What's the connection between the devastating flooding in Colorado and the dreadful shootings at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., in which Aaron Alexis killed a dozen people before being gunned down? Beyond death and tragedy, most of us would say "nothing." After all, one incident was a natural di ... More >>
CardHub.com has come up with its summer 2013 list of the best and worst travel cities, and Denver finished first in the domestic category when it comes to the combo of inexpensive flights, short travel times to popular destinations and accessibility, both logistically and financially. The methodolog ... More >>
Bad news for Animal Collective fans. We just received word that the band will not be coming to Denver as planned this Friday, March 22. The reason: Avey Tare (aka David Portner) is suffering from a severe case of strep throat and is unable to perform. No word yet on when the date will be rescheduled ... More >>
One piece of the puzzle of Denver's growth as a bike city, explored in-depth in this week's feature, "On a Roll," is the city's initiative to launch a bike-safety campaign. The effort's been in the works for months, given the rise in collisions between cyclists and cars. Top city officials met in Au ... More >>
The office of Colorado Attorney General John Suthers has just announced a 59-count indictment against The Silver Lizard, a Denver medical marijuana dispensary reviewed in March by our MMJ critic, William Breathes. Among the claims: The center was selling marijuana for non-medical purposes to thirte ... More >>
On Wednesday, September 12, you'll have a chance to become part of history and help the Melvins weasel their way into the Guinness World Records book, which they hope to do by playing shows in all fifty states plus one in the District of Columbia in just 51 days. One can only imagine what sparked th ... More >>
Friday, February 17, Summit Music Hall, 866-468-7621.
Push On! In the seven months since Clayton Brown opened his Pusher BMX shop at 5777 East Evans Avenue, "Colorado's Only BMX Rider-Owned and Operated BMX Shop" has been getting props from the likes of TransWorld Business and ESPN, doing double the business Brown projected for himself and attra ... More >>
Video below.In our post about how Osama bin Laden's death was experienced by the Facebook generation, we noted that localizing this story was unnecessary, because it impacted all of us, wherever we were. Which is why spontaneous celebrations broke out in New York City, Washington, D.C. -- an ... More >>
Congratulations, Denver: You have officially been swallowed up whole by the Matrix. Men's Health recently came out with its list of the country's most socially networked cities, and Denver, of all places, came in third. Do we get a prize for this? Like a new FarmVille animal or something?
A cracked window on Flight 967.In the movies, turbulence can be hilarious -- but it's considerably less so in real life, as passengers on United Flight 967 headed from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles discovered last night. Injury estimates vary from a turbulence incident over Kansas vary, but ... More >>
Nine companies have joined the proposed class action lawsuit against Yelp, the San Francisco-based Internet giant, attorneys in Miami and California announced this morning. The new plaintiffs are located everywhere from Tujunga, California, to Washington, D.C. They include businesses rangin ... More >>
Lori Midson Venue chef James Rugile Restaurant and chef semifinalists for the 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards were released this morning, which gives all the nominees exactly 32 days to chew on their success before the five finalists in each category are announced on Monday, March 22. The ... More >>
"Geronimo!"It seems like only a couple of weeks ago that a passenger caused a flight to make an unscheduled landing in Colorado due to inexplicable behavior (including his insistence on shaving topless). That's because it was only a couple of weeks ago. Now, a similar act: A thus-far unnamed ... More >>
As sad and time-wasting as frivolous lawsuits can be, they're a part of American life. Sometimes they can be downright funny (except for the people involved). Remember the dumbass Washington D.C. judge who sued his dry cleaners for $54 million over a pair of lost pants? Fortunately he lost that c ... More >>
YerkishMaybe it was the last minute switch of venues from the Auraria Campus to the 3 Kings Tavern and Oriental Theater, but it was pretty slim turn-out for Saturday night's section of the festival at 3 Kings. Although not many folks came out that night, there was still a lot of solid local talen ... More >>
The jump wasn't so bad -- but landing on that pole hurt like a bitch. I've just returned from two weeks away from my job -- but that doesn't mean I spent that time jetting to exotic locations. My family and I had already decided against that kind of an adventure due to the economic downturn ... More >>
The Denver Business Journal posted this little ditty earlier today, reporting that McDonald's -- a national hamburger chain known for helping our children get super fat for decades -- considers Denver one of America's happiest cities for families. I have absolutely no idea what this means -- I can ... More >>
On Sunday, I stopped by the Newseum in Washington, D.C., the new, 250,000 square foot facility on Pennyslvania Avenue devoted to the history of news. The views from this building are stunning, as are many of the exhibits. But in many ways, I might as well have been at a natural history museum, loo ... More >>
Breathe Carolina, a band that tours so often these days that it almost doesn't seem like a Denver band anymore (seriously, with the exception of April and May, the act is going to be on the road from now until at least the end of August; check out the list of tour dates on the next page), recently p ... More >>
An arm of Urban Skye, a local collective seeking to help "revitalize the urban soul" by hosting cultural and spiritual salons and forums and fostering service projects, the Worldview Film Series meets on the last Thursday of every month with the goal of opening eyes to global issues through film scr ... More >>
Moments ago, Westword editorial assistant Aubrey Shoe noticed something unusual about the front page of the January 14 Rocky Mountain News: It didn't mention January 14. The date usually appears at the top of the page, centered in small print directly above the box containing featured headlines. B ... More >>
J. Francis Stafford speaking at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. Earlier this week. J. Francis Stafford, the former archbishop of Denver, who is now a Cardinal based in Rome, called the election of Barack Obama "apocalyptic" during a speech at the Catholic University of America in Washin ... More >>
Looks like we won't have to wait until February after all to hear what the Fray has in store next. The band is slated to debut "You Found Me," the first single from its forthcoming self-titled album, next week. Beginning at 10 p.m. on Thursday, November 20, fans can listen to a stream the new song ... More >>
Sunday, October 7, Mercury Cafe, 303-294-9281.
Marilyn Musgrave will be singing a different tune.
Friday, April 22, Rock Island, 303-443-2227.
Quest for Immortality
Monday, December 6, Rock Island, 303-572-7625.
Saturday, October 23, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 303-297-1772.
Out of the ashes of 9/11 comes a reason to celebrate again at Fashion Forward.
It's not easy being green.
This week's concert pick: The Dismemberment Plan
How Washington lobbyists--and some politicians--cash in on Colorado's local governments.
Denver officials join the Department of Aviation and see the world.
AFTER LISTENING TO COLORADO'S PATRIOTS, FRANCISCO DURAN SHOT OFF MORE THAN HIS MOUTH.