The blog shortcut, October 15 edition

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It's a new concept to help you find all of our fresh content quickly and easily: blog bullets!

Today in Cafe Society:A Wynkoop Brewing Co. essay contest, timed to commemorate the joint's twentieth anniversary. • Oskar Blues' Obama-centric poster for Dale's Pale Ale. • A review of Las Tortas that finds the eatery to be muy authentico. • A women-only wine tasting at Rioja.

Today in Backbeat Online:Rachel Pollard's Fascination Street, which takes a Cure-centric view of tonight's presidential debate. • A Q&A with Tammy Ealom, who fronts Backbeat profile subject Dressy Bessy. • An archival look at Westword's very first Dressy Bessy feature, from 1998.

Today in The Latest Word: • Joe Tone's smackdown of nine-year-old "girl talk" author Alec Greven. • An entertaining Q&A with author (and voice of The Incredibles' Violet Parr!) Sarah Vowell. • An early take on W., Oliver Stone's George W. Bush biopic. • A behind-the-scenes look at supporters of Amendment 47. • Our choices for the ten-worst graffiti crew names in Denver. Say it, don't spray it. -- 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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