The new selection for One Book, One Denver won't be revealed officially until September 4. But in the August 2 Off Limits, we reported that Enrique's Journey definitely had the inside track -- and now there are many more clues that this book, which grew out of a Los Angeles Times series by Colorado ... More >>
Kirk Johnson, a paleontologist and fossil hunter who made science and history fun for the masses at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science for the past 22 years, has landed a job with the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. Johnson, the head curator and vice president of research ... More >>
Mickey Hart (due tomorrow night at the Ogden Theatre) was one of the Grateful Dead's two drummers; along with Bill Kreutzmann, Hart helped weave the unique polyrhythms of the legendary band. Whether as a solo artist, with the Dead or as an activist, Hart always puts his heart and his being into his ... More >>
Science writer Margaret Wertheim specializes in weighty topics, but she has a light touch when writing about science and mathematics. The author of several books dealing with theoretical physics within a cultural context as well as articles for numerous publications -- everything from the New York T ... More >>
Not enough history for you in History Colorado? Did you want more context in the exhibit devoted to the Sand Creek Massacre? That was one of the complaints in the New York Times piece on the new facility -- which echoed some of Michael Paglia's criticisms of History Colorado.
There are ways to fill ... More >>
After a seventeen-year run, Austin's Asylum Street Spankers have embarked on their final run, which they've affectionately dubbed the "Spanks for Everything" tour. During its storied history, jazz-folk act has gone through some fifty members and now tours as a seven-piece. In advance of the b ... More >>
Music podcasts are a difficult breed. With the current outdated copyright law, most podcasts can't utilize full songs in their recordings, making anyone but the best sound like boring music nerds. Of course, we love boring music nerds but being able to speak eloquently or interestingly about ... More >>
I love songs that tell stories. I'm partial to them in a way that if I got jury duty to pick the best of them, I'd be kicked out due to my relentless love of any and all songs conveying even a semblance of plot.
Knowing this, I still feel comfortable saying that the 1999 release of The Leg ... More >>
Photo by Sam Kittner/NewseumThe 9/11 display at the Newseum.
The first unintentional zinger my wife fired at me on Monday immediately after we visited the Newseum, a lavish media museum in Washington D.C.: "I feel like I did after we went to the Holocaust Museum." The second unintentional zin ... More >>
Conrad Keely, frontman for the indie-rock vets in ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead, is among the most articulate and opinionated figures in music. He earns this reputation anew it in the following Q&A, conducted for our profile of the band, "...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of D ... More >>
Street artist Shepard Fairey, whose "HOPE" poster became an icon of the Obama campaign, did an interview with Terry Gross of NPR's Fresh Air earlier this week. Now that the Smithsonian recently purchased the original stenciled poster for its National Portrait Gallery in Washington, Fairey has offici ... More >>