This year marks the 36th opening night for the Denver Film Festival, and like the previous 35, last night's kickoff event took place against a backdrop of glitter, glamour and anticipation. And if director Jason Reitman's Labor Day, which unspooled at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House before many of th ... More >>
The basketball world continues its fascination with the Nuggets' JaVale McGee, and no wonder: In just the last week, he made his first and only three point shot of the year and transformed Pau Gasol's nose into Mount Vesuvius. But is he really as dumb as he seems? Or is he dumb like...someone who's ... More >>
Five Iron Frenzy is a Colorado band with a lengthy and storied history. Initially formed as a side project of Exhumator, an idustrial thrash band, Five Iron became a full time endeavor when its founders, frontman Reese Roper, bassist Keith Hoerig, and guitarists Micah Ortega and Scott Kerr, and drum ... More >>
It took a year to find the ideal space, but after an exhaustive search, Bobby Stuckey and Lachlan MacKinnon-Patterson, the nationally-renowned owners of Boulder-based Frasca Food and Wine, Pizzeria Locale and Caffe, have inked a deal to open a second Pizzeria Locale in Denver. See also: - Best Piz ... More >>
The Romans living in Pompeii in AD 79 were utterly unprepared for the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, which buried the city in ash -- and preserved it almost untouched for 1,700 years. In A Day at Pompeii, which opened this past weekend at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, you can get up close to ... More >>
Here's what's hot this week in music on the Front Range: On the concert front, new shows featuring Wilco, 311, Slightly Stoopid, Dukes of September and more were announced; Overcasters, Lumineers, Churchill and the Jekylls got spins on local radio; and recent albums from the Shins, E-40, Fun. and th ... More >>
Tim Tebow.Tim Tebow's latest miracle win over the Pittsburgh Steelers caused Twitter to erupt like Mount Vesuvius, setting a new record of 9,420 tweets per second. Suck it, Bin Laden raid and Steve Jobs's death. And today? The flow of Tebow-related tweets continues at such an awesome rate th ... More >>
Lori MidsonIt hasn't been a good year for our economy, but it's been a stellar year for the Denver restaurant scene, which continues to produce culinary heroes and push the envelope. I can't even begin to guess how many meals I've eaten in restaurants over the past year, but I'm fairly certai ... More >>
Lori MidsonFood Network magazine heralds the pizza at Pizzeria LocaleSix months ago, editors from Food Network magazine zigzagged across the country in search of the holy grail -- or, more precisely, the best pizzas in the United States, and in the September issue, on newsstands August 9, th ... More >>
Lori Midson No. 69: Mais pizza from Pizzeria Locale "This is the oven that nearly bankrupted us," says Lachlan MacKinnon-Patterson, peering into the behemoth Stefano Ferrara oven, a floor-to-ceiling labor of love, shipped direct from Italy, that's constructed from volcanic rock culled from ... More >>
Britt Chester SUFJAN STEVENS With DM Stith 11.2.10 | Paramount Theatre "I'm high," someone near me whispered with a wink just before the lights went down and Sufjan Stevens's band of black v-necked-tee-shirted accompanists started tuning their instruments together in a cacophony of sound. A ... More >>
Saturday, July 16, Bluebird Theater, 303-322-2308.
Yummy Yummy Tasty Thai has all you care to eat -- and then some.
And I'll dine if I want to.
A surprising portrait of an aging godfather deserves a place of honor with the Corleones.
Kiss Me, Kate blends Broadway classics with a classy leading lady.
P.T. Barnum was a great showman, but Denver's Bart Barnum may be just as good.
Backbeat contributors reflect on the releases that helped them survive the year 2000.
October 1 - 7, 1998