Hidden under the fancy Hotel Boulderado, literally below tourists dining on the patio was one of the best college bars Boulder had to offer -- Catacombs. Sadly, no new college kids will get to wander to that often overlooked end of 13th Street, stumble down the windy stairs and explore the cave-like ... More >>
Where you find zombies, you will also find gore. Sure, there are zombie films that aren't particularly bloody, but they are the exception, not the rule. This is, after all, a genre where disembowelments are standard operating procedure. To stand out in this viscera-clotted field, a movie's got to be ... More >>
The murals covering the walls at The Sink on the Hill in Boulder are as iconic as the many signatures of University of Colorado students scrawled on the ceiling. But while these lively murals will live on, their creator, Llloyd Kavich, has passed away. See also Photos: Obama wins as many votes by ... More >>
A known proponent of all things spook and horror, Stephen Graham Jones is a professor of writing at the University of Colorado Boulder. Highlighting his curricular activities this past summer: ENGL 3246 -201: Zombie Renaissance - Pop. Culture. If he's able to bring that into the halls of academia, ... More >>
If seeing all the students heading back to school has you longing for fresh notebooks and classroom walls, you can satisfy that desire for education without heavy tuition costs. Whether you want to hear about astrobiology from professors at the Deer Pile, take a tour to find out more about Molly Bro ... More >>
So a bear walks into a bar... This is no joke. On July 18, a full-grown black bear stopped in Lonigans Saloon in Estes Park. Owner Dave Callahan had just finished cleaning up the kitchen at 9 p.m., then took out the trash and headed home -- missing the bear by maybe five minutes. The bear first did ... More >>
Since the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting, lawmakers across the country have been debating what policy solutions could help reduce the risk of a devastating massacre in the future. In Colorado, some Democratic legislators have proposed tighter restrictions on access to guns. But a few h ... More >>
Like pine beetles, Boulder artist Jill Powers does some of her best work in bark. Her mixed media fiber sculptures and installations draw on exotic natural materials, from seed pods to a tough inner bark called Kozo that happens to be "sustainably grown" -- and that's good news, since Powers's new e ... More >>
Hint: If you're going to a movie in Boulder, do not wear a "Joker" mask in the theater. Officials with the Boulder Police Department reported Sunday night that they had arrested a seventeen-year-old male (he's a part-time University of Colorado student, whose name is not being released because he's ... More >>
Okay, so while the election is reducing some little girls to tears, we're nowhere near sick of all the attack ads and gladhanding leading up to the big day next week. Kidding. That's sarcasm, in case you missed it. We're as sick of all that crap as you are, Ms. Abigael Evans of Fort Collins. But eve ... More >>
George Lucas made Star Wars. Steven Spielberg made E.T. It took both of them working together to make Raiders of the Lost Ark. Expect a similar level of awesome when two great powers in the local film scene -- the new-to-Colorado Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (which will open its first Colorado location i ... More >>
Yesterday, in her courtroom coverage of the latest James Holmes hearing, Melanie Asmar quoted prosecutors as saying the accused Aurora theater shooter had been banned from the University of Colorado after he'd made threats -- and so did pretty much every other media outlet on the planet. Now, howeve ... More >>
Rocky Mountain National Park officials have recognized for years that Front Range pollution -- from auto exhausts, power plants, emissions from oil wells and refineries, feedlots and more -- pose a threat to the health and welfare of their high-country streams, fish and plants. Now a new study from ... More >>
How to gauge the student take on CU Boulder's plan to shrink the campus' annual 4/20 event via a Wyclef Jean concert and a more active police response? We turned to the University of Colorado memes Facebook page, where the responses have been swift -- and funny. Check out samples below, supplemented ... More >>
Manufactured civilizations rise and fall in "Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow." The International Film Series grew a little this year. To inaugurate new secondary digs in the University of Colorado's state-of-the-art Visual Arts Center, director Pablo Kjolseth chose to fill the VAC's auditori ... More >>
Video below.Today's Boulder Daily Camera features an article in which University of Colorado ethnic studies professor Darryl Maeda calls a Fox Sports report about CU and Utah joining the Pac-12 conference "demeaning" to Asians. But the newspaper didn't really need to seek out an expert to mak ... More >>
A job for pesticides? Our recent feature, "Bug Bedlam," dissected Denver's struggle against the tiny, bloodsucking pests. And how do most people get rid of pests? With pesticides. But there are some who argue that's the wrong approach -- and dangerous. This weekend, they'll gather in Aurora f ... More >>
Leigh Holman has faith in the future of American opera. The director of opera at the University of Colorado has made the native art form a priority at the school, hosting American composers for workshops and offering American musical drama during summer seasons. The school's upcoming production o ... More >>
katy tartakoffThe reminder for the memorial site at muchloved.com came in at 5:01 this morning. I did not need it: Not a day goes by that I do not think about Sandy Widener, John Parr and Chase Parr, the three members of a much-loved Colorado family who died in a horrific car wreck three year ... More >>
I'm at Northwestern for a writing conference that the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies hosts at the Medill J-school, which is also home to the Academy for Alternative Journalism, a summer program for budding journalists that AAN sponsors. Jared Jacang Maher, a Westword staff writer, i ... More >>
Before we were panicked about swine flu and twisted by torture-memo leaks, we were terrified by the Devil Horse, Luis Jimenez's killer sculpture that stands guard outside Denver International Airport, its red eyes shooting deadly lasers at unsuspecting passersby. Or are those glowing orbs actually i ... More >>
The Olympics finally come to Copper Mountain -- 33 years late.
Remakes cant hold a candle to The Last Man on Earth.
Next Monday's public hearing before Denver City Council to decide the fate of two historic Hornbein and White buildings on the old University of Colorado campus has been postponed. "Shea has been working closely with Councilwoman Robb and Councilwoman Johnson on the historic designation application ... More >>
Problem One: It’s 1:33 a.m, you've been studying all night, and you want a cookie. Solution: Boulder Baked Boulder Baked offers 24 varieties of cookies, including the Kona: a chocolate espresso, macadamia nut and coconut cookie. But this bakery doesn't just sell cookies; it also has whole pies an ... More >>
The printing press gets its due at the Historic Print Shop Open House.
Max Karson, the University of Colorado student whose attempts at satire have made him a press darling/whipping boy over the past couple of years, has no back-down in him. After an essay he wrote about Asians sparked an uproar that's put CU's Campus Press publication in a good many crosshairs (click ... More >>
It turns out that even New York Times columnist Nicholas D. Kristof is a racist. In yesterday’s Sunday edition, he wrote about playing the the shooter bias video simulation developed by researchers at the University of Colorado. “I shot armed blacks in an average of 0.679 seconds, while I wait ... More >>
The University of Colorado team at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon in Washington DC is on a roller coaster of mini victories and defeats as the game heats up. This morning, the ride left people feeling uneasy, if not queasy. Yesterday, they took a mediocre 10th place when the resu ... More >>
The U.S. Department of Energy’s third Solar Decathlon is now under way in Washington, D.C. Two years ago, twenty university teams from the U.S., Puerto Rico, Canada, Spain and Germany began designing the world’s most energy-efficient solar homes. Their off-the-grid creations – now on display i ... More >>
See the best of the fest at Boulder's Fringe Encore.
Not quite cynical enough about weather forecasting? Then here's an item that should make you feel even more jaded. As he watched the snow falling this morning, a sharp-eyed reader thought of this article in the December 6 Denver Post. Headlined "Arrival of El Nio May Mean Dry Winter for Colorado," t ... More >>