While Ruby Hill Park is a popular sledding spot during the winter months, starting June 2016 the park (near South Platte River Drive and West Florida Avenue) will be home to fifty free concerts a year. Work will begin on the 7,500-person Levitt Pavilion next spring.
Nothing is sadder than when celebrities dabble in the food-service industry and fail miserably at it -- except when the food fails are so completely predictable that even a dumb-as-a-rock celebrity should have known better. Over the weekend the lady-centric (and arguably un-feminist) steakhouse SHe ... 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 ... More >>
Dog Haus, a gourmet hot-dog chain based in Southern California, is getting ready to mark Denver's turf next year. See also: Dunkin' Donuts opens today, Voodoo Doughnut tomorrow
In the same way that artists like Rembrandt, Diego Velazquez and Picasso were able to abridge an era through painting, California-based, New York-bred, Justin Bua (due tonight at SoGnar's Shedded Beats at Cervantes') has done so with the hip-hop generation. With a trademark style, Bua has transforme ... More >>
Josh Schwab's doughnuts may be glazed, but he's not confused about where his business is going. After nearly a year of selling doughnuts at farmers' markets and a few cafes, the owner of Glazed and Confuzed Doughnuts is ready to open the doors of a new brick-and-mortar shop this fall. And as his dou ... More >>
We recently shared a list of the ten worst travel cities -- a roster on which Denver finished first -- as judged by inexpensive flights, short travel times to popular destinations and accessibility. But what if you're more interested in another type of accessibility -- such as the ease of finding ve ... More >>
Ask people to name Colorado's best-ever athletes and you'll hear references to the likes of John Elway, Dave Logan and Missy Franklin. But they all moved to the state rather than being born here. So who are the greatest Colorado athletes as listed by Wikipedia who actually qualify as natives? We've ... More >>
The prayers, pleas and entreaties of Coloradans have been heard, and we are finally getting a Trader Joe's store at the Twenty Ninth Street mall in Boulder in 2013. The hoopla surrounding this blessed event -- akin to the birth of the Christ child -- has some uninitiated locals wondering why ... More >>
When many people are asked for first impressions about Boulder, they think of weed, beautiful scenery, weed, a healthy lifestyle, weed, CU and weed, in that order. But frugality? Not so much -- and that's appropriate according to ShopAtHome.com, which specializes in printable coupons and onli ... More >>
There is a point at which, I think, we all start to discover music on our own. I was around twelve or thirteen when the shift from pre-teen radio sex jams to discovering albums I would fawn over (and eventually learn to play) occurred. Up to then, I was listening to music that I loved, but it ... More >>
Lori MidsonTalk about bitter irony. A mere two days after Oak at Fourteenth, one of Boulder's best new restaurants and bars, erupted in blazes after a "false" ceiling of the restaurant caught on fire, Food & Wine magazine released its listage of the country's best new bars -- and Oak at Fourt ... More >>
Attorney/urban-homesteading activist James Bertini didn't even get the cease-and-desist letter the Dervaes Institute sent to other urban-homesteading groups, bloggers and publishers. Instead, he found out on February 14 that Facebook had disabled the page for his year-round, indoor farmers' m ... More >>
Lori Midson Venue chef James Rugile Restaurant and chef semifinalists for the 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards were released this morning, which gives all the nominees exactly 32 days to chew on their success before the five finalists in each category are announced on Monday, March 22. The ... More >>
Eric Holder.Most of Attorney General Eric Holder's prepared remarks to the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference today are of the attaboy variety: At one point, he says, "I have come to Denver today with one simple message from Washington: 'We got your back.'" But t ... More >>
Tony Romo.Your 3-0 Broncos face their biggest test this Sunday, when they take on the Dallas Cowboys and Tony Romo, a talented but erratic QB who's prone to distractions, as demonstrated by his high-profile relationship with buxom, brain-challenged Jessica Simpson. Unfortunately, Romo has bro ... More >>
A Shoreline Dream, Moonspeed, SonnenblumeThursday, February 26, 2009Bluebird TheaterBetter Than: Taking OxyContin and staring at clouds.Maybe it's the pretty sunsets, or maybe it's the lack of oxygen, but Denver has the makings of a surprisingly good bliss-rock scene. Last night's all-local lineup a ... More >>
A feature article about the difficulties facing the up-for-sale Rocky Mountain News plus a sidebar about Rocky journalists who could land at the Denver Post and a piece about the Rocky-Post joint operating agreement appear in the December 11 Westword. As a bonus, we're also offering a series of outt ... More >>
This past weekend, the New York Times published "A Penny For My Thoughts? ," a Maureen Dowd column that focused on James Macpherson, publisher of the online publication Pasadena Now. To save money, Dowd writes, Macpherson sacked his staff of seven Pasadena-based staffers and replaced them with six c ... More >>
Actor John Ashton addressed the Colorado Legislature Tuesday, urging lawmakers to support a new economic incentive for moviemakers. No, not that John Ashton. The guy testifying was the John Ashton of Beverly Hills Cop, who now lives in Fort Collins. Coloradoâ€™s original John Ashton -- John C. Ashto ... More >>
If your wife can kick your ass, you might be an American Gladiator.
Everyone into the gene pool at the hi-dive.
Rumor Has It…this Graduate tribute deserves no honors.
Monday, March 21, Gothic Theatre, 303-788-0984; Tuesday, March 22, Fox Theatre, 303-447-0095.
Kill Bill's missing something -- like, oh, an ending.
From the week of August 8, 2003
Holiday football reveals a new Colorado ailment.
Mick Jagger transforms Andy Garcia into The Man From Elysian Fields.
White Oleander is blonde but ambitionless.
Larry Gelbart is one of TV's last great writers. So why can't he stay tuned?
A haywire computer stops CU short of its goal.
The Beloved Invaders ride the wave.
With Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Ang Lee kicks the martial-arts movie to the art-house crowd.
Michael Paglia's brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
The programming secrets toies er's old-time formats radio.
The Pin Downs are in it just for the chicks.