Each May, the U.S. Postal Service compiles a list of the cities with the most reported dog attacks on postal workers -- and in 2013 (using data from the previous year), Denver ranked twelfth out of fourteen. But while that's not great, it's better than Denver's placement on the new roster, which fin ... More >>
Big Freedia (due this Saturday, November 23, at the Bluebird Theater) is the stage name of Freddie Ross, who began performing in his home town of New Orleans as a backup dancer and singer for Katey Red, a local drag queen who performed bounce music. Nicknamed "Freedia" by a friend, Ross created a st ... More >>
THE POSTAL SERVICE @ RED ROCKS | 5/30 "We had to cancel last night because I lost my voice, but I've got it back, kinda sorta," Ben Gibbard told a packed house last night at Red Rocks, referring to scrapping the previous night's gig in Salt Lake City. "And by kinda sorta I mean this will be kind of ... More >>
To mark National Dog Bite Prevention Week, the U.S. Postal Service has assembled an unusual list: The top fourteen cities during fiscal 2012 when it comes to dog attacks on postal workers. No, dogs biting mail deliverers isn't just a staple of old sitcoms. It actually happens a lot, and Denver made ... More >>
The Visual Stimulations for People Who Were High Coachella's art installations -- the ones designed to impress you while you're high, aka all of them -- were particularly impressive this year. There was the tesla coil, the crane that was formerly a flower but now a praying mantis, the giant floresce ... More >>
Karen O's Outfit Karen O's wardrobe on Friday night was bad ass. The Yeah Yeah Yeah's frontwoman appeared on the main stage in a technicolor cape draped over a suit that looked like it was made of mercury. The vibrant collage was topped with a headpiece that Liberace might have worn had he ever been ... 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 >>
Update below: Each day seems to bring another shocking report in the Aurora theater shootings investigation. Today's? Fox News maintains that suspected murderer James Holmes sent a notebook filled with plans and details of his assault to a University of Colorado psychiatrist -- but it wasn't discove ... More >>
It's the stuff of Saturday-morning cartoons and "The Far Side:" a hapless postal carrier being chased around the neighborhood by the family dog. But the vicious attack on a Denver postal carrier on Monday demonstrated that mail carriers face real danger even on their regular routes. In fact, Denver ... More >>
I can't claim to own this idea. I picked it up secondhand from my sister, who told me that when her friend gets junk mail with return envelopes that say "no postage necessary if mailed in the United States," he sends it back. With stuff in it. What kind of stuff, I'm not sure. But I stole the idea - ... More >>
Katie ByronJimmy Tamborello of DntelJimmy Tamborello. While the name might not register immediately, you've probably heard his work with the Postal Service, an outfit that also features Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard. On his own throughout the '90s, Tamborello, who plays under the name Dntel (due ... More >>
Tuesday, August 9, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
What does it say about the U.S.A. in 2011 that our Postal Service accidentally used the replica Statue of Liberty in Las Vegas rather than the real thing as a model for its stamp honoring Lady Liberty's 125th anniversary? For one thing, it says we Americans love our landmarks so much that we ... More >>
Monday, November 29, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Ben Gibbard at MGD's "The Craft" September 10, 2007 Better Than: Not seeing Ben Gibbard play at all, but just barely. Like the smell of freshly laid carpet. Or the pungent odor of melting polyvinyl chloride mixed with smugfuckness. That’s what my mouth tasted like after tonight’s Ben Gibbard s ... More >>
The forthcoming Postal Service rate hike promises to be record-breaking.
NHL 2K7 looks pretty, but fails to light the lamp.
Classics (XL Recordings)
Tuesday, February 14, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Saturday, October 8, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.
Navajo Weaving Stamp
Carmichael Training Systems
Fragments (Chez Moi Records)
Postmen in the Mountains delivers a subtle story.
Give Up (Sub Pop)
A few digits could cause a big shift for north Denver postal customers.
Terminal Annex Post Office
U.S. Post Office, Rocky Mountain Station
Hostages in December's Postal Service incident open their golden parachutes.
The never-ending Postal Service "wackadoo" case takes a U-turn in favor of the fired workers.
Want to try Steve Goodman's postal job? There's nothing to it.
Like it or not, the mountain town of Ward is getting a new post office.
A postal employee wins a reversal of his case in the "big butt" controversy.
EVERYBODY LOVES THIS COMMERCE CITY POSTAL EMPLOYEE. SO WHY DON'T HIS BOSSES?
THINGS YOU DID IN DENVER WHILE YOU WERE STOPPED DEAD IN TRAFFIC ON THE WAY TO DIA.
A VICTIM OF POST OFFICE "HARASSMENT" MOONLIGHTS IN THE BIGGEST BUTT CONTEST.
DOWNTOWN POSTAL WORKERS TAKE A LICKING--AND KEEP ON TICKING.HANDLE WITH CARE CROTCH-GRABBERS, MOO COWS AND WACKADOOS--DELIVER US FROM DOWNTOWN'S FEUDING POSTAL WORKERS.
A POSTAL WORKER CLAIMS HE WAS FIRED FOR BLOWING THE WHISTLE.