Carl Hilliard, one of the best and most respected Colorado journalists of the 20th Century, died Sunday from a heart attack after a long illness at age 76. During more than three decades with the Associated Press, for which he wrote a column that connected Colorado readers outside Denver with the g ... More >>
Alice Cooper is a shock rock pioneer that's influenced countless artists with his on stage horror movie imagery and antics, which included hangings and beheadings by guillotine. Theatrics aside, Cooper (aka Vincent Furnier) is also a talented songwriter. Hits like "I'm Eighteen," "School's Out" and ... More >>
BROTHER ALI @ CERVANTES' MASTERPIECE BALLROOM | 2/2/13 Brother Ali commands the stage like a political figure, only one who's less concerned with appearance and more concerned with the impact of his speech. In the nihilistic rap world of uncountable monies, untraceable guns and impregnable bitches, ... More >>
Welcome to the weekend! Tonight at Red Rocks, the Avett Brothers kick off a two-night stand with City and Colour opening tonight and DeVotchKa opening tomorrow night. Also tonight, Thurston Moore visits the Larimer Lounge with his new quartet Chelsea Light Moving. Cory Branan at the Lions Lair, Eric ... More >>
Earlier this week, when we published our list of the ten most notable people to die in Colorado, we asked you to let us know if we'd forgotten anyone -- and thank goodness you did, because we made a number of hefty oversights. We're highlighting the ones most frequently mentioned in this sequel list ... More >>
Over the weekend, Serena Williams might have been in Spain playing tennis, but she was getting more attention in the blogosphere for seventy seconds of a leaked rap song she made. The results sound like an amateurish impression of a collaboration between Missy Eliot and the Neptunes. The opening lin ... More >>
Slap Shot 2: Number 28.The sports movie is rarely versatile: an outsider, or group of outsiders (wrong race, wrong gender, wrong species), have uncanny talent in their field, but the old guard (typically, white, old men), don't like the change the new person represents. So the rebels have to ... More >>
Brandice RobinsonDJ Vajra proving his prowess on the wheels of steel DMC DENVER World DJ Championship 4.30.11 | Casselman's Bar & Venue The DMC's went down last night at Casselman's, and DJ Vajra won after enduring massive attacks from underling DJs with lesser talents and a gripping face-off with ... More >>
John Rodwan Jr. Photo courtesy of the author.John Rodwan Jr. has long been writing critically about music, boxing and literature. His essays have found homes in The American Interest, The Mailer Review, Blood and Thunder, Open Letters Monthly, and Spot Literary Magazine, among others. Last ... More >>
Note: This story cartoon will appear in this week's issue of Westword. Politicians and tarot decks are amazingly similar. Both were created for trick-taking games, and both are largely used by the foolhardy to foretell the future. The personalities of Colorado's most widely known politicians ... More >>
Opus executive chef Michael LongThis is part two of my interview with Micheal Long, executive chef of Opus. To read part one of this interview, click here. Culinary inspirations: Norman Van Aken. I'm a south Florida guy, so when I came out of CIA in 1990 and moved back to Florida, Norman wa ... More >>
Slanguage tackles urban issues using poetry and theater.
Thursday, November 8, Trilogy Wine Bar, Boulder, 303-473-9463; Friday, November 9, 3 Kings Tavern, 303-777-7370.
Herzog on his acting career, Mike Tyson, and the hearts of men.
Brief reviews of current shows
Brief reviews of current shows
Fight Night Round 3 comes out a winner, despite taking punches.
The local Golden Gloves contest hits the spot.
Bill Shoemaker, though small, stood as tall as any athlete.
Wouldn’t you like to be in their shoes?
Young fighters descend on Denver for the Golden Gloves.
Will Smith packs a punch in Ali.
He steals Ali, but will Hollywood give Jamie Foxx a shot at the title?
While McGwire picked the right time to retire, Jordan tries to outrun the clock.
Out Through The N Door
You can tell the difference between the Post and the News -- but you've got to look awfully close.
Tiger, Tiger, still burning bright.
Forget the Lazy Dog's bark. Its bite is delicious.
Colorado sports went on a downhill slide in '99.
Depsite a few changes, the Punchbowl still makes a splash.
Denver sports-talk host Thierry Smith has survived by speaking softly in a loud, loud world.