Boulder is a town where it's reasonable to expect a lot from its eateries -- especially if you're a vegetarian or vegan. The college outpost has been hailed nationwide as a great place for food fans, and with all the hippies and alternative-lifestyle types, it's a given that any restaurant will have ... More >>
As part of what's termed their "guiding principles," the Regents serving the University of Colorado call on the institution to "respect diversity in all of its forms, including diversity of political, geographic, cultural, intellectual and philosophical perspectives." Is CU accomplishing these goal ... More >>
David Sugalski, a Philadelphia native with a business degree from the University of Colorado, has carved out a respectable career for himself in dance music. Better known in EDM circles as the Polish Ambassador, Sugalski is creating music that reflects his life while constantly evolving as an artist ... More >>
Yesterday, we reported about a new study by a pair of University of Colorado academics showing a rise in the number of toddlers being treated for accidentally ingesting marijuana edibles. The subject triggered a flurry of comments, with many touching on how to prevent such problems. Here's one memor ... More >>
We recently shared a study by University of Colorado academics whose results contradicted sugar-daddy-and-cougars stereotypes. Their analysis suggested that people who marry much older or younger partners are seldom either wealthy or attractive. Au contraire, insists Brandon Wade, CEO of SeekingArr ... More >>
Later this morning we'll post our Restaurant Roll Call for February, a compendium of all the openings and closings on the Denver dining scene last month. One of those openings? Moontower Tacos, which opened a week ago in the former Thai Mango space at Sixth and Grant. Owner Brent Thrash is from Aus ... More >>
The presidential debate won't be at University of Denver until tomorrow night, but the great debate is already raging in Denver: Does a Walmart belong in the development going in the former University of Colorado property at Ninth and Colorado? And if it does, should it benefit from tax-increment fi ... More >>
Elm & Oak, the boutique clothing/art shop and music imprint that has absolutely blown up since opening its doors just off the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder, Colorado in 2009, has started what may be the best thing to happen to the University of Colorado since being named the 'Top Party School' in 201 ... 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 >>
Stories on urban planning rarely inspire heated discussion, but Alan Prendergast's "Trouble in the Rubble," which details how a University of Colorado student filed an application to get historic landmark designation for the old Gates Rubber buildings, is a definite exception.
Zanitas Mexican -- a fast-casual Mexican joint -- finally opened Wednesday at 1370 College Avenue on the Hill in Boulder. Zanitas says it hopes to stand out in the world of fast-casual dining -- T|ACO, anyone? -- with a "chef-inspired" menu featuring tacos topped with mac and cheese, grilled burri ... More >>
The construction of the Auraria Higher Education Center four decades ago wiped out much of the earliest part of Denver. But Jonathan Pite, a graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder with a masters of fine art in photography, documented much of this changing area in 1977. And today, his photogr ... More >>
On Wednesday, we shared reports that suspected Aurora theater shooter James Holmes had sent a CU psychiatrist a notebook of attack plans and drawings. But if it exists, that item is off-limits, and so are all other typically public records related to the grad student under an order signed by Judge W ... More >>
John Buechner, former mayor of Boulder and former head of the University of Colorado, thinks he has some solutions to the challenges of local government -- mainly that elected officials don't actually get that much done and citizens don't really care. He outlines his prescription for low-level pol ... More >>
Last night, the Boulder City Council passed a resolution supporting CU-Boulder's plan to shrink the campus 4/20 event by closing Norlin Quad and banning visitors on Friday; read it below. This morning, we spoke to two members of the council -- one who supports it wholeheartedly, and another who vote ... More >>
Geisty's Dogg House opened the week after the Super Bowl, and it seems to have scored with University of Colorado students.
Okay, admittedly, this is a bit outside of the Backbeat wheelhouse, but we spied it at a music-related event (the Colorado Music Hall of Fame induction ceremonial dinner, which was fab, by the way, in case you haven't heard), and that sort of counts, right?
Big pic belowThe 4/20 celebration at the University of Colorado is an annual rite of spring, and news that some student leaders don't consider it an actual right and want to move it off campus has inspired both complaints and this rebuke of those complaining: "Why don't all of you MMJ geezers ... More >>
The cat illustrated above is learning to relax in the paw-painting studio. The Denver Animal Shelter is moving to a new building and is offering many improved programs to help homeless pets transition back into society...
Starting tonight and running through Sunday, April 3, the University of Denver and the Iliff School of Theology will host what organizers says is a first-of-its-kind conference, which will bring academics together to discuss one of the world's hottest topics: human trafficking.
Care to know more?If you're anything like us, all you need to know about beer is that it's good for filling the void of existential desperation and it makes driving a car way funner. But if you're one of these hoity-toity "liberals," you probably also want to know a bunch of worthless facts a ... More >>
Page down to find the latest back-to-campus clothing tips for Colorado University students who are having trouble fitting concealed weapons into their trendy form-fitting fashions...
At which school do you think you're most likely to see these?Earlier in the week, we brought you news of the University of Colorado's fall in the pot rankings. But why stop there? The Princeton Review ranks, logically or not , all manner of things: class discussions, race relations, general e ... More >>
South Park's creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone grew up in Colorado and attended the University of Colorado in Boulder, which explains why their celebrated show includes lots of local references. So it was only a matter of time until the duo took on the hottest topic around these parts these ... More >>
As you may have heard, Fred Phelps and his cheerful band of hate mongers failed to show up at the University of Colorado campus last night as threatened for the same-sex marriage debate sponsored by the campus Catholic ministry. Pity. From what we hear, the students were all geared up and rea ... More >>
For the past fifteen years, the original Jax Fish House, at 928 Pearl Street in Boulder, has been feeding fish heads to the finicky (and spawning a Top Chef victor, but you already know all about that), a feat that's being marked through the week as part of a fifteenth anniversary celebration ... More >>
Some lucky writer is waiting to inhale in the really Mile High City
The capital of Ballorado.Forget about finding a bargain house in Boulder. As housing sales and prices continue to plummet nationwide, those in the community that puts the exclamation point in 3OH!3 remain unusually robust -- so much so that Business Week has just named Boulder the strongest h ... More >>
David Cronenbergs Videodrome was eerily prescient.
Get some perspective in Boulder this week.
Celebrate Yuri Gagarin's space milestone.
History does the talking in All That I Have Lost.