People who want an easy life don't go into the food industry. Hours are long, you're on your feet all day, and margins are tight. So why does anyone do it? Some, like Erin Markham, owner of Saucy Noodle Ristorante -- which I review this week -- literally grew up in the restaurant. "I was raised her ... More >>
Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant 2010 16th Street, Boulder 303-442-1485 When it's time for Rachel Best, executive chef of Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant in Boulder, to update the menu, she doesn't turn to cookbooks or cooking shows. Nor does she rely on what she learned in culinary school, given the traditi ... More >>
This Saturday, February 16, The Presser Foot, a sewing and quilting store in Longmont, will host a Sew Day for African Girls. Working with the nonprofit Empower Women In Africa, the store will provide all the materials and inspiration to create cloth menstrual pads -- and in the process help women i ... More >>
There are a lot of ways to open a bottle of beer. There are keychains and iPod cases with bottle openers embedded in them. There are openers on flip-flops and baseball cap bills, wall-mounted openers, countertops, knives and even a beer bottle stick. But a Denver photographer and part-time inventor ... More >>
Update: As we reported in our original coverage below, 6th Congressional District rep Mike Coffman made the wrong kind of news via audio of him questioning whether President Barack Obama was born in the United States; hear it below. That's the kind of ammo prized by election opponents. And Joe Hamil ... More >>
Over the past few years, Boulder has ranked as America's healthiest, happiest, brainiest, foodiest, most sustainable and worst dressed city -- the list goes on. More recently, the University of Colorado at Boulder was named the top party school. So it's no surprise that CU has topped another list -- ... More >>
You don't need a lot of words to say a lot. For proof, check out these finalists for the short-short fiction contest sponsored by the Aspen Writers Foundation and Esquire. Entries were limited to 78 words, in honor of Esquire's seventy-eighth birthday; they're called "Aspens," in honor of the ... More >>
Ridgway-based journalist and recent MacArthur "genius" grant winner Peter Hessler's work spans China, small towns in southwestern Colorado and back to Nepal. Latest Word has more on the $500,000 award from the MacArthur Foundation which was announced its 22 winners yesterday, as well as a Q&A ... More >>
In September 2005, the Peace Corps shipped Michael Levy to Guiyang, the largest city in southern China's relatively rural Guizhou Province. He didn't speak Chinese, but he tried to immerse himself in the culture during his two-and-a-half years there, and while he arrived in Guiyang as a veget ... More >>
9NewsBetsy Long, the former green-biz entrepreneur who blew a .252 blood alcohol content following a crash that killed Mary Warren, a young woman bound for the Peace Corps, pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide and more in December. But accepting responsibility didn't result in a small sentenc ... More >>
9NewsA short time ago, 9News reports, Betsy Long, who was accused of causing a July crash that killed Mary Warren, a young CSU grad bound for the Peace Corps, pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide, vehicular assault, leaving the scene of an accident and DUI. Regarding the last charge, Long re ... More >>
Halloween, fun!When it comes to advertising that is geared to deter someone from something, the most effective -- and most often chosen -- tactic is to use images that scare the shit out of any would-be buyers or doers. This is often seen in political ads and AIDS awareness ads, and now it is ... More >>
Betsy Long in a 9News image.Alleged wrong-way drunk driver Betsy Long, a onetime green-biz entrepreneur, faces vehicular homicide charges and more in a July 5 crash that killed Mary Warren, a 22-year old bound for the Peace Corps. And according to prosecutors, she cleared the legal .08 blood- ... More >>
Betsy Long.Elizabeth "Betsy" Long is accused of drunkenly driving the wrong way on I-25 and causing a crash that killed Mary Warren, a young CSU grad bound for the Peace Corps. It's a far cry from the portrait of Long presented by GreenEdgeDenver.com, a site designed to promote environmental ... More >>
David Sirota. In today's blog about AM 760 morning-show host Jay Marvin's continuing health crisis, I note that syndicated columnist David Sirota, who's been filling in for Marvin on most days, will be gone for several weeks on a trip to China. When he returns, however, he's not certain if he'll st ... More >>
The study of neighbors through their lawn ornaments... Figure 13. Congress Park: Yard Stools Placing toilets in the front yard might yield less artistic results in any other neighborhood of the city. However, in this perfectly pleasant corner of Denver, the homeowner never has to worry that her ... More >>
Slide show This week's Westword features a cover story by Jessica Centers about Mike Johnston, principal at Mapleton Expeditionary School of the Arts in Thornton and one of Obama's education advisers. For photos of Johnston, his students and teachers, see Mark Manger's slide show. And read on for t ... More >>
There’s more to see at the Museum of Contemporary Art/Denver than the building itself.
Why give anything an intent listen and fair assessment when I can review 5 albums in a matter of 225 seconds? Bullet for My Valentine Scream Aim Fire EP 20-20 Entertainment 00:30-01:15 of â€śEye of the Stormâ€ť ARG! This is really, really, really bad metal. I believe that someone from Iron Maiden ... More >>
Yesterday afternoon, after making my daily pass by the Darrent Williams shrine, I drove by the old Ritter/O'Brien campaign headquarters at 11th and Bannock. And what did I see but First Lady Jeannie Ritter, loading furniture into the big, green family van. Not supervising -- although she had a few h ... More >>
Foothills hosts a big ceramics show, while clay artist Tsehai Johnson takes a turn at +.
For Ghanaian immigrants, there's no place like home.
The street is getting hot, but the fight for Colfax is finally cooling down.
The Maybellines keep hope, happiness and the thrill of indie pop alive.
With a stellar debut disc, Nightingale is ready to soar.
This holiday movie will make you very, very Krank-y.
It's Segway or the highway for these Denver filmmakers.
Kent Haruf stakes out the literary turf of Colorado.
A Moveable Feast
May 15, 2003
Composer Michael Serviolo rides the loopy bandwidth of his own Elan-gated invention.
Can a non-9/11 benefit album make any noise?
Judge John Kane has seen too many casualties in the War on Drugs. Now he demands a government retreat.
From the week of September 13, 2001
Songwriter Mark Ledwig would like to teach the world to sing.
Down the Up Staircase.
A couple of corporate cogs can run, but they can't hide.
From Slaveship to Ownership
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