For homeless women in Denver, finding a safe place to sleep can be a daily struggle, one that we examine closely in this week's feature, "Bed Check." Take a closer look at life on the street for these women and the organizations working to help the city's must vulnerable residents through these photos shot by Westword's Sam Levin while he wrote the cover story.
In this week's food review, Cafe Society food critic Gretchen Kurtz visits So Perfect Eats to sample its bakery and assortment of comfort foods. Mark Manger brought back these photos from the restaurant.
On December 3, 2012, six top Denver bartenders showed off their skills at the Winter Talent Showcase at Ghost Plate & Tap. All photos by Cafe Society Editor Lori Midson.
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Often what goes on off the field is just as interesting as what's happening under the lights. Go back through tailgate parties, cheerleader try-outs, skateboarding events, championship parades, roller derby bouts, a little MMA and even a little flugtag with the fan's year in sports from across...
The fourth annual Red Ball raised money for AIDS awareness with a fashion show and fundraiser at the Exdo Event Center on December 2, 2012. All photos by Christopher Morgan.
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Dozens of Denver arts and craft vendors and enthusiasts gathered for Fancy Tiger's annual Holiday Handmade Craft Fair at the Sherman Street Event Complex on November 30 and December 1, 2012. All photos by Elyse Mitchell.
Roving nightlife photographer Christopher Morgan took to Upper Highland on December 1, 2012 to capture these candid club shots from spots including Highland Pacific Restaurant and Oyster Bar, the Hai Bar, Mead Street Station, El Camino and Coral Room.
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The 2012 Santa Claus Pub Crawl started at Fado Irish Pub on December 1, 2012 with hundreds of people dressed in their nicest (and naughtiest) holiday costumes. All photos by Britt Chester.
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Wynkoop Brewing Company hosted its third annual Parade of Darks, a holiday fundraiser featuring more than fifty dark beers from Colorado, the US and Belgium, on December 1, 2012. All photos by Christopher Morgan.
Unfortunately, there was no shortage of bizarre crime news this year -- but some of the stories were more astounding than others. Continue reading for the twenty stupidest crime stories of the year, and check out Westword's Colorado Crimes archive for more.
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Colorado had a strange year in 2012 -- and Westword chronicled it all with cover stories dedicated to the wild, weird and newsworthy in Denver throughout the year. Keep reading for images of all 52 -- and take a look at our twenty favorite Westword covers of 2012, as chosen by art director Jay...
On November 30, 2012, drag queens extraordinaire Nina Flowers and Ongina brought life (and a live performance) to the pop art of Louis Recchia and Zoa Ace during Drag Nation at Tracks. Jim Wills brings back these photos.
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