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Dick Lamm Says Olympic Games May Have a Duty to Die

Westword Denver

The Olympic Games face challenges that may be impossible to surmount, says former governor Richard Lamm.

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Denver Housing Authority Has Lands of Opportunity for Developers

Westword Denver

Why does the DHA sell property rather than build affordable housing there?

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Inside Possible Blockbuster Colorado Case Heading to U.S. Supreme Court

Westword Denver

A lawsuit over a Coloradan's foreclosure nightmare is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court and could result in big changes for more than half the states in the country.

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California Is No. 1 for Child Poverty

Westword Denver

California has long been ground zero for cultural, political and societal trailblazing. But being first in one category has lawmakers and humanitarians alike aghast. Although the rate dropped this year, the Golden State still ranks No. 1 in the category of child poverty.

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Phone Rules Block Immigrants From Lawyers at ICE Facilities, ACLU Says

Miami New Times

When immigrant detainees enter the Adelanto Immigration and Customs Enforcement Processing Center outside Los Angeles, they are trapped, virtually unable to consult with a lawyer, rights groups say. All calls, including those with counsel, are recorded. Detainees cannot leave voicemails and calls are cut off if humans...

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Alleged Harasser Randy Baumgardner Latest Colorado Senator to Resign

Westword Denver

Senator Randy Baumgardner, the target of multiple sexual harassment allegations, has tendered his resignation.

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Why Colorado Is One of the Worst States for Drivers

Westword Denver

The author of a new study that ranks Colorado among the ten worst states for drivers explains the factors that led to this sad finish.

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Miami Atheists Demand to Be Heard

Miami New Times

Kevin was home alone after school one day when two Mormon missionaries came to his doorstep. The 16-year-old opened the door and invited them in. The young men handed him some brochures and asked if they could pray for him. In the living room, they kneeled beside him, touched his...

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Speech Pathologist Sues for Her Right to Boycott Israel in Texas

Dallas Observer

A Texas speech pathologist is suing Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and the Pflugerville Independent School District over a Texas law that requires contractors and businesses to sign a pledge promising not to boycott Israel. For nine years, plaintiff Bahia Amawi signed an annual contract with Pflugerville ISD without an...

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What Friday's Affordable Care Act Ruling Means for Texas

Dallas Observer

The headline — "Fort Worth Judge Strikes Down Affordable Care Act" — was easy enough to understand, at least on its face, Friday evening. The potential fallout was harder to break down. Yes, U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor, handpicked by the Texas Attorney General's Office to hear its claims that...

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From Peaches to Hustler: The Past and Present of 1500 Sunrise Boulevard

Dallas Observer

Splashed across the sidewalk outside Hustler Hollywood is a long row of handprints and footprints in swaths of worn cement. A closer look reveals names belonging to visionaries. Iconic musicians such as Rick Springfield, Charlie Daniels, Peter Frampton, ZZ Top, Ted Nugent, and Jaco Pastorius have all left their mark on the stretch of pavement outside a store that now sells sex toys.

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Khruangbin's Show at the Odgen Theatre Was the Epitome of Cool

Westword Denver

Not every concert has a defining moment. Khruangbin's performance at the Ogden Theatre on Saturday night, December 15, did.

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Denver's Spiral Cell Debuts a Mysterious Music Video

Westword Denver

Denver experimental artist Spiral Cell has released a music video for the song "Consonance." What's it about? That's up to you.

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From Peaches to Hustler: The Past and Present of 1500 Sunrise Boulevard

Miami New Times

Splashed across the sidewalk outside Hustler Hollywood is a long row of handprints and footprints in swaths of worn cement. A closer look reveals names belonging to visionaries. Iconic musicians such as Rick Springfield, Charlie Daniels, Peter Frampton, ZZ Top, Ted Nugent, and Jaco Pastorius have all left their mark on the stretch of pavement outside a store that now sells sex toys.

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Church Fire Keeps Burning on summer camp doom diary

Westword Denver

For as long as she can remember, Shannon Weber has been hell-bent on revolution.

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The Colorado Symphony Will Perform The Empire Strikes Back

Westword Denver

Star Wars fans, delight! The Colorado Symphony is teaming up with Disney to bring Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back live, in concert, to Denver.

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Greensky Bluegrass Announces a Major Red Rocks Stand

Westword Denver

Greensky Bluegrass will be joining the jam-band-heavy 2019 Red Rocks lineup with a string of concerts.

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Singer-Songwriter Jenny LaJoye Is Making Room for People to Listen

Westword Denver

Jenny LaJoye shares the experience behind her sophomore album Alters and invites people to find their own voice.

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The Best Concerts in Denver This Week

Westword Denver

Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, Wild Lives and Brent Cowles all make the list.

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Reader: Music City of the Year? More Like Scalper City

Westword Denver

Vivid Seats just named Denver "Music City of the Year," and readers respond.

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A Secretive New Brewery Aims to Disrupt Craft Beer's Social Order

Westword Denver

Who makes the beer at Social Order Brewing? It's a secret; they just want you to enjoy the result.

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Maria Empanada Adds Fourth Denver Argentinian Cafe

Westword Denver

Empanada expert Lorena Cantarovici continues to build her empire of sunny cafes.

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Colorado's 3.2 Beer May Be Light, but It's Packed a Punch

Westword Denver

This state's 3.2 beer market is drying up January 1, after 85 years.

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Denver's Ten Best Pizzas by Style

Westword Denver

Here are our picks for the best of crowd-pleasers like Neapolitan and New York style to the more unusual New England Greek and Detroit pies.

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The 10 Best Restaurants in Dallas — According to Chefs, Bartenders and Industry Insiders

Dallas Observer

Last week I published my list of the Top 100 Dallas Restaurants. That list was based on my meals at over 400 eateries in Dallas and its suburbs, but it was also based on my own judgment. This new ranking is an alternative. Not content with building my own list,...

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Meet Little Kaiping, Richardson's New Peking Duck Champion

Dallas Observer

Few are the foods with such power over the imagination that just hearing their names can stop your stream of thoughts and send you off to the internet to look at restaurant menus. They tend to be celebration dishes — whether eaten at a celebration or cause for one. When...

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Here's Where to Order Your Vegan Holiday Meals

Westword Denver

These plant-based options will help you set the table for a vegan holiday spread.

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The Ten Biggest Colorado Craft-Beer Stories of 2018

Westword Denver

2018 was shaped by new beer styles, the challenges of competition and the end of the 3.2 era.

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Miami Breweries Make Beer to Help Camp Fire Relief Efforts

Miami New Times

To raise money for those affected by California's Camp Fire, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. created a special beer. All sales of the Resilience Butte County Proud IPA will go directly to the Sierra Nevada Camp Fire Relief Fund, supported through the Golden Valley Bank Community Foundation.

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Ten Candy Stores for Last-Minute Stocking Stuffing

Westword Denver

Visit these ten Denver shops to pick up treats for the sweet tooth in your life.

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Tattered Cover Sells Last Signed Copies of Becoming

Westword Denver

"This is one of the biggest bestsellers we've seen in a holiday season," Tattered Cover owner Len Vlahos says.

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Review: FooLPRoof and Leon Gallery Try Out New Shows, Business Ideas

Westword Denver

Both galleries have strong new exhibits.

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The Best Theater Performances and Productions of 2018

Westword Denver

Theater in Denver seems always to be coming of age, and this year many shows hit the mark.

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The 21 Best Events in Denver, December 18 Through December 24

Westword Denver

Whether you're a Christmas freak or freakin' over it, there's plenty to scratch your itch this week.

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Water Damage Temporarily Shutters the Esquire Theatre

Westword Denver

It is unclear when the theater will reopen.

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Colorado Creatives: Roy Smith

Westword Denver

Roy Smith has suffered bigotry and violence, but now settled in the San Luis Valley with friends who look out for him, he collects things and turns them into folk-art assemblages.

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Hello, Dolly! Tickets Now on Sale for the Denver Run

Westword Denver

The reboot of "Hello, Dolly!" has swept broadway, received a Tony Award for Best Musical Revival. Now, it's headed to Denver with the original Broadway cast.

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Book It: The Five Best Literary Events for the Rest of 2018

Westword Denver

Closing the book on the literary year.

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Only Natural Pet Introduces The Groomery, a Pet "Spaw"

Westword Denver

The Boulder-based company has expanded to Greenwood Village.

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Free for All: The Five Best Free Events This Week

Westword Denver

Caroling and comedy!

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Aquaman Proves Superheroes Are Better Down Where It’s Wetter

Westword Denver

Not incidental to Aquaman’s pleasures is its vision of a mixed-race hero, played by a mixed-race actor, fighting to protect and understand clashing aspects of his heritage

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Ben Is Back Pits a Dazzling Julia Roberts Against the Opioid Scourge

Westword Denver

With the quickest blink or nervy glance, Roberts communicates to us both what her character, an ordinary woman named Holly Burns, has convinced everyone around her to think she’s feeling but also all of her secret doubts, fury and anguish

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Cities Roll, Fight and Eat Each Other in the Otherwise Meh Mortal Engines

Houston Press

The film plays as if a three-hour epic has been sliced down to size in the editing, but only the scenes establishing character and context have been cut

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Into the Spider-Verse Is the Best Superhero Movie Since The Dark Knight

Westword Denver

It sets a host of alternative Spider-folk running amok in the New York City of Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, the mixed-race Spider-Man (his father is black and his mother Latinx) invented for the comics in 2011 by Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli

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In Mary Queen of Scots, Great Women Face Hard Truths About Wielding Power

Westword Denver

The actresses share only one scene in the film, but Mary Queen of Scots sets them up in counterpoint, two divergent approaches to the question of how women who wield power can actually govern the men around them

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HBO’s United Skates Takes a Thrilling Spin Through Roller-Skate Culture

Phoenix New Times

And much of the present-day free-skate footage, shot at what have come to be known as “Adult Nights” at skating rinks, also proves invigorating, an invitation to relish the momentum, the joy and the peacocking pride of grown-up skaters

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