Lorenzo Baca's tattoos are influenced by both his hometown of Albuquerque, and his tendency toward perfection. His work as an artist began with graffiti, then turned to an interest in tattoos. He has been tattooing professionally for eight years and currently works at Thick as Thieves Tattoo. Westwo ... More >>
Sleeping in the van. Editor's note: As she has in years' past, Kalyn Heffernan from Wheelchair Sports Camp will be sending us dispatches from the band's trip to Austin for SXSW. She sent her first report, which you see here, Wednesday afternoon, before a drink driver crashed into a crowd of pedestr ... More >>
Caitlin Mandigo City Bakery 5454 Washington Street 303-292-3989 citybakerydenver.com Food "is in my family's blood," says Caitlin Mandigo, the bread production manager at City Bakery. Born and raised in St. Joseph, Michigan, Mandigo spent her early years hanging out in the kitchen. "My brother is ... More >>
MGMT @ FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | FRI, 9/6/13 Back in 2008, at the peak of their Coachella-studded career, Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser were living one dream (deliciously abstract pop art) and singing about another: one rooted in Paris, heroin, cocaine, "elegant cars" and "models for wives," to ... More >>
ALT-J @ FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | THURS, 9/5/13 With prime slots this years's Coachella and millions of YouTube views, Alt-J is one of the hottest emerging acts in the country right now on the strength of its latest effort, The Lateness of the Hour. Alt-J sold out the Bluebird last spring, and this week ... More >>
Twisters Burgers and Burritos, a New Mexico-to-Colorado transplant, offers red- and green-chile enthusiasts a chance to get their spicy sauce fixes, with red-draped enchiladas and green-smothered cheeseburgers. But as I dug into a burger and a double-smothered burrito at the Aurora location, it quic ... More >>
The final eight episodes of Breaking Bad will begin Sunday. Over the course of five seasons, the series has established itself not just as one of the best shows now on TV, but as one of the best ever -- maybe the best ever. On the eve of this final stretch, we decided to look back over the series as ... More >>
Thursday, December 15, Marquis Theater, 1-866-468-7621.
Like the perfect blend of everything that terrifies parents about teenage internet culture, Brokencyde (playing tonight at the Marquis Theater with Vampires Everywhere, It Boys and Dot Dot) has successfully crafted a niche for its dirty screamo raps that has, so far, gone untouched by any oth ... More >>
"Legal Document: Jury Summons" reads the outside of the notice with the State of Colorado seal. And an Albuquerque postmark...
10 more for the collection.Yesterday, Portfolio.com informed us that we live in the 7th best city for retirement among cold weather climates. Today, we learned that DIA is the best North American airport, according to Business Traveler. This, obviously, is cause for excitement. Because these ... More >>
Albuquerque, you don't stand a chance.When it comes to everything, Denver is the best city. Hands down. Our women are sexier, our men more agile, our homeless people more aggressive and our hard-ons more raging. We've got better bands, better teams, better cheese-steaks, hell, we've even got ... More >>
Lori Midson Jack Martinez Jack-n-Grill 2524 Federal Boulevard; 2630 West Belleview Avenue 303-964-9544; 303-474-4242 www.jackngrill.com This is part one of Lori Midson's Q&A with Jack Martinez, owner/exec chef of Jack-n-Grill. Check back here tomorrow to read part two of that interview. F ... More >>
So the music business is allegedly in dire straits right now, having endured the sharpest decline in CD sales ever this past year. Yet if you're paying attention you can't help but notice that act after act from Denver is being snatched up by various labels at stupefying rate, that, even during the ... More >>
Saturday, February 28, Rhinoceropolis, 303-641-9809.
While employed in my last-ever cooking gig before coming here, I got to know grits pretty well, because I worked the night-shift at an Albuquerque Waffle House and one of my many responsibilities (along with tossing the drunks and cooking the hash browns and cleaning the grease traps) was fixing gri ... More >>
Like Little Anita's, Il Vicino is one of the few Albuquerque chains to survive the trip to Denver. But while Little Anita's has never been a top-tier spot back home (though it has some of the best chile I've found here in Denver), Il Vicino has always been one of the better fast-casual places in eit ... More >>
Those flashy online Frontier ads sure look enticing. Click and you'll find out that the airline has extended it's Economic Stimulus Package deal until today! Flights from Denver starting at $39! "Save big bucks all across the USA," their website says. Big bucks! Across the USA! Why not? But click f ... More >>
Though the pub quiz is rumored to have been invented by the Egyptians shortly after they invented beer, the sport has only recently achieved the kind of worldwide status accorded to other top sports, like soccer, baseball and beer pong. And it is here, in Denver, where the top teams come to compete ... More >>
The Latest Word is in the market for quality blogging and other web goodness from around Denver. Send tips. Republicans split on 3.2-beer debate, probably because they only drink wine and kitten's blood. (Face the State) Rocky employees: There are people in Albuquerque who feel your pain. And peop ... More >>
The Mexican wraps up the great tortilla debate.
An empty restaurant leads to idle thoughts.
This July 1 More Messages blog outlined some of the changes and challenges confronting E.W. Scripps, the Rocky Mountain News's corporate mama -- topics understood very well by Phill Casaus, the tab's new senior editor for local news. After all, Casaus once edited the Albuquerque Tribune, a Scripps p ... More >>
Having your Social Security number stolen makes for a taxing situation.
With my review of Steuben's now off the stands (read the October 5 "American Idyll" here) and all questions of owner Josh Wolkon's American obsessions and searches for provenance and origin answered, we can get down to the truly important matter raised by his menu: namely, where is the best green ch ... More >>
The raw truth about Magnolia.
The sky's the limit at DIA for last-minute giving.
You Can't Imagine How Much Fun We're Having (Rhymesayers Entertainment)
Hairspray bops from the screen to the stage
I brake for Jack-n-Grill, a temple to the taco.
Driving up to Denver, the forecast is chile today, chile tomorrow.
Rocky Mountain Balloon Festival
Chatfield State Park
A New Mexico jazz trio makes smart music -- but you'll probably like it anyway.
The members of Albuquerque's Venus Diablo want to see the world--and the sooner the better.