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Awards

  • 2009 - Society of Professional Journalists/Colorado Chapter, published March 6, 2008

    "Stand and Deliver"

  • 2009 - Best of the West/First Amendment Funding, Inc., published June 19, 2008

    "Curtain Call"

  • 2009 - National Council on Crime and Delinquency/Prevention for a Safer Society Award, published March 6, 2008

    "Stand and Deliver"

  • 2008 - Maggies: The Magazine Awards of Western Publishing, published April 5, 2007

    "An Uphill Battle"

  • 2007 - James Beard Journalism Awards/The James Beard Foundation, published December 21, 2006

    "Life of the Party"

  • 2006 - Bert Greene Award/International Association of Culinary Professionals, published January 27, 2005

    "Word of Mouth"

2006 Stories by Adam Cayton-Holland

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  • Welcome to My World

    published August 17, 2006

    Mayor Hickenlooper, I believe I speak for all of Park Hill when I say bienvenue, bienvenidos and welkommen to the... More >>

  • Jeff Tweedy

    published August 17, 2006

    When Jeff Tweedy talks, people listen. And if they don't, well, he makes them. Just ask anyone who caught the cantankerous alt-country... More >>

  • Lamm Basted

    published August 10, 2006

    Kids say the darnedest things. Once when I was substitute-teaching a third-grade class in east Denver, I went around the room and asked every... More >>

  • Pour It On

    published August 3, 2006

    There are dry spells: a week, maybe two, when no cases of energy drinks arrive at his door. But... More >>

  • Love at First Tweak

    published August 3, 2006

    As I sit down to write, I pop open a glistening blue-and-silver can of Red Bull and sip in the... More >>

  • In My Room

    published August 3, 2006

    There are things that I'll miss about my apartment. Riding my bike around City Park in the early evenings, studying the birds. The way the... More >>

  • Déjà Wu

    published August 3, 2006

    "Form another pyramid, look how we slid/All over Park Hill, Stapleton politic/On a twenty-dollar bill all in it together/You can't fuck with this... More >>

  • Head Tripped

    published July 27, 2006

    It's hard to find the time to hallucinate these days. Used to be, my only real priority was ingesting some sort of mind-altering substance and... More >>

  • Cherry Creek, Phone Home

    published July 20, 2006

    The greatest thing about the place was the phones. They weren't cordless or modern, but a retro red-plastic take on the classic American... More >>

  • It's A Hit!

    published July 13, 2006

    A friend recently called me on a Wednesday evening and asked if I wanted to play Capture the Flag. His request was so flummoxing that I was forced... More >>

  • Among the Mongols

    published July 6, 2006

    When Bold landed at Denver International Airport six years ago, he felt as if he'd gotten off not a plane, but a time machine. Born into a... More >>

  • The Fag Party's Over

    published July 6, 2006

    At this point, I've got the weapons, I've got the rations, and I've got the brood of buxom sister-wives knitting away at various undisclosed... More >>

  • Through a Glass, Darkly

    published June 29, 2006

    In the journalism racket, there's an age-old phenomenon known as a "tip." Someone out there in readerland calls or e-mails, "tipping" us off to an... More >>

  • Teachers Fret

    published June 22, 2006

    Teachers are fast becoming the postal workers of the modern era. There was a time back before the Commies ruined everything, back when June... More >>

  • Jesus at the Bat

    published June 15, 2006

    In sports, there's a well-known phenomenon referred to as "the curse of Dr. Z." Every year, Dr. Z, Sports Illustrated's renowned football... More >>

  • License to Kill

    published June 8, 2006

    In today's America, the vast rift between the upper and lower classes grows by the second. The gap reminds me of the tale about Franklin D.... More >>

  • Final Testament

    published June 1, 2006

    Final Testament Richard Velarde, the 29-year-old father of two left... More >>

  • Fowl Bawl

    published June 1, 2006

    I'm an ornithologist. No, that doesn't mean I sleep with orthodontists. Well, once, but that was only to get my braces off six months early. It... More >>

  • Welcome to My World

    published May 25, 2006

    I'm not going to lie to you: I love The Real World. Always have. I loved The Real World when it first blazed onto the... More >>

  • I Can See Clearly Now

    published May 18, 2006

    New York City is an all-you-can-eat smorgasbord. The shops, the bars, the shows, the sights -- it's all laid out for you, much like the... More >>

  • Back to School Special

    published May 11, 2006

    Late in March, the honorable Sir Michael of Bennet, Superintendent of Denver Public Schools, met with a ragtag group of young civic boosters known... More >>

  • Think Globally, Dress Locally

    published May 11, 2006

    Spring has sprung, and that can only mean one of two things: Either your allergies are acting up, or you're horny. For the former, we recommend... More >>

  • Taking It to the Streets

    published May 4, 2006

    To the lone, white-faced Polack proudly waving a red-and-white Polish flag at Monday's immigration rally at the Capitol: You were noticed.... More >>

  • A League of Their Own

    published April 27, 2006

    "And another thing," La Liga Latina de Béisbol president Jose Acosta tells the sixty or so team representatives assembled in a small room... More >>

  • It's a Hit!

    published April 27, 2006

    Looking like something out of a light-beer commercial, the two white thirty-something men spend their lunch break getting in some practice swings... More >>

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