What the hell's going on with teen kidnappings that cross state lines and have Colorado connections? Last month, there was the case of Jillian Burgos, a fourteen-year-old from Maryland who was found in Colorado with alleged kidnapper Timothy Wind. Now, a sixteen-year-old has been rescued in Phoenix ... More >>
Neighbors and frequent visitors to LoHi are probably familiar with the Denver Book Binding Company building on the corner of 17th and Erie; it has been there since 1962, long before scenesters slapped the moniker on the hillside neighborhood. The historic book-binding business (operating continuous ... More >>
AshleyMadison.com, a dating site devoted to people who love snapping bonds of matrimony (its slogan is, "Life is short -- Have an affair") has come up with its 2013 list of the top ten cities for mistresses as measured by the percentage of women who cheat. And Denver made it! Woo-hoo! What places s ... More >>
We all know folks from around the country who graduate from the University of Colorado at Boulder and then never leave town -- and it turns out this decision's a mighty good one according to Kiplinger, whose list of the ten best cities for grads prominently features the People's Republic. Count dow ... More >>
A decade of continuity for the Denver Film Society ended with the departure of programming manager Keith Garcia last month. Denver film fans who came to trust Garcia's vision needn't worry, though -- the show will go on, and the newest addition to the DFS family is already on the job. Coming to Denv ... More >>
Medical cannabis has been on the fast-track to mainstream acceptance over the last few years, and more and more high-profile organizations, including the MS Foundation, are aligning themselves with cannabis groups promoting the safe and beneficial plant. Add to that list Boulder's BStrong foundatio ... More >>
Every once in a while you really want a taste of some old-fashioned, old-time favorites (that someone else has to cook, and then clean up after) like pot roast, meatloaf, mashed potatoes made with actual potatoes, fried corn and squash casserole, chicken-fried everything...and even a nice plate of f ... More >>
Welp, it's a wrap. No Morrissey, Denver. That's the word. Whoever said they were just waiting for the word "postponed" to follow word of the new date to make up for his twice previously postponed Denver dates, you should start buying lottery tickets or something. Well, except that the date hasn't be ... More >>
Brace yourself, my aging hipster friend: If you haven't heard, your favorite band from nearly a decade ago is back together and playing shows again. While the Coachella date is the one that got everybody hyperventilating, the Postal Service's tour actually kicks off a few days earlier in Reno. After ... More >>
Here's some news that ought to brighten your day -- assuming of course that you're suffering from a case of the Mondays like the rest of us and it needs brightening: A new date has been announced for Morrissey, whose previous date at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at the beginning of November was po ... More >>
See Also: Angry Hand of God at Bender's Tavern, 8/2/12 Angry Hand of God started in 2008 as a band inspired by the kind of slow, crushing, psychedelic metal that ran through most of the stoner rock bands at the time. Only this band has really strong riffs that have propelled it from the dark sludge ... More >>
Summer in Denver, and it's hot, hot, hot. So are the responses to Bree Davies's "Top five: Stop whining and enjoy the summer already." And in his comment, Desert Badass added fuel to the ire with this: It's 116 in Phoenix Arizona so quit your sniveling you Colorado Pussies.
Hot enough for you? Bree Davies's "top five reasons to stop whining and enjoy the summer already" has plenty of people hot under the collar.
On Wednesday, September 12, you'll have a chance to become part of history and help the Melvins weasel their way into the Guinness World Records book, which they hope to do by playing shows in all fifty states plus one in the District of Columbia in just 51 days. One can only imagine what sparked th ... More >>
In Colorado, the debate about the positive attributes of medical marijuana has been going on for years -- but it's relatively new in Arizona, home to our sister paper, the Phoenix New Times, which just published the Ray Stern feature "Marijuana is real medicine for a long list of ills." Despite its ... More >>
Big pics below.Pole Dancing Universe's International Pole Dance Competition took place in Denver over the weekend, and according to the organization's Facebook page, there were four big winners: Michelle Stanek (pro division), Phoenix Kazree (amateur), Maria Luz Escalanta (pole artist) and Ti ... More >>
Attack the Block -- the Joe Cornish flick bought to you by Edgar Wright, geek god director of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World -- is an absurdly great movie. It's the kind of work that inspires kids to become filmmakers, because it's so effective and well-constructe ... More >>
Miyamae.Update: Judd Golden, attorney for Yukari Miyamae, accused of grabbing and twisting a TSA agent's breast at Phoenix's Sky Harbor Airport, reveals that felony sex abuse charges against her have been dropped. But that doesn't mean Miyamae is entirely off the hook.
Visit Denver just rolled out its $2 million summer tourism campaign, tagged "Denver's Summer of Adventure," which touts the opportunity to have both an urban and an outdoor adventure when visitors come to this city. And so far, the target markets look like easy pickins: Kansas City, Dallas an ... More >>
Big pic below.As of last week, the worst PR Boulder-based Sunflower Farmers Market faced had to do with New Mexico employee Anthony Garcia allegedly putting semen into a customer's yogurt. But that's a minor hit compared to the resignation of company founder and CEO Michael C. Gilliland's fol ... 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 >>
Denver Police have reportedly arrested four people in connection with the hit-and-run incident that took place over the weekend at Rockstar Lounge (940 Lincoln), in which valet Jose Medina was struck by vehicle and later died from his injuries. It was the 21-year-old's first night on the jo ... More >>
As the leader of Sepultura for over a decade, Max Cavalera helped put Brazil on the map. From the beginning, the outfit was clearly influenced by punk rock as much as it was by other metal bands, as evidenced by its socially conscious lyrics, its grassroots efforts to get its music out into t ... More >>
Most human smuggling cases in Colorado are handled by state prosecutors using a 2006 state law -- the effectiveness of which is questioned in this week's feature story, "Disappearing Act." But human smuggling remains a federal crime, as well -- and in cases where there are aggravating facto ... More >>
Friday, July 30, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Lori Midson Venue chef James Rugile Restaurant and chef semifinalists for the 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards were released this morning, which gives all the nominees exactly 32 days to chew on their success before the five finalists in each category are announced on Monday, March 22. The ... More >>
We just heard about a free compilation from Everyday Joes, a non-profit coffeehouse/music venue in Fort Collins. Never been there, but it sounds like a groovy place -- Danielle Ate the Sandwich says it's her favorite venue, bar none, and that's got to count for something, right? Anyway, the p ... More >>
Update: Just received word that U2 will be bringing its 360° tour to Denver on Saturday, June 12, at Invesco Field. Oh happy day! No word yet on when tickets will go on sale, but they Tickets go on sale on Friday, November 6, and will reportedly range from $55 to $250 online at the Invesco Field bo ... More >>
In a little over a month, Meese's major label debut is slated to drop. At a listening party a few months ago at the Larimer Lounge, we learned that the album would be titled Broadcast and would feature "The Start of It," a song well familiar to all of the kids on the frozen Front Range, that has sin ... More >>
This news will probably come as no surprise to those who were paying attention last summer when HEALTH sang the praises of Pictureplane in Pitchfork: Travis Egedy, who makes music under the Pictureplane moniker, has been picked up by Lovepump United. The New York-based imprint, which has also issue ... More >>
Nyke Nitti gets in where he fits in. LOCALS ONLY Nyke Nitti (formerly Nyke Loc) has been putting in work in the local scene for over a decade. His biggest project came around 2000, with the release of Mob Life on his Str8 Check’n imprint. The album scored a solid distribution deal to more than ... More >>
The new issue of Westword includes excerpts of a letter from one R. Rubio of Phoenix, which offers a flavor of a visitor's view of the city -- as well as a taste of what bad service can do for a town's reputation. Here's the entire letter: I am visiting Denver for the first time. I really like the ... More >>
Tuesday, July 22, Rhinoceropolis, 303-641-9809.
Last night, Village Voice Media (VVM) Executive Editor Michael Lacey, and VVM Chairman and CEO Jim Larkin were arrested by plainclothes officers in Phoenix on misdemeanor charges related to the alleged revealing of grand jury information in a Phoenix New Times feature story. Westword is a part of th ... More >>
Don’t be frightened. Bassist DJ Wilson of Scary Kids Scaring Kids doesn’t come across as particularly terrifying in either the profile of the band published in the October 18 Westword or the full Q&A, reproduced below. Wilson begins by talking about his hometown of Gilbert, Arizona, before tran ... More >>
At several highway entrance ramps in Scottsdale, Arizona, where I just spent five days visiting my mother, an enterprising social commentator posted signs reading, "Welcome to Scottsdale: Please disregard the First Amendment." Yet the Arizona Republic, the Phoenix area's principal daily newspaper, i ... More >>
Wednesday, February 7, Black Sheep, Colorado Springs, 1-866-468-7621.
Felicity Huffman is desperately engaging in an off-kilter road movie.
From the week of March 3, 2005
From the week of August 29, 2002
On the Phoenix food front.
Some fragrant examples of Indian cuisine.