By Ian S. Port One rhyme in particular crystallizes the genius of Nas' 1994 classic, Illmatic. It comes in the song "One Love," which takes the form of a letter to a friend in prison: "Congratulations, you know you got a son," Nas raps. "I heard he looks like ya, why don't your lady write ya?" Di ... More >>
To generate a little community spirit -- and to prove that it is hip -- Denver's Department of Community Planning and Development is asking residents to name their favorite places in town. To participate, you just need to share your spot via Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, using the hashtag #favorit ... More >>
Jackie Barry is making her mark on Denver, with whimsical art appearing on everything from menu boards at Denver Bicycle Cafe to custom beer glasses at Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew. A barista by day and artist by night, Barry came to Denver hoping to join the art community and also enjoy the Mile H ... More >>
There's street art and then there's graffiti. One can be beautiful, creative and inspiring; the other can be destructive, ugly and a huge nuisance. But the dividing line is difficult to determine. For proof of that, just head to the front of the graffiti war: Sheridan Boulevard, where you can see ho ... More >>
Not only does RTD get you where you need to go, almost every stop features an art installation. At the Colorado light-rail station, you'll find a gigantic pair of Western boots created by Ries Niemi. In this first of a series on the art at light-rail stations, we asked Niemi a few questions about ... More >>
Back in 1982, the Mile High City-set series Dynasty was the most popular show on TV, but only establishing shots were regularly filmed here. So what was Denver really like back then? We stumbled upon a regular time-machine of a book that shows us: Denver Now, described as "Denver's Business Showcase ... More >>
Another week, another arrest of a man with a ministerial past on a sex-crime beef. Mere days after disgraced ex-priest Daniel Drinan was charged with pleasuring himself on a plane, David Grosse, a retired Air Force chaplain, has been arrested for suspected sexual assault against four victims and may ... More >>
Large pics below.Update: On Friday, the Lakewood Police Department confirmed that Jarrett Berlin, shot and killed by a SWAT team after a standoff at the Bentley Apartments, was unarmed at the time of his death. Now, Tara Salazar, the woman who was allegedly in the car he used to get away from ... More >>
Kool A.D. of Das Racist. Photo by Kiernan Maletsky DAS RACIST With Pictureplane • Hollagramz • DJ Synergy • Kentdub • DJ Nikka T 11.19.10 • Casselman's Bar & Venue It really seemed like the whole thing might fall apart. It was well past midnight. Travis Egedy as Pictureplane, who ... More >>
Yard Arteology: The study of neighbors through lawn decoration...Figure 86a. Harvey Park South: Mickey and Minnie Mouse greet guests with open arms. Yale Avenue is the dividing line between liberal Harvey Park and conservative Harvey Park South. South of Yale, the faith in conventional values ... More >>
Rule features recent paintings by the longtime abstractionist.
The idea of having a separate curator to oversee photography at the Denver Art Museum has been kicked around for many years. Over the last decade, there have been times when a sympathetic curator like Jane Fudge, or a curatorial assistant like Blake Milteer, mounted photo shows, but there has never ... More >>
Beto Hale's second release is world-class.
Dale Chisman's impressive career is on display at Rule.
Great photos by John Cohen at Singer, and quirky scratchboards by Jason Needham at Zip 37.
Biologist Rob Ramey isn't afraid of taking risks -- but taking on environmentalists may be his riskiest move.
The DAM's Tiwanaku is an impressive, groundbreaking exhibit.
Solos at Rule and Sandy Carson are among the top art attractions in town.
Newmont Mining, Machu Picchu and the Museum of Nature & Science make strange bedfellows.
Brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
Matthew Barney's Cremaster cycle concludes with outrageousness and unfamiliarity.
Art made of cold, hard steel highlights two hot summer shows.
The Rockies find no humidor in high-altitude baseball.
Dale Chisman unveils his latest abstractions at Rule Gallery.
Ignored American racquet players may be ready to reap rewards in this heady game.
Aurora plans to beautify its neighborhoods, brick by brick.
Jewish Descent/Jewish Dissent opens with staging of now-famous Cradle Will Rock
Their scoring may be high, but college basketball players' graduation rates are low.
March 4 - 10, 1999
A famed naturalist battles a proposed diversion of the High Line Canal.