Cyclist style doesn't have to be all about safety gear. This week, we spotted Nashville-raised Kansas native (and current Denver resident) Dallas Skare on South Broadway, where he sported a fine combination of rock-and-roll edge and cyclist style. Continue reading to find out what kind of bike he ha ... More >>
In A Federal Case, I'll be eating my way up Federal Boulevard - south to north - within Denver city limits. I'll be skipping the national chains and per-scoop Chinese joints, but otherwise I'll report from every vinyl booth, walk-up window and bar stool where food is served. Here's the report on thi ... More >>
Update: We've now got more information about the passing of Philadelphia's Natalie Egleston, who died Monday while skiing with friends on Aspen Mountain -- the third official skiing-related death at a Colorado resort this season. Egleston was reportedly standing in place when she was struck by anot ... More >>
Suffering from the flu? As soon as you can hold a book or tablet without your hand shaking, find a copy of Katherine Ann Porter's "Pale Horse, Pale Rider," and remember this: It could be much, much worse. And in Denver in 1918, it was.
When mountain climber and adventurer Erik Weihenmayer -- who happens to be blind -- set out to climb Mt. Everest more than a decade ago, a lot of people thought he was crazy, or worse: a danger to himself and others. They couldn't believe any responsible guide would take him on the mountain. Those ... More >>
In this space yesterday, Mason Tvert, a proponent for Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, accused the leading No on 64 group of lying and intimidation in fighting against the measure. In response, the opponents' campaign director sent Tvert a note essentially accusing him of bein ... More >>
If you spilled tears at the news that Gaetano's, one of Denver's only remaining red sauce joints, was temporarily shuttered for an extensive facelift (and a new menu to boot that's definitely not old-school Italian), grab a bucket and a box of Kleenex, because after 66 years of serving spaghetti and ... More >>
Tonight and tomorrow at the Mercury Cafe, V-Day Denver will stage readings from A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer, an anthology about violence against women co-edited by Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues. This is only one of the events organized by V-Day Denver, this city's arm o ... More >>
Burger King issued a battle cry yesterday. In order to help boost its sluggish sales -- the chain has slipped to third, behind McDonald's and Wendy's -- the company rolled out the heavy artillery: ten new menu items, including specialty salads, chicken snack wraps, smoothies, flavored frozen coffee ... More >>
Git money wut.Well here we are almost a week into June, and all this time you've been missing out on all the commemorative months you could be getting drunk for right up until July -- for example, did you know June is Dairy Month? No, you did not. More immediately, though, today is Yo-Yo day, ... More >>
Lori MidsonEarlier today, I made a phone call to what has become one of our favorite restaurants in the city -- and my stomach was in knots, because just moments before dialing the digits, I received a tip suggesting that the restaurant I was calling had gone dark. Those of us at Cafe Soci ... More >>
Welcome to In the Weeds. Kyle will be right with you -- most likely to complain about something. Usually he is pleasant, but this is his place to blow off some steam. Don't take it personally; he just needs to vent because he's been doing this for about thirteen years. Enjoy your meal. As hu ... More >>
A Flickr photoA few months back, Joel Warner reported on the shutdown of Denver's compost collection pilot program due to the budget crunch, followed by its resurrection as a fee-based program. How's that working out? Like the compost process itself, slooowly.
This trashcan is green with envy. Darn. Darn. Darn. I just checked in with Denver Recycles and found out that my house is one block outside one of the neighborhoods eligible for the Composting Collection Pilot Program. You have no idea how low that makes me feel. What, my garbage isn't good enough ... More >>
Woody Allen is back from his European vacation. Next, he directs Larry David in NYC and Puccini for L.A. Opera.
Letters from the week of 12/13/2007
I’m telling you right now, I’m not going to cry at the end of the World Series. No matter how it turns out. Sure, if the Rockies win I’ll be doing my silly celebration dance (which makes Jonathan Papelbon’s Riverdance look sane), and screaming wildly and jumping up and down on my bed. (I’m ... More >>
All this nothing adds up to something big.
Chess uses music to play with our emotions.
Traveling Pants is an ill fit for the screen, but teens and tweens will love it.
Empty talk undercuts a serious subject in Boy Gets Girl.
The 101 (The Self-Starter Foundation)
Germinal's Relatively Speaking uncovers laughter with a bite.
An unblinking look at the effects of Alzheimer's on a composer is more than a tearjerker.
Ya-Ya Sisterhood strums the heartstrings but doesn't rattle the brainpan.
Nomad Theatre's Wit illuminates the dying process.
From the week of March 21, 2002
Two new eateries to feed your habit.
The Aluminum Group, Patricia Barber, Schneider TM, The Souvenirs