Catherine Opie began shooting photographs at the height of the AIDS crisis. Her portraits of LGBTQ people were born from the urgency of the moment: She was watching her friends die. Over the years, her work has evolved from documentary portraiture and landscapes toward greater abstraction and a stud ... More >>
This year's NFL draft takes place on Thursday, with the Broncos selecting in the 31st slot -- a tough place to find an impact athlete. We hope John Elway and company beat the odds -- or at least make a better choice than the ones on the following list. Here's our top-ten roster of the ten worst fir ... More >>
Nathan Starks is one of the most highly recruited high school football players in the country -- but he couldn't get on the field for Cherry Creek High School, coached by ex-NFL pro and voice of the Broncos Dave Logan, because he'd been ruled ineligible by the Colorado High School Activities Associa ... More >>
With the 28th choice in last night's NFL draft, the Denver Broncos selected Sylvester Williams, a defensive tackle from North Carolina seen here. We won't be certain for years if this was a wise decision or a terrible one -- but we've already got a mighty good idea which players should be ranked as ... More >>
I'm Shmacked is the umbrella term for a series of documentaries intended to capture the culture on college campuses across the country -- which translates to videos of partying students gleefully losing their shit. The latest I'm Shmacked stop? CU-Boulder on St. Patrick's Day, naturally. We've grabb ... More >>
Hunter Pritchett's first job on the line, at fourteen, was slinging fried fish at a Long John Silver's, a gig that certainly could have persuaded him to go in a very different direction from cooking. But Pritchett, the executive chef of Luca d'Italia, wasn't deterred, cooking at restaurants around t ... More >>
Update: This weekend, Colorado Springs Gazette editorial page editor Wayne Laugesen published a scathing piece in which he argued that Planned Parenthood was likely worse than Penn State when it came to covering up sexual assaults on children; our previous coverage is below. Laugesen explains the ti ... More >>
Big pics below.Director Lars von Trier's Melancholia, the red-carpet-premiere attraction at the Denver FilmCenter Colfax opening night for the 2011 Starz Denver Film Festival, is a feel-bad movie that's been declared a masterpiece by critics aplenty. So universal has been the acclaim that any ... More >>
Gretchen Parlato (due at Dazzle Jazz for a series of shows tonight and tomorrow night) is often accused of restraint. Ironically, though, she holds absolutely nothing back. Her unmistakable vocal style evokes Chet Baker and Miles Davis's famously muted performances, and like those giants of s ... More >>
Jon Embree.Given that Jon Embree was hired as CU Buffs' head football coach in December, most fans were willing to grade his first recruiting class on the curve. But that may not be necessary, even though he and his staff only had thirteen days to get their players in a row.
Jon Embree.At a press conference this morning, the University of Colorado at Boulder braintrust introduced new head coach Jon Embree -- and his return to CU, where he previously played and coached, was mighty impressive. Obviously, talk won't lead to an instant turnaround for the woeful prog ... More >>
Larry AmbroseOver the past several years, northwest Denver has been the site of heated clashes over new development, struggling schools and other hot-button issues -- and the political pot got stirred into a frenzy when Denver City Council District representative Rick Garcia split for a gig w ... 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 >>
You won't be seeing Darrell Scott in black and gold anymore.First, there was CU Buffs coach Dan Hawkins' astonishing news conference, when he tried to talk (and talk) (and talk) away the sting of the previous week's 20-6 loss to Kansas State. Then, after an even larger humiliation at the hand ... More >>
The March Madness predictions made by my daughter Lora and me proved to be much less than spot-on. We haven't heard the final results of our pool yet, but I'm certain we finished far out of the money. But both last two games in the NCAA men's and women's basketball season were satisfying to watch, e ... More >>
The March 18 blog "Our March Madness Predictions: A Prelude to Humiliation..." shared NCAA men's and women's basketball picks made by my daughter Lora and me, which fell short of flawless. True, we had Connecticut making it to the women's finals on Tuesday, but not Louisville, which surprised Oklaho ... More >>
The men's NCAA basketball bracket assembled by my daughter Lora and me and shared in the blog "Our March Madness Predictions: A Prelude to Humiliation..." was looking pretty good through the first two rounds. It's not now. Two of the four sweet sixteen games that took place last night blew up in our ... More >>
East High grad and author Daniel Howe will talk about his 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning history tome, What Hath God Wrought -- The Transformation of America: 1815-1848, at 7 p.m. tonight at the Colorado History Museum, 1300 Broadway. The 928-page book, published in late 2007, covers American histor ... More >>
Charles Burnett’s revered, rarely seen South Central-set film finally gets its theatrical due.
Akeelah spells out a fantasy that feels wonderfully real.
New abstracts are brought together in great shows at + Gallery and Studio Aiello.
A blues enthusiast digs up the backstory on some red-hot mamas.
Johnson & Wales whips up a hoops treat from scratch.
As college teams bowl for dolors, Shanahan keeps burning.
Metro State's basketball coach keeps old school new.
Holiday football reveals a new Colorado ailment.
Let's get ready to fumble!
Minimalism gets a maximum boost in thought-provoking solos at Rule and ILK.
At 100 years old, abstract art still holds its shape.
Colorado sports went on a downhill slide in '99.
Community College of Denver takes an academic look at fine-art photography.
Can CU's new head coach find his team's animal instinct?
The hoops and dreams of Colorado's budding girl basketball stars.
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