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The Westword.com blog shortcut, September 9 edition

Meat, and so much more.

Today in Cafe Society:The winner of the burger battle at Tony's Market. • Open house today at 3014. • Tonight: Denver Five dinner at TAG with local winemaker Ben Parsons. • Chef and Tell: Mark Dym of Marco's Coal-Fired Pizza. • Our Weekly Bread: Cheba Hut.

Today in Backbeat Online:Monolith Q&A: the Bad Veins. • Monolith Q&A: Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros. • Q&A with Joe Bithorn of Beatles tribute band Rain. • MP3 Freeloader: The Pirate Signal "Col Boi" & "Love in the Time of Swine Flu." • Pixies, Bob Dylan, Yonder Mountain String Band shows announced.

Today in The Latest Word:Jane Norton for Senate: The next great GOP hope. • Obama speech doesn't turn Boulder students into zombies. • Great Sand Dunes kicks Red Rocks' ass. • Kent Lambert named taxpayers' king. • Peter Boyles' birther billboards coming to a highway near you. Make sure and bring documentation.

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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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