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Wichita

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2014

    Chef and Tell: Chef Brady Marcotte of Table Top

    "If it's not right, it's wrong." Those are the words of wisdom that chef Brady Marcotte of Table Top, which opened this summer in Park Hill, learned from Steven Redzikowski, chef and co-owner of Boulder's Oak at Fourteenth and Acorn in Denver. Marcotte, who worked for Redzikowski for two years and h ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 15, 2014
  • Blogs

    February 7, 2014

    Make a date with Cupid at 8MinuteDating.com

    "Traffic was really bad," explains the lanky professional as he pulls his chair up to the table. "I drove an hour and a half." "That's commitment for speed dating," responds the smartly-dressed blonde across the table. 8MinuteDating.com event organizer Amy Amore hands a nametag to the late arriv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2014

    New Denver shows: Slayer, the Knife, Old Crow Medicine Show, tickets on sale this weekend

    Slayer headlines the Fillmore on Saturday, May 10, with Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus opening. Tickets go on sale on Friday, January 24 at 10 a.m. The Knife brings its Shaking the Habitual North American Tour to the Fillmore Auditorium on Monday, April 21, and tickets ($32.50-$35) are on sale now. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2014

    Video: Justin Kraemer, "Let's get the f*ck out of here" anchor, does the full Anchorman

    Last month, Wichita anchor Justin Kraemer doomed his jump to a Colorado Springs TV station with an Anchorman-style gaffe: He said, "Let's get the fuck out of here" at the end of a newscast. Now, the still-unemployed newsman is trying to make lemonade out of lemons with a parody video that finds him ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2013

    Video: "Let's get the f*ck out of here" anchor Justin Kraemer not coming to Colorado after all

    Update: Occasionally, we have to report bad news -- and that's what we're bringing to you now. To whit: Justin Kraemer, the Wichita anchorman caught muttering "Let's get the fuck out of here" line at the end of a recent newscast (see it below), isn't coming to KOAA in Colorado Springs, despite a Gaw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    Photos: Top fourteen cities for dog attacks on postal workers -- and where Denver ranks

    To mark National Dog Bite Prevention Week, the U.S. Postal Service has assembled an unusual list: The top fourteen cities during fiscal 2012 when it comes to dog attacks on postal workers. No, dogs biting mail deliverers isn't just a staple of old sitcoms. It actually happens a lot, and Denver made ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    Taylor Swift Denver date set for June 2, 2013

    Taylor Swift fans -- and judging by the enormous first week record sales of Red, her latest platter released last week, that accounts for a great many folks -- will be rejoicing at news that Swift is heading back out on the road this spring (to wit, that means 58 shows in 45 cities in 29 states, 3 p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers opens today in Highlands Ranch

    The fifth Denver area Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers opened today at 900 Sgt. Jon Stiles Drive in the Town Center shopping district of Highlands Ranch. "We are so excited to grow the Freddy's concept in Denver," says franchise operator Brian Pyle. "We hope the ongoing expansion efforts make ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers opens fourth Denver location

    Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers opened yesterday at 8234 South Kipling Parkway in Littleton, bringing the nationwide total of Freddy's locations to 61 -- and the number in the metro area to four. "It's been crazy," says regional franchise operator Brian Pyle. "The line's out the door and the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    Nickelback in Denver on June 10 at Pepsi Center

    By early June, Denver will long be in the rearview for the Black Keys dudes, who'll play here on Monday, April 30. Too bad. It would've been sweet-ass sweet to witness a good old-fashioned battle royale for ultimate supremacy between them and the Nickelback dudes to settle this whole "rock and roll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    12 dog-stabbing incidents in recent months -- and at least a dozen shmucks

    Diamond.​Earlier this week, Matthew Weatherspoon was charged with stabbing a five-month-old bulldog puppy named Diamond after the dog nipped him. He is then accused of tossing the dog out of his apartment, where it was later discovered and taken to an animal hospital. Unconscionable? Yes. But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2011

    Rachel Maddow showcases CO author Stephen Singular, abortion doctor George Tiller's murder

    Stephen Singular.​MSNBC's Rachel Maddow has been very kind to Colorado authors of late. On the same March program in which she tried to teach America how to say the the word "Colorado," she spotlighted David Sirota's Back to Our Future. And earlier this week, she offered an astonishing fifteen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Social networking: Denver ranked 3rd in U.S. by Men's Health (eat our hashtags, Portland!)

    ​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?

  • Culture

    February 10, 2011
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    February 3, 2011
  • Culture

    January 27, 2011
  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    First Friday: Co-ops celebrate milestones and art is in the air

    Mark Penner Howell, "Broadcast," Acrylic and India ink on canvas.​ There's no time like the present. It's time to get gallery-hopping, and the first First Friday of the year has plenty to offer. Such as:

  • Music

    October 14, 2010

    John Statz

    Ghost Towns
    Self-released

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Man vs. Festival: Five tips for staying alive through Warped Tour

    ​Earlier this week, a Wichita man died at the Vans Warped Tour in Bonner Springs, Kansas. Although the cause of his death has yet to be determined, it's a safe bet that prolonged heat exposure might have had something to do it (temperatures reportedly climbed over a hundred degrees that day). ... More >>

  • Music

    July 29, 2010

    Weather Maps

    Places
    Self-released

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    Quote/Unquote: "Wichita, CO" by Weather Maps

    ​All right, how many times have you been bopping along, minding your own business, listening to some tunes, when all of the sudden, you'll hear a line in a song that instantly makes you do a double-take? You know, the ones where you keep rewinding the sucker, marveling aloud to no one in parti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    Colorado has two of Livability's top ten food cities...and neither is Denver

    Pueblo Chamber of CommerceFoodie fun in Pueblo: the annual jalapeno-eating contest​Yes, it's yet another list. Livability, the site that invites you to "discover America's best places to live," has just released its list of "Foodie Finds: 10 Surprising Food Cities," and Colorado occupies two o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2010

    Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers celebrates a grand opening in Aurora tomorrow

    ​Turns out that the metro area gained not four, but five new burger joints in February. That's because Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers opened its second Colorado outlet last week at 1103 Iola Street in Aurora. The state's s first link in the Wichita-based chain is at 2660 West Bellevie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2010

    The Mexican picks the country's favorite Mexican restaurants

    The late Stella Cordova at the Original Chubby's​Gustavo Arellano, author of Ask a Mexican, is working on a book on the history of Mexican food in the United States, and this past summer he invited readers to "tell me your favorite local Mexican restaurant and what makes it so bueno" -- in 25 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    The White Way Grill lands in Lakewood

    The White Way Grill is now part of Lakewood's Heritage Center. The White Way Grill, a classic diner created by Valentine Diners, a Wichita, Kansas-based company that produced "portable steel sandwich shops," is back in business in Lakewood. Sort of. The White Way was an Aristocrat model, purchas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    Q&A with Tom Campesinos! of Los Campesinos!

    No, Los Campesinos! isn't a band from a Spanish-speaking country. It's based in the U.K. And no, Tom Campesinos!'s last name isn't Campesinos!. He and his fellow bandmates perform under half-pseudonyms, Ramones style. As for his real name, Tom didn't spill -- but he did share plenty of other stuff i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2008

    Smashburger is a smash in Wichita

    Today, Wichita. Tomorrow, the world. Smashburger -- with its secret process that creates what Jason Sheehan called "meat candy" -- has been a smash since the Colorado-based concept opened its first restaurant at 1120 South Colorado Boulevard two years ago.Since then, the owners have opened six ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2008

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, December 16 edition

    Only eight blogging days until Christmas. Today in Cafe Society: • The List: Best hotel restaurants. • Happy fifth birthday to Mezcal, which will soon get a sibling. • Is the second Santa Fe Tequila Company drying up? • Smashburger is a smash in Wichita. Today in Backbeat Online: • Eric ... More >>

  • Music

    January 17, 2008

    Split Lip Rayfield

    Friday, January 18, Quixote's True Blue, 303-297-1772; Saturday, January 19, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 303-297-1772; Monday, January 21, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-447-0095.

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2007

    Ports-to-Plains: Keep on Truckin'

    "Mexican Trucks Stampede to U.S.!" Web sites and radio shows are full of talk today about the Mexican truckers who will soon -- perhaps even today -- cross the border into Texas in a Bush-sanctioned trade deal. This talk describes the Mexican truck deal as the camel's nose under the tent for terrori ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 28, 2007
  • Music

    January 11, 2007

    Glen Campbell

    The Wichita Lineman finally made it to Phoenix.

  • Music

    August 31, 2006

    ' Til Death Do Us Part

    Kirk Rundstrom refuses to go gently into that good night.

  • Film

    August 24, 2006

    Training Day

    This feel-good football tale scores with charm and sincerity.

  • Music

    December 22, 2005

    The Lounge

    Moving on

  • Film

    November 24, 2005

    Common Cold

    Harold Ramis's Ice Harvest is just a reheated Christmas caper.

  • Music

    February 3, 2005

    Split Lip Rayfield

    Saturday, February 5, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.

  • Culture

    July 10, 2003

    Water World

    Doris Laughton dives into the art of water at Studio Aiello.

  • News

    March 15, 2001

    The American Way

    The young crook got my credit-card number. He also got my attention.

  • Music

    December 7, 2000

    Lady Sang the Blues

    Monica Janzen had a great voice, a solid band and a new record. She also had breast cancer.

  • Dining

    September 2, 1999

    Wok, Don't Run

    Good looks can't make up for the lack of flavor at these two Asian spots.

  • Music

    January 29, 1998
  • Dining

    April 17, 1997
  • Music

    February 20, 1997
  • Music

    January 10, 1996
  • News

    June 28, 1995
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    September 7, 1994
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    February 2, 1994
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