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The Westword.com blog shortcut, September 2 edition

Better late than never.

Today in Backbeat Online:Q&A with Regan "Busdriver" Farquhar. • Flier of the Week: Dressy Bessy at the Gothic, September 5. • Win stuff in our random midweek contest!Dulcinea's to re-open as Pete's Monkey Bar. • Single File rock (girls jeans) at the Gap.

Today in Cafe Society:Jewelry for the modern chef. • Modmarket is Boulder's newest green restaurant. • Boulder's SALT is now the earth of chef Bradford Heap. • Chef and Tell: Tyler Wiard of Elway's. • Back at the bar with Sean Kenyon of Steuben's.

Today in The Latest Word:Lucky thongs for the Colorado Rockies. • Is the Broncos' mess Pat Bowlen's fault?CU to host Cannabis Health Fair. • Next frontier in smart phones: decent service. • Douglas County school allows parents to opt out of letting their kids watch President Obama's speech to the nation's schoolchildren. Was he planning to talk about sex ed?

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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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