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  • Inside the Temple

    published August 1, 2002

    For the first two years of this column's existence, John Temple, the editor, publisher and president of the Rocky Mountain News, was about... More >>

  • Pack Mentality

    published July 25, 2002

    Dave Kopel is accustomed to pissing people off. As the research director of the Independence Institute, an area think tank that generally... More >>

  • Playing It Cool

    published July 25, 2002

    In Say It Loud!, an ambitious VH1 documentary about the musical accomplishments of African-Americans during the past century, LL Cool J... More >>

  • Scorched Earth

    published July 25, 2002

    Even before my first spin of Fed to Your Head had ended, I sensed that the album would inspire strongly contradictory feelings, and a brief... More >>

  • Dialing for Differences

    published July 18, 2002

    Tim Brown, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Newspaper Radio Corporation, defines himself simply. "All I am," he says,... More >>

  • DJ Spooky

    published July 18, 2002

    Optometry is hardly the first album to mingle jazz, hip-hop and DJ culture. It's not even the first platter to do so on Thirsty Ear: In... More >>

  • The Name Game

    published July 11, 2002

    Although he's been retired for years, former Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway has certainly scored his share of headlines lately. But... More >>

  • Video Obscura

    published July 11, 2002

    Joel Haertling doesn't lack high-art credentials. A slight, brisk-mannered fellow with a weakness for vintage suits and snappy fedoras, he's... More >>

  • DJ Shadow

    published July 11, 2002

    In some ways, artists whose debuts are lousy, or competent, or fairly strong but not fabulous, have an easier time of it than do performers who... More >>

  • The Times of Our Life

    published July 4, 2002

    From the beginning, proponents of the joint operating agreement between the Denver Post and the Rocky Mountain News maintained that... More >>

  • So Happy Together

    published July 4, 2002

    Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock were once known as the Flatlanders. But truth be told, they've hardly used the name since 1973,... More >>

  • A Brewing Disagreement

    published June 27, 2002

    Newspapers love advertising -- that's a universal publishing truth. But Out Front Colorado, Denver's best-known gay-oriented newspaper, was... More >>

  • Polo Montañez

    published June 27, 2002

    Record companies specializing in musical subgenres regularly market certain releases to tourists, literal and otherwise. For instance, blues... More >>

  • PAC-ing a Punch

    published June 20, 2002

    If a company can be said to have reached the big-time when it becomes the subject of jokes, then Clear Channel, the largest owner of radio... More >>

  • Bridge to the Future

    published June 20, 2002

    Mayor Wellington E. Webb's Music Festival at Red Rocks features a couple of big names in the jazz field -- veteran vocalist Al Jarreau and... More >>

  • Critic's Choice

    published June 20, 2002

    When it was launched in 1995, the Warped Tour was one of many multi-band bashes -- from H.O.R.D.E. to the Lilith Fair -- that emerged in... More >>

  • Hot Spots

    published June 13, 2002

    You don't have to be a soothsayer to realize that wildfires will be the biggest story in Colorado for months to come. Remember the so-called... More >>

  • Diamonds Are Forever

    published June 13, 2002

    Early on a Sunday morning back in 1985, I was working at Tower Records on Los Angeles's Sunset Strip when the air became heavy with the scent of... More >>

  • Various artists

    published June 13, 2002

    One of the least-used compliments in the average critic's vocabulary is the word "consistent"; few scribes come out of a great concert exclaiming,... More >>

  • Grime Pays

    published June 13, 2002

    At various points throughout The Cold Six Thousand, a vivid riff on the cruelest events of the 1960s that's just been issued in paperback,... More >>

  • Not-So-Funny Business

    published June 6, 2002

    Kirk Montgomery, entertainment reporter for Channel 9, didn't hear the routine about him on KOA radio a few weeks back. But he certainly... More >>

  • Flight Plan

    published June 6, 2002

    Over the past several years, Americans have grown accustomed to hearing rising stars on the British music scene make pompous pronouncements about... More >>

  • Post Mortem

    published May 30, 2002

    On May 12, two days after his departure from the Denver Post, longtime columnist Chuck Green told KHOW talk-show host Peter... More >>

  • Twin Towers

    published May 30, 2002

    Writing about band names is one of the great cliches in rock journalism. Every group with an off-kilter appellation has an allegedly amusing or... More >>

  • Weezer

    published May 30, 2002

    Back in 1994, during an interview with Westword, Weezer's Rivers Cuomo blamed his dislike of promotion on a pre-record-deal gig selling... More >>

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