On Saturday night, Westword introduced the eighth class of MasterMinds -- artistic entrepreneurs who are changing the cultural landscape. Since we started the program, we have given more than $130,000 in grants to artists and arts organizations. The latest winners (click on the link for profiles): M ... More >>
Marilyn Megenity has done such a fantastic job turning the Mercury Cafe, 2199 California Street, into a creative community outlet -- offering dancing, live music, poetry slams, solstice celebrations, eco-friendly festivals and much more -- that it's easy to forget that the Merc is also, well, ... More >>
Like every business owner, Marilyn Megenity has to make tough decisions. But one of her most recent ones was tougher than most.
Earlier this month, she decided to switch all twelve taps at the Mercury Cafe from beer made by her neighbor, the Wynkoop Brewing Company, to beer made in Boulder b ... More >>
Cassandra KotnickThe Mercury Cafe, still rising.At 6 p.m. tonight at the Mercury Cafe, still-Mayor John Hickenlooper will hand out Denver's 2010 Mayor's Design Awards, honoring eleven neighborhood projects that combine form and function in remarkable ways. Several of the winners are restauran ... More >>
Full comic below.Unlike the other 200 biennials that take place across the globe, Denver's Biennial of the Americas was created to showcase the city's business community -- not to promote the talent of its creative class. Businessmayor® John Hickenlooper is hoping to stimulate Denver's econo ... More >>
Wynkoop BrewingThe Mercury Café isn't known for its beer-drinking masses. Tango dancing, slam poetry, organic snacks? Definitely. Beer? Not so much.
But the thirty-plus-year-old club/cafe/community gathering place nevertheless sells more beer made by Wynkoop Brewing than any other place in ... More >>
Adam Brock and others speak out."You are what you eat" -- we've all heard that one before. But writers and activists such as Michael Pollan have brought the issue of conscious eating into the forefront.
And tonight, the Mercury Cafe, 2199 California Street, will serve up "Conscious Eating: ... More >>
Tonight, the Mercury Cafe at 2199 California Street will offer an Organic Local Food & Wine Pairing, a five-course meal that pairs Marilyn Megenity's cooking with Jack Rabbit Hill and Peak Spirits Brandy libations. You can choose between an elk, fish, pork, vegan or vegetarian course lineup; ... More >>
You are what you eat, and it's never seemed truer than during these locavoric times we live in. Not only have people actually begun to think about where their food comes from, but so have artists -- imcluding the ones whose local food-themed works were chosen to hang throughout May for Eat Here No ... More >>
www.soul-droots.orgAt 2 p.m. Sunday, March 15, "Soul'd Roots: A Food & Media Justice Institute," hosts a Community Eat-in and Food Politics Talkback with an impressive roster of panelists, including Oakland-based eco-chef, food justice activist and author Bryant Terry, who'll be on hand to sign ... More >>
I've been doing this cultural beat for a long time now, and I've come to realize that most things don't last. Artists are disorganized and sometimes flaky, propelled by great ideas and held back by chancy finances. But those that do survive usually do so because someone, or in some cases, a whole ... More >>