Winner announcement: Congratulations to kristenschenck2, the winner of our Michael Pollan contest, who wrote: "Trying to eat ground beef after reading Omnivore's Dilemma is like trying to swim in the ocean after seeing JAWS." Kristen, we'll send you an e-mail about how you can get your tickets.
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This is part two of my interview with Michael Pollan, author of Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation; Food Rules: An Eater's Manual; The Omnivore's Dilemma; In Defense of Food; Second Nature; The Botany of Desire and A Place of My Own. Part one of Pollan's musings ran yesterday. Pollan will a ... More >>
This is part one of my interview with Michael Pollan, author of Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation; Food Rules: An Eater's Manual; The Omnivore's Dilemma; In Defense of Food; Second Nature; The Botany of Desire and A Place of My Own. Part two of Pollan's musings will run tomorrow. Pollan wi ... More >>
If you've ever heard an "Occupy your mom" joke, you'll know that Occupy memes have gone just about as far as the national movement's politics. But the University of Denver has jumped on the bandwagon: The twenty or so members of the school's Young Americans For Liberty took on wealth redistribution ... More >>
An ethnic Nepali, Sher Mizer fled the violence of his country, Bhutan, when he was twelve years old. His family ended up in a refugee camp, where a tarp and some bamboo became their home. Mizer yearned for education, and thanks to a scholarship, he was able to study in India. Eighteen years after ar ... More >>
The Lao Buddhist Temple, post-fire.The Lao Buddhist Temple in Broomfield was destroyed by a fire last December. Struck by an online outpouring of support from their friends, students Joie Ha and Leo Tsuo decided they wanted to lend a hand, too.
"The Laotian community here is very small," Ha ... More >>
Magic Trip is a featured film this weekend at Mountainfilm in TellurideRoad trip! The 32nd annual Mountainfilm in Telluride film festival gets into full swing today at 9 a.m. with opening remarks from filmmaker Tom Shadyac and a Moving Mountains "Awareness into Action" symposium. The first sc ... More >>
With various Tea Party-led anti-union efforts afoot in Wisconsin, Ohio, New Hampshire and all over the country growing increasingly more vehement, it seems a particularly appropriate time to consider the oppressive work conditions from whence the union movement sprang -- and the violent oppos ... More >>
We're sure you're all aware that this weekend, the Taste of Colorado will be taking over Civic Center Park. But there's a lot more going on -- including the annual Creede Salsa Fiesta -- to whet your appetite. Here's a taste of what's ahead this week:
Suppose a guy from L.A. grew up pinko in a time when that was dangerous -- but he longed to make movies and had an inside track until his leftist leanings got him blacklisted. So he hooked up with mobsters, began churning out pulpy porno and made some money. He ghostwrote dozens of films and made ... More >>
Like just about everything else, some of the boldest new art hitting our shores comes from China these days. But unlike sports shoes and electronics, these works aren't commodities by any stretch of the word. And they're popular at several venues right here in Denver. From the Denver Art Museum an ... More >>
Don't be fooled: There is plenty of meat in Courting Condi, the unique undercover-muckraking biopic about the imaginary romance between an obsessed musician (now-adult child star Devin Ratray, best known for his role as big brother Buzz in Home Alone, who plays himself) and former Secretary of Sta ... More >>