Here's another cannabis-related ad, this time from the Ouray Plaindealer from August 30, 1907. Though unlike past advertisements for medicines that contained cannabis, this is one touts the medical benefits of Dr. Franklin Miles' Pain Pills despite not having any cannabis in the product. And while ... More >>
Bucks at Arsenal.This is National Wildlife Refuge Week, and the feds are encouraging you to "see what wildlife refuges are doing to conserve America's wildlife heritage." But when I asked if I could see Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, the regional U.S. Fish & Wildlife office declined that requ ... More >>
Mrs. J. J. Brown was never known as Molly. She cared much more about helping the poor in turn-of-the-last-century Denver than she did with crashing what passed for high society. She did not strip to her corset while rowing lifeboat #6 after the sinking of the Titanic, although she kept the group goi ... More >>
Every story about Rockies pitcher Jamie Moyer, including our cover story this week by Caleb Hannan, prominently features the word "old." But because, rightly or wrongly, that word can have a negative connotation in our society, we decided to focus for once on something young in relation to the 49-ye ... More >>
The Brown Palace has hosted every U.S. president since Teddy Roosevelt first visited in 1905, thirteen years after the hotel opened, except for two: Calvin Coolidge and Barack Obama. And now Obama has snubbed the Brown again, opting to stay at the JW Marriott in Cherry Creek last night...after slumm ... More >>
When chatting about President Barack Obama's planned visit to CU-Boulder this evening, university spokesman Bronson Hilliard and Ryan Huff, communications director for the CU Police Department, couldn't sound more different than they did when discussing the last sizable event on campus -- the annual ... More >>
It's nearly Thanksgiving, and since gratitude is for the weak, I'm thankful this year for one thing and one thing only: imminent victory. As we move into the fourth week of Movember, that great month during which brave men attempt to eradicate cancer by growing mustaches (thus raising awareness, whi ... More >>
Inside the venerable Palace Arms.After reviewing Edge, the restaurant in the fancy-pants new Four Seasons, Laura Shunk served up "Denver's five best hotel restaurants." Edge didn't make the list. Nor did Palace Arms in the Brown Palace, a second snub for the venerable hotel that has hosted ... More >>
Brown Palace 1892.A week after Snobama buried the Front Range in hype and hope, we're still shoveling out -- and just dug up this fun fact: The Brown Palace has hosted every U.S. president since Teddy Roosevelt first visited in 1905, thirteen years after the hotel opened, except for two: Calv ... More >>
Mark MangerWhen President Barack Obama came to Denver last week, he snubbed the Brown Palace -- which has hosted every president since Teddy Roosevelt except Calvin Coolidge -- for the Four Seasons.
At 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sarah Vowell will sign copies of her latest tome, Unfamiliar Fishes, at the Tattered Cover LoDo, 1628 16th Street. We caught up with Vowell about her inspiration for the book, what she learned and how this book fits into her previous body of work.
It seems like each holiday season is accented by a new, heavily researched American history novel. We'd venture a guess that it's because they sell well as Christmas presents, usually given to the mom or dad that simply "likes history." What else are you going to buy these folks, a time trave ... More >>
Get ready for the shock of your life: There are a lot of Crocs haters out there -- which explains why a 2009 article about the Niwot, Colorado company's financial troubles has been the most viewed item on the Washington Post website this year. But that doesn't stop people from donning the col ... More >>
All systems go, but which way? Out the door?It was fairly predictable that Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar would emerge as the whipping-boy of conservative pundits over the Deepwater Horizon spill. What better symbol of the alleged impotence of the Obama administration than a cowboy-ha ... More >>
As you may have read last week in "Denver Aquarium Unequipped to Handle Piranha Attacks or Reporter Queries," on a recent visit to the Downtown Aquarium I was disturbed to discover just how easy it would be to stick my hand into the open-top piranha tank -- and even more disturbed by my irrational d ... More >>
In 1996, Westword published its thirteenth Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from Best Yuppie on a Harley (then-senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell, who posed for a Banana Republic ad) to the Best New Public Art (Mark di Suvero’s still-controversial “Lao Tzu”) ... More >>
6.25.07 Cape Town, South Africa Chief, We were on our way back to camp talking about the legendary African Hunter Andres DeKock when we got ambushed my the lions. It had been yet another 12-hour day of blood, Tsetse fly swarms and sunburn and we were washing the dust out of our mouths with some c ... More >>
Lakewood voters are stuck between a ditch and Red Rocks in an upcoming special election.
A new Stout Street pub with bite.
Funny man Chris Elliott bangs out his first novel.
Happy trailers to you
Let us eat cake
Something to Chew On
Easter hops into northwest Denver.
Whose glass is half full?
From the week of May 9, 2002
The comedic classic still presents a fairly potent, laugh-filled brew.
Heroes and zeroes can change places over time, according to a new exhibit.
Mark Plaatjes just ran out of time.
Tempestuous political winds are blowing through Colorado's busiest forest.
Old West Rendezvous, Saturday, February 26, Buckhorn Exchange
Colorado Historical Society photography lecture.
Long Before "Asteroid," moviemakers made their mark on Colorado. A guide to some high and low points.