Don't wash your jeans. When Levi's CEO Chip Burgh dropped that piece of advice last May, he wasn't just talking about preserving your denim. Lots of water is used in the production of your new 501s, a fact that brings home the day-to-day impact our choices have on how water is used -- and how much o ... More >>
Every other year, Colorado State University's art department curates and hosts the Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition, a huge survey of some of the best graphic-art work in the world, often with a variety of satellite exhibits. This year's CIIPE officially kicks off with an openin ... More >>
Boulder County is known for leading the state in matters of open space, animal rights, environmental protections and all-around tree-hugging. But next week may present the acid test for local officials' greeniness. On September 18 the county planning commission will listen to a presentation from sta ... More >>
Update: A day before passage of Amendment 64, we noted that activist Kathleen Chippi had filed a complaint against the measure with the Boulder District Attorney's Office, which opened an investigation to determine if actions were justified; see our original coverage below. Now, Chippi is sharing a ... More >>
The Museo de las Americas will be full of fresh faces tonight at its twentieth-anniversary celebration and mask exhibit, Cara a Cara. Before you go to the show, check out this preview of some of the colorful masks from the collection All photos courtesy of the Museo de las Americas, and description ... More >>
Solitaire, the new backcountry skiing and snowboarding film from Colorado-based Sweetgrass Productions and director Nick Waggoner, isn't scheduled for its Denver premiere until September 16 when the Fall flick frenzy gets into full swing. That hasn't stopped the company from dribbling out swe ... More >>
Osama bin Laden.Update: The U.S. has decided not to release an Osama bin Laden death photo. For now, that means the image won't join the following list of the most iconic post-mortem shots of notorious dictators, revolutionaries and criminals. The roundup includes Mussolini, Rasputin and a fa ... More >>
Clever ruse, Bob Barker, but we know of your nefarious designs.If there's one thing we've learned from Dan Brown, it's that, when the Illuminati get a vast conspiracy reaching to the very highest levels of the world's centers of power going on, they like to drop little hints about it. For exa ... More >>
Big pics below.Yesterday, 25 abused lions from Bolivia arrived at DIA en route to Keenesburg's Wild Animal Sanctuary, subject of our 2008 feature article "Inside One of the Nation's Top Carnivore Sanctuaries." And they weren't alone. Accompanying them were CSI's Jorja Fox and The Price is Rig ... More >>
Lori Midson Jorge de la Torre Johnson & Wales University www.jwu.edu This is part one of Lori Midson's interview with Jorge de la Torre, dean of culinary education at Johnson & Wales University. Part two of that interview will run in this space tomorrow. "I'm a little worried about this in ... More >>
Not much of a home on the range.In January, Alan Prendergast argued that herding sheep may be Colorado's worst job. He cited research from Colorado Legal Services showing that the vast majority of herders, many of them brought to the U.S. by industry types from Peru, Bolivia or Mexico, "don't ... More >>
A spiffier-than-usual sheepherder's camper.A couple of eons ago, I got my first introduction to hard labor as an ill-paid apprentice on my uncle's ranch in southern Colorado. I herded and branded cattle, hauled feed, chopped the ice that covered the water tanks and pulled bawling calves out o ... More >>
I am a serious science fiction geek. And while, in the food world, I generally contain my geekery to zombie movie references, Starblazers jokes, Blade Runner allegories and a recent, minor obsession with the high-tone weirdness of molecular gastronomy, lately I've been thinking about some of the ot ... More >>
Last Friday, my friend Greg got an e-mail from a buddy in L.A. who was all excited about a new liquor he was planning to try that weekend that's made with cocaine -- sort of. Greg and his girlfriend got online to research this European concoction that's been compared to absinthe, and found a feature ... More >>
Painting a New World and Tiwanaku
The DAM's Tiwanaku is an impressive, groundbreaking exhibit.
Camera works are celebrated in shows at the William Havu, Walker and Sandy Carson galleries.
Textile, fibers and more fill area galleries in honor of the Handweavers Guild of America.
Telluride lawman Bill Masters is no dope. So what turned him against the war on drugs?
Music's lunatic fringe lives, breathes and flourishes on the shortwave radio dial.
Urban cowboys cash a surprising number of federal farm-subsidy checks.
Virtual schools are becoming a viable option for parents who prefer to keep their kids at home.
The day the music died
If Rick Rosner can master high school, he can certainly master Millionaire.
Eranium made Charlie Steen rich. But the fortune became too hot to handle.
WHEN TWO DPS TEACHERS DECIDED TO OPEN A NEW SCHOOL, THEY DISCOVERED THEY HAD A LOT TO LEARN.