The presidential debate won't be at University of Denver until tomorrow night, but the great debate is already raging in Denver: Does a Walmart belong in the development going in the former University of Colorado property at Ninth and Colorado? And if it does, should it benefit from tax-increment fi ... More >>
Following the Aurora theater shooting, Hollywood barely paused to pay respect to the victims before speculation began about how the tragedy would affect the box office prospects of The Dark Knight Rises, the movie that was screening during the rampage. Partly in defiance of downturn predictions, par ... More >>
Crazy Mountain Brewing, the buzz-worthy Vail-area beer maker that more than doubled in size this year, will start selling five of its beers in 22-ounce bottles this week. All five -- Old Soul Strong Belgian Ale, Hookiebobb IPA, Cara de Luna Black Ale, Scenic Route Kolsh, and Horseshoes & Hand Grenad ... More >>
Killing livelihoods and a $2.5 billion industry, the feds attack Internet gambling
Wes McKinley."But what do they stand for? I thought this was about Wall Street?" That was the plaintive cry of one woman who'd headed down to the Occupy Denver camp last night and wound up listening to one of the general assembly meetings, where this leaderless group tries to grapple with the ... More >>
Jim RiceLast week, America was introduced to Jim Rice, former Wall Street suit-turned-poker player-turned-Denver medical marijuana dispensary owner. Jim Rice "survived." And while he quickly became somewhat of a focal point of that episode for causing waves, Rice played it cool this week and positi ... More >>
Video below.Why did proud progressive Rachel Maddow pay a slow-clap tribute to, of all companies, Denver-based Newmont Mining on her MSNBC show last night? Because, in a day of epic losses on Wall Street following Standard & Poor's U.S. credit downgrade, Newmont stood out as the rare non-los ... More >>
Though it's largely been forgotten in the annals of crack-pottery and snake-oil salesmanship, the story of Mark Kostabi is one of the art world's weirdest and most head-slappingly dumb. A darling of the high-rolling '80s New York scene, Kostabi and his rise to fame and riches on the backs of ... More >>
For a photo of the installation, see the Denver Post storyWithin just a few hours of the time local artist Talia Kauk installed 1,000 paper cranes outside the Hamilton Building of the Denver Art Museum yesterday, without permission, security came out, snipped them down and tossed them in the ... More >>
People read novels for two major reasons: for a good yarn, first and foremost, but also to be immersed in a world that's different from the one they occupy -- not just to learn about how it works, but to feel it, to experience its dramas and to know the characters who occupy it. In that latte ... More >>
Phil AnschutzPhil Anschutz, labeled "one of the most secretive moguls in America" by Forbes, nevertheless was the focus of a major profile in the business magazine recently -- even if the author never got to interview Anschutz himself.
Just another Tuesday night... In case any of the rest of you out there do need an excuse to come out and have a few drinks on a Wednesday night, we've invented one for you: the first-ever Cafe Society Contributors, Commenters, Readers and Sources Bachanal. Yeah, we've been doing this whole ... More >>
Lou Barnes. Got iffy credit? Then don't hit up Boulder West Financial Services. In recent days, Lou Barnes, one of the firm's owners, was quoted saying this in a recent New York Times article about tight mortgage rules: "The credit pendulum is stuck at 'stupid.' I am turning down loans every day th ... More >>
An image from an economic-impact study about car dealers in Colorado. Today's the day when fourteen Colorado auto dealers are supposed to stop selling Chrysler products as part of the beleaguered company's attempt to emerge from bankruptcy -- an effort that hit a bump in the road yesterday when a r ... More >>
As protesters rally around the country at Tea Parties protesting Wall Street greed and increasing government incursions into private pocketbooks (Peter Boyles is broadcasting live from the State Capitol right now on KHOW/630 AM, although the Denver protest doesn't officially start until noon), we ... More >>
Craving a Philly cheesesteak? A big salad? Lenny's Sub Shop opened late last week at 726 Lincoln Street, in the spot that formerly housed Scooter Joe's. It's a link in a small chain that prides itself on great customer service and large portions, according to owner Dave Saporta. A fifteen-inch Phill ... More >>
Leslie T. Chang brings new insight into modern China.
Funny’s bid to boost the Broncos is one smooth move.
The bean counters vs. the Chipotlemat.
From the week of February 20, 2003
A final day of freedom coincides with the aftermath of 9/11.
The art world has had its ups and downs over the past year.
Since Qwest swallowed US West, employees and stockholders have been put on hold.
After years as a family-themed ski resort, Denver's mountain tries super-sizing.
Former SST producer Spot brings underground Celtic sounds into the light.
Elliott Smith has nothing to do with what's happening in the current music scene. Thank goodness.
How a costly computer glitch turned into a once-in-a-millennium bonanza for high-tech companies.
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