This Sunday thousands of ganja enthusiasts will gather in Denver's Civic Center for what has become an annual rite of spring, the embrace of cannabis culture at 4:20 on 4/20. But this weekend also marks the peculiar collision of several more somber anniversaries, commemorating some of the worst days ... More >>
If you aren't watching Archer, you are missing out on television's best comedy. The animated spy spoof -- think Austin Powers, minus that franchise's fundamental stupidity and tendency to recycle its best jokes until they are painfully unfunny -- brings a lot to the table. The cast is excellent, wit ... More >>
It was an American writer, Dashiell Hammett, who wrested the detective novel from the polite confines of British tea parlors and morning rooms, packed with sleuthing aristocrats and poisoned butlers, and put it back in the gutter where it belongs. But it took a British writer, Philip Kerr, to retool ... More >>
The RMS Titanic sank on April 15, 1912, and for the hundredth anniversary of that event Cullen's Upscale American Grille in Houston is offering a replication of the first-class passengers' last dinner. For a thousand bucks a plate, ten lucky diners can enjoy a ten-course meal that includes such dish ... More >>
If the movie Downfall's makers got paid each time YouTubers adapted a scene of Hitler freaking out, they'd be swimming in cash by now. The latest version features Der Fuhrer (filling in for team owner Pat Bowlen) going ballistic after finding out the Broncos plan to pay 35-year-old Peyton Manning $9 ... More >>
So many schmucks, so little time. A parade of shmucks sounded off on the steps of the State Capitol Monday, responding to a pro-choice rally there earlier in the day and comparing the Obama administration's support of subsidized contraception to an array of horrors. But state Senator Tim Neville top ... More >>
"Junius Puke."Update: Yesterday marked exactly eight years since officers in Greeley arrived at the home then-UNC student Tom Mink shared with his mom, confiscating his computer and more because of complaints about the way he'd portrayed a professor in his fledgling Internet publication, The ... More >>
Wassup at the 2011 Fringe? Well, last night's opening night party-down is a thing of the past, and it's on to the performances, which as always swing from music to dance to theater to all sorts of places in-between. Two shows we've already highlighted in Night & Day -- Carolann Valentino's Bu ... More >>
That's true -- I am sexy.Captain America is awesome -- he's like a 'roided up Uncle Sam with a badass shield sworn to send Hitler to the gates of hell, and what's not awesome about that? -- but let's be honest: Captain America is some propaganda. It's not the only thing that makes the trailer ... More >>
There's an element of slavish worship to any superhero myth, but that's particularly true for Captain America, a WWII-era propaganda comic that took a sickly young man who just really wanted to fight those damn Nazis and made him into the pinnacle of the American ideal -- which is, of course, ... More >>
Osama bin Laden.Update: The U.S. has decided not to release an Osama bin Laden death photo. For now, that means the image won't join the following list of the most iconic post-mortem shots of notorious dictators, revolutionaries and criminals. The roundup includes Mussolini, Rasputin and a fa ... More >>
Full-size photo below.Today, the swastika is almost exclusively associated with the Nazi regime. But the icon was once seen as a benign decorative device -- which explains how it turned up on a quilt recently donated to the Greeley Museums. Manager Erin Quinn views it as a gorgeous specimen. ... More >>
On Friday, we shared a video in which folks protesting healthcare reform in Pueblo compared Obamacare to Pol Pot and Adolph Hitler -- and this brand of overheated rhetoric is hardly isolated to that community. Over the weekend at an event in Brighton, pro-healthcare reform rep Ed Perlmutter was gr ... More >>
Another fascinating look at the healthcare "debate," this one reportedly from a Patients First rally in Pueblo, in which a speaker claims that proposed legislation would authorize "end-of-life orders" he likens to the atrocities of Pol Pot and Hitler. Does that mean federal stimulus dollars will b ... More >>
Photo by Aaron ThackerayBusta on the Rocks.Shall we rap? Today in Backbeat Online: • Last Night: Rock the Bells at Red Rocks. • MP3 Freeloader: Rockie making a splash on the club scene. • Zebra Junction closes up shop this evening. • Q&A with Jared Piccone of Innerpartysystem. • Q& ... More >>
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An image from abortion protests on the 16th Street Mall. Denver's 16th Street Mall is generally a pretty happy place, from what I've seen. And why not? What's not to love about a street where you can max out all four of your credit cards on shit you really don't need before taking down a Cheesecak ... More >>
Cyanide -- it's not just for Nazi leaders anymore. The bizarre death-by-cyanide of Abdirahman Dirie, a Somali native turned Canadian citizen whose body was found in Denver's Burnsley Hotel earlier this month, has been ruled a suicide, and the modest amount of space devoted to the report by the Den ... More >>
There's no problem with the headline "Air Passenger 'Beyond Control,' Court Records Say" on the version of a June 20 article that appears on the Rocky Mountain News' website. It's another matter in the print edition, though. That headline reads, "Air Passenger 'Beyond Control,' Court Records Sa," wh ... More >>
Bertolt Brecht's warning fails to move.
Countdown to Zero tells a frightening tale.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday: Hopping back on my bike in the morning nearly brings me to tears – I can feel my ass having an argument with my saddle, my ass trying to work things out with it, the saddle not wanting to budge. Nobody is really willing to compromise. Straight out of the shotgu ... More >>
Life is no Cabaret, my friends.
Theotokos Metropolis Cathedral
A Bright Room Called Day illuminates dark times -- both past and present.
Diary of a Lost Girl
Downfall attempts to portray German Nazis as humans.
"Springtime for Hitler", The Producers, Denver Center Attractions
The Producers nearly lives up to its New York hype.
A Denver psychotherapist reveals a rare stash of Nazi propaganda films.
Reel Love: A Century of the Avant-Garde
Inside the Rocky Mountain Heritage Fest, Colorado's first neo-Nazi music festival.
Humpty Dumpty LSD (Latino Buggerveil)
Ballyhoo embraces a clan's Jewishness but stops short of fully exploring bigotry.
Archival footage illuminates a remarkable Holocaust story.
A LEADING MAN'S MURDER BEDEVILS RONNIE CRAMER.