In what's become an annual tradition for us, we ask a few members of Team Backbeat to reflect on an album they're thankful for in honor of Thanksgiving. The first time I remember hearing Tom Waits was when his video for "Downtown Train" was played on Teletunes. It was sometime during the mid '80s ... More >>
Last November, the subtitle to our post about the firing of CU-Boulder football coach Jon Embree posed the question, "A sacrifice by AD Mike Bohn to save his own job?" If so, the strategy didn't work over the long haul. Bohn has now resigned as CU-Boulder's athletic director in a classic jump-or-we ... More >>
It's not exactly news that the CU-Boulder football program is a mess. But the hiring of former San Jose State head coach Mike MacIntyre was supposed to be the first step on the road to recovery. Now, unfortunately, there's more recovery necessary, thanks to starting quarterback Jordan Webb's arrest ... More >>
As Barack Obama was visiting CSU, where he was greeted by 13,000 supporters and an attack sign with a typo, the folks behind Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, released a letter with an academic flavor. It features the signatures of 100-plus professors who back the measure, inclu ... More >>
Eva Enns.Proposition 19, the measure to tax and regulate cannabis for adult use in California, which initially looked doomed, is now registering more than 50 percent support in one major poll -- and Eva Enns of the Women's Marijuana Movement wants to build on that momentum with events today i ... More >>
"You want me to do WHAT?"Sexting: the latest teenage pastime designed to make adults lose their shit. But before you write off the response to the phenomenon as more middlebrow hysteria, grok the particulars of Geovany Alarcon, twenty, who earned a four-year prison jolt in Weld County Court t ... More >>
In 1985, Westword published its second Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from the Best Cheeseburger at My Brother’s Bar to the Best Bronco (John Elway, now in his second year with the team), to another future landmark, the Best Addition to the Skyline (Herbert ... More >>
Welcome the inductees -- both individual and institutional -- to the Class of 2003.
In comedy--and comebacks--it's all about the timing.
Nebraska's heading straight for the top. Sorry, CU.
Who's to blame for the CU-CSU melee?
From dark horse to Nighthorse, it's been one hell of a ride for Ben Campbell.