Here's something to ponder in 2012: The new year will mark, among other things, the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. And, as Chris Loffelmacher of the Denver Public Library's Fresh City Life program points out, "How often does a shipwreck turn 100?"
That's why, when Loffelmacher ro ... More >>
If you're looking to get your fix of cinematic terror but are facing a frightening shortage of cash, the current Fresh City Life film series at the Central Denver Public Library, "The Kids Are Not Alright," is a real treat. The Tuesday night films, all scary movies featuring evil children, ar ... More >>
Corey Donahue.Update: We've gotten our hands on a copy of the video shot by marijuana activist Kathleen Chippi of fellow advocate Corey Donahue's arrest at a Boulder library, allegedly for disrupting a volunteer meeting associated with the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act of 2012. The only ... More >>
This song does not count.Here's what you do: Figure out some way to get into a submarine, then crank up some badass barbershop quartet jams on the eight-track, because today is National Submarine Day, Eight-Track Tape Day and Barbershop Quartet Day all rolled into one. Just like that. But in ... More >>
There's a lot going on in food this week: The West End Tavern is releasing the long-awaited Pappy Van Winkle seventeen-year bourbon; the Green Route Restaurant Tour kicks off at 1515 Restaurant; and the Denver Central Library's Food Fight: Retaking Our Plates, a Fresh City Life Film Series, w ... More >>
The Northwest Denver Toy LibraryWhen Congress ratcheted up restrictions on lead and other harmful chemicals in children's toys last year, it was a victory for child safety. But the move has proven challenging for a beloved Denver institution and repeated Best of Denver winner: The Northwest D ... More >>
Jeanne Faatz.Moments from now, Mayor John Hickenlooper will be meeting with the media to talk about a revision in his budget plan -- additional bucks to save the Byers library , which had been marked for closure, and keep other branches open for longer hours. And where is he getting the dough ... More >>
Carol Kreck being rousted last July.Last July, we told you about the case of Carol Kreck, who was ticketed outside a town hall for Republican presidential candidate John McCain for carrying a sign reading, shockingly enough, "McCain = Bush." Kreck, a former Denver Post reporter then working a ... More >>
Westword published its twenty-first Best Of Denver issue and 2004, with nods to John Hickenlooper (Best Political Upset), the Denver Public Library's web site (Best Free Service), Jeff Bzdelik (Best Pro Coach) and High Street Speakeasy (Best New Bar).
See Best of Denver 2004 here.