Last September, we shared Kiplinger's list of the ten best cities for young graduates. But a new roster by SmartAsset is even more specific. The site shares its picks for the best (and worst) college towns to live in for new grads or just folks looking for a fresh start -- and two Colorado places ma ... More >>
What are the best places in Colorado to find a job? The folks at the Nerd Wallet website have just released a list that attempts to answer that question, and surprisingly enough, several cities that almost always wind up on such rosters -- including Denver, Boulder and Colorado Springs -- are nowher ... More >>
Project Runway: All Stars winner Mondo Guerra has a new collaboration in the works, and it's slightly more utilitarian than the bold, fearless couture we came to expect from him on the show: a collection of funky and functional eyeglass frames for SEE Eyewear, a brand Mondo himself has been wearing ... More >>
The Unreasonable Institute's culminating event, the Unreasonable Climax, will go down this Friday and Saturday, July 20 and 21, in Boulder. Friday's "A Day for Play" consists of free workshops, activities and discussions for Climax attendees at venues across downtown Boulder, including Shine, SCRiB ... More >>
It must have been tough for Denver designer Mondo Guerra to keep a secret for so long, but on Thursday night, the reality-show contestant could finally let it out: He was the winner of Project Runway All Stars. In a watch party held at the Exdo Event Center, Guerra had gathered with a few hundred o ... More >>
Steve JobsSteve Jobs says he's more a hippie than a nerd. He hires computer programmers who, in another life, would make excellent poets, musicians, even zoologists. "The spark of that was that there was something beyond what you see everyday. There's something beyond a job, a career, a car. ... More >>
Fort Collins.Another day, another list on which Colorado finishes in impressive fashion. This time its the Forbes roster of the best places for business, and this square state placed two communities in the top ten: Fort Collins at fifth, Denver at ninth. Here's Forbes' rationale for the stro ... More >>
Is there a wiki for this? Why yes, yes there is.Wikipedia may be the world's largest online encyclopedia, but lately its increasing credibility and citation of sources have sucked out all of its fun. What if you just want something to laugh at, like a page of bullshit you're never ever going ... More >>
Depending on what you think the proper role of a real musician might be or what a real musician is or looks like, the Inactivists (due at The Walnut Room tonight) might either be the ultimate novelty act or an inspired conspiracy of talented artists with a shared love of warped humor.
Shawn Merriman.Shawn Merriman, aka the Mormon Madoff, pleaded guilty to mail fraud in December 2009, earning a twelve-year sentence for Ponzi scheming that allowed him to amass an amazing collection of classic cars and more. This Saturday, Merriman's playthings go on the block. The photos of ... More >>
The folks at magazines and websites love to cook up city lists -- rosters proclaiming that a certain burg is the best this, or the worst that. Doing so makes sense, given that people with a connection to those places will click, and the towns themselves will promote the links, garnering even ... More >>
A Flickr photoArianna Huffington. As reported in this space on Monday, the Huffington Post is planning to open a series of local branches -- and in a recent interview, Arianna Huffington, the site's namesake, revealed that an outpost in Denver would follow the launch of ones in Chicago and New York ... More >>
Brad Meltzer. Best-selling author Brad Meltzer, who appears at the Tattered Cover Highlands Ranch today (click here for the details), is known to the comic-book crowd for penning several noteworthy works in the genre, including the controversial graphic novel Identity Crisis, which updated the Jus ... More >>
Urban Peak, TeleTech and HP plugged-in and wired up with intentions to program a better future for homeless and at risk youth during a July 12 kick-off event. A PC and Mac, equipped with software and hardware for various job-readiness classes, are the start of a promising computer lab where youth c ... More >>
The emergence of a nephew of James Rapp, formerly one of the world's snoopiest private eyes, as a witness in the Hewlett-Packard scandal is a gritty reminder of how Colorado became a largely unregulated free zone for data brokers. Catch up with our sordid history of PIs with "The Case of the Missin ... More >>
Over the Hedge wants you to feel bad about what it's selling, which is everything.
Talkin' 'bout my generation. Sigh.
Do you know what's in your luggage?
Besieged by crowds and Front Range pollution, Colorado's premier national park is a vanishing wilderness.
Microsoft wants to shut him down. New York's attorney general wants to see him in court. But Scott Richter keeps thinking big.
Crossword-puzzler Al Sanders has had his ups and downs.
Professional fisherman Ted Takasaki has figured out all the angles.
From blues to kiddie core, the year 2001 was an odyssey in local music. Backbeat writers remember the best.
Who paid what to clean up Lowry Landfill? That's confidential.
Remember when sports meant getting away from it all?
Backbeat contributors reflect on the releases that helped them survive the year 2000.
The feds were already suspicious of scientist Wen Ho Lee. Then they discovered he’d downloaded every secret in the nuclear arsenal.
Idalia’s students may have only one school, but at least it’s theirs.
Dire predictions for music in the Y2K.
The university's secretive fundraising project manages to raise eyebrows as well.
The EPA blew this job -- but Colorado towns will pay the price to clean up the mess.
How a costly computer glitch turned into a once-in-a-millennium bonanza for high-tech companies.
Atari aficionado Rick Trotter finally faces reality: His beloved has joined the ranks of the eight-track and the Betamax.
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