The blog shortcut, September 15 edition

It's about that time.

Today in Cafe Society:Behind the Bar with Holly Hartnett of Venue. • Under Fire: Caramel Groundhog Day. • Guess where I'm eating?Denver's newest road trip: Interstate Kitchen & Bar. • Oktoberfest is for sale. Will someone buy it a drink?

Today in Backbeat Online:Four is the magic number for Slayer and U2. • File under: comedy gold from Monolith. • Boulder electro-savants Savoy are giving it away. • Fresh Breath Committee tap legendary Masta Ace for new single. • Havok's bus breaks down in midst of tour.

Today in The Latest Word:Tom Tancredo, Jane Norton -- and Sarah Palin?Patrick Swayze: Death of a real Wolverine. • The Broncos and Colorado Lottery: Both a gamble. • AM-760's Mario Solis-Marich "boofs" the CU Buffs. • Introducing Five Cool Things. They really add up.

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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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