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The Westword.com blog shortcut, October 16 edition

Stereolab sings.

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Today in Backbeat Online: • A review of Stereolab live at the Gothic Theatre, with Monade and Le Loup. • Eric Eyl's Mile High Makeout column, about a local-music benefit for Metro Denver Partners. • A Q&A with the Black Angels' Christian Bland. • New songs by Chuck Potashner. • A downloadable MP3 by Everything Absent or Distorted (a love story).

Today in Cafe Society:Cougar sightings at Rio Grande in LoDo. • The rebirth of Leenah's Deli as Melita's Greek Cafe & Market. • A Veggie Girl report about brunch at Mezcal. • Questions about the status of French 250. • This weekend's farewell for Mel's Bistro.

Today in The Latest Word: • The Rocky Mountain News "reveals" that John McCain isn't a Muslim. • Joe Tone lists the five must-dos when a dude guards a woman in a pick-up basketball game. • The reason Ken Salazar thinks Marilyn Musgrave's constituents should want to vomit. • Alan Prendergast looks into Douglas Glaser's massive wrongful-imprisonment lawsuit. • The potential attack of the monster duplexes in West Washington Park. Hide the children. -- 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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