Hot Burnin'

Reader reviews of the Rocky Mountain News' redesign may be mixed -- but whoa, what's up with the new columnist photos? Who knew that pasty and pale writers could look so damn sexy?! You have to wonder what these wordsmiths were thinking as they stepped in front of the lens. Do I smile? Do I brood? Should I turn my head at a coy angle? Beautiful, baby, beautiful!

Westword took an office poll of the best new Rocky Glamour Shots. These were our faves:

Mike Littwin: An old-timey mustache AND hippy hair? How can something so wrong feel so right?

Dave Flomberg: He may be a doppelganger of Westword music editor Dave Herrera, but this casual glance-back makes us think "Herrera who?"

Gary Massaro: One question — beret or Kangol?

Brian D. Crecente: Our winner! Clearly, Crecente is much too hunky to be a mere video game critic (and cop reporter, a beat that does not rate a pic). Although his fingers must be nimble, we imagine a future career as a salsa dance instructor. --Jared Jacang Maher

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Patricia Calhoun co-founded Westword in 1977; she’s been the editor ever since. She’s a regular on the weekly CPT12 roundtable Colorado Inside Out, played a real journalist in John Sayles’s Silver City, once interviewed President Bill Clinton while wearing flip-flops, and has been honored with numerous national awards for her columns and feature-writing.
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