With the temperatures dropping, Thai food -- with all its fresh flavors and heat -- is sounding very appetizing. Thai Monkey Club, which Gretchen Kurtz just reviewed, is just one of the exciting new spots that's joined a line of favorite standbys. Spice junkies often quabble over the spots with the ... More >>
Picture.Me.Here is a digital storytelling exhibit for refugees from the Mercy Housing/ Grace Apartments in Aurora. A year ago, Brigid McAuliffe and Erin Preston, digital storytelling professionals, sat in a Bhutanese woman's apartment, drinking amazing tea and teaching that woman and other refuges h ... More >>
Emily's Coffee, 1261 Glenarm Place, is honoring World Refugee day by providing free house-brewed coffee from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. The shop is located in Emily Griffith Technical College and serves as a job-training program for refugees. See also: - Local refugees from Burma would be lost withou ... More >>
This one's officially for the kids, but it's really about the whole world, and the suffering of people in other nations. As part of its ongoing Monthly Creative Literacy program in collaboration with the Denver Public Library, RedLine will host the second of two One Million Bones art events in Denv ... More >>
Money troubles? Forget your cares while enjoying some of the bargain entertainment in Denver this weekend. Friday thrugh Sunday are full of interesting events -- everything from watching classic Saturday morning cartoons and local comedy to gazing at dinosaur bones -- and we've found seven great eve ... More >>
Chris Brokaw has had a career in underground music that sounds like it can't possibly be true: He went to Oberlin College in the '80s, where he met Sooyoung Park, Liz Phair, John McEntire and Stephen Immerwahr. After graduation he played drums briefly with GG Allin, and from there he more or less he ... More >>
Weld County is launching a campaign to educate immigrants about the importance of reporting crimes to the police. "We want everyone to report crime, every time," Ken Buck, the Weld County district attorney, said today at a press conference in Greeley. That includes undocumented immigrants and refu ... More >>
Around a beautiful garden, playground equipment and a turf soccer field -- and under the shade provided by a large cottonwood tree -- members of the diverse East Colfax community joined together in a grand opening celebration for a new city park on East 13th Avenue and Xenia Street this past weekend ... More >>
Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma is currently in Thailand, her first international trip in 24 years. Suu Kyi spent much of the past two decades under a house arrest enforced by the ruling military junta, which has since been replaced. Now freed, Suu Kyi has been elected to Parliament. The ... More >>
Colorado is home to more than two thousand refugees from Burma, an isolated country in southeast Asia. Among them is Drucie Bathin, the head of the Colorado Rangers Organization, which works on the model of refugees helping refugees, and the subject of our cover story, "A World Away." And what is it ... More >>
www.egos-school.com Five years ago, teachers at the Emily Griffith Technical College Language Learning Center, which offers free English classes to refugees, recognized a problem: Even when refugees landed jobs, they had trouble holding onto them. "We noticed that they were lacking in America ... More >>
In 2010, Colorado welcomed 2,367 refugees from around the world. That's more than in 2009, when 2,157 refugees were resettled here, but fewer than in 1980, when 4,200 refugees made Colorado their new home. So where do these refugees come from -- and why? As explained in the cover story "A World Awa ... More >>
The government of Burma (also known as Myanmar) is undergoing a transformation of sorts. As explained in this week's cover story, "A World Away," Burma has been a dangerous place for decades due to civil wars and the oppressive policies of the former ruling military junta. In the past year, a new no ... More >>
This week's cover story, "A World Away," tells the story of Drucie Bathin, a 46-year-old refugee from Burma who has made it her life's work to help other, newer refugees. She has a soft spot for the teenagers. To help them connect to their heritage, and stay out of trouble, she plays chauffeur and c ... More >>
NopalitoI did some traveling this summer, and I used each trip as an opportunity to eat my way through a city. Frequently, I'd note, with smug superiority, that we do certain things just as well -- or better -- in Denver. But there were also moments when I was gullet-deep in some delicious mo ... More >>
It started with a vacant lot. But where others saw a scrubby, rectangular piece of land strewn with rocks and broken glass, the refugees living in the adjacent apartments saw a soccer field and a gathering place and spot to grow vegetables. On Monday, the city Parks and Recreation Department ... More >>
New releases are an excellent option for holiday gifts, because unless you're out shopping for someone who buys, rather literally, everything the day of release, you can almost be guaranteed that it's something they don't already have. We've got a good wide-ranging selection of stuff this wee ... More >>
This is distinctly American music. Working with a lineup that's fluctuated between six and ten and has included members of Jurassic 5, Ozomatli has for some fifteen years been blending Latin rhythms and hip-hop influences for a sound that's as big as it is varied and multicultural. The U.S. ... More >>
Nothing classes up a film festival like Chevy Chase. For details on this week's Boulder International Film Festival, go to bouldertheater.com, and check westword.com/slideshow next week for photos from the event. Our Boulder International Film Festival top five: 1. Be less poor. If you're like ev ... More >>
Culture abounds at the fifth annual African Extravaganza.
Twenty years later, our one-man military machines still going Rambo.
I could write a book about the smut Iíve seen at the library.
Randy Schoch delivers Chinese treats with an American twist.
This little storefront curries favor with fans of Thai food.
Dinosaurs rule the dance floors no more.
Some very Nobel intentions pay off.
In just two months, change starts here. In Denver. No joke.
Youth and success are relative to Thurston Moore.
Alan Clements uses Spiritually Incorrect to skewer modern hype.
Stealth aims low and hits its mark.
Gifts for Yuletide reach high tide
Fire up your brainpan
Unusual mediums are showcased at the Bayeux Gallery and the Foothills Art Center.
A plethora of shows highlight the diversity of the Colorado aesthetic.
How a couple of "average, flawed people" are jammin' till the jam is through.