When Jesse Watters, a correspondent for The O'Reilly Factor, visited Denver last month, he interviewed a number of colorful homeless characters about marijuana. He spoke briefly with a guy who said he was "medicating" but couldn't name his ailment, and another guy who said he's been smoking dope sin ... More >>
Casa Bonita is Denver's top tourist trap, according to Yahoo: "If you're looking for a popular place to eat, you may get recommendations to visit Casa Bonita. The restaurant boasts cliff divers, escaping gorillas and an amusement arcade. Beware the bland Mexican food though because it isn't authenti ... More >>
Our responses to Yahoo's list of Denver's worst tourist traps fostered an entertaining debate about the relative merits of Casa Bonita, which was ranked number one in the post. Some readers declared the South Park-approved eatery and cliff-diving mecca to be awesome, while others weren't nearly so p ... More >>
Every year, Yahoo's The Daily Meal does a comprehensive survey and then announces the 101 Best Restaurants in America. Yesterday, the Daily Meal revealed the worst, digging "deep into the recesses of the culinary dustbin" to discover the true bottom feeders. The result is a list of possibly the fiv ... More >>
Denver blog posts are working up an appetite. Over at our Cafe Society blog, Patricia Calhoun reveals that Yahoo's The Daily Meal has named Denver's Ho Mei the third worst restaurant in the entire country. Congrats! At Colorado Pols, Michael Lund criticizes what he sees a USA Today headline about ... More >>
Today Cafe Society (and all the other Westword blogs) rolled out a new user profile platform dubbed My Voice Nation. Your voice in our comments section will now be amplified through a fancy new commenting program called Lifefyre ("live fire"). Read all about it below. (And forgive us any glitches in ... More >>
Today Show and Tell (and all the other Westword blogs) rolled out a new user profile platform dubbed My Voice Nation. Your voice and opinion in our comment sections will now be amplified through a fancy new commenting program called Lifefyre ("live fire"). Read all about it below.
The folks over at Yahoo! Studios have delivered an epically messy music video for "We Are Young." The parody isn't quite as funny if you can't relate to the plight of these almost-middle-aged men and women, but as far as "We Are Young" YouTube covers go, this one is easily the best we've heard.
The Fray performed the national anthem at the NCAA championship last night, and like most songs the boys cover, they made it their own. There was nothing inherently wrong with their performance, except that, well, if you're a purist, there was everything wrong with their performance. Really, is it t ... More >>
Pics below.The folks at the Yahoo! travel feature Wanderlust have come up with a list of the five most bizarre public art displays in these United States, and, predictably, the Blue Mustang at Denver International Airport made the final cut. More surprisingly, it only places third. This, my f ... More >>
You just wanted to watch YouTube and instead you get this crap.When Al Gore created the information superhighway, he didn't account for wrong turns, most notably the frontage-road hucksters you encounter after you punch in a typo'd web address.
Oh, yes. This year will be epic.Everyone's had their ass kicked at some point, whether in a Final Four pool or in a fantasy league, by the girl who couldn't care less about whatever sport the betting relates to and instead picks winners based on team colors, mascots or how her hair would look ... More >>
Tim smash?Denver blog posts ahoy! Mile High Report links to a Yahoo! item debating whether Tim Tebow's guns in this tweeted pic were Photoshopped. Your call? WhoSaidYouSaid thinks Mark Udall is missing some of us in the great outdoors. Denver Egotist has something for spamees and e-mail th ... More >>
A reasonable query if there ever was one.Earlier today, as we were trolling the crevices of the Internet, we came across this resolved question in Yahoo! Answers about 3OH!3's hit song, "Starstrukk," from Want, the act's Photo Finish debut in 2008.
http://stapletonians.blogspot.com/ The Highlands Mommies are not the only game in town. There are several other parents groups in and around Denver, some more formal than others. One of the most organized is the Stapleton Moms, a Yahoo group of 2,421 people started by Amanda Reed, a former Hi ... More >>
Yes, as you may have noticed, we have a new commenting platform here on Westword.com. Disqus is the application we've installed across all four of our blogs. Here's a handy rundown of what to expect next time your want to leave a comment.
Carmelo.Many Nuggets fans have been frustrated by the apparent lack of progress in a Carmelo Anthony trade -- a situation that's keeping players and fans alike in limbo and leaves open the possibility that the Nugs will wind up with nothing à la Toronto and Cleveland. Now, a front office sac ... More >>
Photo by Mark MangerLuke Beatty has some good news for Denver.Lately, major businesses like Frontier Airlines and Qwest have made news for decreasing their presence in Denver, not expanding it. But Yahoo!'s acquisition of Associated Content last week brings more positive tidings. Associated ... More >>
Photo by Mark MangerLuke Beatty When most observers consider Denver's most powerful websites, they frequently overlook Associated Content -- and that's a mistake. The project, which got its start in former Westword profile subject Luke Beatty's basement circa 2004, has a simple concept: AC p ... More >>
Speaking of oversized, nationally renown Denver bands, we just screened the Fray's brand new video for "Syndicate," which premiered just a bit ago on Yahoo Music. Here's what you're in for: Tons of extreme close-ups of Isaac Slade, which he looks notably pale; composite images of the guy's faces ... More >>
Adios, John Mackey.Whole Foods CEO and chairman John Mackey stirred the pot in an August Wall Street Journal op-ed criticizing President Barack Obama's health-care plan."The problem with socialism," he insisted, "is that eventually you run out of other people's money." It was a bold -- and so ... More >>
Michaela JoyHouses won't be the only local band unveiling new material at the Larimer Lounge this Saturday night. Action Packed Thrill Ride is playing an opening set during the release show for Houses' latest EP Fall, and they to hand out extended singles bearing new tunes. Today, we're offering ... More >>
"I'm not dead. I feel great, actually." As noted in a blog earlier today, new media, and social media in particular, played a huge part in disseminating the news of Michael Jackson's death yesterday. Chances are most of us heard about it directly or indirectly through Twitter, Facebook or MySpace. ... More >>
Continue at your own risk. A Denver entrepreneur's new web site is threatening to overtake Yahoo! Fantasy Sports and YouPorn as the site most likely to inspire women to hurl hot irons at their boyfriends. Jordan Eisenberg, whose previous endeavor was the much safer Collar Card, recently launched ... More >>
Modern-day dumpster diving: Want a free TV? As the DNC taught us, there’s nothing better than getting free stuff. Free bikes, free water bottles, free condoms to protect us from John McCain. Now, there’s a way to keep the free swag flowing all year round. DenverFreecycle is the cheap, enviro ... More >>
It's a good week to be a UFO fan here in Denver. The Mutual UFO Network, or MUFON, is putting on their 38th annual UFO Symposium this weekend at the Denver Marriot Tech Center. They're promising a line-up of top-notch speakers in the field, including Stanton Friedman, Timothy Good and Richard Dolan. ... More >>
The Latest Word's weekly roundup of pop culture news.
Childbirth goes solo.
In the spirit of civil disobedience, it's not uncommon for anti-war organizations to encourage activists to put their bodies on the line for the cause. But there's nothing passive about the resistance that Global Orgasm for Peace has in mind. The same San Francisco couple who founded a group that ... More >>
Of the two Denver dailies, the Rocky Mountain News is the one that's likeliest to use its press for self-promotion. Witness Rocky editor/publisher/president John Temple's Saturday column, which pays tribute to the tabloid's greatness on an extremely regular basis. Today, however, the Denver Post too ... More >>
Founded in 1992 on the basic model of Anarchism — i.e. no hierarchical leadership — Critical Mass is a group that one expects to be disorganized. The relatively new Denver-based installment of the monthly bike phenomenon is no exception. The oftentimes chaotic debate that moshes within t ... More >>
How MapQuest helps the lost generation find itself.
Saving the planet one orgasm at a time.
South by So What? Not this year, thanks to Vaux and other Denver bands.
When dinosaurs ruled the earth
Teaching the Rockies how to rock the Rockies.
Out to Lunch
The past year has been a mixed bag for AFA cadets.
Forget credit counseling. Now you can cyberbeg to a debt-free life.
The media outlets that helped Ocean Journey float aren't mentioning their roles now that it's sinking.
Francisco Sotomayor wants to 'Wow' the art world.