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    February 13, 2013

    Denver Bacon Company launches in Denver -- and sizzles at the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival

    Judging from the sentiments posted on the Denver Bacon Company's Facebook page -- emotions like the accolades below -- chef Justin Brunson's maple slabs of hog should have brought home the blue ribbon at last week's Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival, which took place in Iowa's capital city. See also: - E ... More >>

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    November 5, 2012

    Sender Films, Forge Motion Pictures win big at 2012 Banff Mountain Film Festival

    Colorado-based filmmakers won four of the top prizes at the 2012 Banff Mountain Film Festival in Banff, Canada on Sunday, including three awards to the Boulder-based Sender Films crew - all for films featured in the Reel Rock 7 video compilation and film tour - and one to Carbondale-based director S ... More >>

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    November 2, 2012

    Erik Weihenmayer on High Ground Soldiers to Summits documentary premiere

    When mountain climber and adventurer Erik Weihenmayer -- who happens to be blind -- set out to climb Mt. Everest more than a decade ago, a lot of people thought he was crazy, or worse: a danger to himself and others. They couldn't believe any responsible guide would take him on the mountain. Those ... More >>

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    March 2, 2012

    First Friday: Here is what's happening tonight in four art districts around town

    While First Friday is synonymous with the Art District on Santa Fe for some people, there are events in other districts as well. Here's a selection of happenings tonight -- from the Navajo, Tennyson, River North and, yes, the Santa Fe art districts.

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    February 16, 2012

    Suzi Q. Smith, this week's cover poet, nominated for a Cultural Arts Leader award

    ​In this week's cover story, "Slam, Bam, Thank You, Ma'am," Westword followed local poet (and national award winner) Suzi Q. Smith on her journeys as a full-time artist. Smith's list of accolades is not a short one: She is currently ranked the number three female slam poet in the world, and he ... More >>

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    November 17, 2011

    Starz Denver Film Fest attendance, revenue up, Starz FilmCenter replacement search goes on

    Tom Botelho.​Denver Film Society executive director Tom Botelho is still recovering from the just-concluded Starz Denver Film Festival; he's got a severe cold. But the word of mouth about the fest makes him feel better, and so do attendance and revenue figures, both of which appear to be up ov ... More >>

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    June 28, 2011

    Lola's Don Julio bartending competition serves up "luxury drops"

    Jenny AnBrian Melton's drink included coconut powder, maple agave, sea salt and toasted coconut.​Fourteen bartenders. Twenty minutes. One winner of an iPad. That was roughly the formula for the bartending competition Sunday night at Lola, sponsored by Don Julio. Using either Don Julio's Reposa ... More >>

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    June 21, 2011

    Photos: Food lust and chef candy from the 2011 Aspen Food & Wine Classic

    Lori Midson​The cognoscenti of the food world -- 5,000 strong -- descended upon Aspen this past weekend for the 29th annual Food & Wine magazine Classic, one of the most heralded culinary jubilees in the country, It was a whirlwind weekend of unparalleled gluttony, hangovers, pig parties, cele ... More >>

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    March 1, 2011

    Today In Stoke: Banff Mountain Film Festival at the Boulder Theater

    ​Ready for some vicarious adventure? The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour comes to the Boulder Theater tonight and tomorrow, then to Denver's Paramount Theater on Thursday and Friday. Tonight's program features eight films from the 35th annual festival held in the Canadian Rockies in Oc ... More >>

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    January 26, 2011

    Photos: Aspen Gay Ski Week got gay

    ​Proving definitively that nobody rocks a party like the gays rock a party, a teeming multitude of bears, twinks, butches, drag queens and the generally effete descended on Colorado's most celebrity-friendly resort town this week for the 34th Annual Aspen Gay Ski Week, and they didn't stop unt ... More >>

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    May 24, 2010

    Caregivers' Cup: And the winners are...

    Timothy Tipton presents the "press vape" to Westword editor Patricia Calhoun.​Contrary to popular belief, Westword is a newspaper, not a dispensary or a marijuana grow -- and anyone who's looked in our shared refrigerator will tell you there are almost never any edibles around here. Yet the o ... More >>

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    December 17, 2009
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    December 10, 2008

    CANstructive learning

    The Salvation Army has teamed up with area schools to put a creative twist on the classic canned-food drive with CANstruction. I vividly remember canned- food drives in elementary and middle school; how I'd make a parent take me to Costco to get that last case of Top Ramen for a food drive just ... More >>