As Banshee Tree, Kalyn Pembridge and Thomas LaFond make a surprisingly original and enticing mix of gypsy jazz, folk pop and swing. They moved to Colorado from upstate New York four years ago, and can be seen seemingly every night of the week along the Front Range, playing a mix of standards like "O ... More >>
Mary DeForest loves Jane Austen. The 68-year-old academic has read each of the author's novels over 100 times. "I went to her tomb at Winchester Cathedral and burst into tears," she says. "I couldn't believe she was dead." DeForest has spent much of her academic career defending Austen's legacy. " ... More >>
Ninox, a new apparel company based in Boulder, is bridging the gap between men's fashion and technical outerwear. Founders Greg Casals and Allie Thielens have applied their interest in modern design to innovative technological fabrics for a new line launching this fall. They took a few minutes from ... More >>
You can find art all over town -- not just on gallery walls. In this series, we'll be looking at some of the local artists who serve up their work in coffeehouses and other non-gallery businesses around town. McMean Elementary School art teacher Melinda Laz is breaking back into the local art scene ... More >>
Gallup has released a new poll that measures the most religious communities -- a list topped by the Provo-Orem, Utah area, where 77 percent of respondents described themselves as "very religious." What about the least religious places? Gallup calculated that, too, with none other than Boulder finis ... More >>
Jeff Bauman and his brother, Marc, have closed Pig & Block Charcuterie, their small but mighty cured meat and butcher shop, directly next door to Old Major, that opened in October of 2011 in Highland. Jeff, who also pimped wine, dried pastas, a collection of salts, salumi and fresh meat, including s ... More >>
The 16th Street Mall turned thirty yesterday, and it's looking better than it has in years, with the best yet to come as work continues on the Union Station project. The mall's official birthday celebration will be Tuesday at Skyline Park -- but some critics won't be coming to the party.
The Colorado Supreme Court ruling to allow people with concealed-carry permits to possess guns on University of Colorado campuses will necessitate a major philosophical shift among CU officials. Case in point: Just over two years ago, CU Boulder expanded its weapons ban to include Nerf guns.
Michael Cerretani, barman at Boulder's Bitter Bar, has been bartending off and on for about a decade, but he didn't start down the craft-cocktail path until he landed a job at Bitter Bar a few years ago.
Denver Beer Co doesn't have a kitchen, but the city's zoning inspectors may be tempted to double check. The brewery, which opens today on Platte Street, serves Kaffir Lime Wheat as fresh and nuanced as any chef's signature appetizer, a rauschbier that smells and tastes like a plate of smoked ... More >>
Luciano's is closed, with a lockout order on the front door.Luciano's Pizza and Wings, a Buffalo-style joint that has attracted numerous fans over the years (including upstate New York native Jason Sheehan) and sparked some discussion after our recent "Denver's five best wings" list, is close ... More >>
Lori MidsonEli Odell Highland Tap and Burger 2219 West 32nd Avenue 720-287-4493 www.highlandtapdenver.com This is part one of Lori Midson's interview with Eli Odell, executive chef of Highland Tap and Burger. Read part two of that interview, in which Odell dishes on hammering eighty pounds o ... More >>
Earlier this morning, Lil Wayne was released from New York's Rikers Island after serving eight months of a one-year sentence for criminal possession of a weapon. Fellow Southern rapper T.I., meanwhile, went back to jail on Monday after a federal judge in Atlanta revoked his probation follow ... More >>
Image via FlickrCici's buffalo chicken pizza.There's good pizza and there's great pizza, but the consensus is that there's really no such thing as a bad pizza. It's pizza. Whether you like the pizza at CiCi's Pizza Buffet -- perhaps best known for its $5 all-you-can-eat pizza -- haven't had ... More >>
Don't laugh at this weapon! Don't!Hard to imagine why most people reacted to CU-Boulder's dire warnings about Nerf guns with either eye rolls or guffaws. The weapons, which fire spongy ammo designed not to hurt children, are clearly risky -- as CU-Boulder police chief Joe E. Roy emphasizes in ... More >>
Lev Grossman conjures up a spellbinding book in The Magicians.
Houses aren't the only folks releasing a new CD tonight. Over at the Soiled Dove Underground, Angie Stevens is issuing her eagerly awaited disc, Queen of This Mess, the follow-up to her Stand Up Girl 1 & 2. As you'll hear after the jump, Grammy-winning producer Malcolm Burn, who recorded and pro ... More >>
The rib-tickling history of Hoss Orwat.
Ketch Secor and company's old-timey music invokes a simpler time.
With over a dozen songs licensed to television, he's ready for his close-up.
In music and tattooing, Gym Class Heroes' Travis McCoy gets to the point.
A young actress shines as a cokehead mom in the harrowing Down to the Bone.
Red-pepper jelly gets canned at Frasca.
What's good? Frisco's Deli and Market.
Lovable loser Zippy Chippy takes the lead.
Fear Before the March of Flames' four-alarm hardcore torches everything in its path.
Dinner and a Movie
The Real Deal
New York's Longwave is happy together.
A Fish Story
Arthur Miller's daughter comes into her own with Personal Velocity.
The arrival of lacrosse legend Gary Gait could make the sport Mammoth in Colorado.
El Taco de México goes to the head of the class.
To market, to market
Brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
Cabaret Diosa gets sheikh in the heart of the apocalypse.
Gary Rudd got zapped one day, and life has never been the same.
You Can Count on Me starts small but works its way to greatness.
From the week of September 7