As a strong believer in public art and public transportation, Wopo Holup is proud to have a piece of her art decorate the Orchard light-rail station. And after hearing what Holup has to say about "Orchard Memory," you'll definitely want to make a stop to see this shiny bird. See also: - RTD art: R ... More >>
When Pesha Rudnick's Casey Middle School class learned that CBS had named Boulder the happiest city in America, the students were very surprised. So with the guidance of playwright-in-residence Rudnick and language arts teacher Val Wheeler, the eighth-graders used Thornton Wilder's play Our Town, as ... More >>
As the birthplace of Colorado's craft beer revolution, Boulder has had a love affair with bubbly brews since the late 1970s that continues today: The city is home to the Brewers Association, a national trade group; the American Homebrewers Association; the second-oldest brewery to have formed after ... More >>
Even before Denver International Airport opened in 1995, conspiracy theories were taking off -- and they show no sign of coming down to earth today. "You know there are dormitories under Denver International Airport to house all the world leaders in case of catastrophe?" After an hour of funeral-re ... More >>
Oskar Blues and Ska Brewing finally released some details about the collaboration beer they made to celebrate the Longmont brewery's tenth canning anniversary. The smoked IPA is called oSKAr the G'Rauch because: 1) you can't spell Oskar without Ska, and 2) it was made in the smoked rauschbier style. ... More >>
I've never played Draw Something for the same reason I've never tried cocaine: I know that if I did, I would become immediately addicted, drop out of society and ruin what's left of my life. If you're not familiar with Draw Something, it's an app that, according to the App Store, is "the most popul ... More >>
Going back to work after a three-day weekend sucks, so take a few minutes to deviate from your expected tasks and plan your evening. Today promises some exciting new releases, which translates to exciting new ways to bond with yourself, whether it be chillaxing in your hammock reading a new b ... More >>
What does it say about the U.S.A. in 2011 that our Postal Service accidentally used the replica Statue of Liberty in Las Vegas rather than the real thing as a model for its stamp honoring Lady Liberty's 125th anniversary? For one thing, it says we Americans love our landmarks so much that we ... More >>
Festive as shit!The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is among the more baffling holiday traditions out there. Maybe it makes sense if you're in New York, but millions of people elsewhere sit down to watch a parade on TV. Parades are boring in real life! And this isn't just any parade. This is, ... More >>
iamlala.com If the Nuggets lose Carmelo Anthony in a complicated trade deal, our fair city will lose another asset, too: Melo's wife, the fabulous La La Vazquez, she of the custom pink Range Rover, gold Gucci heels and VH1 reality show. Because while Denver has a trendy bike share program, l ... More >>
Every Friday we spotlight the hottest cats (and kittens) behind the decks in the MHC, grilling them to gain some insight on what it takes, exactly, to get the party rocking, to find out about their most treasured crate digging experiences and what they really think when we stumble up to the ... More >>
Jared Polis is both a politician and a poet -- and he sent two self-penned poems with his holiday greetings. The first, which you can read here, is a retrospective look at 2009. The second comes with this message from the congressman: "May 2010 bring Comprehensive Immigration Reform to our n ... More >>
Whitney Van CleaveFans waiting between sets at Crash Mansion. College Music MarathonOctober 20-25, 200975 Venues in Brooklyn and ManhattanBetter than: Fighting swarms of tourists to see the Statue of Liberty. This year's CMJ (College Music Journal) Music Marathon offered more music than any avid ... More >>
The study of neighbors through their lawn ornaments... click image to enlarge Figure 31. Overland: Spaced out fairies, hobbits and zombies Due to geography and street design, Overland is the south-central neighborhood that everyone drives through but no one ever sees. Its long history of in ... More >>
Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy This morning, Secretary of the Interior (and former Colorado Senator) Ken Salazar got the full-bore show-biz treatment when he joined the Today show's Matt Lauer in the crown of the Statue of Liberty, which will reopen for th ... More >>
Big as life. Today in Backbeat Online: • Last night: The Dead at the Pepsi Center. • The 38th annual CHUN Capitol Hill People's Fair line-up announced. • 3OH!3 breaks top ten on Billboard Hot 100. • Freaky Friday: "Obama Flashback" -- Autotune the News. • MP3 Freeloader: Tonight, the Calf ... More >>
Translated, the main rallying cry at a Latino unity march in Greeley on Saturday was this: "A people united will never be defeated." More than 200 people shouted it enthusiastically -- "¡El pueblo unido jamás será vencido!" -- as they walked through the rural town under an overcast sky, past ra ... More >>
Former Westword photographer Brett Amole, son of late Rocky Mountain News scribe Gene Amole, got some nice media exposure when CNN ran a KUSA local TV news story about Boulder’s June 14 naked bike ride. The daytime jaunt, part of World Naked Bike Ride — , or World Naked Bike Day, which is held ... More >>
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Shortbus is both subversive and mainstream-friendly.
Sports tramples culture. Again.
A harrowing journey leads to America, then to someplace better.
Threads respond to the 9/11 threats.
Hapa Sushi can sometimes leave you cold.
Tenderhearted mutants kick significant keister in X-2: X-Men United.
Politics dominate shows at two local galleries, as well as in Denver's new courthouse.
This year, a handful of shows provided the healing power of laughter.
Life on a String (Nonesuch)
The return of the timeless rhythms of baseball helps us regain our balance.
The College Music Journal threatens to implode following the disaster at the World Trade Center.
Tim Burton monkeys around with an icon, but is it evolution?
Tim Burton monkeys around with an icon, but is it evolution?
Alternative rockers are getting behind Alternative Radio.
Marvel's mutants are a modest squad of dullards in this frustrating adaptation.
Photos show the color of Times Square through black-and-white photography.
Angela's Ashes brings the Frank McCourt's story of growing up poor and Irish to the screen.