When the Jeffco Public Schools Board of Education meets on Thursday, October 2, it will pick up the hot-potato topic -- the Curriculum Review Committee -- that has inspired student walk-outs across the district, creating an unofficial crash course in civil disobedience in the process. But when new b ... More >>
Last week, onetime Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo revealed that he would take a single puff of a marijuana cigarette to settle a bet with a comedian-filmmaker. Once he does, he'll join a large number of politicians who've done likewise -- and most of them admit it. Continue to coun ... More >>
Yesterday, we told you about Jesse Evans, an alleged child pornographer -- and unfortunately, he's got plenty of apparent peers. The Colorado Internet Crimes Against Children website assembles photos and descriptions of accused creepazoids from across the state -- most of them white men, with only a ... More >>
Colorado boasts a thriving medical marijuana industry as well as a vibrant tech scene. It's little wonder, then, that, courtesy of forward-thinking companies such as MJ Freeway and idWeeds, we're now starting to see inklings of a homegrown marijuana tech industry sprouting up along the Front ... More >>
Arianna Huffington.Internet years are like dog years, which makes fifteen-year-old MapQuest more like 105. But this old dog can learn directions home if you believe Arianna Huffington, now a player in the old-money empire of AOL, which owns the company headquartered in LoDo. She talked about ... More >>
So what if Secretary of State Bernie Buescher didn't win re-election last November. In our book, he's still the coolest cat at the Capitol for being the only Colorado candidate (and one of the few in the country) to advertise on Pandora Internet radio, a move that just scored him a prestigiou ... More >>
Huffington.The sale of the Huffington Post to AOL this week has been much debated in media circles. Yet most of these conversations haven't addressed what, if anything, the move portends for the four regional HuffPo branches, including the one in Denver. The word we get: status quo.
MapQuest, the AOL-owned online mapping service with strong Denver ties, has unveiled a new site that's supposed to encourage users to contribute data and correct errors in its maps -- a kind of cartographic Wikipedia, or what MQ is calling a "neighborhood watch" concept. It's a great idea -- ... More >>
Bryan Bedford.Executives have had to do a lot of crappy jobs on the CBS reality series Undercover Boss. But on last night's episode, Frontier Airlines CEO Bryan Bedford may have set a new standard -- by risking a literal shit shower while off-loading what an employee refers to as a "lotta po ... More >>
zazzle.comUniversity of Colorado-Denver PhD student Christopher Sibona recently used science -- science! -- to figure out why people "unfriend" each other on Facebook. One big reason? Frequent, unimportant posts -- which got us here at Westword thinking about the all-time worst Facebook stat ... More >>
J.R. Smith.As speculation ramps up about where Carmelo Anthony will be traded (not if), ugly reports have surfaced about another Denver Nugget who may not be long for the team: J.R. Smith. But Smith attorney David Lane says assault accusations made against him are without merit and predicts ... More >>
Photo by Mark PickthalNow, here's a cool idea. Take all those thousands and thousands of useless, forgotten and worthless, but oh-so-shiny CDs, and use them to make something beautiful. In this case, a giant piece of public art called "CDSea" in Kilmington, UK by artist Bruce Munro.
On it's Just So You Know music blog yesterday, AOL had the exclusive premiere of Meese's brand-new video for "Tell Me It's Over," the unabashedly sugary single previously known as "The Start of It." We'd embed it here for you, but that would seem to invalidate the whole notion of exclusivity on our ... More >>
We know, you just threw up in your mouth a little.The trailer for Jamie Oliver's new television show, Food Revolution, has been released. According to ABC, Oliver will attempt to transform the eating habits of a bunch of rednecks in Huntington, West Virginia, and rumor has it that he bawls w ... More >>
Videodrome: If you're a fan of alt-rockers What About Pluto?, or maybe just a fan of people being goofy on camera (and aren't we all fans of that, really?), then the band's recent foray into video blogging should be of some interest. Last week the outfit kicked off the affair with feat of physical s ... More >>
AOL's music blog, Spinner.com, posted a list late last week titled "Revenge of the Rock Nerds: The 10 Biggest Geeks in Music." Between such dorky songsmiths as Talking Heads' David Byrne (#10) and Weezer's Rivers Cuomo (#1) lies former Dead Kennedys frontman and longtime Bay Area fixture Jello Bi ... More >>
No, Via's not coming back (although AOL sure made it look that way the other day, when it LoDo restaurant -- defunct for many months -- on its home page). But we hear the Momo family, which didn't find the commercial success with Via, even with famed chef James Mazzio in the kitchen, that they have ... More >>
Andrew Bulkeley is a Littleton native who attended journalism school at Colorado State University with an eye toward working in the media. Little did he know that he'd find his greatest success only after leaving the United States. Today, Bulkeley is a Berlin-based correspondent for TheDeal.com, a N ... More >>
The best in legitimate, artist-approved downloads.
As new ethnic enclaves appear, the originals die off.
From the week of February 16, 2006
How MapQuest helps the lost generation find itself.
Mule Be Sorry
Internet TV died on the coasts, but it's alive and well at 5,280 feet.
Microsoft wants to shut him down. New York's attorney general wants to see him in court. But Scott Richter keeps thinking big.
From the week of October 23, 2003
Tree hugs and kisses
The cyber-brawl over Scientology spreads to search engines.
Jello does a shot on the latest local-music compilation.
Denver researchers study how the chat room leads to the bedroom.
Denver's early punk rock pioneers are remembered
Backwash gets caught up in merger mania!
What a tangled Web we weave...
Much of what we think we know about Columbine is wrong.
What's in a name? A fight, if your name is America Online.
The Post's David Algeo faces a charge of sexual assault on a child.