I'm a big fan of public art, and Denver has commissioned some standout pieces over the years that really spiff up the city. But sometimes things go awry when politics and civic bureaucracy meet the art world. While some of the people who serve on selection committees may have artistic qualifications ... More >>
And we thought the Broncos orange cowboy hat that Mayor Michael Hancock sported yesterday as grand marshal of the Stock Show parade downtown represented the ultimate cultural collision in couture. But just a block away, an icky icon has been gussied up in honor of "United in Orange Friday." Finally, ... More >>
Artist Richard Vincent was memorialized at a service Saturday at the Denver Arts Student League. His sculpture that once graced the 16th Street Mall is just a memory, too, as is the legendary landmark it was designed to complement. Both are consigned to the storehouse of history.
One of the last vestiges of Fred Kummer's reign as a Denver hotelier disappeared yesterday. The two mammoth horse sculptures that had reared their ugly heads in the lobby of the former Adam's Mark Hotel for years were hauled out of the building (and not easily -- they each weigh 2,500 pounds). Now ... More >>
We traded this for ballerinas? First, Bravo Ristorante dropped is opera-singing waiters. Now the Supreme Court is closed for renovation (although its web site has yet to reflect that), and when it reopens, it will be as Katie Mullen's Irish Pub, the first location in this country for a family that ... More >>
New lofts but no museum -- yet -- in the Platte Valley.
Two new landmarks with Mile High ambitions are coming online downtown.
Outsiders swoop in and threaten area landmarks -- as usual.
If you build it, they will come.
The little guy went big time...and the results are monumental.
Colorado's once and future governor wins points with bullets, not ballots.
A river of controversy runs through it.
Skyline Park may be headed for the same tragic fate as Currigan Hall.
This city for sale.
Even if one community turns them down, developers always know they can get what they want from another.
The expansion of the Colorado Convention Center promises to do more harm than good.
Trillium plans to do its own design review on the Commons project.
Subcontractors howl at the financial beating they took from the Adam's Mark project.
ADAM'S MARK DEVELOPER FRED KUMMER LOST A $5 MILLION RACIAL-DISCRIMINATION SUIT IN ST. LOUIS--BUT WON $25 MILLION FROM DENVER.
ADAM'S RIB SKI-AREA DEVELOPER BLANKETS POLITICIANS WITH A BUREAUCRATIC BLIZZARD.