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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 | Books
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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

'Billy The Kid' PBS Film Explores Hispanic Link

AP | By RUSSELL CONTRERAS | Posted 12.12.2011 | Latino Voices

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- His mythical exploits and jail escapes made this son of Irish immigrants one of the nation's most famous Old West outlaws. Yet fe...

Federal Charges For Ex-Felon Wild West Re-enactor In Live Ammo Fight Flub

AP | DIRK LAMMERS | Posted 09.26.2011 | Crime

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — An Old West gun battle re-enactor who injured three South Dakota tourists when live ammunition was fired instead of blanks f...

Tourists At Wild West Show Shot With Live Bullets

AP | CHET BROKAW | Posted 08.27.2011 | Crime

PIERRE, S.D. -- One of the participants in a mock Old West gun battle in South Dakota fired live ammunition instead of using blanks, wounding three to...

Not A Real Straight Shooter: Tourists Injured At Cowboy Show

AP | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

HILL CITY, S.D. — An Old West shootout staged as part of a charity fundraiser may have come a little too close to the real thing when three tour...

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.