Denver blogs aren't afraid to let the fur fly. At our Show and Tell blog, Susan Froyd shares photos of animal attractions at the Rocky Mountain FurCon. Colorado Pols shares a video that appears to show senatorial hopeful Cory Gardner committing to legislation banning abortion. The Redheaded Slut: ... More >>
Walk into TANK Studios, and you'll find a raw but ordered space where one artist's studio segues into another's, and big windows, high ceilings and skylights unfold in a panoramic, circular pathway. Built out in a South Acoma Street warehouse in the Overland neighborhood early this year by a group o ... More >>
I'm officially a few pounds heavier today -- and it's not because of my Mother's Day stomach crush at Paxia (which was excellent, by the way). No, today's increase in poundage has everything to do with chocolate, namely the Colorado Chocolate Festival, which took place over the weekend at the Denver ... More >>
Don't let the fact that this is Friday the 13th get you down. Besides all the axe murders that are bound to occur, this weekend also promises more than a few entertainment options that will keep you from going broke before you're hacked to bits by a psycho-killer. While the biggest event is easily t ... More >>
For almost three decades, the modest Kloewer house at 4990 South Elati Street has featured an outsized holiday light show -- a favorite annual sight, as Susan Froyd describes here. But after this year's display, the family is pulling the plug for good on January 5.
Susan Froyd rounded up some of the season's best homegrown shopping opportunities in her "Buy Local Week" post, prompting this from Marie (yes, one of the local artists whose creations Froyd singles out): Bravo! Thanks for supporting the little guys Susan!! We love you!! I love the way yo ... More >>
Amber Taufen, one of the Westword staffers laid off yesterday, served as the paper's assistant calendar editor -- a position that calls for an ability to write well and often about a vast variety of topics and events. She did so with skill and lively wit -- but she also occasionally got a chance to ... More >>
For more ways to rock the night and kill the day, go to westword.com/calendar. When it's winter, do as the Mongolians do. After all, yurt season is upon us, so it wouldn't hurt to get a yurt. These round tents, stretched over wooden frames and lit by circular skylights, are designed to conserve he ... More >>
Step into style. May the blogs be with you. Just in time for a soggy Friday, The Cat's Pajamas delivers Susan Froyd's guide to the most fetching boots to wear in the rain. Meanwhile, Cafe Society previews a Saturday event at Seven Cups -- and the Candy Girls sample Satellite Wafers. These sweets ... More >>
I used to quake when I had to read during poetry class. It was bad enough just having to raise my voice to an audible level in front of unsubjective others, let alone having to bare my soul in public. But on the other hand, there was also a fleeting satisfaction in doing exactly that, and then in tu ... More >>
Fast on the heels of the announcement on Wednesday of this year's National Book Award nominations (my favorite, for the record, is Peter Hessler, for his scrupulous and fascinating Oracle Bones: A Journey Between China's Past and Present) comes our own homegrown author fte: the Colorado Book Awards, ... More >>
Swill with the swells at the Denver wine fest.
Bring out your best sneaks for the Bannock Street block party.
Stories on Stage raises the political bunting.
Microbusinesses throw a macro party in Curtis Park.
Halim Al-Karim finds his artistic voice in exile.
Arapahoe libraries showcase specialties
The Tattered Cover heads south
Dylan, McGuinn keep the fires burning
Get yourself a pizza the action at the Wazee's anniversary party
Diversity unfolds at the African Market
The air is their playground
Time to float your goat
Childhood Remembered gives voice to women's history
High School Drags roll at Bandimere
Upstart opera company clears its throat
Trophies win the prize for this artist
T.C. Boyle's literary output is boiling
Linda McCartney's photos of '60s rockers roll
MLK breakfast benefits youth
The sounds of jazz erupt in quilted form
Author channels Chinese culture through children's stories
Latin jazz gets its due in a Smithsonian exhibition
DAM houses a revealing Asian exhibit
Colorado Ballet's Don Quixote rides again
Author Maxine Hong Kingston returns with a fiery passion
Chile harvest promises hot times
Classy hot wheels and cool choppers
Women roll out the klezmer tunes
The Mikvah Project examines a religious observance
DMNS launches a new intergalactic exhibit
Paint Our Town offers a variety of Denver perspectives
Interstate integrates art in Colorado
One-year-olds dive into cake for posterity
Walden Family Playhouse casts a spell
Get your sculptures ready
The art of recycling
Tap Kids is a real feat
Easter hops into northwest Denver.