Over the past few weeks, critics of marijuana legalization have drawn attention to several news stories they see as demonstrating the dangers of more accessible weed. First, the death of a college student and the murder of a mom were linked to marijuana edibles, and now, the local and national media ... More >>
In recent months, videos have been popping up online that feature what's been dubbed the "knockout game" -- blindside sucker punches aimed at random strangers with the goal of leaving them unconscious. The phenomenon has been reported in places like New York City, but not Denver. Now, however, thre ... More >>
Heartbreaking news for fans of the kiddie pop (or more like parents of those fans): The Jonas Brothers have canceled their tour. (Cue: chorus of deflated sighs.) According to the official release, the band, originally due at Bellco Theatre on Friday, November 1, as part of its nineteen-city tour, is ... More >>
Some among us spend so many waking hours on Facebook that they know every feature of their page as well as the alphabet. Others (like yours truly) understand the basic functions but not the idiosyncrasies. This post is for the latter. Do you regularly check the "Other" tab? If not, you may discove ... More >>
Wheat Ridge's Leann Meyer was reported missing more than four months ago; see our previous coverage below. Now, authorities confirm that her remains were found in Park County -- and they've identified Melissa Miller, Meyer's former roommate, as a person of interest in the case. Miller's not talking ... More >>
Earlier this month, speculation was rife that the killings of Texas prosecutor Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthia, as well as an earlier slaying, might be linked to the March assassination of Tom Clements, who headed Colorado's Department of Corrections. The theory involved white supremacist prison ... More >>
Update:Ex-L.A. cop Christopher Dorner has been the subject of a massive manhunt for more than a week after allegedly killing three , including former Denver resident Keith Lawrence; see previous coverage below. Now, the crisis appears at an end, with charred remains found in a gutted California cabi ... More >>
In response to the Aurora theater shooting on Friday, the presidential campaigns and super PACs that have been pouring money into television ads have all temporarily suspended commercials airing in Colorado. In Denver metro, that's at least a million dollars worth, according to one network source wi ... More >>
Update below: During a just-completed news conference about last night's shooting at the Aurora Town Center Century 16 during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises, Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates was asked by numerous national reporters to confirm reports that accused gunman James Holmes had ... More >>
Over the course of the next few weeks, Backbeat will be counting down the twenty most fabled moments in Denver music history. Today, a look back at when Grammy winner Marc Cohn got shot in the head in downtown Denver during a car-jacking attempt gone awry. Marc Cohn might be a superhero. At least t ... More >>
Lately, Tim Tebow has been rubbing shoulders with the Hollywood crowd, attending the Vanity Fair Oscar party and reportedly going on a dinner date with Taylor Swift. But while he recently signed with the William Morris talent agency, he's just turned down the opportunity to star in a hit TV show: Th ... More >>
"All I have is a crush-proof box, and four out of five dead people smoked your brand."With another new television season almost upon us, it's also another season missing AMC's Mad Men. The '60s-era period drama, which has been on hiatus since October of last year due to negotiations between t ... More >>
Blair Griffith.Blair Griffith, the Miss Colorado winner who wound up homeless, was featured on 20/20 Friday night following previous PR on the Today show -- so she seemed a lock to seriously compete for the crown at last night's Miss USA pageant. But no: She didn't even make the sixteen-perso ... More >>
Video below.Network TV news is a cutthroat business -- and Jeremy Hubbard's getting out while the getting is good. The onetime Fox31 staple (and 2005 Westword Best Hair winner) jumped to ABC four years ago, eventually working his way up to anchor of World News Now and sometime correspondent ... More >>
From the video below.Yesterday, we told you about a disagreement between the Office of the Independent Monitor's Richard Rosenthal and Manager of Safety Ron Perea over the April 2009 Denver Police beating of Michael DeHerrera. A video seems to show DeHerrera being attacked by Officer Devin Sp ... More >>
The music industry has fallen upon hard times, and hard times call for innovation. Now, we don't know enough about the licensing difficulties behind streaming music, or the revenue share of digital downloads or any of that to suggest a business model based on how people want to listen to music these ... More >>
The FBI conducted a number of high-profile raids in Queens yesterday -- high-profile enough to have prompted the CBS report above (beware; you have to watch a commercial before the story actually runs). Along the way, correspondent Bob Orr mentions a man "from the midwest" whose recent travels to A ... More >>
The bachelors await their fate. Last Monday, Mark Huebner, the Denver pizza entrepreneur who's been among the hopefuls on this season of The Bachelorette, got the heave-ho from Jillian Harris, and the anonymous scribe who pens the episode recaps for ABC, which airs the series, wasn't exactly surpri ... More >>
It's the sort of headline most media observers in this area have been anticipating for quite some time, but it's still a shock to see it in print: "Rocky Mountain News For Sale." The article, published moments ago on the Rocky's website, quotes from a press release in which Rich Boehne, president a ... More >>
Adam Brickley on The Colbert Report. Colorado blogger Adam Brickley has been given credit in many quarters -- and on Comedy Central's The Colbert Report -- for helping to boost Alaska governor Sarah Palin into the Republican vice presidential slot via his website, PalinForVP.blogspot.com. But foll ... More >>
When it comes to travel, news organizations are asking themselves: Should we stay or should we go?
Bill Ward, the club guy behind Slim 7 at 1443 Larimer Street and owner of Denver’s new, and until recently unnamed, pizza restaurant in the alley between 14th and 15th streets on Larimer Square, has finally settled on a moniker: the Pie Hole. Ward had been fighting for his right to use Pi as a na ... More >>
The maestro is back in town for the first time since being shot in Denver.
The current Message column deals in part with the hefty number of Colorado stories that go national -- and the network morning shows this a.m. provided two more examples. During the 7:30 a.m. segment of the Today show, Meredith Vieria (pictured) presented a sample from her first major out-of-town ... More >>
Drop Dead, Gorgeous is kid-tested and mother-approved.
Thursday, February 2, Lion's Lair, 303-320-9200.
Hudson's a bad mother, and sister, in this pat parenthood tale.
White and bright, Sole emerges as independent hip-hop's newest anti-hero.
If the FCC loosens its rules, will media giants go on a radio-and-TV shopping spree? Absolutely.
Holiday football reveals a new Colorado ailment.
Larry Gelbart is one of TV's last great writers. So why can't he stay tuned?
This year, a handful of shows provided the healing power of laughter.
One Day in September recalls the Munich Olympic massacre.
Seeking closure, Robert Wise finally finishes Star Trek: The Motion Picture -- 22 years later
Slim Cessna has seen the light.
Chris McQuarrie won an Oscar for Usual Suspects, to which Hollywood responded, 'Big deal.'
From the week of June 8.
The News VP asks children's help in watching the competition
A journal of the media madness sparked by the JonBenét grand jury.
What can you get in trouble for saying on the radio these days? Not much.