Jim Harvey's soon-to-be-finished feature documentary, The Great Divide, aims to tell the tangled story of water in Colorado -- a subject as vast as the state and the eight states that Colorado supplies water to. He's looking at the acequias (ditch irrigation systems) in the San Luis Valley, the expo ... More >>
There are literally hundreds of pages on Wikipedia that feature the word "Denver," and many of them include information that'll be new even to most natives -- about, for instance, the Denver Tool, the Denver Doll and Denver Spiderman, who was a murderer rather than a superhero. And that's not to men ... More >>
When the Cinderella City mall opened its doors in Englewood in the '60s, it was state of the art in an almost Disney-esque fashion, all light and fountains and lofty arches, with a movie theater and the quaint Cinder Alley, a tchotchke lane where the hippie kids shopped. But, like many pop-culturey ... More >>
New York-based filmmaker Bill Morrison had already made two short films using Bill Frisell's pre-recorded music, but Morrison wanted to work with the well-known jazz guitarist on a longer project. That effort would become The Great Flood, a documentary that they started collaborating on a few years ... 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 >>
Robert Alfaro Atticus 1125 East Evans Avenue 720-459-8273 tabletotavern.com/atticus This is part one of my interview with Robert Alfaro, chef of Atticus; part two of our interview will run tomorrow. Most of us have childhood food memories: Lucky Charms, chocolate-chip cookies, flipping our first e ... More >>
Urban Dictionary doesn't just offer definitions of terms like "penalty shotgun" and "MERL" -- both featured in our post dedicated to UD phrases inspired by CU-Boulder. It's also a place where site visitors define plenty of other things, including Colorado cities -- sometimes positively, but often in ... More >>
On the left side of the image above is a shot of the US 34 bypass east of Greeley before the incredible flooding that swamped much of Colorado. To the right is a shot of the damage done by the rushing waters, and no surprise: According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, which shared the p ... More >>
The Hooters at 1390 South Colorado Boulevard will close after Friday's dinner service. According to a statement from the busty chain, the brokerage firm that owns the shopping center where this particular restaurant is located plans to redevelop the property and couldn't come to terms on a new lease ... More >>
The 16th Street Mall was buzzing with music last week as artists of all shapes and sizes filled the air with their collective auditory gifts for Make Music Denver. This was the first time that Denver participated in World Music Day; it joined 450 other cities thanks to the efforts of the Downtown De ... More >>
Colorado's bartenders keep upping our state's cocktail credibility, competing in national contests and besting some of the country's most formidable spirits professionals to bring big prizes home to the Rocky Mountains. The latest accolade? Burton Daniel, a bartender at Boulder's Bitter Bar ... More >>
Harry Shearer's new film uncovers what really happened in New Orleans. Harry Shearer may be best known as the comedian who voices a litany of characters on The Simpsons and makes mockumentaries like This Is Spinal Tap and A Mighty Wind, but his new documentary is completely serious. The Big U ... More >>
Jason Sheehan....But no, he's not returning to Denver. In early 2010, after almost eight years as Westword's Cafe critic (and six months after his memoir, Cooking Dirty, was published), Jason Sheehan moved to our partner paper in Seattle, the Seattle Weekly. But now he sends us this update ... More >>
For anyone planning on driving outside of the MMJ-friendly state of Colorado this holiday season, we offer this recent post as a public service (and yes, our second comment of the day).
"William Elliott Whitmore Stretches the Definition of Hardcore," a profile in the January 22 edition of Westword, only scratches the surface of an enjoyable and revealing Q&A with this deep-voiced roots-and-folk purveyor, who shares more in common with punk rockers than just his record label. (He's ... More >>
Drink up! I went to the Great American Beer Festival last Thursday, October 9, and concluded that craft beers made West of the Mississippi River are, with a couple of notable exceptions, better than those created on the Eastern side. Many of you offered suggestions as to where I could find good Eas ... More >>
Keep plenty of correction tape handy. Whereas the Rocky Mountain News tends to make corrections at the drop of a hat (or the drop of an inaccurate claim that Barack Obama has dual Kenyan citizenship), the Denver Post is notoriously reluctant to fess up to an error in print. Until the August 13 iss ... More >>
From the week of 8/23/2007
Despite the title and familiar genre, Mr. Explosion says something new.
Three DJs take the road less traveled.
The Experimental Playground blasts classical-music cliches.
American hunger for black-tar heroin has made downtown Denver the land of opportunity for immigrant dealers.
Caroline Herring comes into her own light as a solo artist.
The city thought it had settled any questions about the Lowry Landfill. The truth is a toxic shocker.
The white author of a book on quilting thinks her black male co-author is getting all the credit.
The government built a nuclear-weapons plant sixteen miles upwind of Denver. But decades passed before the public got wind of what was happening there.
As the turks of Denver's black politics grow old, what's to be made of their legacy?
Arapahoe County's most aggressive town wants to swallow up the area's prime commercial real estate. Can anything stop Greenwood Village?
David Honeyboy Edwards wrote the book on blues in the twentieth century.
Denver mine-safety workers enlist congressional help to keep their office from moving to West Virginia.
COLORADO SPRINGS BOOSTERS GO UP, UP AND AWAY WITH ED BEAUVAIS.HIGH FLYER HOW MUCH OF A FLIGHT RISK IS WESTERN PACIFIC'S ED BEAUVAIS? JUST ASK THE INVESTORS IN HIS LAST AIRLINE.