We recently shared a list of the ten worst travel cities -- a roster on which Denver finished first -- as judged by inexpensive flights, short travel times to popular destinations and accessibility. But what if you're more interested in another type of accessibility -- such as the ease of finding ve ... More >>
Yesterday, Governor John Hickenlooper signed civil unions into law; for our coverage, click here. In honor of this historic step, we've assembled photos and information about famous same-sex couples who've legally committed to each other, either through marriage ceremonies in areas where doing so is ... More >>
Time magazine started the whole thing, with a cover that featured a toddler smirking like a teenager while latched onto his mother's breast. The cover story, on attachment parenting, inspired a response from both Westword writer Jef Otte, who thinks attachment parenting sucks, and local comic Andrew ... More >>
He's been called a "hero of sustainability," his name appears on Time Magazine's 2010 list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, and his bestselling books, including the Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, have made him one of the high priests of practicing -- and preachi ... More >>
Jeremy Kittelson Ambria 1201 16th Street 303-623-8646 www.ambriadenver.com This is part one of my chef and tell interview with Jeremy Kittleson, exec chef of Ambria. Part two of our chat will run tomorrow. Before Jeremy Kittelson opened Ambria in mid-November, he conducted a tasting, and while h ... More >>
Jerry Bruckheimer's prophesy was by far the most entertaining.Every sensible person knows that when Earth is eventually destroyed, it will be by a huge asteroid like the one that killed all the dinosaurs. We learned this mostly from Jerry Bruckheimer, but Jerry Bruckheimer probably learned it ... More >>
Is Jamie Oliver one of world's most influential people? Every year, TIME magazine (which seems to get smaller each month) holds a little poll full of big names -- names that, according to those at TIME, are the most influential people in the whole wide world. And from now until April 14, yo ... More >>
Dan Savage.In the years that Westword has published Savage Love, author Dan Savage's savagely funny, very smart weekly sex column, I've been fascinated by the seemingly buttoned-up Denverites who always turn to his page first to see what he might be saying about butt plugs, for example, or wh ... More >>
The music industry has been marked for death for a long time now, but amazingly, nobody has managed to come up with a concrete reason as to why. Sure, it's easy to assign blame, but the real reason the music is dying is still a mystery to most people in the industry. Thankfully, plenty of sta ... More >>
Michael Bennet."School of Thought: 11 Education Activists for 2011," just published by Time magazine, contains some predictable names (Michelle Rhee) and some surprising ones (Jeb Bush?). But the highest ranking elected official cited is Senator Michael Bennet, who's been getting a gusher of ... More >>
Denver-based Dixie Elixirs & Medibles has been producing medical marijuana-infused sodas since 2009, but recently the company decided it was time for a facelift. Last month, the company unveiled seven new flavors of its THC bubbly: Sparkling Pomegranate, Sparkling Mandarin, Sparkling Grapefru ... More >>
Photo courtesy Cornell UniversityTemple Grandin is keeping some impressive company.It's been a nice year thus far for CSU professor/cow whisperer Temple Grandin. In February, she was portrayed by actress Claire Danes in Temple Grandin, a well-reviewed HBO biopic. And now, she's been named on ... More >>
Thomas Keller While having dinner recently, I overheard a woman trying to familiarize her dining companion with Jean-Georges Vongerichten. In an attempt to jog her memory, the friend asked, "What show is he on?" It's an interesting state of affairs, more obviously a sign of the times. In a ... More >>
What you missed this week on Cafe Society while you were contemplating how you were going to sneak your way into Hush, the new "underground" supper club in Boulder that'll be all exclusive and private and well, hush-hush: It's not hush-hush that the (almost) iconic Cherry Creek Egg Shell is ... More >>
Time magazine is out with the Top 10 of Everything in 2009 -- and Jason Sheehan's Cooking Dirty makes the list of the top ten non-fiction books of the year, coming in at #9. Here's what Time says about Sheehan's book in its round-up: "It's a paradox of the post-Bourdain era: chef memoirs ar ... More >>
Grand Junction, circa the 1950s.The Denver Post headline "Uranium Mining May Get Buried," about residents in Nunn, a town near Greeley, who oppose building a uranium mine nearby, hit close to home. I grew up in Grand Junction, and the repercussions of the supposedly safe uranium industry that ... More >>
Lori MidsonOhmigod. That's Jason Sheehan in CROCS! So...if you haven't already heard about Jason Sheehan's new memoir, Cooking Dirty: A Story of Life, Sex, Love and Death in the Kitchen, then your reading catalog clearly consists of titles that you should keep between yourself and your therapist. ... More >>
Lev Grossman is my new best friend. Who is Lev Grossman, you ask? Lev Grossman is the book critic for Time magazine. And in Time magazine, Lev Grossman (my new best friend) just wrote a killer review of my book, Cooking Dirty. Yeah, that Time magazine. And yeah, little ol' me and ... More >>
Two Kennedy siblings speak at Unique Lives and Experiences.
Steve Shoppman and Steve Bouey, with their crew, are back home. When I first met Steve Shoppman and Steve Bouey more than two years ago, their plan sounded a little crazy. The longtime roommates and adventure lovers had read a 1967 memoir called Who Needs a Road?, about a road trip all the way arou ... More >>
Wayne Allard. As soon as word surfaced that Wayne Allard was interested in the open post of Colorado State University chancellor, the folks at the left-leaning ProgressNow organization hit the apeshit button, arguing that Allard would be as bad a CSU administrator as he's been a U.S. senator. B ... More >>
Celebrate Bob Marley's life and music at What About Bob?
Following Untraceables lame-brained argument, were all to blame for this massively dumb movie.
Here's something to do in Denver when you're dead: stay famous.
Sealed With a Kissoff
Hick of the Litter
Ira Glass tapes in Denver
Some newspaper columnists speak volumes even after they're gone.
Time magazine subscription salesman
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Rocky Mountain hype
A year after the Columbine murders, agonizing questions remain — about the attack, the police response, and a sheriff under siege.
The Columbine anniversary promises to be the biggest thing since...well, Columbine.
What a tangled Web we weave...
Although Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold were an impossibly horrific act to follow, others gave it a shot.
...And where will you be at the stroke of midnight?
This was the year many Coloradans decided to play God -- and I'm not happy about it.
Radio personalities that really go the distance.
For Hepcat's Alex Desert, his love of ska is no act.
Reviews of 23 recent superstar recordings--just in time for your holiday purchasing pleasure.