To some Coloradans, the name Andrew Romanoff is synonymous with disappointment. After losing to incumbent Senator Micheal Bennet in a primary that attracted an almost unheard-of amount of attention, the ex-speaker of the Colorado House took a lower-profile job with the International Development Ente ... More >>
It was a big week for beery expansion announcements: Oskar Blues brewed its first batch of Dale's Pale Ale at its new brewery in Brevard, North Carolina, while New Belgium spent $10 million to add twelve massive new fermentation tanks and and four brite tanks so that in can increase capacity to 840, ... More >>
There are a lot of ways to open a bottle of beer. There are keychains and iPod cases with bottle openers embedded in them. There are openers on flip-flops and baseball cap bills, wall-mounted openers, countertops, knives and even a beer bottle stick.
But a Denver photographer and part-time inventor ... More >>
With no experience in accessory design prior to co-founding the jewelry company KORA in 2009, Maxandra Short took her inspiration in life experience. The world traveler was born in Singapore, lived in cities like Jakarta and Seoul, and eventually found herself in Los Angeles, working as a magazine w ... More >>
You cannot escape the groove of African dance. Doesn't matter if you're tone deaf, half-dead or were born with two left feet -- African dance will pick you up and fill you with joy and never let you go. Which is why you should let the spirit move you to the BaoBao Festival, an annual celebration of ... More >>
Mark MangerThe Ford-Wuo family at African Grill and Bar.For this week's review, I visited African Grill and Bar, an oasis in an Aurora strip mall that offers a culinary journey to West Africa -- as well as an education on the fare served in Ghana, Nigeria, Gambia, Senegal and Liberia.
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Mark MangerThe owners of African Grill and Bar serve dinner with an education.I love it when an unfamiliar cuisine forces me out of my comfort zone, sending me into a post-dinner frenzy of research as I try to understand a culture through what it eats.
When I first sat down at African Grill ... More >>
FlickrAt this writing, the most viewed Boulder Daily Camera article involves Christian Eduardo Guitierrez and Christopher James Bagnall II, 26-year-olds ticketed for allegedly picking, stomping or otherwise destroying tulips on the Pearl Street Mall. It's a uniquely Boulder story -- one that ... More >>
David Mason announces the winner, Samuel Opoku (third from left).Memorizing and reciting great verse kept the epics of the ancient world alive. It helped former hostage Terry Anderson survive years of dismal captivity -- and countless closet poets from losing their sanity in a tin-ear world. ... More >>
For those of us that hate outdoor activities, winter is the best time of year, because most things happen indoors. None of those pesky barbecues or the guilt that comes from sitting inside all day when it's a lovely 80 degrees out. We've got plenty of pleasant indoor activities going on this ... More >>
It's Monday, and in case you're worrying about what you did this weekend or worrying about what's ahead at work, here's a heaping helping of weird food to divert you:
To fuel your engine, how about the candy bar with the world's worst name, asse.
Or to get your engine running, a nic ... More >>
So how many people braved the weather last night and came out for my last book signing?
Which some people might see as sad, but not me. First, because that doesn't even take the record for my least-attended signing (which would be eight people showing up on a night without apocalyp ... More >>
Former Mazzy Star singer Hope Sandoval will be hitting the road next month for the first time in eight years on the heels of her forthcoming album, Through the Devil Softly, due September 29 on Nettwerk. Sandoval her band the Warm Inventions visit the Bluebird Thursday, October 1. Tickets are $22 ... More >>
This week's review of China Jade gave me another excuse to bounce around the cuisine and culture of a faraway land without having to worry about the attendant shots, jet-lag or passport issues. More important, it gave me yet more examples of the myriad ways in which pigs can be turned into delicious ... More >>
Nothing gets your blood pumping faster than a little African dancing and drumming. Doesn't matter if you're on the stage or in front of it. By the time the drums start talking and the dancers start whooping and leaping, you'll be ready to credit the Africans for inspiring the bulk of American cult ... More >>