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The Westword.com blog shortcut, September 16 edition

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Today in Backbeat Online:Flier of the Week: Lipgloss. • Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of September 14, 2009.

Today in Cafe Society:Amnesia wins the Mix Master Bartender contest, appropriately enough. • Hosea Rosenberg hosts Colorado harvest dinner at Jax Boulder. • Chef and Tell: Paul Reilly of Encore. • Our Weekly Bread: Cafe Options. • Under Fire: Sugar and spice.

Today in The Latest Word:Mario Solis-Marich to stop "boof"-ing the CU Buffs. • Jane Norton's introduction not too mavericky. • Denver's five most reviled (alleged!) criminals of 2009. • Jared Polis says there's no defense for the Defense of Marriage Act. • More tweetup do-gooders party for a cause. And it doesn't have anything to do with Kanye West or Taylor Swift.

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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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