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  • Blogs

    March 20, 2014

    Aurora theater shooting: Court spokesman's tweets didn't violate gag order, judge says

    In a motion that quotes liberally from Twitter, defense attorneys for Aurora theater shooting gunman James Holmes asked the court this week to order Colorado Judicial Branch public information officer Rob McCallum to comply with a gag order in the case. Their main complaint? That McCallum uses Twitt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    Tails of the Painted LOLcats: I can haz a charity auction?

    Since long ago, the Cat Care Society has employed a truly creative method of raising money for its various cat-related endeavors: Tails of the Painted Cats, in which artists around town are called upon to doll up fabulous fiberglass cat statuettes which, after a couple of months of showcases (they'r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    The Fray treats fan in San Jose to an unexpected pizza party/performance in her living room

    Update (2/7/12): Isaac Slade and Joe King give a track-by-track breakdown of Scars & Stories, the Fray's new album. Remember that scene in La Bamba when Richie Valens shows up at a fan's house with a bunch of pizzas for private pizza party. More than two decades after that event played out on the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Occupy Denver: Ideological split spurs idea for Liberate Denver to fight oppression

    ​Recent divisions inside Occupy Denver have led to the ideological creation of Liberate Denver, a related but completely separate entity much like the Thunderdome. Although the idea has spread through the ranks for a while, it solidified on Sunday afternoon during a general assembly devoted to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Duo and Olivéa pastry chef Yasmin Lozada-Hissom tapped to bake at the James Beard Foundation awards gala

    ​The James Beard Foundation awards gala, a glitzy, high-falutin' soiree that honors the best chefs, pastry kings and queens, restaurateurs, restaurants and wine directors in the country, takes place on May 9, 2011, at the Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall in New York. And the culinary blowout ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    Aaron Carter and Charlie Sheen, is Twitter a celebrity death machine?

    Dead, you say?​As a social phenomenon, probably the most interesting thing about celebrity death hoaxes is that they are a social phenomenon at all. There's no point to them. They're not particularly funny (aside from the resulting lulz if the celebrity in question gets all offended about it), ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    Twitter Tuesday: Patrick Hester, our featured Twit

    Patrick Hester, aka @atfmb​Our featured Twit this week is one Patrick Hester, or @atfmb, as he's known on Twitter. In addition to his very fine hat, Hester is a Denver writer, blogger and Twitter wit who captured our attention with this plea: "How about me?! I'm a Denveridianiteism looking to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2009

    Twitter Tuesday: Lauren Cook, our featured twit

    Lauren Cook.​This week, we asked actual twits why we should follow them. And among the many, many amusing responses we got, the tweet by Lauren Cook (@laurencook) took the prize for its timely nods to two great figures in western history. Find out what she tweeted to sell us, as well as what s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    More tweetup do-gooders party for a cause

    We're here to do good! And for free food.​While ignorant outsiders are busy slandering Twitter as a place to talk about what you ate for lunch, the social networking service is quickly becoming the place to organize informal fundraisers. These aren't fancy nonprofits, with their fancy high ove ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2009

    Twitter Tuesday: Space station, sex advice, slanket

    ​Back again with more great Twits to follow for your burgeoning Twitter feed. As always, follow us at @denverwestword, @cafewestword, @westword_music and @casciato. @satsight: Growing up obsessed with space travel led directly to my current fascination with the ongoing march of technology. T ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 10, 2009
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    September 8, 2009

    Twitter Tuesday: Old media on new media

    ​Back again with more great Twits to follow for your burgeoning Twitter feed. As always, follow us at @denverwestword, @cafewestword, @westword_music and @casciato. @CBS4Denver: I'm not a big watcher of television news, and by that, I mean that except in cases of huge breaking stories (elect ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2009

    Win stuff in our random midweek contest!

    ​Welcome to the debut of our random midweek contest in which we give you a bunch of you a bunch of random things from our office for answering a bunch of random questions every week. Kind of random, eh? Anyhow, for the inaugural edition of our humpday hoedown, we thought we'd take it kind of easy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2009

    Win stuff in our random midweek contest!

    ​Welcome to the debut of our random midweek contest in which we give you a bunch of you a bunch of random things from our office for answering a bunch of random questions every week. Kind of random, eh? Anyhow, for the inaugural edition of our humpday hoedown, we thought we'd take it kind of easy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    Twitter Tuesday: Helpful hints, drunken wisdom, pop culture gold

    ​Back again with more great Twits to follow for your burgeoning Twitter feed. As always, follow us at @denverwestword, @cafewestword, @westword_music and @casciato. @SocMediaRckStr: If you're just getting started with social media, it's nice to have some hints about what it can do, how to do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2009

    Twitter haters hate Twitter, says USA Today

    ​In a groundbreaking story printed yesterday, one of USA Today's crack investigative journalists broke the story that people who hate Twitter don't see the point of using Twitter! And in related developments, people who find marriage pointless rarely marry, vegetarians don't like meat, and wat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    Twitter Tuesday: Booze, books and conservative thoughts

    ​Back again with more great Twits to follow for your burgeoning Twitter feed. As always, follow us at @denverwestword, @cafewestword, @westword_music and @casciato. @DenverHappyHour: Do you need a drink or three today after work? Not sure where to go? This fine Twitter feed is full of nothin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    Twitter Tuesday: New media in Denver

    ​Back again with more great Twits to follow for your burgeoning Twitter feed. As always, follow us at @denverwestword, @cafewestword, @westword_music and @casciato. @ChannelMassive: Gaming is rapidly becoming one of the main pastimes of our society. And since most mainstream media still just ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    Denver Police Department just discovers it's on Twitter

    ​Members of the local media are seldom effusive about the timeliness and responsiveness of the Denver Police Department's public-information office -- and a release issued today exemplifies its effectiveness. or lack thereof. "The Denver Police Department would like the community to know they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    Twitter trying your patience? Join the eSwarm instead

    ​If you dipped your toes into Twitter but found the whole thing a disorganized, confusing mess, have a look at the just-launched social networking service eSwarm. The idea is to take the best features of existing social networking service such as Twitter and Facebook, streamline them and apply ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    Twitter Tuesday: Nature, science and other Denver things

    Back again with more great Twits to follow for your burgeoning Twitter feed. As always, follow us at @denverwestword, @cafewestword, @westword_music and @casciato. @DenverMuseumNS: The Twitter feed of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science has a wide variety of cool nature and science-y stuff. Thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Who will be the Broncos' Twitter MVP?

    ​As training camp gets into full swing and the football season looms ever closer, our beloved Denver Broncos are stuck in what's known as a "rebuilding" year. As a team in flux, the orange and blue face many questions. Can Josh McDaniels succeed as a head coach? Will Kyle Orton be able to exec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2009

    Twitter Tuesday: Feel good, learn stuff, lean left

    Back again with more great Twits to follow for your burgeoning Twitter feed. As always, follow us at @denverwestword, @cafewestword, @westword_music and @casciato. @Gaiam: The Twitter feed of Boulder-based company Gaiam, which makes "products for a healthy mind, body, home and planet." The firm's t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    Twitter Tuesday: Themeless edition

    Back again with more great Twits to follow for your burgeoning Twitter feed. As always, follow us at @denverwestword, @cafewestword, @westword_music and @casciato. @Zaibatsu -- One of our local Twitter power users. Zaibatsu -- aka Reg Saddler -- is an IT consultant by day, social media rockstar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2009

    When Athletes Tweet: Why go to Broncos training camp when you can follow that shiznit on Twitter?!?

    Kyle Orton's not on Twitter. But his neckbeard is.​This week marks the end of a most bizarre offseason for the Broncos, as players start trickling into Dove Valley for training camp. (Can you "trickle in" on 76-inch rims? Probably not). Of course, you can take in the practices yourself start ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    Twitter Tuesday: Lights, camera, Twitter!

    Back again with more great Twits to follow for your burgeoning Twitter feed. As always, follow us at @denverwestword, @cafewestword and @casciato. @ColoradoFilm: What better place to start off the movie edition of Twitter Tuesday than the official Twitter feed of Colorado's Office of Film, Telev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    Twitter Tuesday: Mile High Music Fest edition

    Back again with more great Twits to follow for your burgeoning Twitter feed. As always, follow us at @denverwestword, @cafewestword and @casciato. @WidepreadPanic: To kick off this very special edition of Twitter Tuesday, dedicated to amping you up for the Mile High Music Fest this next weekend, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    Twitter Tuesday: Leaders in their field

    Back again with three more great Twits to follow for your burgeoning Twitter feed. As always, follow us at @denverwestword, @cafewestword and @casciato. @govritter: Lest you retain doubts that Colorado is a state on the cutting edge, that tech is our very lifeblood, need I point out that our ow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2009

    Twitter Tuesday: All music edition

    Back again with three more great Twits to follow for your burgeoning Twitter feed. As always, follow us at @denverwestword, @cafewestword and @casciato. @TCGO1974: The Twitter feed of Kamtin Mohager, aka The Chain Gang of 1974, one of Denver's up-and-coming musical exports and an active Twit. Cu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    Social media -- getting the word out quickly and sometimes accurately!

    "I'm not dead. I feel great, actually." As noted in a blog earlier today, new media, and social media in particular, played a huge part in disseminating the news of Michael Jackson's death yesterday. Chances are most of us heard about it directly or indirectly through Twitter, Facebook or MySpace. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    Twits Unite! Tweetup tonight at Wynkoop Brewery

    I mentioned this last week in my Twitter Tuesday post, but in case you missed it, there's a tweetup tonight from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Wynkoop Brewing Company. In other words, a bunch of people who kinda-sorta know each other from Twitter will be hanging out, drinking beer and getting to kinda-sorta k ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    Twitter Tuesday: Need a date, a job or the news?

    Back again with three more great Twits to follow for your burgeoning Twitter feed. And as always, follow us at @denverwestword, @cafewestword and @casciato. @TheDatingDr: If you're plagued by questions like, "Why can't I find that special someone?" and "Why do my dates always make excuses for hav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2009

    With Coathangr, social media meets "You're wearing that?"

    If you've got a hot date but just can't decide what to wear, Coathangr is here to help. Coathangr is, in the words of their beta slogan, "Social media for your pants" -- although co-founder Dave Wiskus says that will probably change to the less catchy but also less-apt-to-be-misinterpreted "Social ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2009

    Twitter Tuesday: Variety pack -- culture, sports and technology

    Back again with three more great Twits to follow (sure, that sounds insulting, but "Tweeters" just sounds stupid) for your burgeoning Twitter feed. And as always, follow us at @denverwestword, @cafewestword and @casciato. @psmyth12 and @champbailey: I know it's the height of baseball season, but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    Breaking up is hard to do -- unless, that is, you Tweet it

    Recently, a Denver music scene personality (who asked to remain anonymous, for obvious reason) reached out to me to tell me his tale of getting dumped via Twitter. It's as tragic as it sounds. The guy didn't get dumped via direct message (Twitter's version of e-mail, a private, two-way communica ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2009

    Twitter Tuesday: Librarians on Twitter? Hot!

    Back again with three more great Twits to follow (sure, that sounds insulting, but Tweeters just sounds stupid) for your burgeoning Twitter feed. And as always, follow us at @denverwestword, @cafewestword and @casciato. TweetDenver: TweetDenver is a Twitter aggregator -- they seek out and reTwe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2009

    Tech: Let me tweet you a secret

    Psst: Want to know a secret? Shenae Von Liebt did, so she asked a few friends via Twitter to tell her theirs. "I was reading one of my Post Secret books while waiting in church's parking lot," she recalls. "I was bored with it and tweeted for everyone to text me a secret of theirs. Someone then t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    Free beer at Rialto Cafe today for all you tweeters

    If you follow Rialto Cafe on Twitter (@rialtocafe), then you already know that the restaurant at 934 16th Street is handing out free brews today to its Twitter groupies. If you're just learning about this deal from reading our blog, here are the details: Between now and 4 p.m., belly up to the bar, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2009

    Twitter Tuesday: Denver Twits you should know

    Editor's note: Starting today, Westword contributor Cory Casciato will be blogging regularly for The Latest Word about the local tech and social-media scene. Feel free to e-mail him with links, story ideas, hate mail, and slices of congratulatory pizza. If you're not on Twitter yet, you're one of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2009

    Twittering up a nice, frothy beer

    These days, the Twitter backlash is powerful and vociferous. Today, a colleague of ours coined a new term -- "twate" -- which means, "To have disdain for anything having to do with Twitter." But while there are many, many uses of Twitter that are worth, ahem, twatting, we've discovered one local e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2009

    Murphy-Goode Winery will pay you $10,000 a month to drink, Twitter and Facebook

    The grape geeks at Murphy Goode Winery are offering one fellow wine nerd "A Really Goode Job." Specifically, the winery is searching for a "Wine Country Lifestyle Correspondent who will report on the cool lifestyle of Sonoma County Wine Country, and, of course, tell people what you're learning about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2009

    Who are the tweetest of the Denver Post's Twitterers?

    Lots of news organizations, including this one, have embraced Twitter -- but few have done so with as much vigor (and volume) as the Denver Post. The broadsheet's Twitter page lists more than twenty feeds specific to the paper, with some contributed by departments or topics (e.g. crime news and poli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2009

    Channel 4 to Twitter -- gallbladder surgery?

    Chop, chop. Who isn't jumping on the Twitter bandwagon? Last week, we told you about the Boulder Police Department's new Twitter feed. Now, Channel 4 is boasting about Dr. Dave Hnida, the station's medical expert, Twittering the gallbladder surgery of a seven-year-old girl. This gimmick, which can ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2009

    Boulder Police Department hops aboard the Twitter trend

    Twitter, a guaranteed object of good-natured ridicule on a future episode of VH1's I Love the '00s, isn't just for egocentric celebrities anymore. The Boulder Police Department has recently started tweeting, hipping hipsters to current events and investigations on its very own Twitter page. Public- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2009

    Denver no longer has to wonder: What Would Molly Brown Tweet?

    Historical Tweets, a website that imagines what historical figures -- from George Washington to Urkel -- would have tweeted on Twitter, recently waded into familiar territory with the above offering between El Capitano and Denver's Molly Brown. So one burning question has been answered. But here's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2009

    The Rocky Mountain News headline of the day

    Remember the hullabaloo stirred up by a Rocky Mountain News reporter's mega-awkward attempt to Twitter at a three-year old's funeral? Reporter Lynn Bartels certainly does. Earlier today, she posted an item to the Rocky's Live From the Legislature blog about state senator Dave Schultheis getting in ... More >>

  • News

    September 25, 2008
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    September 18, 2008
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    September 18, 2008

    Twittering an F-bomb during the DNC

    This tweet wasn't so sweet. The stir created by the Rocky Mountain News' move to use the Twitter micro-blogging service at a child's funeral (details can be found here and here) came mere days after the paper had used the technology extensively during the Democratic National Convention, sometimes ... More >>

  • Music

    August 28, 2008
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