For Justin Bua, painting is about documenting moments in time that reflect an era. Hailing from New York, Bua's work has examined the urban themes of hip-hop, jazz, break dancing, and the countless threads that continue to sew the fabric of the entire culture. Since the early '90s, Bua has also pass ... More >>
Even diehard rap fans will tell you: There's something about recorded rap music that often doesn't translate well to the stage. It makes sense for a lot of artists; for those who rely on a carefully chosen vocabulary, much of what makes an artist great can get completely lost in a noisy venue. Some ... More >>
This past September, the Marijuana Policy Project put up a billboard near Mile High Stadium criticizing the NFL's pot policy -- a gambit that echoed past efforts by Denver-based MPP spokesman Mason Tvert. Check out the photos below. Now, Tvert and company are taking their campaign to an even bigger ... More >>
After we started assembling posts featuring the most popular people on Internet Movie Database -- including ones featuring natives of Denver, Boulder and Colorado Springs, we couldn't help noticing an unexpected common denominator: porn. Boulder boasted an adult-film actress in the top ten, the Colo ... More >>
At 10 a.m. today, hours before the NFL season kickoff game between your Denver Broncos and the Baltimore Ravens, Marijuana Policy Project spokesman Mason Tvert will hold a news conference at 1700 North Federal, in Mile High Stadium's shadow. The occasion? The intro of a new billboard calling for the ... More >>
Broncos all-pro Von Miller is appealing a four-game suspension, reportedly after testing positive for marijuana (and possibly Molly). When it comes to pot use, however, a number of major sports organizations are amending their policies related to positive tests -- and Marijuana Policy Project spoke ... More >>
After a long, cold winter and spring, it's finally swimsuit weather -- and on Wednesday, June 12, it will be bikini time at the Exdo Events Center, where 34 contestants will compete in the Twin Peaks National All-Star Bikini Contest for the title of Miss Twin Peaks 2013. See also: - Twin Peaks cel ... More >>
Feminist scholar/fighter L.A. Jennings has seen her share of gender bias in the competitive arena. Now a retired a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Sanshou and MMA fighter, Jennings spends most of her time training both men and women at her Denver gym, Train. Fight. Win. But she's also a scholar working on her ... More >>
Sure, fighting is archaic and cruel and immature. But sometime in your life you may wind up in an unavoidable situation that turns physical. And if you're like me and you have no idea how to execute that arm-motion activity the English language refers to as a "punch," you're probably gonna be in som ... More >>
Kevin James, best known for his leading role in the decade-long TV series The King of Queens, stopped through Denver on Thursday to promote his new film Here Comes the Boom. He was accompanied by former UFC champion, longtime friend and costar of the film, Bas Rutten. See aslo: - Zookeeper is this ... More >>
Tonight's episode of American Ninja Warrior will feature seven Colorado badasses tackling the television show's near-impossible obstacle course for a chance to make it to the finals and win $500,000. All seven belong to a local parkour gym called APEX Movement. Check out the show tonight on NBC at 8 ... More >>
The Ultimate Fighting Championship is returning to Denver this summer -- maybe in part because local tweeters were shouting and screaming for it. "It's a great market all the way around for us," UFC President Dana White said at a press conference this morning at the Pepsi Center, announcing the fi ... More >>
Don't let the fact that this is Friday the 13th get you down. Besides all the axe murders that are bound to occur, this weekend also promises more than a few entertainment options that will keep you from going broke before you're hacked to bits by a psycho-killer. While the biggest event is easily t ... More >>
Tom MurphyScott KellySCOTT KELLY at HI-DIVE | 12/3/11There were plenty of signs around the hi-dive last night indicating that this was an acoustic show. Meaning: Talking was ill-advised. Even so, some people near the stage decided to have a conversation at the beginning of Scott Kelly's set, ... More >>
Big pic below.Update: On October 18, Johnny Hockaday, 28, will be formally advised of the accusations against him -- and there are plenty of them. He's been charged with four felonies, including vehicular homicide, in relation to the alleged drunk-driving crash that slammed the vehicle driven ... More >>
Big pics below.Update: An eyewitness has stepped forward to offer his account about the terrible hit-and-run that took the life of Montana's Dustin Jefferson following UFC 135 this past weekend. He's B. Dutch Seyfarth, a Westword contributor who says he happened upon the horrific accident ju ... More >>
Big pics below.The tragic hit and run that took the life of fan Dustin Jefferson followed an otherwise triumphant return of UFC to Denver. Westword photog Brandon Marshall was ringside at UFC 135, and his images capture the mayhem throughout a card topped by Jon Jones, who put high-profile ch ... More >>
"Rampage" Jackson.Longtime UFC fighter Quinton "Rampage" Jackson has gone on to become one of UFC's most valuable prize fighters, even defeating Chuck Lidell in 2007. But how is he preparing for this Saturday's fight, UFC 135 at the Pepsi Center in Denver? We headed into his training facilit ... More >>
Big pics below.In July, we previewed UFC 135 in Denver -- "back... where the first one started," UFC President Dana White said at a press conference here. We're now just days away from the September 24 match, and UFC is hyping the card (topped by light heavyweight champ Jon Jones defending hi ... More >>
Glenn Morris.The 1936 Olympic games in Berlin actually turned out to be Jesse Owens' Olympics, thank you, but the Führer oversaw the opening ceremonies, held 75 years ago today. And Colorado's ranch-born Glenn "The Simla Sensation" Morris won the decathlon that year and turned down $500,00 ... More >>
Jon JonesOutside the eight-sided ring on September 24 at the Pepsi Center, between $12 and $18 million will be generated by the Ultimate Fighting Championship when it returns to Denver. "It's cool to be back here where the first one started," said UFC President Dana White at a press conferen ... More >>
UFC fighter Brendan Schaub, photo via UFC.comPunch out! On Saturday, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) brings its Octagon Nation Tour to the tailgating party before the Denver Outlaws game at Invesco Field, where mixed martial arts fans can test their mettle at the punch strength stati ... More >>
Getting ready for the long month ahead.In terms of reasons to justify what some negative Nancies would call your "excessive drinking" but you would call your "spirit of festivity," February has been a pretty lean month, leaving you with little to toast to but the bitter disenchantment of a li ... More >>
Rory O' Farrell is a mixed martial arts prizefighter, but with his matching shamrock chest tattoos and a red chin-strap, he'd look just as at home as an extra in a Dropkick Murphys video as he does in an MMA ring. O' Farrell fights tomorrow night at Kick Down 87 for the Light Heavyweight Titl ... More >>
Bashing someone's face in, locking their arms down, kicking them in the stomach -- it's all in a day's work for a mixed martial artist. Of course, every fighter has to have a teacher to learn technique from, which is where Billy Hendricks, a former MMA fighter, comes in. As an instructor at S ... More >>
Hate it or love it, the Ultimate Fighting Championship is making its Denver homecoming. After the UFC was born in Denver in 1993, and returned to the city for its second bout in 1994, UFC matches began to spread to other states. And after 1995, when the UFC’s Ultimate Ultimate was held at Mammoth ... More >>
Monday Riverside is driving me insane, and it’s flooring the gas pedal. This isn’t a slow, slippery descent into madness; it’s a giant jolt every new day. At this rate I should be giggling into my bedsheets at the sanitarium by October. Do they still have sanitariums anymore? Am I secretly 80 ... More >>
A Denver fighter takes on the ultimate challenge.
Dan Mayer is fueled for the energy boom.
Nickels 1, ACF 0.
Thursday night is the ultimate for fight fans.
From the week of May 18, 2006
Mixed martial arts competition is getting vicious -- outside the ring.
Mike Nickels aims to knock out the competition.
A computer geek dons a blue wig and takes a flying leap at the fringes of pro wrestling.