November is shaping up to be a huge month for brewery openings in Denver, as at least three -- and possibly up to six -- new beer makers get ready to pour. Mockery Brewing, Alpine Dog and Fermaentra Brewing have all set opening dates, while Zephyr Brewing, Goldspot and Declaration Brewing are aiming ... More >>
Last week, we highlighted the top 25 Denver Public Schools as judged by the district's School Performance Framework, which gathers data to determine the effectiveness of schools at every level of the DPS system. Today, we look at the flip side -- the ten schools currently considered the furthest fro ... More >>
Bill Murray turns 64 years old on Sunday, September 21, and the Squeaky Bean will celebrate that momentous occasion with a blowout brunch. While there's no guarantee that Murray will be there, Bean owner Johnny Ballen met Murray, a Regis University graduate, at a college reunion, and after a 2012 Co ... More >>
Hamlin's Cafe served the Berkeley neighborhood for more than three decades, and if Andrea Knight has her way, The Noshery, the community-focused cafe she opened this month at 4994 Lowell Boulevard, will have just as long a run. "It's kind of like riding a bike," Knight says. "You just get on, and ho ... More >>
You can find art all over town -- not just on gallery walls. In this series, we'll be looking at some of the local artists who serve up their work in coffeehouses and other non-gallery businesses around town. Take a look through local photographer Kitty Migaki's camera lens, and you'll be seeing AB ... More >>
In A Federal Case, I'll be eating my way up Federal Boulevard -- south to north -- within Denver city limits. I'll be skipping the national chains and per-scoop Chinese joints, but otherwise I'll report from every vinyl booth, walk-up window and bar stool where food is served. Here's the report on t ... More >>
There were 23 breweries inside Denver's city limits at the start of 2013 (depending on how you count them), and by December 21, when Station 26 opened in North Park Hill, there were 29 (again, depending on how you count them). But by this time next year, there could be fifty -- or more. The followin ... More >>
Matt Hughes had a harder time thinking of a name for his brewery than he did for his kids, but the result seems to fit the bouncing baby business. Goldspot Brewing, which will be located on Lowell Boulevard about a block from Regis University in northwest Denver, is named for the gold spot that sym ... More >>
Today marks the 25th birthday of The Onion, purveyor of fake news way better than the real thing -- including lotsa stuff that didn't happen in Colorado but would have made the state a funnier place had it. Back in January, when the last print edition of the paper was published in Denver, we assemb ... More >>
As Imelda Valenzuela Gonzalez headed into the Denver Immigration Court just before 8:30 this morning for a hearing on her deportation case, a crowd of supporters that had gathered on the sidewalk in front of the court building chanted in unison, "Si se puede!" When the 43-year-old mother of three e ... More >>
A priest walks into a bar. This isn't beginning of a joke. On Monday night, Reverend John Riley walked into Katie Mullen's Irish Restaurant and Pub for the Catholic Archdiocese of Denver's monthly Theology on Tap gathering. On loan from the Archdiocese of Arlington, Virginia, Reverend Riley, a ... More >>
Next week's edition of The Onion will be the last in Denver, thanks to the Denver Post's decision to stop printing the paper. To mark this awful sign of the times, and to echo Onion CEO Steve Hannah's call for local readers to switch to the web version, we've photo-illustrated and compiled excerpts ... More >>
After eight years in the Army, Clifton Archuleta moved back to Colorado to attend Colorado Film School and get his BFA from Regis University. His thesis piece, Broken Cycle, has earned him recognition at film festivals; he just finished making a short film called Breathe in his hometown of Pueblo.. ... More >>
The Book of Mormon was the brainchild of two Coloradans, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, who first burst on the national scene with South Park. But other locals also got lucky with the musical. Longtime Denver lobbyist Leo Boyle actually invested in it. "It's one of the few things I've done right in my ... More >>
The war in Iraq has forced many Iraqi students to abandon their hopes of an education. Some fled the country and had to put their education on hold, while others found their schools destroyed. Recognizing these problems, the Iraqi Student Project, a St. Louis-based organization that has volunteers ... More >>
The Squeaky Bean's Johnny Ballen wasn't at the Bean on Saturday night. Instead, he was bartending a party for the class of 1972 at Regis University -- the same college that actor and comedian Bill Murray attended years ago. And Ballen, who wore one of his Squeaky Bean tuxes to the reunion, which Mur ... More >>
An ethnic Nepali, Sher Mizer fled the violence of his country, Bhutan, when he was twelve years old. His family ended up in a refugee camp, where a tarp and some bamboo became their home. Mizer yearned for education, and thanks to a scholarship, he was able to study in India. Eighteen years after ar ... More >>
Theron and Teague Harrison, the whiz brother-sister debate team from Manual High School who we profiled last year in our cover story "Say What?", are once again headed to the Urban Debate National Championship. The pair snagged first place at the Denver Urban Debate League City Championship earlier ... More >>
Tim Tebow isn't the only current NFL player to travel overseas on goodwill missions. Seth Olsen, a former Denver Bronco guard now playing for the Indianapolis Colts (although he calls Denver home), recently returned from a ten-day trip to Uganda as part of a team completing a clean-water project. S ... More >>
Mel Van Nice.Mel Van Nice can be found near the front lines. The 29-year-old never has to think long for the answer to anything, and when a problem hits, she already seems to know what it is. In the cold, after riots and in moments of chronic illness, her most demanding function in the group ... More >>
Theron and Teague Harrison, Manual High School's all-star brother-sister debate team and Westword cover siblings, are going to the Urban Debate National Championship in New York City next month. The pair snagged second place at the Denver Urban Debate League City Championship this past Saturd ... More >>
Bush to use near your bush -- or at least in the vicinity.Next week, Westword will be capping off 2009 with a blizzard of blogs leading up to our annual Year in Review issue: Look for them in this space. But before long, we'll be ending a decade, too. And with that in mind -- and to whet you ... More >>
Jane Norton.Last month, the National Republican Senatorial Committee registered a couple of domain names on behalf of former Colorado Lieutenant Governor Jane Norton -- and today, Norton's using one of them, JaneNortonForColorado.com. Up-front: A news item that declares, "Jane Norton official ... More >>
When it comes to travel, news organizations are asking themselves: Should we stay or should we go?
Vindication after a 16th Street Mall brawl.
Havu and the Museo are saturated in a vivid Latin beat.
Chicano and post-Chicano art mix it up in an elegant offering at the Central Library.
For La Liga Latina, baseball is more than a game. It's a way of life.
Hybrid styles fill the Mizel Center, and pure abstraction stars at Havu.
Fresh, painterly riffs on abstraction star at Havu and Sandy Carson.
Unless you're Amarzaya Toodoi, a young Mongolian student trying to return to Denver in a post-9/11 world.
A fond farewell to Denver modern master Bill Joseph.
Gossamer garments are on display at CSU
Shows at Mizel, CU and Regis will soon close.
Great American Beer Festival pours it on
Summertime Silly Season
July 31, 2003
The Pope's DJ
PeaceJam scores two theatrical releases -- and kudos from Michael Moore.
As Casa Del Soul's resident boy genius, DJ Ty Tek holds down the house.
The spirit of the '60s thrives.
Community College of Denver takes an academic look at fine-art photography.
Kekoa Franconi's theme night might seem outrageous, but the little girls (and boys) understand.
How a couple of "average, flawed people" are jammin' till the jam is through.
Colorado residents take the initiative in slowing growth.