Woodrow Wilson

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013

    Cannabis Time Capsule, 1914: Anti-pot fears used to sell Coloradans on Mexican war

    We've run a few articles about pot and soldiers so far in Colorado Cannabis Time Capsule, and most have the same theme: Marijuana makes you crazy and unfit for duty. But this 1914 article from the Akron Weekly Pioneer Press brings the anti-Hispanic, racial undertones of the early anti-marijuana mov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    Cruiser bikes suck: they attract Philistines and ruin cycling for the rest of us

    Editor's note: Cruiser bikes have become a fixture in Denver, especially on Wednesday nights when weekly Cruiser Rides take over the streets. In fact, it's hard to imagine a time when there wasn't one on every corner. But the culture that comes with cruisers can be polarizing, and Westword contribut ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Ask the bartender: How did the cocktail culture survive Prohibition?

    ​Sean Kenyon knows how to pour out both drinks and advice. A third-generation bar man with almost 25 years behind the bar, he is a student of cocktail history, a United States Bartenders Guild-certified Spirits Professional and a BAR Ready graduate of the prestigious Beverage Alcohol Resource ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    The Obama administration: a Colorado College cabal?

    ​Every presidency has its own biases about the kind of education that makes for good leaders. JFK stacked the deck with Harvard grads; Bush I and Bush II leaned toward Yalies, of course. Snobbery, Eastern elitism, Ivy Leaguism--it's been expected of the White House since the days of Woodrow Wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2008

    Buttoned Up: An election-eve political potpourri

    This pin's not exactly a case of truth in advertising. Editor's note: To get you in the mood for ballot-casting, The Latest Word is kicking off each weekday between now and the November 4 election with Buttoned Up, a look at political buttons from my family's extensive collection... Today, a bonu ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 19, 2008

    Lonely at the 'Top

    Pinetop Perkins is among the last survivors from the classic era of the blues.

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2008
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    December 7, 2007

    Pimp C, Free at Last: Remembering a Down South Legend

    I came late to the UGK party. I was out of the country for much of their rise from 1992-1995, and then I lived in Nashville, where their legend had not yet spread, until the end of 1997. Even after moving back to Houston, it took me a few years to come around to them – I had kind of soured on hip- ... More >>

  • News

    October 14, 2004

    Somewhere, People Cheer

    The national pastime has passed the Rockies by -- again.

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    September 23, 2004

    Loved to Death

    Besieged by crowds and Front Range pollution, Colorado's premier national park is a vanishing wilderness.

  • News

    September 5, 2002

    Distant Replay

    Expect the anniversary of 9/11 to bring out the media's worst.

  • News

    August 8, 1996

    Home Boys

    The state orphanage sheltered almost 17,000 children over the years. That makes for one big family reunion.

  • News

    July 18, 1996

    See Dick Run. Run, Dick, Run!

    The looniness of Colorado's long-distance runner.