The blog shortcut, September 10 edition

The future first lady -- of fashion?

Get along, little bloggies.

The Cat's Pajamas examines Cindy McCain under the stylistic microscope and celebrates the announcement that IKEA is finally putting a store in Denver. Build it and they will come. In Backbeat Online, meanwhile, get a heads-up about the latest concert announcements and consider our recommendations for the eight bands you must see at the upcoming Monolith Festival.

As for Cafe Society, it's the place to read Jason Sheehan's confession about the unusual things he's put in his mouth for money. He's very open-minded. -- 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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