Six years and hundreds of rides since its inception, Denver weekly bicycle meet-up, Loops, is bigger and better than ever. The free group ride meets every Tuesday rain or shine for a nighttime ride around the city, and organizer Broox Pulford says that as Denver's population grows, so does the inter ... More >>
"Oh, can't you see/This award shames our degrees/Brought a criminal to town/So we're marchin' all around." This was one chant repeated by a group of students, professors, Occupy Denver leftovers and other activists Monday afternoon outside the Hyatt Regency. They were expressing dismay over the Uni ... More >>
For the first time in the thirty-year history of Westword's Best of Denver, we've split the Best of Denver Readers' Poll into two rounds, giving you the chance to look at the vote-getters and then voting again for your favorite bars, restaurants and foods in Denver and Boulder. And the results of th ... More >>
The 18th Judicial District has made public another document in the James Holmes/Aurora theater shooting case -- a so-called register of actions for the past week. And it contains some intriguing revelations. Among them: word of a motion in which Holmes's attorneys accuse prosecutors of reckless disr ... More >>
See Also: - Trace Bundy talks about his unexpected success in South Korea - Heaven Fest quickly growing into a destination festival - HeavenFest's pure motives Boulder-based guitar virtuoso Trace Bundy has been a YouTube sensation for a few years now with more than twenty million views of his vario ... More >>
For six weeks, Eldren violinist Josh Lee waited in custody at the Immigration Customs and Enforcement detention center in Aurora after a recent criminal charge complicated his immigration status. As he collected money for his $20,000 bond, the Denver music community rallied around him, staging fund ... More >>
Just when you thought baby zoo animals couldn't get any cuter (we're talking about you, baby tigers), along comes an itty-bitty leopard that changes everything. His name is Makar (pronounced Mah-car), he was born on April 25 and he is effing adorable. The Denver Zoo has kept Makar and his cuteness ... More >>
With no experience in accessory design prior to co-founding the jewelry company KORA in 2009, Maxandra Short took her inspiration in life experience. The world traveler was born in Singapore, lived in cities like Jakarta and Seoul, and eventually found herself in Los Angeles, working as a magazine w ... More >>
Where's the military when the chips are down?
Arguably the biggest DJ ever to come out of Denver, Eric Galaviz aka Hipp-E made his bones promoting and deejaying at some of the earliest raves in Colorado. After leaving his indelible mark on our city, he moved to San Diego in the '90s, where he became an influential part of the West Coast house s ... More >>
Thomas Bohne with his winning dish.Food in the mess hall at the U.S. Army base in Wurzburg, Germany, was bad. So bad that Thomas Bohne, who had never even cracked open a blue box of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, took it upon himself to make something edible. He dropped 99 cents on a Thai cookboo ... More >>
Champions! Two students from Denver's George Washington High School are the best policy debaters in the National Forensic League, a super-competitive league whose champs usually hail from wealthy private prep schools. Sam Clark and Miles Owens, who graduated from GW this spring, are the first ... More >>
Heading south?Approximately 2,200 semi-trucks full of Colorado potatoes head to Mexico each year. But an effort to open Mexico's markets could mean a tenfold increase in potato exports from this state, according to John Salazar, Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture. Mexico is Colorado's sec ... More >>
North and South Korea have reunited, the U.S. economy breaks down and erupts in civil war and, suddenly, America is occupied by Korean forces from across Asia. Sounds far-fetched, sure, but that's the premise of Homefront, a new game from Kaos Studies that seeks to imagine the world of occupi ... More >>
Immigration and Customs Enforcement continues to emphasize that it's focusing on arresting so-called criminal aliens -- and it's lassoed plenty in these parts of late. In September, ICE busted 78 people -- and of the 6,617 folks grabbed in the Denver area during fiscal 2010, 4,447 were said t ... More >>
Lori Midson Leo Harvey Big Game Restaurant & Lounge 1631 Wazee Street 303-623-1630 This is part one of Lori Midson's interview with Leo Harvey, exec chef of Big Game Restaurant & Lounge. To read part two of that interview, check back here tomorrow. Leo Harvey is shaking his head, bewilde ... More >>
Trace Bundy has quietly been going about his business as a musician for about ten years now. But, really, calling him a musician doesn't quite do justice to what the guy does with a guitar. With a pioneering finger-style technique that incorporates up to five capos across various strings of his gu ... More >>
Talented beyond his years, this singer-songwriter is barely old enough to drink.
Ever since he started roaming the streets of Denver last year and then putting the footage on YouTube, Maestro Jeff Hughes has been a hot commodity. As Colorado‚Äôs own hip-hop violinist, Hughes impresses even the most critical of hip-hop haters by deftly adding a classical touch to hip-hop classics ... More >>
Is Thomas Silverstein a prisoner of his own deadly past — or the first in a new wave of locked-down lifers?
I brake for sex. Even pedestrian sex.
For the Birds
This legal immigrant would rather return to a country he barely remembers than stay in limbo.
From the week of September 30, 2004
CU's animal attraction isn't limited to recruiting parties.
Microsoft wants to shut him down. New York's attorney general wants to see him in court. But Scott Richter keeps thinking big.
From Caro's Corner to Griff's, local joints are pleased to meat you.
Pianist Brad Mehldau opens up on Largo.
Lots of drugs, not much sex, and a general fear and loathing mark these tales of twenty-something angst.
Denver readies itself for a bio-bomb ó but is the federal program behind this exercise a dud?
Leonard Peltier. Stephen Miles. Now the witness who might break the Ramsey case. Itís no wonder Lee Hill thinks he needs to pack a pistol.