For his students at the University of Colorado Denver, where he was an associate professor of English, Jake Adam York had a reputation for being a hardass. You got the feeling it was a reputation he enjoyed. We feared him or we loved him -- often both -- and the reputation preceded him; everyone kne ... More >>
We must eat to live -- but sometimes what we eat and drink also kills us. The oddest things can cook our goose. This past year saw many food-assisted expirations and accidents that were peculiar, creepy -- and very, very unappetizing.
Here's our list of the five weirdest food deaths of 2012.
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Aaron "Al" Nesby.On Friday afternoon, the day before Occupy Denver's most violent evening to date, Aaron "Al" Nesby worried he might be arrested. The chances were good, he admits, so he warned a friend to look out for him and check the media for his name on an arrest list. As fate would have ... More >>
Colorado has never been short on novelty shows. We've had beach parties, fort-building parties, high concept art installation shows -- you name it, we've probably tried it at least once. That said, we're pretty certain that Sk8Bit, slated to take place on Saturday, June 18 at Rollerland in Fo ... More >>
Tom MurphyJP Pitts of Surfer Blood rides a wave into the crowd
With the Dewars and the Drums
10.10.10 | Bluebird Theater
From the moment the Dewar brothers took the stage and opened with "Life is Like a Merry Go Round Until the Burial Ground," it was clear that they had ample p ... More >>
The 2008 Slam Nuba team made it to the semifinals last year.In 2007, the inaugural year for Denver's own competitive slam-poetry team, Slam Nuba, the poets did the Mile High City proud at the annual National Poetry Slam: In its very first year of competing, Slam Nuba placed fourth in the n ... More >>
As is the case with all articles, plenty of interesting stuff gathered for Westword's December 11 feature about the dire circumstances facing the Rocky Mountain News and sidebars focusing on Rocky writers who the Denver Post should try to hire and the joint-operating agreement between the Rocky an ... More >>