In this week's feature, "Sun Burn," we go inside the National Renewable Energy Lab -- the federal facility in Golden that has for 35 years been dedicated to innovations in energy efficiency. In print, we take an in-depth look at NREL's important role in solar energy and other industries over the pas ... More >>
Dave Gardner's latest documentary, Growthbusters, could be described as the whole-hog opposite to the messages of either of our 2012 presidential candidates: slow down the economy, encourage population reduction, and stop buying shit you don't need. So it's a good thing Gardner isn't running for off ... More >>
Billionaire George Soros is a frequent conservative target for donating big bucks to liberal causes (of course, conservatives have munificent billionaires of their own -- but that's another story). Now, Smart Colorado, a group opposing Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, sees Sor ... More >>
Updates below: It's the end of an era. Today will be the final show for Dan Caplis and Craig Silverman on KHOW after an eight-year run in the three p.m. to six p.m. afternoon drive slot. We reached attorney Caplis as he was walking into a deposition this morning, and he put the best face on the impe ... More >>
A photo we grabbed from Andrew Romanoff's website months ago -- before the doctoring controversy.It's a critical time for Andrew Romanoff's senatorial candidacy. There are no more caucus straw polls to win or county assemblies to ring up. And rival Michael Bennet's decision to petition his w ... More >>
Dean Singleton's got opinions -- and he's not shy about sharing them.Denver Post owner/publisher Dean Singleton seems to have trouble with the word bankruptcy, especially when it pertains to his company, MediaNews Group. But he's extremely loquacious about other topics, as he's proving this m ... More >>
White House photo by Pete Souza"Don't get upset, Mr. President. I still like you."No one can question Polly Baca's Democratic bona fides. She was elected as a Dem to both houses of the Colorado legislature and served on the Democratic National Committee, including an eight year stint as vice ... More >>
Jeff Peckman, Ronald Reagan and UFOs -- three great tastes that taste great together.When last we heard from UFO booster Jeff Peckman (on December 2), he was alienated by the suggestion of some Denver council members that the threshold for putting initiatives before city voters needed to be r ... More >>
While White House Press Secretary and former Colorado resident Dana Perino (for Michael Roberts's profile, see "New Forecast") fields hundreds of questions from a ravenous Washington press corps every day on subjects that span the globe, her father, Leo Perino, took questions from Westword during a ... More >>
Feeling Twitter-pated? The Rocky Mountain News's experimentation with the Twitter micro-blogging service during the Democratic National Convention was kinda silly due in part to its staffers' frequent misspellings, but the crazy pace of the event at least partly justified its use. Not so the funer ... More >>
After the unspeakable Grinch, Horton is a surprisingly strong Seuss adaptation.
In 1988, Westword published its fifth Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from the Best Band (the Subdudes, just going national) to the Best Hungry Young Band (Big Head Todd and the Monsters, long before they started singing Hillary Clinton’s song) to the Best H ... More >>
Give me Libertarians or give me debt! Or even better, Ice T or Mariska Hartigay! It'll be a party, party summer of 2008.
An item in the current edition of Westword features a few words with illustrator Ralph Steadman, who makes appearances this evening at the Denver Press Club and the Denver Newspaper Agency auditorium. Turns out, though, that Steadman had more to say about his new book, The Joke's Over, and his thirt ... More >>
Be there or be square!
Reel life, real problems.
For Yaller Dawg, it's the Moore the merrier.
Tennis courts new players to reverse its losing streak.
Pro tennis was a path to a higher calling for Andrea Jaeger.
Jimmy West revs up the Rok Tots -- again.
Denver's a mecca for those mad about foosball.
When it comes to rock and revolution, John Wilkes Booze is loaded.
Judge John Kane has seen too many casualties in the War on Drugs. Now he demands a government retreat.
Spirit of the Century (Real World)
From the week of April 12, 2001
Are two weekend newspapers really better than four? You do the math.
Sportscaster Les Shapiro is rested and ready. But will TV take him back?
Carl Kabat has a sacred mission that could land him in jail -- and outside the priesthood.
Inspired by Patty Hearst, Cecil B. Demented rails against the dying of the cinema.
There's no safety in numbers for SUVs.
Woody Guthrie and Songs of My Oklahoma Home
After a thirty-year open house, NORAD declares Cheyenne Mountain off-limits to tourists.
State biologist Tom Beck wants hunters to think before they shoot. It's been a hard sell.
The looniness of Colorado's long-distance runner.
HOW THE GOVERNMENT'S ATTEMPTS TO "REUNIFY" CHILDREN WITH THEIR PARENTS HURT KIDS AS MUCH AS THEY HELP THEM.