With its rough aesthetic, punk fashion demands attention on the streets. But there is also something very personal in the way that people create their outfits to suit their tastes. One prime example of punk menswear comes from London Slaughter, a local student who embellished his own jacket. Keep re ... More >>
Update below: In February, the Justice Department decided not to charge the officers who beat Alex Landau to a pulp with federal civil rights violations. Then, days later, a cop who pummeled him was reinstated at the conclusion of a separate excessive-force investigation. Although Landau was frustr ... More >>
St. Patrick's day weekend has come to a close, ending the sea of green on the streets. Many people went over the top, drowning themselves in the emerald hue (and beer), but a few sported green subtlely. This week we spotted Community College of Denver business student Jiadong Qiu rocking green in a ... More >>
Strange things happen when you poke around the "Ghosts of Auraria," as we did in this week's feature on whether certain promises, supposedly made to the community when the college campus was built, were ever kept. This week, one alert reader presented us with a rare copy of a study generated 38 ye ... More >>
This week's cover story, "Ghosts of Auraria," delves into the half-buried history of the campus, which is moving rapidly forward with hefty development plans that include three new flagship student-services buildings, a hotel, and a leap across Colfax to build new athletic fields on a contaminated i ... More >>
The days of walking out of class and finding a wide array of food trucks to choose from on the Auraria campus are over. Well, not exactly over -- but things have changed. On November 1, a new policy went into effect that limits any gourmet food-truck visits to the Auraria campus to Monday, and also ... More >>
Mayor Michael Hancock, Arts & Venues Denver and the Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs just announced the 2012 recipients of the Mayor's Award for Excellence in the Arts: Denver's Art District on Santa Fe, Denver Ballet Guild and Emmanuel Gallery. The awards will be presented at a free, public c ... More >>
Cycling just got a lot easier for students and professors who pedal to the downtown Auraria campus -- and for Denver bikers trying to make their way around it. This week, officials unveiled a new bike lane that goes straight through the downtown campus, eliminating what bike advocates call a major " ... More >>
A year after taking office, Mayor Michael Hancock delivered his first State of the City address this morning, promoting a range of priorities, including restructuring the police department, increasing programs for children and a new online initiative he is calling "e-Denver." That's right, Denver is ... More >>
Tonight, Life Skills Center will graduate its last-ever class. Back in November, the Denver Public Schools Board of Education voted to shutter the last-chance high school, a decision that the State Board of Education upheld on appeal in March. That left about 180 kids without a school for next year. ... More >>
Denver blog posts are celebrating 4/23. Big Media's Jason Salzman on efforts by Colorado Hispanic Republicans members like Pauline Olvera to add to their ranks. Denver Infill's Ryan Dravitz presents a Community College of Denver construction update -- with photos. Bronco Talk's Monty collects tri ... More >>
Mondo Guerra won it all last night, when he was named the winner of Project Runway All Stars. But this Denver designer has always shown that he was a cut above -- generous to other designers and supportive of causes close to his heart, including Colorado AIDS Project, the beneficiary of last night's ... More >>
If you are kinky, want to be, or are just curious about sexuality and different lifestyles -- check out KinkForAllDenver, a full-day conference taking place tomorrow at the Community College of Denver's Auraria Campus. The conference will be a hands-on (crack a joke here, pervs) teach-in with presen ... More >>
Today's initial celebration of Occupy Wall Street's two-month anniversary ended with the largest display of honks from passing cars the local movement has heard in a while (at least without a ticket). The day has been designated a national cause for action for occupations across the world, an ... More >>
West High School is not closing. At least not yet. That point was hammered home repeatedly today at a gathering of West High leaders, media and community members to talk about the future of the low-performing school, which will welcome two new academies to its building next year. "This is how ... More >>
Landau.On January 15, 2009, Alexander Landau was a nineteen-year-old Community College of Denver student who was pulled over for an illegal left turn and beaten bloody by three Denver cops. Now, thanks to a $795,000 settlement announced Monday, he's received one of the largest-ever payouts fo ... More >>
Alex Landau.Update: Denver City Council approved settling Landau's lawsuit for $795,000 during their meeting tonight. In a statement, Mayor Guillermo (Bill) Vidal noted, "This settlement sends our clear message to Mr. Landau and the community that we take these types of allegations seriously, ... More >>
EastAngels.orgThis past weekend, Quentin Smith, 21, died in a drive-by shooting on North Pontiac Street, just blocks from the spot where Jordan Nelson died in December. Tonight, Smith's friends and loved ones will gather on the campus of East High School, from which he graduated in 2007, for ... More >>
This week's cover story, "Black and Blue," by Joel Warner, examines the incident and aftermath of Alex Landau's bloody run-in with the Denver police in January 2009. Landau, now 21, is a student at the Community College of Denver and, like many college students, loves writing and listening t ... More >>
This week's cover story, "Black and Blue," by Joel Warner, recounts nineteen-year-old Alex Landau's run-in with Denver Police in January 2009. Landau, now 21, still has physical scarring and what could be identified as post-traumatic stress disorder after being beaten bloody by the DPD (cont ... More >>
Large photo below.Yvonne Frye, 62, a much-loved professor at the Community College of Denver, was killed last week in a crash for which twenty-year-old Jose Nevarez-Coronado has been charged with vehicular homicide. Nevarez-Coronado was allegedly drunk -- but not in the country illegally, as ... More >>
Auraria Campus students walk the hallway of the South Classroom building as police section off the woman's restroom.Auraria campus police are looking for a woman whose 9mm pistol accidentally fired in a woman's bathroom stall in classroom building this morning. No one was hurt, police say, an ... More >>
The holidays are nearly over, but your state government remembered to renew its annual gift to Colorado taxpayers: furniture made by prisoners. By law, all state agencies, from the Community College of Denver to the unemployment department, are required to buy office furniture from Colorado ... More >>
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Super Babe Sunday kicks off gags for gals
Unless you're Amarzaya Toodoi, a young Mongolian student trying to return to Denver in a post-9/11 world.
Denver Zoo goes ape
Students ruffle Auraria's tradition of apathy.
Finding work is hard work.
A young manís art inspires a mural project for the Peopleís Fair.
Three of Denverís finest acts resurface, in three different forms.
Tony Garcia revisits the old neighborhood with El Corrido del Barrio.
Judy Miranda adds a new wrinkle to old ironing boards.
CCD gets a hell of an education.
A talent-packed group show features five artists new to Havu.
Community College of Denver takes an academic look at fine-art photography.
Michael Paglia's brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
For the members of Thinking Plague, simple isn't necessarily better.