I had to go alone. I mean, it was partially by choice -- I had an extra ticket, but I was too embarrassed to ask anyone if they wanted to go with me. Ultimately, I went to Summit Music Hall last night to see Metro Station by myself because I not-so-secretly love them, but very-secretly am ashamed of ... More >>
Walk into TANK Studios, and you'll find a raw but ordered space where one artist's studio segues into another's, and big windows, high ceilings and skylights unfold in a panoramic, circular pathway. Built out in a South Acoma Street warehouse in the Overland neighborhood early this year by a group o ... More >>
The three tall sculptures at the Arapahoe at Village Center light-rail station look like they could fit together as a puzzle. But as it turns out, there's nothing puzzling about the concept behind this piece: Sculptor Michael Clapper created it to represent Greenwood Village itself. He recently talk ... More >>
No need to check your watch if you're at the light-rail station at Littleton and Mineral: Robert Tully took full advantage of Colorado's sunny days when he created his public-art piece, "The Silver Band of Present Time." He recently took a few minutes to talk with us about art, public transportatio ... More >>
Sculptor John McEnroe has created some of the most controversial pieces of public art in the area. But not only has he given Colorado plenty of talk about, he's also taken inspiration for his work from Colorado. We recently caught up with McEnroe to talk about how his piece "Fools Gold," at the Dry ... More >>
Want to eat lunch with a king and queen? Brian Swanson's piece, "King and Queen," makes that possible at the light-rail station 16th and Stout streets. Swanson wanted the public to be able to dine with life-size chess pieces and he took time to talk to Westword about his piece and how it came to be. ... More >>
Not only does RTD get you where you need to go, almost every stop features an art installation. At the Colorado light-rail station, you'll find a gigantic pair of Western boots created by Ries Niemi. In this first of a series on the art at light-rail stations, we asked Niemi a few questions about ... More >>
Two high-profile crimes took place at metro-area light-rail stations within days of each other earlier this month -- and while several suspects have been busted in one of the cases, a robbery, the trio wanted for a stabbing at the other remain on the loose. Do these incidents reveal flaws in securi ... More >>
Since its 2010 launch, Mile High Connects has taken a long, hard, scientific look at Denver's transit system. Formed as a collaboration between nonprofit leaders and philanthropies, the group analyzed the equity and access of area transportation. The findings, which focus heavily on the distance bet ... More >>
Mohammed Zazi was reaching for the American dream -- and wound up in a nightmare. A native of Afghanistan, he'd emigrated to the United States, driving a taxi to support his family and becoming an American citizen in October 2007. Two years later, his son, Najibullah Zazi, was accused of plotting a ... More >>
Hopefully you're familiar with the concept of no pants; between the New York subway rides (or Denver Light Rail rides), the drunken college parties and the official observation of No Pants Day on the first Friday of each May, you'd have to be seriously remiss in your pants-related news respon ... More >>
Video below.Light-rail trains need to stay on a schedule -- so it's understandable that sometimes conductors must close the doors and take off even when they can see someone rushing toward an entrance. Besides, how often does that really happen? Very often, according to a recently posted vide ... More >>
Video below.Why was Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano in Denver yesterday? To promote the expansion to Colorado of DHS' "If You See Something, Say Something" campaign. The flagship item is a video on view below about the general public keeping an eye out for terrorist ... More >>
If you find yourself aboard the Light Rail this weekend minus your pants, you are involved in one of three possible contingencies: Either a). you have escaped from the ward again, b). your friends are jerks, or c). you are participating in the latest project from flashmob impresario Rick Gold ... More >>
"I don't care if this makes family dinners awkward."Some siblings show their feelings for each other by hugging, kissing and sweet words. Others use knives. An incident involving the latter took place around 10 p.m. last night at the 30th and Downing light rail station. "Two sisters got into ... More >>
Last Friday was a very big day in Denver transit. The feds announced $304 million in loans for Union Station, completing the funding necessary for the new transit hub, as well as essentially committing to a $1 billion injection over several years for several future FasTracks rail lines. Th ... More >>
As the final pieces of the funding puzzle behind the $500 million rehab of Union Station fall into place, the project is finally poised to begin. But lately, what, exactly, the final development will look like has been shifting considerably, and not all observers are happy about the changes. ... More >>
If the president can do it, so can everyone else. What Colorado needs now are more sudsy sit-downs. Here's an example (see our previous pairings here and here): Dispute: Union Station vs. government agencies, developers and civic groups Beer: Wynkoop Brewing Company's Light Rail Ale C'mon, ... More >>
Francophiles gather at Starz to watch a festive French film.
Sunday, November 16, Gothic Theatre, 303-788-0984.
Union Station. The developers behind the new-and-improved Union Station -- the subject of the August feature story "Union Station May Become Denver's Gateway Again... If It Stays on Track" -- are hard at work crafting a plan for the public spaces around this future transit hub -- plazas and walkwa ... More >>
All aboard. The $477 million plan to transform Denver’s Union Station into a bustling transit hub is inching forward, even as protracted debate about what, exactly, this hub should look like continues. Today, September 9, at 12:15 at the Tattered Cover Lodo, an organization called the Open Space ... More >>
Letters from the week of 9/4/2008
RTD pays a six-figure settlement for muzzling its own directors.
Denver's streetcar named survival stars on Elimidate.
RTD hardens its target with compulsory anti-terrorism training.
The buck stops here for a company running RTD's privatized routes.
Tree hugs and kisses
A bold plan to bring downtown to the suburbs takes root in Lone Tree. Just add water.
From the week of May 3, 2001
Auraria's neighbors don't trust its latest development scheme.
The end of the line for the Post's editor; Colorado Rockies refuse to get onboard a RTD proposal.
The old coal-mining town of Leyden is a tough place--but not too tough to die.
RTD has lovely parting gifts for stressed-out employees.
Take a ride on a personal-transportation project fueled by Landmark rhetoric.
KING HARRIS GETS A CONTRACT TO INSPECT RTD CONCRETE WORK DONE BY HIS NEPHEW.