Mary DeForest loves Jane Austen. The 68-year-old academic has read each of the author's novels over 100 times. "I went to her tomb at Winchester Cathedral and burst into tears," she says. "I couldn't believe she was dead." DeForest has spent much of her academic career defending Austen's legacy. " ... More >>
Back in 2010, one of the more unusual stories to come out of Boulder (a place that generates eccentric news on a regular basis) involved Catharine Pierce, a 52-year-old woman who was threatened with eviction for gardening topless. Pierce was eventually allowed to stay, since her actions are actually ... More >>
Aurora doesn't always get a lot of respect, even from folks who live elsewhere in Colorado. But the folks at Movoto aim to amend this oversight via a post highlighting the ten things only people from Aurora understand. The result is intended to change doubters' minds even as it reminds Aurorans why ... More >>
Jamie Laurie makes music -- and also political and social change. A founder of the Flobots, he was raised in Denver, where he grew from a comic-loving kid to an East High teacher sharing rap with students. Although still based here, Laurie promotes global issues through the nonprofit flobots.org. An ... More >>
With seventy of this state's movers and shakers headed to Japan this week for an economic mission that includes a side trip to Denver's sister city of Takayama, there should be lots of sibling revelry. But up in Boulder, the sister-city program founded by President Dwight Eisenhower more than fifty ... More >>
Montbello High School's drumline will be flying high next week, when its members take one of the first Dreamliner trips to Tokyo in order to visit Denver's sister city of Takayama, Japan. In preparation for the trip, on Saturday the students went through an orientation organized by the Japan Exchang ... More >>
As we all know, there are facts, and then there are Internet facts -- like a list of "Historical Events" that took place in Denver as assembled on History.orb. For the most part, the items, which appear to have been mined from various Wikipedia pages, aren't the kind of thing you're likely to have s ... More >>
Girl Scout cookie season is again upon us, and I haven't seen so much as a single measly box of Thin Mints. Why am I not shoving fistfuls of Samoas into my mouth, or crunching down on Trefoils right now? Because those cookie-toting Girl Scouts never seem to be prepared in any area that I frequent -- ... More >>
Barack Obama will be speaking in Golden Thursday, marking the umpteenth recent visit to Colorado by a presidential candidate or surrogate. And he'll be back again on October 3, when he's scheduled to face Mitt Romney in 2012's first presidential debate -- at the University of Denver, which is alread ... More >>
Are fiscally ambitious heartlanders running afoul of food's haughtiest label?
The Brown Palace has hosted every U.S. president since Teddy Roosevelt first visited in 1905, thirteen years after the hotel opened, except for two: Calvin Coolidge and Barack Obama. And now Obama has snubbed the Brown again, opting to stay at the JW Marriott in Cherry Creek last night...after slumm ... More >>
When chatting about President Barack Obama's planned visit to CU-Boulder this evening, university spokesman Bronson Hilliard and Ryan Huff, communications director for the CU Police Department, couldn't sound more different than they did when discussing the last sizable event on campus -- the annual ... More >>
There are no amusement parks in Aurora, no baseball stadiums or aquariums or world-class art museums. But the upstart city to the east does have some gems when it comes to tourist attractions, as explained in this week's cover story, "Wish You Were Here!" The story tells the tale of Visit Aurora, th ... More >>
Brown Palace 1892.A week after Snobama buried the Front Range in hype and hope, we're still shoveling out -- and just dug up this fun fact: The Brown Palace has hosted every U.S. president since Teddy Roosevelt first visited in 1905, thirteen years after the hotel opened, except for two: Calv ... More >>
Rich in history and imperiled species, Pinon Canyon isn't like any other place on earth. Locals fear that the Army wants to tear the hell out of it.
Aaron Thackeray ROGER WATERS 11.23.10 | Pepsi Center If you were at the Roger Waters show last night at the Pepsi Center, chances are you're still talking about it this morning, regaling your co-workers and feebly trying to figure out a way to somehow express the unbelievable awesomeness yo ... More >>
This pin's not exactly a case of truth in advertising. Editor's note: To get you in the mood for ballot-casting, The Latest Word is kicking off each weekday between now and the November 4 election with Buttoned Up, a look at political buttons from my family's extensive collection... Today, a bonu ... More >>
Return to Route 66 chronicles an American icon.
A two-week binge on daily comic strips bored this columnist to tears.
A cold-war play that never heats up.
Finding a solution to I-70 traffic has been one long, strange trip. But the end could be in sight.
A new documentary targets the military-industrial complex.
North Denver neighbors get a crash course in I-70's future.
The move to Fitzsimons was supposed to send CU's Health Sciences Center sailing into the 21st century. So why are so many doctors jumping ship?
Bill Daniels made a fortune bringing cable to the West. But would he agree with how his legacy is being spent?
Ike-Witness to History
The Eisenhower era returns to room 6044.
The Ship's Tavern keeps sailing along.
You don't have to gamble on the food at Red & Jerry's.
As US West pulls strings at the legislature, it could cut the lines to competition.
Exit here for forty years of 1-25 history.
Kansas farmers say their weather-modification program causes rain. Colorado farmers say it causes trouble.