When Nan Desu Kan staff member Becca Cressler collapsed on stage during the Cosplay contest at this year's anime convention, everyone in the building stepped in to help. After two grand mal seizures and an extended hospital stay, the uninsured Cressler was left with mounting medical bills -- but aga ... More >>
The tech world is abuzz in regard to a just-introduced and mighty bold transportation concept: Hyperloop, a large-scale variation on pneumatic tubes used at banks said to hold the potential of transporting people from Los Angeles to San Francisco in thirty minutes. The notion's booster is Elon Musk ... More >>
Update, 5 p.m. March 3: Some sad news to share if you haven't heard yet, Roy Waines passed away on Friday night. Tonight's Royz House benefit will still be taking place as originally planned tonight at the Church in support to Roy's family, and it will also now serve as a celebration of his life wit ... More >>
You may have seen Randall Paetzold's work and just not know it. "I shoot a lot of food photography, so this is really off-kilter for me -- some of my recent clients have been Root Down, Yours Truly, Cupcake, City, O' City and WaterCourse Foods," says the photographer. But when Paetzold's The One Hou ... More >>
As firefighters continue to tackle the wildfires ravaging large portions of the state, local communities are searching for ways to provide aid, even from hours away. In Denver, a handful of local live music venues and companies have already stepped up to launch shows to benefit fire relief efforts - ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsAre you there, guys? It's me, Kelsey.When I called Lawrence Woodson to reschedule my animal spirit reading, I was hoping the local psychic would have anticipated my call. "I saw this coming," he would say, then cackle maniacally. Perhaps there would be a clap of thunder refle ... More >>
Manu Budant Artists will paint on almost anything for charity: skateboards, vinyl toys, cat statues, guitars -- you name it. Now an ever-growing slice of locals are contributing hand-painted bowling pins for the Wish for Wheels Bowling Pin Art Charity Show, a one-night affair on Saturday, Jan ... More >>
In the wake of the largest upheaval in the occupation since its eviction from Lincoln Park, Occupy Denver's focus is firmly on taking the steps necessary to guarantee a safer and more permanent future. One option the group recently voted to support is taking steps toward financial security b ... More >>
In recent weeks, Occupy Denver's procedure for handling donations has arisen as one of the group's most popular and controversial general assembly topics. Two weeks ago, the issue led in part to the suspension of the group's first member. Although donations are separated by entity -- the Thun ... More >>
Somehow, this guy will pay you to eat at restaurants.Tight jeans and awesome hair have replaced the cargo shorts (and jorts) of Austin's 6th Street by now, as SXSW Interactive 2011 is in the books and SXSW Music gets rolling. The SXSW Trade Show -- which didn't open its doors until Monday, th ... More >>
The Dalai Lama talks about 2012.Last week Westword published "Apocalypse No," an Off Limits piece on the 2012: The True Mayan Prophecy, a documentary recently released by PeaceJam founders Ivan Suvanjieff and Dawn Engle. In addition to the story, Westword presented the documentary in its enti ... More >>
Sean Kenyon knows how to pour out both drinks and advice. A third-generation bar man with almost 25 years behind the bar, he is a student of cocktail history, a United States Bartenders Guild-certified Spirits Professional and a BAR Ready graduate of the prestigious Beverage Alcohol Resource ... More >>
Occipital is a Boulder startup that just hit the big time. The company's just been acquired by eBay on the strength of its RedLaser app for iPhones, which scans barcodes, allowing users to compare prices on the go. As part of its big push into mobile shopping, eBay has reduced the price of R ... More >>
Atif Mehana came to the United States from Egypt two decades ago. The 58-year-old spent more than a decade selling seafood to tourists in Miami, and saved enough to open a second eatery in 2008. But now he's broke. Who's to blame? He says Yelp, the megapopular website that allows users to ... More >>
Over the years, I've had the chance to put up a number of touring bands for the night. Most were friends, while some were merely friends of friends who rolled into town unexpectedly and reached out in hopes of scoring a place to crash and maybe do some laundry. Almost invariably, all of these act ... More >>
Just got word of a free album from Beauty Flash, a local electro-pop act made up of the dynamic married duo of Colleen and Patrick Lee. The act started out as a fun side project of the Beebs, but its turned out to have some legs, and here they are with album number two available for your free ... More >>
When Vaux ended its ten-year run a couple years back, it was a sad day for fans, a group which includes plenty of folks here at Westword. If you're one of those folks and are still having a hard time filling that Vaux-shaped hole in your heart, here's a chance to get some memorabilia direct f ... More >>
Eric Stein was online, begrudgingly watching Top Chef audition tapes, trying to figure out why he hadn't made the cut. After all, he's a chef, an instructor at Johnson & Wales and a registered dietitian who owns a company that teaches people how to eat well. He even has a master's of science. "What ... More >>
This pair is out to change the concert business in Denver.
Denver Post reporter John Moore pens a media manifesto and soon regrets it.
Forget the Democratic National Convention -- Danny and Nina are coming to Denver! And the whole world's watching.
Beaten back by Montana State, can the Buffs charge ahead with this new anthem?
Puttling Colorado on the map.
From the week of November 17, 2005
For just pennies a tune, you can build a primo music library and support free enterprise in Russia.
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Forget credit counseling. Now you can cyberbeg to a debt-free life.