Last September, we shared Kiplinger's list of the ten best cities for young graduates. But a new roster by SmartAsset is even more specific. The site shares its picks for the best (and worst) college towns to live in for new grads or just folks looking for a fresh start -- and two Colorado places ma ... More >>
Patricia Calhoun's recent post about the Ballpark Neighborhood Association opposing a homeless-day-center proposal prompted a huge debate among Westword readers, with residents decrying a homelessness situation that's allegedly getting out of control pitted against folks who feel people down on thei ... More >>
You may not be familiar with Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, but in Wisconsin, he's a big deal. In the early 1800s, the botanist, geographer and explorer traveled through the state in search of the source of the Mississippi River. He eventually found it in 1832 (it's Lake Itasca in northern Minnesota); thro ... More >>
USA Today and its 10Best blog surveyed readers to determine the best cycling cities in the country. Now the results are out, and it's no surprise that Colorado landed two places in the top ten -- but unexpectedly, Boulder, which was among the twenty finalists from which participants could choose, di ... More >>
No other musical genre (aside from reggae) has a stronger connection to the cannabis lifestyle than heavy metal, hence the term 'stoner metal.' But of course, this term describes a subgenre that can encompass different types of metal music and mean different things to different folks; whether you'r ... More >>
Alex B is preparing to kick off his latest tour with Paper Diamond this Friday night in Hollywood. The tour, which includes more than thirty dates with support from LoudPvck, Branchez, Gent & Jawns and Manic Focus, is set to crisscross the country before making its way back home to the Mile High Cit ... More >>
Sometimes style and research can go hand in hand. The more you learn about the looks of the past, the more you can create a new visual for the future. This practice is exemplified by local sushi bar hostess Morgon Johnson, who tweaks the styles of the 1940s and '50s to create her own updated fashion ... More >>
Trading gigs with bands in other cities is not just a novel concept, it's pivotal for acts trying to make inroads outside of the local scene. It can often mean the difference between playing for actual fans and not just bar staff, those obligated to be there. While countless outfits have been doing ... More >>
We recently shared a list of the ten worst travel cities -- a roster on which Denver finished first -- as judged by inexpensive flights, short travel times to popular destinations and accessibility. But what if you're more interested in another type of accessibility -- such as the ease of finding ve ... More >>
The folks at PETA know a little something about avoiding meat, and they recently came up with a list of the top ten vegan-friendly cities in America. And while Denver has its share of vegan-friendly options, Boulder was the only Colorado city that made the list. Turn the page to see how PETA descri ... More >>
Gallup has released a new poll that measures the most religious communities -- a list topped by the Provo-Orem, Utah area, where 77 percent of respondents described themselves as "very religious." What about the least religious places? Gallup calculated that, too, with none other than Boulder finis ... More >>
Bad news for Animal Collective fans. We just received word that the band will not be coming to Denver as planned this Friday, March 22. The reason: Avey Tare (aka David Portner) is suffering from a severe case of strep throat and is unable to perform. No word yet on when the date will be rescheduled ... More >>
By passing Amendment 64, which allows adults to possess small amounts of marijuana, voters here cemented Colorado's reputation as a pot mecca. Note the prominence of the state's name in headlines about the arrest of Brighton's Brian Unbehaun, who's accused of transporting nearly twelve pounds of wee ... More >>
This year's Great American Beer Festival played temporary home to 580 breweries -- and with more than 2,700 beers poured, the fest's professional judge panel had its hands (and mouths) full when making decisions on the winners of all 84 categories. Continue reading for the full list of the weekend's ... More >>
Garbage was one of the most popular and arguably one of the best bands out of the second wave of early '90s alt rock. Benefitting from the production skills of drummer and renowned producer Butch Vig (Nevermind) and Steve Marker, Garbage was able to put out a body of work very early on that showcase ... More >>
On Wednesday, September 12, you'll have a chance to become part of history and help the Melvins weasel their way into the Guinness World Records book, which they hope to do by playing shows in all fifty states plus one in the District of Columbia in just 51 days. One can only imagine what sparked th ... More >>
In this interview, Root Down bar manager Mike Henderson weighs in on the formation of the Colorado Bartenders Guild, counting to four and the rise of the beverage professional.
On the heels of rounding a list of the 20 Best New Bands of 2011 compiled by Paste Magazine, The Lumineers have announced plans to release their debut full-length on Dualtone Records, the imprint that's currently home to a half-dozen other artists including Brett Dennen and Guy Clark. While the self ... More >>
Like Colorado, Wisconsin has a long beer tradition and a new breed of craft brewers. The most well-known is probably New Glarus, a brewery that has reached cult status nationwide because of unusual fruit beers like Wisconsin Belgian Red and Raspberry Tart -- and because it only distributes in Wiscon ... More >>
More pics below.The Daily Beast recently dubbed Denver America's angriest city -- but there's a lot of happiness nearby. Last year, Boulder was dubbed the happiest U.S. city in a Gallup Well-Being Index survey, and the community has repeated the feat. But that's not all. Look below to see oth ... More >>
Youth of Today, back in the day.The Summit Music Hall will continue what's become a rotation of classic punk and metal bands playing its stage (Bad Brains, Stiff Little Fingers, Saint Vitus come to mind) November 10 when Youth of Today and D.Y.S. are scheduled to perform. What makes this show ... More >>
Congratulations, Denver: You have officially been swallowed up whole by the Matrix. Men's Health recently came out with its list of the country's most socially networked cities, and Denver, of all places, came in third. Do we get a prize for this? Like a new FarmVille animal or something?
Derek Vincent Smith, who performs under the Pretty Lights moniker (due tonight at the Boulder Theater), has announced plans to release three new EPs, the first of which, Making Up a Changing Mind, was just posted to his site last week. With three albums already under his belt that have rec ... More >>
Every week, Drink of the Week columnist Nancy Levine gets behind the bar with a local mixologist. Now serving: Mike Henderson, bar manager at TAG. How did you get into bartending? After college, I got a job as a doorman at a bar called Paul's Club in Madison, Wisconsin. I had only been wor ... More >>
Photo: KMBC-TV, Kansas CityYesterday afternoon, the members of Savage Henry and Chris Blochinger from Potcheen Folk Band were involved in a bus accident in Lee Summit, Missouri. According to Samantha Hanson, Savage Henry's booking agent and former manager, the band, who was in between dates on a six ... More >>
A trip back in time for this tipsy Hawkeye.
Over the past few months, Rocky Mountain News and Denver Post memos about departing employees have excluded information about replacement hires for a very simple reason: Both papers have been trying to shrink their staffs via attrition and buyouts. But a June 26 note sent to Rocky employees by manag ... More >>
Ode to a Grecian meal.
CU Boulder’s art professors can do way more than just teach.
Thursday, November 16, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 303-297-1772
A new project could revolutionize the way students learn.
Getting an education in libation
Laura Flanders lays it on the White House women.
Life is a battlefield for Illegal Pete's and Chez Jose.
From the week of October 9, 2003
Defining the limits of obscenity.
A local band leader urges musicians to give peace music a chance.
Drums Along the Rockies is more than a convention of band nerds. It's a way of life.
Markets mark the spots in Vail Valley and beyond.
Drums Along the Rockies promises a bang-up good time.
Few publications are growing in the Denver underground.
Is a Post reporter offsides when it comes to the people he covers?
Anne Sulton missed out on the civil-rights movement of the Sixties. Now she's making up for it.