Comedy writing pioneer Bruce Vilanch is bursting with gayness. One of the first openly gay comedians, he's known for his continuing role on Hollywood Squares and as a head writer for the Academy Awards show, as well as writing jokes for Bette Midler, Elizabeth Taylor, The Brady Bunch, Donnie and Mar ... More >>
God save the Queen and her adorable, stilted royal wave; Prince Charles gets a few brownie points for sorta making an honest woman outta Camilla; poor Prince William got his mother's pretty face but his father's rapid receding hairline, and Princess Kate has a baby bump that the Brits are going bats ... More >>
On Saturday, Westword celebrated its ninth class of MasterMinds -- artistic adventurers who are changing the landscape of Denver. Here's our fourth winner:
I'm not a hat person, but the first time I saw Susan Dillon's handmade toppers, I had to throw my hat into the ring. Under the moniker of Kitty ... More >>
Next Monday, despite threats of a lawsuit, the Denver City Council seems all but certain to impose a ban on medical marijuana outdoor advertising -- a proposal that seems to have been almost entirely motivated by antipathy toward sign spinners.
If the council lowers the boom, how will these MMJ spi ... More >>
There are a few places where women without hats would seem dangerously close to naked: a Baptist church, the Kentucky Derby and Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee celebration. And for a hat to appear in conjunction with the latter -- the Queen, in her sixtieth year of Queendom, is known for her elega ... More >>
The sinking of the RMS Titanic is one of those reliable touchstones that can always be used as a time-keeper for historical fiction. Although only the fifth most deadly shipwreck of all time, it is undeniably the most famous. The drama of one of the most expensive, "unsinkable" nautical marvels of i ... More >>
Cooking for the King.Something weird and vampiric is happening to Mike Isabella and Richard Blais on Top Chef: Mike is getting chubbier and cockier by the week, while Richard shrinks visibly, becoming ever thinner and more irritable, muttering that he hates, hates, hates everything he cooks - ... More >>
Last week, on the 101 freeway in downtown Los Angeles, a previously unknown rap-rock group called Imperial Stars stopped traffic so they could play an impromptu gig on the roof of the panel van. Appropriately, the Imperial doofuses performed a song titled "Traffic Jam 101." This über-lame, Airhea ... More >>
Lori MidsonBrad and Libby Birky, owners of the SAME Cafe
This is part two of Lori Midson's interview with Brad Birky, chef/owner of the SAME Cafe. To read part one of this interview, click here.
Greatest accomplishment as a chef: Starting SAME Cafe with really no kitchen experience to spea ... More >>