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  • Blogs

    November 19, 2014

    Sand Creek Massacre: John Evans's Descendants Discuss a Dark Legacy

    Descendants of those who survived the Sand Creek Massacre did not hear much about it when they were growing up; that day was too painful for their elders to talk about. "They would always cry," one remembers. But some descendants of John Evans, Colorado's territorial governor during the November 29, ... More >>

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    March 19, 2013

    CU Buffs and CSU Rams: One will advance in the NCAA men's tournament, but the other....

    If one were to create a line graph of the 2012-2013 college basketball season, it would look something like the Flatirons: jagged and uneven. Multiple teams held the position of number one in the country for a week, only to lose the next. Yes, it's been a schizophrenic season, but fear not, intrepid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2013

    Sand Creek Massacre: Unlike History Colorado, Northwestern is reexamining the tragedy

    Before John Evans moved west in 1862 to become the first territorial governor of Colorado and found the school that grew into the University of Denver (as well as inspire the naming of streets, towns and a mountain), he was among nine founders of Northwestern University north of Chicago, in what's n ... More >>

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    November 8, 2012
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    August 27, 2012

    James Holmes info the media wants from CU and isn't getting

    While CU is able to refute misinformation in the James Holmes case (like prosecution claims he was banned from campus for threats), the school has otherwise been banned from releasing most other info. Not all, though. For instance, the school is sharing what media outlets want -- and aren't going t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2012

    James Holmes, aka The Llama: Bizarre photo, impressive docs from grad school application

    During a Thursday court hearing, attorneys for accused Aurora theater shooter James Holmes said their client is mentally ill. But a different Holmes emerges in his 2010 application to a neuroscience program -- a brilliant yet quirky individual dubbed "The Llama" because of an odd photo he submitted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2011

    Phish survival guide, what to expect this weekend: setlist guesses, parking info and more

    Phish kicks off its three-night stand tonight at Dick's Sporting Goods Park​Phish wraps up their summer tour this weekend with three nights at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in lovely Commerce City, ending what many a blogger and message board phanatic have argued is their strongest tour in the tw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Saturday: J Phlip at Casselman's

    ​Raised on a steady diet of Chicago house music as a kid growing up in Champaign, Illinois, Jessica Phillippe emerged as one of the most in-demand underground female DJs over the past few years. Also known as J. Phlip, Phillippe studied engineering at the University of Illinois before relocat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    The five worst things found in a fast-food order

    What lies beneath? You don't want to know.​Ordering a fish sammich from a place that specializes in fresh-pressed, flame-broiled moo meat might not be the smartest choice, but you still shouldn't need a painkiller to make your meal go down easy. But that's what a customer discovered in his fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    Making vanilla to pay the bills: a talk with an ice cream alchemist

    We live in a great food city. It's not New York. It's not San Francisco. And it shouldn't be. Denver is more intimate and interconnected, with a culinary web stretching across the metro area. We have quirky shops, gourmet institutions, plenty of hole-in-the-wall joints and an active consumer base al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2008

    Live Review: Curtis Fuller at Dazzle

    Curtis Fuller Thursday, July 17, 2008 (second set) Dazzle Better Than: Fishing with some really good bait. John Coltrane’s Blue Train was one of the most celebrated albums Curtis Fuller played on, so it seemed fitting for the trombonist to open up the set with “Maze,” a song he wrote with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2007

    Multiplying the Cube

    This week's Westword contains a profile of Goes Cube, a surprisingly heavy Brooklyn band on the rise. But the print edition only allowed a small portion of guitarist/vocalist David Obuchowski's funny, incisive and revealing comments to be included. Below, find the entire interview, conducted while O ... More >>