Updated: September 11, 2014 8:39:25 PM MDT
 
 
 
 
The SceneColumn: Riot Fest Denver's up-and-coming acts

Three bands at this weekend's fest that you need to know
09/17/2014 09:58 PM MDT
Do you ever see hipster kitty memes and wish you could personally experience a feeling similar to the ones described in them? The feeling described in most of them is one of accomplishment, for hipster kitty is happy when he knows about something before everyone else.  
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Word From a Nerd: Exploding growth of 'Minecraft'
09/16/2014 09:10 PM MDT - 'Minecraft" is probably the most recent and most gargantuan gaming phenomenon that I chose to sit on the sidelines for. Full Story

MARSH: Beer is beneficial to runners. Lots of beer isn't.
09/15/2014 09:04 PM MDT - I expected to like running. But I already knew I liked beer. So I did some research. I was excited to learn that a lot of people consider beer the night before a long run to be beneficial. Full Story

FANTZ: The under-tipper
09/16/2014 09:11 PM MDT - Dear Christy, My boyfriend is a total jerk to servers and bartenders. He always under tips and he treats them like they're on a lower level than him, just because he has an office job. I've worked in restaurants before and it bothers me. How can I make him tip more? -For the love of service  Full Story

FRITZ: Spider terms of employment
09/14/2014 07:49 PM MDT - Dear Fred, Congratulations! Everyone agrees you're a great fit to make the lady at 5450 Western Avenue pee her pants in fear. Speaking of which, your predecessor was flushed down a toilet a couple of weeks ago. We've sent in several temps but none of them have worked out. Or lived. We need a spider of your caliber to start ASAP, after you've passed your drug test. I've attached the contract you need to sign and bring with you Monday. HR is located in the downstairs bathroom under the sink. Good luck! Congratulations! Everyone agrees you're a great fit to make the lady at 5450 Western Avenue pee her pants in fear. Full Story

Fritz: Know this for Oktoberfest...
09/07/2014 08:52 PM MDT - Long story, endless: 200 years ago, there was a royal wedding the first week of October in a big field outside of Munich, Germany. The prince decided to have a huge party and invite everyone and their mom, have horse races and drink all the beer they could. Full Story

NIXON: Twitch's niche
09/02/2014 08:24 PM MDT - The industry of watching other people play games got a boost last week as Amazon inked a deal to acquire Twitch, the most popular place on the web to watch live streams of video games, for $970 million. A February poll placed Twitch fourth in peak internet traffic by company in the United States, behind only Netflix, Google and Apple. Full Story

FRITZ: Tuesday blues
08/31/2014 08:09 PM MDT - I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, "What could possibly be wrong with Tuesdays? Isn't Monday the day everyone hates?" Probably, yeah. Morrissey doesn't hate Mondays, per se, but he definitely doesn't like them. And that no-talent ass clown, Garfield, won't shut up about how Monday's an abomination. Full Story

NIXON: From comic frame to film
08/26/2014 08:58 PM MDT - The idea of watching Hollywood heavyweights slap on the spandex and beat the crap out of each other draws up levels of joy usually reserved for sniffing glue. Lucky for me, comic book movie adaptations have had summertime cinema in a death grip for the last decade or so. With Marvel Studio's plans for more movies extending until at least 2017 and Fox and Warner Brothers kicking around other adaptations, the trend shows no signs of letting up. Full Story

FANTZ: Not a fan of football
08/25/2014 08:55 PM MDT - Dear Christy, My boyfriend loves football and I, typical gay boy, don't understand it. I'd rather bar hop than sit in at Folsom and watch ripped guys throw each other around. If I wanted to see that, I'd go to the Walrus. Boom! He wants me to go to games with him but I don't know how to let him down softly, in more ways than one. -Sports are for suckers  Full Story

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College footballCU football: Tight ends have yet to break loose in Buffs' offense

Slavin, Irwin have combined for just three catches
Three games into the season, the Colorado football team is on pace to have the most prolific passing attack in program history. Full Story
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College footballCU football: Tight ends have yet to break loose in Buffs' offense

Slavin, Irwin have combined for just three catches
Three games into the season, the Colorado football team is on pace to have the most prolific passing attack in program history. Full Story
(Paul Aiken / Daily Camera)
Second Story Garage: Slow Caves

Slow Caves has an image, and that's a great advantage when you're a new band. Identity usually comes slow and by default in the textbook cycle of band life. But it came almost from the outset for this Fort Collins quintet, and its SoCal sheen, youthful swagger and skateboard cool seem, if not intentional, at least immediate to the project. Full Story