This past weekend, I decided to take a trip back to my old stomping grounds, the Cherry Creek Shopping Center. Working there off and on from 1996 to 2013, I spent a lot of time wandering the building's hallowed shopping mall halls (when you work retail, you do a lot of on-the-clock ambling and hidin ... More >>
VISIT DENVER has just finished crunching the tourism numbers for 2013, which proved to be a record-setting year: Visitor spending topped $4 billion for the first time. Where did tourists spend their money? A lot of it went to shopping and entertainment centers. Look below to see the photo-illustrat ... More >>
Within the first few weeks of our relationship, my boyfriend and I had told each other everything. I think that in the modern cultural lore of love, one of the ways a true "connection" with someone is established is if you have the comfort and desire to air all of your dirty laundry to them. I did t ... More >>
Fashion can reference many things in a single look: design, architecture, culture. We recently spotted Taylor Tsakopulos, a student on the Auraria campus whose style encompasses endless possibilities. Continue reading to learn her fashion icons, style mantra and picks for the best places to shop. ... More >>
Fashion steps into the world of fantasy with this cotton candy-colored look. We spotted dolled-up Christina Tate at the Cherry Creek Shopping Center recently; keep reading to learn her favorite color, accessory and places to shop. See also: Womenswear Wednesdays: Jessie Maynard on her Alice in Wond ... More >>
If you asked the average person to name something Denver and Seattle have in common, other than their football teams facing off in this year's Super Bowl, he'd likely answer, "Legal pot." But for whatever reason, neither VISIT DENVER nor Visit Seattle are currently using this fact to pitch their res ... More >>
In his new column, award-winning goofball Shea Serrano, whose recent exploits include Bun B's Rapper Coloring and Activity Book, writes about his life and times. Song: Eminem's "The Monster," featuring Rihanna History: Eminem did a freestyle battle. He went up against Papa Doc and choked. It wa ... More >>
This week's weather has been classic Denver: sunny one minute, rainy the next. To honor our changing climate, we thought we'd bring you a variety of street styles: four different looks we saw this week, including the one sported by Olivia Jones (above), a local accountant we spotted at 16th and Cour ... More >>
Emily Reiman Mudhoney formed around the same time as Sub Pop, the record label with which its sound became synonymous; Mark Arm and Steve Turner had recently left Green River and teamed up with former Bundle of Hiss drummer Dan Peters and ex-Melvins bassist Matt Lukin. The band crafted an exhilarat ... More >>
Last month, Cardhub.com compiled a list of the ten worst travel cities for summer 2013 that didn't feature Denver -- because it was deemed the finest. Now, the company has ranked the best -- and worst -- cities to work for a small business in, and Denver's is number one again. But of which list? Fi ... More >>
With the recent onslaught of snow hitting Denver, many people are dressing for warmth and comfort instead of a stylish spring. Still, a few women managed to inject some fun into their snow-day looks. Continue reading to see a sampling of frosty female fashion, and what practical accessories these la ... More >>
Grand Lux Cafe closed in Park Meadows last week. According to the Park Meadows website, the mall (inside or out) still has Brio Tuscan Grille, California Pizza Kitchen, Champps, Cru a Wine Bar, Earl's, La Sandia, P.F. Chang's, Red Robin, Thai Basil, White Chocolate Grill and two restaurant/pubs in N ... More >>
The idea for Grand Lux Cafe came to life when the Venetian Resort, Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas asked David Overton, founder of the Cheesecake Factory chain, to create an upscale casual restaurant concept for their property. But what happened in Vegas should have stayed in Vegas -- or at least out ... More >>
When we spot people on the street and stop to interview them about their unique looks, it's rare that they are fashion bloggers, too. But this is the serendipitous case with blogger Felicia Renee, who has been running her own personal style blog, shewillbeinblack.blogspot.com since last November and ... More >>
KEGGS & EGGS @ LODO'S | FRI, 3/15/13 In addition to being a Denver institution at this point, Keggs & Eggs has become a signifier of spring and annual monument to daytime drinking. No matter who's playing KTCL's free St. Patrick's Day shindig, the lines start forming in LoDo just after midnight. In ... More >>
There's a wide range of metal on tap this month that will appeal to an equally wide range of metal fans, from doom and grindcore to death metal and industrial, from local heroes to renowned international acts, in big and small venues. Keep reading to see what shows should be on your calendar this mo ... More >>
Our roundup of December's most memorable mug shots may be weirder than all of those that preceded it in 2012. Featured posers include a student accused of assault for feeding unknowing people pot brownies, a DUI cop busted for DUI and -- a first -- the booking photo of a Westword contributor that wi ... More >>
While the weather continues to shift from sunny to gloomy during these late-fall nights, street fashion has seen some extreme highs and lows as well. Last week, for example, we spotted many people wearing their pajamas out and about. But this week, our street-style prayers were answered when we spot ... More >>
With fall in high gear, certain colors stand out on the streets. One of them is maroon -- or burgundy, deep red or brick. No matter what you call it, though, this color is definitely happening for autumn, as are rust and burnt orange, neutral browns and leaf-like hues. We spotted Channel 7's Don Cha ... More >>
Fall is coming, slowly but surely. And while leaves aren't yet turning in Denver, you can see the season shift in the clothes people are wearing. This week we present a double dose of women's wear. One woman is dressed for a ball, the other for business. Keep reading to see how Casie Ryan and Mary S ... More >>
While I f*cking love California Pizza Kitchen, I generally don't like low-calorie dishes, and I really, really can't stand quinoa. And don't get me started on malls, where all of metro Denver's five CPK outposts are located. So I was a little wary of embarking on last night's adventure: the "New Adv ... More >>
It's only August 1, but occasional raindrops foreshadow the arrival of fall. So does fashion spotted on the streets: People are starting to sport pants again. In fact, we recently caught Fancy Tiger's Matthew Brown rocking trousers with a tank. Find out more in this week's installment of Denver stre ... More >>
Last Saturday was scorching, and not just because the temperature broke 100 degrees. There was also blazing local music at the eighteenth annual Westword Music Showcase -- with a record-breaking 15,000 fans in attendance. While many focused on remaining hydrated with booze or water, others were fixa ... More >>
Last November, the Denver District Attorney's Office announced an investigation based on allegations that Kirsten Hamling had diverted funds raised by the Colorado Firefighters Calendar, one of the city's highest profile charity endeavors. Now, six-plus months later, that inquiry has led to multiple ... More >>
As an assistant manager and buyer for Buffalo Exchange Chrissy Giles knows her fashion stuff. Giles has been an employee of the national chain's Denver outlet for more than four years, and when she isn't eying and buying items to fill the store's meticulously curated racks, she's scouring the mall, ... More >>
The basic Goodwill business model -- which relies on people cramming a bunch of garbage bags full of random shit they don't want anymore and giving it to Goodwill to sort and sell for cheap -- offers two major benefits: 1) You can get the shit for way cheaper than if you bought it new, and 2) There' ... More >>
Being that the Denver Art Museum's Hamilton Building kind of looks like a gigantic DeLorean collided with the landscape of Tron, it's saying something that Larry Green's shoes came pretty close to upstaging it. In today's edition of Street Fashion, wherein we talk to random people on the stre ... More >>
In 1994, Westword published its eleventh Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from Best Italian Restaurant (the brand-new Carmine’s on Penn) to Best Makeover (the renovated Herb’s Hideout) to Best New Arts Venue (the Bug, on Navajo Street) to Best News for Blue ... More >>
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