Denver blog posts are working up an appetite. Over at our Cafe Society blog, Patricia Calhoun reveals that Yahoo's The Daily Meal has named Denver's Ho Mei the third worst restaurant in the entire country. Congrats! At Colorado Pols, Michael Lund criticizes what he sees a USA Today headline about ... More >>
Late last night, it became official: Senator John Morse and Representative Angela Giron lost recall elections prompted by their support of firearms-control bills. The defeats thrilled gun-rights groups and conservatives, while disappointing progressives who'd recently rejoiced over the measures' pas ... More >>
Gun enthusiasts have long accused Colorado's Democratic leadership of "following the script" established by major gun-control advocacy groups, such as Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG), in their campaign to pass legislation expanding background checks and limiting magazine capacity -- two measures ... More >>
Pro-gun advocates, including members of the NRA and the Rocky Mountain Gun Owners club, held a rally today at Cherry Creek State Park, near where a memorial ceremony was being held for the victims of Aurora theater shootings, on the eve of the first anniversary of those events. The memorial ceremon ... More >>
Denver blog posts are just warming up. Colorado Pols shares a letter praising the NRA from a Florence con who's looking forward to rearming once he's out of the hoosgow. Denver Egotist highlights the Flobots' take on the Bradley Manning prosecution. At Mile High Mamas, Dr. Ashley Norris offers se ... More >>
It should be all hearts and flowers when Governor John Hickenlooper signs the civil unions bill at History Colorado this afternoon. But we're betting that this historic moment will also have a history-making amount of security, given the vehement response to Hickenlooper's signing of three gun measu ... More >>
With Denver's local comedy scene finally beginning to catch up with Comedy Work's national acts -- in terms of both talent and swelling audience numbers -- we figured it was time to assemble some of our favorite standup shows for the coming month. As we salivate over the smorgasbord of Denver's incr ... More >>
If you're going into the weekend with a nearly empty wallet, don't fret. From ten cent art openings to comedy debates to a cult film about a sugar addict, there are plenty of events you can enjoy on a shoestring -- or at least for under ten bucks. For a complete listing of events in town, visit the ... More >>
The most common byproduct of politics is high blood pressure, and no one experiences that kind of pre-stroke madness like standup comedian Lewis Black. With his shaky hands, bulging eyes and unbuttoned suit, Black often appears as an out-of-work schmuck who writes angry letters to the White House an ... More >>
On the first day of Colorado's legislative session, dueling protests competed for the attention of passersby on either side of Lincoln Street. As the crowd at the Capitol for a pro-guns rally grew, an anti-fracking group remained small. Still, both shouted, sometimes at the Capitol and a few times d ... More >>
Since the horrific mass shooting in Connecticut that claimed the lives of twenty children, there has been a renewed gun-control debate in Colorado -- along with a record-breaking number of residents looking to buy guns. Now a Littleton business that offers gun classes says it's seeing unprecedented ... More >>
After a week of silence since the Sandy Hook massacre, the National Rifle Association today said that more guns need to be part of the strategy to stop this kind of violence. Meanwhile, families of the victims of the Aurora shooting and the Columbine tragedy came together for an emotional press conf ... More >>
Sam Levin's interview with Denver mayor Michael Hancock, who said he won't use the Aurora theater shooting to push for gun control, led a number of readers to discuss whether bans and prohibitions make us safer or less at risk. Below is a conversation in which both parties use facts and figures to b ... More >>
There were definitely signs. When Westword was working on "Mr. Right?," our cover story on Ali Hassan, the son of a political powerhouse couple who was recruited by the Republican Party to run for the House District 56 seat in 2008, the 27-year-old candidate took a break from the interview for a qui ... More >>
Betsy Markey.Over here, you Denver blog post fans, you. Colorado Pols offers the surprising news that Dem Betsy Markey has won the NRA's endorsement over the very conservative Cory Gardner. Them's shootin' words! Denver Egotist on the next creative hotbed: here. Inside the Rockies' Tracy R ... More >>
Is that a gun in your pocket? When Michael Bennet was just a baby/his mama told him, son/always be a good boy/don't ever play with guns. But that (weird, re-imagined-by-me Johnny Cash lyric) didn't stop him from voting for them. Now he and fellow Sen. Mark Udall are in trouble -- at least with ... More >>
Exposing the Denver Election Commission is as easy as falling off a blog.
Thursday, February 2, Lion's Lair, 303-320-9200.
The Independence Institute raises funds the American way
The Cherry Creek Shooting Center finds itself under the gun.
Guns, alcohol and tobacco fuel the sport of politics.
Brave New World
Baseball's sunshine still peeks out among the clouds.
From the week of November 28, 2002
Colorado's once and future governor wins points with bullets, not ballots.
A smashing campaign
Federal prisons are filling up with people whose only crime is the possession of a gun.
In the wake of last week's terrorist attack, local big-gun lovers were deadly serious about staging their Fun Shoot.
Tim Burton monkeys around with an icon, but is it evolution?
Tim Burton monkeys around with an icon, but is it evolution?
Michael Moore gets out of his La-Z-Boy to find The Awful Truth.
Ask John Bray if Denver's gun laws are too strict.
The Colorado Legislature has its Ten Commandments.
Gun Show, through February 6, at Pirate
A rocky week...
Is that a banana in your pocket, or was Bob Silva elected sheriff?