Pete Holmes is a comedian whose irrepressible spirit has endeared him to audiences nationwide. His last special Nice Try, the Devil aired last year on Comedy Central to widespread acclaim, including within these very pages, where we named it
More than a year ago, we told you about the slaying of Andrea Roan, a much-loved elementary school teacher. Roan was allegedly killed by Ryan Miller, an ex-boyfriend against whom she'd requested a protection order. Now, Miller's been sentenced for the crime, joining Richard Leavitt, who'd been pre ... More >>
Businesses along a stretch of East Colfax Avenue have been in the dark about why, well, they were still in the dark last week - months after a new lighting project had started on the street, as part of a package of city improvements to "create an enhanced transit corridor." The Colfax East project c ... More >>
Today, we have for you a piece of news that you probably already knew just by looking around you: Parts of Denver are rapidly getting whiter! So much so that Denver's 80205 zip code managed to make it onto a list of the fastest-gentrifying neighborhoods in the country. Hooray!
The fact that Snarf's, the Boulder-based sub shop that's generated a cult following, has unveiled its eleventh location in Colorado isn't exactly the most groundbreaking news on the culinary front, but then again, this Snarf's, which just opened near the University of Denver at 1729 East Evans, in t ... More >>
While a three-year-old's shooting of a five-year-old may have been the holiday season's most shocking violent death, it was hardly the only one. Another tragic incident involved elementary school teacher Andrea Roan, who was allegedly slain by Ryan Miller, her estranged boyfriend, with Richard Leavi ... More >>
Lowry leeks are closely related to Denver Onions but have a sweeter, creamier, more delicate urban flavor. Prized by residents who seek urban flavor without all the dicing and tears, Lowry leeks are extremely hardy and many will grow in a compact space...
The University Park turban squash is a colorful heirloom that inspired the design of University of Denver's Chamberlin Observatory back in 1889. Just as the observatory helps students look deep into the night sky, the buttercup-type squash is better for gazing than grazing...
Much like the residents of the Skyland neighborhood, fungal mats are the most prolific biological entities on the planet and respond with inherent intelligence to stressed environments by recycling plant and animal debris into a nutritious food source...
Montana City, the area's first platted township, was founded in September 1858 on the east banks of the South Platte river near West Evans Avenue. The following spring, the cabins were dismantled and floated downriver to be rebuilt at the confluence of Cherry Creek. Rufus "Potato" Clark then ... More >>
Long before light industry's varnish and diesel fumes flavored the air of the South Platte neighborhood, truck farms utilized the area's fertile river bottom soil to grow the aromatic vegetable used to flavor the dishes of Denver dinner tables...
The illustration above appeared as the third panel of my "Predictions 2011" Worst-Case Scenario comic in the December 30, 2010 issue of Westword. I was predicting that the success of the Denver County Fair would turn all loft and apartment residents into rooftop and balcony farmers. But, in ... More >>
Throughout its history, Globeville has been separated from Denver by the South Platte River, the railyards and two interstate highways. Consequently, the isolated residents have created a kingdom with a unique urban-farming culture. Globeville eggplant, a member of the tobacco family, is the ... More >>
In Greek mythology, Prometheus stole fire from Zeus and stored it in the hollow stalks of Athmar Park fennel to free mankind from the brutish ignorance of the gods. Today, the plant grows wild in the yards of neighborhood bungalows and is eaten raw as a natural treatment for glaucoma and to c ... More >>
Built in 1887, 1906 and 1955 respectively, Capitol Hill Basins Numbers one, two and three were built in Congress Park to hold a three-day supply of water for the 105,000 Denver residents who lived downtown. Consequently, Congress Park Cauliflower has always thrived in the cooler, moister atmo ... More >>
Yard Arteology, the study of neighbors through lawn ornaments... Clayton: Lawn looks like a scene from "Toy Story 3." By looking at the arrangement of toys left in a yard, a yard arteologist can quickly tell if the objects are the playthings of children or the decorative elements of a yard ar ... More >>
To know 16th Street Mall Swiss chard is to love its tender and delicious, if somewhat meaty, flavor. Originating in large, mallside Downtown Denver planters, this big-city bright lights strain of chard is a celebration of all that is colorful in the capital city of Colorado...
Originally found along the banks of Bear Creek, the vitamin-rich medicinal qualities of Bear Valley watercress attracted seniors in search of better health to settle the neighborhood in the mid-1960s. Now grown in water gardens across the city, Bear Valley watercress is highly prized for it' ... More >>
Valverde is a historic west side neighborhood that is a complex blend of light industry and single-family housing. It is the perfect place to grow Valverde tomatillo. A member of the tomato family, the Valverde tomatillo plant bears bright green fruits with a taste that is a complex blend of ... More >>
Clayton sweet potato is a North American native that was cultivated in Polynesia long before western exploration, and was ranked highest among all vegetables in nutritional value by the Center for Science in the Public Interest. It's no wonder that the Clayton sweet potato is considered more ... More >>
The revelation that downtown might get a grocery store had urban residents clipping coupons and packing up their cloth bags. here's how Carly greeted the news: If Denver was set up to have a city block (or has one currently) where you could get meat, cheese, produce, sundries, etc on one b ... More >>
Got a Chevy? Mr. Midas is looking for you. This Saturday at noon, the rapper is filming a video at Swansea Park, at 48th and Clayton, and he wants you to come show off your ride. The single, "Feeling Me," is from his award-winning album, Son of the Crack Era, and features Rockie, his frequen ... More >>
Tuesday, October 13, Bender's Tavern, 303-861-7070.
Some locations just seem doomed. The latest black hole: 121 Clayton Lane, which on Monday swallowed Prime 121 after two years of struggle and a chapter 11 filing in May. The first occupant of this address didn't even last that long: Bob's Steak & Chop House, home of the giant, marinated carrot, whic ... More >>
Cuba Gooding Jr. spars with Helen Mirren in Shadowboxer.
Cherry Creek serves up art.
The Cherry Creek Arts Festival keeps on rolling.
Derby fantasies stand on the spindly legs of a colt at CSU.
A dream of the future from the past still looks great right now.
Jesus is coming, and he wants more cornbread
Virtual schools are becoming a viable option for parents who prefer to keep their kids at home.
Even though the EPA says Denver's air is getting cleaner, the odor lingers on.
P.S.1's changing course leaves some people wondering what direction the charter school is taking.
July 1 - 7, 1999
WARNING TO LIQUOR STORES: CONGRESS PARK IS NOW IN SESSION.
THE WINNERS AND LOSERS AFTER A YEAR OF THE CHARTER-SCHOOL LAW.