In recent months, we've been reporting about the shocking number of hit-and-runs in the area. Take yesterday's report about the plea deal involving Theresa O'Connor, who's admitted causing the death of cyclist Ernesto Wiedenburg. Given the volume of such offenses, the hit-and-run incident for which ... More >>
The Grawlix dudes are back! The Denver comedy trio has been out doing big things on the national stage lately, but tonight, Adam Cayton Holland, Ben Roy and Andrew Orvedahl bring their ridiculous monthly show back to the Denver -- and for a bargain price. If comedy is not your thing, you can also ch ... More >>
In A Federal Case, I'll be eating my way up Federal Boulevard -- south to north -- within Denver city limits. I'll be skipping the national chains and per-scoop Chinese joints, but otherwise I'll report from every vinyl booth, walk-up window and bar stool where food is served. Here's the report on t ... More >>
Back in 1982, the Mile High City-set series Dynasty was the most popular show on TV, but only establishing shots were regularly filmed here. So what was Denver really like back then? We stumbled upon a regular time-machine of a book that shows us: Denver Now, described as "Denver's Business Showcase ... More >>
Just over two weeks ago, Gaetano's, the long-standing newly remodeled Italian restaurant on the corner of 38th Avenue and Tejon, was nailed by a Ford Probe that careened through the sidewalk patio, breaking windows and causing the iconic restaurant, which has a string of bad luck when it comes to be ... More >>
Candidates for Congress fielded questions for hours this morning at a forum in Thorton where six politicians debated the economy and job creation, taxes, energy policy and unsurprisingly, health care -- launching a jam-packed week of political events in Colorado.
Claudia Folska's resume is impressive. In college, she started a nonprofit. After graduate school, she biked from Pakistan to China. This past spring, she earned a dual doctorate from the University of Colorado. And best of all, she once groped Arnold Schwarzenegger -- a feat she jokes that she coul ... More >>
Down to your last $10? Rather than spend it on something boring like food or your electricity bill, do something fun with that Hamilton. September is just a week away, but there are still plenty of ways to get out and have some inexpensive summer fun. From a Fiesta Cookout to comedy festivals with b ... More >>
See Also: Tonight: Wymond Miles at the hi-dive Wymond Miles is better known to the rest of the world for his scintillating guitar work in the San Francisco psych-garage pop band the Fresh & Onlys. But Miles grew up in Aurora, and during the second half of the '90s and going on for around a decade, ... More >>
Wymond Miles (due tonight at Twist and Shout and tomorrow night at The Gothic Theater) hails from Denver's completely unglamorous suburb directly to the east, Aurora. In the mid-'90s Miles started to become involved in the underground music scene in Denver, initially, and most notably, for his exper ... More >>
Tacos y Salsas has been a hit since the original opened on Federal Boulevard six years ago -- and since then, this homegrown chain has spread out across the metro area, with more than a half-dozen locations in the metro area now open. Not, however, the Aurora location at 2284 South Chambers Road. T ... More >>
"You would not have bought this book and read this far into it if your food culture was intact and healthy." Michael Pollan I'm just about finished with Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food, a great read that's as fascinating as it is depressing. It's the kind of book that can make you somewh ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Mother's Day is Sunday -- so if you haven't yet made arrangements for a beautiful bouquet and fabulous brunch for Mom, get moving. Also on the culinary calendar this week: Cinco de Mayo and a little race called the Kentucky Derby...
"The Searchers."The Colorado legislature just nixed a plan to tack a ten-cent fee onto movie tickets, money that would have been used to provide financial incentives for film companies that want to make movies in this state. As revised, the bill would now ask for donations from movie-goers -- ... More >>
Big pics below.Update: Opponents of Senator Kent Lambert's immigration bills have dismissed them as Arizona-imitating, Latino-alienating and budget-busting. As for proponents of the measures, they've now got a rallying cry in the hit-and-run accident that killed Jose Medina near the Rockstar ... More >>
View Larger Map Getting your drink on proved risky last night at T&R Liquors in Aurora, pictured in the graphic above (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map"). According to the Aurora Police Department, an argument outside the store led to multiple gunshots that hit multiple ... More >>
View Larger Map Earlier today, we told you about a shootout at Aurora's T&R Liquors, pictured in the graphic above (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map"). Now, the Aurora Police Department has confirmed that one of the three people wounded in the melee has died: Aubrey Ars ... More >>
So it’s a beautiful Wednesday in the early evening and I’m sitting in a traffic jam at a gas station. I’ve already been here ten minutes, idling, creeping forward, jockeying for positions at the next available pump. Don’t even think about it, lady. No, no, no – Shit! I’m thinking about r ... More >>
Ah, 1995: a time when entire Best Of categories were devoted to the O.J. Simpson trial, Bernie Bickerstaff and Dikembe Mutombo were still dominating the sports pages, and Mel's Bar and Grill was still new. Check out the winners from our 1995 Best Of issue after the jump.
As my friend who told me about the event noted, were it not for the neatly manicured grass in Del Mar Park this past Saturday, you wouldn’t have been able to tell you weren’t in Ghana. Because, while everyone else in the city was busy greeting September with college football, the Asanteman Asso ... More >>
Portions of Mr. & Mrs. Smith were filmed in Glenwood Springs. Last week the American Film Institute issued its updated list of the top 100 films of all time. As to be expected, Citizen Kane is still number one, but Casablanca fell to number three in favor of The Godfather. To view the complete lis ... More >>
Rising political powerhouse Jared Polis is rich, tireless and filled with contradictions.
Rocky Mountain Shootout opens the sailing season
The Song Remains the Same
From the week of October 23, 2003
Denver's streetcar named survival stars on Elimidate.
From the week of Janury 16, 2003
Smoke Free or Die
An ambitious plan to expand Denver's parks may take root if the political climate is fertile.
The Colorado Rush changed the rules of youth soccer -- and stomped the opposition.
Schoolyard slurs, an incest charge and county social services shatter a black family's Kiowa dream.
From the week of June 15.
Everyone said they wanted homeless people to be invisible at Lowry. So why aren't they?
Sport utility vehicles aren't as safe as you think.
A local author takes the detective novel to the cleaners.
May 7 - 13, 1998
Local Baptist preacher Acen Phillips has a passel of fancy cars and a devil of a history in court.
From body bags to gang shootings, artist Bill Potts has seen the horror--and held on to the dream.
Vinh Ngoc Le counts his blessings.