Before Get Shot! made its way to Denver for a show at 3 Kings Tavern earlier this week, the members of the Sacramento-based quartet apparently had a little sacrilege to tend to, namely filming their bass player, one miss Laura Lush, diddling herself on the front lawn of the Westboro Baptist Church. ... More >>
Sculptor John McEnroe has created some of the most controversial pieces of public art in the area. But not only has he given Colorado plenty of talk about, he's also taken inspiration for his work from Colorado. We recently caught up with McEnroe to talk about how his piece "Fools Gold," at the Dry ... More >>
This year's Great American Beer Festival played temporary home to 580 breweries -- and with more than 2,700 beers poured, the fest's professional judge panel had its hands (and mouths) full when making decisions on the winners of all 84 categories. Continue reading for the full list of the weekend's ... More >>
Editor's note: New York City's Sam Levin, a beginner driver, is kicking off his fellowship with Westword by documenting his cross-country trip. This is his third dispatch from the road. The open road makes me dizzy. Very dizzy.
There are the cute ("Smokey the Beer," Blind Tiger Brewing in Topeka, Kansas), the mysterious ("Hoodoo Voodoo IPA," Three Creeks Brewing in Sisters, Oregon), the sexy ("Sexual Chocolate," Foothills Brewing in Winston-Salem, North Carolina) and everything in between when it comes to beer names spotte ... More >>
Big pic below.In March 2010, we told you about a cold case that heated up with the arrest of Roderick Elias for the slaying of Kristen Swanson, age 22. She died way back in 1980 -- so long ago that her job had been at a disco. More than a year later, the case finally reached a jury, whose me ... More >>
Ponderosa High.The members of Topeka, Kansas' Westboro Baptist Church are notorious for many things, including signs that read "God Hates Fags" and protests of military funerals. But for them to plan a protest at his graduation was a shocker Ponderosa High senior Ryan Wheeler wasn't ready to ... More >>
WBC's evil Fred Phelps.Earlier this month, we told you about threats by the haters from Westboro Baptist Church to befoul a number of area locations, with several opportunities for bigotry against gays and Jewish residents of Fort Collins planned. If WBC does show up, the Lambda Community Ce ... More >>
See more photos at westword.com/slideshow. The traveling hate circus of Westboro Baptist Church swung through Capitol Hill on its current Denver-Boulder Tour of Brightly Covered Disparagement, unloading its Kia full of signs outside the offices of the Intermountain Jewish News. It was prett ... More >>
Westboro Baptist Church Pastor Fred Phelps and his gang are coming to spread the message that God hates school?The infamous anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church -- which is currently making headlines for its claim that God was responsible for a mine explosion this week in West Virginia that kille ... More >>
starbucks.comHappy now?In case you're surfing the Internet today and are flummoxed by reports of Guy Fieri winning a Peabody award or a controversy surrounding a dessert app replacing real sweets (not to mention Google officially changing its name to "Topeka")...don't forget to check the date ... More >>
Roderick Elias and the DNA on Kristen Kay Swanson were a match.Another day, another cold case belatedly moved forward by DNA. Yesterday, we told you about Kevin LeWayne McKinney, who's been charged in the 1998 murder of Diane Caldwell. Today, it's Roderick Elias, formally accused of murderin ... More >>
Westboro Baptist Church's Fred Phelps: one evil bastard.No doubt some supporters of same-sex marriage already had their doubts about the evenhandedness of tonight's debate on the topic at CU. After all, it's sponsored by the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Center -- and the Catholic church as an ... More >>
Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists a number of different shows, including Radio 1190's long-running Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broadcast all ov ... More >>
Don Johnson, the early years.
Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret
Puttling Colorado on the map.
Inside a courtroom drama playing at a theater near you.
A Bruce Price solo at +, with paintings and more at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.
Smart conceptual solos are on view at + Gallery and Capsule@Pod.
Post-minimalism is all the rage at + Zeile/Judish.
Derby fantasies stand on the spindly legs of a colt at CSU.
The CSFAC examines the Old West while its new director shakes up the place.
Bitch, bitch, bitch
The secret Rockies formula: Prepare to meet thy doom.
Home Movie looks inside some eccentric domiciles.
Trinity Grille still has the feel -- and the food -- of a men's club.
At Camp Amache, a school project reopens an ugly chapter of Colorado history.
Rip Griffin's Truck Stop
How a snap decision led to a long love affair with the West.
Death comes calling jazz's legendary players.
Credit an energetic cast and a savvy director for putting some boogie-woogie in Swingtime Canteen.
Anne Slemmons took Michael Wise's money and ran for the border.
Is the crackdown on East Colfax's sex trade working? Ask the johns.
In a cynical world, Iris DeMent struggles to maintain her virtue.
The hills are alive... with generations of this fractious family.
At the Blue Jay Inn in Buffalo Creek, life sews on.
Hype makes right at the center for the new west.
A CITY AGENCY CALMS INDIAN SPIRITS AT DIA, BUYS T-SHIRTS FOR SENIORS AND BONES UP ON ITS FRENCH--ALL IN THE NAME OF "COMMUNITY RELATIONS."