Best College Reviews has come up with its list of the fifty best college towns in America, and two from Colorado made the top fifteen -- something matched only by a couple of other states, Iowa and Pennsylvania. Sorry, New York and Cali. Which Colorado towns made the grade? And where did they finis ... More >>
Some say beer is food. Others say it is art. In the case of Kurt's Mile High Malt, the Wynkoop Brewing Company is hoping to put wisdom and prose into a can. The beer, which is being packaged for the first time, is a coffee-infused lager that is based on a recipe by author Kurt Vonnegut's grandfathe ... More >>
Architecture provides our daily backdrop of the city, and we tend to take it for granted as we walk each day through brick, glass, metal and concrete canyons and along orderly avenues lined with dwellings old and new. But Carson Chan, executive curator for Denver's Biennial of the Americas 2013 art ... More >>
Alice Cooper is a shock rock pioneer that's influenced countless artists with his on stage horror movie imagery and antics, which included hangings and beheadings by guillotine. Theatrics aside, Cooper (aka Vincent Furnier) is also a talented songwriter. Hits like "I'm Eighteen," "School's Out" and ... More >>
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has updated its Ten Most Wanted list -- an FBI tradition for more than sixty years. The individuals highlighted this time around include one who made the roster due to alleged actions in Colorado: Edwin Ernesto Rivera Gracias, who's thought to have killed a man an ... More >>
Earlier this month, we told you about the skiing accident that took the life of Natalie Egleston, a Philadelphia-based executive, during a visit to Aspen Mountain. She was struck by another skier, subsequently identified as Virginia Chen, age 53. The district attorney with jurisdiction in Aspen inv ... More >>
Update: We've now got more information about the passing of Philadelphia's Natalie Egleston, who died Monday while skiing with friends on Aspen Mountain -- the third official skiing-related death at a Colorado resort this season. Egleston was reportedly standing in place when she was struck by anot ... More >>
For his students at the University of Colorado Denver, where he was an associate professor of English, Jake Adam York had a reputation for being a hardass. You got the feeling it was a reputation he enjoyed. We feared him or we loved him -- often both -- and the reputation preceded him; everyone kne ... More >>
Mitch Mayers always knew he wanted to be a chef, even when his parents insisted he go to Cornell. So he paired that with classes at culinary school, and after a stint with Hillstone -- which sent him to Denver to run the kitchen at the Cherry Creek Grill -- he's now the exec chef at Black Pearl. An ... More >>
Mitch Mayers Black Pearl 1529 South Pearl Street 303-777-0500 www.blackpearldenver.com This is part one of my interview with Mitch Mayers, exec chef of Black Pearl; part two of our conversation will run tomorrow. Mitch Mayers wanted to cook; his parents insisted that he go to Cornell. He negotiate ... More >>
Black Pearl, Steve Whited's popular contemporary American restaurant on South Pearl Street, opened in 2005, and while several of the dining dens on that stretch of asphalt have shuttered or suffered from an identity crisis, the unpretentious Platt Park gem has remained largely consistent, despite a ... More >>
Denver's summer concert season is proving to be every bit as hot as anticipated, and the fall is shaping up to be just as heated with new dates from Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg and E-40, who are due back in town at the end of August, followed by Rascal Flatts in September, Dinosaur Jr. in October and Morri ... More >>
Colorado is home to more than two thousand refugees from Burma, an isolated country in southeast Asia. Among them is Drucie Bathin, the head of the Colorado Rangers Organization, which works on the model of refugees helping refugees, and the subject of our cover story, "A World Away." And what is it ... More >>
The core philosophy of Corey Henderson and Dan Rollman's book, The RecordSetter Book of World Records, is that everyone can be the world's best at something -- even if it is something ridiculous. They'll sign their book tonight at the Tattered Cover LoDo and tomorrow at the Boulder Bookstore. In add ... More >>
Lori Midson Scott Yosten Steakhouse 10 3516 South Elati Street 303-789-0911 www.steakhouse10.com This is part two of my interview with Scott Yosten, exec chef of Steakhouse 10. Part one of my interview with Yosten ran in this space yesterday. Favorite food city: Chicago. The ethnic borough ... More >>
Jennifer Yu had to learn new baking tricks at 8500 feet.Jennifer Yu learned to bake for stress relief, first when she was in graduate school for geology at Cornell University, and then at Cal Tech. "I took cookies into work all the time," she remembers. "People would ask, 'How do you make you ... More >>
No, he didn't get a crown, Dr. Aubrey J. Lavizzo informs me, when the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association named him the 2011 CVMA Veterinarian of the Year. But he did get "a free lunch for me and my wife, Gale" -- and a round of applause from his colleagues in recognition of his decades of servi ... More >>
Bedbugs, which are the subject of this week's feature, "Bug Bedlam," are truly creepy. If you need proof, watch these video clips of them sucking human blood, pooping and procreating. But nasty as they are, there are also some nasty rumors out there about them that are just plain fiction. ... More >>
katy tartakoffThe reminder for the memorial site at muchloved.com came in at 5:01 this morning. I did not need it: Not a day goes by that I do not think about Sandy Widener, John Parr and Chase Parr, the three members of a much-loved Colorado family who died in a horrific car wreck three year ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Cornell University is known for its high-minded academic research, but it also has its hand in some randier projects. For example, professor Michael Lynn recently published a research paper on how a waitress's appearance affects her tips, according to this report on Restaurant ... More >>
Photo courtesy Cornell UniversityTemple Grandin is keeping some impressive company.It's been a nice year thus far for CSU professor/cow whisperer Temple Grandin. In February, she was portrayed by actress Claire Danes in Temple Grandin, a well-reviewed HBO biopic. And now, she's been named on ... More >>
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Bluegrass legend Dr. Banjo is still plucking after all these years.
Nick Hutchinson recently had the chance to chat with legendary bluegrass purveyor Pete Wernick about his influences, how he got his nickname and the difference between playing with Hot Rize and with Flexigrass. We ran a few highlights from their conversation in the November 1 issue, and here, in the ... More >>
Chris Nevitt, both pro-union and an economist, represents some of the poorest and wealthiest areas of the city. Can he bring everyone together?
A toast to Kurt Vonnegut.
Hackers are selling rape porn through university websites -- including student pages at UCD.
A farewell to architect Eugene Sternberg and landscape architect Jane Silverstein Ries.
Biologist Rob Ramey isn't afraid of taking risks -- but taking on environmentalists may be his riskiest move.
Western State seeks to save its ski team with a dash for private cash.
Americana explores the currents in our culture
The fate of classic modern architecture in the suburbs is now at a crossroads.
Look who's mad at Dick Lamm now!
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Jamie Korngold, the Adventure Rabbi, seeks the sacred in God's outdoor gym.
Father Jim Sunderland chose to spend his life as a middleman -- between killers and God.
When his wife required an emergency transplant, this professor was ready to donate his own kidney -- but CU wasn't willing to pay the price.
At 100 years old, abstract art still holds its shape.
The statue doesn't look like a traditional Our Lady of Guadalupe. But its appearance is just the start of the mystery.
A new boxed set gives minimalist Steve Reich maximum exposure.
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Bad Religion is pushing punk rock to the masses.