Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you stop doing it wrong. Send your problems to her -- confidentiality ... More >>
Hidden under the fancy Hotel Boulderado, literally below tourists dining on the patio was one of the best college bars Boulder had to offer -- Catacombs. Sadly, no new college kids will get to wander to that often overlooked end of 13th Street, stumble down the windy stairs and explore the cave-like ... More >>
De La Soul, the iconic Long Island hip-hop trio, performed last Saturday to a capacity crowd at Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom. It was "nuts-to-butts crowded," as my Tennessee friends like to say. Consider now the fact that the group hasn't released a proper album in five years (2009's obscure Are ... More >>
Boulder is a town where it's reasonable to expect a lot from its eateries -- especially if you're a vegetarian or vegan. The college outpost has been hailed nationwide as a great place for food fans, and with all the hippies and alternative-lifestyle types, it's a given that any restaurant will have ... More >>
Halloween is associated with three things: monsters and ghosts wandering the streets, bags and bags of candy, and alcohol poisoning. That's because once we grow past trick-or-treating age, Jaeger and Miller replace Hershey's and Reese's for many of us. But your oh-so-clever Jersey Shore costume does ... More >>
Its very name strikes fear into the hearts of men and women: Long Island Iced Tea. Five syllables that are shorthand for blackouts, poor decisions and even poorer drinks. It's the patron cocktail of lounge lizards, spring breakers and people who have had two already. As cocktails like the martini ... More >>
Twenty years ago, Long Island teenager Amy Fisher became famous for shooting Mary Jo Buttafuoco -- wife of her much older lover, Joey Buttafuoco -- in the face. She served time in prison for the crime and has since attempted several media-attracting life reinventions as an author, porn star, Celebri ... More >>
Here's some news that ought to brighten your day -- assuming of course that you're suffering from a case of the Mondays like the rest of us and it needs brightening: A new date has been announced for Morrissey, whose previous date at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at the beginning of November was po ... More >>
Since 2007, Design OnScreen has worked to preserve modern architecture across America by producing and presenting films focusing on unheralded architects and designers, and also curating architecture-centered film festivals around the world. And it's fought this good fight from its headquarters in D ... More >>
Colorado-grown Design OnScreen, a non-profit working for the preservation of modern architecture through film, has been hard at work. Just back from the Biennale Architettura in Venice in late August, the organization is now hosting its fourth annual Architectural Design Film Series, a month of mo ... More >>
Lori Midson Eric Uffelmann Marlowe's 501 16th Street 303-595-3700 www.marlowesdenver.com This is part one of my interview with Eric Uffelmann, exec chef of Marlowe's. Check back here tomorrow for part two of our chat and chew. It's just past 4 p.m. on a Monday, and the bar at Marlowe's, t ... More >>
"No kill, sir."Long Island-resident Varoujan Khodjamirian's flight home from the Denver area was presumably uneventful -- maybe because a judge ordered him to forego alcohol on the way back. Why this edict? Because Khodjamirian's previous time in the air devolved into a drunken, death-threat- ... More >>
When I was growing up in the suburbs southeast of Denver, my favorite restaurant was Mr. Steak -- which sounds less pathetic when you realize that this was the best chain restaurant in the area at the time. Sadly, the southern 'burbs continue to be an independent restaurant wasteland. If you ... More >>
Saturday, November 13, Rhinoceropolis, 303-641-9809.
Samantha WebbThis Independence Day, we won't be fighting crowds in public areas, risking a ticket for an open container or grilling our own meat for all the neighbors. Instead, we're going to watch celebratory explosions in the sky while getting fat, drunk and happy on a patio around town. I ... More >>
Photo by Lori MidsonLunch: There's a very good reason why Pho 95, the Vietnamese soup and noodle shack at 1002 South Federal Boulevard, is ridiculously busy morning, noon and night: The service is by far the best on the Boulevard and the pho, rich, steaming hot and fragrant with anise, is phenome ... More >>
Friday, August 29, Oriental Theater, 1-866-455-2263.
Great hash -- and making hash out of a critic's anonymity.
Beer today, gone tomorrow.
This revered hip-hop framer isn't crazy about the state of the game.
Can I Keep This Pen?
Everyone into the gene pool at the hi-dive.
Against Me! is against starving for the sake of making a statement.
The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
Tuesday, July 4, Marquis Theatre, 1-866-468-7621.
As Tall As Lions returns with pride.
Louder Now (Warner Bros.)
Meet Marlon Brando
Take a spin through the city's coolest cocktails.
Vans Triple Crown of BMX lands in Denver
Sancho's Broken Arrow
Electric Long Island Iced Tea
The malaise of one suburban teen is made vivid in the disturbing L.I.E.
Ted Demme and Denis Leary are a match made in effin' heaven.
You'll be whistling a happy tune after a meal at Bravo!
The New York thang is a blessing and a curse.