Denver is a town starved for good barbecue, so when CJ Johnson opened Kings BBQ, Gretchen Kurtz was eager to try it -- especially because since this modest spot in northwest Denver was getting good word of mouth from barbecue fans. And while Kings wasn't the barbecue joint of her dreams, she found a ... More >>
For a year-plus, we've shared claims of pot profiling from drivers who say they were pulled over on bogus pretenses in other states simply because their vehicle had Colorado license plates. For instance, a 65-year-old was told she fit the profile of a drug smuggler because she didn't fit the profile ... More >>
The Colorado Medical Marijuana Patient Registry continued its slow but steady climb in March according to statistics released by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. As of March 31, there were 115,208 active red cards in the state -- up 1,767 people from the month before.
Nebraska police officers are increasingly frustrated with Colorado for what they say is an increase in pot trafficking in their state that they tie directly to the legalization of cannabis across their state's western border. This week, the Omaha World-Herald profiled several cops and state trooper ... More >>
Denver blog posts would like a double. The writers for our Cafe Society blog share their list of the top ten dive bars in metro Denver. Talk about tough duty. Denver Urbanism's Dan Malouff on a possible boom in streetcars. Mile High Report's Jon Heath shares a video of Peyton Manning not quite ex ... More >>
#37: Terry Dodd Terry Dodd has been entrenched in local theater as a director and playwright for more than thirty years, garnering dozens of awards and other kudos for his thoughtfully crafted work. These days, he shares the wealth as a teacher, too, and as a dedicated lover of a good script, he's ... More >>
Reading is about more than following a narrative or learning facts; it can also be a profound shared experience that culminates in a better understanding of ourselves and each other. In that spirit, welcome to the Westword Book ... More >>
Comedian Rusty Z has hypnotized tens of thousands of people over the last fifteen years. So when I was talking to him about his Comedy Works South shows this weekend and then asked him to hypnotize me, it was nothing out of the ordinary. For him, at least. I had never been hypnotized before. And wh ... More >>
Since the passage of Amendment 64, which legalizes adult possession of an ounce or less of marijuana, have you been getting questions about how it will work? So have we. To help clear the foggy air, we've asked medical marijuana dispensary critic William Breathes to follow in the footsteps of the OC ... More >>
The Uncertain Sea somehow managed to bring together a touch of math rock or prog with splintery post-punk and '90s emo and made it compelling -- think something like Mission of Burma with a country bent, written by people who grew up hearing stuff like Sunny Day Real Estate with a touch of Codeine's ... More >>
Taylor Swift fans -- and judging by the enormous first week record sales of Red, her latest platter released last week, that accounts for a great many folks -- will be rejoicing at news that Swift is heading back out on the road this spring (to wit, that means 58 shows in 45 cities in 29 states, 3 p ... More >>
New Belgium BrewingThe Great American Beer Festival can be daunting. After all, there are 2,200 beers on tap from 462 breweries all over the country, and the three-day event takes place in a massive convention hall filled with 49,000 of sweating, drunk, pretzel-wearing hopheads. What's the b ... More >>
From the Dirty South of the ATL to the fields of Kentucky and Nebraska to places as far away as South Africa, rapper and musician Proxy has been many places sharing his music and his service. Throughout his travels, though, Proxy says he became the man he felt he was supposed to be right he ... More >>
Just one month after celebrating its two-year anniversary, one of Denver's best-named -- and indeed, longest-named -- cafes is closing its doors for good this weekend. Baked Stuffed Bunz on the Run Eatery, located at 1432 East 22nd Avenue, had earned a following for its German meat and veggi ... More >>
We Coloradans are good at many things: We excel at making SmartWools and long underwear look sexy, for example. We're skilled enough to golf in January and ski in June. We can out-breathe anyone from the Midwest. But most important, Coloradans know how to put the hurt on a case of Pabst Blue ... More >>
As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation, our latest feature. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>
As those who've spent any amount of time on the road can attest, touring can be either exhilarating or exhausting. Like anything else, there's high points and low points. Most of the time, though, it falls somewhere in the middle. Days are spent in constant motion it seems on long, mundane drives ... More >>
Friday, April 10, Pepsi Center, 303-830-8497.
Fancy us: We caught a few songs from one of the best unsigned singer-songwriters in the country (that's a designation bestowed by Billboard, in an issue that hits stands later this week, BTW -- not that we disagree) at the Meadowlark this past Friday night. Sucking down a few cold ones on the Lark's ... More >>
Big birds take flight at Eckert Crane Days.
It was cruel and unusual to only list the answers to these trivial questions here, but here they are: Trivia Face Off Sample Questions • What team was defeated to bring Denver its first major sports championship? Florida Panthers • Alex Trebek provided the voice of “Alan Quebec,” a game-sho ... More >>
This Nebraska group has international appeal.
It's been dark days for Colorado, what with Ward Churchill, JonBenet Ramsey and Michael Tracey in particular (and CU in general) in the news. How like the national media to kick a good state when it's down. Two weeks ago, the New Yorker sidelined Denver, calling it a "second-tier city" in a piece ab ... More >>
The Kirkland Museum showcases the aesthetic heritage of the Vavra family.
The Boss is a legend to some and a laugh to others. To me, he's been both.
Wednesday, December 22, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
From the week of November 11, 2004
Welcome the inductees -- both individual and institutional -- to the Class of 2003.
From the week of September 25, 2003
From the week of July 31, 2003
Storm Chasing Adventure Tours
Urban cowboys cash a surprising number of federal farm-subsidy checks.
Outspoken and a little bit angry, Desaparecidos uses artful indie pop to question everything.
Wear a badge proudly at the National Western Stock Show.
Despite a time-out for terror, 2001's roster was full.
A side-by-side comparison of William Henry Jackson and John Fielder.
Swingin' Sting? Bluegrass Bruce? Rhapsodic R.E.M.? CMH Records has given Eighties faves a musical makeover.
Once Gary Staab found his calling, the rest was pre-history.
WELDON KEES HAS BEEN GONE FIFTY YEARS, BUT WHEN IT COMES TO THE DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY, HE WROTE THE BOOK.WHERE'S WELDON KEES WHEN WE NEED HIM? CHECK OUT THE STRANGE SAGA OF THE DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY'S CRANKIEST EMPLOYEE.