Yesterday, the Denver District Attorney's Office announced that Lorenzo Montoya, convicted of first-degree murder and more in the 2000 murder of Denver schoolteacher Emily Johnson, was released on time served after he pleaded guilty to a lesser accessory charge. Turns out DNA evidence proved Montoya ... More >>
Hit-and-run drivers are well known for leaving strangers hurt or killed by their actions -- but did Alton Kirkland also abandon his significant other and two of his children after a crash that left them injured as well? That's among the possibilities in the latest hit-and-run in a season full of th ... More >>
Last year, we shared our list of the ten scariest out-of-state license plates to see in a storm. But plates aren't the only warnings of roadway dangers when the conditions are snowy, icy or, in the case of this morning, seemingly fine for the most part, but deceptively slick in spots. Over the years ... More >>
Everyone agrees that Denver Restaurant Week has been a delicious deal for the city, but there were a few things about it that didn't make sense. For starters, Denver Restaurant Week hasn't been a week-long for years; when the economy tanked in late 2008, it was extended to two weeks, a span that nev ... More >>
The Prius was one of the great automobile success stories of the last decade. Toyota's hybrid took off very fast -- too fast, it turned out, when owners found their accelerators sticking. And now, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers has announced that Toyota had agreed to a $29 million settlement ... More >>
Some of the best holiday memories are made in the kitchen. The wafting aroma of ham and reheated Hawaiian rolls, the rush to make sure the cream of mushroom soup moistens that green bean casserole, the agonized sighs after reading the calorie count on the Sara Lee pie box. And, if you are me, the sc ... More >>
In the 24 hours or so, fliers have popped up on or near Westword's offices related to a search for Bryanna Barragan, a fourteen year old Thornton girl who disappeared Thanksgiving week. But Barragan wasn't abducted. Rather, she ran away from home, like hundreds of others in Thornton every year. But ... More >>
It's pretty effin' rare that I eat at a restaurant and can't find anything to complain about. I've dined at countless restaurants in my 35 years on this shiny blue orb, and I've seen plenty of good, bad and ugly. I've had meals that were overcooked, undercooked, cocked-up so badly my cat wouldn't go ... More >>
One of the most shocking incidents of May 2011 involved the wrong-way crash that killed Lilly Duncan, a 31-year-old Colorado Springs mom, leaving her daughter Dyrah, then twelve, without a living parent. Victoria Barry was arrested for the crime -- and while her conviction on most of the counts agai ... More >>
Where would we be without ribbon magnets to remind us of what is important? The label-laden Lexus pictured above was traveling in front of my car on East 14th Avenue at Grape Street. This odd pairing demands that all ribbon-magnet readers "stop child abuse," and then seemingly as an alternat ... More >>
Oh, hell. Sunshine Megatron, millionaire titan of obnoxious Internet humor, name-changing scoundrel of dubious sanity and random Denver transplant is closing up shop on T-Shirt Hell, his notorious and wildly successful T-shirt site. That's bad news for all those hoping to stock on up casual wear emb ... More >>
On a wing and a prayer.
B¹Day (Sony Urban Music/Columbia)
Saturday, February 4, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.
Cherry (Naked Music)
Hustle & Flow is short on action, long on scenes of recording.
Hip Hippie Hooray for Marilyn Megenity.
3rd Ave. and Columbine St.
A quick guide to St. Nick and his pals at the malls.
The Cherry Creek Arts Festival keeps on rolling.
Local MC Apostle prepares to battle for the keys to the Kingdom.
Microsoft wants to shut him down. New York's attorney general wants to see him in court. But Scott Richter keeps thinking big.
Dialing for dollers
Brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
When Terry Johnson disappeared, he left behind only questions.
Spielberg's latest gets good grades until the end.
2001? What 2001?
Drive-through dining takes on a new meaning.
Let's Get Free
Peter Boyles does some fast talking regarding his on-air speculation about the Emily Johnson murder.
Kool Keith, Joe Gallant and Illuminati, Belle and Sebastian, Tricky With DJ Muggs and Grease, Reggae Gold 1999
The Pin Downs are in it just for the chicks.
You never know who Denver attorney Brent Martin's going to run into next.