Although it sometimes seems like the gang's all beer the week of the GABF, there are many other events on the culinary calendar -- including opportunities to do good while eating good food. Tonight, for example, you can help defeat youth homelessness by supporting Urban Peak at Vesta Dipping Grill, ... More >>
Last week, we responded to a regent's call for more conservative faculty members at CU-Boulder with a list of ten Westword-approved conservative classes, including courses to debunk global warming and learn how to fire Ward Churchill. A conservative reader responded with his own roster of classes th ... More >>
Tomorrow, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee -- and eight ex-heads of the Drug Enforcement Administration suggest that members ask him why the hell he hasn't brought the hammer down on Colorado and Washington state for their respective pot laws. That ... More >>
Welcome to the weekend, amigos! We made it, and we've got another fine weekend of tunes to look forward to. From hip-hop and bluegrass to indie rock and southern rock, there's a variety of options, both local and national, to choose from. We've got all of the shows happening on the Front Range over ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it's not surprising that the most common (and favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off we go, on and on about t ... More >>
There's no question that the President -- in town this evening to debate Mitt Romney -- is a huge music fan. From quoting Sam Cooke during his '08 acceptance speech to randomly singing Al Green verses during a fundraiser to citing Stevie Wonder as being responsible for his marriage, Obama is far and ... More >>
In this week's feature, "Sun Burn," we take a closer look at what the National Renewable Energy Lab in Golden has accomplished over the last 35 years -- and how bright its future appears to be as it pushes forward with a massive expansion. For the piece, we spoke with Denis Hayes, an early directo ... More >>
Over the last four decades Gary Hart has been a major force in politics -- from "inventing" the Iowa caucuses while managing George McGovern's 1972 presidential campaign, to unintentionally creating the template for political sex scandals with the "monkey business" photo during his 1987 run for the ... More >>
Forty years ago today, President Richard Nixon declared war on drugs -- and according to protesters who gathered at Skyline Park earlier today, that's forty years too many for a failed policy that's done more damage than good not only to America, but to countries around the world.
The U.S. Department of Education is eliminating several regional director jobs, disappointing Coloradans hoping for an appointment, the Denver Post reports today. According to a notice outlining the job eliminations,"These political appointees have not had substantial policy or administrative func ... More >>
Jimmy Carter as he looked during the era when he promoted solar energy in Denver. The hoopla yesterday over President Barack Obama's appearance in Denver, when he used the signing of a $787 billion economic-stimulus bill to hype solar energy, spurred memories in one reader, who recalled another chi ... More >>
Spark Gallery celebrates a milestone anniversary.
The dream team that wasn't. Editor's note: To get you in the mood for ballot-casting, The Latest Word is kicking off each weekday between now and the November 4 election with Buttoned Up, a look at political buttons from my family's extensive collection... At first glance, this button featuring G ... More >>
Friday, September 12, Gothic Theatre, Englewood, 303-830-8497.
Bill Clinton makes a point. I made it onto the Pepsi Center floor on Wednesday in time to see Melissa Etheridge belt out a medley of "God Bless America," "The Times They Are A-Changin'," "Give Peace a Chance" and "Born in the U.S.A." -- for the latter, she left out all the stuff about killing the ... More >>
Why can't we all just get along? Oh, and stop throwing poo and pee at one another.
David Sirota describes an uprising.
Alex Gibney, the Oscar-winning filmmaker behind such documentary hits as Taxi to the Dark Side, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room and Who Killed the Electric Car? has finished up his latest project, Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, which will be released in selected theaters t ... More >>
Non-fiction continues its ascent on the screen.
From the week of 8/16/2007
Genghis Tron leads a noisy invasion.
Are young listeners abandoning broadcast radio?
Chicago’s Neo-Futurists juggle reality in their plays.
Munly & the Lee Lewis Harlots
Miracle scores with an emotional retelling of an Olympic triumph.
The answer could be blowing in the wind.
Do You Know the Difference Between Big Wood and Brush (Bar/None Records)
The art of recycling
Local artists put out a wealth of good music this year. Step right up and read all about it.
Highlighting the week's greatest gratis event.
Oh, for Frankenchrist's sake! The Dead Kennedys return, sans Jello.
The Tragically Hip doesn't believe in dumbing down its music to reach wide audiences. As a result, it's the most popular band in Canada.
CLARENCE FOUNTAIN ON THE TIMELESS VISION OF THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA.