kingdom of Heaven is bloody good holy Hollywood fare.
The Bloudy Tenent Truth and Peace (Alternative Tentacles)
Zhang Yimou makes a soaring, mythic Hero out of Jet Li.
This ain't your rabbi's Holy Land.
Shivering King and Others (Matador)
Dopesmoker (Tee Pee)
An unblinking look at the effects of Alzheimer's on a composer is more than a tearjerker.
Eating well for a good cause.
A father tries to determine if 'N Sync is a threat to his six-year-old twin daughters.
This study of misogyny in orthodox religion is slow and one-sided.