Summer festivities are heating up here in Denver, and whether you're a fan of indoor or outdoor fun, there are plenty of things to do this weekend that won't strip your wallet bare -- from the annual chalk art festival to an ice cream social to a SXSW benefit show. Check out the online Westword cal ... More >>
While people scramble for reservations for a romantic dinner on February 14, two events today will be a feast for the senses. "An Appetite for Seduction," a Valentine's Day-inspired class at the Denver Botanic Gardens, will be hosted by Lee Clayton Roper, co-author of the award-winning cookbook A ... More >>
Mexican Independence Day might take a lower profile than Cinco de Mayo here in Denver, but that doesn't mean our Latino community -- and the rest of the town -- doesn't kick up its heels for El Grito de la Independencia: Mexico's real independence day (as opposed to Cinco), which is traditionally ce ... More >>
Tommy Lee Uncle 2215 West 32nd Avenue 303-433-3263 uncledenver.tumblr.com This is part two of my interview with Tommy Lee, exec chef of Uncle; part one of our chat ran yesterday. What do you enjoy most about your craft? Like most cooks, I enjoy the creativity of coming up with new dishes, but the ... More >>
Eating healthy can seem easy when all you have to do is go to the store and buy the products labeled "organic." But Pete Marczyk wants you to know where those products come from. On his new Rocky Mountain PBS show, Great Ingredients, Marczyk is traveling all over the state to find the best locally g ... More >>
At Wednesday's debate, Mitt Romney casually said that if he's elected president, he'll cut funding to PBS -- and he specifically mentioned Big Bird seconds later. Fowl play! That was a serious harsh to the eight-foot tall, loveable yellow bird that has spent his entire career on Sesame Street, educa ... More >>
President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney squared off inside the University of Denver's Magness Arena last night, once again bringing the national spotlight to the Mile High City -- as the two candidates discussed the economy and the role of government in a surprisingly un ... More >>
The wild round-about that was last night's presidential debate came with a big load of soundbytes ("And by the way, I like coal"), none of them more Google-friendly than Romney's take on the large yellow star of Sesame Street. Romney told the world he loves Big Bird but would still cut funding to PB ... More >>
Mother Mind Studios is turning into a motherlode of creativity. The new digital media company, which promotes and produces feature films, comic books and other artistic endeavors, has developed a strong team including visual artist Daniel Crosier, director/producer Dane Bernhardt, writer Cuyler Mort ... More >>
It's should be a beautiful weekend in the neighborhood, and not just because there's a Mister Rogers-themed exhibit opening. From yoga in the park to yet another adult prom to a variety of innovative art shows, this weekend is full of things to do that won't cost more than $10. So get out there, enj ... More >>
Brett Shaheen Wooden Table 2500 East Orchard Road, Greenwood Village 303-730-2152 www.thewoodentablerestaurant.com This is part two of my interview with Brett Shaheen, exec chef of the Wooden Table. Part one of our chat ran yesterday. Favorite restaurant in America: Grizzly Bar in Roscoe, Montana. ... More >>
Filmmaker Shukree Hassan Tilghman not only questions why we relegate Black History Month to the bleakest part of the winter, he maintains that black history is a part of American history that doesn't need to be recognized by its own month. To promote his argument, Hassan set off across the country ... More >>
Elvis is everywhereElvis Costello finally made his Sesame Street appearance last week with a number-orientated rendition of "(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes." The show is a well-tread, 42-year-old road that has included a charmingly sweet Tony Bennett, an unexpectedly fitting LL Cool J, ... More >>
We miss Saturday mornings sometimes, when we would run downstairs filled with sugary cereal and spend the day watching cartoons and "educational programming." Even though these days we're well aware of the alphabet (some of us, at least -- mostly those that don't comment articles on the inter ... More >>
We generally don't think much about who is narrating our stories, but in the case of Benjamin Hale's new novel, The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore, we have to. Mostly because the narrator is an ape. Hale, who grew up in and around Boulder but who currently lives in New York, will be in town to ... More >>
Are you ready to play host for a houseful of reality-show attention addicts à la MTV's Real World: Denver a few years back? If not, you'd better get ready -- because Bunim/Murray, Real World's production company, has just placed a Craigslist ad announcing, "THE BAD GIRLS CLUB IS COMING TO D ... More >>
After being urged to withhold the airing of Katy Perry's appearance on Sesame Street, someone over at PBS clearly needs a guidebook of which musicians not to hire for the show. What were they expecting exactly? Did they miss the whole bit about her kissing a girl and liking it, or that whole ... More >>
Tavis Smiley has a new take on Columbine.More than a decade after the attack on Columbine, the high school's name remains a buzz word -- and an infinitely flexible one. Example: Public Broadcast Service talk-show host Tavis Smiley used the massacre as an example of violence done by Christian ... More >>
The big news in food this week is Earth Day; you'll find a variety of Earth Day specials at various area restaurants, plus a screening of Food, Inc. on PBS to kick things off the night before. Here's a taste of what to expect: Monday, April 19: Dine out today at Dino's, 10040 West Colfax Av ... More >>
Lori Midson This is part two of Lori Midson's interview with Jennifer Jasinksi; to read part one of that interview, click here. Best food city in America: San Francisco Bay. I love the growing capabilities of the area and how you're so closely tied to the land. Restaurants there have the opp ... More >>
Tony Kovaleski's got a pretty fancy date next week.Last March, we lauded 33 Minutes to 3-4 Right, an unusually ambitious half-hour long Channel 7 documentary about the December 2008 crash of Continental Flight 1404, and the thirty-minutes-plus it took for the first ambulance to arrive on the ... More >>
Taylor MarshOur former Cafe Society intern just decided to chuck college in favor of a real education: as a sous chef. In Under Fire, he chronicles his daily trials and tribulations in the kitchen.There are different levels of reality in the kitchen, and I am stuck in several of them. I ... More >>
Before Antiques Roadshow hits the road, C. Wes Cowan comes to Channel 12.
Hey, meatheads! Beginning today and continuing through Sunday, June 14, Steven Raichlen -- grilling and barbecue big shot, cookbook author (28 and counting), former Food Network host and current PBS television mouthpiece -- brings his big-man-on-campus barbecue prowess to the Broadmoor Hotel in C ... More >>
"Hey, this burrito is shaped like a really big, fat penis!" Take a bite. Today in Cafe Society: • Quiznos is the sandwich of choice for half-naked playmates. • Eat Here Now! at 910Arts. • Jax puts its fin into the wine game. • Up Close: The Q Worldly Barbecue. • Candy Girls: Sweet Action ... More >>
An image from "Blueprint America: Road to the Future." Anyone the least bit interested in urban sprawl and the future of transportation planning in our fair country should hit the highways early tonight and get home in time to catch the 7 p.m. showing of Blueprint America: Road to the Future. The ... More >>
The Message column "DTV or No TV" discusses a likely complication in the move from analog television signals to the digital kind, which is scheduled to take place on February 17. Specifically, some viewers west of the main digital tower on Lookout Mountain who have been receiving free analog signals ... More >>
Switching suddenly from PBS' Antiques Roadshow to Fox's new reality-based game show Moment of Truth? Host Mark Walberg must need a neck brace from the whiplash. Or at least a hot shower, you know, to scrub vainly away at the shame.
A visit to Mr. Wizard.
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
The highway was the road to success for the authors of Finding the Open Road.
PBS series is previewed at Starz
Denver Jazz on Film Festival
Tamayo takes diners on a first-class mouth-of-the-border tour.
Robbie Robertson digs into his past so he can move into the future.
AS OTHER PBS STATIONS WORRY, KBDI TRIES STAYING UP ALL NIGHT.