This year's Best of Denver celebrates lots of great things about the Mile High City, including the top sports stars, teams and coaches. Below, we've gathered together a photo-illustrated list of the winners who had us cheering the loudest, complete with the original Best of Denver items and your pi ... More >>
Headed for the hills to make the most of the four day weekend? Yeah, us too. Beaver Creek, Steamboat, and Crested Butte all opened for the season today; Aspen Mountain, Snowmass, and Telluride open tomorrow, and Purgatory and Howelsen Hill open this weekend. Read on for some tips on where to point y ... More >>
Colorado roller derby fans will have plenty to cheer about when the Roller Derby World Cup rolls into Dallas in December 2014: Team USA announced on Tuesday that five skaters from the Denver Roller Dolls will be among the 32 skaters on the roster. "I'm shocked," says Julie "Angela Death" Adams, a j ... More >>
Quick! Wanna win two tickets to the tonight's sixth annual World Cup of Wine and Beer charity event at Dick's Sporting Goods Park? Then tell us why soccer (or wine, or beer) is awesome in 140 words or less in the comments section below -- and leave your e-mail address so we can notify you by 3 p.m. ... More >>
Local filmmaker Alexandre O. Philippe has a passion for pop culture. His work has tackled pop cultural phenomena as big as Star Wars and as small as the strange case of the octopus that correctly predicted Germany's World Cup games a few years back. He's also hard at work on Doc of the Dead, an in-d ... More >>
Sometimes getting caught for one crime leads to the discovery of other far-worse ones. That appears to be the case with Joel White, a youth soccer coach from Missouri. White was busted at the U.S. soccer team's World Cup-qualifying match at Dick's Sporting Goods Park for allegedly swiping jerseys a ... More >>
It's fair to say that the fans who stuck it out at Friday night's FIFA World Cup qualifier match at Dick's Sporting Goods Park were the diehard variety. During the game between the U.S. men's soccer team and Costa Rica, Mother Nature covered the field in layer upon layer of snow while he U.S. worked ... More >>
Kris Baehre's earliest memory is watching the 1974 World Cup final with his dad, which cemented a lifelong obsession with soccer, particularly the Arsenal. The Armoury, which is slated to open on New Year's Eve in the former Euphoria Lounge space at 2048 Larimer Street, is named after the English so ... More >>
Ever been to Pete's Kitchen at 2 a.m.? Packed like Whole Foods on Thanksgiving. Breakfast King at 3 a.m.? Not an empty seat in the house. And given Denver's love affair with late-night grubbing, you can bet your chicken-fried steak that when Tom's Urban 24 opens on Larimer Square on Halloween, it, t ... More >>
Ken Kodys is a beast -- and I mean that in the most complimentary way. No, I'm not referring to his size, although he is a large man at 6'6". I mean that creatively he is a beast, and a stone-cold killer in cocktail competitions. Ken is also one of the most energetic bartenders I have ever met. He h ... More >>
Echo Mountain, the tiny 226-acre ski area near Evergreen that we'd taken to calling "the little terrain park that could" in our annual winter activities guide, The Edge, apparently couldn't: Denver's closest ski area was put up for sale in June after operating at a loss for six consecutive seasons, ... More >>
Indianapolis mobilizes for an epic battle with an urban legend
www.TellurideWorldCup.comGovernor John Hickenlooper and others who are eager to put together a Colorado bid for a future Winter Olympics Games must be making a case study out of our state's worldliness this month. Since Thanksgiving, Colorado has hosted the Aspen Winternational FIS Women's Wo ... More >>
Colin BaneBode Miller lets loose over the new U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at CopperIf you live in Colorado and love alpine ski racing, get ready for a season of unprecedented access to the best of the best, thanks to Tuesday's grand opening of the new U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper Mount ... More >>
I just returned from a week in Manhattan (New York, not Kansas), where I worked at the BAR 5-day program. The BAR 5-day is a masters'-level spirits and mixology course taught by six men -- F. Paul Pacult, Steve Olson, Andy Seymour, David Wondrich, Doug Frost and Dale Degroff -- who are icons in our ... More >>
Goal. It's not as exciting when you don't yell it, huh?Women's soccer. Whoa, wait, wake up. It's not a yawn anymore. This past week proved women's soccer can be exciting. On Sunday, an amazing late goal put the U.S. team into a shootout with Brazil, where the Americans won and advanced in t ... More >>
After watching Drew Barrymore's Whip It with her daughters two years ago, Robin Bond -- the Denver-based filmmaker behind the new documentary Derby Baby -- set out to chase down some roller derby dreams of her own. She didn't get very far. "I'm fairly athletic, and had started skating a lot ... More >>
Paul the Octopus.One of the annual oddities of the Starz Denver Film Festival is the scheduling of the closing night film (this year, the unintentionally hilarious Black Swan) on the event's second-to-the-last day. As usual, Sunday, the day after, featured a full slate of cinema, with The Peo ... More >>
Our tutor, Jaime Carande.Sorry, world: Most Americans didn't care one bit about yesterday's World Cup finals. I did, though -- and now I know the secret to getting more Americans to love (or at least better understand) the game the rest of the world knows as football. Each of us should be as ... More >>
Need to clear some space? Bring one of these.Have you caught World Cup fever -- and are you looking for somewhere awesome to view the 2010 final on Sunday? Look no further: The British Bulldog (2052 Stout Street) and the Colorado Rapids (who hosted the largest free outdoor soccer viewing even ... More >>
Last week, we asked you to guess what Westboro Baptist Church might hate next after they declared their loathing for the American flag. Now, just in time for the Fred Phelps Traveling Circus' threatened appearance in Fort Collins, here are the hilarious results.
In honor of the US's best World Cup soccer performance in, well, ever, Weezer has weighed in with "Represent," the unofficial US soccer anthem. Don't get too excited though -- there are no vuvuzela solos in the song. Instead you get a somewhat forgettable tune -- pounding drums, big riffs and kin ... More >>
I've never been a fan of soccer, but seeing everyone get all fired up for the start of the World Cup this past weekend gave me a great excuse to revisit the other cool thing you've probably never realized about South Africa, and that's the fact that some rockin' good juice is produced there. ... More >>
FlickrWorld Cup soccer is a little different from your kid's rec league team. Here are a few of the things soccer moms (and dads) need to know. 10) Team moms not responsible for halftime snacks 9) Coach may not tie players' shoes on the field
When Saturday's World Cup match between the U.S. and England ended in a tie, a lot of casual American soccer fans -- who wanted to see America kick some foreign ass -- were baffled. A tie? What kind of real sport ends games in a tie? In America, there's hardly a one -- not anymore, anyway. B ... More >>
The British Bulldog may have had the crowds on the opening day of World Cup soccer, but there were a few other spots around town to get your soccer hooligan on -- especially if you like Irish whiskey. Can you guess where I'm drinking? Special bonus: Anyone who gives the first correct answer to ... More >>
Pablo Mastroeni gets cooking, on and off the field.Pablo Mastroeni's yearning to cook was inspired by the Food Network, so when he got a chance to appear on Emeril Live a few years back, he jumped at the opportunity. The two-time World Cup player and formidable midfielder and team captain for ... More >>
Beer release parties, brewery birthdays and Old South Pearl's BrewGrass Festival are where it's at in food this week -- but there's plenty more for teetotalers or those who prefer wine or stronger spirits. Here's a taste of what's ahead: Monday, June 7: Jill's Restaurant, 900 Walnut Street ... More >>
If you can't get to South Africa to party with the natives above, where can you watch the World Cup and get a feel for the global flavor of the world's game? That's what reader Timothy wants to know: I was wondering if you guys knew of anything exciting going on for the World Cup? For Okto ... More >>
International rugby finds a home on the Front Range.
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The whole Real World's watching.