Back in March, we posted about the eleven state flags that are supposed to be better than Colorado's, based on a listing from Ranker. That crowd-sourced website also features a roster of the best state songs, and Colorado does very well. But does it deserve to? And are any of the tunes that wind up ... More >>
In 2008, The Advocate published "Is Gay the New Black?," an article comparing the gay rights struggle to the civil rights movement. The story unleashed a fury of critique: How could people compare the fight for gay marriage to the abolition of Jim Crow and segregation? But as a string of marriage-eq ... More >>
The story of Kamryn Renfro, a nine-year-old Grand Junction girl who was briefly banned from the Caprock Academy charter school because her bald head violated the school's dress-code policy -- she'd shaved it in solidarity with her best friend, who is battling cancer -- made us think about some of th ... More >>
Update: This weekend, members of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office deployed a Taser against a suicidal man now identified as Guy Guthrie, 55. He was armed, but only with a BB gun -- and died about an hour later. A JCSO spokesman defends the safety of Tasers even as he acknowledges that the outco ... More >>
Ska Brewing has been making its Euphoria Pale Ale since 2005, but the latest trademark dispute involving a Colorado brewery isn't likely to make anyone euphoric. On Tuesday, the Durango brewery filed a petition at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, asking the agency's trial and appeal board to r ... More >>
Yesterday, we highlighted a Pennsylvania proposal that mirrors Amendment 64, the Colorado measure whose proponents see as a template for nationwide marijuana reform. Today, a Maryland bill to decriminalize pot is the latest example of other states following in Colorado's footsteps -- but perhaps mov ... More >>
Mayor Michael Hancock delayed paying off a wager with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake because of an injury. The terms? If the Broncos lost to the Ravens (which they did), Hancock would send a box of steaks to Maryland aaaand do the Ray Lewis dance. Well, the mayor is healed and has made goo ... More >>
The final tally from last weekend's NFL playoff game goes beyond the scoreboard for Colorado: Colorado also lost twelve prime lamb chops that Governor John Hickenlooper shipped across the country to Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley to pay off a bet debt. But first, he ate a little crow on the steps ... More >>
Triple M sheep, destined for Maryland?Governor John Hickenlooper is grilling lamb chops on the steps of the State Capitol this afternoon, in advance of mailing a package of a dozen lamb chops from the Triple M Bar Ranch in Manzanola to Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, to settle their bet on last S ... More >>
Saturday, December 15, Marquis Theater, 866-468-7621.
A lot of us have hard drives crammed to bursting with photos and videos. But even by those standards, Jon Christopher Baker's array of images stands out. One computer apparently stored 30,000 photos and 1,400 videos. Oh yeah: The collection allegedly consisted of child pornography.
Luckily, they aren't the running zombies. The "Run for your Lives" zombie 5K obstacle course is coming to Colorado this summer, where fitness freaks bored by the running routine will have to dodge "zombies" -- volunteers complete with fake blood and lumbering steps -- as part of the race. It's lik ... More >>
River North Brewery will officially start pouring pints of Belgian-style beers on Saturday, adding a new element to Denver's quickly growing roster of neighborhood breweries.
Lori Midson Mike Sullivan Devil's Food Bakery and Cookery 1020 South Gaylord Street 303-733-7448 www.devilsfoodbakery.com This is part one of my interview with Mike Sullivan, executive chef of Devil's Food Bakery & Cookery. Part two of my chat with Sullivan will run in this space tomorrow ... More >>
Yesterday's post on Denver's five best plates of fried-chicken prompted a lively debate about where to get a cluck-worthy bird -- and it also unearthed this tip from Harmony: There's a new restaurant that has just opened less than 2 months ago in Boulder: Shug's Low Country Cuisine. They n ... More >>
Lori MidsonIf you want pizza, your best bet is to head to Chicago or New York; for lobster, go to Boston (or better yet, Maine); Salmon or Pacific oysters swim best in Seattle; crab is best in San Francisco or Maryland; and a hankering for barbecue will take you to Kansas City, Memphis or the ... More >>
It is somewhat hard to believe that Good Charlotte has been together -- and, with few line-up changes, to boot -- since 1996. But the proto-mall punk band found its not-too harsh edge early into its career and has been riding that sweet spot ever since, with radio-ready songs about relationsh ... More >>
What can you expect from an event titled "Dinner for Sinners: Give in to Temptatation, You Know You Want to Come"? Five courses of pure decadence paired with wine, that's what -- preceded by a champagne reception. Here's what's on the menu for tonight's fest at Strings:
Lori Midson Will the new Katch be a catch?Emily and Chris Deutschman, owners of Magnolia Restaurant & Sushi Bar, in Lafayette, are opening kaTcH Fish House in June at 1300 Pennsylvania Street, in the former home of Pizzicato Pizza. "The restaurant concept emphasizes seafood recipes found on ... More >>
Lieutenant Colonel Terrence Lakin, who's refusing to return to Afghanistan for a second tour until President Barack Obama produces proof that he was born in the U.S., is a Colorado native. Which makes perfect sense given the case of birther fever that continues to run through the state more than a ... More >>
I was never a big fan of Flying Dog Brewery's beers when they were in Colorado, and I became even less of a fan after they picked up and moved to Maryland in 2008. But my friend Dave recently forced me to imbibe a bottle of Raging Bitch Belgian-style IPA, which the brewery released late last ... More >>
What lies beneath? You don't want to know.Ordering a fish sammich from a place that specializes in fresh-pressed, flame-broiled moo meat might not be the smartest choice, but you still shouldn't need a painkiller to make your meal go down easy. But that's what a customer discovered in his fi ... More >>
Often compared to New Wave bands of the early '80s -- especially the Human League --Brooklyn, New York's Red Wire Black Wire, uses synthesizers as a primary compositional instrument. Described by the New Music Express as having an icy sound, the immediacy and sincerity of Doug Walters's vocal ... More >>
Believe it or not, drugs are fairly common at most concerts by Phish, whose phans have been known to follow them around the country, Grateful Dead-style. And according to police in Howard County, Maryland, a couple of Coloradans were doing their best to fill the phaithful's needs this past we ... More >>
The Congress for the New Urbanism is holding its annual conference in Denver June 10-14, complete with bus tours of our most well-known new-urbanist enclaves. But how do you judge walkable, neighborhood-based developments? Is it by the diversity (or lack thereof) of their residents, the number of ... More >>
www.sprawlaction.orgHighlands Ranch: Not so bad? I'm slowly making my way through a detailed report just released by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy that evaluates smart-growth policies in the United States. It analyzes states that have smart-growth programs, such as Florida, Maryland, New Je ... More >>
The women's NCAA basketball tournament bracket my daughter Lora and I shared in "Our March Madness Predictions: A Prelude to Humiliation..." have taken a pounding, and last night's pair of Elite Eight games didn't help -- not that they could have. Stanford beat Iowa State, but we had the Cardinal lo ... More >>
Each year, I sit down with my daughter Lora -- a rabid sports fan with strong opinions about 9News' Susie Wargin -- to fill out NCAA tournament brackets for both the men's and women's basketball championships as part of a friendly contest organized by my wife's peers in the Archdiocese of Denver sch ... More >>
Headlines don't get much funnier than one a reader spotted last night on the Denver Post's website. At this writing, it declares: "Cop Makes Arrest in Bathroom After Smelling Crack." As of now, three readers have commented on this Associated Press item, about a Maryland deputy who arrested a man at ... More >>
Sunday, August 10, Rhinoceropolis, 303-641-9809.
Wednesday, August 4, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-2525.
In trying to keep the streets safe, Denver almost made a clean sweep of its homeless providers.
Donta Page's sentence revives Colorado's death-penalty debate -- but brings no closure. The Conclusion of "Penalty Zone."
Trick or treatment?
Paladin Press notches a victory in the Hit Man case, but the fight isn't over.
A gruesome triple murder puts a Boulder publisher and its how-to-kill book in the crosshairs.