Despite the proliferation of eager whippersnappers rushing to open craft breweries and distilleries, people have been working diligently to get us drunk for centuries. St. Germain, for example, originated in France in 1885, and its exuberantly fruity taste, which benefits from that most European o ... More >>
A lot can happen in a year, and "in the interests of memorializing the efforts of survivors of gun violence who fought to win historic state reforms" over that time period, ProgressNow Colorado has released a timeline of the aftermath of the July 20 Aurora theater shooting, says the oganization's A ... More >>
Editor's note: This election cycle,Westword is exploring the public records of television stations for information on how candidates are spending money on ads in Denver. Our latest dive into the political ad spending records at Denver television stations reveals that President Barack Obama's team i ... More >>
Only a few hours after the Supreme Court declared Obama's health-insurance mandate constitutional, we spoke with Washington Post columnist and NPR commentator E.J. Dionne, who was at the Aspen Ideas Festival promoting his book, Our Divided Political Heart: The Battle for the American Idea in an Age ... More >>
Katherine McPhee starts in Smash.There's huge buzz around Smash, a television show premiering at 9 p.m. tonight on NBC. A procedural drama depicting the creation of a musical about Marilyn Monroe, Smash features such big-name acting talent as Anjelica Huston and Debra Messing, as well as Amer ... More >>
Some of the biggest and boldest national names in food criticism descended on Denver over the weekend to check our city's culinary scene. Why, you ask? Let's just say that they were doing research for the James Beard Foundation Awards. Several of those critics tweeted about their experiences ... More >>
Paging Alexandra Patsavas: Have you met Shel (due at the Bluebird tonight with Elephant Revival) yet? If not, you should definitely make their acquaintance. The music these lovely ladies make genuinely sounds like it was painstakingly crafted in a lab specifically to be played in an episode o ... More >>
Yesterday, attorneys in California asked a court to issue a temporary restraining order to stop federal raids on pot dispensaries there. This request makes a slew of legal arguments, one of which pivots on the lack of such federal actions in Colorado -- at least thus far. But as sympathetic ... More >>
When we search for things on the Internet, a number of variables determine what we end up finding. Whether it's the configuration of our computers, the location, or our past search history, the information we get is filtered and changed to match our record. When these same algorithms start de ... More >>
Back in 2005, Leslie Weise and Alex Young were prevented from attending a George W. Bush speech because their car sported a bumper sticker reading "No More Blood for Oil." The two, assisted by the ACLU, have been fighting this expulsion ever since -- but today, they reached the end of the lin ... More >>
Laura Kriho.The first rule-making hearing of the Department of Revenue's Medical Marijuana Licensing Authority, slated for 10 a.m. this morning, has been deemed an emergency. But why it should be categorized as one puzzles the Cannabis Therapy Institute's Laura Kriho, who notes that this term ... More >>
About a month ago, if you'll recall, I raked my former idol, Mario Batali, over the coals for jumping on the bandwagon of the cute veggie campaign, Meatless Monday. And in the aftermath, as was only fair, I was chastised for my pigheadedness (no pun intended). But as my comments about anima ... More >>
Photo by John JohnstonTom Tancredo -- a "minor figure" big enough to be slapped by the White House.Former Colorado congressman Tom Tancredo has been making the Tea Party circuit of late, with his remarks about topics like civics literacy tests prompting conservative heavyweight Dick Armey to ... More >>
"You've heard of me? Really?"Is Andrew Romanoff's Colorado senate run against Michael Bennet making an impact in the Beltway? Prominent mentions in the Washington Post serve as telling indications -- and the paper has name-checked Romanoff twice in as many days. Yesterday, the Post's Dan Bal ... More >>
John Suthers' lunch with George Will was a hit in at least two definitions of the word.Colorado Attorney General John Suthers has been among the state's most vocal critics of current medical-marijuana policy. So it's no wonder conservative columnist George Will sought him out -- and they appa ... More >>
ProgressNow Colorado's Michael Huttner during a recent Fox News appearance.How do you know that Jane Norton, who announced her candidacy for the U.S. Senate yesterday, is the first Republican in the race feared by Democrats? Because she's already under attack by ProgressNow Colorado, the most ... More >>
Josh Penry."Time For Josh Penry to Make His Move in Republican Guv-Nomination Race," a blog published about this time yesterday, noted that Penry seems to be filling the GOP vacuum that his principal rival, Scott McInnis, has left gaping thus far. The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza apparent ... More >>
The Broncos start training camp today, and, sure, you could go watch. But unless you sneak into the locker room and hide behind Brandon Marshall's ego, going to camp won't give you even a hint of what life is really like for the Broncos. For that, you'll have to hit your favorite bookseller. ... More >>
Is that a gun in your pocket? When Michael Bennet was just a baby/his mama told him, son/always be a good boy/don't ever play with guns. But that (weird, re-imagined-by-me Johnny Cash lyric) didn't stop him from voting for them. Now he and fellow Sen. Mark Udall are in trouble -- at least with ... More >>
On Monday, one week after a press conference about In Denver Times, a new web venture peopled by former members of the Rocky Mountain News, Kevin Preblud, one of three entrepreneurs behind the project (along with Brad Gray and Benjamin Ray), took part in the following interview. In addition to detai ... More >>
The Denver Post recently noted that Marcus Brauchli, the just-named executive editor of the Washington Post -- easily one of the highest-profile journalism jobs in the country -- is a Boulder boy. He freelanced for the Boulder Daily Camera while attending Boulder High School and briefly worked for t ... More >>
Anyone who was surprised that Barack Obama criticized Denver jazz vocalist Rene Marie for singing the tune popularly known as the Black National Anthem instead of the "Star-Spangled Banner" prior to Mayor John Hickenlooper's state-of-the-city speech doesn't have a very long memory. In doing so, he w ... More >>
Peter Berg sends Jamie Foxx to fight the enemy over there in The Kingdom.
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Real World Denver cast: Stephen (clockwise from top left), Colie, Davis, Brooke, Tyrie, Jenn and Alex (center). On Wednesday, all of Denver waited with bated breath as MTV aired the first-ever Real World episode set in our fair city -- actually, it was the first two episodes. And it wasn't just th ... More >>
From the week of March 18, 2004
From kitty cut-ups to an airline named Ted, this was one oddball year.
New York State of Mind
Time to kick back and get comfortable at Tom's Home Cookin'.
How many search firms does it take to not find a new superintendent?
Cabinet reject Linda Chavez is making the most of her public humiliation.
Denver readies itself for a bio-bomb — but is the federal program behind this exercise a dud?
Part one of a pre-millennial salute to the music that made America sing.
Kissing off a year of six-minute smooches and sex-toy cigars.
How Washington lobbyists--and some politicians--cash in on Colorado's local governments.
Meet Bill McCartney's good buddy, golfing pal and spiritual partner: Pastor James Ryle.