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The Westword.com Blog Shortcut, July 24 Edition

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The Cat's Pajamas parses the Fabric Lab sign that reads "BUY LOCAL BITCHES!" and investigates the inexplicable popularity of wearing winter hats in the summer heat. Would you like your brain broiled or poached? Demver marks the one-month point before the start of the Democratic National Convention with "Let's Get This Party Started," a new series celebrating seminal spots in our fair city. First up: Confluence Park. Other items examine the possibility that Elitch Tower could be used for security purposes during the DNC and chronicle a tour of Mile High stadium with Howard Dean. What a scream. Cafe Society climbs into the LoDo's Bar & Grill patio and gets drunk and disorderly in Hell's Kitchen. And Backbeat Online quizzes Electric Skychurch's James Lumb and reviews shows starring The Palsies and Russian Circles. That's one way to round 'em up. -- Michael Roberts

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