In December, CU professor Patti Adler was thrust into controversy over a prostitution skit that's long been part of a class entitled "Deviance in U.S. Society." Adler backers blasted the university, which eventually backed down. But after being told she could teach the class pretty much as normal, A ... More >>
For the last several months, there's been a flurry of activity on the southwest corner of Holly and Cedar, an intersection that sits on the cusp of Crestmoor and Hilltop -- a plot that was once an old gas station that's remained vacant for years. But Rob Naiman, who grew up in Crestmoor and is the f ... More >>
Earlier this week, we told you about controversy over CU-Boulder professor Patti Adler, who implied to students that she was being forced out at the university over a prostitution skit she included in her class entitled "Deviance in U.S. Society." Since that post, and in the face of social-media pro ... More >>
Phish, which kicked off its fall tour this past weekend in Virgina, has a body of work large enough to provide fans with endless fodder for "best ever" and "all-time great" arguments. Such discussions often devolve into pointed and passionate debates. It's not that Phish fans are easily agitated or ... More >>
Andrea Wight Beast Bottle 719 East 17th Avenue 303-623-3223 beastandbottle.com This is part one of interview with Andrea Wight, pastry chef of Beast Bottle. Part two of my chat with Wight will run tomorrow morning. A lot of us can recollect the first time we baked a batch of brownies, but wha ... More >>
The latest edition of the Princeton Review's annual party schools list is out, and for the second consecutive year, CU-Boulder didn't make the cut -- this despite being named Playboy's best party school as recently as 2011, and finishing third in the Daily Beast's rankings last year. But despite two ... More >>
I'm Shmacked is the umbrella term for a series of documentaries intended to capture the culture on college campuses across the country -- which translates to videos of partying students gleefully losing their shit. The latest I'm Shmacked stop? CU-Boulder on St. Patrick's Day, naturally. We've grabb ... More >>
This past year has been tough for many people, and we're eager to kiss 2012 goodbye. In hopes that 2013 will turn out to be much luckier for many, we invited some of the town's cultural tastemakers -- entrepreneurs and entertainers we're lucky to have in Denver -- to answer a trio of questions. We e ... More >>
Update below: Families representing eleven of the twelve people who died in the Aurora theater shooting have asked Colorado's attorney general and secretary of state to investigate Community First Foundation and its website, GivingFirst.org, which collected more than $5 million in donations to the A ... More >>
The latest edition of the Princeton Review's top colleges tome, released this week, is an irony bonanza for CU-Boulder. The school, which topped Playboy's party school list last year, and finished third in Daily Beast party school rankings two weeks ago, is entirely absent from the Princeton Review ... More >>
CU-Boulder has spent a lot of time and effort trying to ditch its party-school reputation -- by, for example, cracking down on the annual 4/20 celebration this year. Nonetheless, Newsweek has just placed the university third on its new party-school list, using unusual criteria: the number of arrests ... More >>
R.I.P. FML 2008-2011Yes, 2012 is creeping up on us like my 32nd birthday (no need to send presents -- I will only be accepting fan letters as gifts and creepy Facebook messages of adoration from high school stalkers). Since the world is not going to be ending as some of us maybe thought it wa ... More >>
What makes someone "the most socially influential college student?" Off The Quad, a Boulder-based digital provider of daily tips about hot goings-on, has come up with a (nerdy) algorithm to figure it out that takes into account how often said college student posts stuff on Facebook and how m ... More >>
A Flickr photo."I'm so wasted! Not as wasted as the kids at Wisconsin, but still ..."Important, breaking story today from the Associated Press, assuming you either have a college-bound child and want to know where not send him, or you are a college-bound child and want to know where to go: Th ... More >>
Yesterday, National Public Radio aired a story about Masik Collegiate Fragrances of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, which is developing a line of scents that are supposed to capture the essences of specific universities. Thus far, the firm has only come up with fragrances for Penn State and the Universi ... More >>
Agitprop rapper Immortal Technique demands to be heard.
Mountain bikers and hikers face off over wilderness.
One of Denver's least-understood media projects gets ready for its close-up.
Former Olympic runner Frank Shorter wants elite athletes to kick their habits.
When Stephen Elliott was murdered in an Alfalfa's parking lot last year, it shocked neighbors right down to the bone. Down to the bone, that is, for about 72 hours.
Westword's guide to the 1997-98 ski and snowboard season
BEFORE THAT THANKSGIVING TURKEY IS CARVED, A MOMENT OF SILENCE, PLEASE, FOR THE POULTRY GUYS.