It's not often that we come across a person who challenges others to "do," not just talk -- but Josh Schmitz qualifies. The founder of Ruckus Apparel, Schmitz was born in Denver, graduated high school in Wheat Ridge, and turned down a rugby scholarship at the University of California, Berkeley to at ... More >>
The arrest of Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Krusinski on charges of sexual assault in Virginia has drawn condemnation from officials as high-ranking as President Barack Obama, and no wonder. After all, he was the Air Force's chief of sexual-assault prevention. Krusinski is also a graduate of the Air F ... More >>
Last night fans of the London-based Bloc Party gathered to see the band play the Ogden Theatre. Many were dressed for the occasion, and University of Wyoming student Kendall Farrell looked particularly stylish in her combination of lace and flannel. Continue reading to find out what she is studying, ... More >>
To keep up with the world's exploding population, farmers will have to produce more food over the next fifty years than during the past 10,000 years combined. Given environmental issues and a scarcity of fossil resources, this daunting task seems almost impossible. But it's a problem 31-year-old Joh ... More >>
We've recently offered tours of college meme pages keyed to CU Boulder, Colorado State University, UNC, Colorado College, DU, Metro State, Colorado Mesa University, Colorado School of Mines and the University of Wyoming. Now, some high schoolers are getting into the act, led by Greeley West students ... More >>
Big memes below.Our tour of new college meme pages has featured CU Boulder, Colorado State University, UNC, Colorado College, DU, Metro State, Colorado Mesa University and Colorado School of Mines. Today, though, let's laugh along with our neighbors to the north, by sampling the cleverly name ... More >>
In this week's cover story, "Slam, Bam, Thank You, Ma'am," Westword shadowed Denver poet Suzi Q. Smith and traveled to Wyoming with her and two other big names on the national touring roster: Bobby Lefebre and Theo "Lucifury" Wilson. Aside from a lowly Westword writer, the rental car held three sepa ... More >>
Lori MidsonIf you ask Foad Aftahi what he thinks about Denver's Persian restaurant climate, he wrinkles his nose and shakes his head. "I don't think you'll find any good Persian restaurants in Denver," he claims. And that, he insists, is why he opened Chicken Kabob, a tasteful, contemporary, ... More >>
Lori MidsonThere's a new fleet of street-food slingers in town, several of which made their debut on Saturday during Denver's first Food Truck Showcase, a mob squad of mobile food vendors that took over the parking lot of the Festival Plaza at Mile High. Some of the new trucks -- Route 40 Ar ... More >>
FlickrUpdate below: Last year, Robert McIntosh Jr. was so unhappy after being stopped for speeding that he dropped multiple f-bombs on the deputy who wrote him up. The immediate result? McIntosh's arrest. But now, Boulder County has agreed to pay a $20,000 settlement, and McIntosh's attorney, ... More >>
Big pics below.It's been a whirlwind June for Kittredge artist Michael McGrath. Three small pieces, including two featuring nudity and a third that was mistaken for a vagina, were removed from a display at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center. But yesterday, they were back -- following a letter ... More >>
Photo by Meg LankerWilliam Ayers in front of the Cheney Center. Sorry, Dick.Tuesday, a U.S. District Court judge ruled a speech by controversial professor William Ayers that the University of Wyoming tried to ban should go forward. It was a victory for Denver attorney David Lane and UW stude ... More >>
William Ayers is Wyoming-bound.We've kept you abreast of developments regarding the University of Wyoming's attempt to ban controversial professor William Ayers from speaking on campus -- an effort that led to a lawsuit filed by Denver attorney David Lane. Yesterday, United States District C ... More >>
William Ayers as a young radical.Last week, David Lane threatened to sue the University of Wyoming if it didn't respond to a letter about the institution's speaking ban against controversial professor William Ayers within a couple of days. The university failed to do so -- and a lawsuit soon ... More >>
David Lane wants Ayers action fast.When the University of Wyoming rescinded an invitation for controversial professor William Ayers to speak on campus, attorney David Lane sent the school a letter threatening to sue on behalf of student Meg Lanker. If the school didn't respond by his deadlin ... More >>
David Lane is keeping to his "nice" timetable.On Tuesday, we told you about attorney David Lane's threat to sue if the University of Wyoming didn't reverse its ban of Weather Underground co-founder William Ayers by noon the following day. When asked if he would file paperwork the next day if ... More >>
David Lane has given the University of Wyoming a very short deadline.Attorney David Lane loves big issues and controversial clients, including former CU professor Ward Churchill, wrongfully convicted Timothy Masters or Balloon Boy dad Richard Heene. And now, he's taken on another cause that' ... More >>
In many of the stories about the roof collapse at the Dallas Cowboys practice bubble over the weekend (seen vividly in the video above), special teams coach Joe DeCamillis is identified as the son-in-law of former Cowboys star Dan Reeves, as if that's his principal claim to fame. But if DeCamillis ... More >>
Qusair Mohamedbhai just wanted to open a bank account. Instead, he was labeled a terrorist.
Boosters try to bring caddying back to the fore.
Samantha Spady died in the Sigma Pi house. Pastor Reza Zadeh is planning its resurrection.
The UNC Bears tangle with tougher grid foes.
Zine benefit turns trash into flash, cash
As America prepares to invade Iraq, female Air Force cadets wage their own battle.
Two galleries blow hot and cold.
Are gays fair game for jokes on Denver radio?
When it comes to attracting geese, hunters are flying blind.
The return of the timeless rhythms of baseball helps us regain our balance.
Janeane Garofalo on music, comedy and the fight against Hollywood typecasting.
There's nothing pretty about the age-discrimination lawsuit filed by a Denver TV veteran.
Let's get ready to fumble!
Matthew Shepard's murder and its aftermath are examined in The Laramie Project.
US West put service on the line so it could make the deal.
The feds had a bone to pick with this fossil-hunting family.