If you aren't watching Archer, you are missing out on television's best comedy. The animated spy spoof -- think Austin Powers, minus that franchise's fundamental stupidity and tendency to recycle its best jokes until they are painfully unfunny -- brings a lot to the table. The cast is excellent, wit ... More >>
Megadeth's Gigantour, which features HellYeah, Newstead, Black Label Society and is making a stop at 1STBANK Center in August, goes on sale this Friday, May 10, while Tricky at the Gothic, and Wiz Khalifa and A$AP Rocky at Fiddler's go on sale on Saturday, May 11. Keep reading for the full rundown t ... More >>
Update:Ex-L.A. cop Christopher Dorner has been the subject of a massive manhunt for more than a week after allegedly killing three , including former Denver resident Keith Lawrence; see previous coverage below. Now, the crisis appears at an end, with charred remains found in a gutted California cabi ... More >>
Quick! Can you name the celebrity chefs? This Sunday night, at 8 p.m. on FOX, The Simpsons will dish up a food-centric episode, in which oh-my-god! star chefs Mario Batali, Anthony Bourdain and Gordon Ramsay all appear in animated cameos. It's all part of a weird dream that Marge has about s ... More >>
Weld County is undergoing an explosion in the number of oil and gas companies using a technique called "horizontal drilling" to get at deposits deep in the Denver Basin, according to the Greeley Tribune. Which puts us in mind of a certain Simpsons episode.
Trinidad's City Council voted unanimously last week to file a lawsuit against the Arkansas River Power Authority, claiming that the co-op has bungled the construction of a coal-fired power plant in Lamar that was supposed to provide electricity to southeast Colorado. It's the latest in a seri ... More >>
Lori Midson Venue chef James Rugile Restaurant and chef semifinalists for the 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards were released this morning, which gives all the nominees exactly 32 days to chew on their success before the five finalists in each category are announced on Monday, March 22. The ... More >>
There are lots of reasons we may want to patronize some television restaurants. Maybe drive-in to Arnold's (Happy Days) for a burger and a shake; have some brunch and a peek at the afterlife at Der Waffle Haus (Dead Like Me); or enjoy a tuna on toast (with a side of kvetching) at Monk's (Sein ... More >>
How I Met Your Mother? By getting hammered every night, obviously. There are places to meet friends for drinks ... and then there are bars, my friends. Places where the drink is the thing, and the goal is drunk. That in mind, there are some TV bars where you just wouldn't want to be, lik ... More >>
Twenty years ago, the Rocky Flats grand jury started its search for justice. It hasn't ended yet.
Summer is just around the corner, and it shows at the market. While the selection is still focused on vegetables of the lettuce variety, warmer-weather vegetables are beginning to peak through. But that wasn't the highlight of my visit to the market Saturday. No, the highlight was a conversation ins ... More >>
The most resonant information that's come my way thus far today in relation to the anniversary of the April 20, 1999 shootings at Columbine High School was contained in an e-mail sent to Westword by Vicki Newell, a public-policy director with the Colorado PTA. It's a list of school shootings since ... More >>
First, the historic Branch Inn in Pueblo was wiped right off the map by a massive explosion; last Friday, authorities announced that their investigation into the disaster had concluded it was an accident. That's undoubtedly the same conclusion they'll reach in the southeast corner of the state, ... More >>
Breathe easy, Simpsons fans: It doesn’t suck.
Denver's a winner in the Simpsons lottery.
Joseph Brodsky has a nose for great coffee. It led him all the way to Ethiopia, in search of the Geisha.
From the week of June 1, 2006
This festival dishes up an al fresco extravaganza
From kitty cut-ups to an airline named Ted, this was one oddball year.
The Simpsons 300th Episode
A maverick makes a run for the Statehouse.
The release of Apocalypse Now Redux sharpens the debate over the moral complexities of the battlefield.
This Is the Moment (Decca), The Greatest Hits...Alive (Hip-O)
The voice of Flanders is the voice of reason, absatively posilutely.
From the week of November 2, 2000
Richie Furay found something unexpected on his way to country-rock stardom: salvation.
Eighty-three-year-old hermit Raymond Gutierrez is the state's unlikeliest pot farmer. But did he do it?
From shooters to lawmakers to developers to environmentalists, prairie dogs are wagging everyone.
FARMERS IN SPRINGFIELD REVOLT AGAINST A PRIVATE-PRISON PLAN.
EX-EAGLE RANDY MEISNER ON GETTING SCREWED OUT OF A FORTUNE.