"Traffic was really bad," explains the lanky professional as he pulls his chair up to the table. "I drove an hour and a half." "That's commitment for speed dating," responds the smartly-dressed blonde across the table. 8MinuteDating.com event organizer Amy Amore hands a nametag to the late arriv ... More >>
Slayer headlines the Fillmore on Saturday, May 10, with Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus opening. Tickets go on sale on Friday, January 24 at 10 a.m. The Knife brings its Shaking the Habitual North American Tour to the Fillmore Auditorium on Monday, April 21, and tickets ($32.50-$35) are on sale now. ... More >>
Last month, Wichita anchor Justin Kraemer doomed his jump to a Colorado Springs TV station with an Anchorman-style gaffe: He said, "Let's get the fuck out of here" at the end of a newscast. Now, the still-unemployed newsman is trying to make lemonade out of lemons with a parody video that finds him ... More >>
Update: Occasionally, we have to report bad news -- and that's what we're bringing to you now. To whit: Justin Kraemer, the Wichita anchorman caught muttering "Let's get the fuck out of here" line at the end of a recent newscast (see it below), isn't coming to KOAA in Colorado Springs, despite a Gaw ... More >>
To mark National Dog Bite Prevention Week, the U.S. Postal Service has assembled an unusual list: The top fourteen cities during fiscal 2012 when it comes to dog attacks on postal workers. No, dogs biting mail deliverers isn't just a staple of old sitcoms. It actually happens a lot, and Denver made ... More >>
Taylor Swift fans -- and judging by the enormous first week record sales of Red, her latest platter released last week, that accounts for a great many folks -- will be rejoicing at news that Swift is heading back out on the road this spring (to wit, that means 58 shows in 45 cities in 29 states, 3 p ... More >>
The fifth Denver area Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers opened today at 900 Sgt. Jon Stiles Drive in the Town Center shopping district of Highlands Ranch. "We are so excited to grow the Freddy's concept in Denver," says franchise operator Brian Pyle. "We hope the ongoing expansion efforts make ... More >>
Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers opened yesterday at 8234 South Kipling Parkway in Littleton, bringing the nationwide total of Freddy's locations to 61 -- and the number in the metro area to four. "It's been crazy," says regional franchise operator Brian Pyle. "The line's out the door and the ... More >>
By early June, Denver will long be in the rearview for the Black Keys dudes, who'll play here on Monday, April 30. Too bad. It would've been sweet-ass sweet to witness a good old-fashioned battle royale for ultimate supremacy between them and the Nickelback dudes to settle this whole "rock and roll ... More >>
Diamond.Earlier this week, Matthew Weatherspoon was charged with stabbing a five-month-old bulldog puppy named Diamond after the dog nipped him. He is then accused of tossing the dog out of his apartment, where it was later discovered and taken to an animal hospital. Unconscionable? Yes. But ... More >>
Stephen Singular.MSNBC's Rachel Maddow has been very kind to Colorado authors of late. On the same March program in which she tried to teach America how to say the the word "Colorado," she spotlighted David Sirota's Back to Our Future. And earlier this week, she offered an astonishing fifteen ... More >>
Congratulations, Denver: You have officially been swallowed up whole by the Matrix. Men's Health recently came out with its list of the country's most socially networked cities, and Denver, of all places, came in third. Do we get a prize for this? Like a new FarmVille animal or something?
Mark Penner Howell, "Broadcast," Acrylic and India ink on canvas. There's no time like the present. It's time to get gallery-hopping, and the first First Friday of the year has plenty to offer. Such as:
Earlier this week, a Wichita man died at the Vans Warped Tour in Bonner Springs, Kansas. Although the cause of his death has yet to be determined, it's a safe bet that prolonged heat exposure might have had something to do it (temperatures reportedly climbed over a hundred degrees that day). ... More >>
All right, how many times have you been bopping along, minding your own business, listening to some tunes, when all of the sudden, you'll hear a line in a song that instantly makes you do a double-take? You know, the ones where you keep rewinding the sucker, marveling aloud to no one in parti ... More >>
Pueblo Chamber of CommerceFoodie fun in Pueblo: the annual jalapeno-eating contestYes, it's yet another list. Livability, the site that invites you to "discover America's best places to live," has just released its list of "Foodie Finds: 10 Surprising Food Cities," and Colorado occupies two o ... More >>
Turns out that the metro area gained not four, but five new burger joints in February. That's because Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers opened its second Colorado outlet last week at 1103 Iola Street in Aurora. The state's s first link in the Wichita-based chain is at 2660 West Bellevie ... More >>
The late Stella Cordova at the Original Chubby'sGustavo Arellano, author of Ask a Mexican, is working on a book on the history of Mexican food in the United States, and this past summer he invited readers to "tell me your favorite local Mexican restaurant and what makes it so bueno" -- in 25 ... More >>
The White Way Grill is now part of Lakewood's Heritage Center. The White Way Grill, a classic diner created by Valentine Diners, a Wichita, Kansas-based company that produced "portable steel sandwich shops," is back in business in Lakewood. Sort of. The White Way was an Aristocrat model, purchas ... More >>
No, Los Campesinos! isn't a band from a Spanish-speaking country. It's based in the U.K. And no, Tom Campesinos!'s last name isn't Campesinos!. He and his fellow bandmates perform under half-pseudonyms, Ramones style. As for his real name, Tom didn't spill -- but he did share plenty of other stuff i ... More >>
Today, Wichita. Tomorrow, the world. Smashburger -- with its secret process that creates what Jason Sheehan called "meat candy" -- has been a smash since the Colorado-based concept opened its first restaurant at 1120 South Colorado Boulevard two years ago.Since then, the owners have opened six ... More >>
Only eight blogging days until Christmas. Today in Cafe Society: • The List: Best hotel restaurants. • Happy fifth birthday to Mezcal, which will soon get a sibling. • Is the second Santa Fe Tequila Company drying up? • Smashburger is a smash in Wichita. Today in Backbeat Online: • Eric ... More >>
Friday, January 18, Quixote's True Blue, 303-297-1772; Saturday, January 19, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 303-297-1772; Monday, January 21, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-447-0095.
"Mexican Trucks Stampede to U.S.!" Web sites and radio shows are full of talk today about the Mexican truckers who will soon -- perhaps even today -- cross the border into Texas in a Bush-sanctioned trade deal. This talk describes the Mexican truck deal as the camel's nose under the tent for terrori ... More >>
The Wichita Lineman finally made it to Phoenix.
Kirk Rundstrom refuses to go gently into that good night.
This feel-good football tale scores with charm and sincerity.
Harold Ramis's Ice Harvest is just a reheated Christmas caper.
Saturday, February 5, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.
Doris Laughton dives into the art of water at Studio Aiello.
The young crook got my credit-card number. He also got my attention.
Monica Janzen had a great voice, a solid band and a new record. She also had breast cancer.
Good looks can't make up for the lack of flavor at these two Asian spots.