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 >>
In June 2010, Superior's Stephanie Rochester smothered her baby, six-month-old Rylan. That fact's never been in dispute. Since then, the question has been: Was Rochester legally insane when she committed this shocking act? Yes, a judge has decided -- meaning that she's been found not guilty in Ryla ... More >>
Rochester.In June 2010, Stephanie Rochester was accused of smothering her infant son, allegedly because she feared he was autistic. A year later, a state psychiatric evaluation still hadn't taken place due to systemic delays. But the report's finally in -- and Rochester's been determined to h ... More >>
Stephanie Rochester.In June 2010, Stephanie Rochester was charged with smothering her infant son, Ryan, allegedly because she feared he might be autistic. More than a year later, the case remains stuck in limbo for a startling reason -- she still hasn't been formally evaluated by a state psy ... More >>
Looks like the Rose Hill dudes are back in action at full throttle. We just received word that the former power trio -- now a new and improved quartet with the addition of scene stalwart Jimmy Stofer on bass -- is about to hit the road for a string of dates supporting Stone Temple Pilots on ... More >>
Rochester.Stephanie Rochester, the Superior mom who allegedly smothered her child due to autism fears, is back in the news; her husband is suing her for wrongful death. This week, one reader of our June 2010 post about this tragedy admits that she can relate to Rochester's anxiety, though not ... More >>
Stephanie Rochester.The horrible story of Stephanie Rochester, the apparently perfect Superior mom arrested on suspicion that she killed her infant son, Rylan, just got worse. A newly released affidavit (check it out below) details her ultimately successful efforts to smother the boy, motiva ... More >>
Stephanie Rochester.News that Superior resident Stephanie Rochester, 34, has been arrested on suspicion that she killed her six-month-old son, Rylan, is shocking in and of itself. She's reportedly on suicide watch at Boulder County Jail. But the jolt is amplified by Internet trails that port ... More >>
Eric GruneisenOkay, so is it just us or has anyone else noticed that Gregory Alan Isakov seems to have a way with the ladies? First he caught the notice of Brandi Carlile, who made a cameo on his latest record, This Empty Northern Hemisphere -- which, incidently, you can begin pre-ordering on vin ... More >>
A Flickr photoAnother day, another list ranking American cities -- the latest being a U.S. News & World Report survey pinpointing the ten top communities for raising children. Yes, Denver made the top ten. Its blurb reads: "Whether they prefer snowboarding in the Rocky Mountains, biking thro ... More >>
Three of my four food groups Sitting in the comfortable, Colonial dining room at La Loma on a Saturday night and watching as the waitress floats through the milling crowds, bringing me a big order of mesquite-grilled shrimp fajitas, served atop a veritable mountain of steaming, soft white onion ... More >>
Sitting in the bar, I knew I needed a burger. A couple of them, maybe. Big, fat burgers, mid-rare and bleeding juice over the sides of the buns. I needed the kind of burgers they show in commercials -- straight-up porn-star burgers, all greasy and fat and bad for me. Unfortunately, the bar w ... More >>
Not surprisingly, just as there were no authentic Mexican restaurants in Rochester when I was young, there were no sushi bars, either. And definitely no sushi drive-thrus, even though sushi started out as fast food. Long before Ray Kroc came squalling into this world, preserved fish and balls of ri ... More >>
We're at Katie Mullen's for the official release of Jason Sheehan's book, Cooking Dirty, and get this: There are actual people here! And they have his book! And they want him to sign it! And someone just took a picture of him! Perhaps this shouldn't be surprising, but it's always strange when peopl ... More >>
Turns out that real-world crime fighters -- folks such as the Colorado-based Wall Creeper, profiled in the Westword story "X" -- do more than just rid the world of evildoers. They also review movies. In this case, not just any movie, but Watchmen, the new film adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave G ... More >>
A couple days after the Second Helping I wrote for Parisi went up -- the one in which I reported how I'd accidentally tried to order spaghetti at a real estate office and proved, once again, what a boob I truly am -- I got a note from Christine Parisi letting me know that, while she'd certainly been ... More >>
It's been three weeks since I wrote a word about this season's Top Chef on Bravo. Know why? Because it has been so boring and so contrived and so stupid that the episodes themselves were painful to watch -- making me less than excited about the notion of then rehashing them here. There w ... More >>
Photo: Allister AnnYoung Coyotes, still among my favorite local bands, has announced plans to record a Daytrotter session in Davenport, Iowa, on Thursday, December 4, at the end of its current cross country jaunt, which wraps later that night at the Blue Fugue in Columbia, Missouri. Only a scant few ... More >>
An ethnic oasis in Denver's Little Russia.
Culver's and Smashburger have other buns on the run.
One last night to howl.
This restaurant exhibits raw power.
When its snowing outside, good pho can bowl you over.
The Turn of the Screw delivers thrills and chills.
I miss school.
The Royal Peacock has everything to do with love.
Yanni's shows why great Greek cooking is better than a cuisine.
The Libertine's protagonist is a boor you can't ignore.
I have reservations about hotel restaurants, including Panzano.
From the week of February 9, 2006
Cheeseburger, cheeseburger, cheeseburger
The Libertine's protagonist is a boor you can't ignore.
Jason Mraz is in need of a remedy.
Get a 'Cue
SNMNMNM wields weird instruments -- and an even weirder sense of humor.
The collision of French and Vietnamese culinary traditions led to the perfection of Chez Thuy.
Little India transports diners to another level. Just watch.
Tucanos is pleased to meat you, but nothing more.
In the Suds
Travel uncharted culinary seas at Ocean City Restaurant.
A COMPARISON OF TWO HOSPITAL BILLS SHOWS HOW COST-SHIFTING CAN KNEECAP CUSTOMERS.