I had one of my first real New Mexican meals in New Mexico, at the Little Anita's location in Albuquerque...and I hated it. I was astounded that people would dump alternating layers of boiling hot green pepper sauce and equally steaming, nose-running-hot red pepper sauce on everything, and suck this ... More >>
At Westword, we're all about hometown/home-state pride -- hence, posts such as "50 reasons we're glad we live in Denver and not the United States" and "Happy Colorado Day: Here are 50 reasons you should be glad you live here." So you can imagine our befuddlement over a Huffington Post article calli ... More >>
Gallup has released a new poll that measures the most religious communities -- a list topped by the Provo-Orem, Utah area, where 77 percent of respondents described themselves as "very religious." What about the least religious places? Gallup calculated that, too, with none other than Boulder finis ... More >>
The Great American Beer Fest will fill the Colorado Convention Center this Thursday through Saturday. Tickets to the seminal celebration of craft beer sold out in record time this year, and Cafe Society will be offering up comprehensive and "professional" coverage throughout the week -- as well as a ... More >>
Denver-based ski porn purveyors Level 1 Productions won big at the IF3 International Freeski Film Festival over the weekend in Montreal, with director Josh Berman and his team taking the top prize -- Best North American Film -- for their 2012 film Sunny, as well as Best Editing and Best Male Perform ... More >>
Denver's Tiffany Hearty is currently keeping most of the information she's posted on her Facebook page private. But she made an exception when it came to expressing her appreciation for the condolences she's received in the wake of a horrific tragedy -- the accidental shooting death of her son, Eth ... More >>
Carbondale-based filmmaker Skip Armstrong's short film The Mother premiered online this week, the second of five films in his series Of Souls Water for Forge Motion Pictures. The Mother, presented online in partnership with NRS Films and New Belgium Brewing, is a meditative profile of 67-year-old ... More >>
Another full dance card this weekend: Sub.mission celebrates its fifth anniversary with a big blowout at City Hall on Saturday, Connie (in her first-ever Denver set) and Ana Sia are both bringing the girl power in different genres this weekend, and they're balanced out by duo Thugfucker in that act' ... More >>
More pics below.The Daily Beast recently dubbed Denver America's angriest city -- but there's a lot of happiness nearby. Last year, Boulder was dubbed the happiest U.S. city in a Gallup Well-Being Index survey, and the community has repeated the feat. But that's not all. Look below to see oth ... More >>
Ridgway-based journalist and recent MacArthur "genius" grant winner Peter Hessler's work spans China, small towns in southwestern Colorado and back to Nepal. Latest Word has more on the $500,000 award from the MacArthur Foundation which was announced its 22 winners yesterday, as well as a Q&A ... More >>
Last week, we reported on the mounting criticism of Aaron Million's proposed 550-mile pipeline to deliver water to the Front Range. The opponents' campaign is just beginning, though -- as new billboards take that message to the public and to water officials considering the Flaming Gorge pipel ... 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 >>
You're absurd.While Ben Roethlisberger apparently gets a get-out-of-jail-free card for his numerous rapes on the well known "Bro, I was Wasted" defense, over in Utah, they do things a little different; BYU forward Brandon Davies was dismissed from the Mormon University's basketball team last ... More >>
Nothing says "fitness" like a dozen doughnuts. The eighth annual Krispy Kreme Challenge took place in North Carolina last weekend. The four-mile race is notable because it generates more than $100,000 for the North Carolina Children's Hospital -- but also because it has 2,400 calories of doug ... More >>
Mike McKee.Utah County Commissioner Mike McKee wants Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar to release an internal report that concludes there was nothing improper about dozens of oil and gas leases in eastern Utah. Salazar canceled those leases in the early weeks of the Obama administration.
Perky Jerky's "Meating Man" fights evil with beef jerky.Unfortunately, the website for "Jerk and Go" was already taken (har), so Brian Levin settled on naming his company "Perky Jerky." While the name is a step down on the Crude-O-Meter, it's a step up in the accurate names department. Per ... More >>
The late Ethan Stacy.Among the year's most horrific tales of child abuse involves Ethan Stacy, a four-year old found buried near Utah's Powder Mountain Ski Resort -- the victim of what an affidavit in the case describes as a "systematic and progressively more violent pattern of abuse" that in ... More >>
"I'm small, but I'm powerful."So ...I love city and state rankings. I even wrote a whole ode to them once. I'm fully aware that they're complete bullshit, just bait for us desperate blogger-types to suck down and spit out in the form of free publicity for whichever company pulled the alleged ... More >>
"Top this, Brian Bonsall!"Last month, we created our Busted Former Child Star Mug Shot Hall of Fame in honor of onetime Family Ties cast member Brian Bonsall, who was arrested in Boulder for allegedly smacking a pal in the face with a stool back in 2007. Little did we know, another candidate ... More >>
For decades, energy companies and the federal government have tinkered with ways of trying to extract the vast hydrocarbon fuel reserves buried in rock in western Colorado and eastern Utah. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar still has lots of questions about the process -- whether the curr ... More >>
Homer Duggins is the biggest sports fan in Denver and Westword's gambling, uh, "expert." Read his dispatches every Friday in the Latest Word sports section. What's that noise? It's a little whisper I keep hearing, a whisper becoming louder and louder, blowing on the wind until it becomes a r ... More >>
A business here? Cheap. A loft, on the other hand ... We're not that well educated, our transportation is West Virginia-esque, and you really want that much for that Highlands loft? But Colorado still ranks among the best states to do business in, according to a new study-type thing by CNBC.co ... More >>
In his first few weeks as Secretary of the Interior, former Colorado Senator Ken Salazar was fond of sporting his cowboy hat and declaring that there's a new sheriff in town -- even though the work at hand didn't lend itself to quick draws, as explained in my feature "The Zen of Ken." But now t ... More >>
Jean Arnold rushes back to Plus Gallery.
Toney Douglas, in a photo from Florida State's website. The headline on "Our March Madness picks: A prelude to humiliation...," a March 18 blog in which I shared the NCAA brackets filled out by my daughter Lora and me, may prove to be prescient very soon -- but at this point, we're still hanging i ... More >>
Pictureplane gets a shout-out on Pitchfork and Nathaniel Rateliff gets written up in Billboard, while DeVotchKa kills it on Conan and Flobots throw down on Carson Daly.
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Redford and Lurie wave the flag but fail to earn their stripes.
The yolk's on us.
Gangs steal firearms to build their arsenals -- and gun laws don't stop them.
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