On Wednesday the New York Times online Cooking blog featured Thanksgiving recipes from across the nation, with the stated goal to "evoke each of the 50 states." While some of the recipes seemed either invented on the spot or dug up from a dusty Ladies Auxiliary cookbook, regional ingredients and cul ... More >>
Three years ago, Colorado's state prison system kept nearly 10 percent of its population held in solitary confinement, a rate that was about seven times the national average. That excessive use began to change under Department of Corrections executive director Tom Clements, until his 2013 murder by ... More >>
Last month, New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd shared a bad experience with a marijuana edible during a visit to Colorado, joking (maybe) that such items be stamped with a "stoned skull and bones." The Dowd piece, coupled with other negative news stories linked to edibles use, is among the inspi ... More >>
Over the weekend I finished Mimi Sheraton's memoir, Eating My Words. While it wasn't as entertaining as Ruth Reichl's Tender at the Bone, the book had no trouble holding my attention, especially the parts about her role as restaurant critic for the New York Times. I knew I'd be interested in the des ... More >>
The New York Times has just hit the Colorado marijuana scene with a one-two punch. First was a weekend piece about the "downside of a legal high" that NORML executive director Allen St. Pierre specifically cited as dubious in a recent Westword interview. And now, columnist Maureen Dowd is sharing h ... More >>
Early this year, it looked as if the Colorado Shakespeare Festival might be on its last legs. But after some re-organization, a strong marketing push and a tightening of the festival's focus, the New York Times named the CSF one of the summer's hot tickets -- and A Midsummer Night's Dream opened l ... More >>
Update: In recent weeks, we've told you about Coy Mathis, a Fountain six year old who was born male but identifies as female. She's at the center of a dispute with the local district over access to the girl's restroom at her school; look below to see our previous coverage, complete with photos and v ... More >>
New York Times columnist Frank Bruni has weighed in on the story first reported in Westword two weeks ago about a father's attempt to sue a Catholic hospital for the wrongful death of his wife and unborn twin sons. Bruni sums up the way the Catholic hospital reacted -- by trying to dismiss the lawsu ... More >>
The Aurora theater shootings have spawned a number of lawsuits against Cinemark, owner of the Century 16, where James Holmes allegedly killed twelve people and wounded 58. But two of the suits were subsequently amended to remove direct references to prior gang shootings at the theater -- a rationale ... More >>
Members of eleven families with a loved one who died in the Aurora theater shooting gathered yesterday to criticize Governor John Hickenlooper and a nonprofit in charge of donations, claiming they've been left out of the process. Some of them also had complaints about another group: the local media ... More >>
Last Sunday, Lance Barto and his kitchen crew rolled out Central Bistro and Bar's first brunch menu, and earlier this week, we posted a contest, giving one Cafe Society reader, along with three guests of their choice, the chance to check it out for free this Sunday (morning libations and a copy of t ... More >>
This morning, headlines are screaming about the New York City Police aiming a subpoena at Twitter in regard to tweets about launching an Aurora-theater-shooting-like attack on a Broadway theater. But little of the coverage I've seen has given a complete context of the alleged threat from the @obamam ... More >>
In an item yesterday, we argued that the mass shooting at a Wisconsin Sikh temple had received less coverage than the Aurora theater shooting. The response to this point of view fell shy of total acceptance, but numerous readers agreed, and voiced theories about why. Here's one especially detailed a ... More >>
In the two days since Bombay Bowl, Denver's only fast-casual Indian restaurant, was featured prominently in the dining section of the New York Times, owner Amar Singh has been inundated with franchising offers from all over the globe.
Today, 36 clergy affixed their names to a paid ad and open letter to Village Voice and the classified ad site Backpage.com. The full page ad was published in the New York Times. The religious coalition demanded that we close down our legal, adult classifieds.
FlickrIs it child abuse to encourage a five-year-old to bear-hug a 150-pound sheep and instruct said five-year-old to hold on tight as the sheep busts a move? Or is it just character-building, rough-and-tumble fun? The New York Times has now waded into the controversy surrounding mutton bust ... More >>
Alex Landau.Allegations of Denver police brutality, from Michael DeHerrera's beating in LoDo to Alex Landau getting pummeled after allegedly making an illegal left turn, continue to make headlines. But how bad is Denver's police misconduct problem? Here's one point of comparison: While Denve ... More >>
Forty years ago today, President Richard Nixon declared war on drugs -- and according to protesters who gathered at Skyline Park earlier today, that's forty years too many for a failed policy that's done more damage than good not only to America, but to countries around the world.
Our interview yesterday with the Denver Post's Mike Littwin about his column moving to the op-ed pages prompted a nasty attack on the Mile High City's paper of record. That was followed by a defense of the broadsheet -- sort of.
The Handsome Little Devils' efforts to bring old-fashioned Vaudevillian melodrama to theatergoers in New York City has caught the attention of town's snootiest critics. Earlier this year, the local troupe took their "Squirm Burpee Circus" act out east after securing a spot at the New Victory ... More >>
If you thought Michael Bennet's Regal Cinema deal for Philip Anschutz was complicated, just try to wrap your brain around the Denver Public Schools financing deal he arranged in 2008. The New York Times did, and just published "Exotic Deals Put Denver Schools Deeper in Debt." Here's the star ... More >>
"I'm more appealing than I look." Wondering how your friends and neighbors spent their evenings last year -- the ones who close their blinds, anyway? Turns out many of them were watching a dreary, seemingly endless movie in which Brad Pitt spends a long, long time looking like an ancient, qua ... More >>
Gawker spotted this amusing nugget in a story in the New York Times Book Review on Sunday: At Boulder Book Store in Boulder, Colo., one writer was even busted stealing his own books. Christopher Ohman, who was a manager at the time, said: "I think he felt somewhat entitled to the copies. In some w ... More >>
Some lucky writer is waiting to inhale in the really Mile High City
A Gawker.com photo of New York Times restaurant critic Frank BruniFor weeks, ever since Frank Bruni announced that he was going to be packing it in and leaving his gig as restaurant critic for the New York Times, speculation has been running high as to who Dining section editor Pete Wells and the ... More >>
Chefs and restaurateurs in New York City (Jeffrey Chodorow, in particular) are likely breathing a collective sigh of relief at news that Frank Bruni, restaurant critic at the New York Times, is kicking his food beat to the curb to pimp his new memoir, Born Round: the Secret History of a Full-Time Ea ... More >>
Thomas Friedman spreads the good word about an eco-friendly planet.
Ski lodge-style restaurants are all the rage in New York City, the New York Times reports in "Antlers and S'mores," a piece in the paper's December 7 edition. There's the Pinetree lodge, "a maze of comfy rooms with so many trophy heads mounted on the walls that you'd think they'd sn ... More >>
Marnie Stern. Hope you're hungry for an extra helping of blogs... Today in Backbeat Online: • A live review of Marnie Stern, Gang Gang Dance, Pictureplane and Slight Harp at the Larimer Lounge. • A concert review of the Giraffes, who also appeared at the Larimer Lounge. • 12 Cents for Marvi ... More >>
With Sheila Lucero in the kitchen, a meal at Jax goes swimmingly. Once again, I find myself wishing I were a big fat man, one of those renowned, infamous gastronomes of old. I wish I were James Beard, who could put away a dozen oysters, a pound of Gulf shrimp, a whole chicken and maybe a few ... More >>
Many cities have begun giving out their own equivalent of the Tonys, according to a recent article in the New York Times, and Denver is no exception. Our Henry Awards (click here for a list of nominees) are named for Henry Lowenstein, who for years staged plays at the old Bonfils Theater (later name ... More >>
Newspapers, including the mighty New York Times, are having great difficulty making money these days. Luckily, a new idea for generating revenue has cropped up: Charge people to hear how bad the news really is. That's the concept behind a June 10 conference call examining the future of the Times pu ... More >>
Writers at the Rocky Mountain News and the Denver Post appear to have very different ideas about newspaper circulation figures released on April 28 by the Audit Bureau of Circulations, an industry-supported monitoring organization. The Rocky's piece, "Denver Papers' Circulation Falls," penned by the ... More >>
It turns out that even New York Times columnist Nicholas D. Kristof is a racist. In yesterday’s Sunday edition, he wrote about playing the the shooter bias video simulation developed by researchers at the University of Colorado. “I shot armed blacks in an average of 0.679 seconds, while I wait ... More >>
Life as a young, hot, white, educated nanny in the city sure is a drag.
Make a break to Colorado Springs. No, you don't have to be religious.
Giving back in a big way.
Comeback kids, rhymin' Limeys and songs about partying defined Hip-Hop Nation in 2006.
Nothing's forbidden at Forbidden City.
Marooned in Iraq
This time, the middle-aged ladies of a small English town bare it all for laughs.
Prison censors' motto: What you don't know can't hurt us.