#36: Samuel Schimek Artist, designer and entrepreneur Samuel Schimek bridges the gap between art and business in his Denver Pavilions shop, I Heart Denver, which serves as a working incubator and showcase for dozens of Colorado artists and independent companies. In the process, he's perfected the a ... More >>
Last night's "Good vs. Evil" throw down of jabs between Eric Ripert and Tony Bourdain solidified three things that most of us already know: Bourdain's favorite noun is "motherfucker," his adjective of choice is "motherfucking" and Paula Deen, according to Bourdain, is a motherfucking motherfucker wh ... More >>
Nothing says "Halloween is here!" like skeletal Hello Kitty tins filled with sour-orange, bone-shaped candies. Sure, the candies themselves are nothing more than boring Sweet Tarts, but this time of year, it's all about the presentation. Sugarlicious, a sweet shop in Cherry Creek, not only has great ... More >>
If you know retro -- and particularly mid-century -- you know retro geek Charles Phoenix, a child of the endless car lots and fast food restaurants of Southern California who is famous across the nation for his mid-mod slide shows and modernist expertise. And you might even know about his sid ... More >>
Lori Midson Wayne Conwell Sushi Sasa 2401 Fifteenth Street 303-433-7272 www.sushisasadenver.com This is part one of my interview with Wayne Conwell, executive chef/owner of Sushi Sasa. Part two of this interview will run tomorrow on the Cafe Society blog. While his toddling friends were ... More >>
Video below.Ted Haggard's recent profile in GQ magazine finds him seeking attention by getting graphic about his encounters with male escort Mike Jones -- hence his claim that masturbation isn't "sex sex" and speculation that a younger Ted might see himself as bisexual. But some of the commen ... More >>
"Mr. Sheen does not do windows."Reports that Charlie Sheen's plea deal on domestic violence charges in Aspen is faltering because he won't be allowed to smoke while on work release have left some of us court-watchers flummoxed. After all, Aspen is a celebrity-prone place. You'd think all tha ... More >>
Mary Lovett loved to cook growing up and learned a lot from her mother and grandmother, but it was watching Martha Stewart that really taught her how to bake. "She taught me quality and standards and not to compromise," Lovett says. Lovett's years of self-taught baking culminated last month ... More >>
Ever eat a bug? On purpose? The Butterfly Pavilion, located at 6252 West 104th Avenue in Westminster, will welcome a truly freaky act to help open its new, sideshow-inspired exhibit, Dr. Entomo's Palace of Exotic Wonders, this weekend. Renowned Seattle entomophagist chef David Gordon, who ha ... More >>
Liz KellermeyerRed Velvet and Chocolate Guinness StoutCynics may be predicting the end of the cupcake era, but the craze undeniably recognizes a dessert-goer's instinct toward the small, the cute and the adventurous. What may allow the cupcake to persevere in the face of detractors is its mut ... More >>
September is Hunger Action Month, and department store giant Macy's is partnering with Feeding America and food banks across the country to fight hunger here at home. Macy's will launch its "Come Together" awareness and fundraising campaign, which aims to feed 10 million people suffering fr ... More >>
Banana Nut Cheerios General Mills Rating: Two spoons out of four Cereal description: Those readers who hail from the planet Earth will recognize the standard Cheerios design: a circle with a hole in the middle, like a letter "O" designed to fill the diner with cheer. (Still can't figure out wher ... More >>
Top Chef Hosea Rosenberg is officially a very busy man. We all saw Rosenberg, the chef of Jax in Boulder, come out on top on Top Chef last week, and he's been on the talk-show circuit ever since. I tried to get into the West End Tavern for the final-episode party, but it was jammed. So instead, I de ... More >>
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Americana explores the currents in our culture
The Unicorns resurrect the mystic rite of having fun.
Christine Jeffs and Gwyneth Paltrow imbue Sylvia Plath with new life…and death.
Sculpture sprouts in Loveland
Boom times are here for long-driving golfers.
Two Denver authors celebrate simplicity in The Clothesline.
Quixote's stays true blue, but it's movin' on down the road.
Hotdog vendor Jeordon Little is on a roll.
Stuff your stocking with cookbooks.
The latest entry in the "split-personality" genre is mediocre at best.
Old guys still rule the architecture world.
Move over, Martha. These tattooed hands could threaten your empire.
Fight Club dukes it out with the disaffected, nihilistic side of the American male. Yawn. Been there, done that.
A chromosome-challenged critic gets in touch with his feminine side.
Keanu Reeves's band, Dogstar, isn't very good--but since he's in it, who cares?