Update, 3 p.m. 4/5/13: We've received a statement from Swallow Hill CEO Tom Scharf and also spoke with Hilarie Portell, Public Relations & Marketing Director for Lowry Redevelopment Authority, who both gave us more insight into the situation regarding Swallow Hill's planned expansion into Lowry. Bet ... 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 >>
Despite an emphatic recommendation against the move by her advisory board, Denver Parks and Recreation manager Lauri Dannemiller has okayed Mayor Michael Hancock's plan to swap open space in the Cherry Creek corridor for an office building downtown. The decision sets up a showdown between the admini ... More >>
Five black and Latino teenagers were convicted of beating and raping a white woman in New York City's Central Park in 1989, when the city was in the midst of a racially-motivated witch hunt. Though no compelling evidence placed any of the boys -- Antron McKray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymon ... More >>
Five years ago, Denver park officials thought highly enough of a little-known parcel of open space along the Cherry Creek corridor, containing some of the last traces of native prairie vegetation to be found in the city, to officially designate it as a natural area. But now, Mayor Michael Hancock's ... More >>
Hola, muchachos! Welcome to the weekend! While the Great American Beer Fest and Sonic Blossom are probably the biggest draws this weekend in the Mile High City and the pickings are slightly slimmer than usual, there's still a great deal of music to choose from. As always, we have all of it listed in ... More >>
Almost exactly a year ago, our Alan Prendergast shared a post featuring the top five speed traps in Denver -- a roster culled from the most recent entries on Speedtrap.org. Now, it's time for an update. Below, see interactive graphics of the ten latest speed traps as chosen by users of the site, co ... More >>
In 1919 rancher J. Frank Norfleet got swindled twice by a roving group of slick con artists, who cleaned him out of $45,000 with a fake stock-exchange scam similar to the "Big Con" operation in The Sting. But rather than embrace defeat, Norfleet became the "boomerang sucker." He spent the next four ... More >>
Yesterday, NBC Nightly News host Brian Williams unwittingly -- and probably very much to his chagrin -- became the most visible among Lana Del Rey's detractors following her awkward performance on Saturday Night Live this past weekend. He earned this distinction thanks to a note that he sent ... More >>
The inimitable Westword cover boy Rick Griffith and his ink-spattered crew at Matter Studio normally toil with their sleeves rolled in a letterpress world that bridges classic craftsmanship and modern design, hand-running hip posters and other printed matter on the old-fashioned machinery of ... More >>
Where it all began....What's your favorite Chipotle? The food at each one tastes different, founder Steve Ells revealed in his recent interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Jonathan Gold, because employees at Chipotle actually cook. "When our employees walk in in the morning, they see ... More >>
Standish Lawder is not a fan of digital photography. Part of it has to do with his personal preference: A 75-year-old former pre-med major who switched to art history after taking a fateful humanities class and went on to earn a Ph.D. in it, Lawder has a mind that just sees things in film -- the che ... More >>
Big pics below.Lakewood was just named one of ten All-America Cities -- a designation well worth celebrating. However, the community's Facebook page could do a better job of horn-tooting. In fact, its profile photos don't even feature the city, and other shots are pretty hit and miss. Luckily ... More >>
This weekend's New Play Summit at the Denver Center Theatre Company made it clear that after decades of sometimes sputtering movement, Denver has finally become a serious force in American theater. A large crowd -- local and national playwrights, press folk, tech people, poor actors and ric ... More >>
The first twist in best-selling Boulder mystery-writer Stephen White's latest page-turner? Police detective Sam Purdy, a fictional friend of White's top-dog psychologist/protagonist Alan Gregory, assumes the lead in The Siege (Dutton, $25.95), wending his way through the hallowed grounds of Y ... More >>
Photo courtesy the University of DenverMichelle Kwan collects another trophy -- of sorts. Star figure skater Michelle Kwan wanted to be seen as just another University of Denver student during her stint at her school. But, of course, just another University of Denver student wouldn't have been feat ... More >>
The Chicano theater group turns a page and looks to the future.
Denver architect Peter Dominick suffered a fatal heart attack on New Year's Day while he was cross-country skiing near Aspen, where he frequently vacationed. A prominent figure in the local architectural community, he was from an equally prominent family: his late father was a Colorado senator, als ... More >>
Denver Art Museum
After a dozen years, your Colorado Rockies still face a rocky road. Play bawl!
The Bush-Kerry contest is a sporting one.
Sky Sox pitching guru Bob McClure tackles mission impossible.
Brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
Matthew Barney's Cremaster cycle concludes with outrageousness and unfamiliarity.
Columbine and a love of film give birth to a bucktoothed vampire.
Works by John Hull and Philip-Lorca diCorcia are among the pleasures at Ron Judish Fine Arts.
Even with Jason Schwartzman, Slackers swindles its audience.
Anything Goes sails on a sea of stylishly frothy fun.
Poet Jimmy Santiago Baca finds inspiration in remaining upbeat.
Fishing for a great sushi bar.
Welcome back to Matthew Barney's hyperreal world.
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