April 20th marked the hundredth anniversary of the Ludlow Massacre, one of the darkest and most neglected episodes in Colorado history. This week's cover story explores the events that led up to this deadly conflict between striking coal miners and state troops, as well as the impact the tragedy had ... More >>
You can now grab good food and do good at the same time on the 16th Street Mall, where Cafe 180 -- a donation-based, pay-what-you-can restaurant in Englewood -- has just opened a kiosk by the Clocktower. Unlike at the original Cafe 180, you don't have a choice in what to pay here, but the money goes ... 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 >>
When a 1974 demo tape was discovered of music by Death, the Detroit proto-punks, it was like a missing link. Ahead of its time and now all but forgotten, the trio's harsh, fast sound was the precursor to that of bands like Bad Brains, Ramones and Minutemen. A Band Called Death, part of the Universi ... More >>
At least eight lawsuits have been filed against Cinemark, owner of the Aurora Century 16, where twelve people were killed and seventy injured in a July 20 attack. (The theater will reopen tomorrow.) Now, however, a newly filed suit targets different parties: Dr. Lynne Fenton, who provided psychiatri ... 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 >>
The AIDS Adagio: Wes Kennedy and Albert Winn exhibit opening tonight connects the work of two photographers and each man's personal experience with AIDS: Wes Kennedy passed away in 1993, but Albert Winn continues to shoot. This is just the second show in the gallery at the brand-new Fulginiti Pavili ... 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 >>
At a hearing last Thursday related to the James Holmes/Aurora theater shooting case, Judge William Sylvester said he hoped to rule by Monday about whether prosecutors should have access to the suspect's University of Colorado educational documents. However, a decision on that matter hasn't been made ... 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 >>
Three years ago, Tyler Nemkov was a Johnson & Wales student who came to Cafe Society as an intern, interested in where a culinary career could take him. So far, it's taken him to J-school at the University of Colorado, a gig at Cured and, at the edge of 23, a short-lived job as exec chef at Mateo th ... More >>
Only weeks after the Aurora theater shooting, CU Denver philosophy professor Chad Kautzer has created a petition to stop concealed weapons from being allowed on state campuses. But the two ideas are not connected, he says: Kautzer has been contemplating the response since the Colorado Supreme Court ... 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 >>
Trader Joe's has signed a deal for its first location in Denver, according to this story in the Denver Business Journal. The store will be on the southeast corner of Colorado Boulevard and Eighth Avenue, where Annie's Cafe was once located. The spot was supposed to become a hotel, but like so many ... 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 >>
Patty Roper for Center for the American West.Usually it's a literary hodgepodge of writings about the West read by Colorado celebrities -- not the glitzy ones, but a round-robin of teachers, historians and politicians. but tonight's Words to Stir the Soul, an annual tradition curated by the U ... More >>
Jacob BelvinWhen Peter Roper was a program manager in the environmental center at the University of Colorado, Boulder, he spent a lot time working on bikes. "He developed a lot of amazing programs up there related to bicycles," Jessica Caouette, his business partner and life-long friend expla ... 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 >>
In this week's Chef and Tell interview with Doug Anderson, the chief baker and owner of Hi*Rise, he talks about everything from his mother's epic cinnamon rolls to baking bagels at Moe's in Boulder, where he churned out more than 300-dozen bagels a day -- just for the University of Colorado. ... More >>
http://www.colorado.edu/vrc/bucc/BuCC.htmWith all the great restaurants and the amazing farmers' market in Boulder, you sometimes feel like you're living in some food fairytale here. But when you don't jump down the rabbit hole, it's not hard to see how bleak the situation is around the rest ... 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 >>
Deep in the midst of the digital age, International Film Series programmer Pablo Kjolseth makes no bones about his love of celluloid, the analog of film, especially, but not necessarily, in black and white. Because of that, the University of Colorado's IFS is arguably the region's last true v ... 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 >>
Sports talk shows and blogs blew up over the weekend after cameras spied New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez eating a hot dog on the sidelines during a TV time out. Some critics have said Sanchez, who apologized after the game for some reason, was showing up the pathetic Oakland Raiders, w ... More >>
In the long-foundering, ever-festering war on drugs, there's just about zero truth to the idea of zero tolerance. As anyone who's studied the prison population can figure out, certain groups dealing in illegal drugs can be targeted for harsh punishment, while other groups trafficking in the s ... More >>
The Olympics finally come to Copper Mountain -- 33 years late.
Remakes cant hold a candle to The Last Man on Earth.
The printing press gets its due at the Historic Print Shop Open House.
See the best of the fest at Boulder's Fringe Encore.