Because of chance employment as a waitress at Comedy Works, Crystal Allen found herself surrounded by comedians -- and her husband, Ben Roy, even became one. An aspiring photographer, Allen used this opportunity to starting capturing on film not just aspiring Denver performers, but some of the most ... More >>
Graduation at CU-Boulder happened just over a week ago, but the CU-Boulder Missed Connections Facebook page hasn't slowed down a bit. The site features lotsa fresh posts... ...fresh in many different ways.... ...in which romantic students search for the one who got away. We've collected and photo- ... More >>
After Opus left Littleton last summer, it moved up to Cherry Creek, where it merged with Aria. Last week chef Sean McGaughey unveiled the new look and menu of Opus Restaurant & Aria Wine Bar at 250 Josephine, a location that has swallowed up many previous occupants. Can the Opus/Aria combination br ... More >>
Thanks to Amendment 64, industrial hemp is on its way to becoming a legitimate crop in Colorado. Tonight in Loveland, hemp industry bigwigs will gather to discuss how hemp is grown and processed, the market for the crop and what farmers interested in growing it can expect. (For instance, hemp does ... More >>
Update: Rob Redmond died doing something he loved. As we've reported, Redmond died early yesterday morning from injuries sustained while skiing at Breckenridge on Sunday, becoming the fifth official casualty at a Colorado resort this season; see our previous coverage below. Now, we've learned more ... 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 >>
Secretary of State Scott Gessler was not at his "election integrity" hearing in Denver yesterday -- but his mother was. Barbara Gessler, mom of Colorado's chief election officer, sat in the front row and waited for her turn to offer public comment which, included a plea for voter ID laws and conce ... More >>
The planned revitalization of Havana Street in Aurora may just be another reason to visit Denver's upstart neighbor to the east. As explained in our cover story, "Wish You Were Here!," the suburb is looking to draw tourists with a unique plan that targets athletes, hospital patients and folks with o ... More >>
J. WohletzIt's the season of shopping, and the jing-a-ling of purses and wallets can be heard all over the 16th Street Mall -- all the way into the Denver Pavilions, our convenient downtown mid-priced clothing mecca. And just in time for the 2011 holiday shopping season, the newly opened H&M ... More >>
Lori MidsonThis guy -- and hundreds of others -- waited hours for a burger at Denver's first Steak 'n Shake. "I've been waiting five years for this!" screeched a woman who couldn't stop trembling. And Jeremy Smallwood was grinning from ear to ear, despite the fact that he had been sitting idl ... More >>
Despite the fact that there is no known shortage of awesome writers, authors and poets in this town, the Denver Office of Cultural Affairs' One Book, One Denver program has a long history of coming up with arbitrary treacle that has nothing to do with Denver for the three selections it nomina ... More >>
Big pics below.Update: At 2 p.m. this afternoon, Earl Albert Moore is scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in Denver to be advised of the charges against him in relation to an attempted bombing at Southwest Plaza mall on the twelfth anniversary of the shootings at nearby Columbine High ... More >>
It's always fascinating to see what comes out of our Best of Denver Readers' Poll -- especially the silly, snarky answers we get to some of our questions. We learned that jokes about your mom are still (apparently) funny, that many of you watch Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy more frequ ... More >>
J. WohletzBaked Brie with figs and toasted almonds After being rescheduled thanks to yet another Jackson Street substation outage, the "Scrumptious Holiday Appetizers" workshop finally took place last night at the Denver Botanic Gardens. Instructor Susan Evans of Chrysalis Herbs taught stude ... More >>
A Flickr photoA fatty breakfast a day keeps the seizures awayA story in last week's New York Times Magazine about a child on a 90 percent fat diet was not an expose of child abuse. The article described a family's desperate attempt to control nine-year-old Sam's epilepsy by feeding him bacon ... More >>
Ellen JaskolHow do you make kids happy with healthy food? Ask Mary Meitus.Marty Meitus's longtime job as food editor disappeared with the Rocky Mountain News last February. But she's been putting her down-time to very good use: She created a pilot program for the Supplemental Nutrition Progra ... More >>
Mike Zinna and his editor, Fonzi.How odd, yet oddly fitting, that this week two of the state's most dogged and outspoken government critics won key victories in separate courtrooms within hours of each other. Call it a blow for... outspokenness. Down in Colorado Springs, the perpetually cran ... More >>
Yesterday, in the wake of a negotiating breakdown between Safeway and United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7, King Soopers employees were given a letter attributed to Dave Savage, vice president of retail operations for the firm. The document accuses the union of "recklessly pursuing a co ... More >>
The late Timber Dick's children are carrying on a brilliant family legacy that includes Nancy Dick and Tom Lantos.
Ali Hasan is young, rich and brash, and plans to follow in his parents' political footsteps cowboy boots and all.
Ah, 1995: a time when entire Best Of categories were devoted to the O.J. Simpson trial, Bernie Bickerstaff and Dikembe Mutombo were still dominating the sports pages, and Mel's Bar and Grill was still new. Check out the winners from our 1995 Best Of issue after the jump.
Getting to know Denver's Hottest Service Employees.
The Skylark Lounge gets a green light on its move to a new nest.
Oil's Well That Ends Well.
Sports gizmos spring up.
Scott Zuviceh made money the old-fashioned way: He faked it.
Overwhelmed by growth, the town of Superior struggles to transform a subdivision into a community.