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The Westword.com blog shortcut, September 4 edition

Stick it to 'em.

Today in Cafe Society:The astounding BBQ problem of Andrew Novick. • Bottomless mango mimosas at Argyll. • It's turkey-leg time at the Taste of Colorado (woo-hoo!). • Where there's smoke, there's Firehouse Subs. • Sandra Lee's ten worst dessert disasters.

Today in Backbeat Online:Elana Rogers teaches us to stop and smell the roses. • Freaky Friday: How not to make bread. • Attention 3OH!3 fans: MTV looking to cast "stage fans" for VMAs. • The Wheel becomes Nathaniel Rateliff and the Wheel. • Suburban Home turns fourteen and celebrates in grand fashion.

Today in The Latest Word:How one high school's dealing with Obama's ed speech. • Andrew Romanoff, and Bill Ritter's latest misstep. • Shmuck of the Week: The missing (?) Sniagrab line champ. • Becca the Labrador's claim to fame: Eating the same sock twice. • Rocky Mountain Showdown fans: Leave your marshmallows at home. You old softies....

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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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