Back in January, we shared photos and video of a Denver Zoo anteater named Rio getting an ultrasound. (It involved a jar of bugs, natch.) Two months later, on March 7, Rio gave birth to a baby that zookeepers named Cayenne. (They believe Cayenne is a girl.) But as is common with first-time moms of ... More >>
Ever seen an anteater get an ultrasound? No? The Denver Zoo can change that. Zoo tamandua Rio is pregnant -- thanks in no small part to her mate, Quito. Tamanduas are a species of anteater native to South America that sport sixteen-inch tongues that they use to, well, eat ants. That's an important ... More >>
After years of refusing to play Soul Coughing songs, Mike Doughty, the band's former frontman is not only performing entire sets of the band's material, but he also released an album of Soul Coughing tunes reimagined. The title of the disc, issued last month on Doughty's Snack Bar imprint, is made u ... More >>
Motovo, the same website that said Denver was the tenth nerdiest city in America, recently declared Colorado Springs to be the second-worst-dressed city, behind only...well, the complete list is below. Really, Motovo? We think you're being unfair to our brothers and sisters to the south -- and to p ... More >>
Periodically, we post about unsolved murders in Denver -- and one of the ten cases we featured last May focused on the 1994 slaying of Jacqueline Gallegos. Now, however, a grand jury has indicted three men -- Andre Jackson, Samuel Sims and Jackie McConnell -- with the grisly and shocking crime. Deta ... More >>
UPDATE: Just hours before Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson was set to open last night, Ben Dicke, who directed the show and was to play Andrew Jackson, fell through an open trap door in a stage floor, sustaining a head injury and four broken ribs. According to updates from fellow production member Jason ... More >>
Chicago is the city that most music fans probably associate with Ministry (due this Sunday, June 17, at the Ogden Theatre), and for good reason, as that's where the band got its start. Before moving to the Windy City, where the Wax Trax! label was headquartered, though, Ministry mastermind Al Jourge ... More >>
It's been a big week for Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers. The Wichita-based chain opened its fourth metro location this week -- just in time for former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich to drop in yesterday for a final meal on his way to the Federal Correctional Institution in Englewood. Fre ... More >>
In order to make his neighborhood more livable, Jason Roberts had to break the law. In fact, he and 1,500 other people didn't stop at just one city ordinance; they violated dozens of them, more than once, without getting caught. But their idea definitely caught on: Since April 2010, when they revolu ... More >>
For whatever reason, you'll notice that this Saturday night, aside from the second night of STS9's two-night stand at the Fillmore, there aren't too many must-see shows. This is mere speculation on our part, but we're guessing that might have something to do with a certain sporting event taking plac ... More >>
Kelsey WhippleGlenn Grassi goes American Gothic in front of his miniature creation.The fully functioning home in which Glenn Grassi is standing in isn't much larger than his bedroom was that time he joined the circus. It is significantly smaller than the sets he made and won national awards f ... More >>
According to Safehouse Denver, three women are killed each day by an intimate partner in America. DJ Bedz, of Radio Bums and Denver Nuggets official DJ fame, is doing his part to help reduce the effects of domestic violence against women and their families by donating the proceeds of his mixt ... More >>
Warren Hern has some harsh words for Sacred Heart of Jesus Church.Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Catholic church and school that was recently the subject of national headlines for its refusal to teach the children of a same-sex couple in Boulder, has now become the target of an abortion doctor in ... More >>
Dr. Warren Hern just keeps making headlines -- whether he wants them or not. For decades, he's practiced behind bulletproof glass at his Boulder clinic, occasionally attracting the attention of publications ranging from Westword (you can read one of our profiles here) to the current edition o ... More >>
When these Amateur Poker Tour investors realized they'd been bluffed, they tried their hand at murder.
His parents had high hopes for Contrell Townsend. But the seventeen-year-old wound up stabbed to death -- like both of his grandfathers.
From the week of August 25, 2005
Call Sign Cobra has sharpened its sprawling rock to a vicious edge.
After fifty years of marriage, their love remains strong. Very strong.
Thanks to voicetracking, radio stations need fewer DJs than ever before.
Clark Richert's paintings stay on the cutting edge at Rule.
Retro-fitted for pleasure, the Breezy Porticos keep pop alive.
The Big Kahuna is a little too true to the stage version.
Unknown bands can't expect much from SXSW, just ask the Czars' Chris Pearson.
Politics and pollution bubble just under the surface of the former Lowry Air Force Base.
Meet Bill McCartney's good buddy, golfing pal and spiritual partner: Pastor James Ryle.
The twisted life--and lethal secrets--of Gary Davis.
Dr. Warren Hern ranks high on the anti-abortionists' hit list. They're playing Ken Scott's song.
A new law gives immigrant women a chance to get out of abusive relationships--and stay in the United States.
Denver real estate developer Steven Wickliff could take a punch from the world's best boxers. But he couldn't beat crack cocaine.
Gene and Dean Ween take on country music and live to tell the tale.
The state orphanage sheltered almost 17,000 children over the years. That makes for one big family reunion.
GREENLAND LIES JUST MINUTES SOUTH OF DENVER, BUT IT'S A MILLION MILES AWAY.EXIT, GREENLAND A TWO-HORSE TOWN IS PUT OUT TO PASTURE.
CONTRARY TO POPULAR OPINION, GALE NORTON'S QUEST FOR THE SENATE WILL BE ANYTHING BUT A BREEZE.