The protests led by Jefferson County students over a proposed American history curriculum committee charged with emphasizing patriotism and downplaying civil disorder picked up fresh momentum yesterday. Attendees of six Jeffco schools let their feelings be known, with at least one more rally on tap ... More >>
Adrian Miller is a man of many talents and passions -- judging barbecue not least among them. That's not to make light of his other achievements, however. A Denver kid who attended Smoky Hill High School, Miller soon moved on to bigger things, graduating from Stanford University and Georgetown Unive ... More >>
When Jesse Elliott came to Denver in early 2013, he was only passing through. As the frontman of Washington, D.C.-based rock band These United States, he'd passed through Denver plenty of times. In fact, that group toured so much that Elliott hadn't kept a home address for three years. But a week ... More >>
After the Boulder Tattoo Project commissioned world-renowned poet and 2013 Guggenheim fellow Anne Waldman to write a love letter to Boulder, "Boulder Zodiac" was parsed into 218 segments and tattooed onto the bodies of 218 volunteers last fall. Some of them got complete phrases, some just commas -- ... More >>
The senseless massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, which took the lives of twenty children, including Olivia Engel, seen here, plus seven adults, instantly stirs terrible memories of the 1999 attack on Columbine High School. On the tenth anniversary of that tragedy, we assembled a horrific roster of sc ... More >>
Editor's note: Election day is almost here, and if you haven't voted early, you have decisions ahead of you -- including whether to vote at all, according to Westword contributor Josiah Hesse. Disagree? Chris Utterback takes the opposite position in "Your vote matters: Why you should head to the pol ... More >>
Taylor Swift fans -- and judging by the enormous first week record sales of Red, her latest platter released last week, that accounts for a great many folks -- will be rejoicing at news that Swift is heading back out on the road this spring (to wit, that means 58 shows in 45 cities in 29 states, 3 p ... More >>
In May, we shared a post featuring personal stories of victims in ten unsolved Denver murders, with the information provided by Families of Homicide Victims and Missing Persons, an organization devoted to making sure no case or loved one is forgotten. Unfortunately, there are many more tragic event ... More >>
Artists, by virtue of being trained in aesthetic representation, usually have interesting jobs. Russ Beardsley, for example, takes his skills as a sculptor and applies them to his job as a stone worker. Beardsley, who is also a co-owner of Ironton Studios, took some time from lifting rock to talk to ... More >>
Killing livelihoods and a $2.5 billion industry, the feds attack Internet gambling
Turn that frown upside down! If Senate Bill 60 passes out of the House, "on-premises" liquor licensees -- meaning restaurants and bars, and restaurants and bars only -- would be free, free to pour any beer they want to, even the 3.2 beer they're now prevented from serving by the state's arc ... More >>
Congratulations, Denver: You have officially been swallowed up whole by the Matrix. Men's Health recently came out with its list of the country's most socially networked cities, and Denver, of all places, came in third. Do we get a prize for this? Like a new FarmVille animal or something?
Lori Midson Venue chef James Rugile Restaurant and chef semifinalists for the 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards were released this morning, which gives all the nominees exactly 32 days to chew on their success before the five finalists in each category are announced on Monday, March 22. The ... More >>
The men of Pavement, back in the day. Our new Q&A with Stephen Malkmus, which accompanies a profile of the former Pavement frontman in advance of his Thursday, November 6, appearance at the Gothic Theatre, starts out with dialogue inspired by "It's Getting Harder," a profile of his old band that r ... More >>
Matmos Tuesday, July 15, 2008 Boulder Theater, Boulder Better Than: Just about any other electronic show I've seen. Balloons. Last night, the Boulder Theater was all about the balloons. I arrived just as Lexington, Kentucky-based openers Offthesky started its set. Accompanying the outfit’s de ri ... More >>
The rib-tickling history of Hoss Orwat.
"B" Is for "Boss"
From a royal mess to a people's playground, Denver's parks grounded the Webb years.
U.S. Mint Police
So long, farewell! Local bands said bye-bye in 2002.
A moving tale from the Apples in Stereo.
Horse racing nears the finish line.
Printed matter papers the walls at the William Havu Gallery.
1776 salutes the birth of a nation in song.
Pavement is hitting the road again. Will the road hit back?
A Green Mountain High School student finds out there's the Church of Christ, and then there's the Denver Church of Christ