Trends in comedy come and go, but there's something classic about Kevin O'Brien's monthly Arguments and Grievances night. The simple twist of pitting local comics against one another for debates on inconsequential themes -- which garnered a Best of Denver award this year from Westword -- has been wo ... More >>
Every other year, Colorado State University's art department curates and hosts the Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition, a huge survey of some of the best graphic-art work in the world, often with a variety of satellite exhibits. This year's CIIPE officially kicks off with an openin ... More >>
Grab your turkey legs: The Taste of Colorado will return to Civic Center Park on Labor Day weekend. This is the thirtieth incarnation of the festival, but the tradition stretches back much, much further. After the Silver Crash of the 1890s, the city introduced the Festival of Mountain and Plain as a ... More >>
The roots of belly dancing run deep, but also far and wide. Steps and techniques differ in Egypt and Turkey, in Lebanon, Morocco and Algeria. But even with the overwhelming popularity of belly dance in the United States, many of those nuances are lost to modern students. "You don't see that with o ... More >>
Delis are the ideal spot for a quick lunch: An efficient crew assembles sandwiches, salads and sides for those who have only a few minutes to grab a meal, wrapping everything in butcher paper or plastic and handing over a portable package. But while Denver delis are usually quick, they're rarely goo ... More >>
Like the PrideFest parades and celebrations of yore, Denver's 2012 edition left me sunburned, emotionally confused, laughing and borderline crying. I was laughing because, in my hour or so of parade watching, I saw at least ten rainbow streamer-covered flatbed trucks jammed with tiny under ... More >>
The fact that Snarf's, the Boulder-based sub shop that's generated a cult following, has unveiled its eleventh location in Colorado isn't exactly the most groundbreaking news on the culinary front, but then again, this Snarf's, which just opened near the University of Denver at 1729 East Evans, in t ... More >>
Several big-name local chefs have coveted the new build-out across the pavement from the Waffle Brothers on South Corona Street, just north of Speer Boulevard, but most have skunked off because of their uneasiness in securing a liquor license.
"While President George H.W. Bush had been known for saying 'Read my lips,' I began urging colleagues and reporters to 'Read my pins.'" -- Madeleine Albright. That's the basic story behind Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection, an exhibit opening Sunday at the Denver Art Museum. A showca ... More >>
Of all the occupations listed on Bono's resume (humanitarian, hotel owner, British Knight, world bank advisor, anathema to any rock fan under thirty), one that has never been considered was historian. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated 44 years ago today, an event the U2 singer attempted to ... More >>
Lori MidsonThis is part one of my interview with Rob Lawler, former chef and the sovereign of cheese at the Truffle. Part two of my chat with Lawler will run tomorrow. Rob Lawler The Truffle 2906 East Sixth Avenue 303-322-7363 www.denvertruffle.com When you actually want someone to cut th ... More >>
Munchie MinuteDouble baked. Get it?Nearly everyone who has gotten stoned has stared blankly into their refrigerator or cupboard for several minutes, then grabbed three or four items that may -- or may not -- go together to concock a snack that takes no greater culinary skill than operating a ... More >>
Champions! Two students from Denver's George Washington High School are the best policy debaters in the National Forensic League, a super-competitive league whose champs usually hail from wealthy private prep schools. Sam Clark and Miles Owens, who graduated from GW this spring, are the first ... More >>
The pianist and composer Raymond Scott, born Harry Warnow in Brooklyn in 1908, is probably best-known for his cartoon music, which he didn't even originally write for cartoons. But his history is way more more interesting than that: Scott was not only a pioneer in sound engineering and multi- ... More >>
An hour is all you really need.Bacon can be used as a weapon. I visited the Denny's at 900 West Alameda Avenue last evening, and was promptly greeted, not by a hostess or server (c'mon, that would be expecting way too much), but by a gigantic sign perched by the ubiquitous claw machine f ... More >>
Scott Durrah with a favorite ingredient.Chefs Scott Durrah (8 Rivers), Lauren Gennett and Rachel Wolpo will offer a series of cooking demonstrations for Simply Pure, the Colorado edibles company founded by Durrah and his wife, Wanda James, at KushCon II, which runs today through December 19 a ... More >>
Brit Withey.Again this year, Starz Denver Film Festival artistic director Brit Withey is offering his must-see picks for each day of the fest -- flicks that movie lovers might otherwise miss amid the flood of silver-screen goodies. Below, he describes his choices for November 5-7: The Crossi ... More >>
Mark Udall.In April, Senator Mark Udall marked the anniversary of the 1915 Armenian genocide with a strongly worded statement. But these words didn't satisfy Rocky Mountain Hye Advocates, an organization trying to get all members of the Colorado congressional delegation to support a national ... More >>
The sandwich: Deluxe Club Sub What's on it: Turkey, roast beef, bacon, mayo and a choice of numerous veggies, etc. Where to get it: Lenny's Sub Shop (726 Lincoln Street, 303-861-1693) How much: $6.25 for a 7.5-inch sub, $10.50 for a 15-incher There's nothing like a warm hello and a slap on the bac ... More >>
They said it couldn't be done. No way could a feature-length movie filmed and produced in Colorado make it big-time. Local commercial filmmaker Monty Miranda thought differently and, with Academy Award-winning Colorado filmmaker Donna Dewey signed on as producer, he came up with Skills Like This. ... More >>
Jamey Fader, with pants. “Tequila is a very expressive spirit,” says Sofia Partida, whose family tequila was first introduced to this country in Colorado in 2005. “That’s why we get so expressive when we talk about it.” And how. “Tequila has its fun side,” says chef Jamey Fader ... More >>
Storylines and cultures crash in this German/Turkish import -- and isn't it arty?
An award-winning essay helps launch a local student on an overseas adventure.
These adventure hounds are gearing up for the quest of their lives: driving across six continents and 100 countries in two years.
Comeback kids, rhymin' Limeys and songs about partying defined Hip-Hop Nation in 2006.
That's not the sky falling, just Disney's Chicken Little.
From the week of October 20, 2005
James Brown guitarist Damon Wood has got a brand-new bag.
Shirley Henderson juggles a love triangle in the Midlands.
Blood and Sand
Atom Egoyan gets personal with Armenian genocide in Ararat.
American pop meets Japanese neo-pop at Denver's MCA.
Rocky remains top dog -- or whatever -- as other mascots snap for scraps.
The Railbenders' take on traditional country is gaining momentum.
Ted Polito Jr.'s on top of the world.
A Time for Drunken Horses eloquently depicts the plight of the Kurds.
Colorado has become one of the country's hubs for teaching, and learning, how to feel bad.
The banjo champion makes music that's finger-pickin' good.
System of a Down fights a different battle of Los Angeles.
The world may be in the hands of a bunch of hams on New Year's Eve.
October 29 - November 4, 1998
Digging out from a blizzard of seasonal CD releases.
The Dirty Three make instrumental music with plenty to say.