This will be a bad week for some of the elephants in Colorado's Grand Old Party: three of the four candidates -- Tom Tancredo, Mike Kopp, Bob Beauprez and Scott Gessler -- running for the Republican gubernatorial nomination will be sitting on the sidelines after Tuesday's primary, while one will get ... More >>
The Trestle Bike Skills Park at Barnum Park will host a grand reopening tomorrow, March 30, with riders of all levels invited to come out and get some air on its expertly designed jumps and berms. Though the park is always free, the day's festivities include the added bonus of tips from pros on how ... More >>
Has the calm before the edible storm that is Thanksgiving got you down in the dumps? Revolution Circus, a huge compendium of bands, freaks, sideshow acts, burlesque girls, body painters, acrobats, tatto artists, belly dancers, hoopers and other circusy things will take over City Hall for a many-leve ... More >>
Ukulele Loki knows a thing or two about what makes a freakshow a freakshow. He's been active in the circus and sideshow arts (yes, that is a thing) for years, honing his craft as a "talented talker" (or what the squares might call a barker, a term he rejects as vulgar) and delving into the history a ... More >>
While people debate the changes in Highland, one refugee sings the praises of Barnum, which Jef Otte celebrated in "O, Barnum! An ode to Denver's least desirable neighborhood." This neighborhood may be named after circus promoter P.T. Barnum, but its fans aren't clowning around.
Residents of Barnum love their neighborhood, and several added their own reasons why to Jef Otte's "O, Barnum! An ode to Denver's least desirable neighborhood." Otte loves the activity, the weird stores around Federal Boulevard, even the fact that although the area's named for P.T. Barnum, t ... More >>
Front porch chillin': A favorite occupation of what I like to call "the Barnumployed."If you happen to find yourself in Barnum and you don't live there, chances are you're lost. And not just because it's not a neighborhood that lends itself to being found -- find one of two streets that make ... More >>
Mythica von Griffyn has a long history in the haunted house business, where she first started working when she was only fourteen, and she's also known as a multi-talented poet, chalk artist and body painter. That considered, Mythica is a match made in heaven as the Freak Show manager for the ... More >>
Dana Cain: A glittering rainbow-avalanche of arts.If the overarching Colorado arts scene is like an awesome picture of a unicorn galloping across a rainbow -- and we're going to go ahead and say that it is -- then Dana Cain is like the glitter: essential. A tireless arts cheerleader and all a ... More >>
Where would PETA wash their cars? The elephant seen in the photograph above squints his eye and squeals in pain from the burning caused by the car wash cleaning solution. The sign graces the Jumbo Car Wash, which was named after the first elephant purchased by P.T. Barnum (in 1882), and is lo ... More >>
P.T. Barnum."There's a sucker born every minute," P.T. Barnum supposedly said That includes all those suckers who still believe the stories about how Barnum, the founder of the Greatest Show on Earth, which rolled into town yesterday, called Denver home over a century ago.
Infomercial get-rich-quick schemes are a little like weight-loss scams: both of them take something that's relatively simple -- work more to make more money, eat less to lose weight -- and pretend that there's a magic path through all the time and effort and commitment it takes. It's all abou ... More >>
Greeley celebrates the American Spirit.
Monday, July 28, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Buntport Theater’s Brian Colonna doesn’t feel like his group is often recognized for the original work they do – at least not until their 2006 MasterMind award. “The way we promote ourselves is word of mouth and recognition in the paper. It’s a great boon to have your name in the paper in ... More >>
Michael Moore reveals the twisted care of being sick.
A recent blog focused on a pair of websites, RadioVote.com and DenverSurvey.com, which ask radio fans to share their listening habits in order to improve stations and win prizes -- yet they don't reveal who's behind the questions or state up-front precisely what rewards might await. One listener rep ... More >>
No matter how you slice it, Denver does not have the best pie.
When visiting Colorado, tourists are advised to shop around.
Sam'l P. Arnold is still holding down The Fort.
Nobody does nostalgic melodrama like Guy Maddin.
The Barrys (Play Dead Records)
From Caro's Corner to Griff's, local joints are pleased to meat you.
Part Disney, part Barnum, the man who saved comics is all Stan Lee.
Denver's last dance for the '90s.
Sensory Circus seeks to juggle creative circuits
From the week of February 27, 2003
A decade ago, Vertigo started a revolution by making comics for adults
The Waybacks strike a chord with fans of old-timey music.
From the week of May 24, 2001
P.T. Barnum was a great showman, but Denver's Bart Barnum may be just as good.
Arizona's Les Payne Product feels the burn.
A History of Skiing in Colorado, by Abbott Fay
Colorado's Ocean Journey is banking on expensive special effects to drive home its conservationist message.
From dark horse to Nighthorse, it's been one hell of a ride for Ben Campbell.