It's been a big week for Denver International Airport. First, it was proclaimed the airport with the healthiest food in the country. And yesterday, USA Today readers voted it the best U.S. airport for art. Whether you love or loathe it, you can't deny that "Mustang," aka Blucifer, has made its mark. ... More >>
Was it "Mustang" that killed the competition -- just as the sculpture killed its creator, Luis Jimenez? Maybe it was Terry Allen's bronze gargoyles by baggage claim that had victory in the bag. Or perhaps it was part of some New World order conspiracy, as presaged in the murals by Leo Tanguma. Whate ... More >>
Denver International Airport has an out-of-this-world art collection -- literally, if you believe the people who think some of the pieces speak to the Martians that inhabit those underground tunnels, or predict the coming of the New World Order, or simply signify hell on earth -- in the form of "Blu ... More >>
Denver blog posts are working up an appetite. Over at our Cafe Society blog, Patricia Calhoun reveals that Yahoo's The Daily Meal has named Denver's Ho Mei the third worst restaurant in the entire country. Congrats! At Colorado Pols, Michael Lund criticizes what he sees a USA Today headline about ... More >>
Last week, we shared comments from Denver Post execs about changes at the paper online, in print and at the sports department; Broncos beat reporter Jeff Legwold had just jumped to ESPN. Post types initially declined to say whether the position would be filled. But now, the section's boss confirms t ... More >>
This week USA Today announced the results of its hunt for the "best" craft brewery in America. Experts whittled the list of this country's 2,538-plus breweries (the latest number from the Brewer's Association) down to 72 nominations, and those went to a vote of the readers. More than 11,500 people ... More >>
The current happy-hour menu at the McCormick's Fish House & Bar in the corner of the Oxford Hotel may not seem as much of a bargain as the legendary "cheap time" that denizens of LoDo remember so fondly, when every item -- including a big fat cheeseburger and fries -- was $1.99, but the chain's happ ... More >>
Denver blog posts understand how you feel. Colorado Pols sites a post-debate poll showing Mitt Romney leading Barack Obama among women voters in Colorado, 51-45 percent. South Stands Denver's Colin D. on Lindsay Jones leaving the Denver Post for USA Today and ESPN Radio 102.3's Jo Jo Turnbeaugh go ... More >>
Not only did USA Today just name Denver one the best beer capitals in the world -- the whole fucking WORLD, y'all! -- but the internationally distributed daily newspaper also gave a shout-out to Patty's Chile Beer, named, of course, for Westword founder and editor Patty Calhoun, who likes things spi ... More >>
On the same day that a new, wild-eyed mug shot was released of James Holmes -- one that shows his hair close-cropped and returning to its natural dark color -- the accused Aurora theater shooter has been charged with ten additional counts of attempted murder at the request of prosecutors. The docume ... More >>
Yes, animals are adorable. But they can also be destructive, as witnessed by the havoc wreaked by a certain squirrel this week -- more on that below. The chaos-loving rodent inspired us to round up five recent stories about critters gone wild, in a manner of speaking. Count down our favorites below ... More >>
If you think the Super Bowl and sexy men's underwear have nothing in common, you'd usually be correct. But this year, there's a connection -- and a local one at that. Pampered Passions Fine Lingerie in Englewood is running an ad in USA Today's glossy preview publication for Super Bowl XLVI -- which ... More >>
Gary Fenton of Woodland Hills, California's Little Red Feather Thoroughbred Racing was caught off-guard by the attention garnered by the latest horse the stable is syndicating -- but in retrospect, it shouldn't have been. After all, her name is Tebowing -- a nod to the genuflecting trend that's eve ... More >>
In the fall of 2009, local officials looked around and suddenly discovered that the medical marijuana business was booming in Denver. In fact, it might have been the city's only growth industry at the time. The national media discovered the story, too -- and when Westword advertised for a med ... More >>
Glenwood Hot Springs.Most lists of the country's cutest, prettiest, drunkest, most livable/affordable/promiscuous places and/or people are, well, about as stupid as they sound. Standard response: "Sez who?" But there's reason to believe that Glenwood Springs earned being singled out as the " ... More >>
Where are the hundreds of thousands of teen prostitutes some advocates say are engaged in underage sex trafficking? Village Voice Media spent the past two months collecting arrest data for underage prostitution in 37 of America's largest cities. Reporters found the average number of arrests o ... More >>
The Marriott.Amid all the hype and hoopla about Prince William getting hitched to Kate Middleton during the wee hours of Friday morning Denver time, the JW Marriott Cherry Creek is offering a special Royal Wedding package beginning at "just" $329. Ridiculous? Maybe so -- but at least a dozen ... More >>
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The Park Burger Croque wins accolades from USA TodayPark Burger, 1890 South Pearl Street, has received accolades from Bon Apetit, the Denver Burger Battle judges and here at Westword, which gave the joint Best French Fries in this year's Best of Denver awards. Now, USA Today is giving Park ... More >>
Much has been made of several high-profile incidents of alleged police brutality involving the Denver PD, culminating in the resignation of Denver Manager of Safety Ron Perea. Number crunchers even suggest Denver's number-one for excessive-force complaints. But while the focus may be on Denve ... More >>
Last week, four Denver restaurants -- Fruition, Root Down, Squeaky Bean and Colt & Gray -- got some major love from New York Times scribe Jay Cheshes, who spotlighted the restaurants' field-to-fork endeavors. But The Times wasn't the only paper doling out love to Denver: USA Today, in its ... More >>
Ken Buck.Lucky Scott McInnis: Instead of spotlighting McInnis's plagiarism problems, the latest USA Today focuses its attention on Colorado's senate hopefuls. Although the Michael Bennet-Andrew Romanoff race earns some virtual ink, the focus is on Ken Buck's transition from electoral also-ra ... More >>
Jesus. It's not horrible enough cruising at altitude with a full two inches of legroom, a middle seater with flatulence and seat belts slimed with Jell-O. Now FDA inspectors are unearthing everything from fruit flies and ants to live roaches and dead rodents in the country's airline catering ... More >>
Thanks to the Anubis statue now standing guard outside Denver International Airport, all those conspiracy theories about DIA have taken off again -- and they've landed the airport smack-dab in today's edition of USA Today. "Officials insist the 26-foot tall statue of the ancient Egyptian go ... More >>
A Flickr photoArmando Galarrago got jobbed.Last night, Detroit's Armando Galarraga got screwed out of a perfect game when umpire Jim Joyce mistakenly called a runner safe with two outs in the ninth. Had Joyce, who's admitted his error, seen straight, Gallaraga would have joined an extremely ... More >>
It wasn't quite pop art, but close -- and readers and viewers everywhere are chugging it down. This weekend, Channel 9 reported about bottles of Gatorade on local store shelves featuring a photo of Tiger Woods and his wife and the word "Unfaithful" -- an art project pulled off by Longmont's Jason ... More >>
Denver International Airport has the money to start planning a transformation of the Jeppesen Terminal into a massive mall (and move security screening to the perimeter) -- but it's put the Scrooge to its annual holiday entertainment, blaming budget constraints for the $50,000 cut. For twent ... More >>
You know you're drunk when you look at this thing and say, "Yeah, I can totally fly that." Pilots are casual enough as it is. Whether explaining why you've been sitting on the tarmac for 45 minutes or forecasting the Hail-Mary-inducing turbulence ahead, they're always so relaxed. It's as if t ... More >>
Some lucky writer is waiting to inhale in the really Mile High City
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 >>
Suggested rules of the road courtesy of Bicyclecolo.org.Today, a new law goes into effect requiring automobile drivers to give bicyclists at least a three-foot berth, and to refrain from chucking trash or other nasty objects at them when passing. When this last aspect of the regulation was re ... More >>
It's been a few weeks since our last 3OH!3 post. (Forgive us, father, for we have sinned.) Fortunately, you'll be happy to know that the Boulder-based hooligans, slated to appear at this weekend's Mile High Music Festival, haven't budged from their ubiquitous perch. And their influence appears to be ... More >>
Jared Boller knows how to mix it up.World Cocktail Week ends today. So let's raise a glass to Jared Boller, the award-winning mixologist who represented Denver in a recent article in USA Today that profiled a handful of alcohol alchemists around the country. Boller will be behind the bar at TAG, Tr ... More >>
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