Update: We have a winner of our Trillium Norway dinner! Last week, we asked Cafe Society commenters to guess how many pounds of gravlax, on average, chef Ryan Leinonen serves in a month at Trillium. Congrats to sixfeetofsnow, who guessed fifteen pounds of gravlax. The actual number is thirty, a lot ... More >>
It's Flag Day -- an oft-overlooked day of national pride. Some of which is demonstrated in very strange ways. Modern interpretations of Betsy Ross's design can go beyond cloth and, depending on your point of view, beyond good taste, too. Here are ten nontraditional but memorable uses of America's s ... More >>
Coffee started as a hobby for Phil Goodlaxson, owner of Corvus Coffee. "I have a business degree, I did the corporate life for a bit, and when I'd had enough of that, I started looking for something that would be an artisan craft. I started getting more and more interested in coffee," he explains. ... More >>
Cranbeary has been unlucky in love. Frosty, a 25-year-old male who was the last bear destined to mate with the Denver Zoo's frisky female, died of liver cancer a month after Cranbeary arrived in Denver, making her the Anna Nicole Smith of polar bears. But the zoo is trying again with Lee, a twelve-y ... More >>
For every parent out there worried about pedophilia, Doug Stanhope offers a reassurance: In all likelihood, nobody wants to fuck your kid. That bit is up there on the list of incredibly offensive Stanhope material, but it's by no means all there is; over the course of his twenty-year career, ... More >>
Morrissey: Jackass and wordsmith?That's the question posed by Wade Sears, in reaction to Cory Lamz's piece published on Wednesday about Morrissey's comments comparing the shooting in Norway to slaughterhouses used by fast food chains. (Moz, as fans know, is a staunch vegetarian.) Read that fu ... More >>
Morrissey has a big mouth.Morrissey's vocal chords are good for two things: singing awesome tunes and spewing controversial word vomit. Who could forget last week's quote in which Morrissey compared the Norway killings to McDonald's and "Kentucky Fried Shit"?
World renowned press conference showman LeBron James -- or LeBenedict James, as he is known in Ohio -- played in the final game of the NBA Championships two nights ago, while all of Cleveland, including his former teammates on the Cavaliers who weren't busy with their day jobs as fry cooks an ... More >>
Wendy Alfredsen.On December 8, 2009, Berlyn Alfredsen, then five-years-old, was taken out of class by one of her adoptive mothers to attend her great grandmother's funeral in Norway. This wouldn't have been notable, except Berlyn's great grandmother was still alive. Wendy Alfredsen, Berlyn's ... More >>
Now that summer is nearly here, it means we need to prep ourselves for hot days, big blockbusters and vacations. That means the best picks for this week come in the form of comic book origin stories to prep you for all the big movies, and two -- yes, two -- big-time mystery-thriller novels th ... More >>
Husband-and-wife photography team Brian Mohr and Emily Johnson are doing things the hard way with their Wild People, Wild Places project: For their most recent adventure, featured on the cover of Wend Magazine's January 2011 issue, the duo toured Norway's Arctic Alps for a month using only sk ... More >>
There's something admirable about an artist who just does their own damn thing, who doesn't give a fuck about trends or tastes, and who couldn't care less about how cool they look -- or don't look. Ladies and gentleman, Loke Wilson is just such an artist. In the cold, dark hinterlands of Nor ... More >>
After being urged to withhold the airing of Katy Perry's appearance on Sesame Street, someone over at PBS clearly needs a guidebook of which musicians not to hire for the show. What were they expecting exactly? Did they miss the whole bit about her kissing a girl and liking it, or that whole ... More >>
If zipping off to Canada for some bathroom sex doesn't say "Happy Valentine's Day" to you, how about a fast trip to Scandinavia, where Valentine is one of the most popular saints? Consider these charming Scandinavian customs:
As music critics -- and people who generally think about, talk about, listen to and make music -- the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to right now?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. ... More >>
Candace Horganâ€‹While Keystone and Copper were celebrating their respective openings over the weekend, Arapahoe Basin, which opened on October 9, was giving their guests more terrain to ski.
Photo courtesy of Copper Mountain"Testing....testing....yep, it's ready." Each week, we'll tell you which three resorts should win your weekend. Last week, it was also the only three running lifts. This week, however, we had to actually make a decision or two to bring you the choicest mount ... More >>
Sunday, June 7, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 303-297-1772.
Saturday, November 1, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-837-0360.
This Norwegian trio’s latest album is a valentine to the Bible’s biggest bad boy.
Fast reviews of recent releases
Demigod (Century Media)
This unconventional comedic drama from Norway might be just the ticket.
Sondre Lerche puts plenty of fizz into his sophisticated brand of pop.
Norwegian retro-rockers Cato Salsa Experience heat up Scandinavia with a cool sound.
Frozen Dead Guy Days
Readers give our food critic something to chew on.
Don't Say You Love Me
Weary Denver computer programmer Thom Lancy dreams of retracing the Kon-tiki expedition to the South Seas.
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