You didn't need to listen to all the pundits dissect the presidential debate to know that Colorado is still a swing state. Just check traffic reports: Today, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will hold a rally at Red Rocks -- accompanied by Kid Rock. (This might be the only way Kid Rock could ever get a gig ... More >>
Where do our libraries come from? Beginning at the turn of the last century, there was a building boom across the nation, thanks to the deep pockets of philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. In Denver alone, nine Carnegie libraries were built early in the twentieth century -- five of which still operate as ... More >>
Steve Cogil opened the first Tattered Cover on the corner of East 2nd Avenue and Detroit Street in Cherry Creek in 1971. It was small -- less than a thousand square feet. Three years later, Joyce Meskis took the reins of the space. In the decades since that, the Cherry Creek space moved again ... More >>
Decades of this city's history gathered last night in the stunning Gates Reading Room at the Denver Public Library to honor historian Tom Noel, aka Dr. Colorado, who received this year's Eleanor Gehres Award. And the fact that Noel had served on the Eleanor Gehres Award Committee for 2011 was ... More >>
Last May, while Denver Beer Co, 1695 Platte Street, was still in the planning stages, owners Charlie Berger and Patrick Crawford bought more than a hundred baby hops plants and gave them out to anyone who was willing to grow them in their back yards as part of an urban gardening experiment. T ... More >>
Not the residence of Don Johnson, but it could be.As city-dwellers, we see an average of probably hundreds of buildings every day, most of which we will never step inside. And for the most part, that's fine, but there are always those buildings that pique our interest, that make us think, "hu ... More >>
The Coney Island Boardwalk diner, a weinie-shaped culinary adventure that began operations on West Colfax in the 1960s and later moved to Aspen Park and then Bailey, could soon be on the move again. The building (but not the land) is listed online for sale at $499,000 -- and relocation is a ... More >>
On January 12, 1970, Jim and Angelo Karagas opened my My Brother's Bar, which forty years later is still one of this town's best watering holes, despite having never had a sign out front.
When the brothers bought the building at 2376 15th Street, it had already been a bar for close to a cent ... More >>
Since we all know that great minds think alike, it's got to be an auspicious day when two of the town's greatest trivial pastimes team up. To be exact, Best of Denver winners Geeks Who Drink and Buckfifty.org will collaborate tonight on Denver's first (and possibly last) Locals Only Pub Quiz, wher ... More >>
In the January 23 blog "Details About Next Week's Candlelight Rally for the Rocky Mountain News," reporter John Ensslin, one of the event's organizers, said, "There'll be no speechifying. It'll be just a silent, dignified, elegant way to express our concern, affection and support for the paper."
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Cute kids make good migil photos.The mood at last night's Rocky Mountain News candlelight migil (half march, half vigil --- so coined, in the tradition of the Martin Luther King Day Marade, by someone cleverer than me) was light. Although the details of the event hinted at the possibility of theatri ... More >>