Denver, Colorado, is not exactly soul-food central -- but it's the home of Adrian Miller, the man who wrote the book on soul food: Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine One Plate at a Time. That book, published by the University of North Carolina Press last summer, won the 2014 Jame ... More >>
FRI | PENTAGRAM at SUMMIT MUSIC HALL | 2/28/14 If you've seen Last Days Here, you're familiar with the frustrating tale of Pentagram. Formed in Virginia in the early '70s, the pioneering psychedelic metal band should have, by all accounts, realized massive worldwide fame. Instead, success evaded the ... More >>
Denver attorney, author and well-regarded politico Adrian Miller will be signing copies of his new book, Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time ($30, University of North Carolina Press), at 7:30 p.m. at the Tattered Cover Book Store, 2526 East Colfax Avenue, this ... More >>
The thirtieth annual A Taste of Colorado runs from Friday, August 23 through Labor Day. The four-day, free festival features food (well, you have to pay for that), music, and more. Festivities will be held at Civic Center Park and will showcase eats from over fifty local restaurants; visit the websi ... More >>
The Lincoln Hills exhibit at History Colorado features a display of artifacts from the heyday of Five Points as the hub of African-American life in the Rocky Mountain West. A directory of black-owned businesses includes a mouth-watering number of soul-food restaurants; you won't find nearly as many ... More >>
Pretty much everyone who loves food has read Michael Pollan, knows about the argument by Harvard anthropologist Richard Wrangham in his book Catching Fire that cooking is what made us human in the first place, and understands that food is more than a bunch of inert substances whose only function is ... More >>
Adrian Miller has a lot on his plate these days. The lawyer-turned-politico is running Stephen Ludwig's re-election bid for University of Colorado regent, and he's also finishing up a book for the University of North Carolina Press called Flavor: Soul Food History by the Plateful. In it, the Denver ... More >>
Oh, how the mighty have fallen. A year after being named Playboy's number one party school, CU-Boulder didn't even make the 2012 top ten -- and this despite having just been featured on ABC's 20/20 as the drunk-walking capital of the world. To add insult to injury, Colorado School of Mines, one of ... 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 >>
Close to a dozen restaurants have come and gone from the beleaguered Beauvallon project, but there are new signs of life at 925 Lincoln Street, the spot that Aqua left three years ago. A sign on the door reads: "Local, a new concept." The concept is coming from Ryan DiFranco, a native of Niagara F ... More >>
What makes someone "the most socially influential college student?" Off The Quad, a Boulder-based digital provider of daily tips about hot goings-on, has come up with a (nerdy) algorithm to figure it out that takes into account how often said college student posts stuff on Facebook and how m ... More >>
Tom Tancredo says his remarks were taken out of context.A blog from the Huffington Post yesterday certainly sports a grabby headline. It reads: "Tom Tancredo Says Arizona Immigration Law Goes Too Far, Still Supports It." The problem with this take, which has replicated rapidly across the web ... More >>
You don't need to work too hard to roast Tom Tancredo: The man roasts himself. Google the name of the former Sixth District congressman and your computer starts smoking, then spits out story after story, quote after quote, that prove truth is indeed stranger than fiction. A few of Tancredo's ... More >>
Since leaving Congress earlier this year, past Westword profile subject Tom Tancredo has been taking his immigration-reform crusade to locations around the country -- and as documented in Alan Prendergast's April 15 blog "Obnoxious North Carolina Students Leave Tom Tancredo Speechless," he hasn't al ... More >>
Tom Tancredo cut short a planned speech on immigration at the University of North Carolina on Tuesday after a group of protesters sparked what the former congressman has described as a "small riot." Tancredo's appearance, at the invitation of a student organization called Youth for Western Civil ... More >>
Yesterday, National Public Radio aired a story about Masik Collegiate Fragrances of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, which is developing a line of scents that are supposed to capture the essences of specific universities. Thus far, the firm has only come up with fragrances for Penn State and the University ... More >>
Bryan LaRoche just did it.
Thursday, March 30, Boulder Theater, 303-786-7030; Friday, March 31, Swallow Hill Music Hall, 303-777-1003.
That's a wrap!
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