When adults think about starting a business, they worry about loans and other terrifying prospects that often stop them from following their dreams. But young entrepreneur Lyla Padden only considered positive outcomes when she started her cupcake business, Flour Gal, at the age of ten. Maybe that's ... More >>
And the wait is over. On September 6, we'll publish the first review by our new Cafe critic: Gretchen Kurtz, the latest in a list of distinguished Westword restaurant reviewers that stretches back three decades and includes Laura Shunk, Jason Sheehan, Kyle Wagner and John Kessler.
Leading climate-change scientists say the chances of humans stopping the wildfires raging across Colorado aren't good. "These wildfires, when they become wind-driven, are like a nuclear bomb going off, and humans are not going to stop them any more than they stopped the hurricanes in Gulf Coast," ... More >>
After three days of panels on everything from feminism and film making to bicycles, banks and Burger King, the Art of Social Justice conference on the Auraria campus came to a close last night with a breathtaking speech by human rights activist, Dr. Cornel West. The Turnhalle Ballroom in the Tivoli ... More >>
Killing livelihoods and a $2.5 billion industry, the feds attack Internet gambling
It was the sixteenth anniversary of the Million Man March, October 16, 2011, and thousands gathered in Washington for a ceremony dedicating the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. Steve Justino, co-chair of Colorado's Move to Amend, remembers sitting by his computer in Colorado losing sleep -- ... More >>
James Mejia.James Mejia is now among the frontrunners in the race for Denver mayor, which makes him a target for attacks -- including an unexpected one from a group of Latino activists led by Lidia Ortiz. They've written an open letter blasting Mejia for using the phrase "illegal immigrants" ... More >>
Bruce Benson.Each Friday, we anoint a deserving person as our Shmuck of the Week. Here's our latest winner... Any kid with two brain cells to rub together knows that you don't start making excuses for doing something wrong until you get caught. But that's apparently one lesson CU president ... More >>
Aaron Harber and David Gregory. Aaron Harber recently returned from a trip to Princeton University, his alma mater, where he hobnobbed with folks who will or may turn up as future guests on his signature Channel 12 program. In addition to taping shows featuring former U.S. Attorney General Nicholas ... More >>
This year, we've wrapped our roundup of holiday albums a bit differently. Instead of delivering it to you in one big lump (like coal), we're parceling out the reviews online, with a blog each weekday through December 24 devoted to recordings in a different category. This year's last installment un ... More >>
Aaron Harber. At present, twenty people have submitted applications for Colorado's Secretary of State job, including several big-name politicos: Andrew Romanoff, the term-limited speaker of Colorado's House of Representatives; Ken Gordon, the majority leader for the state senate; Rosemary Rodri ... More >>
Paul Krugman discusses The Conscience of a Liberal.
Rising political powerhouse Jared Polis is rich, tireless and filled with contradictions.
Air Force Academy Men's Basketball
Breckenridge has a bad-boy image, but is there truth in advertising?
Naim Amini fled Afghanistan to build a new life, a life now lost in the translation.
We brake for jerky, America's fastest-growing snack food.
The feds were already suspicious of scientist Wen Ho Lee. Then they discovered he’d downloaded every secret in the nuclear arsenal.