The war in Iraq has forced many Iraqi students to abandon their hopes of an education. Some fled the country and had to put their education on hold, while others found their schools destroyed. Recognizing these problems, the Iraqi Student Project, a St. Louis-based organization that has volunteers ... More >>
Earlier this month, Patricia Calhoun lauded Metro State College for creating a new tuition category for undocumented students, with the rate only modestly higher than the one offered to in-state residents. But Colorado Attorney General John Suthers isn't joining her on the cheer squad. He's offered ... More >>
"Mustang" is ready for its close-up -- but don't get too close to the genital area of Luis Jiménez's giant horse, as The Colbert Report did in its hilarious piece on all the phallic symbolism at Denver International Airport. And Blucifer also just made Travel Leisure's list of the "World's ... More >>
Seems like just yesterday -- February, actually -- when the last round of the Mayor's Award for Excellence in the Arts, with the winners for 2010, was announced. But 2011 will see another group of honorees, because the next awards presentation has been moved up to November 3, the start of Denver Ar ... More >>
Chef Eduard Xatruch appears in El Bulli: Cooking In ProgressToday, the Denver FilmCenter launches FilmFeast, a new annual festival celebrating food and film -- and between Westword's own Dish event and potato, green chile and local-food festivals happening this weekend, we've got you covered ... More >>
Toni Fox.At 11:30 a.m. this morning in the State Capitol's Senate press room, members of the Women's Marijuana Movement will mark both Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Alcohol Awareness Month by arguing that increased cannabis use may help prevent rapes fueled by booze. It's a subject that ... More >>
Bob Hancock is a biology professor at Metro State College. He's also "Mosquito Man," star of the documentary The Bedbugs of London. In it, Hancock journeys to London in search of an infested hotel room in which to spend the night. Along the way, he offers facts about the bloodsuckers, as well ... More >>
The invitation is alarming: "Come find out what nasty things Colorado Governor Ritter is contemplating doing BEHIND closed doors." The nasty thing it's referring to is Secure Communities, a federal program that would check the fingerprints of anyone arrested in Colorado against immigration r ... More >>
The sixth annual Denver Food & Wine Classic runs today and tomorrow at Metro State College on the Auraria campus. Today's festivities include an "Art of the Cocktail" session as well as a concert by Ryan Star (Angie Stevens is opening). The main event -- a grand tasting with K-Paul's Louisi ... More >>
Auraria Campus students walk the hallway of the South Classroom building as police section off the woman's restroom.Auraria campus police are looking for a woman whose 9mm pistol accidentally fired in a woman's bathroom stall in classroom building this morning. No one was hurt, police say, an ... More >>
WBC pastor Fred Phelps is a radical homophobe with a penchant for flakiness. Last week, we broke the news that the infamously hateful Westboro Baptist Church has announced a three-day-long protest at fifteen Denver metro locations, including events at area high schools during school hours. An ... More >>
Westboro Baptist Church Pastor Fred Phelps and his gang are coming to spread the message that God hates school?The infamous anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church -- which is currently making headlines for its claim that God was responsible for a mine explosion this week in West Virginia that kille ... More >>
Lori MidsonTyler Wiard, Jamey Fader, Troy Guard and Matt SelbyThe three-day Denver Food & Wine Classic wrapped up on Saturday, September 12 with a Grand Tasting on the wet and sloppy grounds (thanks, rain) of Metro State College. To see a slideshow of all the fun, including some action snaps ... More >>
Magistrate T.J. Cole holds court in the classroom.
In 1988, Westword published its fifth Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from the Best Band (the Subdudes, just going national) to the Best Hungry Young Band (Big Head Todd and the Monsters, long before they started singing Hillary Clinton’s song) to the Best H ... More >>
In 1985, Westword published its second Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from the Best Cheeseburger at My Brother’s Bar to the Best Bronco (John Elway, now in his second year with the team), to another future landmark, the Best Addition to the Skyline (Herbert ... More >>
Dave Maddux lords over his domain: a Snake Pit and a crack alley.
Coors loves the young male demographic -- and twins!
Drums Along the Rockies is more than a convention of band nerds. It's a way of life.
Colorado's gay rodeo turns twenty.
Gifted children are otherworldly, Linda Silverman says. The challenge is helping them thrive here on earth.
The Arvada Center offers an uneven salute to some of the state's best craft wizards.
Arts and crafts for grownups.
For Linda Chavez, the devil was in the details.
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The funk, the punk and the drunk in a roundup of local recordings.
There's nothing small about Little Mike.
A Denver reverend with a stubborn streak keeps the city's police-watchdog commission on its toes--and off-balance
AT THIS NORTHWEST DENVER WAKE, A GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL--EVEN THE GUEST OF HONOR.
EARTH, WIND AND FIRE'S PHILIP BAILEY RETURNS TO HIS HOMETOWN EAGER TO TURN YOUR FROWN UPSIDE DOWN.