• Blogs

    October 23, 2014

    Are Local Teens Who Allegedly Wanted to Join ISIS "Good Girls," Victims of Online Predator?

    Update: National and even international attention continues to focus on three Denver-area girls who were taken into custody because of suspicions that they planned to join the ISIS terror group in Syria (see our previous coverage below). But even as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was thanking Ge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2014

    Six Reasons I Won't Like Your Band On Facebook

    Every week, we get thousands of notifications on Facebook, and because our lives are privileged and lonely, we pay attention to them. Everyone has commented on everything. It is everybody's birthday today. Everyone but you has had a baby and is also celebrating their four year anniversary with a dec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: Charred Tahini Cauliflower at Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs - friday

    No. 69 Charred Tahini Cauliflower at Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs2148 Larimer Street 720-746-9355 Jim Pettinger, the "Biker Jim" behind two restaurants, a cart and a food truck, didn't get to where he is by serving vegetables. He didn't impress celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain with a salad. He did it w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: Pickled Lake Michigan Perch at Trillium

    No. 72 Pickled Lake Michigan Perch at Trillium 2134 Larimer Street 303-379-9759 Upper Larimer's Trillium brings Scandinavia to Denver, by way of the Great Lakes. Chef-owner Ryan Leinonen grew up in Michigan, where Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish influences shaped the food he grew up with. This shows ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2014

    Shannon Conley, Arvada Teen, Pleads Guilty to Trying to Aid ISIS Terror Group

    In July, we told you about the arrest of Arvada nineteen-year-old Shannon Conley for trying to "provide material support and resources" to the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS. See our previous coverage below. Moments ago during a hearing at U.S. District Court in Denver, Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2014

    Colorado Springs Artist Heather Bingham on the Joy and Terror of Running Downhill

    As the daughter of a U.S. Air Force chaplain, Heather Bingham got to see a little bit of the world as a child: she was born in Turkey and spent several years on the island of Crete before her family moved back to Colorado Springs. And it was during her last year of high school in Colorado that Bingh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2014

    Another 100 Colorado Creatives: Ivar Zeile

    #74: Ivar Zeile Ivar Zeile collects artists with a keen eye for talent and trends as director of RiNo's Plus Gallery, but he also makes some free-swinging hunches as he tries to get a sense for what's next in the contemporary art scene. In recent years, Zeile's search for the new has led him into t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2014

    Noah's Ark replica in Kentucky follows a flood of plans in Colorado

    Marijuana may have taken center stage last weekend, as thousands of pot-positive people smoked up for the annual 4/20 "holiday." But a couple of other holidays were celebrated as well: namely Passover and Easter. And as a result, there was a flood of news about a calling even higher than legalized w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2014

    Designer Selin Kent discusses clean lines, black diamonds and the vision behind her jewelry

    There's a preciseness to Selin Kent's designs, a defining characteristic that makes the fledgling jewelry-maker's work immediately recognizable. Kent, a self-described "former academic" who found herself drawn to a more hands-on line of work, produces pieces that display a new side of fine jewelry, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2013

    Arguments and Grievances celebrates three years of competitive trash talking Sunday

    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 >>

  • News

    September 26, 2013
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    September 12, 2013

    Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition hits the walls at CSU's Hatton Gallery

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2013

    Taste of Colorado has grown into a major eating orgy

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    Beyond Belly Dance fest to feature workshops, international guest stars

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    10 things to do for $10 this weekend, August 31-September 3, 2012

    Since etiquette of yore prohibits the wearing of white after Labor Day, be sure to wear all of your white attire on this three-day weekend. And there will be plenty of places to display your duds, from food-truck pool parties to tiny art shows, vintage auto exhibits to free film screenings. The best ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2012

    Denver's five best non-Jewish delis

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2012

    PrideFest 2012 weekend: hotter (and more sunburned) than ever

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2012

    Snarf's Sub Shop opens its new DU location with a bar, breakfast and Infinite Monkey Theorem wines

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    Cafe Byblos Mediterranean Grill opening in the Country Club 'hood

    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.

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    Five misinformed rock songs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2011

    The Truffle's Rob Lawler on Spam musubi, brains, glutards and his favorite cheese

    Lori Midson​This 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 When you actually want someone to cut th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    Munchie Minute: Your source for stoner recipes

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Sam Clark, Miles Owens of George Washington High are national debate champs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Raymond Scott's looniest tunes: An introduction

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Denny's Baconalia: Seven new ways to clog your arteries!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Döner kabob from Shondiz

    Lori Midson​ No. 88: Döner kabob from Shondiz Years ago, when I was a college student in London, I'd spend the majority of my mornings, noons and nights at a local pub knocking back cloudy pints of Scrumpy before staggering off in search of the nearest curry house or 24-hour kabob shop illu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    This weekend: Cooking with cannabis

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Starz Denver Film Festival: Artistic director Brit Withey's must-see picks for November 5-7

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Mark Udall called Armenian genocide defector by advocacy group in candidate report card

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2009

    Our Weekly Bread: Snarf's, mmmm, Snarf's

    The sandwich: Corned Beef Brisket and Swiss What's on it: Corned beef briskey, Swiss, mayo, mustard, onions, lettuce, tomato, pickle, oil, seasonings, hot pepper relish Where to get it: Snarf's (1001 East 11th Avenue, 303-832-9999) How much: $7.65 Hey! Who put the hot peppers on my corned beef bri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2009

    Our Weekly Bread: Deluxe Club Sub at Lenny's

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2008

    Salud! The naked truth on Lola's Partida Dinner

    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 >>

  • Film

    June 19, 2008

    The Edge of Heaven

    Storylines and cultures crash in this German/Turkish import -- and isn't it arty?

  • News

    September 20, 2007

    Global Thinker

    An award-winning essay helps launch a local student on an overseas adventure.

  • Music

    January 4, 2007

    Rap Sheet

    Comeback kids, rhymin' Limeys and songs about partying defined Hip-Hop Nation in 2006.

  • Film

    November 3, 2005

    Pluck Off

    That's not the sky falling, just Disney's Chicken Little.

  • News

    October 20, 2005

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of October 20, 2005

  • Music

    March 18, 2004

    Junk Brothers

    James Brown guitarist Damon Wood has got a brand-new bag.

  • Film

    September 25, 2003

    Greetings to the New Brunette

    Shirley Henderson juggles a love triangle in the Midlands.

  • News

    April 17, 2003

    The Message

    Blood and Sand

  • Calendar

    March 20, 2003
  • Film

    March 13, 2003

    Sorrow's Child

    Atom Egoyan gets personal with Armenian genocide in Ararat.

  • Film

    October 26, 2000

    Suffer the Children

    A Time for Drunken Horses eloquently depicts the plight of the Kurds.

  • Music

    February 3, 2000

    Trischka's Treat

    The banjo champion makes music that's finger-pickin' good.

  • Dining

    July 22, 1999
  • Calendar

    October 29, 1998

    Night & Day

    October 29 - November 4, 1998

  • Calendar

    July 30, 1998
  • Film

    March 5, 1998
  • Culture

    March 5, 1998
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    May 4, 1994
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