History of Space Exploration

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    Photos: Yuri's Night celebrates the first human space flight at NORAD

    Sure, you remember Neil Armstrong, but are you also a fan of Yuri Gagarin? The Russian cosmonaut became the first human to orbit in space when he flew the Vostok 1 on April 12, 1961. On the anniversary of his historic launch, electronic music fans gathered at NORAD over the weekend for Yuri's Night ... More >>

  • Film

    March 21, 2013
  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    Reader: Best costumes does not mean best underwear!

    There's still more than a month until Halloween, but at Skylab at the Denver Coliseum this past weekend, the costumes came out. See also: -Twenty-five best costumed ravers at Skylab 2012 -Twenty best vaguely German costumes of Oktoberfest Denver 2012 --Twenty best pirate costumes of BrethrenCon 201 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2012

    Triad Dragons add bass-heavy headliner to Skylab 2012: Mission Blackout at the Coliseum

    See Also: - Photos: The costumed ravers of Skylab 2011 at the Denver Coliseum - Review: Skylab lifts the Coliseum into deep space, 09/25/10 - Slide show: People of Skylab 2010 If you haven't consumed enough electronic music this summer already, brace yourself -- there's more on tap this fall. Plent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    Winning Movember, week 2: Slow and steady is already kicking mustache ass

    A faint indication of the badassness to come.​October 4, 1957: a dark day for America, the day the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the first artificial satellite ever to orbit Earth. It was the first milestone of the USA vs. USSR space race, and we totally blew it. But we didn't let it get us d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    David Foster Wallace's unfinished novel tops our new-release picks for April 12, 2011

    ​If most authors leave an unfinished novel lying around, it doesn't really mean anything. It's usually unfinished because at best it's crap and at worst, unreadable. There have been exceptions: Kafka left behind The Castle, Chaucer left The Canterbury Tales unfinished, and Mark Twain's Mysteri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Sputnik a late-night haven for plant-based diners

    ​It's not hard to see why Sputnik is so popular. At 8 p.m. on a Tuesday night -- a time when most restaurants would see guests trickling out the door -- the Baker-neighborhood joint is still packed, with every table occupied and almost every seat at the bar hosting a rump. The orange-striped w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Sputnik reopens tomorrow after getting ripped for liquor-law violation

    ​Sputnik, the hipper-than-thou Baker 'hood bar, renowned for its hangover weekend brunch, live music acts and globetrotting menu catering (mostly) to vegetarians and vegans, has gone dark, at least until tomorrow, when the tatted 'tenders can begin pouring booze again. Seems as though the gr ... More >>

  • Music

    March 3, 2011
  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    Gorinto flier slaps some humor into the mix

    ​The majority of the fliers we see are deadly serious affairs, but thankfully, the crew over at Bocumast knows how to make light of a situation while still retaining the essentials of a well put together flier. The fact this one has Neil Armstrong on it just seals the deal with a nerdy, NASA-l ... More >>

  • Music

    September 23, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    Win a pair of tickets to Skylab this weekend at the Denver Coliseum

    If you're a dance music fan, the Denver Coliseum is the place to be this weekend. On Saturday, September 25, Skylab, presented by the Triad Dragons and Beatport, is celebrating its 16th year with performances by Ferry Corsten, Bad Boy Bill, Wolfgang Gartner, Showtek, Dieselboy, DJ Irene and a laud ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    We've reached the bottom of Sputnik's bottomless mimosas

    The view you get after too many mimosas at Sputnik.​Perfection is fleeting: snowmen melt, flowers fade, breasts sag. But sometimes you catch something at its apex and enjoy it for all it's worth -- until it's gone. That is the story of bottomless mimosas at Sputnik, the hipster hangout at 3 S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    Our Weekly Bread: Sputnik

    ​The sandwiches: Benny Mac and Persian Chicken Sandwich What's on them: The Benny Mac is a breaded chicken cutlet, with mac-n-cheese, bacon and BBQ sauce; the Persian chicken is spiced chicken meatballs, mild roasted green chiles, lettuce and tomato, harissa and tahini. Where to get them: Sput ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    Hearsay bits: Todd Roeth photo exhibit, Kingdom of Magic, Houses, the Fray and more

    Tomorrow night at 6 p.m., the Sputnik will be hosting Face the Music, a photo exhibit featuring the portraits of Todd Roeth, who's emerged in the past year as one of the most talented photographers in the city. His bright, colorful style is as vibrant as it is distinctive. "I like to take pictures o ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 16, 2009

    Back to the Future

    Remembering Apollo 11 at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2009

    Veggie Girl: Sputnik

    Sputnik is one of the hippest hipster spots in town, and while you might think of it as a late-night hang-out, good for grabbing a cold PBR while playing trivia or bingo, Sputnik also happens to serve some of the best sweet potato fries in Denver. The few other menu items I've sampled have also been ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2008

    FM magazine brings on the future at the hi-dive

    New Year's Eve means the future is almost here, and to welcome that sci-fi time yet to come, FM magazine and Automatica Media are bringing The Future Party to the hi-dive and Sputnik tonight. "The future is our theme," explains FM's Tuyet Nguyen. "I suppose it sort of plays into New Year's, startin ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 25, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 18, 2008

    Over the weekend: From Skylab to Suite 200, we've got you covered

    See Aaron Thackeray's slideshow from Skylabhere. Here's what you missed if you spent the weekend shopping for new galoshes: Thursday -- yeah, some of us started early -- marked the final Riverfront Park Fashion Show of the summer, and it didn't disappoint. Aaron Thackery's slide show is testamen ... More >>

  • Music

    August 14, 2008
  • Calendar

    April 3, 2008

    Space Case

    Celebrate Yuri Gagarin's space milestone.

  • Calendar

    March 20, 2008
  • News

    December 20, 2007

    Bad Santa

    On Dasher, on Dancer, on Prancer — on Santa. The white-bearded one shares his cozy lap with moms at a recent Children's Museum event.

  • Calendar

    October 4, 2007
  • Music

    September 13, 2007

    Lee Burridge


  • Blogs

    August 16, 2007

    The Brunch Bunch

    Rise and shine, hipsters! Two of Denver’s finest bar/pub hangouts are now serving brunch. Sputnik -- located at 3 South Broadway next to the hi-dive -- has been serving up brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays for about a month now, and offers a nice, spicy bloody Mary for $3 a ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 2, 2007
  • Calendar

    June 7, 2007
  • Music

    August 17, 2006


    Aztlan Theatre

  • Culture

    March 3, 2005


    Brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.

  • Dining

    April 22, 2004

    Drink of the Week

    Lenin Martini

  • Calendar

    March 25, 2004

    Best New Club


  • News

    August 3, 2000

    The Truth Is Almost Out Here

    A UFO museum may blast off in Denver.

  • News

    October 2, 1997
  • News

    September 18, 1997

    Mars or Bust

    The sky's no limit for these Colorado scientists. They're heading straight for the Red Planet.