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  • Blogs

    August 8, 2014

    The Fourteen Best Concerts in Denver This Weekend

    This weekend's best shows include rapper Redman releasing a new album poolside in RiNo, Xiu Xiu bringing its newest noise to Larimer Lounge and "Jessie's Girl" to Fiddler's Green. There are plenty of other good ones in the next couple days -- the rest of our picks for the weekend are below.

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2014

    Stephen McCary, chef of Mizuna, on his weekend warrior and the missing dishwasher

    Stephen McCary Mizuna 225 East Seventh Avenue 303-832-4778 This is part two of my interview with Steve McCary, exec chef of Mizuna; part one of our chat ran yesterday. Most memorable meal you've ever had: A few years ago, Frank Bonanno and Jacqueline, his wife, took some of the c ... More >>

  • Film

    June 19, 2014
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    December 19, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 28, 2013

    The best concerts to see in Denver this week

    THURS | DEVOTCHKA at GOTHIC THEATRE | 10/31/13 It just wouldn't be October without DeVotchKa's annual Halloween extravaganza. This year, the beloved Denver act is holding court at the Gothic Theatre on Thursday, October 31, and the Boulder Theater on the following night, Friday, November 1. Shady El ... More >>

  • Culture

    September 12, 2013
  • Culture

    September 5, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 24, 2013

    Rod Dupen on his "killer waffle" and the soon-to-open Waffle Brothers in Uptown

    Rod Dupen Waffle Brothers 393 Corona Street; 303-733-1212 1707 Lafayette Street; 720-708-5150 1326 College Avenue, Boulder; 303-593-0510 This is part one of my interview with Ron Dupen, exec chef of Waffle Brothers; part two of our chat will run tomorrow. When you swish through ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    Photos: Ten best athletes to be born in Colorado

    Ask people to name Colorado's best-ever athletes and you'll hear references to the likes of John Elway, Dave Logan and Missy Franklin. But they all moved to the state rather than being born here. So who are the greatest Colorado athletes as listed by Wikipedia who actually qualify as natives? We've ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    The ten best concerts this week: October 15-19

    Hope you got good and rested this past weekend, because you're going to need to tap into your energy reserves for the insane amount shows going down this week. We have all of them listed in our concert calendar, of course, if you'd like to get the full view. Otherwise, below, we've narrowed it down ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys has died

    Adam Yauch (aka MCA of the Beastie Boys) has died. He was 47. Forming the Beastie Boys as a teenager in Brooklyn in the late '70s, Yauch was part of a pivotal assembly of artists that defined rap music for the radio. Early incarnations of the group shifted genres and changed members, but Michael "Mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Leo Kottke: "I just never thought it would be a job but it turned into one"

    Photo courtesy Jan Martin Leo Kottke (due tonight at the Boulder Theater) is a legendary and beloved master of finger picking guitar and a gifted raconteur. He got his start with John Fahey's Takoma Records in the late '60s, and he's been releasing noteworthy albums of some of the most inventive an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    Weekend's best live bets: Big Gigantic, Jedi Mind Tricks and more

    Denver's best live music bets, weekend of January 20, 2012

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    A second Waffle Brothers will open soon on the Hill in Boulder

    John Power and Rod Dupen will open a second Waffle Brothers in Boulder by the end of the year.​When a second Waffle Brothers opens later this month on the Hill in Boulder, you can expect more than just waffles: "There will be a sexy Australian up there, too," teases Rod Dupen, who hails from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    Director Larry Wessel on his documentary ICONOCLAST and his fallout with Boyd Rice

    ​When filmmaker Larry Wessel started working on ICONOCLAST, he didn't know it was going to turn into a six-year filming project. But then again, his subject, Boyd Rice, has been a wild and curious abstraction of a performer, whose work in music with the NON was a forerunner in noise and indust ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Dendiggityopolis: Westword parents make their kids draw superheroes

    Superman, reinterpreted.​Superman provides the basic template: publicly mild-mannered and lame, but secretly able to jump tall buildings and dominate everything. The potential for variations on that superhero theme is basically endless -- and particularly so coming from kids, whose superheroes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    Meet Mr. Dean, an MC Inspired by Greatness, with a heavenly message for the masses

    ​ Producer/rapper Mr. Dean (aka Dean Lopez) has spent the last ten years making music and honing his craft. He says that his faith and the support of others -- including area churches and their flock -- have served to keep him encouraged and focused on his path, which is to bring a positive C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2009

    Tasteless head games at A Taste of Colorado

    ​Colleen Don Dero got a taste of Colorado recently, but she didn't like it much. Several decades ago, the Colorado native moved to Phoenix, where she runs a hat and T-shirt company called It's All About the Head. The apparel features the company's name as a slogan alongside a mug of beer over ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    Vintage Q&A with AC/DC's Brian Johnson

    Sunday's AC/DC concert -- reviewed in the blog "Live Review: AC/DC and The Answer at the Pepsi Center" -- conjures up memories of the Q&A with the band's Brian Johnson that Westword published under the headline "Power Age" back in April 2001. It's among my favorite interviews ever -- and it prompted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2008

    Q&A with Diplo

    In the October 23 issue we posted excerpts of Tom Murphy’s recent conversation with Diplo (aka Wesley Pentz). The quotes used in that piece were taken from the following interview posted after the jump, in which Diplo Mad Decent, his record label and Heaps Decent, a program devoted to underprivile ... More >>

  • News

    April 24, 2008

    Wheels of Fortune

    Steve Meyer wants to sell pedicabs to the world — but is the world willing to go along for the ride?

  • News

    November 1, 2007

    The Ice Man

    When Al Gore and other global-warming experts want to come in out of the cold, they turn to Boulder's Konrad Steffen.

  • News

    August 30, 2007

    Déjà View

    Thought Equity Motion is using old footage in new revenue-generating ways.

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2007

    OJ Wants You To Know How He Did It (But Not Really)

    I was in high school when the OJ Simpson verdict was read on TV. I was in public speaking class when it was read. The white kids in the class were close to tears, as the black kids jumped up and down and gave each other high fives. I really didn't care either way what happened. I just wanted to get ... More >>

  • News

    May 24, 2007

    Mountain West Conference Lineup

    This debut channel is learning the rules of the game.

  • Film

    December 28, 2006


    Down from the mountain, a sofly lit Heath Ledger canít save this by-the-numbers Aussie drug flick.

  • Film

    December 22, 2005

    Yuletide Fear

    Wolf Creek rings in Christmas with a band of butchered tourists.

  • News

    April 14, 2005

    Getting a Footy Hold

    Aussie Rules Football reaches out to the untapped Yank talent pool.

  • News

    September 9, 2004

    The Message

    Lesson Learned

  • News

    July 1, 2004

    Torch or Torture?

    The Greeks may have their hands full for the Olympics.

  • News

    April 17, 2003

    Pop Quiz

    Hey! Over Here! Remember? Denver?
    April 17, 2003

  • Sports & Recreation

    March 27, 2003
  • News

    May 23, 2002

    Speak for Yourself

    Warming up to Toastmasters -- and icing out unnecessary verbiage.

  • Dining

    January 4, 2001

    The Bite

    Pierre Wolfe chases down Denver's dining history.

  • News

    October 12, 2000

    The Missing Linc

    Who on earth would want to work at the News these days? Bernie Lincicome, for one.

  • Film

    April 20, 2000

    Life Swapping

    The latest entry in the "split-personality" genre is mediocre at best.

  • Music

    April 6, 2000


    This young whippersnapper is wise beyond his years.

  • News

    February 17, 2000

    Iíll Fly Away

    With his Colorado Flyers, coach Tony Wells makes tracks.

  • Music

    October 7, 1999


    Puff Daddy, Leo Kottke, Prince, Garth Brooks as Chris Gaines

  • News

    July 22, 1999
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    February 4, 1999
  • Film

    February 5, 1998
  • Music

    June 12, 1997

    Simply the Tesh

    The wit and wisdom of John Tesh. Seriously.

  • Film

    May 15, 1997
  • Music

    February 20, 1997
  • Music

    July 11, 1996

    Family Ties

    Tim and Neil Finn prove that they can make music together without killing each other.

  • News

    May 23, 1996

    The Odd Couplet

    The people choosing the next state poet are well-versed in literary tradition. No wonder they overlooked these three poets.

  • Music

    March 7, 1996
  • Film

    November 15, 1995
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    April 6, 1994



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