There's street art and then there's graffiti. One can be beautiful, creative and inspiring; the other can be destructive, ugly and a huge nuisance. But the dividing line is difficult to determine. For proof of that, just head to the front of the graffiti war: Sheridan Boulevard, where you can see ho ... More >>
One of Denver's most beloved pieces of public art, "I See What You Mean," better known as the Big Blue Bear, got hit by a big smear of green paint over the weekend. There have been other pranks involving Lawrence Argent's sculpture of a giant bear peering inside the Colorado Convention Center -- bu ... More >>
Nothing signals holiday spirit like the scrawled message "I hate black people," accompanied by a swastika. This was the message that vandals in Colorado Springs left just before Christmas, according to city officials. In an alert, police say they are searching for leads in two cases -- one involving ... More >>
Last week, we introduced you to Frank McDonald, self-proclaimed mayor of Stoner, Colorado, who announced plans to transform the two-person town where he lives into an entertainment destination infused with the spirit of Amendment 64. Since that story and another profile, however, McDonald says he's ... More >>
To mark the transition of the former Bender's space to the new home of Quixote's True Blue, which opens tonight, the Johnny Cash mural on the eastern wall was replaced with one of Jerry Garcia -- which was then painted over while the artist came up with a replacement Garcia, which was immediately va ... More >>
When employees of the Colorado Democratic Party office at 777 Santa Fe arrived to work on Monday, they were greeted with a nasty surprise: eleven smashed glass windows. But for many, it wasn't much of a surprise at all. "I'm more annoyed than anything else," says Matt Inzeo, the dems' communication ... More >>
Carmen Tisch, accused of vandalizing a $30 million Clyfford Still painting on December 29 -- she reportedly scratched it, slid down it and urinated by it -- was in Denver County Court on Friday, January 6, to hear the charges against her. Her family says Tisch has alcohol problems. Ya thin ... More >>
Not a paintball vandal.There are several paintball facilities in the Denver area -- more than enough to get your trigger-pulling fix. But after a multiple-night shooting spree by four teens to settle a "beef," maybe it's time to build another.
Rober y Pango share a temporary love in College View. It is an established fact that love makes people act like fools. If the goo-goo eyes and baby talk weren't enough, fools in love often feel the need to broadcast their idiocy to others. The tools they use and the location of the valentine ... More >>
Vandals reportedly attacked the Denver County GOP headquarters twice over the weekend. Who's to blame? Radical anarchists like Maurice "Ariel Attack" Schwenkler, charged with vandalizing Democratic HQ last year? Republican operatives? Drunk teens who randomly selected the building to test out ... More >>
Large photo below.Each election season, plenty of political yard signs are stolen or defaced -- look below to see a shot of a circle-and-slashed John Hickenlooper for Governor placard off I-76. But Aurora's Rob McNealy says there's a new twist on this vandalism when it comes to Amendments 60 ... More >>
Some of the havoc wreaked at Stein Elementary.Update, 3:20 p.m.: Two arrests have been made in this case, with a third suspect sought. Photos of the eighteen-year-old suspects, plus more information from the Lakewood Police Department, are on view after the original item, published at 11:20 a ... More >>
Some of the damage meted out against a ProgressNow Colorado staffer's car.Yesterday, we shared a video of protests that took place at a healthcare town hall staged by Representative Ed Perlmutter at a Brighton King Soopers -- an event at which feverish, easily manipulated Obamacare haters car ... More >>
Battles between tagging crews can sometime get violent in West Denver. A member of a West Denver tagging crew will have lots of time to work in his blackbook after being sentenced to life in prison yesterday. A Jefferson County judge slapped twenty-year-old David Miera Jr. with a life sentence pl ... More >>
City officials announced a new program yesterday that will encourage artists to paint murals on walls across the city as a way to fight graffiti vandalism. Erin Trapp of the Denver Office of Cultural Affairs told members of the city council that $50,000 has been put into something they have dubbed ... More >>
Letters from the week of 7/31/2008
The longtime head of Denver's graffiti unit fought to clean up the city -- until he felt he was beating his head against the wall.
Two former Denver taggers are arrested in L.A.
Matt Feeney and Harrison Nealey have a new way for artists to stick it to the city.
From the week of 6/28/2007
The city’s aerosol junkies are in the spotlight.
When sexual orientation conflicts with church doctrine, how tolerant should a Catholic University be?
Numbers don't lie, but guys in bars do.
Vandalism as a sign of the times.
City officials aren't the only ones concerned about Marc Ecko's graffiti festival.
Mangled Demos From 1983 (Ipecac)
When CU students take the Delta Delta Delta pledge, they take it very seriously.
Middle School Dodgeball League
South Suburban Parks and Recreation District
Denver Police Department
A year after a Yuletide protest, one alleged Santa vandal is indicted and an activist-spokesman is freed.
From the week of September 14
Tag, you're hit -- if you ran with Robert “Skeme” Iron.
Mike Quintana turns his anger toward the Denver police.
For some victims, there's no such thing as a "rush to justice."
The latest career move for graffiti vigilante Mike Quintana: politician.
He caught the taggers, and the cops tagged him.
A tourist-hating vandal with a grudge the size of Texas makes a splash in Breckenridge.
IN SEARCH OF SPIRITUAL VIBES, NEW-AGERS RUN ROUGHSHOD OVER ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK.
HOW THE DENVER COPS' ANTI-GRAFFITI PROGRAM ALMOST GOT CROSSED OUT.
From the week of January 5