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  • Blogs

    September 15, 2014

    Filmmaker Jim Harvey on His Colorado Water Documentary

    Jim Harvey's soon-to-be-finished feature documentary, The Great Divide, aims to tell the tangled story of water in Colorado -- a subject as vast as the state and the eight states that Colorado supplies water to. He's looking at the acequias (ditch irrigation systems) in the San Luis Valley, the expo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2014

    Photos: Ten most unusual "Denver" pages on Wikipedia

    There are literally hundreds of pages on Wikipedia that feature the word "Denver," and many of them include information that'll be new even to most natives -- about, for instance, the Denver Tool, the Denver Doll and Denver Spiderman, who was a murderer rather than a superhero. And that's not to men ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2014

    Back in time: Modern in Denver recalls the last days of Cinderella City

    When the Cinderella City mall opened its doors in Englewood in the '60s, it was state of the art in an almost Disney-esque fashion, all light and fountains and lofty arches, with a movie theater and the quaint Cinder Alley, a tchotchke lane where the hippie kids shopped. But, like many pop-culturey ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2014

    The Great Flood director Bill Morrison on collaborating with Bill Frisell

    New York-based filmmaker Bill Morrison had already made two short films using Bill Frisell's pre-recorded music, but Morrison wanted to work with the well-known jazz guitarist on a longer project. That effort would become The Great Flood, a documentary that they started collaborating on a few years ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 17, 2014
  • Blogs

    June 10, 2014

    Death's Door Distillery freshens up Denver with Wondermint peppermint schnapps

    You may not be familiar with Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, but in Wisconsin, he's a big deal. In the early 1800s, the botanist, geographer and explorer traveled through the state in search of the source of the Mississippi River. He eventually found it in 1832 (it's Lake Itasca in northern Minnesota); thro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2014

    Robert Alfaro, chef of Atticus, on ridding the culinary world of complicated menu jargon

    Robert Alfaro Atticus 1125 East Evans Avenue 720-459-8273 This is part one of my interview with Robert Alfaro, chef of Atticus; part two of our interview will run tomorrow. Most of us have childhood food memories: Lucky Charms, chocolate-chip cookies, flipping our first e ... More >>

  • News

    November 14, 2013
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    September 20, 2013

    Photos: Five nice/nasty definitions of Colorado cities on Urban Dictionary

    Urban Dictionary doesn't just offer definitions of terms like "penalty shotgun" and "MERL" -- both featured in our post dedicated to UD phrases inspired by CU-Boulder. It's also a place where site visitors define plenty of other things, including Colorado cities -- sometimes positively, but often in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2013

    Photos of the Day: What the flood did to Colorado roads

    On the left side of the image above is a shot of the US 34 bypass east of Greeley before the incredible flooding that swamped much of Colorado. To the right is a shot of the damage done by the rushing waters, and no surprise: According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, which shared the p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2012

    Hooters says farewell to South Colorado Boulevard

    The Hooters at 1390 South Colorado Boulevard will close after Friday's dinner service. According to a statement from the busty chain, the brokerage firm that owns the shopping center where this particular restaurant is located plans to redevelop the property and couldn't come to terms on a new lease ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    Photos: More merriment from last week's Make Music Denver

    The 16th Street Mall was buzzing with music last week as artists of all shapes and sizes filled the air with their collective auditory gifts for Make Music Denver. This was the first time that Denver participated in World Music Day; it joined 450 other cities thanks to the efforts of the Downtown De ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Bitter Bar bartender Burton Daniel advances to national Barenjager cocktail competition

    ​Colorado's bartenders keep upping our state's cocktail credibility, competing in national contests and besting some of the country's most formidable spirits professionals to bring big prizes home to the Rocky Mountains. The latest accolade? Burton Daniel, a bartender at Boulder's Bitter Bar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Harry Shearer on New Orleans, media error, and not being the funnyman

    Harry Shearer's new film uncovers what really happened in New Orleans. ​Harry Shearer may be best known as the comedian who voices a litany of characters on The Simpsons and makes mockumentaries like This Is Spinal Tap and A Mighty Wind, but his new documentary is completely serious. The Big U ... More >>

  • News

    March 31, 2011
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    March 18, 2011

    Jason Sheehan is on the move again...

    Jason Sheehan.​...But no, he's not returning to Denver. In early 2010, after almost eight years as Westword's Cafe critic (and six months after his memoir, Cooking Dirty, was published), Jason Sheehan moved to our partner paper in Seattle, the Seattle Weekly. But now he sends us this update ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    Reader: There auto be a law against Iowa cops

    ​For anyone planning on driving outside of the MMJ-friendly state of Colorado this holiday season, we offer this recent post as a public service (and yes, our second comment of the day).

  • News

    May 27, 2010
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    January 22, 2009

    Q&A with William Elliott Whitmore

    "William Elliott Whitmore Stretches the Definition of Hardcore," a profile in the January 22 edition of Westword, only scratches the surface of an enjoyable and revealing Q&A with this deep-voiced roots-and-folk purveyor, who shares more in common with punk rockers than just his record label. (He's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2008

    The best of the West at the Great American Beer Festival

    Drink up! I went to the Great American Beer Festival last Thursday, October 9, and concluded that craft beers made West of the Mississippi River are, with a couple of notable exceptions, better than those created on the Eastern side. Many of you offered suggestions as to where I could find good Eas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2008
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    August 13, 2008

    The Denver Post's error bonanza

    Keep plenty of correction tape handy. Whereas the Rocky Mountain News tends to make corrections at the drop of a hat (or the drop of an inaccurate claim that Barack Obama has dual Kenyan citizenship), the Denver Post is notoriously reluctant to fess up to an error in print. Until the August 13 iss ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2007
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    August 23, 2007

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of 8/23/2007

  • Film

    November 23, 2006

    Déjà Vu

    Despite the title and familiar genre, Mr. Explosion says something new.

  • News

    July 13, 2006

    Magnificent Obsessives

    Three DJs take the road less traveled.

  • Calendar

    May 5, 2005

    Dangerous Sounds

    The Experimental Playground blasts classical-music cliches.

  • News

    October 7, 2004

    The Chiva Game

    American hunger for black-tar heroin has made downtown Denver the land of opportunity for immigrant dealers.

  • Music

    March 6, 2003

    Songs of the South

    Caroline Herring comes into her own light as a solo artist.

  • News

    May 30, 2002

    Off Limits

    Weird science

  • News

    April 12, 2001

    The Lowdown on Lowry

    The city thought it had settled any questions about the Lowry Landfill. The truth is a toxic shocker.

  • News

    February 8, 2001

    A Fraying Yarn

    The white author of a book on quilting thinks her black male co-author is getting all the credit.

  • News

    July 20, 2000

    Bombs Away!

    The government built a nuclear-weapons plant sixteen miles upwind of Denver. But decades passed before the public got wind of what was happening there.

  • News

    April 1, 1999

    The Young and the Restless

    As the turks of Denver's black politics grow old, what's to be made of their legacy?

  • News

    December 17, 1998

    The Village People

    Arapahoe County's most aggressive town wants to swallow up the area's prime commercial real estate. Can anything stop Greenwood Village?

  • Music

    April 16, 1998

    A Taste of Honeyboy

    David Honeyboy Edwards wrote the book on blues in the twentieth century.

  • Culture

    May 1, 1997
  • News

    January 30, 1997

    Mine or Yours?

    Denver mine-safety workers enlist congressional help to keep their office from moving to West Virginia.

  • News

    November 21, 1996
  • Culture

    February 14, 1996
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    November 15, 1995

    I'M ED! FLY ME!


  • Music

    March 2, 1994