"I am become death, the destroyer of worlds." So said J. Robert Oppenheimer of his work on the atomic bomb, quoting the Bhagavad Gita. There's grief and guilt in the statement, as well a daunting realization of just what he's unleashed on the world. But as you think about it, you also catch a note o ... More >>
Tattoos have become a popular modern art form, but Juli Morsella is exploring tattooing's ancient, sacred roots and has put together an exhibition with works by artists from all over Europe and the U.S., examining tattoos from around the world. The show, Tattoo in Contemporary Art, opens Friday, Mar ... More >>
Roaring engines announced their arrival and wailing sirens accompanied their departure. Approximately forty motorcyclists from the Colorado Coalition of Independent Riders and the Confederation of Clubs lined their bikes along Lincoln Street in front of the Capitol building before crossing the stree ... More >>
After returning from tours in Afghanistan and Iraq ten years ago, Navy veteran Jeremy Usher experienced symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder according to the Greeley Tribune. He subsequently tried treating his condition with alcohol, resulting in multiple DUIs and a probationary sentence. But ... More >>
As the Pentagon contemplates different ways to achieve reductions in force in the ramp-down from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, business leaders in Colorado Springs are pushing for a plan that would actually bring more troops to Fort Carson -- while ranchers battling expansion of a maneuver site in s ... More >>
When TNT Maddox became the first female Harlem Globetrotter since 1993, she wasn't sure how she'd be received by her fellow players. But the Colorado Springs native says her teammates are now like her brothers, and that she's had nothing but a positive experience since donning the red, white and blu ... More >>
The vicious international terrorists of COBRA could never stop GI Joe, but he's finally met his match, at least temporarily. This year's GI Joe Fest -- an annual film festival of stop-motion animation starring everyone's favorite military action figure -- that was scheduled for Saturday, September 2 ... More >>
Now and then, companies send us medical marijuana-related products ranging from vaporizers to board games to books. We showcase them in our quasi-regular product review section, Stoner MacGyver. The latest? Super Charged: How Outlaws, Hippies and Scientists Reinvented Marijuana
Yesterday, while Barack Obama's Denver appearance, Sam Levin asked ten supporters of the presidents explaining why they attended the speech. One person who spoke with him said she feared presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney would lead the nation into war -- which prompted this fie ... More >>
Eric Holder called it the most serious terror threat to the United States since 9/11. And the bombs that could have blown up New York's subway system got their start in Denver beauty-supply stores, where Najibullah Zazi bought the ingredients to make homemade detonators. But that plot exploded, and ... More >>
The Internet is filled with forgotten pages -- cyberspace cul de sacs filled with oddball content. Take Procheerleader.blog. It was folded in to UltimateCheerleaders.com several years ago, but content from 2004 to 2008 continues to linger, including lotsa quirky pics of Denver Broncos cheerleaders. ... More >>
We've all seen those molded green plastic soldiers; they're a staple of every kid's childhood and, thanks to the Toy Story series, heroes of the big screen. But we've never seen plastic soldiers like this -- begging for money, assaulting women, placing a rifle under their chin. It's the arr ... More >>
Terrence LakinThousands and thousands of U.S. military personnel are spending the holidays far away from their families, many of them in hostile territory. They are there to serve and protect their homeland, the country where they were born. But one soldier -- now a former soldier -- will sp ... More >>
Kevin Grimsinger.Last week, Sensible Colorado's Brian Vicente decried the health department's rejection of a petition to add post traumatic stress order to conditions that can be treated by medical marijuana. Along the way, he specifically cited Kevin Grimsinger, a veteran who'd become the po ... More >>
Courtesy of Fort CarsonSgt. Sean Durkin: Hasn't his family suffered enough?The virulent homophobes (and anti-semites) of Westboro Baptist Church will supposedly begin protesting at various locations around our area on Thursday -- if they actually turn up, that is. They were no-shows at a Boul ... More >>
Eric Holder.Most of Attorney General Eric Holder's prepared remarks to the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference today are of the attaboy variety: At one point, he says, "I have come to Denver today with one simple message from Washington: 'We got your back.'" But t ... More >>
Jon Krakauer will sign copies of his book on NFLer-turned-soldier Pat Tillman.
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 >>
It wasn't just the decisive win that made last night's Nuggets victory so gratifying. And it wasn't the fact that Denver looked so good -- if very, very wet -- on national TV. What was particularly sweet about this chapter in the Cinderella story is that the Nuggets were never supposed to be at th ... More >>
Julia Ormond. Most Hollywood stars could safely say they’re against modern slavery and might even pose for a protest picture about it. But you’d be hard-pressed to find one who could spell “trafficking.” Luckily, Julia Ormond is not your average movie star. As founder and president of the ... More >>
The Sarajevo conflict was hell, but what comes after is another battle.
Brief reviews of current shows
Opposition is a commodity in Sundance documentaries.
Why don't more Mexican men munch muff?
Thousands of Mexicans and one Polack.
Sir! No Sir! recounts the GIs who refused to ride the killing machine.
Fast reviews of recent releases
An Afghan girl faces the terror of life under the Taliban.
Backbeat writers sound off on a few of their favorite musical things from 2002.
The Denver Center's supple staging is designed to delight.
Changes are afoot at Ron Judish's gallery.
War is fueling the star power of Colorado's -- and possibly the nation's -- ballsiest military analyst.
From the week of October 25, 2001
In a nightmarish time, these images of nightmares still work.