Don't accuse the folks at Visit Denver, the city's main tourism agency, of getting a slow start during this still new year. In fact, they've already come up with a list of ten great reasons to stop by the city in 2014, including a major sporting championship, a new feature at Coors Field and an inte ... More >>
TODD SNIDER at BLUEBIRD THEATER |10/19/13 Todd Snider didn't skimp on stories at his show at the Bluebird Theater. Before "Ballad of Devil's Backbone Tavern," he told us how his nephew is getting into singing and songwriting. Apparently he had told Snider that he didn't sing a lot of his songs so mu ... More >>
Like most street artists who grew up in Denver, Emanuel Martinez started painting as a youngster on the street -- and outside the law. "I started my first mural when I was thirteen, in a school for juvenile delinquents," he says. "That was more than fifty years ago." And hundreds of pieces of art l ... More >>
Update: The latest development in the bizarre story of John McAfee, supporting player in our recent feature "The Hot Yoga War"? The software pioneer, who somehow managed to flee cops in Belize who wanted to question him about a murder even as he launched a publicity blitz, has traveled from Guatemal ... More >>
Update: We've been following bizarre developments involving antivirus pioneer John McAfee, a co-star in the July feature "The Hot Yoga War," who's wanted for questioning about a murder in Belize that he says he didn't commit; read previous coverage below. At this writing, McAfee remains on the run f ... More >>
The response to Amendment 64's passage has gone international, with Felipe Calderon, Mexico's president suggesting that his country's pot policies may have to change as a result of the measure, as well as a similar one approved in Washington. A marijuana analyst sees the comments as evidence Mexico ... More >>
John McAfee became famous -- and wealthy -- after inventing his namesake anti-virus software, but his greatest invention might be his own story. After making his fortune, he bought an expansive estate in Woodland Park, where he held intensive retreats in relational yoga, his own creation. That's whe ... More >>
Brett Shaheen Wooden Table 2500 East Orchard Road, Greenwood Village 303-730-2152 www.thewoodentablerestaurant.com This is part two of my interview with Brett Shaheen, exec chef of the Wooden Table. Part one of our chat ran yesterday. Favorite restaurant in America: Grizzly Bar in Roscoe, Montana. ... More >>
Sean Kenyon knows how to pour out both drinks and advice. A third-generation bar man with almost 25 years behind the bar, he is a student of cocktail history, a United States Bartenders Guild-certified Spirits Professional and a BAR Ready graduate of the prestigious Beverage Alcohol Resource ... More >>
Robert Snyder had all the wrong moves.Chess masters are adept at manipulation, which is fine when it involves game pieces. But not when children are the ones being manipulated. Like the ones unlucky enough to have been taught by Robert Snyder, who this week was sentenced in Larimer County Co ... More >>
Lori MidsonGoose Sorensen, exec chef/owner of Solera This is part two of my interview with Goose Sorensen, executive chef of Solera. To read part one of this interview, click here. Culinary inspirations: Many of the chefs in Denver -- Jamey Fader, Tyler Wiard, Matty Selby, Sean Yontz, Bria ... More >>
Over the next couple of weeks, Backbeat will feature some Top Ten lists from around the Village Voice Media chain. Click here for previous year-in-review coverage from Backbeat and VVM.Americans who still think of Latin music as mariachi bands and gyrating Ricky Martins and Shakiras might want to le ... More >>
Jefferson County officials show Mike Zinna that what goes around comes around.
For African refugees, soccer is more than just a game.
Leonard Barrett Jr.
Bas Bleu's Perestroika continues the excellence of the Angels saga.
Ambitious Angels in America lands at Bas Bleu.
Detroit's White Stripes will save your savage soul.
Charter schools are perfect for special-education kids. That's the problem.
Once permanent U.S. residents, these "non-deportables" are now locked up in what should be no man's land.
They had guns. They were after drugs and cash. What they got was trouble.
DJ Aztec has climbed to the top of Denver dance by doing things his way.
AN ANTHROPOLOGIST WINDS UP DIGGING GUITARS.