I've been making the rounds at Civic Center Eats the past couple of weeks, prowling for something a tad bizarre, a bit more unusual than Korean tacos or gyros in a cone -- maybe for a food substance that might have been created a thousand years ago if the migration patterns of Europeans and ancient ... More >>
When we last caught up with Dawn Engle and Ivan Suvanjieff, the founders of the homegrown PeaceJam, they were on their way to Guatamela, to spend December 21, 2012 -- that important date on the Mayan calendar -- with Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchu Tum, Mayan elders and hundreds of indigen ... More >>
Former drug czars, DEA administrators and national "addiction experts" have come out in opposition to Colorado's Amendment 64, as well as similar measures before voters in Washington and Oregon. In other wildly-unexpected news: The sky is, indeed, blue.
Regis University in Denver is taking the lead on a program to teach online college courses in refugee camps in Malawi and Kenya, and in urban Syria. The four-year pilot project is called "Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins" and it aims to solve a stark problem: the dearth of higher educ ... More >>
Big pics below.Friday through Sunday, Colorado Christian University hosts the Western Conservative Summit, an event that's drawn plenty of the right's notables. But how to pick who to see? Sexiness, of course! We've ranked the twenty main speakers in order of smoulder -- and plenty of these ... More >>
A Washington Post editorial reprinted today in the Denver Post calls for a moratorium on the deportation of gay immigrants who are legally married or in civil unions until after federal courts decide the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
For about the next two weeks, the daylight hours will continue to get shorter, leaving little to do but contemplate the existential despair that comes with the gathering darkness, and maybe try to get some Christmas shopping done. Unless you're Jewish, in which case it's day six of Hanukkah, ... More >>
Ubaldo Jimenez.These three Denver blog posts are guaranteed fresh. Purple Row's Andrew T. Fisher writes the postmortem on the loss that officially buried the Rockies' 2010 season. It's a dirty job, but somebody had to do it. Face the State's Jared Jacang Maher tallies up legislators' travel ... More >>
Denver is ground zero for pedal-powered programs, from its flourishing pedicab scene to B-cycle, the city's innovative bike-sharing program that's drawn the ire of Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes. But is it ready for the next step in gear-and-chain conveyance that's turning heads ... More >>
The Denver Cruisers -- the bicycle club open to anyone -- stuck a thumb in the eye of Dan Maes last night with its United Nations themed bike ride through the city. Maes, the Republican candidate for governor, made comments earlier this summer that Denver's participation in the B-Cycle rent-a ... More >>
Comrade Hick.The Dan Maes campaign may think his comments about Denver's B-Cycle program being a United Nations plot have been overblown by the media -- but they aren't going away, as our slideshow of the Denver Cruisers' UN-inspired bike ride proves. Still, the funniest iteration thus far is ... More >>
Dan Maes.Update below: If Republican guv candidate Scott McInnis isn't a dead fish, as his spokesman announced in this space today, some credit is owed his main opponent, Dan Maes, who's lately made several remarks that have taken on lives of their own. In the view of campaign spokesman Nate ... More >>
"There's no 'UN' in Colorado!"This is shaping up to be one lively governor's race, what with GOP hopeful Dan Maes suspecting a UN agenda behind Denver's bicycle program, promising layoffs of state workers and an unshackling of the energy industry -- and claiming to have driven 5,000 miles a m ... More >>
Dan Maes.There's been lotsa entertainment value in Colorado's primary races, from Tom Tancredo's guv run to Scott McInnis's plagiarism problems -- and now, Dan Maes's declaration that Denver's B-Cycle program might turn the city into "the United Nations" via wrongheaded environmental do-goodi ... More >>
As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of all the things we'r ... More >>
A new musical -- aptly titled Iraq War, the Musical! -- attempts to make sense of the nonsense our current administration is spouting. We caught up with director Paul Cross to ask him about his singing, dancing extravaganza. Westword (Amber Taufen): How did you come up with the idea for this produc ... More >>
In a bad interview, a hundred questions may not be enough to elicit interesting information from a subject. But in a good interview, a mere handful of prompts can produce fascinating results, as the following communique with director Amy Serrano demonstrates. Serrano, who's making two Denver-area a ... More >>
When Al Gore and other global-warming experts want to come in out of the cold, they turn to Boulder's Konrad Steffen.
Here's a brief look at some of the items America is desperate to learn about today: Britney Spears no pants I think the reasons for searching the phrase “Britney Spears no pants” are pretty self-explanatory. In case I’m wrong, I’ve included the photograph and a link to a press release, which ... More >>
Conspiracy theorists think something's fishy at Denver International Airport.
Assiya (Deep Tree Music)
Eastwood's latest Baby proves he's still a money player.
McCormick's Fish House & Bar
In Taking Lives, the filmmakers are the real boobs.
Uncovered: The Whole Truth About the Iraq War
Human Rights Watch International Film Festival
Swallow Hill offers the finest in folk
Looking for love in the arms of a stranger -- ten of 'em at a time.
Owen Wilson goes Behind Enemy Lines and lands on familiar terrain.
Classic toys help lift spirits at DIA.
The state's global-warming forums are canceled after foes show up en masse.
The names of the patriots have changed, but not their tune.
DR. NORM AND THE REST OF PATRIOT RADIO FACE THE APOCALYPSE. NOW.