Sometimes food doesn't take much thought -- most of the time, in fact. Sometimes you just know what you want and you go and get it, and it's good. Barbecue should be that way. There should be no long lines where jockeying with out-of-towners, food bloggers and aficionados is part of the routine of g ... More >>
Texas-style barbecue seldom gets respect in Colorado...mostly because it comes from Texas. But Wayne's Smoke Shack proves that honest food prepared with passion and skill can overcome even the haters. On our recent visit to Wayne's, braving Highway 36 traffic and getting lost in a suburban maze of s ... More >>
Because Scott Gessler decided to make a run for the Republican gubernatorial nomination (tough luck, Honey Badger), the Colorado Secretary of State's office is up for grabs in November. On the Democratic ticket is Joe Neguse, who represents Colorado's second district for the University of Colorado B ... More >>
In March, Glaze: the Baumcake Shoppe, a gorgeous Japanese bakery in Congress Park, shuttered, leaving a litany of ardent admirers of the bakery's macarons and baum cakes starving for news that co-owner Heather Alcott would make a comeback. And she has, collaborating with Wayne Conwell, chef-owner of ... More >>
Wayne Shorter, who headlines the UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival on Friday, April 25, doesn't have typical days. The 80-year-old saxophone legend, who was a member of the Miles Davis Quintet and Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, says it's all an adventure. The day we speak with him, Shorter tells us he is "ju ... More >>
What contributes to a rapper's underrated status? Is it the unwillingness to compromise? The inability to compromise? An early demise? Bad promotion? Possibly all of these things and more? Whatever the case, with these rappers, it's certainly not for a lack of talent. We put together a list of the t ... More >>
By now you've long since been grossed out/freaked out/mesmerized by the seemingly inexhaustible creative genius of the Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne, the latest example of which, of course, is an anatomically correct chocolate heart that comes signed by the band in custom packaging and complete ... More >>
When my miniature obsession with Wayne White emerged two weeks ago, it was because I had loved his work my whole life -- without ever knowing who he was. The visual aids White had provided for my childhood -- from the puppets on Pee Wee's Playhouse to shorts for Liquid Television -- shaped the way I ... More >>
Neon Indian (due tonight at the Bluebird Theater) got a boost early in its career by online media, and by the time of the act's first album, Psychic Chasms was released, there was a pretty big buzz around his blend of synth-driven, R&B inflected pop songs. Alan Palomo and company went on to tour wit ... More >>
Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, shows from Red Hot Chili Peppers and Icelantic's Winter on the Rocks featuring Atmosphere, Common, Greives Budo and Get Cryphy were announced; the Swayback, Fierce Bad Rabbit, Monroe Monroe and Juno What ... More >>
Big pics below.The accusation that teacher Terah Rawlings had an ongoing sexual relationship with a fifteen-year-old student is bad enough. But other circumstances push the alleged crime into even creepier territory. For one thing, Rawlings was employed at a religious school. For another, adm ... More >>
Thanawat Bates Palace Arms at the Brown Palace 321 17th Street 303-297-3111 www.brownpalace.com/dining This is part two of my interview with Thanawat Bates, exec chef of the Palace Arms at the Brown Palace. Part one of my interview with Bates ran yesterday. Favorite restaurant in America: I have s ... More >>
Big pics below.In July, we previewed UFC 135 in Denver -- "back... where the first one started," UFC President Dana White said at a press conference here. We're now just days away from the September 24 match, and UFC is hyping the card (topped by light heavyweight champ Jon Jones defending hi ... More >>
With her classical training and her background singing country music, Lizzy Allen brings impressive chops to her role in Vitamins, which got its start in Greeley. And tonight at Red Rocks, she'll be putting that talent to work with the Flaming Lips, who have asked her once again to provide backing v ... More >>
Big pics below.Denver hasn't exactly been bloodshed free of late. Note the shocking murders of Sergeant Anthony Silva and onetime medical marijuana dispensary owner Michael "SK" Walker in recent weeks. But the body count is higher in Colorado Springs, where four are dead in two separate incid ... More >>
Lori MidsonIn this week's Chef and Tell interview, Lori Midson talks with Wayne Conwell, owner/chef of Sushi Sasa, which opened in the summer of 2005 just off Platte Street, a pioneer in what would soon grow into one of the town's biggest restaurant neighborhoods. But while Sushi Sasa special ... More >>
Lori Midson Wayne Conwell Sushi Sasa 2401 Fifteenth Street 303-433-7272 www.sushisasadenver.com This is part two of my interview with Wayne Conwell, executive chef/owner of Sushi Sasa. In part one of that interview with Conwell, he dishes on working for Iron Chef Morimoto, the genius of Je ... More >>
Lexi Fey.Looking for somewhere to shake your ass this weekend? We've got you covered with events in both the mainstream and underground dance worlds. Tonight, several old-schoolers -- including LL Bishop, Smyl:E, Om, Lexi Fey and Chris Irvin -- man the DJ decks at Chances Grill. Late night f ... More >>
In this week's paper, we ran excerpts of Andy Thomas's recent conversation with the members of Kinetix in Rough Mixes. That Q&A barely scratched the surface. After the jump, you'll find not only Thomas's exchange with band in its entirety but the transcript from Dutch Seyfarth's recent chat ... More >>
Lori MidsonThis is part two of Lori Midson's Chef and Tell interview with Eric Stein, chef/instructor at Johnson & Wales. To read part one of that interview, click here. Most embarrassing moment in the kitchen: I worked for a restaurant called Adesso in Providence, Rhode Island, that featur ... More >>
Beware all ye who enter here...It could be the asbestos of our generation: "Popcorn Lung" now has a website dedicated to victims of this dreaded "disease" (in truth, it's a law firm's site encouraging potential litigation) -- and the phenomenon began in our own back yard. Although the medic ... More >>
Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists a number of different shows, including Radio 1190's Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only, 99.5 the Mountain's Homegrown Show*, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and i ... More >>
Celebrating three decades of creative collaboration.
R&B sensation Bobby Valentino, whose sophomore album The Rebirth hit stores on Tuesday, February 10, grabbed the top spot on Independent Records' top sellers list for the week of February 16. Potluck and Ne-Yo grabbed the second and third slots while the Fray came on fourth. See the full breakdo ... More >>
From the week of 8/30/2007
The eighth anniversary of the Columbine shootings is rapidly approaching. So is the moment of decision for U.S. District Judge Lewis Babcock, who plans to rule on the fate of a trove of court-sealed documents dealing with the massacre's last remaining secrets. The materials include medical and ps ... More >>
After a tour with the Flaming Lips and loads of hype, the only thing this quintet is missing is confidence.
Lost Planet delivers, but it's not for the timid.
Parker Posey and Paul Rudd get their OH faces on.
15th Street Tavern, Skylark Lounge
The rest of the planet generated some good CDs this year, too.
God, what have you done?
As kid-book adaptations go, Because of Winn-Dixie is no dog.
From the week of January 27, 2005
From the week of October 7, 2004
The actor stars in Pieter Jan Brugge's surprisingly smart The Clearing.
March 6, 2003
Any way you want it: The Czars create some Spanish magic on a whirlwind tour of the Old Country.
Sam Raimi does what he can with familiar material in The Gift.
The Big Tymers
Paul Newman fails to score in this empty caper flick.
When it comes to genuine country music, Wayne "The Train" Hancock is steaming full speed ahead.