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The Five Best Reunited Bands Playing Riot Fest

If music festivals are good for one thing it's seeing great new bands. If they're good for anything else it's...
Westword  |  09-04-2014  |  Backbeat

Dishes of DISH: Creole Pork Belly from Limelight Supper Club

On Sunday, September 7, 2014, Westword will host its twentieth annual celebration of the Denver dining scene, DISH, in Sculpture...
Westword  |  09-03-2014  |  Cafe Society

Marijuana: MMJ Patient Numbers Drop Slightly Despite High Rec Prices, Lawmakers' Fears

Despite lawmakers' claims that MMJ patient numbers are growing because of people trying to avoid recreational taxes on pot, patient...
Westword  |  09-03-2014  |  Lastest Word

Ten Best Tiny Restaurants in Denver

Cafe critic Gretchen Kurtz has been extolling the virtues of small dining rooms in recent reviews, including this week's look...
Westword  |  09-03-2014  |  Cafe Society

Reader: Maybe Denver Men Who Complain About Not Getting Dates Are Just A$$holes

Our item spotlighting one poster maker's twenty reasons why Denver sucks and you shouldn't move here made it clear that...
Westword  |  09-03-2014  |  Lastest Word

The Dish on Alex Seidel, the CRA's Outstanding Professional Award Winner

"We set out to do a small, simple restaurant, not to blaze any trails," Alex Seidel, chef-owner of Fruition, told...
Westword  |  09-03-2014  |  Cafe Society

Phish Fans Cheer as Friendly Cops Play the Jaws Theme

Denver blog posts try to stay on the right side of Officer Friendly. At our Backbeat blog, Gina Tron documents...
Westword  |  09-03-2014  |  Lastest Word

Medicare Fraud Case Claims Optum Put Patients in Hospice Care Who Weren't Terminal

The U.S. Justice Department has decided to join in a federal lawsuit filed by two Colorado whistleblowers; it alleges that...
Westword  |  09-03-2014  |  Lastest Word

The Dish on Paul and Aileen Reilly, CRA's Exceptional Newcomer Award Winners

After cooking around town, including at the late, lamented Encore, Paul Reilly and his sister, Aileen, finally got to open...
Westword  |  09-03-2014  |  Cafe Society

Marijuana Enforcement Division Hearing: Pot Edibles Debate, Indoor v. Outdoor Plant Counts

It's no surprise that the commenters at yesterday's Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) public hearing for proposed rule changes to marijuana...
Westword  |  09-03-2014  |  Lastest Word

Beer Calendar: Oktoberfest, Brewery Anniversaries and Big Beers Fest Tix

Tickets to the fifteenth annual Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines Festival, which takes place January 8 through January 10 in...
Westword  |  09-03-2014  |  Cafe Society

Lakewood PD: Driving Under the Influence of Drugs Busts at DUI Checkpoints Inching Up

In May, the Lakewood Police Department shared data showing that at least 75 percent of DUI arrests in the city...
Westword  |  09-03-2014  |  Lastest Word

Olive & Finch Serves a Quick, Casual Brunch

Sometimes, you're just too famished or have too much to do to deal with waiting for a table, ordering or...
Westword  |  09-03-2014  |  Cafe Society

Review: Conceptual Takes on Nature Fill the Robischon Gallery

The exhibit Testing Grounds, which runs through this weekend only at Robischon Gallery, brings together artists who look to nature,...
Westword  |  09-03-2014  |  Show and Tell

Marijuana: Colorado Will Pay You to Prove MMJ Works -- and Here's How

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment isn't known as the biggest booster of medical marijuana. Nonetheless, the CDPHE...
Westword  |  09-03-2014  |  Lastest Word

Nonna's Italian Bistro, Market & Deli Is Generations in the Making

It took longer than expected to open Nonna's Italian Bistro, Market & Deli in Centennial, the newest restaurant from the...
Westword  |  09-03-2014  |  Cafe Society

Hellooooo, Ladies!: Sexy Facebook Poser Keith Gardner Busted for Stripping at Police Station

Keith Gardner is very comfortable showing off his physique, as is clear from his Facebook profile pic, seen here and...
Westword  |  09-03-2014  |  Lastest Word

Author and Barbecue Judge Adrian Miller Shares His Rib Tips

Adrian Miller is a man of many talents and passions -- judging barbecue not least among them. That's not to...
Westword  |  09-03-2014  |  Cafe Society

Harmony Hammond and Tirza True Latimer on Queer Feminist Abstraction

Art naturally evolved from representation (pictures of things) toward abstraction, argued modernist art critic Clement Greenberg and his fellow formalists...
Westword  |  09-03-2014  |  Show and Tell

Wes "Amphetamines" Welker Among 26 Players Setting New NFL Substance Abuse Mark

Looks like Broncos receiver Wes Welker will have more time to recover from his latest concussion; he's been suspended for...
Westword  |  09-03-2014  |  Lastest Word

Playbill: Four Front Range Plays to See This Week

Theater companies all along the Front Range are springing to life as fall seasons get under way. Catch a rocking...
Westword  |  09-03-2014  |  Show and Tell

Reader: Bagel Snobs? Next It Will Be $4 Toast Like in San Francisco

Has Denver become a city of bagel snobs? That's what one reader suggests, as the debate over Denver bagels versus...
Westword  |  09-03-2014  |  Cafe Society

Photos: Summer Scream's Retro Rides and Neon Lights at Lakeside Amusement Park

The Denver Film Society's Reel Social Club took over Lakeside Amusement Park last Thursday for an evening of kidstuff with...
Westword  |  09-03-2014  |  Show and Tell

Photos: Our Ten Least Favorite Places in Denver

To generate a little community spirit -- and to prove that it is hip -- Denver's Department of Community Planning...
Westword  |  09-03-2014  |  Lastest Word

Proof That Phish Has the World's Most Dedicated Fans

1. They Come From Everywhere Phish's following will literally follow the band anywhere. Many in attendance over the weekend at...
Westword  |  09-03-2014  |  Backbeat

Who's Afraid of the New York Swans?

At the end of the Swans' hypnotic set last night at the Bluebird Theater, frontman Michael Gira told the crowd...
Westword  |  09-03-2014  |  Backbeat

Gluten-Free Menu at Lower48 Kitchen Tonight

Gluten-free diets are pervasive these days, but as trendy as gluten-free diets can be, there are those who truly need...
Westword  |  09-03-2014  |  Cafe Society

The Ten Best Comedy Events in Denver this September

As the year lumbers toward autumn and Denver shakes off its summer-festival hangovers, our city's bleary-eyed revelers have few better...
Westword  |  09-03-2014  |  Show and Tell

Pot Profiling: Driver Told He Was Pulled Over For Safety of Goats Walking Along Highway

In May, we shared a Complete Colorado report featuring video evidence that Colorado drivers in Idaho were being pulled over...
Westword  |  09-03-2014  |  Lastest Word

The Three Owners of Cold Crush Have Big Plans for the Future

On a recent Wednesday evening at Cold Crush, a customer sits on a high bar stool, eating a shrimp po'...
Westword  |  09-03-2014  |  Backbeat

See Tree of Life, Celebrate One Year of Ernie Quiroz at DFS

Denver Film Society programming manager Ernie Quiroz has been on the job for a year now. In that time, he's...
Westword  |  09-03-2014  |  Show and Tell

Review: Tiny Bistro Barbes Cooks Up Big Flavors

Bistro Barbès 5021 East 28th Avenue 720-398-8085 It was early when we arrived at Bistro Barbès, a French-inspired 32-seater that...
Westword  |  09-03-2014  |  Cafe Society

Bob Dylan, Slipknot and Todd Rundgren Tickets On Sale This Weekend

Bob Dylan & His Band headline the Bellco Theatre on Saturday, November 1, and tickets ($49.50-$129.50) go on sale on...
Westword  |  09-03-2014  |  Backbeat

Rufus Baxter Still Wants Heroin

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Westword  |  09-03-2014  |  Backbeat

Photos: Twenty Favorites from the Marijuana Memes Facebook Page

It's 4:20 -- which makes it the perfect time for another visit to our Marijuana Memes Facebook pagegallery. As we...
Westword  |  09-02-2014  |  Lastest Word

Nocturne, a Supper Club, Will Marry Jazz and Food in RiNo

Dozens of restaurants opened this summer in metro Denver, and there are many more slated to make their debuts later...
Westword  |  09-02-2014  |  Cafe Society

Dishes of DISH: Bloody Marys from The Real Dill

On Sunday, September 7, 2014, Westword will host its twentieth annual celebration of the Denver dining scene, DISH, in Sculpture...
Westword  |  09-02-2014  |  Cafe Society

Photos: Ten Treats at the Taste of Colorado

It's called the Taste of Colorado, but we know it's really about the taste of turkey legs. After all, the...
Westword  |  09-02-2014  |  Cafe Society

Dishes of DISH: Orange Empanadas From The Orange Crunch

On Sunday, September 7, 2014, Westword will host its twentieth annual celebration of the Denver dining scene, DISH, in Sculpture...
Westword  |  09-02-2014  |  Cafe Society

Check Out Twenty-Plus New Restaurants That Opened in August (and Six That Closed)

Denver blog posts know the difference between open and shut cases. Our Cafe Society blog's August restaurant roll call tallies...
Westword  |  09-02-2014  |  Lastest Word

100 Favorite Dishes: the Pulled Pork Pig Pen Sandwich at Boney's

No. 78 Pulled Pork Pig Pen Sandwich at Boney's Smokehouse Barbecue 1543 Champa Street 303-825-9900 Boney's pulled pork sandwich is...
Westword  |  09-02-2014  |  Cafe Society

Marijuana: Domestic Violence Lower Among Couples Who Smoke Pot, Study Shows

Drug Warriors have long implied that marijuana causes violent behavior -- which explains why recent incidents such as the tragic...
Westword  |  09-02-2014  |  Lastest Word

Less Than Zero: Terry Gilliam Slips On a Virtual Banana Peel

Terry Gilliam’s further slide down the stairs of filmic entropy is best summed up in an oft-repeated phrase by his latest film’s hypochondriac protagonist Qohen Leth, “Q” for short. “We are dying.”
Cityview  |  Cole Smithey  |  09-15-2014  |  Reviews

Ferguson Cop Lies to Justify Tear-Gassing Protesters in Their Own Back Yard

A police officer who has been part of the militarized police apparatus holding down operations on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson is spreading lies about Ferguson protesters online.
Riverfront Times  |  Ray Downs  |  08-22-2014  |  Crime & Justice

The Shortest Distance from Missouri to Los Angeles

Before Michael Brown was shot six times by a Ferguson, Mo. police officer about two weeks ago, no one ever thought much or even heard of this small community outside of St. Louis. No one considered the mounting problems of many small Midwest towns in red states like this one, who have suffered through the great recession with job losses.
Random Lengths News  |  James Preston Allen  |  08-22-2014  |  Race & Class