Taylor Swift is in the midst of the best album sales week of any artist since, well, Taylor Swift the last time she released an album. 1989 is currently blowing past one million copies sold, which would be incredible even if album sales weren't completely in shambles. And today, our tumblr overlor ... More >>
It's all Morrissey all the time on Backbeat apparently. In what can only be explained as the universe being charter member of the Cult of Moz (or just seriously coincidental timing), we've just received word that the one and only Steven Patrick Morrissey has rescheduled his upcoming Denver date. Pos ... More >>
Taylor Swift fans -- and judging by the enormous first week record sales of Red, her latest platter released last week, that accounts for a great many folks -- will be rejoicing at news that Swift is heading back out on the road this spring (to wit, that means 58 shows in 45 cities in 29 states, 3 p ... More >>
There will be thousands of beers to sample inside the Colorado Convention Center during the Great American Beer Festival, which starts on October 11, but there will also be some very special beers served at bars, breweries and restaurants during the week before GABF. Some of these were brewed espec ... More >>
Wade Kirwan Adrift 218 South Broadway 303-862-5749 www.facebook.com/adriftbar Part one of my interview with Wade Kirwan, executive chef of Adrift, ran yesterday; this is part two of our chat. Favorite restaurant in America: This is a tough one, but I'd say Boulevard in San Francisco. The food is ... More >>
It's the stuff of Saturday-morning cartoons and "The Far Side:" a hapless postal carrier being chased around the neighborhood by the family dog. But the vicious attack on a Denver postal carrier on Monday demonstrated that mail carriers face real danger even on their regular routes. In fact, Denver ... More >>
Is it a can? Is it a bottle? Does it even matter? Today Oskar Blues unveiled its newest packaging experiment: a resealable, sixteen-ounce aluminum bottle made by Ball Corporation in Golden. The container will be used for Chaka, an extremely limited-release, Belgian-style pale ale that Oskar Blues c ... More >>
Pete and David. Father and son. Just two guys heading out on a week-long RV trip across the country. Of course, most father-and-son adventures don't involve a personal driver, like this one does. But then, most fathers and sons aren't Pete Coors and David Coors. And, frankly, having a designated dr ... More >>
Cee Lo Green outsings Madonna during the "Like A Prayer" portion of the Super Bowl XLVI halftime show.Forget the New York Giants and Eli Manning. The true winner of yesterday's Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis was pop music. Heralded in by Queen Madonna herself, the halftime show was truly an ... More >>
In February 2009, E.W. Scripps shut down the Rocky Mountain News, seemingly ending its major participation in the Colorado media market. Now, however, Scripps is back thanks to the purchase of KMGH-Channel 7 and three Azteca America stations in the state, which went on the block in June. Scripps CEO ... More >>
If you thought banning books on the basis that they fail to fall in line with the teachings of Jesus Christ was a thing of the past, then consider yourself unstuck in time: A couple of weeks ago, a school board in Republic, MO, voted to remove copies of Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five -- ... More >>
Bryan Bedford.Update: Frontier Airlines has just announced that pilots have approved a cost-saving agreement, with 89.6 percent offering their approval. That's not the end of the austerity plan, but in a statement, Frontier CEO Bryan Bedford says the carrier is more than halfway toward its " ... More >>
Update below: KMGH-TV, better known as 7News, is on the block -- and so are Azteca America affiliates in Denver, Fort Collins and Colorado Springs, according to an announcement by McGraw-Hill, the stations' parent company. Officially, the move is part of a "portfolio review" -- but the real ... More >>
The Roslyn Grill was always one of Denver's most colorful dives, both in its original location on 14th Street and then when it relocated two decades ago to 504 East Colfax Avenue. The Roslyn closed for good early this year, but the space will soon be resurrected as Prohibition.
Yesterday, 300 local fifth- and sixth-graders showed up at the Manual High School gym, nominated by their teachers to be part of an event dubbed "Arches of Hope." After listening to a lineup of speakers, the kids rode home on brand-new Huffy bicycles. In addition, ten high school seniors lef ... More >>
Photo by Ken OdeyHere's one person who'd like the Frontier name to stay the same.In March, more than a hundred people participated in a "Save the Animals" rally calling for Frontier Airlines' new owner, Republic Airways Holdings, to retain the carrier's name and branding. To see photos from t ... More >>
A Flickr photo.DPS can't build its (graduation) dreams on suspicious minds. Denver Public Schools' high school graduation rate is rising -- but so far, it's only risen to a mediocre 52.7 percent. That was the news yesterday from Superintendent Tom Boasberg, who announced the numbers at a pres ... More >>
Signs that Republic Airways Holdings, owner of Denver-based Frontier Airlines, might move jobs from Colorado to either Milwaukee or Indianapolis have been unavoidable for at least month. Note this October 9 blog, in which Denver Economic Development Corporation executive director Tom Clark s ... More >>
National August 95ºF from Climate Central on Vimeo. It's been an unusually cool summer this year -- and if the folks at ClimateCentral.org are right, such seasons will become even less common as time marches on. A just-released article declares: "Today, seven cities break 90°F on at least half of ... More >>
Animals on the move. U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Robert D. Drain's approval yesterday of Republic Airways Holdings' plan to purchase Denver-based Frontier Airlines was widely expected and went according to Hoyle -- and while other bidders can step forward in the next thirty days, you can bet none w ... More >>
The Grand Junction airport will soon experience its final Frontier. The purchase of Frontier Airlines by Indianapolis' Republic Airways Holdings will likely lift the carrier from bankruptcy, and that's a very good thing. But the possibility remains that Frontier could move its corporate offices out ... More >>
I'm about to head to Denver International Airport, which is suddenly in the shadows. Not because of the storm cloud that dumped a record amount of rain on DIA last evening -- but because Republic Airways' $109 million bid to buy Frontier out of bankruptcy could mean that Denver will lose its homet ... More >>
Don't be alarmed. That's just the money you could be winning on the Broncos. A couple of days ago, a friend mentioned what he thought was a sound, wise, and terribly depressing investment opportunity: Vegas had released the over/unders for NFL teams' regular season wins, and the Broncos' number was ... More >>
Today I was driving along East Iliff Avenue in Aurora when I spotted a name from the distant past: Shead's. I'd reviewed Shead's Fish and BBQ Heaven back in August 2002, just two months after I took this gig, and I remember the place as a rattletrap, strip-mall barbecue joint with good small ends an ... More >>
Breathe Carolina, a band that tours so often these days that it almost doesn't seem like a Denver band anymore (seriously, with the exception of April and May, the act is going to be on the road from now until at least the end of August; check out the list of tour dates on the next page), recently p ... More >>
As we alluded to yesterday in our post about Ozric Tentacles setting up shop in Fort Collins, C-Rayz Walz (aka Waleed Shabazz) is indeed in Denver. Following up several reported sightings of him around town, we have confirmed that the New York rapper, who was most recently hanging his hat in Indiana ... More >>
All the ladies love Chris Brown.
Sports tramples culture. Again.
Not all hopes will be crushed at the Crush open tryouts.
The Broncos' surprise draft pick is straight out of the mechanic's manual.
A new show at the Arvada Center is fun on wheels.
Channel 7 readies a new computer system that makes the newspeople behind the scenes all but obsolete.
Women of the West Museum showcases its expanded visions.
Diane Alexander and the Central City Opera will hit some high notes this summer.
There's plenty of fuel for lawsuits against gas companies.
Coughing up the gold.