The blog shortcut, January 28 edition

Hungry yet?

Today in Cafe Society:Fox restaurants offering crafty deals for winter meals. • Mozart Bar gets ready for Mozart -- or some piano player. • Snarf's sub shop opening on Capitol Hill. • More proof that Democrats will buy anything Obama-related. • Macaroni Grill closing in Cherry Creek. • Good news for GoodBelly, if you can stomach it.

Today in Backbeat Online:The Heyday: cheap just got cheaper!Talking during show: the musicians' perspective. • Holy crap! Check out the mane on Dave Beegle. • Nemesys in the studio, film at eleven. • You're listening to the sound of heartbreak.

Today in The Latest Word:Leaked letter reveals deep problems at Denver Post, Denver Newspaper Agency. • Could proposed Colorado law to ban plastic bags actually end up hurting the environment?New Life Church shooting victim speaks out prior to Ted Haggard's media tour. • Update: No delay in analog-to-digital conversion -- or in problems for some Denver viewers. • Frontier's economic-stimulus deal's a real cockpit tease. I think there's a dirty joke in that last headline, but I'll be damned if I know where...

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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