History can build and destroy nations, create and end wars and help society wrangle with ethical obligations and failures. But when teachers reduce it to an endless scroll of names and dates that have been stripped of context, history loses its power. The Smithsonian Institution's Richard Kurin is ... More >>
If you spent all your extra cash on a lavish floral arrangement for your mother (as you should have), you can still have fun in Denver this weekend. Events around town include everything from an all-you-can-eat pancake party to a walking fest to Mexican wrestling plus comedy. Check out the online We ... More >>
As Denver's crankiest historian, Phil Goodstein takes his audience on a journey into civic corruption, greed and corporate maleficence. He sniffs out stories of scandal and blasts ruling elites for degrading the potential of the Queen City of the Plains. Since the 1980s, Goodstein has walked and bik ... More >>
If smoking weed with the masses at Civic Center Park or Easter egg hunts aren't your thing, there's still plenty to Denver in Denver this weekend, everything from debates to art openings to a three-day celebration of music, comedy and, yes, cannabis. We've picked out ten of the best events, all unde ... More >>
Is Lumber Baron Inn: Denver's Mystery Mansion, Denver historian Phil Goodstein's latest book, really about just one building? "Yes, it is," replies Goodstein. "Compared to a lot of my books" -- like the recently released Denver History Index, about where to find out more about the city's past and pr ... More >>
The Halloween season isn't just about candy and costumes -- there's a supernatural side to the holiday, and Colorado is full of great ways to get spooked. From cemetery walks to haunted wild West town tours, here are ten of the best opportunities for scaring up a good time (and maybe even witnessing ... More >>
In the basement of the Park Hill Community Bookstore, the volunteers who work there have written the opening lines of their favorite books on a yellow door. It's a daily reminder of the importance of literature -- and the reason they decided to donate their time and energy in the first place to the ... More >>
Here's looking at you, Denver blog posts. Colorado Pols features an anti-Personhood Amendment rally, staged even before the measure has reached the ballot. Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead Broke touts Phil Goodstein's walking tours. Coyote Gulch: The 2012 drought could dry up 2013 water le ... More >>
Like a good ghost story or a reality show in eternal reruns, Tiffany Fitzgerald's "Ghost Adventures host Zak Bagans comes to Denver, meets Phil Goodstein, acts like a child" lives on, and on. And the comments keep coming.
Fans of Zak Bagans jumped to his defense after Tiffany Fitzgerald suggested that the Ghost Adventures host didn't act very professional in last Friday night's segment, which featured several Denver landmarks -- including the Peabody Mansion, the Tivoli and Phil Goodstein. "Phil Goodstein is a godda ... More >>
I will not say that Ghost Adventures host Zak Bagans (referred to in the Urban Dictionary as "Douche Bagans") is the douchiest guy to ever host his own TV show, that he's a certifiable uber-chad, that he looks like Ryan Seacrest and Ty Pennington's love child, or that the way his hair creeps sideway ... More >>
No foolin' here, this is your Friday edition of Denver Blogs. Service-y blog Things to Do in Denver when You're Dead Broke offers this tip today: "Don't miss local historian Phil Goodstein's great walking tours. Only $10 and a great way to learn more about our favorite city!" Read all about ... More >>
Denver native and historical-raconteur-about-town Phil Goodstein probably boasts the most encyclopedic mind for local history that you've ever encountered: Whereas other Denver experts expound on it, Goodstein gushes, spouts, lives, breathes and obsesses about its every detail, whether aloud on hi ... More >>
"South Capitol Hill was booming in the early 20th century. The area on the ridge south of Cheesman Park sloping toward the Country Club neighborhood rapidly emerged as a premier residential location as Denver recovered from the Panic of 1893. Before long, distinguished houses dotted 7th ... More >>
Phil Goodstein releases his latest local work.
Peter Park is in the urban-planning game for good.
Firefighters Museum toasts ghosts
A catastrophe of history has quashed an apostrophe; now Roger Oram wants to put it back.
Phil O'Goodstein will paint a picture of Denver's Irish.
Walking Tours by Phil Goodstein
March 18-24, 1999
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