Clay Carlton is on a roll. The Denver native who opened his first barbershop in Winter Park 38 years ago today is a master cigar-roller and proprietor not just of Palma Cigars but of Bar Las Palmas Wine Bar, the most unique shop in the Ballpark neighborhood, offering cigars, wine, haircuts and lots ... More >>
In his new column, award-winning goofball Shea Serrano writes about his life and times. Better put on your shoes because your socks are about to be blown off. On Monday night I watched the movie about TLC, the most important all-girl rap group of all-time. It came on VH1. I was excited. TLC was a ... More >>
Colts QB Andrew Luck faces a big challenge this weekend, when he faces off against the Broncos' Peyton Manning in PM's first game in Indianapolis since leaving for Denver. But Luck may have an even harder time when it comes to earning a place of honor when it comes to the ten best neckbeards in hist ... More >>
Ricky Padilla, founder of Brown Water Coffee, doesn't think his company's mission ends with serving good coffee. He also wants that coffee to support good works. See also: - Denver's ten top coffee shops for work productivity - Thump Coffee will start brewing in Capitol Hill in late August - Photos ... More >>
Is designing a great beer comparable to drafting the look of a great city? Can brewers take inspiration from the architecture around them when they make a great draft beer? Do city planning and beer go together particularly well in Denver? The organizers behind the Biennial of the Americas will loo ... More >>
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has updated its Ten Most Wanted list -- an FBI tradition for more than sixty years. The individuals highlighted this time around include one who made the roster due to alleged actions in Colorado: Edwin Ernesto Rivera Gracias, who's thought to have killed a man an ... More >>
For years, media observers have speculated that Dean Singleton would someday purchase the Colorado Springs Gazette with the idea of synergizing with his other Front Range newspapers, most prominently the Denver Post. But that day isn't today. With Singleton taking a backseat to John Paton in Digital ... More >>
The 16th Street Mall was buzzing with music last week as artists of all shapes and sizes filled the air with their collective auditory gifts for Make Music Denver. This was the first time that Denver participated in World Music Day; it joined 450 other cities thanks to the efforts of the Downtown De ... More >>
Wonder what's going to happen on December 21? Ed Barnhart, director of the esteemed Maya Exploration Center, has been studying the Mayans since long before 2012 conspiracy theorists dreamed up this whole end-of-the-world thing, and he'll be lecturing on "Misunderstanding the Maya: 2012 and Why You S ... More >>
As Autococoon, Caitlin Payne Roberts takes the very personal and makes it public, cramming paragraphs of thought and emotion in to simple song structure with fluttering vocal grace. Unlike most touring musicians, the singer-songwriter will be passing through Colorado by way of Greyhound bus ... More >>
Terrence Lakin.KHOW's Peter Boyles partly credits his number-one ratings to taking risks -- such as giving plenty of airtime to the birther controversy, which even Glenn Beck regards as loonbaggery. And he's got plenty of fresh fodder now that Greeley Lieutenant Colonel Terrence Lakin has bee ... More >>
A Flickr PhotoDid you use conventional flour in those? That's so 2006The holidays bring out the crazy in multi-tasking moms. As the seasons turn and after all the "My kid didn't fail third grade English" bumper stickers have been purchased, they turn their attention to cookie-exchange parties ... More >>
Immigration and Customs Enforcement continues to emphasize that it's focusing on arresting so-called criminal aliens -- and it's lassoed plenty in these parts of late. In September, ICE busted 78 people -- and of the 6,617 folks grabbed in the Denver area during fiscal 2010, 4,447 were said t ... More >>
Jon SolomonHoly smokes, we've got a whole bunch of early holiday gifts from a few Denver musicians and ex-musicians today. Whether you're into some amazing chamber pop, some wacked out transdimensional electro or some mind-bending experimental electronic music, you're in for free music today. ... More >>
These days, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, better known as ICE, emphasizes that it's targeting criminal aliens, not otherwise law-abiding citizens who lack documentation authorizing their U.S. residency. And that's the theme of ICE's latest Colorado busts. Of the 78 people rounded up fr ... More >>
Lieutenant Colonel Terrence Lakin, who's refusing to return to Afghanistan for a second tour until President Barack Obama produces proof that he was born in the U.S., is a Colorado native. Which makes perfect sense given the case of birther fever that continues to run through the state more than a ... More >>
Photo by John JohnstonTom Tancredo meets Twitter near the Arizona border.It's not all that unusual for former Congressman and presidential candidate Tom Tancredo to get fired up about what he sees as the unprotected border between the United States and Mexico. In fact, he did so earlier this ... More >>
A.H. GoldsteinPaper Bird Paper Bird, These United States, Dovekins Thursday, December 31, 2009 hi-dive Better than: Going to a New Year's concert that didn't feature kazoos and Jefferson Airplane covers. It was easy to overlook the elements of chaos that marked Paper Bird's New Year's set a ... More >>
Jim Pfaff. Even Republican South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham concedes that Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor will be approved unless she has a "complete meltdown." But that hasn't prevented conservatives across the country from frightening their ideological comrades with the horrific prospe ... More >>
Jody Williams. Sure, Denver hosted the Democratic National Convention in August 2008, filling the town with bold names and high hopes. Still, for sheer exuberance and truly Nobel intentions, it didn't top the tenth anniversary celebration of PeaceJam, which in September 2006 brought a dozen Nobel P ... More >>
Over the next couple of weeks, Backbeat will feature some Top Ten lists from around the Village Voice Media chain. Click here for previous year-in-review coverage from Backbeat and VVM.Americans who still think of Latin music as mariachi bands and gyrating Ricky Martins and Shakiras might want to le ... More >>
The late Timber Dick's children are carrying on a brilliant family legacy that includes Nancy Dick and Tom Lantos.
Two years later, a sentence for an Aurora rape case.
The monks have moved on, but it's another vintage year in Cañon City.
One night in August, this melting pot boiled over. Who got burned?
American hunger for black-tar heroin has made downtown Denver the land of opportunity for immigrant dealers.
Ice Cube's words now ring hollow for one of his students.
Salvadoran immigrants have a hunger for the good life.
A teacher at Thornton High School gets a lesson in social studies.
Songwriter Mark Ledwig would like to teach the world to sing.
P.S.1's changing course leaves some people wondering what direction the charter school is taking.
The First Annual Honduran Relief Benefit Dinner
Veterans of too many wars, a group of gung-ho relief workers revisits the scenes of forgotten conflicts -- with healing in mind.
When terrorism hits home, Gary Cunningham will be ready.
Eranium made Charlie Steen rich. But the fortune became too hot to handle.
HOW ILLEGAL ALIENS WITH CRIMINAL RECORDS COME OVER THE RIVER--AND THROUGH THE CRACKS.AMERICA OR BUST ILLEGAL ALIENS CAN COMMIT BURGLARIES, THEFTS AND ASSAULTS IN DENVER--AND HAVE LITTLE TO FEAR FROM THE INS.
A DESPERATE CITY WOOS A DESPERATE AIRLINE.
CHET NIEMEYER HOLDS COURT ABOUT THE GAME OF HIS LIFE.SET FOR LIFE IF YOU CAN'T GET A GRIP, GO SEE WASHINGTON PARK'S TENNIS GYPSY.