While Colorado fans have been waving the flag -- which only ranked twelfth in a national list of the best state flags, we've been buried in producing the Best of Denver, our annual celebration of everything we love about living in this state. Our thirtieth anniversary issue will hit the streets (and ... More >>
In his weekly column, award-winning goofball Shea Serrano, whose recent exploits include Bun B's Rapper Coloring and Activity Book, writes about his life and times. Among many other things, my twin six-year-olds sons think I am Manu Ginobili when the Spurs play basketball on TV, the model for th ... More >>
MURDER BY DEATH at THE STANLEY HOTEL | 1/18/14 Most shows in Colorado are easy to get to, even if you head up to the Belly Up in Aspen. But with the flood-damaged highways leading up to Estes Park, with one particular stretch narrowed to just one lane with each side of the highway sharing that lane ... More >>
Last month, when we shared our choices for the top ten "You know you're NOT from Colorado when" punchlines, we asked folks on Facebook for there favorite ways to complete this line. To put it mildly, Matt Morava stepped up, submitting an entire list of his own -- one that will hit many Coloradans i ... More >>
The leaves have turned and the weather's gone cold, but we geeks aren't concerned -- all of our favorite activities take place indoors, anyway. And this November will give Denver geeks plenty to be thankful for between now and Thanksgiving. In addition to the usual buffet of turkey and pumpkin pie, ... More >>
Estes Park reopened to visitors last week after Colorado's devastating floods cut off access to one of the state's favorite tourist towns -- but the community is still trying to convince people it's safe and accessible. Given Tuesday's release of Stephen King's Doctor Sleep, sequel to The Shining, w ... More >>
We recently shared the Mile High City's top eleven tourism hidden gems as chosen by the folks at Visit Denver's Denver.org website. But there's another important consideration that needs to be taken into account by visitors and locals alike -- the cost. We've got you covered on that score, too. The ... More >>
For nearly two years the Nix Brothers and The Grawlix comedy team have been producing mind-burstingly good short films for the web that also screen each month at the Grawlix's Bug Theatre comedy show. With a trio of hyper-real characters that play off each other with a juvenile cruelty and self-deba ... More >>
At Westword, we're all about hometown/home-state pride -- hence, posts such as "50 reasons we're glad we live in Denver and not the United States" and "Happy Colorado Day: Here are 50 reasons you should be glad you live here." So you can imagine our befuddlement over a Huffington Post article calli ... More >>
"In 1987 a distressed young man in Denver, Colorado, held his local radio station hostage insisting, at gunpoint, demanding they play nothing but Smiths records. This they did -- for four hours," writes Mark Simpson in the biography Saint Morrissey. "Eventually, the police besieging the building per ... More >>
It's been a tough summer for Colorado -- the toughest in memory. But on this August 1, Colorado Day, there are still many, many reasons to celebrate life in the Centennial State. And Missy Franklin's gold medal is just the most recent. The oldest? Just take a look to the west. Can't think of any? W ... More >>
The death of author Ray Bradbury this week touched millions of readers worldwide. But it had very personal significance to Colorado Springs' Barry Hoffman, who first made contact with Bradbury around a quarter-century ago, published limited editions of his work on his Springs-based Gauntlet Press im ... More >>
There are assumptions to be made prior to attending something billed as a "Paranormal House Party." One makes assumptions about the crowd, about what could be passed off as "evidence" supporting the existence of ghosts, and what might be found lurking in the dark recesses of the Stanley Hotel's earl ... More >>
Courtesy of No Shame ProductionsJeremy Make and Andy Raney stand with Christine, the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang of vintage golf karts.Call it a quarter-life crisis: Andy Raney does. Because before watching the documentary that resulted, it's slightly difficult to imagine why two adult males -- Raney an ... More >>
Tom Bachtell, The New YorkerWhile the Fray might have been getting all the attention this weekend because they were the opening act for U2's "Bono Single-handedly Stops Judgment Day" concert at Invesco Field, another hometown band done good, DeVotchKa, has also been making waves. That's becau ... More >>
"The Searchers."The Colorado legislature just nixed a plan to tack a ten-cent fee onto movie tickets, money that would have been used to provide financial incentives for film companies that want to make movies in this state. As revised, the bill would now ask for donations from movie-goers -- ... More >>
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