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 >>
When most of us are stuck in a traffic jam -- particularly during a Monday morning commute after a snowfall that left potentially icy pavement in its wake -- we tend to think about the inconvenience to us before we think about the story behind the stoppage. But this morning's shutdown of C-470 at I ... More >>
Shaun Motoda TAG|RAW BAR 1423 Larimer Street 303-996-2685 tagrawbar.com This is part two of my interview with Shaun Motoda, chef de cuisine of TAG|RAW BAR; part one of our conversation ran yesterday. Favorite Denver/Boulder restaurant(s) other than your own: I love the Cherry Cricket because their ... More >>
Remember the infamous incident in which a Longmont driver honked at two cyclists on an open road for several minutes ? Something similar happened again -- only this time, someone got hurt. Byron Nix was knocked off of his bike after a truck hit him and crushed his bike on Sunday. And the driver, who ... More >>
Ever wonder why zombies are so popular? Or why you have to destroy their brains to kill them? Or even what modifications your trusty Subaru might require in order to become an effective zombie apocalypse escape vehicle? All these questions and more will be addressed tomorrow, November 7, at the Zomb ... More >>
Last week, we shared our ten favorite item from the You know you're from Colorado When Tumblr. When we shared the post on the Westword Facebook page, we asked for your favorite ways to complete this sentence -- and you definitely came through. In fact, many of your answers were arguably better than ... More >>
Back in June, we shared a collection of the ten best Colorado hikes, culled from our Best of Denver archive. Now, for those of you who prefer two wheels to two feet (at least some of the time), here's a batch of best bike rides selected by our writers over the years, featuring links and the original ... More >>
A few weeks ago, a man knocked on the door of my commune around 6 a.m. He was pointing at the street frantically, barely able to sputter out the words "You? Subaru?" Yes, I owned a Subaru, and yes it was parked on the busy thoroughfare I call home on the west side of town. Apparently, a woman had pl ... More >>
An all-white bicycle with a bouquet of yellow flowers is now locked to a street pole on Lincoln at 6th Avenue -- an intersection where a cyclist collided with a car whose driver allegedly stole the bike and fled from the scene. The memorial, put up by local bike advocates who wish to remain anonym ... More >>
It never fails: Just when I become emotionally -- and occasionally physically -- attached to a certain fast-food item, the corporate overlords snatch it away like fiendish villains in a Joss Whedon movie (or one of his TV shows that hasn't been cancelled prematurely). Okay, so some items don't sell ... More >>
Is Colorado the Suburu state? That's what Bree Davies suggests in "An Ode to Subaru, the unofficial car of Colorado". While Wooderson, her beloved Outback, is the focus of the piece, there are plenty of other Subarus out there. An entire fleet of them. And their drivers are all fans.
When I was in my early twenties, I carried an aluminum baseball bat in the back of my car. It was initially gear for summer seasons of Chilihead softball: I worked at Chili's for a few years -- and, like many corporate chain restaurants, Chili's really wishes it were a high school. Because just as a ... More >>
The Dougherty gang just can't seem to stay out of the headlines. The trio of siblings, including sis Lee Grace, whose skintastic bikini photos became an Internet sensation, allegedly engaged in a cross-country crime spree that ended after a car-flipping chase in Southern Colorado last August. Now it ... More >>
Sex survey results here.This fall, Westword created an anonymous sex survey aiming to lay out the sexual habits of the Centennial State. We're now happy to announce these results of the first-ever Westword sex survey, of which more than 1,600 respondents participated. Read on to see our favor ... More >>
"You would not have bought this book and read this far into it if your food culture was intact and healthy." Michael Pollan I'm just about finished with Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food, a great read that's as fascinating as it is depressing. It's the kind of book that can make you somewh ... More >>
Residents of Barnum love their neighborhood, and several added their own reasons why to Jef Otte's "O, Barnum! An ode to Denver's least desirable neighborhood." Otte loves the activity, the weird stores around Federal Boulevard, even the fact that although the area's named for P.T. Barnum, t ... More >>
Big pics below.Yesterday morning's arrest of the Dougherty gang was just as wild as the crime spree that precipitated the trio's cross-country sprint. It involved a car chase, a flipped car and the shooting of Lee Grace Dougherty, the proud redneck and ex-stripper whose skanky bikini photos ... More >>
Love it or hate it, Spring Break is getting into full swing in the mountains. Here are 5 ways to get wild this weekend: OmMG! Looking for a side-serving of serenity with your weekend helping of stoke? Try the 1st annual Telluride Yoga Festival Winter Retreat, a chillier version of the chill ... More >>
Crested Butte Mountain Resort celebrates 20 years of hosting the U.S. Extreme Freeskiing Championships this week, a truly extreme action sports event that predates the X Games and other extremism in sports lexicography by about four years. The resort bills itself as "the birthplace of Big Mou ... More >>
For decades, as both a Denver City Council member and then a member of then-Mayor Wellington Webb's administration, Cathy Donohue helped steer the course of Denver. She just never expected to steer into Denver. But on November 24, 2008, Donohue was behind the wheel when her car crashed into ... More >>
Deputy Chief Tim Carlson and Senior Police Officer Sean Chandler were both shot in the melee.The explosion of violence that took place in Westminster yesterday harks back to the days when the law rode horses and gunmen died young 'n' purty. As the Westminster Police Department tells it, a th ... More >>
Diana DeGette wants to be Colorado's first female Senator - maybe - but Denver's U.S. Representative has gone about making that known in a strangely blunt and abrasive way, namely by calling out Governor Bill Ritter, who will choose a a new one, and by bashing the "chattering class." In a video po ... More >>
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