It's not often that we come across a person who challenges others to "do," not just talk -- but Josh Schmitz qualifies. The founder of Ruckus Apparel, Schmitz was born in Denver, graduated high school in Wheat Ridge, and turned down a rugby scholarship at the University of California, Berkeley to at ... More >>
Many a Monopoly game has been upended over an accusation of cheating -- but what would happen if cheating was a predetermined part of the game? Tonight's Warm Cookies of the Revolution session, "Realistic Monopoly and Other Games," is based on the findings of a study conducted by psychologist Paul P ... More >>
This is part one of my interview with Michael Pollan, author of Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation; Food Rules: An Eater's Manual; The Omnivore's Dilemma; In Defense of Food; Second Nature; The Botany of Desire and A Place of My Own. Part two of Pollan's musings will run tomorrow. Pollan wi ... More >>
One of the more exciting pianists in jazz today, Vijay Iyer has won a slew of awards over the past few years, including five different nods in the DownBeat International Critics' Poll. Awards notwithstanding, if you need proof of what amazing chops this Grammy-nominated composer-pianist has, look no ... More >>
Hola, muchachos! Welcome to the weekend! While the Great American Beer Fest and Sonic Blossom are probably the biggest draws this weekend in the Mile High City and the pickings are slightly slimmer than usual, there's still a great deal of music to choose from. As always, we have all of it listed in ... More >>
The National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder needs some lessons in publicity. NIST's own David Wineland has just been named co-winner of the Nobel Prize for physics -- an incredibly prestigious honor for Wineland and the facility. Yet at this writing, there's no reference to the awa ... More >>
As Barack Obama was visiting CSU, where he was greeted by 13,000 supporters and an attack sign with a typo, the folks behind Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, released a letter with an academic flavor. It features the signatures of 100-plus professors who back the measure, inclu ... More >>
Missy Franklin's races in the 2012 London Olympics are over, but her victory laps are only beginning. This morning, Franklin was a featured guest on the Today show, and as you'll see in the video below, she used her moment in the spotlight to give a shout-out to plenty of people in her lives, inclu ... More >>
Big pics below.U.S. News & World Report has released its annual list of the best colleges in the country -- but finding Colorado institutions will take a while if you start from the top. None appear in the top fifty, and of the three that appear in the top 100, Colorado School of Mines tops t ... More >>
Winemaker Peter Franus holds a journalism degree from the University of California at Berkeley -- and his collegiate proximity to Napa Valley ended up being pivotal to his career choice, which is winemaking. His first wine, a zinfandel, was produced in 1987, and Franus has been creating delic ... More >>
What's Dan Hawkins owe?Most CU fans suffered the Buffs 52-7 defeat to the University of California at Berkeley in agonized silence. But not Julien Lounis. As the Boulder Daily Camera reports, the CU student sent athletic department folks an invoice for the $401.40 he spent traveling to Cali f ... More >>
Mason Tvert prefers Emerald to Amethyst.For indefatigable marijuana booster Mason Tvert, founder of the advocacy organization Safer Alternative For Enjoyable Recreation (SAFER), April 1 is a very big day. Rallies are scheduled to take place at more than eighty colleges and universities across ... More >>
Friday, February 20, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Since November 2004, Cause Communications president Jason Salzman (pictured) has written a media column for the Rocky Mountain News; his pieces run every two weeks, alternating with offerings by the Independence Institute's Dave Kopel, whose perspective is typically as conservative as Salzman's is ... More >>
The blog "Debate Over Spiked Rocky Mountain News Media Column Heats Up" deals with a Jason Salzman column that the Rocky declined to publish -- so Salzman posted it on his own website, prompting Rocky editor/publisher/president John Temple (pictured) to put together a tough reply. The text from Salz ... More >>
Partnered on stage and off, Martin Schmidt and Drew Daniel make beautiful music from strange sounds.
RiNo celebrates its first birthday, and Susan Cooper shows work that is both -- and neither -- painting and sculpture.
A gas station attendant pumps out enlightenment in Peaceful Warrior.
After thirty years, Squaw Pass is ready to make a comeback — as Echo Mountain Park.
A blues enthusiast digs up the backstory on some red-hot mamas.
Mel Strawn and Jeff Wenzel use fragmented imagery in separate solos on Santa Fe.
Seven mid-century modernists are showcased at the Center for the Visual Arts.
Mike Miles could be the Democrats' choice in November.
Jeff Wenzel's fabulous paintings are displayed up front at Havu.
An art sleuth trails Harry Bertoia to Denver, while Manuel Neri is caught in the act at Robischon.
Art-world luminary Jun Kaneko shows off at Carson-Masuoka.
Full of Beans
What's in a name?
Multi-talented songwriter Laurie Lewis makes music with an ear toward tradition. But she's not afraid to break rules.
The Metro Center for the Visual Arts and Foothills Art Center turn our expectations upside down.
Ron Judish Fine Arts features a young upstart and a couple of established talents.
The Metro Center for the Visual Arts snags an impressive road show.
At 100 years old, abstract art still holds its shape.
Ceramics struggle for respect in the art world.
Chef pays homage to "Food in the Movies," and we don't mean popcorn and Junior Mints
Two shows bring the best of both worlds to Denver.
Defari teaches hip-hop and history with equal skill.
A bitter labor dispute envelops the Denver Tech Center.
Denver's Space Team Electra takes its music to new places.
Return of the Native
A SPARKLING STANDLEY LAKE--AND A BOATLOAD OF PROTESTORS--GREET OLYMPIC FESTIVAL ATHLETES.