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Today in Backbeat Online:A live review of the Smashing Pumpkins at the Ogden Theatre. • Eric Eyl's Mile High Makeout deals with dead days. • Ozric Tentacles moves to Fort Collins.

Today in Cafe Society:Steuben's toasts the end of Prohibition -- 75 years ago. • A Milking It review of Eggo Maple Syrup Cereal. • Beer and Cheer sucks down Big Shot Seasonal Ale. • New York restaurants are snowed by ski-lodge style. • But wait! There are restaurants in actual Colorado ski lodges!Chris Golub dives into the Swimclub/El Camino switch.

Today in The Latest Word:The truth about the Downtown Aquarium's poorly confined piranhas. • The long silence of Matthew Murray's parents. • Rush Limbaugh and Peter Boyles see ideology behind the Rocky Mountain News' troubles. • Mark Cuban's HDNet is finally available on Comcast in Denver. • The Sports Column's Invesco shuttle: a drunk, lazy Broncos fan's dream. Aside from beating Kansas City handily instead of barely, that is. -- Michael Roberts

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