Four years into High Times throwing the Cannabis Cup in Denver and it finally feels like the event has hit it's full, madhouse-crazy stride -- thanks in large part to a venue change from the cramped, maze-like confines of Exdo to the wide-open, somewhat-dingy-but-perfect-for-throwing-a-wild-party co ... More >>
FRI | MICHAL MENERT, WINTER WARMER at FILLMORE | 2/14 Since dropping his debut solo album Dreaming of a Bigger Life, Michal Menert has been steadily touring the country building a grassroots following in the same way Derek Vincent Smith of Pretty Lights did when he first hit the scene. Menert has wo ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
No. 35: Savory waffle from City, O' City
Lori MidsonNo. 37: Dolmades from Axios Estiatorio
No. 41: Goat curry from Phat Thai
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.
The wine topic that everyone seems to be obsessed with this week is what goes best with turkey (Thanksgiving is next Thursday, or hadn't you heard?). Not us. There's still plenty of time to tackle that topic, and if you tend to procrastinate as much as we do, then you'll enjoy reading about ( ... More >>
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 >>
Lori Midson No. 60: New Mexico Benedict from DJ's Berkeley Cafe
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 >>
From the Dirty South of the ATL to the fields of Kentucky and Nebraska to places as far away as South Africa, rapper and musician Proxy has been many places sharing his music and his service. Throughout his travels, though, Proxy says he became the man he felt he was supposed to be right he ... 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 >>
If you can't get to South Africa to party with the natives above, where can you watch the World Cup and get a feel for the global flavor of the world's game? That's what reader Timothy wants to know: I was wondering if you guys knew of anything exciting going on for the World Cup? For Okto ... 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 >>
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 little ... More >>
Fort Lupton-based Judge Paul Sacco's method of punishing young noise-ordinance violators -- by sentencing them to an hour spent listening to Barry Manilow tunes and the like -- has gotten plenty of attention in recent days from the local press (here's a piece in the Rocky Mountain News), national ne ... More >>
A banner from the Obsession website. Denver Post subscribers found something extra stuffed into the advertising fliers that bulked up this past Sunday's edition: a DVD entitled Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West. A "pre-release one-hour edition" of a larger documentary, the DVD is tou ... More >>
This is not John Common and you'll never see him do this This is my Personal Anti-Dancing Manifesto (PADM). It is a point-by-point, painfully honest examination of my dancing disability. My hope is to lay bare the ugly truth of this disability and in doing so, motivate you, the Reader, to dance in ... More >>
DU law professor David Akerson and his students sum up justice.
6.7.07 Johannesburg South Africa Airport Chief, I think we might need to set up a permanent bureau on that island to keep a lid on that rascal lawyer Werner. Those biz class upgrade chits he sold me were totally bogus and all I could use them for was to get a free set of earphones and one lager. ... More >>
Some very Nobel intentions pay off.
A ceiling fan and a potted plant in love? Yep, it's Oscar season.
A young girl's eyes make The Syringa Tree compelling.
Pikes Peak Lavender Film Festival
Live at Bonnaroo (ATO Records)
Macy rolls the dice as a Vegas loser freed by love in The Cooler.
Risky casting in Bas Bleu's A Lesson From Aloes creates an imbalance.
Let's Get Free
What do Bill Owens and Bert from Sesame Street have in common? Pigeons.
Celebrity drummer Ginger Baker prepares to leave Colorado. Will he be gone for good?
November 12 - 18, 1998
How a couple of "average, flawed people" are jammin' till the jam is through.