It was one of the most sadly ironic events of the year: On Labor Day weekend -- when the heat was on to catch drunk drivers -- cannabis activist Jenny Kush was killed by one of those drink drivers, as related in our September cover story, "The life and tragic death of Jenny Kush." Now her death ha ... More >>
The term "jam band scene" is icky and cringe-worthy. It hurts to even type it. But then again, so is the word "indie" when being used to describe bands on major labels, but sometimes you have to hang a handle on something simply for the sake of discussion. Stereotypes are made for a reason, but thes ... More >>
While Labor Day has come and gone, stylish menswear remains on the streets year round. This week we spotted local DJ and retail worker Roberto DeJesus, who has a different take on traditional fashion. Read here to learn where he shops at, what his style mantra is, and which style icons he looks up ... More >>
Labor Day weekend is full of culinary jubilations, including the Taste of Colorado. But if you want to get the hell out of town -- and away from the oppressive heat -- head to Vail, the site of Gourmet on Gore, an outdoor culinary and libations festival that kicks off on August 30 and runs through S ... More >>
Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery is the latest brewery-in-planning to try crowdfunding as a way to raise money for equipment or other needs. Several other breweries in Colorado have tried to do the same thing over the past few years with limited success. The brewery, which has already signed a lease a ... More >>
Editor's note: Election day is near, and if you haven't voted early, you have decisions ahead of you, not the least of which is whether to vote at all, as Josiah Hesse postulates in "Your vote doesn't matter: Why there are better things to do on election day." Hesse's colleague, Chris Utterback, tak ... More >>
Curious Theatre Company opened its new season on September 1 with the regional premiere of Kristoffer Diaz's The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, which is both a pure adrenalin rush and a significant aesthetic experience. Chad Deity breaks through the fourth wall like a hurricane and has the audi ... More >>
Young Cherry Creek restaurant Phat Thai offered a strong start to Labor Day weekend. Upper-body strong, that is. Organizers channeled muscle and mettle with a female arm-wrestling competition that featured members of the Denver Derby Dolls and the public pushing up their sleeves and pitching in to r ... More >>
While the biggest EDM event this weekend is Burning Man, if you're staying behind in Colorado, you don't have to feel left out. You can head up to Happy Ass Ranch at Lake George for Freeman Festival, a free festival with over twelve hours of music daily and nearly 100 DJs, or you can hit up Pitch a ... More >>
Striking out is a lot less painful when you have a green chile breakfast burrito and bloody Mary by your side. At least, that's the thinking behind the "Breakfast-n-Bowl" special at Crown Lanes Bowling Center and Sports Bar, a good option for those still laboring to find Labor Day fun.
The ink! Coffee location at 1590 Little Raven Street will be giving away one scoop of free ice cream per person on Sunday to celebrate the expansion of its business, which will soon sell Sweet Action and Little Man ice cream.
At this time last year, tents were already lined up outside the Sports Authority store at 10th and Broadway in anticipation of Sniagrab, the annual sale getting underway the Saturday prior to Labor Day. But that was before Occupy Denver popped up four blocks north on Broadway, and before the city pa ... More >>
I've lived in Washington Park for about sixteen years -- long before it became trendy and long after the corner markets on South Gaylord had disappeared into the abyss, making way for (mostly) lackluster bars and restaurants, uppity boutiques and wine bottle shops (that part, I like). But corner ma ... More >>
Colorado will see more camping music festivals this year than ever before, and we've compiled a comprehensive and organized list so you know which ones to attend, if you can't make them all. We've even rated them based on several very important factors from location, to price, to music. Take a gande ... More >>
In 1962, husband and wife Frank and Barbara Finn purchased the old Bluebird Lodge and its dining hall, nestled in the mining town of Gold Hill (ten miles west of Boulder, up Sunshine Canyon). The couple turned the almost-century-old spot -- now known collectively as the Gold Hill Inn -- into a gourm ... More >>
Michael Atkinson's thoughtful review of In Darkness brought up tough, but important, memories.
Apart from rosé, is there any wine more universally misunderstood and underappreciated than riesling? There simply aren't enough column inches allotted us to spout off the multitude of reasons this varietal is one of only three whites worthy of being classified as a "noble" grape, but its ye ... More >>
It's lights out for Dixons.After almost fifteen years, Dixons Downtown Grill shut its doors at 1610 16th Street on Labor Day, leaving a 9,200 square-foot gap on the 16th Street Mall. But it also left behind some good memories: of employees dancing on the bar at closing on that last Saturday n ... More >>
Don't be ashamed of your mimosa intake.Now that Labor Day has come and gone, it's time to really buckle in and start preparing for the big family holidays. Or, it's just time to leave on the cheap for a little while because you blew all your cash this summer on mid-afternoon mimosas in the su ... More >>
With Labor Day behind us and summer's sun-soaked days and sizzling temperatures vanishing before our eyes, we aren't traditionally all that psyched to welcome the month of September with open arms. This year, though, we're seeing things differently, given the tantalizing array of wine event ... More >>
Graphic below.Early -- very early -- into the Labor Day holiday weekend, gunfire erupted near MGM's Restaurant & Lounge. The result: Patricio Archuleta died of his wounds, and Luis Meza has been arrested on suspicion of pulling the trigger. But Meza didn't go into custody quietly.
Vegetarian fare plays an important role in Lebanese cuisine, and Golden's Ali Baba Grill is testament to the fact that you can get delicious (meat-free!) international cuisine as far west as the foothills. There doesn't seem to be a down-time for this eatery; when we stopped by on Labor Day ... More >>
Summer's about sweating after dark.From Lil Wayne's on-stage clowning and Katy Perry's cooing, to a perspiration-and-PBR soaked reunion of Planes Mistaken for Stars, and even those teenage, Danish punks Iceage melting the audience Rhinoceropolis, the summer of 2011 was as good as any for live ... More >>
Tupac gets into other people's pools, tooDenver's public pools have been closed for almost a month already, and if you don't wanna fork over the cash for one last hurrah at Water World, what do you do? Baby pools in the yard suck, and chances are, if you have your own actual pool in your yard ... More >>
Flickr. Update below: Today -- gloriously breezy today! -- Denver Public Schools students will finally get a respite from the oppressive heat that has marked the end of August. And since most city schools don't have air-conditioning, many parents and school district officials have been left w ... More >>
What?!? But it's only August, right? Sure, it's August now, but school starts this week, and before you know it, it will be Labor Day weekend, and Sniagrab will kick off at Sports Authority. Then football will be here, along with a chill in the air as our tomato plants die. Halloween candy wi ... More >>
Get out your earplugs! All summer long, Elitch Gardens has been ending every night with a fireworks show -- although the amusement park modified the display, muting the "high-percussive" explosions when some neighbors complained about the noise. But tonight, as part of a competition, the park ... More >>
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: In concert news, Phish is closing out its tour at Dick's on Labor Day weekend, Roger Daltrey is performing the Who's Tommy at 1STBANK in October, Return to Forever is returning the Paramount and Sugarland is stopping by Comfort Dental with Sara B ... More >>
Wynton MarsalisJazz Aspen Snowmass, which has been going strong for the last two decades, announced the line-up for its twenty-first season. The June Festival's headliners include Sheryl Crow (June 25) and Jennifer Hudson (June 26). Raul Midon, Richard Bona and Monty Alexander's Harlem-Kingst ... More >>
La Sandia's Mexican Cobb saladOn a Labor Day detour from DIA, we spent a few hours wandering around the Shops at Northfield -- with time out for the Mexican Cobb salad at La Sandia, Richard Sandoval's restaurant there, one of several eateries in the development that could use more traffic. ... More >>
Full-sized photos below.While most of us relaxed and had fun on Labor Day, approximately sixty people affiliated with organizations such as the American Friends Service Committee and Comite en Defensa del Pueblo protested immigration policy at Aurora's GEO Detention Center, as they've done si ... More >>
DeVotchKa, who peformed for over 90,000 people when the band opened for Muse in Paris last weekend (see a few pics after the jump), has recently been at Wavelab studio in Tuscon working on the follow-up to its last album, A Mad and Faithful Telling. No word yet on what the new record will be ... More >>
Its last call for the Our Journey self-guided tour.
The Aetna Park to Park 10 Miler runs its course through the city.
Cheyenne hosts the Americana Music Festival.
Celebrate motherhood all Labor Day weekend.
Aspen hosts the mother of all volleyball tournaments.
Caribbean Cuisine Plus is a plus for Denver's dining scene.
A Saucy survivor's story.