Are we the only country in the world that dresses up like the country's own flag to celebrate independence? It seems strange that we would honor the U.S.A. by draping ourselves with trashy, mocking versions of our own global visual representation -- but that's what we do. And while I say "trashy," ... More >>
Kenyon Martin didn't receive a contract extension offer from the Denver Nuggets, prompting him to sign to a Chinese squad amid the ongoing NBA lockout. Which means no one from the Nugs must force K-Mart to offer a heartfelt apology for a Twitter tirade yesterday in which he hoped for all of Hater N ... More >>
J.R. Smith.Even though the NBA season is in serious doubt, several Denver Nuggets will be in action soon. But it'll be a tough commute for local fans to see them in person -- since J.R. Smith and Wilson Chandler, possibly joined by Kenyon Martin, are expected to be ballin' it up in China.
Kenyon Martin.One of our first firm pieces of evidence that Carmelo Anthony planned to leave Denver was when he put his house up for sale -- a transaction that ultimately cost him $6 million. And the next Nuggets longtimer who could hit the road? Kenyon Martin, whose excellent Greenwood Villa ... More >>
A Wall Street investment fund manager has an ambitious plan to double Denver's parkland -- along with the parkland in other cities such as Atlanta and Cleveland. Called Red Fields to Green Fields, the project would use loans from the nation's banking system to buy distressed properties such ... More >>
Leeroy Jenkins is back! The World of Warcraftvideo game character (and the local gamer behind him Ben Schulz) shot to international super-stardom thanks to a 2005 viral video. While the psycho-warrior has been quiet for a few years, he'll be charging into the limelight tomorrow, June 18, from ... More >>
The Broomfield Council of the Arts and Humanities series Ones and Zeros features film and animation made with new technologies -- like this Saturday's showcase for machinima, the use of video games to make movies. As a bonus, the event, taking place 5 p.m.-9 p.m. at 5019 West 120th Avenue (ap ... More >>
On June 17, 1971, President Richard Milhous Nixon announced that the United States of America would commits its vast resources to armed conflict against a hostile enemy known as "drugs." Yes, that's right. Next week, the War on Drugs officially turns forty years old, and it's showing every bi ... More >>
Sing, Forbes, sing! Nugget Kenyon Martin's birthday was surely better than his April Fool's Day, when teammate J.R. Smith's driver filled K-Mart's SUV with buttered popcorn. The power forward's December 30 birthday appears to have been a happier affair, though it too involved some Nuggets haz ... More >>
Lately, there's been no public progress in trading Carmelo Anthony, making it difficult for fans to commit to the Nuggets despite the team's recent victory over Kobe Bryant's Lakers. Meanwhile, Melo's still sending mixed signals over whether he prefers to move to a winner or ink with a strugg ... More >>
The Porker, Chad Clevenger's street cart, is nearly ready to push pig. "We're going to have everything from tequila-habanero barbecue ribs and pork tamales to sweet-soy roasted pork belly with a cold soba noodle salad and smoked Kurobuta pork cheeks with feijoada beans and Verde Farms micro ... More >>
Who's laughing now, J.R.?J.R. Smith and Twitter -- not always the perfect combination. Last August, the Denver Post's Woody Paige knocked Smith's tweets as immature, while a separate article implied that his use of the letter "K" as a substitute for "C" recalled spelling used by members of t ... More >>
The Denver Nuggets' 109-95 victory over the Dallas Mavericks in game one of their playoff series played out pretty much as Nugs' fans hoped. Denver has an advantage over the Mavs inside, which is why NenÃª had a breakout game from a scoring perspective and previous Westword blog tribute subjects Chr ... More >>
Lord save us. News that Colorado Springs' Focus on the Familiy is eliminating 202 jobs -- the biggest single cut in the ministry's history -- naturally raised the question of whether Focus reps would lay the blame at Barack Obama's door. After all, prior to the November 4 vote, Focus published ... More >>
We'd been hearing about these fun Giant Chewy Nerds for awhile, but we couldn't seem to locate any until a recent trip to Kmart. We're both fans of Nerds, but we're not necessarily OK with how the Nerds factory makes you commit to just two flavors per box. These candies -- jelly beans covered in a h ... More >>
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WSF takes a global position on referenda C and D.
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He was the perfect husband -- till debt do us part.
The Original Pancake House brings breakfast back to basics.
Colorado Arts Festival colors the holiday
PeaceJam scores two theatrical releases -- and kudos from Michael Moore.
Brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
From the week of January 2, 2003
The settlements. The spin. The remaining secrets.
Catching up with local releases, our music writers review local albums to the letter.
Traveling artists present a miniature version of America’s roadside attractions.
Since Qwest swallowed US West, employees and stockholders have been put on hold.
This band lives -- and performs -- in a van down by the river.
This young whippersnapper is wise beyond his years.
You'd have to go a fur piece to find bigger embarrassments.
A police sting on a perfume dealer nets a small-time amount of goods--plus two vehicles. The dealer says the whole thing stinks.
The Nobodys talk about the joy of punk pornography.
U2 brings its carnival to Denver--and Denver shrugs.
The anti-crime Weed and Seed program is leaving behind a lot of scorn and thorns in Denver neighborhoods.
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