"Moving Ghost Town Tortoises," a new exhibit at the Aspen Art Museum, hasn't even launched yet. It's slated to debut on Saturday amid the unveiling of a new building at the facility. But it's making national and international headlines thanks to a petition claiming animal abuse as a result of the pr ... More >>
For more than a year, Mark Antonation ate his way up Federal Boulevard. With that journey done, he'll now explore different cuisines from around the globe right here in metro Denver, one month at a time, in Ethniche. Ethiopian cooking relies on spice blends, each mixed according to time-honored fam ... More >>
The members of the Fine Gentleman's Club make no secret about how much they love getting high. Over the last year, some of us at Westword have had a lot of fun smoking up with comedians and musicians and asking them oddball questions that have nothing to do with anything important. In the course of ... More >>
We were beginning to despair of spotting any interesting womenswear -- but then we spotted singer Agau Bior boarding the D-line train this week. Keep reading to learn her favorite film genre, her style icons and where she shops. See also: - Womenswear Wednesdays: Concierge Gillian Kumm on her arti ... More >>
Comedy festivals are the perfect antidote to a nasty breakup. Not only because laughing activates several different sections of the brain, strengthening neurons that lead to insight and emotional balance, but because so many comedians love to bitch about heartbreak. Like Morrissey records or the fil ... More >>
Last September, the family of Jimma Reat, a Sudanese immigrant who was killed after a 911 operator told him and his companions to return to Denver after they'd escaped a racially motivated attack, filed suit against the City of Denver. Since then, a judge issued a ruling that limited the scope of th ... More >>
Moments ago, during an appearance on Peter Boyles's KHOW talk show (and while surrounded by TV cameras), former Congressman Tom Tancredo announced that he's running for governor...again. "I announced 5 minutes ago my intention to seek the Republican nomination for Governor of Colorado and look forw ... More >>
This one's officially for the kids, but it's really about the whole world, and the suffering of people in other nations. As part of its ongoing Monthly Creative Literacy program in collaboration with the Denver Public Library, RedLine will host the second of two One Million Bones art events in Denv ... More >>
Running for governor "was the most fun I've ever had," Tom Tancredo said last week, in a conversation that ranged from his rogue 2010 candidacy against John Hickenlooper and Dan Maes to Amendment 64 to the slopper at Gray's Coors Tavern to the Sudan to immigration. A lot about iimmigration. \ But he ... More >>
Earlier this year, we told you about the tragic death of Jimma Reat, a Sudanese immigrant who was killed after a 911 operator told him and his companions to return to Denver after escaping a racially motivated attack. Now, his estate, among others, is suing the city over the incident, alleging that ... More >>
We opened our early April post about the murder of Jimma Reat with the following question: "Did a Denver 911 operator accidentally contribute to the slaying of twenty-something Jimma Reat?" The answer hasn't been determined in a court of law, but here's one key piece of evidence: The dispatcher in ... More >>
Did a Denver 911 operator accidentally contribute to the slaying of twenty-something Jimma Reat? That appears to be a strong possibility. After all, a dispatcher told Reat and his companions to return to Denver to report damage to their vehicle -- and when they did, Reat was murdered in the latest ... More >>
Update:This morning, the Aurora Police Department is revealing that William Moore, thirty, has been arrested in connection with the January 18 homicide of Ebon Kelly, 29. The charges for which Moore is being held and investigated include second-degree murder and possession of a weapon by a previous ... More >>
Youn Malual.Update below: While suspects have either been captured or named in the holiday-season slayings of Andrea Roan and Elia Anastacio, there have been no such developments released in the December 26 murder of Youn Malual. Meanwhile, the extended Sudanese community is continuing to ra ... More >>
Penis size matters -- at least judging by the amount of time we spend obsessing about it. Which is why we were thrilled to check out the Penis Size Worldwide Map on view below. Or at least we were until we found out how the United States stacked up -- especially in light of a survey showing t ... More >>
Tancredo and Gustavo.By our count, about 1,600 people watched the debate on immigration between almost-Colorado governor Tom Tancredo and Gustavo Arellano, who writes the "Ask a Mexican" column that appears in Westword each week, on Tuesday night at Su Teatro on Santa Fe. That of course, incl ... More >>
Here's something to brighten your day: An allegedly African rapper named Bangs -- "Superstar hip hot artist," according to his web site -- laying down "Take U To Da Movies." It reminds me of "What What (In the Butt)," which is too bad, since I was hoping to never be reminded of that again. Music hi ... More >>
Yesterday was a long day in Idledale, the tiny town in the foothills where Dawn Engle and Ivan Suvanjieff put up their feet when they're not pounding the pavement on behalf of PeaceJam, the non-profit they founded over a dozen years ago that links up youth from around the world with Nobel Pea ... More >>
Two Kennedy siblings speak at Unique Lives and Experiences.
Good food for a good cause: At 6:30 p.m. tonight, Restaurant 4580, the neighborhood place that Martin and Susan Hammer opened three years ago at 4580 Broadway in Boulder, will host a benefit for the Lost Girls of Sudan. CSAW supports eighteen of these refugees in Boulder, and will collect 10 percen ... More >>
Photo by Mark Manger.Rollin'. Feeling flaky? Today in Cafe Society: • Up Close: Star Kitchen. • A taste of Sudan at Restaurant 4580. • Anthony Bourdain at an altweekly? • Go help the Whole Planet. • Our Weekly Bread: Summerhill Market. • New Belgium's Sunshine Wheat gets canned. Today ... More >>
Justin Dillon. Musician Justin Dillon had never made a film before, but he felt he had to do something about the horrific reality of human trafficking. Thus was born Call Response, a part-documentary, part-concert film that opens Friday, October 10 at the Starz FilmCenter in the Tivoli Student U ... More >>
Arts and culture rule the Black Is CultureFeast.
Culture abounds at the fifth annual African Extravaganza.
The conspiracy theorists must be right: Denver International Airport is a gate to Hell. After all, what other than some diabolical force would deign to upset nerd-tastic musician David Byrne (he of the Talking Heads) as he tried to access his favorite websites while passing time in our fair airport? ... More >>
Non-fiction continues its ascent on the screen.
There's a movie for you at the Jewish Film Festival.
These adventure hounds are gearing up for the quest of their lives: driving across six continents and 100 countries in two years.
Local filmmaker Kim Roberts gets her big-screen debut.
I'd never understood Ethiopian food -- and then Haime Asfaw showed me the way.
A ceiling fan and a potted plant in love? Yep, it's Oscar season.
The best underground music from the U.S., Brazil, the U.K., the Caribbean and Africa.
Eastwood's latest Baby proves he's still a money player.
Diversity unfolds at the African Market
Driving a cab is the most dangerous job in America -- but it also lets immigrants move ahead. Is this a great country or what?
Bruce Willis plays a noble brute in the African jungle.
The war is now half a world away, but these Sudanese refugees are still fighting to find their place.
From the week of May 16, 2002
These refugees lost their homes and families in southern Sudan. But in Denver, they're finding a future.
All you ever wanted to know about the Denver City and County Building.
Once permanent U.S. residents, these "non-deportables" are now locked up in what should be no man's land.