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2004 Stories by David Holthouse

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  • Girl Trouble

    published December 16, 2004

    It was one in the morning on November 8. Whitney Lynch, a University of Colorado freshman from San Antonio, was chatting with her roommate in... More >>

  • Pepper Jacked

    published December 2, 2004

    Eyes burning, scared and angry, nineteen-year-old Quincy Shannon punched 911 on his cell phone at 1:48 a.m. on Saturday, August 7, surrounded by... More >>

  • Follow That Story

    published November 25, 2004

    For a while, it looked like Bada Bing was going Bada Bust. Just a few hours after Westword's November 11 " More >>

  • Bada Bing, Bada Boom!

    published November 11, 2004

    In a strip-mall sports bar near the Denver Tech Center, the Halloween party is getting a little scary. A snowy-haired gent who's costumed as a... More >>

  • File Not Found

    published October 28, 2004

    On Sunday, September 19, David Stark landed at Denver International Airport on Frontier Airlines flight 447, which had originated in Philadelphia.... More >>

  • Grunge Crock

    published October 21, 2004

    Last month, former grunge god Billy Corgan made his live debut as a would-be literary giant, reading poems from his recently published... More >>

  • The Chiva Game

    published October 7, 2004

    The black-tar heroin inside the party balloons inside the pockets of Enoc's baggy cargo... More >>

  • White Lines

    published October 7, 2004

    Not all downtown smack dealers are Mexican or Central American. Some are white, with... More >>

  • Collision Course

    published September 9, 2004

    Death came for Sonja DeVries with a red blur in her rearview mirror. At 7:20 p.m. on Sunday, July 18, nineteen-year-old Sonja was driving... More >>

  • They Are the Voice

    published August 19, 2004

    In Brazil, this skateboard is famous. Here, it's locked up in a Denver Police Department evidence room. The board is chipped and dented and... More >>

  • Old Chicago

    published August 5, 2004

    Darrell Robinson knows what it's like to ride in the back of the bus. To be scorned, mocked, even spit on. But he suffered these slings and arrows... More >>

  • Where the Wilding Things Are

    published July 22, 2004

    It was one in the morning on July 4, and LoDo felt like a fuse that had just been lit. The bars and clubs of lower downtown were about to let out... More >>

  • The White Stuff

    published July 22, 2004

    When Denver TV stations broadcast footage of eleven black youths wreaking havoc on the 1900 block of Market Street in mid-June, the coverage drew... More >>

  • Arrested Development

    published July 8, 2004

    The only good thing I have to say about the Broomfield Police Department is that it has a nice jail. In fact, it is by far the nicest jail I've... More >>

  • Who Is That Masked Man?

    published July 8, 2004

    There is no stranger subgenre of sci-fi/horror B-movies than Mexican-wrestling-themed sci-fi/horror B-movies, and there was no greater star of... More >>

  • Stalking the Bogeyman

    published July 1, 2004

    The only good thing I have to say about the Broomfield Police Department is that it has a nice jail. In fact, it is by far the nicest jail... More >>

  • Crowning Achievement

    published June 24, 2004

    The footfalls of a stranger in a distant hallway cause Marilyn Van Derbur, Miss America 1958, to spring from a cozy chair in her living room like... More >>

  • Bring It On

    published May 27, 2004

    A man stands in a black robe and hood, arms outstretched in a crucifixion pose. The image is newly infamous, emblematic of the rapidly escalating... More >>

  • Stalking the Bogeyman

    published May 13, 2004

    This time last year I was plotting to kill a man. I was going to walk up to him, reintroduce myself and then blow his balls off. I was going to... More >>

  • Cruisin' for a Bustin'

    published February 26, 2004

    Last July 3 was a gorgeous day, about 85 degrees by early afternoon, and the 37-year-old park visitor was dressed for a spirited summer outing. He... More >>

  • Just the 'Fax, man

    published January 22, 2004

    Amid the nourishing chaos of city life, we urban dwellers find ourselves brain-deep in startling juxtapositions. Mid-morning one Tuesday, a... More >>

  • Call Me

    published January 1, 2004

    All day and all night, I stand here, never moving, on the same sad patch of trampled grass while strangers use me. Eight minutes for 35 cents. A... More >>

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