The blog shortcut, February 4 edition

Where were we?

Today in Backbeat Online:Lily Allen, Flight of the Conchords, Franz Ferdinand shows announced. • Is it too early to reminisce about mid-'90s rap?Isaac Slade on the meaning of "You Found Me."Update: Join the Photo Atlas video shoot.

Today in Cafe Society:Vesta wins in Colorado Wine Industry awards. • Grand Junction's food scene: pickups and empty places. • Lamb lovers unite!Our Daily Bread: Dinner Roll at Smiling Moose.

Today in The Latest Word:Wayne Allard adds half of "lawyer/lobbyist" tag to his résumé. • Buzz Geller dishes on the Bell Tower, mega-rich tenants and the lunacy of Denver's planning department. • Denver Newspaper Agency letter declares the Denver Post to be city's surviving daily. • Dick Wadhams's formula for a GOP comeback: Hit harder, faster!Ken Salazar extinguishes a Bush fire sale. Spray it, don't say it.

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