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  • Blogs

    November 10, 2014

    A Denver Tribute to Gram Parsons Featured Two of His Original Bandmates

    In 1973, Gram Parsons went on tour with his band, the Fallen Angels. That tour, which only lasted six weeks, has become something of a legend for fans of authentic country music. Local musician Casey James Prestwood, and his backing band The Burning Angels, paid tribute to the tour, song by song, at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2014

    Review: Stoic & Genuine Is a Keeper

    Stoic & Genuine 1701 Wynkoop Street Aside from the name, everything about Stoic & Genuine shouts seafood. In the raw bar, oysters and crab legs glisten on ice. Emerald-glass floats, salvaged from fishing nets, fill a case by the hostess stand. Light bounces off mirrored panels like moonlight on sil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2014

    From Ink to The Frame, Jamin and Kiowa Winans Are Making Their Mark in the Movies

    Kiowa Winans stands in the garage of her West Highland home, shaking a lifeless child. "This is our stuffed Quinn," she says, clutching the little-girl-sized doll. She's referring to Quinn Hunchar, the actress who, at the age of eight, played Emma in the cult film Ink,. The movie was written and di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2014

    Denver Post Officially for Sale

    Over recent months, there have been rumors aplenty that the Denver Post and other newspaper properties under the Digital First Media banner would soon be put up for sale -- a prospect supported by members of the Denver Newspaper Guild, who published an open letter earlier this week that essentially ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2014

    Score Big with From Deep, Brett Kashmere's basketball documentary

    Basketball is "the sport that best defines the 21st-century American experience," argues Brett Kashmere, talking about the subject of his documentary From Deep, which will screen at the Sidewinder Tavern on Saturday, August 16. The cinematic essay explores basketball, hip-hop, and the way the progre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2014

    Fulcrum Publishing shifts focus to educational graphic novels

    As Fulcrum Publishing approaches its thirtieth anniversary, the Golden-based publishing house is intensifying its new focus on educational graphic novels, which teachers around the country are using with more regularity to get students interested in reading. The topics of these publications range fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    Denver Post CEO won't comment on sale rumors

    For the past week-plus, the embattled newspaper industry has been buzzing with chatter about the potential sale of print properties held by Digital First Media, the parent company of the Denver Post. When contacted by Westword, Post CEO Mac Tully declined to comment about the possibility of a Post ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2014

    R.I.P., Pete Seeger

    Folk music fans woke up some very sad news this morning. Banjo player, guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, folklorist and all-around activist Pete Seeger died late last night in New York from natural causes. He was 94. The loss is tough to quantify for fans of any folk, roots, blues and Americana music ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 9, 2014
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    October 8, 2013

    The ten greatest jam-band meccas

    For many jam band fans, traveling and seeing concerts goes hand in hand. Often when a favorite band announces its tour, folks will scan the tour dates and choose which dates to go to depending on which venue they are booked at. From giant outdoor summer sheds to intimate houses, here are the ten gre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    Dunkin' Donuts: The taste of home can never be overrated

    In 1950, Bill Rosenberg opened the very first Dunkin' Donuts in Quincy, Massachusetts. After he'd opened his fifth store, he was touted as a rising entrepreneur in such legendary publications as the Saturday Evening Post. The little doughnut-shop-that-could now has over 10,000 franchises in thirty c ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 12, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 23, 2013

    Before I outgrew him, Dave Matthews was a big part of my life -- looking back, I guess he still is

    When I think back on the first time I heard Dave Matthews (no, I mean, really heard Dave Matthews), I think of a collection of balmy summer nights in my hometown of Boston -- bare feet in wet grass, a Natural Ice buzz, the beautiful, frightening uncertainty of youth. Me and my friends loaded up our ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2013

    A celebratory clam bake, a class on mushrooms and more culinary events this weekend

    Marczyk Fine Foods at 5100 East Colfax Avenue, is celebrating its second year of business with a New England-style clam bake tomorrow from 4 to 7 p.m. For $24.99, party-goers can enjoy a one pound lobster, Massachusetts steamers, an ear of Colorado sweet corn, Colorado rose potatoes, and butter; all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2013

    Reverend Charles Cox on mediumship, White House seances and talking to the dead

    Reverend Charles Cox is a Spiritualist minister, which means he performs the rituals most ministers do: weddings, christenings and funerals. But Charles Cox also communes with the dead, and Cox will teach a class tonight at Isis Books and Gifts on the history of mediumship and the meaning religion o ... More >>

  • News

    July 4, 2013
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    March 14, 2013

    Round two with TAG Burger Bar chef Drew Archer: "If salt is flavor, then acid is life"

    Drew Archer TAG Burger Bar 1222 Madison Street 303-736-2260 Part one of my interview with Drew Archer, chef of TAG Burger Bar, ran yesterday; this is part two of our chat. Most memorable meal you've ever had: We never really ate out much growing up, so I don't have man ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    Reader: Joel Klatt needs to look around Aurora to see our diverse dining options

    Mark Antonation was in the car last week -- perhaps cruising Federal Boulevard for the next installment of A Federal Case -- when he heard former CU Buffs quarterback and current 104.3 FM morning sports guy Joel Klatt wholeheartedly endorse the food of New Orleans, site of the Super Bowl, over that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    Video: the Rackhouse Pub gets to know Strange Brewing as trademark dispute continues

    As the Rackhouse Pub gets ready to host the Strange Days Beer Festival this Sunday (also known as Save Our Strange), the trademark dispute between Denver's Strange Brewing and a similarly named homebrew shop in Massachusetts doesn't appear to be going away anytime soon. The sold-out fest includes be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    Mustaches: They're exciting, and they celebrate a classic ode to manhood

    Editor's note: Mustaches are de rigueur on uncles, cops and closing pitchers, but they've also become a fixture on the upper lips of the young and the hip. In fact, it's hard to imagine a time since the Civil War when razors were so ignored. But the look can be polarizing, and Westword contributors ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    Theater shooting funds: Money suggested for death and physical injury, not psychological kind

    Ken Feinberg, the "special master" of the Aurora Victim Relief Fund, stood Thursday night in a suit and tie before a couple dozen theater shooting victims at the Aurora library and explained his idea for doling out the more than $5 million in donations to the fund: The "bulk of the money" to the fam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    Exclusive first look: the culinary creations at Punch Bowl - Social Food & Drink

    There were about a dozen of us, all wrapped around a long narrow table, groaning. Sergio Romero, the exec chef of Le Grand Bistro and Oyster Bar, and the forthcoming Punch Bowl - Social Food & Drink, which opens next month in Baker, had decided to host a menu tasting -- a BIG menu tasting -- of some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    Beer dinners, grand openings and pirates on the calendar this week

    Fall is less than a week away, and the mountains of Colorado glitter with gold. But the culinary scene glitters just as bright this time of year. Here's a taste of what's on the menu:

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    A couple of birthday bashes this weekend

    Two of Denver's meal mainstays are celebrating their birthdays this weekend -- and you're invited to join in the festivities. Here are the invitations:

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2012

    Birthday bashes, a taste of Colfax and more on this week's calendar

    "It's going to be blast," says Herb Brodsky, who co-founded Novo Coffee ten years ago, and is hosting a birthday party at the roasting facility this Saturday. "Last year over 500 people showed up -- everyone is welcome!" he says. And there's much more on the culinary menu this week. Here's a taste:

  • News

    June 28, 2012

    The artisan food movement digs for gold

    Are fiscally ambitious heartlanders running afoul of food's haughtiest label?

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2012

    This KISS fan's dream car can be yours for $10K

    Oh, sweet baby Jesus! The search has ended. I think I've finally found my soulmate. Isn't she a beauty? Only problem is she's a little pricey. Anybody have a spare $10K lying around that they can spot this card-carrying member of the KISS Army? C'mon! Can't you just see the two us cruising around? M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    Pete Marczyk, chef-owner of Marczyk Fine Foods, sounds off on why food regulation makes him want to throw his baguette

    Pete Marczyk Marczyk Fine Foods 770 East 17th Avenue, 303-894-9499 5100 East Colfax Avenue, 303-243-3355 This is part one of my interview with Pete Marczyk. Part two of our chat will run tomorrow. Bread head, wine geek, cheese gigolo, butter junkie. Ask Pete Marczyk, the ... More >>

  • Film

    June 7, 2012
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    May 16, 2012

    Ridge View: Tour the facility now allowed to mix abused kids with delinquents

    Should abused and neglected boys be allowed to live at a facility for juvenile delinquents? That's the question explored in this week's cover story, "Bad Company." The facility in question is Ridge View Youth Services Center in Watkins, which can hold up to 500 boys and prides itself on its focus on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    Reader: No chowder? Clam up about the best seafood restaurants!

    Denver may be landlocked, but our ship occasionally comes in -- loaded with fresh fish. Yesterday we served up Denver's five best seafood restaurants. Says UncleDave8: I can totally back this list. Refreshing change from most Denver diners' choices like The Fresh Fish Company, Pappadeaux, Oceanair ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    The Innkeepers director Ti West doesn't try to be subversive, really

    This is what happens when you go into the basement of an old haunted hotel in New England.At only 31 years old, filmmaker Ti West has quickly made a name for himself by challenging audience expectations and assumptions about the horror film genre with movies like 2009's the House of the Devil. His l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    The history of candy -- very short and sweet

    Flickr photo​There's something so sweet about sweet. The cavemen knew it, and were willing to risk limbs and whatever other body parts weren't covered in hair in order to grab honey from beehives. Over many, many thousands of years, the preferred form of sweet evolved from honey to all kinds o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    Film maker Anne Makepeace on We Still Live Here and the Indigenous Film and Arts Festival

    Photo by Jonathan ReedAnne Makepeace and Allie Humenuk filming with Wampanoag Indians​Anne Makepeace is quick to tell people that the Wampanoag is the tribe that greeted the Mayflower. After all, what better way to quickly illustrate how forgotten this tribe is? Almost everyone in America know ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    Fish and a foul happy hour at Oceanaire

    ​Happy Place: Oceanaire Seafood Room, 1400 Arapahoe Street, 303-991-2277. The Hours: Sunday through Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. to close. The Deals: $3 draft beer; $4 wines by the glass; $5 specialty cocktails; $6 martinis; $5-$8 small plates. Were we happy? Flip the page to find out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Cooking with Pete and Barb Marczyk: Lobster roll

    ​Pete Marczyk and Barbara Macfarlane do not leave their work behind when they leave Marczyk Fine Foods and head for their great old Denver house with the big, new kitchen. They often bring some of their market's choicest ingredients home with them, and cook up a feast. Ge used to it, says Ba ... More >>

  • Music

    June 3, 2010
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    January 14, 2009

    Alto pushing cuisine with new chef

    Chef Greg Faircloth is now fully in command of the kitchen at Alto, having replaced his mentor and friend Michael Farrell last October. Since then, Faircloth says, he's "been making incremental changes, keeping with the contemporary American style. I'm not doing anything drastic."   ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2008

    Mile High Makeout: Flying High

    Photo: Brian Landis Folkins A couple nights ago, I went to the Ogden, with the hopes of catching Denver’s own Astra Moveo, as well as Shy Child and the Faint. Unfortunately, pre-show drinks and toe-curling vegan sausage pizza at City 'O City were too good to rush, so I missed our local boys, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2007

    Visions of the Rockies' Future

    Here’s my impression of you begging me to write a blog about the Colorado Rockies: Adam, everyone is writing so much about the Rockies we really want to hear your perspective! We remember you championing them in print long ago this season; also, we remember your many tales about supporting this t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2007

    Rousing Conversation

    Josh Rouse cannot make a dark-sounding record to save his life. His latest offering, Country Mouse, City House, was supposed to contain the musical equivalency of a New England winter day: overcast and cold with a high probability for snow. Instead, the disc sparkles with sunshine, smiling melodies ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2007

    Adrian Dater's Anti-ESPN Rant

    The June 28 Message column features excerpts from an anti-ESPN screed Denver Post sports writer Adrian Dater put on the newspaper’s blog, and his superiors quickly removed. Fortunately, a keen-eyed reader saved the text before it disappeared entirely. Below, feast on Dater’s entire piece, which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2007


    There is only one true Italian restaurant -- back east, in that charmed province that runs along the coast, north into New England, south as far as Baltimore. Upstate, downstate, in the barrens and on the shore, just one restaurant with 10,000 names that has grown the way mushrooms grow, invisibly, ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 11, 2000

    Mouthing Off

    Rounding up Denver's other Vietnamese eateries.

  • Dining

    December 3, 1998