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  • Blogs

    July 18, 2014

    Free ice cream, spirits, tea and dining al fresco on this weekend's culinary calendar

    The weekend is full of delicious opportunities, including an offer by Uber to bring free ice cream on demand. In 144 cities today -- including Denver -- you can download an Uber app, request the "ice cream" option, and if a truck is nearby, it will deliver ice cream and Uber swag within minutes. Get ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2013

    Reader: Trader Joe's fans want to go to Food Disneyland

    After decades of drought, suddenly metro Denver will be flooded with four Trader Joe's -- great news for fans of the California-based chain, and a big yawn for everyone else. Jenn Wohletz worships at the church of Joe's, but even she has found flaws with the store, as she revealed last week. See al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2013

    Medical marijuana dispensary review: SOMA Wellness Lounge in Boulder

    Some medical dispensaries (and soon-to-be recreational dispensaries) are just begging for a change in laws. What kind of change? One that would allow people to hang out and puff herb with other patients. So far, nobody has really stepped up to take that on. If it does eventually happen, though, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    James Blake at the Ogden Theatre, 4/28/13

    JAMES BLAKE @ OGDEN THEATRE | 4/28/13 The last thing James Blake wants to be is the center of attention. He took a seat stage left last night at a crowded Ogden and barely moved or acknowledged the crowd of adoring fans gathered together to see him. Not a surprise. Blake is known for his smooth, dub ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    Apocalypse how: Your guide to handicapping the end of the world

    As you've certainly heard by now, the world is ending tomorrow. Thanks to infallible Mayan prophecies and/or calendar design, we know the whole shebang comes to a hard stop on December 21, 2012. What our helpful future-seeing friends didn't see fit to tell us is how the world ends. Sure, you could a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    Cleaning house: Goodbye crap, hello freedom!

    I know. There are already whole blogs and books and television channels devoted to showing Americans how to organize, store and even get rid of their crap because, let's face it: We are a culture of crap. We're obsessed with crap, we watch shows about people bullying other people into throwing away ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2012

    H&M grand opening at FlatIron Crossing draws crowds of shoppers

    The Swedish invasion, which began with Ikea and the H&M on the 16th Street Mall, continues with with today's opening of a new H&M. A crowd of almost 200 people lined up outside the new H&M store in FlatIron Crossing, with the first arriving at 4:30 a.m. Why? Simple: to shop. See also: - Seven Den ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2012

    The Amazing Acro-Cats: Is my Munchkin cat Hollywood material?

    Take a look at these cats: These are the Amazing Acro-Cats, which have skills that make even the cutest of house cats look like Garfield's fatter, more sarcastic cousins. The second I saw this photo, I wondered (and then doubted) whether my cat has similar chops -- whether she's secretly a showcat w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    Sports Authority sees the light, pulls plug on giant signs at football stadium

    ​From my window on the edge of Highland, I can see the headlights of all the cars racing by on I-25, the psychedelic Ferris wheel at Elitch's, the glowing signs of Xcel, the Sheraton, Century Link and even a church stretching across downtown and the Platte Valley. But Sports Authority Field at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    Sports Authority Field at Mile High: Neighbors question the city's sign standards

    ​In its February newsletter, under the headline "PROPOSED SPORTS AUTHORITY SIGNS CONTROVERSIAL," local neighborhood organization the Sloan's Lake Citizens' Group encourages its membership to write the city in response to the potential additions to Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Because o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    Restaurant Roll Call for 2011

    Close to 300 new restaurants opened in the metro area last year -- and with that much action, perhaps it's not surprising that two of them are named Cebiche, and two of them are named Chinook. But the local dining scene also lost a surprising number of mainstays: the 29-year-old Pearl Street Grill, ... More >>

  • News

    August 11, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011 founder Jason Sadler wants to have a drink with you (VIDEOS)

    ​ Jason Sadler had a brilliant idea: He'd take pictures of himself wearing T-shirts with companies' logos on them and then tweet and Facebook and make YouTube videos about it all day. For money. Now, two and a half years later, he's hired four other T-shirt-wearers who wear T-shirts all day at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Restaurant roll call for July

    ​Hot dog joints are on a roll in Denver, with Uber Sausage joining a scene that also welcomed the largest IKEA restaurant in the country. But Denver also said farewell to Bistro Felix and Organixx, as well as some of the earliest food trucks. Here's our Restaurant roll call for July:

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    Charlie Sheen show to be torpedoed by Denver cops?: Kenny Be's Worst-Case Scenario

    ​ Is this thing still on? The only way to save the My Violent Torpedo of Truth show would be to showcase Charlie Sheen's message with the talent of local acts...

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Talking Shop: I ♥ Denver spreads the love

    ​ Samuel Schimek's newest pop-up incarnation, I ♥ Denver, opened its doors over the weekend in a newly painted second-floor suite at the Denver Pavilions that's been slicked up with serene ice-blue Scandinavian highlights befitting a city about to welcome IKEA and H&M into its retail fold. U ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Ho boy! Denver is getting a Steak 'n Shake!

    Bring home the burger and shake, baby!​What may very well be the greatest of all American burger chains is coming to Denver. Well, not Denver, exactly, but close enough. And, no, it's not In-N-Out, although that, too, will come to Denver at some point in our lifetime. But not yet. Instead, we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Quiz: Ikea and H&M start hiring in Denver. Which trendy Swedish retailer is right for you?

    Is this you?​The excruciating wait for trendy, affordable goods from major Swedish retailers will come to an end this year when both H&M and IKEA finally come to Denver pretty much simultaneously -- meaning you will soon be feasibly able to clothe, surround and even feed yourself with all thin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    Gourmet food trucks collide with confusing Denver regulations

    ​Gourmet food trucks were the surprise hit of 2010 -- by December, over 150 mobile food vendors had been licensed in Denver, which almost put the movement on par with the medical-marijuana dispensary business. And like dispensaries, the food trucks have been causing some headaches for the city ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2011

    Jonathan Coulton at the Soiled Dove, 1/22/11

    ​Jonathan Coulton With Paul and Storm 01.22.2011 | Soiled Dove Underground Monsters, vaginas, science fiction, shop-vacuums, pirates, robots: just a few of the topics covered last night at the Soiled Dove Underground, 7401 E. 1st Avenue, by Jonathan Coulton and Paul and Storm. The geek-cred ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    The Jersey Shore Season Three premiere re-cap: Snooki gets duplicated

    Meet Jersey's newbie, Deena.​The gang's all here -- well, minus Angelina and plus the new and terrifying, droopy-eyed Snooki part two, Deena -- and after a stint in Miami, they're back at the actual Jersey Shore. Thank god.

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Trader Joe's hopes dry up along with grocery liquor-sales bill

    ​With the ground-breaking for an IKEA store in Centennial this week, Colorado came one step closer to becoming a shopper's mecca. But the state took a step back yesterday when HB 1279, which would have expanded alcohol sales in grocery stores, was killed -- and that means that Coloradans may n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    The blog shortcut, February 27 edition

    This is the world as we know it. Today in Backbeat Online: • Last Night's Show: Broken Spindles, Born in the Flood, Iuengliss at hi-dive. • Last Night's Show: A Shoreline Dream, Moonspeed, Sonnenblume at the Bluebird. • Last Night's Show: Andrew Bird at the Ogden. • DJ Vajra rocks Denver Nu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2008
  • Blogs

    September 10, 2008

    The blog shortcut, September 10 edition

    The future first lady -- of fashion? Get along, little bloggies. The Cat's Pajamas examines Cindy McCain under the stylistic microscope and celebrates the announcement that IKEA is finally putting a store in Denver. Build it and they will come. In Backbeat Online, meanwhile, get a heads-up about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2008

    Q&A With Howlin' Pelle Almqvist of the Hives

    The Hives are a Swedish import with staying power, and the band’s lead singer, Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist, knows it, as he makes clear in the following Q&A – a conversation conducted in advance of the outfit’s impending visit to Denver (see the appropriate Now Hear This item for the particulars) ... More >>

  • Film

    November 9, 2006

    Stranger Than Fiction

    Playing against type, Will Ferrell cant quite ground this artificially whimsical romantic comedy.

  • Dining

    July 20, 2006

    Endless Summer

    Who needs a vacation when Cabin Creek Smokehouse BBQ is right here?

  • Music

    January 20, 2005

    The Beatdown turns the tables on the art of deejaying.