Sitar icon Ravi Shankar died yesterday at his home near San Diego at the age of 92, according to his wife, Sukanya, and his daughter Anoushka Shankar. Shankar's heath had been fragile for the last several years, and according to a statement issued by his family, last week he underwent surgery meant ... More >>
Pizza Fusion, the pizza joint that opened last year at 571 East Colfax Avenue, now offers a monthly buy-one-get-one deal to raise awareness for social justice. On select dates throughout the year, customers can purchase any size pizza and get a second one of equal or lesser value for free.
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There are a variety of events on Denver's plate this week, including an excellent lineup of free music at Chipotle's fledgling Cultivate Festival -- a celebration of "food, ideas and music" in City Park this weekend.
Here's a taste of the rest of the board:
The trees talk to Denver artist Corrina Espinosa, whose work often starts with a piece of wood; a carver with a deep soul, she's made art out of stumps and branches, and whole trees shaded her Metro State College of Denver senior thesis exhibition, Hybrid Zoetic. The finished pieces sometimes seem l ... More >>
Latest Word is off to mark Martin Luther King Day, but will be back on duty early tomorrow morning. The Martin Luther King Marade (that's march/parade) gets under way this morning at 9 a.m. The Colorado Progressive Coalition will be holding its own rally before the marade, asking for police accounta ... More >>
With 23 arrests related to Occupy Denver this weekend, the group's legal team is constantly adapting. This includes a new decision to request that arrestees go through the public defender's office instead of receiving volunteer counsel, as well as frequent reflections on precedents. At this w ... More >>
There's a ton of really interesting stuff coming up this week, and even though book releases are taking the week off in preparation for a bombshell of awesome content next week, we still have some amazing movies, games and comics to check out. Of those, the sequel to the fantastic Batman: Ark ... More >>
Before the Colorado Symphony Orchestra announced that it was cutting back its fall schedule in an attempt to balance a budget shortfall of $1.2 million, Show and Tell checked in with Barry Fey, the savior of the symphony back in 1989. Fey thinks that the current incarnation of the symphony could be ... More >>
Miguel Lopez.Update: Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act proponent Mason Tvert decided this week not to pursue an official complaint against activist Miguel Lopez for allegedly snatching a signed petition from a Regulate volunteer in July.
We've spoken with Lopez, who says he is happy to mov ... More >>
Hickenlooper."Change. Not Charity." That's the mantra at Chinook Fund, the nonprofit devoted to social justice that John Hickenlooper -- then an unemployed geologist thinking about opening a brewpub -- co-founded over two decades ago. Because of its ties to Hickenlooper, the charity is in the ... More >>
In this week's Westword, Kenny Be draws "Denver's Most Dogged" -- a breakdown of the city's rabid dog-lovers. After dividing the dog-lovers into six types -- from Petrosexuals to Dogvocates -- he outlines their every desire.
Click through to see where you and your dog fit in ...
That a person could be in two hugely influential bands is rare enough, but John Lydon also became something of an icon for punk rock and experimental music. The Sex Pistols were instrumental in bringing punk rock to the attention of people worldwide, whether they liked the music or not.
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Lauren Cook.This week, we asked actual twits why we should follow them. And among the many, many amusing responses we got, the tweet by Lauren Cook (@laurencook) took the prize for its timely nods to two great figures in western history. Find out what she tweeted to sell us, as well as what s ... More >>
One of the great things about the Denver/Boulder area (especially the Boulder bit of that) is how many do-gooders we have here. Seriously, everywhere you look, there's someone trying to make the world a better place, from those Greenpeace panhandlers (sorry, fundraisers) perched on every corn ... More >>
The original casket of Emmett Till was among the missing items uncovered in the Alsip, Illinois, cemetery scandal. After the body of the fourteen-year-old civil rights martyr was exhumed in 2005 for an investigation into Till's lynching back in 1955, when the Chicago boy dared to talk to a white wom ... More >>
Sweet Baby Jay.
Dear Jay --
First of all, congratulations on proving that passive resistance is still a viable strategy in this day and age. After all the comments and complaints you made about Josh McDaniels' attempt to trade you for his old buddy, Matt Cassel, you've proven that silence can be a ... More >>