The blog shortcut, November 5 edition

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Today in Backbeat Online: • A revealing Q&A with k.d. lang. • A live review of Metallica at the Pepsi Center. • Getting to know former Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus. • A vintage Pavement profile that hinted at the breakup to come. • A conversation with a rising Denver band called the Overcasters. • An in-depth chat with Marnie Stern. • 3Oh!3 adds a second show to an Ogden Theatre gig in January. • Horse premiers a new video. • Remembering Westword's endorsement of... George Clinton?

Today in Cafe Society:The sweet, sweet taste of Buchi's Cuban coffee. • A vote for Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches. • A rocky claim from Wicked Gardens. • A reminder to frequent little hole-in-the-wall spots... like Yoisho.

Today in The Latest Word:Focus on the Family implies that Barack Obama is a pagan. • No Republican is safe -- not even Carol Chambers. • Colorado voters make their voices heard at the ballot box -- and on YouTube. • Colorado-based pro-Palin blogger Adam Brickley has his eyes on a new prize. • O no-no's: ten things black people shouldn't do to celebrate Obama's victory. Wesley Snipes won't like the sound of number four. -- Michael Roberts

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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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