It's been six months to the day since the passage of Amendment 64, which allows adults 21 and over in Colorado to use and possess small amounts of marijuana -- and just under five months since Governor John Hickenlooper signed it into law. But even as legislators rush to finish A64-related pot bills ... More >>
Smashburger, a homegrown burger chain, just opened a new location in Costa Rica. And so far, it's been a smashing success, with a special, indigenous burger and fries combo and more international flavors to come. See also: -Smashburger and New Belgium team up on burger-and-beer pairings -Smashbur ... More >>
In Rudy Ch. Garcia's debut novel, The Closet of Discarded Dreams, a man awakens in a strange, surreal world made up of dreams -- his own, and everyone else's. In this bizarre place, Che Guevara and Marilyn Monroe debate philosophy and no one ever dies, but not everything is as wonderful as it seems. ... More >>
Brazilian music and dance are taking over Boulder for the first annual Colorado Brazil Fest, hosted by the Boulder Samba School. The three-day Brazilian culture immersion festival, from Aug. 2-4, will feature music and dance performances showcasing local talent, a variety of workshops, Capoeira demo ... More >>
We released our 2012 Summer Guide in June, including hundreds of events and opportunities to escape both in the city and in the great outdoors. Each Thursday, we'll roll out the best things to do this week, making it easier for you to plan your summer. Among this week's listings are the Westword Mus ... More >>
Beginning at 9:45 a.m., Spirit Airlines will celebrate its return to Denver International Airport with a slew of events, including the first landing of a flight from the discount carrier in eight years. But something else is arriving along with this Las Vegas-to-Denver junket -- terrible publicity ... More >>
Hot Lunch Apostles, a play by Boulder poet and playwright Sidney Goldfarb, will open at New York's La MaMa Ellen Stewart Theatre on March 1 as part of the fabled Off-off-Broadway theater's fifty-year celebration. Produced by the Talking Band, a collaborative group that spins evocative tapestries of ... More >>
Andrew Romanoff.Andrew Romanoff returns his calls, but it may take him a while. We dialed the ex-Colorado House speaker and Senate candidate for our November 22 interview with Democrat Joe Miklosi, who's taking on Mike Coffman in the 6th Congressional District, about rumors that he was being ... More >>
Tom Botelho.Denver Film Society executive director Tom Botelho is still recovering from the just-concluded Starz Denver Film Festival; he's got a severe cold. But the word of mouth about the fest makes him feel better, and so do attendance and revenue figures, both of which appear to be up ov ... More >>
Lori Midson Justin Cucci Root Down 1600 West 33rd Avenue 303-993-4200 www.rootdowndenver.com This is part two of my interview with Justin Cucci, owner and executive chef of Root Down and Linger. Part one of my interview with Cucci ran in this space yesterday. Favorite restaurant in Amer ... More >>
Denver has lots of great Mexican restaurants, a few good Latin American restaurants, and not many South American restaurants. But Fogo de Chao, which opened this summer, would be a great restaurant on any continent. Here are Denver's ten top way-south-of-the-border restaurants. Aji Latin Ame ... More >>
Irish food and wine rule the night at Lannies.
The December 1 blog "Boulder's Milk Boycott Missing One Thing: Milk" tells of a protest against the Cinemark movie-theater chain, whose head man, Alan Stock, donated $9,999 to the California campaign to outlaw gay marriage. Locals activists inspired by a campaign headquartered on the web at NoMILKfo ... More >>
From the week of September 25, 2008
Adolfo Perez Esquivel speaks out.
From the week of 9/20/2007
From the week of September 14, 2006
A clipboard and a camera will get you anywhere -- even on The Real World.
Aussie Rules Football reaches out to the untapped Yank talent pool.
Remembering the films that heated up cinemas this year.
The DAM's Tiwanaku is an impressive, groundbreaking exhibit.
Trumbo: Red, White & Blacklisted offers a timely, if timid, lesson.
Look who's mad at Dick Lamm now!
Newmont Mining, Machu Picchu and the Museum of Nature & Science make strange bedfellows.
Or, what does Miramax have against Asian films?
In The Dancer Upstairs, Bardem is the calm amid the political storm.
Dance to the música at Tequila le Club.
From the week of August 15, 2002
Two Colorado activists face prison for protesting America's own "terrorist training camp."
What's new is modern all over again at three Denver venues.
In a class by itself...
The statue doesn't look like a traditional Our Lady of Guadalupe. But its appearance is just the start of the mystery.
July 30 - August 5, 1998
Frying taco shells, growing zinnias--it's all in a day's work for Colorado prisoners.