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  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    Photos: Ten best U.S. college towns to live in, including two in Colorado

    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 >>

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    November 5, 2013

    Photos: Ten best places to find a job in Colorado

    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 >>

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    October 10, 2013
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    August 1, 2012

    Mondo Guerra's collection for SEE Eyewear will launch in early 2013

    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 >>

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    July 19, 2012

    Unreasonable Institute presents an Unreasonable Climax in Boulder

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    It's a celebration, bitches! Mondo Guerra wins Project Runway All Stars

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2011

    Steve Jobs: the Lost Interview plays at the Esquire Theater tonight and tomorrow

    Steve Jobs​Steve 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Best places to do business: Fort Collins places 5th, Denver 9th on Forbes list

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    Ten ridiculous wikis to cure your boredom with just one click

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    The Inactivists explain the War on Jazz Hands

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    Shawn Merriman, aka Mormon Madoff: Auction of amazing Ponzi scheme booty (PHOTOS)

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    Fort Collins sixth best place to live, says Money magaziners -- and they try to prove it

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    More information about Huffington Post's plan to open Denver branch

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2008

    Q&A with Brad Meltzer, author of the Superman-themed The Book of Lies

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2008

    Urban Peak Wants to Get Young People Wired

    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 >>

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    October 3, 2006
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    September 28, 2006

    Rapp Sheet

    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 >>

  • Film

    May 18, 2006

    Shell Game

    Over the Hedge wants you to feel bad about what it's selling, which is everything.

  • News

    April 28, 2005


    Talkin' 'bout my generation. Sigh.

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    October 28, 2004

    File Not Found

    Do you know what's in your luggage?

  • News

    September 23, 2004

    Loved to Death

    Besieged by crowds and Front Range pollution, Colorado's premier national park is a vanishing wilderness.

  • News

    January 29, 2004

    Mr. Spam Man

    Microsoft wants to shut him down. New York's attorney general wants to see him in court. But Scott Richter keeps thinking big.

  • Calendar

    January 1, 2004
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    April 18, 2002

    What's the Word?

    Crossword-puzzler Al Sanders has had his ups and downs.

  • News

    February 21, 2002

    Landing the Big Fish

    Professional fisherman Ted Takasaki has figured out all the angles.

  • Music

    January 10, 2002

    Our Town

    From blues to kiddie core, the year 2001 was an odyssey in local music. Backbeat writers remember the best.

  • News

    April 19, 2001

    A Matter of Trust

    Who paid what to clean up Lowry Landfill? That's confidential.

  • News

    February 15, 2001

    Corporate Team-Building Muscles In

    Remember when sports meant getting away from it all?

  • Music

    December 28, 2000

    On the Records

    Backbeat contributors reflect on the releases that helped them survive the year 2000.

  • News

    April 20, 2000

    Spies, Lies & Portable Tapes

    The feds were already suspicious of scientist Wen Ho Lee. Then they discovered he’d downloaded every secret in the nuclear arsenal.

  • News

    February 17, 2000

    Breaking Away

    Idalia’s students may have only one school, but at least it’s theirs.

  • Music

    December 16, 1999


    Dire predictions for music in the Y2K.

  • News

    October 7, 1999

    CU in Court

    The university's secretive fundraising project manages to raise eyebrows as well.

  • News

    April 16, 1998

    A Dirty Shame

    The EPA blew this job -- but Colorado towns will pay the price to clean up the mess.

  • News

    February 12, 1998

    Profits of Doom

    How a costly computer glitch turned into a once-in-a-millennium bonanza for high-tech companies.

  • News

    October 10, 1996

    Game Over

    Atari aficionado Rick Trotter finally faces reality: His beloved has joined the ranks of the eight-track and the Betamax.

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    November 2, 1994
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    May 11, 1994