Nelson Mandela was a pivotal agent for change who inspired a rich musical legacy of resistance. Biographer Richard Stengel describes Mandela, who passed away yesterday at the age of 95, as "the last pure hero." And while he was all that and more, the music the iconic historical figure inspired was p ... More >>
Chef Eric Roeder had restaurants in two of Denver's hottest restaurant neighborhoods before they were hot. A Boulder native who started his culinary career at the Flagstaff House as a pastry apprentice, Roeder graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in New York in 1995, then cooked in Seatt ... More >>
Picture.Me.Here is a digital storytelling exhibit for refugees from the Mercy Housing/ Grace Apartments in Aurora. A year ago, Brigid McAuliffe and Erin Preston, digital storytelling professionals, sat in a Bhutanese woman's apartment, drinking amazing tea and teaching that woman and other refuges h ... More >>
It's one thing to be a political musician, to point out the inherent wrongs of our social and political constructs from afar. Admirable as it is, it takes a truly special person to take a personal stake in perceived injustice and do something that goes beyond music. A couple days ago, Yasiin Bey ( ... More >>
Maria Sharapova, the number two-ranked World Tennis Association player and former Sports Illustrated swimsuit model, just launched a line of boutique candies -- including little lemon-lime tennis balls. This seems a little weird, considering Sharapova's athleticism and the nation's current examinati ... More >>
This past weekend at London's Hammersmith Apollo, Kanye West went on a rant about selling out. Apparently, he now hates the Grammys, corporations and possibly the new Justin Timberlake song. Ironically, the self proclaimed "Louis Vuitton Don" saw absolutely no conflict of interest in calling out art ... More >>
There's probably a certain amount of sincerity involved when a famous musician endorses a political candidate. But even the most un-cynical, democracy-loving patriot will have to admit that there's a hell of a lot more to the rock star/candidate public union than just fiscal policy. Endorsing a poli ... More >>
Image via FacebookThe Emich sisters have found a home at Shine in Boulder.Three years ago, triplets Jill, Jessica and Jennifer Emich bowed out of Boulder's restaurant scene when they sold Trilogy, their 13th Street wine bar; it became the now-closed B-Side Lounge. Since then, the sisters have ... More >>
In the 1880s, English explorers Teresa and St. George Littledale -- with their fox terrier, Tanny, in tow -- mounted expeditions in the Rocky Mountains and across North America. And then they headed even further afield, to the Caucasus, the Pamirs, Russian Central Asia, Mongolia and eventually Tibet ... More >>
Yesterday was a long day in Idledale, the tiny town in the foothills where Dawn Engle and Ivan Suvanjieff put up their feet when they're not pounding the pavement on behalf of PeaceJam, the non-profit they founded over a dozen years ago that links up youth from around the world with Nobel Pea ... More >>
South Carolina Governor (for today, anyhow) Mark Sandford. For political junkies, and the sort of folks who can't resist slowing down as they pass car wrecks, the sight of South Carolina Governor Mark Sandford revealing that he'd spent the better part of a week canoodling with his Argentinian mistr ... More >>
Letters from the week of 2/28/2008
While Sparrow looks for a new home, Denver chefs head to New York City.
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 >>
Members of the Metro Denver Gang Coalition are at a crossroads, hoping they can keep the peace through the rest of the year.
Milarepa modernizes an ancient tale.
Brief reviews of current shows
Brief reviews of current shows
Some very Nobel intentions pay off.
The Dalai Lama seemed quite pleased at the size of the Mongolian audience that greeted him at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts this past Saturday morning, reports Zula Tserendejid, head of the Mongolian Community Association of Colorado. And the Mongolians were quite pleased to see His Hol ... More >>
Go, Broncos! Promoting peace is serious business.
Walk softly and carry a big shtick
Twin tigers light up the screen in Two Brothers.
PeaceJam scores two theatrical releases -- and kudos from Michael Moore.
Maruti Narayan's food brushes up against greatness. Too bad no one's there to eat it.
Kim Clark says Everest's air is thinner than Denver's. She should know -- she's up there right now.
In Himalaya, the human spirit tests its mettle.
For Maraca Five-O, instro-rock means catchin' an asphalt wave.
A lack of horse sense reins in Running Free.
The Colorado Mountain Club's Everest Millennium Event
Actress Joan Chen makes an impressive directing debut.
For these federal prisoners, their last chants finally gave them inner peace.
September 17 - 23, 1998