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Arrivals and Departures 2019-20

Dallas Observer

We're here, on New Year's Eve, not to praise 2019, but to bury it. It's been ... a year. The Cowboys failed in the most Cowboys of ways. Donald Trump came back to American Airlines Center, as president this time. We've got a new mayor, a new district attorney and...

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COVID-19: Colorado Has Second-Most Virus Restrictions, Study Says

Westword Denver

The study should add fuel to critics' fire.

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How One of Colorado’s Smallest Protests Became Its Most Violent

Westword Denver

The shooting rocked Alamosa.

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Elijah McClain Family: Cops Must Be Fired for Killing Him, Not Just for Pics

Westword Denver

Family members were shocked by photos mocking McClain's death.

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COVID-19: The Teen Party That Became a Virus Outbreak

Westword Denver

The party was attended by nearly three dozen teens.

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Oh, Great: Researchers Say Invasive Pythons Carry Dangerous Parasites

Miami New Times

As if 2020 needed to get any worse, dangerous lung parasites brought by invasive pythons could pose a serious threat to local wildlife.

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Denver City Council Heading for Change, Including New President

Westword Denver

Stacie Gilmore will likely replace Jolon Clark as president.

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Dallas Activists Want Lamar Street Changed to Botham Jean Boulevard

Dallas Observer

It was almost two years ago that off-duty Dallas police officer Amber Guyger shot and killed Botham Jean, a 26-year-old accountant, while he was watching television in his own apartment. Guyger said she mistook Jean's apartment for her own and thought he was a burglar. Two years later, protesters against...

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Majority of Texans Think Coronavirus Response Is Going Badly, Poll Shows

Dallas Observer

As infections of the novel coronavirus surge across North Texas and around the state, a majority of Texans now say efforts to control the spread of the virus are going badly, according to a poll released this week. The poll, conducted by the Texas Politics Project at the University of...

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Here's What We Know On Whether a 2020 NFL Season Is Happening

Houston Press

Of the three big sports leagues that govern our sports lives (and, selfishly, the ones that steer the conversation on my sports talk show on SportsRadio 610), the one that has been most steadfast in trying to maintain its normalcy amidst COVID-19 has been the National Football League. The other...

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Trumpeter Joshua Trinidad's Experimental Music Makes Its Way Around the World

Westword Denver

The Denver trumpeter just dropped his first album with the India-based label Subcontinental Records.

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From Busking to the Big Time: Meet the Tejon Street Corner Thieves

Westword Denver

It's been a big year for the Colorado Springs busking duo Tejon Street Corner Thieves.

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What Dallas Thinks About Kanye West Running for President – The Best of Twitter

Dallas Observer

On Saturday evening, music mogul Kanye West celebrated Independence Day with the announcement that he is running for president in the November election. Breaking the news on Twitter, he wrote, “We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am...

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Vwillz Plans to Become the Face of Colorado Music

Westword Denver

The Colorado musician wants to be the face of the state's music.

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Reader: All My Concerts Were Already Canceled

Westword Denver

Red Rocks is open...for exercise and sight-seeing.

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Best Concerts in Denver This Weekend

Westword Denver

Celebrate Fourth of July at these socially-distanced concerts.

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Take a Load Off With Saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa's New Album

Westword Denver

Hero Trio offers listeners a chance to take a load off.

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Denver Jamgrass Releases First Compilation Album

Westword Denver

Denver Jamgrass is releasing podcasts, a new record and more.

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Bar Owner to Polis on COVID-19 Closure: "Get Us Some Goddamn Money"

Westword Denver

The city and state hype the music scene. But will they help it?

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Maris the Great Is Killing It

Westword Denver

Maris the Great has returned from retirement to kill Denver bands.

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Two Popular Breweries Voluntarily Close After Possible COVID Exposure

Westword Denver

Both breweries will continue to sell takeout beer.

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These Two Wine and Spirits Pros Plan Southern-Style Meat and Three

Westword Denver

But first, there will be a Southern pop-up dinner series to benefit Black Women's Blueprint.

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Grab These Cocktail Pouches From William Oliver's

Westword Denver

Portable cocktails from this Lafayette pub make happy hour possible just about anywhere.

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Tired of Modern Craft-Beer Trends, Jason Yester Sells Trinity Brewing

Westword Denver

Yester closes the book on twelve years of Trinity Brewing.

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Op-Ed: Will COVID-19 Boost the Local Food Movement?

Westword Denver

The CEO of FoodMaven thinks so.

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The Best Food and Drink Events on the Culinary Calendar This Week

Westword Denver

A burrata dinner, a distillery movie series and a West African pop-up are all on the menu this week.

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Restaurant Roll Call: Every Opening and Closing in June

Westword Denver

COVID-19 has claimed a growing number of restaurants, but new eateries are still popping up.

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Black Is Beautiful Beer Adds Complexity to the Fourth and the Flag

Westword Denver

We'll drink to these good causes. And can today.

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Luki Brewery Opens Under the Big Top in Arvada With a Circus Theme

Westword Denver

The new brewery opens at noon July 3

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The Best Food and Drink Events for Fourth of July Weekend

Westword Denver

Independence Day eats, hand pies and a national park fundraiser are all on the menu this weekend.

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A New Photo Series Upends Representations of Men of Color

Westword Denver

The Black Actors Guild's Are We Still Cool? challenges how men of color are represented in portraiture.

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Lil Fresh Sam Tackles Systemic Injustice in RiNo Murals

Westword Denver

The Denver-raised artist takes on slavery, immigration, homelessness and other issues in four new murals.

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Colorado Creatives: David Heska Wanbli Weiden

Westword Denver

The Colorado-born enrolled member of the Sicangu Lakota nation writes as a dedicated student of his own heritage,

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Five Things to Do for Free This Week in Denver

Westword Denver

Get your mind going...even if you're staying at home.

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Denver Nurse Tara Rynders Uses Art to Heal the Healers

Westword Denver

Tara Rynders is bringing together artists and medical workers to process compassion fatigue and burnout during COVID-19.

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Where to See Fireworks on the Fourth of July Weekend

Westword Denver

Things are looking up in a few spots in metro Denver.

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Searching for Your Summer Stream Binge? Search Party Is Your Best Bet

Miami New Times

Cult-favorite Search Party returns for a third season on HBO Max.

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Bestselling Author Scott Turow Goes Back to the Courtroom For The Last Trial

Houston Press

The Last Trial By Scott Turow Grand Central Publishing 449 pages $29.00 The prologue begins with a woman screaming. The lead counsel has collapsed at the defense table. The defendant, a celebrated physician, yells that the elderly attorney has no pulse. The old man's granddaughter runs from the courtroom as...

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Art Attack: Ten Ways to See Art Live or Otherwise This Week

Westword Denver

From political collage to exhibits of Colorado-made Chicano art, Denver's art world is ready to welcome you back.

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UF Students Renew Calls to Rename Buildings Honoring Segregationists

Westword Denver

After years of student-led efforts to rename the buildings, a new petition is circulating once again.

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L.A. Weekly Movie Pick: Two Hip Indie Classics Showcased in Jarmusch Festival

Westword Denver

As L.A. gears up for Jim Jarmusch’s zom-com this June, the American Cinematheque has prepared a double feature consisting of two of the director’s earliest films, co-presented by Beyond Fest.

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L.A. Weekly Movie Picks: El Chicano's Latino Superhero Saga

Westword Denver

El Chicano is being billed as the first Latino superhero film. Co-written by Joe Carnahan (Narc) and co-written and directed by Ben Hernandez Bray (a veteran stuntman who plays one of the guys who gets eaten by wolves in Carnahan's The Grey), the film boasts an all-Hispanic cast and a low-fi look right out of the 1990s.

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L.A. Weekly Movie Picks: Heathers Is 30 Years Old?!

Westword Denver

Heathers, the wickedly funny 1989 cult classic about a teenager (Winona Ryder) who gets involved with a popular girl clique and starts dating a cool nihilist (Christian Slater), gets a special 30th-anniversary screening.

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L.A. Weekly Movie Picks: A Tribute to Claire Denis

Westword Denver

Claire Denis, vanguard of the contemporary French cinema, will be in town this weekend for a retrospective organized by the American Cinematheque. The series begins on the day her newest film, High Life, opens on U.S. screens.

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L.A. Weekly Movie Picks: Dogman, Mary Magdalene and Emily Dickinson Unbound

Westword Denver

Matteo Garrone, the Italian filmmaker who helmed the internationally acclaimed Gomorrah and Reality (as well as the less acclaimed but equally interesting Tale of Tales), returns with Dogman.

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L.A. Weekly Movie Picks: Breakthrough Targets Faith-Based Demographic

Westword Denver

The story of a teen who falls through the ice and lands in a coma while his parents find hope in the power of prayer is based on The Impossible, a lightly fictionalized account of an incident.

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L.A. Weekly Movie Picks: A Fresh Take on Hellboy

Westword Denver

A solid decade has passed since we last saw the hulking red hero in a movie — long enough for the franchise to have faded, if not quite vanished, from cultural memory.

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L.A. Weekly Movie Picks: After Takes a Cue From Harry Styles

Westword Denver

After is the latest film based on a "best-selling worldwide phenomenon," in this case a new-adult genre novel by Anna Todd about a good girl who goes to college and falls head over heels for the class rebel

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L.A. Weekly Movie Picks: Father-Daughter Drama Humanizes High Life

Westword Denver

High Life is a science fiction film with a strange pedigree. Claire Denis, a key architect of modern French cinema, had been kicking around the idea for more than a decade.

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Danish Thriller The Guilty Dazzles Without Ever Leaving a Call Center

Miami New Times

Pretty much the whole film consists of phone exchanges between Asger Holm (Jakob Cedergren), a police officer who has been temporarily demoted to working the phones, and others out in the field as he struggles to save a woman who is being abducted by her ex-husband

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