One of the more exciting pianists in jazz today, Vijay Iyer has won a slew of awards over the past few years, including five different nods in the DownBeat International Critics' Poll. Awards notwithstanding, if you need proof of what amazing chops this Grammy-nominated composer-pianist has, look no ... More >>
In the wake of the Aurora theater shooting, comics like Dane Cook and Jeffrey Ross were ripped for making jokes about the tragedy. Now, a New York professor has been suspended for treading into this same territory due in large part to a member of his audience: Weston Cowden, who was in the theater t ... More >>
Last week, we revealed the name of the new fast-casual meatball emporium that Row 14 executive chef Jensen Cummings and his partners, Johnny Coast and Alex Comisar, will open later this year: They're calling it the Slotted Spoon Meatball Eatery. But we left it up to you to guess the location of the ... More >>
Nathaniel RateliffWhile there are a number of street festivals happening this summer, the first Englewood Eats & Beats might push the envelope a bit when it happens Saturday, June 25. Gothic Theatre owner Steve Schalk, who is also one of the event's organizers, says that it will have bigger s ... More >>
We are well aware that graffiti is not subject to the strict grammatical rules imposed on other art forms that, you know, involve words. But this proclamation found on the corner of Yale and University recently had us perplexed. Whoever scrawled these four choice, punctuationless words on a u ... More >>
Making connections between Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Wonder Mike isn't such a stretch for Adam Bradley. As one of the editors of The Anthology of Rap, a newly released collection from Yale University Press, as well as the author of 2009's Book of Rhymes: The Poetics of Hip-Hop, Bradley has ... More >>
Last month, Yale University Press released The Anthology of Rap, an exhaustive compendium of rap lyrics edited by CU professor Adam Bradley and his colleague Andrew DuBois.
Although the book has been praised by some admitted outsiders, it has also been subjected to scrutiny by various hip-h ... More >>
Recognize this fella? Do you know from which country the U.S. of A. declared its independence in 1776? If so, consider yourself among the 74 percent of Americans who do. If not, consider yourself dumber than a first grader, which is when everyone learns about George Washington and how he comm ... More >>
The smart people at the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale University just delivered a brand-spankin' new study that shows a correlation between licensed cartoon characters and kids' affinity for snacks.
A motley crew of forty munchkins between the ages of four and six was subj ... More >>
Early yesterday morning, the Aurora Police Department issued information about an apparent street race at the intersection of South Peoria Street and East Yale Avenue in which one of the drivers died. Later in the day, the APD issued mug shots of two men in the incident: Benny Sitin ... More >>
One thing's for sure: You can pretty much always count on Denver Chicano Renaissance man Gwylym Cano to come up with something completely different. His reputation as a filmmaker is built on the funny 1995 yarn El Corrido de Cherry Creek, but he's also made a name locally as a spoken-word poet and ... More >>