We've been enamored of African Grill since we first stumbled into this Aurora strip mall spot a couple of years ago. Not only does the restaurant serve up tasty, tomato-tinged jollof rice and pungent goat stew, it's also operated by some of the most hospitable owners we've ever encountered. Osei and ... More >>
Since Feminism & Co.'s inception, Melinda Barlow has a been a favored speaker at the MCA Denver's engaging spring series. Associate professor of film studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Barlow is also a well-versed film and video historian and curator who focuses on contemporary women ... More >>
RAY OKPARA @ BETA | FRI, 3/22/13 Unlike most DJs out of Germany, Ray Okpara leans more toward the house end of the tech-house spectrum -- and that's to the benefit of his legions of fans all over the world, because Okpara has polished a streamlined, minimal-leaning version that's still overflowing w ... More >>
We've finally arrived: The The best of the worst. The creme de la crap. The unholy of unholies. If you thought 50-11 were bad, you ain't seen nothin' yet. These are the lyrics that can turn a good album sour, and make a bad album laughable. Included are quotes from Eminem, Lil B, J. Cole, 2 Chainz, ... More >>
Listen, before I breakdown rap's worst lyrics, you should know, I don't hate Lil' Wayne. No, really. I like him just fine. But even good rappers get caught slipping, as evidenced by the fact that Lil' Wayne makes several appearances on this list. And while picking low-hanging fruit is the nature of ... More >>
There are a lot of ways to open a bottle of beer. There are keychains and iPod cases with bottle openers embedded in them. There are openers on flip-flops and baseball cap bills, wall-mounted openers, countertops, knives and even a beer bottle stick. But a Denver photographer and part-time inventor ... More >>
Kenna Egbune didn't just go to school at CU-Boulder. He was extremely involved in campus life as PR director of the African Students Association and member of CU's Queer People of Color and EyeResist groups. No wonder that the turnout was so large at a candlelight vigil last night to mourn his sudd ... More >>
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 bring their white hot melodies, thunderous vocal stylings and high vibration rhythms to the Boulder Theater tonight. But while Seun, the son of legendary Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, and his band are clearly the main draw this evening, you won't want to miss the opener, Atomga, a ... More >>
You cannot escape the groove of African dance. Doesn't matter if you're tone deaf, half-dead or were born with two left feet -- African dance will pick you up and fill you with joy and never let you go. Which is why you should let the spirit move you to the BaoBao Festival, an annual celebration of ... More >>
Koffi Toudji has been making a positive impact on Denver as a drummer, dancer and teacher of both for more than half a decade, and now he wants to take his energy full circle. Toudji is originally from Kpalimé in Togo, West Africa, and he's putting on the Koffi Togo fundraiser this Saturday, ... More >>
Tantric Picasso (due Thursday, February 2 at the Bluebird Theater) started in 2008 among a group of friends who met at school, which is typical enough, but in naming the band, the fivesome created a personal mythology (partly detailed below) that is somewhat embodied in the name with hints of the es ... More >>
There's nothing worse for a pot-smoking music fan than to find your concert joints crumbled into a broken mess at the bottom of your favorite hiding spot. All that work rolling them beforehand, stashing them in your hat and making it through security is gone, and you've got to spend the rest ... More >>
Mark MangerThe Ford-Wuo family at African Grill and Bar.For this week's review, I visited African Grill and Bar, an oasis in an Aurora strip mall that offers a culinary journey to West Africa -- as well as an education on the fare served in Ghana, Nigeria, Gambia, Senegal and Liberia. Here's ... More >>
Mark MangerThe owners of African Grill and Bar serve dinner with an education.I love it when an unfamiliar cuisine forces me out of my comfort zone, sending me into a post-dinner frenzy of research as I try to understand a culture through what it eats. When I first sat down at African Grill ... More >>
Foodies visiting the Kitchen Pavilion during the Denver County Fair will be treated to a cavalcade of competitive cook-offs. A first-class contender for most versatile international ingredient would be the prolific okra pod. Like neighborhood residents, East Colfax okra loves the heat and is ... More >>
You got nothing on this, other states.It was a momentous day for the Centennial State on Saturday, when Deepak Sharma Bajagain shattered the Guinness world records for Most Envelopes Torn in Half in Thirty Seconds and Most Grapes Eaten in Three Minutes with a Small Plastic Spoon (stay tuned - ... More >>
Statistics compiled by the Federal Trade Commission show that Colorado had the highest per-capita rate of consumer fraud complaints in the nation last year. According to the FTC's Consumer Sentinel Network report for 2010, Greeley, Boulder, Fort Collins and Colorado Springs all ranked among t ... More >>
For those of us that hate outdoor activities, winter is the best time of year, because most things happen indoors. None of those pesky barbecues or the guilt that comes from sitting inside all day when it's a lovely 80 degrees out. We've got plenty of pleasant indoor activities going on this ... More >>
It's Monday, and in case you're worrying about what you did this weekend or worrying about what's ahead at work, here's a heaping helping of weird food to divert you: To fuel your engine, how about the candy bar with the world's worst name, asse. Or to get your engine running, a nic ... More >>
Every once in a while in these vast United States, you come across an area so remote, so isolated, that the people of that area maintain a culture that is completely removed from the mainstream. The San Luis Valley in Colorado, where people still speak an archaic form of Spanish descended fro ... More >>
Zachrey Harris.On Saturday, Joseph Owen Coy was accused of a racially motivated attack on Olubiyi Ogundipe for allegedly punching the Nigeria-born CU student amid slurs about monkeys and worse -- but Boulder Police didn't know if Coy's two companions would face similar charges. Now, one of th ... More >>
Yesterday, we told you about the arrest of Joseph Owen Coy on racially motivated crime charges involving Nigeria-born CU student Olubiyi Ogundipe near Boulder's Hookah House. Now the Boulder Police Department has tracked down Coy's two companions that evening, and the city manager has release ... More >>
Early Saturday, an altercation took place near Boulder's Hookah House, at 1325 Broadway. And Boulder Police believe what took place constitutes a racially motivated crime -- hence, the accusations against Lafayette's Joseph Owen Coy, who's said to have called CU student Olubiyi Ogundipe and a ... More >>
Ray LaMontagne and his backing band, the Pariah Dogs, visit the Boulder Theater for an eTown show Thursday, August 12, five days before before his fourth album, God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise hits stores. The live radio show taping hosted by Nick and Helen Forester also includes music and ... More >>
One day it was Home Depot, the next it was Wendy's, and then a secret admirer told me he'd stopped by "applebees and thought about u." Now I just got an e-mail from someone who spotted me at Starbucks -- at least according to this: Howdy Patricia. not usually this brave, i thought i saw u b ... More >>
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