Nelson Mandela was a pivotal agent for change who inspired a rich musical legacy of resistance. Biographer Richard Stengel describes Mandela, who passed away yesterday at the age of 95, as "the last pure hero." And while he was all that and more, the music the iconic historical figure inspired was p ... More >>
Brendon Moeller was born in South Africa but moved to New York after reading about all the great early wave of electronic music artists that emerged out of the late '80s industrial, experimental electronic and house music worlds. Moeller's natural curiosity and drive has lead him to exploring a plet ... More >>
And you thought you had it bad when your mom said, "No cookies until after dinner"...at least your mother didn't devour her young! According to Brian Aucone, vice president for animal care at the Denver Zoo, a wide variety of animals have been documented killing and occasionally cannibalizing their ... More >>
Calling all wine fans! Tomorrow, the Beaujolais and Beyond food and wine festival kicks off at Glendale's Infinity Park Event Center, and if you were wondering how much food and wine will be there, the answers are: a) a lot, and b) as many as forty varieties of vino. The four-hour fest also feature ... More >>
Wine drinkers typically skew into two categories: those who love the taste of dirt, and those who are all about big fruit flavors. Put another way, the first group consists of peeps who worship at the altar of everything old world, including wines from across the pond (read: Europe), usually in a st ... More >>
Monday, August 6, Ogden Theatre, 888-929-7849.
Wednesday, April 25, Bluebird Theater, 888-929-7849.
No. 38: Panna cotta from Il Posto
No. 44: Raw carrot salad from Ambria
Lori Midson No. 48: Croque Madame from Pierre Michel Organic French Bakery Cafe
No. 47: Croque Madame from Pierre Michel Organic French Bakery Cafe
Lori Midson No. 51: Pork tenderloin with bread pudding and green split peas from the Wooden Table
Lori Midson No. 52: Santa Fe skillet from Hits the Spot Diner
Lori Midson No. 54: Carnitas with mole verde from Tarasco's
No. 55: Samosas from the British Bulldog
Lori Midson No. 58: Gazpacho verde from Zolo Grill
Lori Midson No. 59: Lamb vindaloo from Cuisine of the Himalayas
Let's face it: Boxed wines are not exactly perceived as the pinnacle of wine-drinking chic. Don't believe us? Just try showing up with a box of wine -- any box -- at next week's graduation/barbecue/baby shower and observe the look of utter disdain creep across your friends' faces. Yeah, they' ... More >>
Lori Midson No. 61: Chili gobi from Jai Ho
Lunch bar gonn' die!Thanks to the internetz, we have spied for you today a little slice of South Africa via a commercial for a snack we've never heard of, from a company we've all heard of. It's more than a little aggravating to discover that other countries get different, and possibly more-t ... More >>
Lori Midson No. 64: Chongqing Chicken from East Asia Garden Some of the best cooking in Denver comes from restaurants that are completely off the radar -- those with generic names, facades as forgettable as last night's one-night stand and featureless dining rooms where the color scheme cl ... More >>
It has been a long journey for Civil Twilight -- from South Africa to Los Angeles to Nashville, the band has been towing its sweeping, piano-heavy rock compositions along for more than a decade. Even if the band's moniker isn't immediately familiar, its big sound, which has been featured on s ... More >>
Take that, Frankenstein.Like graffiti, most adverts sloppily plastered to the screens of the technospere fall under the heading of worthless cultural detritus, but also like graffiti, some pop up out of nowhere and shock us with their inventiveness and brilliance. They cause us to take pause ... More >>
Lori Midson No. 65: Luther burger from Crave The scene at Crave, especially on weekends, can be complete pandemonium, with bodies crushed to the walls, standing in wait to wrap their jaws around what may very well be the most off-the-wall burger inventions this city has ever seen. Head burg ... More >>
Lori Midson No. 66: Sea scallop and rock shrimp noodle bowl from Bones Like a lot of people, I spent the majority of my years as an undergraduate obsessed with keeping my waistline shaped to a size two (those days are long, long gone) and spending whatever leftover scholarship money I had o ... More >>
Lori MidsonNo. 74: South African ruff from TAG Troy Guard, chef/owner of TAG (and soon, TAG Raw Bar), has roots in Hawaii, which may explain, at least in part, why his board at TAG swims with shellfish and fish, including things like Maine diver scallops puddled in a parsnip vanilla puree a ... More >>
The worst kind of hell.Advertising is all around us -- and thanks to the Internet, we can see all the weird stuff other countries are doing -- telling us what to value and how to act, offering us insight on how to be better human beings (wink), or just making us laugh at ourselves or other cu ... More >>
Cugnette. Steen. Pineau de la Loire. Vouvray. What do these four wine terms have in common? They're all synonyms for chenin blanc, a stunningly drinkable white wine so worthy of your affection that you may find yourself tempted to consume it in abundant quantities shortly after reading this p ... More >>
The Parlotones is not a household name in North America, but it is one of the best known bands out of South Africa. With hit singles in its native country, the Parlotones started to make waves outside South Africa with its second album, 2005's Radiocontrolledrobot. Hailing from Johanesburg, ... More >>
As the northern hemisphere tilts toward the sun during this season, the increased heat and humidity (what there is of it in Colorado, anyway) tends to drive oenophiles away from the full-bodied reds and toward the lighter, crisper whites. South of the equator, it's wintertime, but that's no r ... More >>
I've never been a fan of soccer, but seeing everyone get all fired up for the start of the World Cup this past weekend gave me a great excuse to revisit the other cool thing you've probably never realized about South Africa, and that's the fact that some rockin' good juice is produced there. ... More >>
It's been a while since we checked in with everyone's favorite South African rap-rave act Die Antwoord (since Ralphie brought us a micro-review of the act's first-ever US set at Coachella), but this should make up for it. The act is starring in the latest "What's in my Bag?" entry from Amoeba Reco ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Noble Swine Supper ClubInfinite Monkey Theorem roséNow that Memorial Day has come and gone, some people might say that summer has officially started. Others might insist that It's now officially, unrepentantly, rosé drinking season. A few weeks ago I threw down the 201 ... More >>
Our first encounter with South African Internet sensation Die Antwoord saw us categorize them as just another bizarro novelty for the Freaky Friday canon. But then a funny thing happened -- as we dug a little deeper, we started to kind of like it (well, some us did -- we seem to have a split decisio ... More >>
We all know that drinking a glass of red wine a day is good for our health, but did you know that some wines are also good for the environment? October is Fair Trade Month at Whole Foods, and to help celebrate, Bernard Fontannaz, founder and owner of Origin Wines and winemaker for Fairhills ... More >>
AfroBlu mixes things up to raise funds for AIDS in Africa.
The story of an '80s anti-apartheid activist carries overtones of the present.
Ideas and visuals combine in shows at +, Victoria Myhren and Robischon.
A gem of a story about diamond mines--real and fake!