For the past three years, certified sommelier and chef Kendra Anderson has penned a weekly "Swirl Girl" wine column for Westword, giving readers -- novices and bona fide oenophiles alike -- crash courses that detail her love for the grape, and now she's taken her passion one step further. Anderson h ... More >>
Last week, we poured out a little guidance on what you might sneak under the tree (or Festivus Pole, or whatever) that would add a little splash of joy in the lives of any wine lover on your list. But we failed to include any actual wine in that grouping, because we believe it deserving of a special ... More >>
"The first duty of wine is to be red; the second is to be a Burgundy." So say many hard-core oenophiles around the world, for whom the sun rises and sets according to the vintage charts, weather forecasts and harvest projections associated with a relatively tiny (we're talking roughly 200 miles) ... More >>
Summer's over -- well, at least according to the time-tested, seasonal benchmark, the annual passing of Labor Day. Of course it still feels like we might burst into flames at any moment, but whatever. The Taste of Colorado has foist its parade of also-rans upon us and Phish has now come and gone, bo ... More >>
Just when you thought there couldn't possibly be another day dedicated to the celebration of...well, anything, oenophiles around the country will raise filled-to-the-brim glasses to toast National Cabernet Day on Thursday. While it's easy to dismiss these booze-filled events as just another excuse t ... More >>
I've lived in Washington Park for about sixteen years -- long before it became trendy and long after the corner markets on South Gaylord had disappeared into the abyss, making way for (mostly) lackluster bars and restaurants, uppity boutiques and wine bottle shops (that part, I like). But corner ma ... More >>
DIE ANTWOORD @ OGDEN THEATRE | 8.6.12 See Also: - Slide show: Die Antwoord in Denver - Freaky Friday: "Enter the Ninja" - Die Antwoord - Go shopping with Die Antwoord - Die Antwoord take us deeper down the zef rabbithole Die Antwoord's draw is a bit beyond the realm of rational comprehension, the ... More >>
After six weeks of living under the same roof, 22 promising entrepreneurs from 16 different countries and every walk of life pitched their ventures to hundreds of potential funders, partners and local supporters gathered in Macky Auditorium on the University of Colorado Boulder campus on a scorching ... More >>
It's safe to say that the year 2012 is a big one in Mayan culture -- but few people really know the extent of its importance, argues PeaceJam Executive Director Dawn Engle. Not up to speed? No worries: Tonight you can catch Mayan Renaissance -- a Peacejam-produced movie that puts 4,000 years of Maya ... More >>
Oh, man, just when you think the upcoming concert season couldn't get any more stacked there's even more new shows to look forward to. We've received word that Die Antwoord is finally making its way to Denver on Monday, August 6, along with dates with Jack White, Andrew Bird, Sublime with Rome, Five ... More >>
There aren't many actors around who can claim to have met Laurence Olivier, David Frost and Noel Coward -- however briefly -- or who still refer to Macbeth as Mackers, to ward off the curse associated with the play. But then, there aren't many who bring to the stage the wealth of experience that J ... More >>
No. 33: Seafood hot pot from DaLat
Feminism isn't a ladies-only club, Bree Davies pronounced yesterday. Feminism is for everybody. Including two very supportive male friends: one of whom attended the Rally to Protect Women's Health at the Capitol Monday, both of whom earned a shout-out in her piece.
Lori MidsonNo. 37: Dolmades from Axios Estiatorio
Actually, let's stay away from the word "resolution." Because we all know how well those New Year's resolutions tend to work out, don't we? For 2012, we'd like to recommend you take a radical yet stunningly simple approach when it comes to drinking wine: Make it a lifestyle.
Ayinde Russell, Dominique Ashaheed, Theo Wilson and Jovan Mays perform "Chain Gang."In the world of slam poetry, there's no higher distinction than a win at the annual National Poetry Slam -- and over this past weekend, that distinction went to the poets of Denver's Slam Nuba, upstart arrival ... More >>
There's a lot of wine on this week's culinary calendar -- but you'll also find beer, tequila, pesto and cherry pie. Keep reading for a taste of what's ahead:
Last week we reported on the International Olympic Committee's announcement that ski and snowboard slopestyle events have officially been added as medal sports for the 2014 Sochi Winter Games and on the local ramifications of that decision. And wait, there's more: Other big news with a solid ... More >>
Mogwai stops by the Bluebird Theater on Monday May 2 as part of its world tour supporting its seventh album, Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will, slated for release on Sub Pop on February 15. Tickets for this one are $25 and go on sale this Saturday, November 6 at 10 a.m. Amos Lee visits ... More >>
Jordan Burns, the drummer for Strung Out, is one of the most influential modern rock drummers ever. His timekeeping skills have been recognized by magazines such as Modern Drummer, and most recently DRUM! magazine, who tapped him as best punk drummer. The bionically gifted Burns has carved ou ... More >>
Organixx will start serving beer and wine at its eco-friendly digs in LoDo, and as soon as that's in place, the restaurant, located at 1520 Blake Street, will launch dinner service -- with an expanded menu -- and happy hour, too. "Originally, our plan was mid-July, but now we're thinking m ... More >>
Barb MacfarlanePete Marczyk and Barbara Macfarlane do not leave their work behind when they leave Marczyk Fine Foods and head for their great old Denver house with the big, new kitchen. They often bring some of their market's choicest ingredients home with them, and cook up a feast. "I know ... More >>
The study of neighbors through their lawn ornaments... click image to enlarge Figure 44, views a & b. Jefferson Park: Sculpture suggests that "Thunderbird" is the guardian "spirit" of the drunken songbird of soul music. At first glance, the yard art pictured in figure 44 appears to be a Sou ... More >>
A Flickr photoThis is how they do it down under. At 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. tonight, Channel 12 will broadcast the Australian Rules Football Match of the Week. Fans who visit this page on the Australian Football Association of North America website can vote for which contest they'd like to see in the spo ... More >>
Here at Westword, we have a soft spot in our hearts for all local demonstrations of community between struggling cultural organizations. But when one of our designated Masterminds, Jason Bosch of ArgusFest, reaches out a helping hand to another, the Denver Voice, well, we just have to feel a littl ... More >>
At 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, El Camino, 3628 West 32nd Avenue (that's the address of the former swimclub 32), will host a happy hour to celebrate buckfifty.org, the great web site that celebrates Denver, with $1.50 specials. For more info on the venue, go to www.elcaminotavern.com. Marczyk Fin ... More >>
DU law professor David Akerson and his students sum up justice.
Some very Nobel intentions pay off.
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Pikes Peak Lavender Film Festival
Live at Bonnaroo (ATO Records)
Macy rolls the dice as a Vegas loser freed by love in The Cooler.
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Adega has grown into its reputation -- and grown up.
Let's Get Free
What do Bill Owens and Bert from Sesame Street have in common? Pigeons.
How a couple of "average, flawed people" are jammin' till the jam is through.
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