As Westword's Ask the Bartender columnist, I've talked with many bartenders for Cafe Society's "Behind the Bar" series, posing numerous questions to Denver's top bartenders...and often receiving the same answers: "I love chartreuse," or "I'm really into smoked cocktails/barrel aging/bottled cocktail ... More >>
Troy Anderson, a mentally ill inmate at Colorado's supermax prison, won a landmark decision last summer when a federal judge ruled he's entitled to at least three hours a week of fresh air and outdoor exercise. Now, Anderson's attorneys claim Department of Corrections officials have failed to comply ... More >>
As we've reported in the past, a recent investment report coming out of Colorado pegged the size of the medical marijuana market at $1.7 billion, just under the amount generated annually by Viagra sales. That's enough moolah to catch the attention of the pharmaceutical companies, which appear ... More >>
Louis Hampers.Dr. Louis Hampers, the Children's Hospital ER doctor charged with writing 654 fake prescriptions, appeared for the first time in a Colorado court today after being arrested in Virginia on September 7. At a 2 p.m. hearing, Magistrate Judge Kathleen Tafoya denied him bail.
Louis Hampers. Dr. Louis Hampers, the Children's Hospital ER doctor charged with writing 654 fake prescriptions dating back to 2007 and continuing through April, will return to court Friday in Virginia, where he was arrested yesterday. According to Jeff Dorschner, spokesman for the U.S. Atto ... More >>
You can agree to disagree, but Sunday's Super Bowl left much to be desired. The spread was wide, all of the commercials seemed to be created by a sleep-deprived schizophrenic coming off of a Ritalin bender, and The Who should clearly never perform again. Ever. We'll chalk it up as a wash, but hopef ... More >>
In the long-foundering, ever-festering war on drugs, there's just about zero truth to the idea of zero tolerance. As anyone who's studied the prison population can figure out, certain groups dealing in illegal drugs can be targeted for harsh punishment, while other groups trafficking in the s ... More >>
Eddie Izzard takes the Paramount Theatre stage.
Denver mourns the loss of its favorite bipolar, one-armed comic/poet/playwright.
Thursday, August 30, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-8497.
At least one out of every five Colorado prisoners is mentally ill -- some violent, some undetected or untreated. How did the Big House become the Bug House?
Tuesday, August 8, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Thanks to the blogosphere, Tapes 'n Tapes is wired for sound.
Justin Pierre's brain never stops, even when his mouth can't keep up with it.
In 2005, longhairs got more progressive than ever.
Maybe it's time for this blade to stop swinging.
Comic Dane Cook swings for the fences with ease.
Mike Mills's debut is smart, funny and gorgeously sad.
Owning a pit bull look-alike can be the pits.
His biological parents didn't want him -- but to get him the help he needs, his adoptive parents must give him up.
Joseph Paiva was born defective, but prosecutors stamped him a habitual criminal.
Lisa Marie Presley's belated rock-and-roll career couldn't have come at a better time.
Henry Rollins takes no prisoners, wants no sympathy and gives good quote.
Addicted: A Comedy of Substance lacks what it's peddling.
Special-education students are learning that their own best advocates may be themselves.
Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.
A new Rhino boxed set catalogues the Grateful Dead's journey down The Golden Road.
The Unkindest Cut
The graduating class and the incoming members.
Colorado's Board of Education is more powerful than you know -- and it would like to get even stronger.
Rosanna Gamson's multimedia show examines the source of mental illness.
The anatomy of a newscast.
Andy Polt has released six albums during his career. Too bad he doesn't have a roof over his head.
How Eric Oblivian turned Jesus into a punk rocker.
Keanu Reeves's band, Dogstar, isn't very good--but since he's in it, who cares?
ELEVEN TREATMENT PROGRAMS LATER, TEENAGER SPENCER DAY WAS STILL MOLESTING CHILDREN. NOW HE'S IN PRISON UNTIL 2058.THIS BOY'S LIFE LAST YEAR 17-YEAR-OLD SPENCER DAY MOLESTED THREE MORE BOYS. OLD HABITS ARE HARD TO BREAK.