Imagine, in a moment of suspended disbelief, that your job pays 174 grand a year. And comes with a $1.3 million expense account. And a staff of eighteen Ivy League yes-men whose sole duty is to bray loud and wide about the miracle that is you -- when they're not babysitting your kids or fetching you ... More >>
"Shining Cities," a new report from Environment Colorado, compiles an incredible amount of data about solar power, including a ranking of the top ten solar cities in the United States. Yes, Denver made the list -- barely. But while this accomplishment might seem worthy of praise, Environment Colora ... More >>
Despite sales and other changes in recent years, Frontier still likes to portray itself as Denver's hometown airline. But few will feel much hometown pride over the carrier's performance in the annual Airline Quality Rating study. Frontier tumbled from the top ten (of fifteen total) in overall qual ... More >>
New Belgium Brewing is running its first TV ad campaign in eight years, buying airtime in twelve markets across the country in order to help beer drinkers associate the name Fat Tire with the brewery itself, which wants to push the rest of its lineup. But the commercial, a thirty-second spot create ... More >>
Motovo, the same website that said Denver was the tenth nerdiest city in America, recently declared Colorado Springs to be the second-worst-dressed city, behind only...well, the complete list is below. Really, Motovo? We think you're being unfair to our brothers and sisters to the south -- and to p ... More >>
Colorado represents a huge part of the festivities inside the Great American Beer Festival, both because of the depth and breath of our state's brewing prowess and because we are the host state, so it is fitting - and easy - for our beer makers to represent. As a result, many Colorado residents who ... More >>
Over the course of the next few weeks, Backbeat will be counting down the twenty most fabled moments in Denver music history. Today, a look back at when a Ray Charles concert at Red Rocks in 1962 turned into a beer-can-tossing melee. With the passage of time, our heroes become more heroic, if docil ... More >>
The metro area gained so many liquid assets in 2011, we had to do a lot of drinking before we could choose the winner of our Best New Bar award for the Best of Denver 2012. And even then, the awards kept spilling out for other new spots, including Best Neighborhood Brewery, Best Place to See a Grow ... More >>
Number 18, you're not in Indiana anymore. You may be Denver's most famous newcomer, but you're a newcomer, nonetheless -- and there are certain things that every newcomer needs to know. Over the last 28 years, the Best of Denver has celebrated what makes this city special -- and in advance of the Be ... More >>
The Boulder International Fringe Festival has announced its preliminary 2012 artist lineup, which includes such past fringe faves as TinHouse Experimental Dance, Gemma Wilcox Productions, Square Product Theatre and Band of Toughs, as well as a wide range of on-the-edge artists hailing from New York ... More >>
These hot, wild girls are helping send Brad Scott and friends to the Super Bowl.Virtually any time a guy has three hot, wild girls in his apartment, he's dreaming. And yet, that's exactly how a Colorado State University student feels after finding out that he and his business partners are hea ... More >>
Brandon Lloyd.Yesterday's NFL trade deadline came and went, and while there were plenty of rumors that Kyle Orton would be on the move, he's still here the morning after -- and so are most of the other players rumored to be going bye-bye. The only departers are receivers Brandon Lloyd and Ero ... More >>
Today's a historic day, in case you were wondering. Not only is it the 34th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death, but today will mark the day that the Velvet Elvis, one of the country's top Elvis "emulators," comes to rest as well. In honor of the occasion, we asked the Velvet Elvis himself, ... More >>
A Frontier Airlines statement about Southwest's bid to acquire AirTran didn't include any reference to Denver. But Daniel Shurz, Frontier's vice president of strategy and planning, stresses that the Mile High City's very much in the forefront of the carrier's plans. "Denver is 76, 77 percent ... More >>
I contacted Frontier spokeswoman Lindsey Purves at 6:17 a.m. yesterday for a comment about Southwest Airlines' acquisition of AirTran and what it might mean for what's still portrayed as Denver's hometown airline. But the statement Purves came up with nearly nine hours later doesn't even ment ... More >>
Tim Tebow.While Denver fans remain optimistic that the Broncos can win the AFC West, this opinion is hardly universal. Indeed, most observers without Colorado zip codes see a mediocre season in the Broncos' future. But will it be bad enough for Josh McDaniels to sit Kyle Orton and hand the p ... More >>
Since last November, when Frontier Airlines jobs began moving to Milwaukee and Indianapolis, locals have feared that the new acquisition of Indy's Republic Airways Holdings would slowly sever its ties to Denver. It's good news, then, that Frontier has extended its lease at DIA until 2020. Loo ... More >>
"I have a feeling there's something phishy in Denver."In the not exactly thrilling 1995 cyber-thriller The Net, Sandra Bullock's character, Angela Bennett, reveals that she was raised in La Junta -- a community whose name she pronounces as if she were Hugo Chavez. Little did Bennett know, how ... More >>
Lori Midson Venue chef James Rugile Restaurant and chef semifinalists for the 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards were released this morning, which gives all the nominees exactly 32 days to chew on their success before the five finalists in each category are announced on Monday, March 22. The ... More >>
The Giants aren't happy at all about spending their T-Day here. Next Thursday, just as you're waking up from your turkey-induced coma and reaching for your fourth piece of pie, the Broncos will welcome the New York Giants into their homes and then try to slaughter them. (Just like the pilgrim ... More >>
The exodus from the Rocky Mountain News and its affiliates continues at such a dizzying pace that the front door is in danger of flying off its hinges. Among the recent departees is Travis Henry, the editor of YourHub.com, whose farewell piece, published on March 20, reveals that he's accepted a pos ... More >>
If this chef is good enough for the Dalai Lama, hes good enough for you.
Thought Equity Motion is using old footage in new revenue-generating ways.
Conspiracy theorists think something's fishy at Denver International Airport.
Out of the bag.
Lewis Sharp, director of the Denver Art Museum, stunned the board of trustees this morning with the announcement that R. Craig Miller, founder of the department of architecture, design and graphics, was resigning and had taken a job at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. The IMA is one of the wealthiest ... More >>
Susan Goldstein's Western photos at Edge, and Edward Weston's at Camera Obscura.
Starfuzz reaches new heights with Product for American Radio.
Actor James Dean continues to inspire people five decades after his death.
Satan, screamo and superstardom clash in Racebannon's high-concept hardcore.
Landmark readings honor Kenneth Koch
An adult advertiser complains that explicit radio stations won't run his not-very-explicit commercials.
Shead's barbecue pours on the thrills -- without the frills.
A declaration from independents.
Are gays fair game for jokes on Denver radio?
Thanks to voicetracking, radio stations need fewer DJs than ever before.
Does the sale of five major Denver radio stations mean big changes, or more of the same?
From the week of July 19, 2001
Manual High School earned extra credit for surviving the end of busing. But can it survive the CSAP?
Death comes calling jazz's legendary players.
Tiger, Tiger, still burning bright.
In the Black isn't seeing red anymore.
KBCO's Bret Saunders is taking on the shock jocks -- and winning.
Old guys still rule the architecture world.
July 9 - 15, 1998
MAYOR WEBB POSTPONES PLANS FOR A DOWNTOWN HELICOPTER PAD.