Michael Smith

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    Frank Bonanno, Alex Seidel, Jennifer Jasinski, Steve Ells and James Rugile among James Beard semifinalists

    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 >>

  • Music

    June 15, 2006

    Westword Music Showcase 2006

    Be there or be square!

  • Culture

    February 2, 2006

    Final Exit

    The Changing Scene opened a new act for local theater.

  • News

    June 23, 2005
  • News

    April 7, 2005

    Grazin' Hell

    Bush put former industry lobbyists in charge of public lands. Now a deal with a Wyoming rancher has the stewards running for cover.

  • Music

    November 18, 2004

    The Mercury Project

    Soapbox Jive (Brother Zero Records)

  • News

    December 11, 2003


    This hardware store never looked like a million bucks.

  • Dining

    July 25, 2002

    Bite Me

    Majority Rules

  • Dining

    June 20, 2002

    The Bite

    The good spirits of the old Oak Alley Inn will come to life in the reborn Hanson’s.

  • Dining

    August 23, 2001

    The Bite

    Change is good at several Denver restaurants.

  • Music

    June 22, 2000


    If you're bringing something back, why not burlesque?

  • Music

    June 22, 2000

    Hit Pick

    Sherri Jackson

  • News

    February 24, 2000


    Al Brooks and Maxine Muntís theater disbanded last month with little notice. But anyone who ever trod the boards of the Changing Scene gives it rave reviews.