Brace yourselves. The World Cup is coming. Every four years, nations come together as they try to earn soccer immortality, and bar managers work their asses off to get you in their doors and keep you there. By the time the games start on June 12, almost every sports bar in town will have drink spec ... More >>
The devastating flooding in Colorado over the past few days caught most of us by very unpleasant surprise. But according to EFG-BN U.S. Food Reserves, the folks at Harvest Army World Revival saw it coming -- and interpret the disaster as a warning from God for "the Church and His Kids to return, re ... More >>
To some Coloradans, the name Andrew Romanoff is synonymous with disappointment. After losing to incumbent Senator Micheal Bennet in a primary that attracted an almost unheard-of amount of attention, the ex-speaker of the Colorado House took a lower-profile job with the International Development Ente ... More >>
The Tarot is often seen as an obscure art, but Tarot Life Cards: Using Your Birthday to Chart Your Course, by Connie Lehman and Irene Clurman, makes it more accessible. Lehman has been drawing, sculpting, embroidering and curating in Colorado for decades. In 2004 she began illustrating Tarot cards f ... More >>
Brandon MarshallSADE & JOHN LEGEND at PEPSI CENTER | 8/11/11Sade brings a level of splendor, sophistication and smoldering seductiveness to her work unlike anyone else. While plenty of other vocalists admittedly possess a more expansive range, few carry themselves with the sort of grace and g ... More >>
When I first met Steve Shoppman and Steve Bouey more than two years ago, their plan sounded a little crazy. The longtime roommates and adventure lovers had read a 1967 memoir called Who Needs a Road?, about a road trip all the way around the world, and they decided to repeat the journey -- a story t ... More >>
Over the next couple of weeks, Backbeat will feature some Top Ten lists from around the Village Voice Media chain. Click here for previous year-in-review coverage from Backbeat and VVM. Any knucklehead with DSL and a laptop can now make an electronic track. With a half hour of clicking and fiddlin ... More >>
Chris Nevitt, both pro-union and an economist, represents some of the poorest and wealthiest areas of the city. Can he bring everyone together?
An agitator like his father, this saxman uses music as a weapon.
Caught in an Internet con, courtesy FedEx.
Driving a cab is the most dangerous job in America -- but it also lets immigrants move ahead. Is this a great country or what?
Multimedia flamenco show captures gitano spirit
When DJ Vadim traveled to the ends of the earth, he found hip-hop in every corner.
Martin Sexton, rock music's black sheep, strikes out on his own. Again.
Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.
Mark McGinnis has a lot of faith in his multicultural art.
A class-action suit becomes a vehicle for racial justice.
Celebrity drummer Ginger Baker prepares to leave Colorado. Will he be gone for good?
Two decades does the music of Yusef Lateef and Rahsaan Roland Kirk a world of good.
Sparks are flying between sculptor Ed Dwight and a former employee.
DRUMMER GINGER BAKER TALKS ABOUT JAZZ, CREAM AND HIS LATEST OBSESSION--POLO.