The Channel7 Building was ditched as a landmark, when Denver City Council said it wasn’t beautiful enough and didn’t have enough adjectives. Hello: Anywhere U.S.A

So, Monday night, 40 people signed up to speak about the Denver Channel7 Building, which proposed landmarking from three applicants in the community. I know all three of them: two attorneys and one architect. They believed that the building at 123 Speer Boulevard was impressive, with a Brutalist tower that could support not just landmarking …

No, this photograph is not a mistake, but the scooters seem to be in a tug-of-war. Because something is missing.

Yesterday, Denver’s Land Use, Transportation & Infrastructure Committee received more information from the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure, or DOTI, to help the city council representatives on the committee to push it along to the full council. But that did not happen; the next meeting about the scooter situation will be on Tuesday, April 27.  …

Call it a re-run, but it holds up after almost a year: We still want to see the mountains.

“The concept of a view plane was codified about 70 years ago in an ordinance by the City and County of Denver, preserving the views of the mountains to the west. They serve as a backdrop for beauty, and for residents and visitors who love those views. Driving into Denver from the east to move …

When someone wants to know what will be built on a piece of land, but only can address the rezoning: It’s, uh, interesting.

It’s sort of like someone gives you a great bottle of wine, but you can only look at the label. But last night, the Denver City Council opened a public hearing, and the council members had a lot of questions and comments. Why? The land at 4700 East Evans Avenue was to change the zoning classification, …

Colorado’s mighty cultural sector can tap into $7.5 million from a bill voted on earlier this month.

It’s sort of like Washington, D.C., but closer to home and with much less money. But with an Arts Relief Fund, we want cultural programs in Colorado to survive -- and dare we hope they will thrive. Colorado Creative Industries, or CCI, will manage those funds. CCI is a division of the Office of Economic …

“60 Minutes” last night explored the concept of “excited delirium” and the use of ketamine, focusing on the death of Elijah McClain of Aurora (but others, too).

The excited delirium syndrome has become a term that some find problematic, especially when police use ketamine to subdue someone who has been arrested.  And unless you have lived in a cave for the more than a year, the death of Elijah McClain has shocked the country in terms of what happened to this 23-year-old …

If I had the InDesign program, I would have created a tear running down this colorful bear’s face.

That’s how unhappy the situation has become for the arts in our metro area, but our state also is in a bind when it comes to cultural pursuits. Earlier this week, the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District released an impact survey dealing with COVID-19. The SCFD is made up of seven counties (including Denver) that …

Remember when hospitals and agencies were told not to send statistics about COVID-19 to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention but instead to a different agency? Well, apparently it has been a mess.

It seems so long ago, but it was only in July. There was quite a bit of uncertainty when the administration wanted the data in their own little corner.  Last night, after trying to wean myself from watching political programs, I figured it would be OK to watch one little hour. And that’s when the …

There probably will be a new sculpture on the Colorado State Capitol grounds, and it will be quite different. But it’s necessary to think about this, because somewhere here is a reckoning.

As someone who has written about public art in Denver, usually there are several artist applicants, and then a panel of jurors would select one artist for the project. But this time, the Capitol Building Advisory Committee voted 7-2 to accept a sculpture that represents a Native American woman mourning after losing her family members …