The New York Times editorial board is calling for the repeal of the prohibition against pot, and its stance had all the talking heads yapping yesterday. Times editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal went on ABC's This Week yesterday morning to discuss the "High Times" series, and host Jon Karl asked ... More >>
Earlier this year, we told you that the state's entire film-incentives budget was earmarked for a Hallmark Channel show called When Calls the Heart. But things have changed since then. According to film commissioner Donald Zuckerman, the producers of the show convinced Hallmark to buy more episodes ... More >>
The investigation into Evan Ebel, the man thought to have gunned down pizza-delivery man Nathan Leon and Colorado Department of Corrections executive director Tom Clements, has taken another bizarre twist in a continuing series of them. On Saturday, Texas prosecutor Mike McLelland and his wife Cynth ... More >>
On February 23, Wheat Ridge resident Leann Meyer, nicknamed Annie, had a phone conversation with a friend. That's the last time anyone has spoken to her. The Wheat Ridge Police Department hasn't called her disappearance a result of foul play thus far. But the search for her has grown as the story h ... More >>
Baby-faced Rory Scovel has been lighting up the comedy world with his classic observational humor, mixed with context-free voices that he applies randomly to no particular jokes or bits (he's been known to drift into a German accent at random points in the show, and may or may not continue with it t ... More >>
Anybody suing a fast-food chain is news, especially if the lawsuit is petty, outlandish or an obvious attempt at a cash-grab by people who clearly have some time on their hands. The recent lawsuit filed by two New Jersey males against Subway, based on the assertion that the $5 footlong sandwiches ar ... More >>
Update: The latest development in the bizarre story of John McAfee, supporting player in our recent feature "The Hot Yoga War"? The software pioneer, who somehow managed to flee cops in Belize who wanted to question him about a murder even as he launched a publicity blitz, has traveled from Guatemal ... More >>
Update: Dylan Redwine, who vanished on November 19 during a court-ordered visit to his father's home in the Vallecito Lake area, continues to be the subject of a massive search. And while clues about his whereabouts remain elusive (see earlier coverage below), new developments have surfaced in the ... More >>
Not all brainstorms are as mind-blowing as Chipotle, the fast-casual chain that Steve Ells founded in Colorado two decades ago. Some brainstorms are really more of a trickle. Brainstorms like the BevBuckle, which will land a local inventor on the season premiere of ABC's Shark Tank tonight.
Even before his bizarre first court appearance, reports have circulated about alleged weird behavior by suspected Aurora theater shooter James Holmes. One of the most vivid has already been debunked, not that it's stopped the story from zipping around the web. Hard to believe all of them (or perhaps ... More >>
Put up or shut up. After a group of Democratic leaders staged a press conference last week to demand that Mitt Romney release more of his tax returns, ABC News asked the group if they would make public their 1040s, too. Several refused to do so -- but not Aspen Mayor Mick Ireland, whose tax posture ... More >>
In 2010, we told you the story of Jeff Puckett, a local businessman who started a helicopter ministry seven years ago. Every Monday, Puckett and his friends invite pastors, politicians and most recently, troubled youth, to fly above Denver and see the city the way God might see it: bereft of boundar ... More >>
Denver comic extraordinaire and former Westword writer Adam Cayton-Holland is scheduled to make his TV debut tonight on the ABC sitcom "Happy Endings." "I ably played the role of 'Customer' and it was my duty in the scene to order a sandwich. And I ordered the shit out of that sandwich," he r ... More >>
Shoshana Hebshi.Update: Early reporting about a Frontier flight from Denver to Detroit on the tenth anniversary of 9/11 suggested, inaccurately, that fighter jets had been scrambled after a couple tried to join the Mile High Club in the plane's lavatory. Now, however, the tale's morphed, with ... More >>
OBL or UBL?In our post about how Osama bin Laden's death was experienced by the Facebook generation, we noted that Fox News continues to spell his first name "Usama" and abbreviate his moniker as "UBL," while the rest of the major American media prefers "Osama" and "OBL." The situation prompt ... More >>
Theron and Teague Harrison, Manual High School's top debaters and the subjects of our recent feature, "Say What?", left Denver yesterday bound for New York City and the Urban Debate National Championship. Their coach, Charlie Smith, went with them, as did debaters Danite Reda and Talon Lousi ... More >>
News Corp. and Disney (who own Fox and ABC, respectively) are considering pulling their ad-based free streaming shows from Hulu -- remember that they are two of the three companies who founded Hulu back in 2008. Hulu has done incredibly well in terms of viewership, but its subscription-based ... More >>
Philip R. Greaves IIAfter two weeks of outraged protests and threats of boycott, Amazon finally pulled a self-published e-book by a Pueblo man that proposed certain "non-injurious rules" for pedophiles to follow in their molestation of children. The book, The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Ple ... More >>
"A lot of people consider the practice of journalism with a lot of scorn, and sometimes it's deserved," says veteran newsman Greg Dobbs, who'll talk about his new book, Life in the Wrong Lane: Why Journalists Go in When Everyone Else Wants Out, at 6 p.m. tonight at the Denver Press Club. "But ... More >>
Church of Misery Houses of the Unholy (Rise Above/Metal Blade) The Japanese knack for musical mimicry reaches a new peak on the latest by Church of Misery, which sounds so much like the best hard-rock album from 1975 (or 1985) (or 1995) that listeners can be excused for checking their calend ... More >>
We've spent a lot more time looking at the home of the new Denver Pizza Company -- a few blocks away from the Westword office at 309 West 11th Avenue -- than we have watching The Bachelorette, even though one of the swains vying for Jillian Harris was from Denver: Mark Huebner, billed as a "pizza e ... More >>
In last night's episode of the ABC drama Grey's Anatomy, the central plotline revolved around guest star Eric Stoltz, as a gravely wounded death-row prisoner whose unapologetically homicidal instincts stir conflicting emotions in the staff at Seattle Grace Hospital. But no doubt the ears of local vi ... More >>
Following an August 2005 concert at Denver's Botanic Gardens, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Marc Cohn was shot in the head in an attempted carjacking. Almost three years later, on Friday, July 11, he returns to the venue to perform on a bill that also features Aimee Mann -- a gig that will stir m ... More >>
Rick Reilly on his impending move to ESPN, being directed by George Clooney, and the joys of doing absolutely nothing.
The May television ratings period known as "sweeps" is over, and while Channel 9's newscast continues to lead all competition in the marquee 10 p.m. slot (and most others), the margin of victory was smaller than it's been in ages. Predictably, the final daily update compiled by KMGH-TV/Channel 7 pu ... More >>
The reported $4.1 million paid for the right to publish photographs of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's messiah/baby, Shiloh, is a prime indicator of inflation -- and a famous snap of Colorado's own Gary Hart demonstrates why. An article on the ABC News website produced in conjunction with a segment ... More >>
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