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    January 17, 2013

    John Hickenlooper lauded for bringing mental health into gun control talk

    Governor John Hickenlooper is scheduled to speak at today's reopening of the Aurora Century 16, where "an evening of remembrance" will honor the victims of the shootings on July 20 during a screen of The Dark Knight Rises. Let's hope the event works as well as Hickenlooper's subsequent talk about g ... More >>

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    February 16, 2012
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    January 24, 2012

    Al White, Colorado tourism chief, pens new slogan for New Mexico: Just south of paradise!

    Earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal ran a story about New Mexico's $2.5 million effort to rebrand the state "as a place of charm and character, adventure, excitement -- and really good green chili cheeseburgers." It seems that the Land of Enchantment isn't perceived as very enchanting; focus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2011

    Don Cheadle has studio offer for Miles Davis film

    ​Long in development, the Miles Davis feature film that Don Cheadle plans to star in and direct has a studio offer, the actor said in interview with the Wall Street Journal that was published today. Cheadle, who graduated from East High School, says in the interview that "the movie isn't a bio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Medical marijuana reviewer job celebrates its second anniversary at Westword

    ​In the fall of 2009, local officials looked around and suddenly discovered that the medical marijuana business was booming in Denver. In fact, it might have been the city's only growth industry at the time. The national media discovered the story, too -- and when Westword advertised for a med ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Roxanne Pulitzer's Telluride house for sale: It can be yours for $19.9 million (PHOTOS)

    Pulitzer in '85.​Not to be outdone by fellow Playboy cover girl Barbi Benton in the marketing of extreme cribs, Roxanne Pulitzer and husband Tim Boberg recently offered the Wall Street Journal a tour of their 23,000-square-foot Telluride home -- which is up for sale for $19.9 million. That's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    Medical marijuana dispensaries in L.A. go up in smoke

    ​Industry insiders have predicted that Colorado's new medical-marijuana laws might nearly halve the number of dispensaries in the state, and some of Denver's dispensaries are on the hit list. But since new laws were instituted in Los Angeles, the reduction has been far more dramatic, with hund ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    Colorado has two of Livability's top ten food cities...and neither is Denver

    Pueblo Chamber of CommerceFoodie fun in Pueblo: the annual jalapeno-eating contest​Yes, it's yet another list. Livability, the site that invites you to "discover America's best places to live," has just released its list of "Foodie Finds: 10 Surprising Food Cities," and Colorado occupies two o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    Najibullah Zazi, Aurora shuttle driver, reportedly to plead guilty in New York City bombing plot

    Najibullah Zazi, back when he was free to talk too much.​Update, 1:21 p.m.: The Associated Press is reporting that Aurora's Najibullah Zazi has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction and counts of conspiracy to commit murder in a foreign country and providing material ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Boulder may be happy -- but is it as green as it wants to be?

    Some types of national publicity are better than others. At around the same time Boulder was named the happiest city in the country in a Gallup-Healthways survey (apparently without taking into account the impact of weed), the city was being tweaked for its difficulty in meeting targeted environmen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    Tonight: Imbibe with Andrew P. Vingiello

    ​Tonight, the Flagstaff House, the landmark restaurant at 1138 Flagstaff Road in Boulder that just got a rave review from Raymond Sokolov in the Wall Street Journal, will host a special wine-tasting dinner with Andrew P. Vingiello, the owner and winemaker at AP Vin; he'll pair his wines with a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2009

    Wall Street Journal highlights "Rocky Mountain Haute Cuisine"

    Frasca gets raves from the Wall Street Journal.​ "Truffles and saffron edge out Red Zinger tea and granola in Boulder," reads the start of Raymond Sokolov's piece in the weekend Wall Street Journal. But what "used to be the "hippiest, dippiest town around" is now the site of a major "gastro-bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Girls and grills at CY Steak

    CY Steak has its own entrance next to the Diamond Cabaret.​Cliff Young, whose eponymously named restaurant transformed the Denver dining scene, is back in business at the Diamond Cabaret, where his CY Steak opened this week at 1222 Glenarm Place. It was a soft opening -- in a room full of hard ... More >>

  • News

    October 8, 2009

    Are you Westword's new pot critic?

    Some lucky writer is waiting to inhale in the really Mile High City

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2009

    Wake-Up Call: Mile High City going to pot

    ​Yesterday, Westword's quest for a medical-marijuana critic made the New York Times, after already being featured in the Wall Street Journal, MSN and CNBC. My e-mail box overflowed and my phone rang off the hook. It's funny how the national media has jumped all over this. "Is this the most at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2009

    Wake-Up Call: Back in bear country

    ​"Please scare the bears," reads the lead sentence in a story from today's Wall Street Journal. "That is the message state wildlife officials are sending residents of Colorado communities besieged by hungry black bears with a taste for fresh-baked pies and other fattening human fare." The bea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    The risks of Republic Airways Holdings' Frontier purchase

    An image from Republic Airways Holdings' website.​A Wall Street Journal article published in the wake of Republic Airways Holdings' surprising victory over Southwest in the Frontier Airlines sweepstakes may temper the enthusiasm with which most locals viewed this unexpected turn. "Commuter Air ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2009

    Wall Street Journal publishes John Temple's want ad

    Photo by J. KnightJohn Temple at the February news conference announcing the impending closure of the Rocky Mountain News.​ This past Friday, the Wall Street Journal gave readers a look at "Confessions of an Organization Man," an op-ed penned by John Temple, former editor, publisher and presi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2009

    Selling Denver's Wells Fargo Center

    A Flickr photoThe Wells Fargo Center. Today's online Wall Street Journal features an unusual story about Denver's Wells Fargo Center, whose owner, an Australian real-estate investment firm called Macquarie Office Trust, has been trying to peddle it since earlier this year. The piece isn't about a s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2009

    Stripping down strip clubs

    Yes, mom-and-pop places are suffering in today's economy -- but so are strip clubs! According to a story by former Denver Post writer Kris Hudson in today's Wall Street Journal, the country's two publicly traded strip-club chains have been hit hard by the recession, and are now "catering to a thrift ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2009

    Will Qwest stock take a hit due to failure to sell long-distance service?

    Qwest has been hoping to peddle its long-distance network in exchange for somewhere between $2 and $3 billion. But according to the Wall Street Journal, the asset prompted offers well below that range, with some at prominent digit shy of what the operation wanted. Hence, Qwest is keeping the netwo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    Closing Rocky Mountain News hasn't solved problems at Scripps

    Finances drove the decision by E.W. Scripps executives to shutter their largest newspaper, the Rocky Mountain News, in late February. However, it's clear from data released this morning that removing the tabloid from its books didn't suddenly make everything better. According to a Wall Street Journa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    Q&A with David Milstead about the death of the Rocky Mountain News and the future of the Denver Post

    The most dogged and enterprising journalist to write about the Rocky Mountain News' closure saga came from the Rocky's own newsroom. Business columnist and reporter David Milstead broke story after story. For example, he unearthed a confidential letter from executives at E.W. Scripps, the Rocky's fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    Wake-Up Call: Pony up for the Arts

    Fresh from shmoozing with Barack Obama, John Hickenlooper will be at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House tonight, presenting the 2008 Mayor's Awards for Excellence in the Arts to Charles Burrell, the Denver Young Artists, Su Teatro and the Bloomsbury Review, as well as a Mayor's Cultural Legacy Award to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    DIA's promo photo kicks ass of all other airport promo photos

    Denver International Airport's giant blue "Mustang" sculpture -- and the controversy surrounding it -- has gone national. Public debate sparked by local realtor Rachel Hultin's Facebook group "DIA's Heinous Blue Mustang Has Got to Go" -- a development first reported by Westword -- has spread across ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2008

    Rearview: The week in review (12/15/08 - 12/19/08

    This week, U2 threw its colleagues at Live Nation a curve when it unexpectedly -- well, in this economy, it shouldn't really come as too big a surprise -- set about cashing in the 1.6 million shares it received as part of a 360 deal it signed with the entertainment conglomerate. According to a repor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2008

    The Rocky's Vince Carroll joins the Jared Polis fan club

    Who'da thunk that liberal Democratic congressman-elect Jared Polis could make conservative Rocky Mountain News editorial-page editor Vince Carroll gush as he does in today's column "Polis Off to Great Start"? Apparently only Carroll himself, who writes, "More than a year ago, I suggested that Polis ... More >>

  • News

    November 6, 2008
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    September 26, 2008

    Watching the debate? Pick your party

    "Why does Richard Nixon look so sweaty, mom?" Now that it looks like both John McCain and Barack Obama will make it to their first presidential debate in Mississippi tonight, you've got a choice to make: where to drink while watching it. Obama’s campaign website shows a whopping 141 debate-watc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2008

    Pedicabs riding high after DNC

    Ted Koppel rolled with Bobby Lentell (left) and other Denver pedicabbers. While Denver’s pedicab community may not have been part of the official "green extravaganza" planned for the Democratic National Convention last week, the environmentally friendly three-wheeled vehicles still ended up maki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2008

    Recreate ’08: Snowballs!

    Is it the Denver Public Library or the Way-Bac Machine? A couple of blocks from the downtown Denver Public Library, they’re already shutting down and removing the mailboxes outside of the 14th Avenue post office because of “security concerns” during the upcoming DNC. They’re putting speci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2008
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    June 12, 2008

    Beer Cheaters Pour It On

    The Wall Street Journal on Saturday, June 7, got to the soggy bottom of a problem that has people across the country hopping mad: short pours, or the practice of using smaller than pint-sized beer glasses in bars and restaurants or glasses with thick bottoms and rims. Or even -- as former Westword w ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 21, 2008

    Pearl of Wisdom

    Unique Lives & Experiences features Mariane Pearl.

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2008

    Little Mermaid: Stink or Swim!

    During its Denver tryout, The Little Mermaid was awash in criticism, including this review from Westword’s Juliet Wittman that should have sent it to the bottom of the ocean. Now the show’s opened on Broadway, and judging from a January 11 piece in the Wall Street Journal, the New York run of th ... More >>

  • Film

    August 23, 2007

    The Nanny Diaries

    Life as a young, hot, white, educated nanny in the city sure is a drag.

  • News

    June 28, 2007

    Trigger Happy

    The Independence Institutes Jon Caldara shoots from the lip. Again.

  • Culture

    March 15, 2007

    A House With No Walls

    Thomas Gibbons keeps the race conversation going.

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2006

    More Messages: JonBenet Hits Wall Street

    Now that even the Boulder district attorney's office agrees that John Mark Karr's confession in the JonBenet Ramsey case was bogus, media consumers thoroughly tired of the topic are looking forward to a well-deserved respite from coverage of the nearly ten-year-old murder investigation. They shouldn ... More >>

  • Film

    September 9, 2004

    America's Spinning

    Silver City and Colorado stand out in this season of political intrigue.

  • Dining

    March 18, 2004

    A Capital Idea

    Things to do in Denver when you dine.

  • Dining

    September 25, 2003

    Drink of the Week

    Cherry Martini Royale

  • Culture

    April 10, 2003


    Brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.

  • People & Places

    March 27, 2003
  • Dining

    July 25, 2002

    Bite Me

    Majority Rules

  • Dining

    April 13, 2000

    Mouthing Off

    Exchange program

  • News

    January 14, 1999
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    March 20, 1997

    The Pen Is Mightier Than the Pen

    Prison censors' motto: What you don't know can't hurt us.

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    December 7, 1994
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