After scoring some cameos in Fast and Furious 7 that are expected to bring $13 million to Colorado but only cost the state $700,000 in rebates, the Colorado Office of Film, Television and Media won approval this week to award incentives to two more (much smaller) projects. One is a family friendly f ... More >>
I made my first foray into sushi at the relatively ripe age of twenty (I don't count the gobs of bad California rolls that I squished down before that), and it was an instant, passionate love affair akin to the greatest romances of all time. Romeo and Juliet, Bogey and Bacall, Robert Pattinson and K ... More >>
In advance of Gretchen Kurtz's debut next week as the new Cafe critic, we asked some of our previous restaurant reviewers to weigh in -- and given their jobs, we do mean weigh in -- with advice for our newest critic. Kyle Wagner, now the travel editor at the Denver Post, served up her thoughts first ... More >>
Yes, animals are adorable. But they can also be destructive, as witnessed by the havoc wreaked by a certain squirrel this week -- more on that below. The chaos-loving rodent inspired us to round up five recent stories about critters gone wild, in a manner of speaking. Count down our favorites below ... More >>
James Van Dyk Lucky's Cafe 3980 Broadway, Boulder 303-444-5007 This is part two of my chat with James Van Dyk, exec chef of Lucky's Cafe in Boulder. Part one of our interview ran in this space yesterday. Favorite restaurant in America: Just one: Momofuku Ssäm Bar in New York. David Chang's food ... More >>
It's been a busy sixteen months for Handsome Little Devils. In October 2011, the vaudevillian comedy troupe took its Squirm Burpee Circus act -- a blend of acrobatics, juggling and juggling -- to Broadway, enjoying a successful run at the New Victory Theatre and getting positive reviews in such litt ... More >>
The Book of Mormon's Denver premiere should have musical fans dancing.You could pretty much hear the yelps of joy all the way out here when The Book of Mormon opened in New York last year. The New York Times declared this musical -- by our very own South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Sto ... More >>
You sure about this, guys?Although the musical -- one of the sillier holdouts from an era when theater was more, you know, theatrical -- is mostly exploited these days for its camp potential (see: The Book of Mormon), it's still not quite dead as a study of human emotion, either. And although ... More >>
Denver is finally starting to show signs of spring, which means one thing: We need a variety of media that simulates real outdoor activities so we don't actually have to leave the house at any point. Thankfully, Tiger Woods is still somehow a spokesman for a golf game, some new books are comi ... More >>
"Gasland"Representatives Diane DeGette and Jared Polis are taking another run at tightening federal regulations on hydraulic fracturing, a natural gas drilling technique also known as fracking. Introduced this week by the Colorado twosome and fellow Democratic rep Maurice Hinchey from New Yor ... More >>
Nicholas Brooks.Update: Yesterday afternoon, we noted that local media had not yet reported that Nicholas Brooks, 24, the suspect in the sensational slaying of fashion designer Sylvie Cachay in New York City, had previously attended CU. Now, however, the Boulder Daily Camera has picked up th ... More >>
The college searches of six Cherry Creek High School students are getting national exposure thanks to "The Choice," a New York Times blog series starting today -- and it's a win-win situation. Why? Do the math.
Kicking ass and seizing websitesWhen U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) isn't prowling our borders for drug traffickers, it's prowling our digital borders and shutting down torrent domains that facilitate the piracy of copyrighted material. But seizing a domain name is a lot like ... More >>
Lori MidsonTime and time again, in our weekly Chef and Tell interviews, we read about local kitchen commanders lamenting the dearth of Denver restaurant exposure on a national level. In fact, Jeff Bolton, exec chef of Second Home Kitchen & Bar, and the subject of this week's Chef and Tell Q&A ... More >>
Michael Bennet.Update below: Last week in this space, Andrew Romanoff insisted that his quick rise in the polls didn't come as a result of negative attacks against his primary opponent, Michael Bennet. But during a primary-eve conversation, Bennet spokesman Trevor Kincaid predicts that Romano ... More >>
Monica BuckOver the weekend, New York Times writer Mark Bittman posed a question to readers on his personal blog: Should he out the name of the restaurant that served him shards of plastic in his soup?
"Either way, I'm a winner."Yesterday, we told you about bickering between Republican senatorial hopefuls Ken Buck and Jane Norton over Sarah Palin's Denver appearance on Saturday. Buck said it would be rude of Palin to endorse Norton, which the grapevine says she plans to do, the same day as ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Library books don't grow on trees, you know. Wouldn't it be great if you could just negotiate-away your overdue library fines? If you could stroll into the Denver Public Library, offer them $1 and have your borrower status upgraded from "terribly horrible" to "awesomely awesome ... More >>
What's happened to the liberal mecca of Boulder? First, cops put a lid -- and some pants -- on plans to resurrect the Halloween Mall Crawl, as well as the Naked Pumpkin Run. And now the city's looking at strictly regulating medical marijuana dispensaries -- if it doesn't ban them altogether. ... More >>
Ron Zappolo.We love when performers and public figures go off when they don't realize cameras are rolling and microphones are on. Take, for instance, Christian Bale's astonishing on-set rant or then-President George Bush confiding to veep Dick Cheney that the New York Times' Adam Clymer is an ... More >>
If there was only some way to retroactively haze him, Keith Miller's old Colorado teammates would have plenty of fun with the recent story in the New York Times celebrating the old fullback's upcoming solos for the Metropolitan Opera, and revealing his old movie-watching habits: Mr. Miller' ... More >>
Denver-based "everything for nerds" site Nerdivore is taking the great leap into Web 2.0. From now on, you, the nerds of the world, can contribute to Nerdivore. Until now, Nerdivore had been the more-or-less sole province of political columnist, New York Times bestselling author, Denverite and, a ... More >>
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