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Billy the Kid: The Five Million Dollar Croquet-Playing Man

Whitny Braun | Posted 05.09.2017 | Weird News
Whitny Braun

Imagine you found an old photograph in a junk bin in an antique store, paid sixty-eight cents for it, and then upon closer inspection realized it was ...

Visit Bandit Town for an Old West Revival!

Roxie Jane Hunt | Posted 01.21.2017 | Travel
Roxie Jane Hunt

I am a sucker for visiting places that make me forget about the rest of life, places that set the backdrop of a new story that I get to write myself. ...

Guns in the Old West

Barry Levinson | Posted 12.07.2016 | Politics
Barry Levinson

We will probably never be able to solve the gun issue in America, and we will continue to kill one another with a greater frequency than any civilized nation on Earth. We have a law, our second amendment right, so goes the cry. If people get shot to death, so be it. After all, we must obey and respect that amendment, that's what we hear over and over again.

2 Shot During 'Old West' Gunfight Reenactment In Tombstone

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 10.19.2015 | Crime

Two people were shot in Tombstone, Arizona, during a gunfight reenactment when one of the actors allegedly used real bullets. One of the actors, Tom C...

Movie Review: Slow West -- Moseying to a Showdown

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.11.2016 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Be warned. John Maclean's directorial debut, Slow West, practices truth in advertising. But "slow" seems harsh as an adjective for this compelling film. "Patient" would be a more apt description; "studied" or "measured" would be two more. 

Gold-Rush Era Nuggets Stolen From Wells Fargo Museum

Reuters | Posted 03.29.2015 | Business

By Robert Galbraith SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Three bandits wearing ski masks crashed a stolen SUV into the Wells Fargo History Museum i...

5 Old West Saloons to Drink at Before You Die

Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree | Posted 07.15.2014 | Travel
Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree

With the sunset of the cowboy and all things fastened to him also comes nightfall on all the other trappings of the Old West, and for us the real tragedy is the disappearance of the saloon.

11 Incredible Tall Tales From The Old West

Natalee Caple | Posted 11.13.2013 | Home
Natalee Caple

What I saw in the Old West was a magic made possible by a nation imagining itself for the first time through new technologies: print, film, television.

My Daily Old West Vacation

Jeff Polman | Posted 09.07.2013 | Entertainment
Jeff Polman

As someone well into his 50s, I've never had the time or inclination to be a voracious video gamer. That's for the young, impressionable, and unemployed. But now and then I creep into marvelously rendered PS3 worlds that take my breath away.

Movie Review: The Last Stand

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.18.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Sometimes, all you want is a knock-down, guns-blazing approximation of an old-style western, even if it's set in contemporary times. As a modern oater, The Last Stand is shamelessly entertaining.

Old Hat: Broker's Gin and the Fate of the Bowler

Christian Chensvold | Posted 11.21.2012 | Style
Christian Chensvold

Summer comes to an official end today, and with it the close of gin-and-tonic season, for as the leaves turn from light to dark, so does our liquor.

David Lohr

Legendary Outlaw Butch Cassidy's Colt .45 To Be Auctioned | David Lohr | Posted 09.20.2012 | Crime

A pistol that once belonged to legendary outlaw Butch Cassidy will be auctioned on Sept. 30 and is expected to fetch upwards of $250,000. Maile Pin...

Koch Buys Himself Life-Size Old West Playhouse

Posted 08.21.2012 | Denver

"Nothing is impossible," so the saying goes, and is apparently a mantra that billionaire William Koch takes to heart. The oil tycoon whose net wor...

Koch Brother Building His Own Cowboy Town

Slate | Matthew Yglesias | Posted 08.21.2012 | Business

By now everyone knows about the Koch brothers' efforts to spend a fair chunk of their millions on defeating President Obama and reshaping American pol...

Movie Review: True Grit

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

While both the 1969 and the Coens bothers' remake are relatively faithful to the novel, the Coens more closely captures a sense of rough justice, and that even heroes have feet of clay.

Dick Cheney: The Quintessential Villain of the American West

Nathan Hegedus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathan Hegedus

Sadly, in both the Old West and the new West, the big boys in the smoke-filled rooms always need a Dick Cheney.