In Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, robot R2D2 is playing Chewbacca, a giant creature known as a wookiee, in a game of chess -- and Chewie is getting frustrated. At that point, Han Solo (Harrison Ford) notes that wookiees have been known to pull people's arms out of their sockets when they lose, pr ... More >>
The first of two new retail outlets from Novo Coffee will open tomorrow morning at 1600 Glenarm Place (the second location will start pouring at 1700 East Sixth Avenue later this summer). Westword's Danielle Lirette stopped by recently to take a look at the new digs. Keep reading to see her photos. ... More >>
As Denver's restaurant scene contunues its evolution into one that can compete with more widely-known culinary meccas, the wine programs at some of the city's top eateries have tightened up their game significantly, too. That's great news, right? Trouble is, one foodie's wine list nirvana can be pe ... More >>
It's a busy time on the "Former Broncos who have spent a lot of time in court" beat. Perrish Cox, fresh from being acquitted of a sex crime, has landed a two-year contract with the 49ers, while Brandon Marshall was traded by Miami to Chicago in what some initially theorized was an attempt by the Dol ... More >>
Shortly before his death at age 43, provocateur Andrew Breitbart hyped what was supposed to be a bombshell video of young Barack Obama -- one that would supposedly unmask his radical racialist agenda. Well, the video's out -- see it below -- and the mainstream media is reacting with a collective ya ... More >>
Sean Kenyon's Ask the Bartender has been on a break, but Kenyon hasn't been taking it easy: Over the past five weeks, he's been traveling (Germany, France and New York City twice), working at Euclid Hall at night and opening Williams & Graham during the day. Now he's back, plenty of stories t ... More >>
Miyamae.A lot of people get cranky at the notion of being groped by TSA agents before being allowed to board flights. But Yukari Miyamae is accused of fighting back in a weirdly hands-on way. The Longmont resident has been accused of sexual abuse for allegedly grabbing and twisting a TSA age ... More >>
A.D.An assistant coach might be canned for a number of reasons. Maybe his play designs were lacking creativity or he was communicating poorly with players. But while those would seem to be acceptable reasons for why Nuggets assistant Adrian Dantley will not return to the team next year, he cl ... More >>
Nicholas Brooks.What's the Colorado connection to the weekend suicide of Joseph Brooks, the "You Light Up My Life" songwriter who'd been accused of being what the New York Post calls a "casting-couch rapist"? His son, Nicholas Brooks, who attended the University of Colorado at Boulder prior ... More >>
Carmelo.Anyone thinking the Carmelo Anthony trade-go-round couldn't spin faster were wrong. The latest? The Nuggets' compensation demand for Melo and Chauncey Billups was reportedly so crazy that it spurred disbelief; the Nets, who'd pulled out of the Anthony sweepstakes, are interested again ... More >>
Carmelo.Yesterday in Carmelo, all hell broke loose. Amid reports about a three-way Knicks, Nuggets and Timberwolves trade and direct talks between Knicks' owner James Dolan and Nugs boss Stan Kroenke, ESPN's Chris Broussard talked up a potential L.A. Lakers swap, with Andrew Bynum as the main ... More >>
Carmelo.This week, reports about the New York Knicks being back in the Carmelo Anthony trade hunt have gotten big play -- as have rumblings that possible Knicks trade component Wilson Chandler doesn't want to wind up in Denver. Amid this chatter, New York managed to beat the highly touted Mia ... More >>
Carmelo.As the Carmelo Anthony Trade Turns. Yesterday, we cited reports that the New York Knicks are back in the Melo mix following the collapse of a swap with the New Jersey Nets. Such rumblings are apparently shaking things up in NYC, and not for the better, with potential trade bait Wilson ... More >>
Carmelo.It finally happened: New Jersey Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov tired of the drawn-out talks over Carmelo Anthony's services and publicly withdrew from negotiations yesterday. So where's that leave Nuggets management? In a position to keep Chauncey Billups (which is great), but receive ... More >>
Carmelo.As predicted, all the breathless talk among the local media about Carmelo Anthony possibly being traded to the New Jersey Nets yesterday proved to be premature, probably because Melo would much rather go to the New York Knicks. Now, however, there are signs that the Knicks may be look ... More >>
Lately, there's been no public progress in trading Carmelo Anthony, making it difficult for fans to commit to the Nuggets despite the team's recent victory over Kobe Bryant's Lakers. Meanwhile, Melo's still sending mixed signals over whether he prefers to move to a winner or ink with a strugg ... More >>
Charlie Sheen.Update: The Pitkin County District Attorney's Office reportedly has no interest in hauling Two and a Half Men star Charlie Sheen back to Aspen on a charge of violating his probation, even though there are plenty of indications he did so during a hotel-room-trashing NYC bender. B ... More >>
Carmelo.The extended period of quiet over a Carmelo Anthony trade following the collapse of a deal with New Jersey is over. Not only are the Knicks back in the hunt, with a little reported help from Spike Lee, but now, both the Chicago Bulls and, yes, the Nets are reportedly feeling pressure ... More >>
Carmelo.Yesterday, we told you about team execs reportedly angry at how the Nuggets have been handling the Carmelo Anthony trade negotiations. But such frustration apparently goes both ways. Now, we're hearing the Nugs are pissed at one squad in particular -- the New York Knicks -- for alleg ... More >>
Carmelo.It was one awkward media day for Carmelo Anthony and the Denver Nuggets, with all involved doing their best to pretend the trade winds that continue to blow at gale force are merely a gentle breeze. Behind the scenes, though, NBA heavyweights are reportedly upset at Nuggets execs for ... More >>
We're sure you've heard by now that Beavis & Butthead, the staple of '90s-era MTV, is returning in a new series to help break up the monotony of the reality-show based programming choices on the network. While MTV hasn't yet officially confirmed what the NY Post reported two months ago, they ... More >>
When you're forking over $6 for your coffee, $5 for a footlong sandwich, or $2 for a blended ice-cream thingy, you're typically calm, cool and collected, right? We know you're not one of those problem customers -- they of the scream-insult-and-kick variety, all pissed off because of an incorr ... More >>
Watch out, Gary!The vote is in: Here's our latest Shmuck of the Week: Bend over, media. You -- and by "you," I mean "us," too -- have been enabling self-proclaimed Osama hunter Gary Faulkner. With Greeley's latest micro-celeb now claiming bin Laden's put a hit on him, the story's gone from e ... More >>
Bourdain "gets testy" about special requestsI'm seeing a lot of commentary about this New York Post story detailing how a growing group of chefs, including Momofuku's David Chang and Anthony Bourdain, are refusing off-menu requests from diners. Their comments are mostly triumphant validations ... More >>
Ace almost topless.Us magazine reportedly thinks American Idol alum Ace Young gets sexier the less he's wearing in the Broadway revival of Hair. But Young credits his naturalness in the role to his Boulder upbringing -- specifically growing up in an environment with plenty of hippies and drug ... More >>
Joseph Brodsky's keen nose led him to one of the most expensive coffees around.In the 2006 Westword story "Pot of Gold," we detailed a strange expedition to the wilds of Ethiopia to find the fabled origins of the Geisha, one of the world's most celebrated and expensive coffees. Among the coff ... More >>
"This is getting crazy now..."The rumor mill around the Broncos' Brandon Marshall is cranking at a feverish pitch -- and the latest reports about possible interest from the New York Jets provide a primer in how speculation builds in the current media age. The starting points for these whispe ... More >>
"Where do I sign?"Last week, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning stirred up a mini-controversy in Dallas when he signed his name on the wall of the visitors locker room at the new and lavish Cowboys Stadium. In response to gripes from the Cowboys' Bradie James about this supposed act of ... More >>
Eddie Murphy going down the tube in "Imagine That." As Patricia Calhoun implies in this morning's Wake-Up Call, Imagine That, the new Eddie Murphy flick, much of which was filmed in Denver circa 2007, hasn't exactly enraptured those film reviewers still fortunate enough to have a job. Metacritic.co ... More >>
Lip Dub: Supermodel from NonSociety on Vimeo. Looks like former Broncos baller Jay Cutler's getting to hang with higher-profile babes now that he's ensconced in Chicago. The New York Post's Page Six reports that Sweet Baby Jay was seen in the company of "Internet celebrity" and "fame whore" Julia A ... More >>
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