When Alison Klayman began filming artist and activist Ai Weiwei for a short introduction to be included with one of his exhibitions, the filmmaker had no idea it would become the beginning of a feature documentary about the controversial Chinese figure. But after shooting the initial footage, she ke ... More >>
In celebrity-shy Colorado, a president's son definitely qualifies. While the first President George Bush was in the White House, George Walker's little brother Neil lived in Denver, where he got embroiled in an S&L scandal known as Silverado. But Neil's fame -- and infamy -- here is nothing compared ... More >>
Eating Chinese food has several benefits: It's usually low-cost, if you're lucky the portion sizes are large enough that you can fill up on the first try, with leftovers for an hour later (they're no good after that), and you can always ask for extra fortune cookies, read the messages out loud, and ... More >>
Ken Kodys is no stranger to victory. In 2009, the Boston native, who was then tending bar at Bacaro, in Boulder, created a memorable cocktail ironically called Amnesia that took the whole kit and caboodle in the DeKuyper Mix Master Bartender contest at the Denver Food & Wine Festival. Earlier this ... More >>
Shin-il Kim, "Temporal Continuum: Intuitively Know Elan Vital Operate Emptiness," 2010.Where is art happening? Many of the most contemporary trends are coming from urban Asia -- Beijing, Tokyo, Seoul -- where technology wraps itself around ancient aesthetics with bold results. There are plent ... More >>
Last week we reported on the International Olympic Committee's announcement that ski and snowboard slopestyle events have officially been added as medal sports for the 2014 Sochi Winter Games and on the local ramifications of that decision. And wait, there's more: Other big news with a solid ... More >>
Ocean Forest CafeThe eclectic dining room at Ocean Forest CafeOn its website, Ocean Forest Cafe, 11068 West Jewell Avenue, calls itself a "wild and artictic place." While we're not exactly sure what "artictic" means, we almost need to make up a word, too, to properly describe the festive deco ... More >>
Now that the venerable Wellshire Inn (3333 South Colorado Boulevard), long the go-to spot for special occasion dining on the Big Three restaurant holidays, has closed down its regular restaurant service and gone event-only, a reader wants suggestions for Christmas dinner/ I generally spend ... More >>
Every Friday we spotlight the hottest cats behind the decks in the MHC, grilling them to gain some insight on what it takes, exactly, to get the party rocking, to find out about their most treasured crate digging experiences and what they really think when we stumble up to them half cocked and as ... More >>
Get a head start on the Year of the Ox celebration, which officially begins next Monday, when the Highlands Ranch Cultural Affairs Association and the Great Wall Chinese Academy join forces to bring an authentic Chinese New Year Celebration to Cherry Hills Community Church, 3900 E. Grace B ... More >>
Peking Tokyo, which I reviewed this week, was a weird little joint, no doubt. The name was strange, the space bizarre. And yet, it was an excellent neighborhood player and the kind of place one might well thank the food gods for should one find one's self in the area and hard up for spring rol ... More >>
For more photos of Peking Tokyo, see Mark Manger's slideshow. I love ethnic restaurants that open in the abandoned shells of chain restaurants or, better yet, fast-food restaurants, and I love them even more when they keep the impedimentia and knick-knacks of those former operations and end up serv ... More >>
The Peking duck soars above other offerings on an eighteen-page menu.
When it comes to travel, news organizations are asking themselves: Should we stay or should we go?
The Human Rights Torch Relay takes Beijing to task.
The Peking Acrobats put on an age-old show.
An exhibit of Chinese art at Robischon Gallery is here and Mao.
Charlie Huangs newest restaurant could be as good as it gets.
China's most expensive film looks lovely but feels empty.
I carry a torch for tiki bars and Twin Dragon.
Imperial Chinese Restaurant
You Are What You Eat
In this Beijing, things aren't always as they seem.
The Olympics again place first in the Dash for Cash.
Life's a party for the Sugar Twist Kids.