The Great American Beer Festival will welcome nearly 50,000 people to the Colorado Convention Center October 2 through October 4, along with an astounding 3,500 beers from 726 breweries, making it the biggest and best sudstravaganza in the world. Tickets sold out months ago (although you can find th ... More >>
The ninth annual American Craft Beer Week, which runs through May 18, is in full swing right now as breweries, restaurants and craft-beer bars across Colorado and around the rest of the nation toast the craft-beer renaissance. "With more than 2,800 small and independent craft breweries and hundreds ... More >>
A new year brings new beers, and Colorado's breweries have already released or are just about to unveil many of them. They include: Breckenridge Brewery Ophelia, a hoppy wheat ale; Great Divide Lasso, a low-ABV IPA made with Columbus, Centennial and Cascade hops; New Belgium Rewind, an IPA brewed wi ... More >>
Phish, which kicked off its fall tour this past weekend in Virgina, has a body of work large enough to provide fans with endless fodder for "best ever" and "all-time great" arguments. Such discussions often devolve into pointed and passionate debates. It's not that Phish fans are easily agitated or ... More >>
Noveller is the solo project of Sarah Lipstate, who had previously been in an experimental rock band from Austin called One Umbrella before she moved to Brooklyn to pursue music more fully. Upon moving to New York, she ended up joining Parts & Labor and played on that outfit's critically acclaimed a ... More >>
Nathan Lund, a comedian in the Fine Gentleman's Club, may not strike Denver comedy fans as a man of letters, but those who listen closely will be unsurprised. However, there' a lot going on beneath Lund's direct, unvarnished style of joke-telling and his wooly appearance. An integral figure in t ... More >>
Colorado Craft Beer Week, which runs through March 24, is in full swing (and you can find some highlights in our calendar on the next page), but there's plenty of other beer news pouring out. On Monday, in advance of next weekend's annual Craft Brewers Conference, the Boulder-based Brewers Associati ... More >>
Update: As we've reported, Gwen Devilbiss was wounded during a police shootout involving two men, including pal Clifford Galley; see our previous coverage below. Now, charges have been put forward in the case, but none have her name on them. She's listed as a person of interest in the wild case, wh ... More >>
A revered hip-hop producer who got his start with Phonte and Big Pooh in the North Carolina-based group Little Brother, 9th Wonder has worked an array of top shelf artists from Jay-Z and Destiny's Child to Mary J. Blige and Ludacris, among many others. Known as one of the best samplers in hip-hop, w ... More >>
Colorado was the first state to make Columbus Day an official holiday, in 1907. And today, state offices will be closed to mark what remains a holiday -- and was celebrated with a Columbus Day Parade Saturday. But that parade didn't inspire the protests that have been regular sights over the past tw ... More >>
The statistics are heartbreaking. In five Denver neighborhoods -- Baker, Westwood, Whittier, Villa Park and Valverde -- residents are several times more likely to experience cardiac arrests than anywhere else in the city. Worse, locals who had heart attacks in three of the five communities during t ... More >>
When Denver Beer Co opened last August, owners Charlie Berger and Patrick Crawford had an unusual business plan: They wouldn't brew the same beer twice. Since then, the two have mostly stuck to that -- with a few notable exceptions -- and on Tuesday, they brewed their hundredth batch of beer, a Cent ... More >>
Water, water everywhere, and not a drop to drink. Well, not when there's this much beer around. Welcome to Great American Beer Festival week in Denver -- which is, for some, the most wonderful time of the year. And the presents have already started arriving. But whether you have tickets to the main ... More >>
Kaia Wilson (due tonight at Yellow Feather Coffee) was a teenager in the late '80s and early '90s in Oregon when she became involved in the Pacific Northwest's underground music scene. Although she played shows with many of the famous bands of the era with her band Adickdid, she first came to ... More >>
Forsberg.Maybe Peter Forsberg quickly realized his body couldn't handle NHL game action anymore, or maybe he just wanted to get away from the suck that is the Avalanche right now. Either way, Forsberg will reportedly announce his retirement from the NHL at a Pepsi Center press conference mome ... More >>
Its been over eight years since Eminem thrust the concept of battle rapping into the mainstream consciousness with his first feature film, 8 Mile. Even though hip-hop has thrived within different types of competition since its birth (including breakdancing battles, DJ competitions and cross ... More >>
Lori Midson How much do I love Il Mondo Vecchio? Too much.At the Italco Spring Food Show, held yesterday and today at Mile High Station, it was all about charcuterie, salumi and cheese and me slinging all the cheese, charcuterie and salumi I could down my throat. I've admitted, albeit not pub ... More >>
A More Messages blog from January 30 includes an e-mail Q&A with Ward Churchill, who responded to a query about the dropping of charges against one of his supporters over an episode involving Boulder Daily Camera reporter Heath Urie. However, the final section of the communique was temporarily omitt ... More >>
Day One Day Two January 11, 2008 By Audrey Sprenger San Francisco | There is an alleyway in San Francisco named for Jack Kerouac. It links Grant and Columbus Avenues, the main drags of Chinatown and North Beach. Identified by a proper city sign and locatable on city maps it is, except for the gr ... More >>
Hacking, slashing, biting, pillaging and battle-axes. Welcome to Colorado's world of warcraft, done in true-to-myth Viking style.
From the week of August 4, 2005
On a collision course with the Columbus parade.
From the week of January 27, 2005
Witches take the stage to help beat Bush
Chico Chicovsky imagines the impossible -- then makes it happen.
Verse comes to worse at the National Poetry Slam.
The Strong Survive
Let the blame game begin!
From the week of January 4, 2001
From the week of December 21, 2000
The story of a good but flawed band gets polished up in the retelling.
Richie Furay found something unexpected on his way to country-rock stardom: salvation.
Inside Ed Bryant's little shop of horrors.
Piscos goes south of the border. Way south of the border.
Suburbanism invades the city.
Give Louis Colaiannia a hand--he'll need one after his 24-hour marathon.
You'd have to go a fur piece to find bigger embarrassments.
Return of the Native
Dustin Redd is dead, but the rift over naming a playground in his honor lives on.
The Colorado Historical Society has collected Indian artifacts for 120 years. Now it has to give many of them back.
As metro cities buy up high country water rights, Park County's ranching heritage is evaporating.
The Colorado Convention Center is nearly brand-new--and according to Denver's civic boosters, it's already too small
THERE'S PLENTY OF GOOD NEWS ABOUT ROCKY FLATS. AND YOU'RE PAYING FOR IT.