At Westword, we're all about hometown/home-state pride -- hence, posts such as "50 reasons we're glad we live in Denver and not the United States" and "Happy Colorado Day: Here are 50 reasons you should be glad you live here."
So you can imagine our befuddlement over a Huffington Post article calli ... More >>
Best of Denver 2013 is only days away -- which means winners from last year don't have much longer to bask in the knowledge that they're at the top of our personal roster. We've already shared our picks for the ten funniest Best of Denver awards from 2012, as well as the Best Hair on a Denver TV per ... More >>
You may have heard our annual Best of Denver issue comes out next week -- and we're building up to the big unveiling by highlighting winners whose reign is coming to an end. Last week, we shared our picks for the ten funniest Best of Denver posts in 2012. Now, we move on to something much more impor ... More >>
It's been a tough summer for Colorado -- the toughest in memory. But on this August 1, Colorado Day, there are still many, many reasons to celebrate life in the Centennial State. And Missy Franklin's gold medal is just the most recent. The oldest? Just take a look to the west.
Can't think of any? W ... More >>
Since long ago, the Cat Care Society has employed a truly creative method of raising money for its various cat-related endeavors: Tails of the Painted Cats, in which artists around town are called upon to doll up fabulous fiberglass cat statuettes which, after a couple of months of showcases (they'r ... More >>
Run for your life! The zombies are coming to Colorado this summer, and the "Run for Your Lives" 5K obstacle course will have fitness freaks fighting to avoid zombies while they also fight to stay on course.
It's like The Walking Dead, but at a faster pace, Nick Lucchesi points out, and it's coming ... More >>
In this week's cover story, "Spin City!," we took a look at the little-known realities of Denver's most obvious pedestrians: sign twirlers. Also known as sign spinners -- but never sign holders or sign fliers -- these human billboards come with a wide gap in expectations. At the Denver franchise of ... More >>
When we didn't find many Shit People in Denver Say videos, we created our own. But then
Erin Streets, a 25-year-old Denver designer, weighed in with her own Shit Girls in Denver Say , which Nick Lucchesi says is very funny.
Not so Shannen:
ABC pulled a swap with the first segment of Celebrity Wife Swap, moving up the episode that had been scheduled for next week to this past Tuesday. And what swap led off the new season? Pastor Ted Haggard traded wives with Gary Busey, sending his mate -- who already deserved hazard pay for weathering ... More >>
Big pic below.Update: On October 18, Johnny Hockaday, 28, will be formally advised of the accusations against him -- and there are plenty of them. He's been charged with four felonies, including vehicular homicide, in relation to the alleged drunk-driving crash that slammed the vehicle driven ... More >>
Photo by Nick LucchesiRobert Young and Mark Rubinson face charges for allegedly reenacting Weekend at Bernie's with the body of Young's pal -- but at least they provided a punchline for Shotgun Willie's, which commemorated its part in the bizarre tale with the offer on the sign in the photo a ... More >>
Michael Hancock.Political correctness isn't an exact science. Congressman Doug Lamborn has been pilloried in some quarters for saying that being associated with Barack Obama is like touching a tar baby -- a term previously used by Westword writers, albeit in a non-racial context. But did West ... More >>
Miguel Lopez, organizer of the 4/20 rally at Civic Center Park, hoped the annual marijuana celebration would attract 100,000 people. Not quite: Most estimates put the crowd at 10,000 to 15,000. But that didn't make the atmosphere any less astonishing. Check out samples of our 4/20 slideshow b ... More >>
Here's to rampant dumbassery!It's St. Patrick's Day today, and we all know what that means: If you haven't started drinking by now, you're doing it wrong. We also know that there's nothing like unbridled day drinking to provide the lubrication for actions you will later regret -- and as far a ... More >>
The King Soopers at 9th and Corona isn't just a supermarket: It's a cultural institution. That's why our pals at the Cafe Society blog have posted a photo gallery of the newly remodeled store -- and why we're giving away a $50 King Soopers gift certificate in celebration of this local landmar ... More >>
And here we thought marijuana made its proponents more mellow than our average cranky correspondents.
Yesterday morning, shortly after Nick Lucchesi posted his piece on one of the products he'd seen at KushCon II, Prescription Lock, which ends the "need to hide your weed," Mr. Mezzrow poste ... More >>
Large pic below.Even before the Broncos' 36-33 loss to the St. Louis Rams yesterday, it was clear the video scandal that led to the fining of Coach Josh McDaniels had turned the tide of opinion even more decisively against the young hire.
As proof, check out a photo by Westword's Nick Lucche ... More >>
A new Chick-fil-A restaurant opens this morning at 5260 South Wadsworth Boulevard in Lakewood (the building was previously a Black-Eyed Pea), but the line started forming yesterday. That's because for the last seven years, the Atlanta-based company has celebrated every store opening with the ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" So whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>