Nelson Mandela was a pivotal agent for change who inspired a rich musical legacy of resistance. Biographer Richard Stengel describes Mandela, who passed away yesterday at the age of 95, as "the last pure hero." And while he was all that and more, the music the iconic historical figure inspired was p ... More >>
It's a new year, and so a clean plate for all food nerds is in order. We can forget the memories of past food flubs and start this year fresher than a bowl of baby spinach (triple washed, of course.) I've been studying other food forecasts for 2013 -- including those that stretched through Cafe Soci ... More >>
Flags in Colorado will fly at half staff today, as they have been since December 14, to honor the children and adults who were killed in Newtown, Connecticut. They'll be raised again to their full height on Wednesday -- unless of course there is another tragedy, another senseless death in Colorado o ... More >>
Former stolen valor arrestee Rick Strandlof has been many people in his life...two of whom were completely fabricated. But he has never been formally charged with profiting from his personalities -- nor is he the only person to have spun tall tales to change his life. Click through for stories from ... More >>
In 2010, Sensible Colorado's Brian Vicente petitioned the Colorado Department of Public Health to add post-traumatic-stress disorder to the list of conditions that can be treated by medical marijuana. This effort not only failed, but it led to a public-relations disaster over untruths spoken by its ... More >>
Where's the military when the chips are down?
Update: In recent days, Fort Carson-based Sergeant Christopher Mountjoy was arrested in the death of Virgil Means outside the Sin City Disciples motorcycle club. Now, a second soldier, John Burrell, has been arrested in the incident. He's being held on the charge of murder in the first degree.
In the nearly six years since Shannon Galpin founded Mountain2Mountain, the Colorado-based nonprofit has created several projects in Afghanistan: Volunteers taught street art, worked with women's prisons, partnered on a school for the deaf. But in 2012, Combat Apathy, its new educational program, wi ... More >>
With Denver Mayor Michael Hancock in Washington last week and with the president scheduled to be in Denver this Thursday, we're in a political mindset. And as anyone who's seen the recent GOP debates can attest, political spectating often drives one to drink. In that spirit, here are five drinking g ... More >>
Leymah Gbowee, Nobel Peace Prize winner.The five-part "Women, War & Peace" spotlights the stories of women in conflict zones. Part two of this series, Pray the Devil Back to Hell, features 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee and her work in organizing the women of Liberia to unite, ul ... More >>
Champions! Two students from Denver's George Washington High School are the best policy debaters in the National Forensic League, a super-competitive league whose champs usually hail from wealthy private prep schools. Sam Clark and Miles Owens, who graduated from GW this spring, are the first ... More >>
It started with a vacant lot. But where others saw a scrubby, rectangular piece of land strewn with rocks and broken glass, the refugees living in the adjacent apartments saw a soccer field and a gathering place and spot to grow vegetables. On Monday, the city Parks and Recreation Department ... More >>
Sometimes a stump is just a stump. "Life Cycles" is among the action sports porn featured this year at MountainfilmThe 32nd annual Mountainfilm in Telluride festival kicks off tomorrow night with free outdoor screenings at the Base Camp Outdoor Theater in Telluride Town Park; the full festiva ... More >>
Against the backdrop of Independent Monitor Richard Rosenthal's conclusion that Officer Eric Sellers should have been fired, not suspended, for brutalizing volunteer firefighter Jared Lunn comes the latest protest against "police terror." According to an item on West Denver Copwatch featuring ... More >>
The signature battle wounds for Iraq and Afghanistan vets are post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) -- ailments that are difficult to diagnose and easy for officials to ignore. While vet advocates like Andrew Pogany and innovative treatment programs like El ... More >>
The Adventure Film Festival opens tonight at the Boulder Theater with two shorts and two feature-length films to kick off the four-day festival. Here's what's in store for adventurous film fans tonight:
Michael Bennet and Ken Buck at 9News debate.Last night, Senator Michael Bennet and Republican challenger Ken Buck engaged in their most high-profile debate yet -- and shockingly enough, Bennet spokesman Trevor Kincaid believes his guy handily won the 9News-sponsored event on view below. Kinc ... More >>
We know when you're busy re-fighting World War II or killing alien invaders on your Xbox, you're probably saying to yourself, "Gee, this is fun, but what does pop-star/provocateur M.I.A. think of this activity?" Well, wonder no longer -- she's weighed in with her opinion at last.
Larimer CountyWhere's the latex mask?Colorado's reputation as a breeding ground for gun-toting xenophobes and religious fanatics got a nice boost today when a Greeley man -- armed with a pistol, a forty-inch sword and some hashish -- was detained in northern Pakistan after he tried to cross o ... More >>
Multi-event competitor Sergeant Israel Del Toro suffered burns on 80 percent of his body after he was hit by an IED in 2005. The U.S. military's first-ever Warrior Games -- three days of Paralympic-style competition in nine sports -- will kick off in Colorado Springs with an opening ceremony ... More >>
Are there no limits to the talents of Jared Polis? During his first year in Congress, the Boulder Democrat starred in a wonky reality show, demonstrated a beer bong on Comedy Central, and came out swinging on several controversial proposals. But as 2009 draws to a close, it's time to be a ... More >>
Maurice Schwenkler, aka Ariel Attack.When news first broke yesterday that eleven windows had been smashed at Colorado Democratic Party headquarters in Denver, initial speculation pinned the blame on conservative anger over Democratic heathcare reform efforts. When it emerged that one of the ... More >>
The odd upside of Robert Redford’s terribly earnest, quite terrible war drama.
Tunes that take us back to those lazy, hazy days.
Opposition is a commodity in Sundance documentaries.
A tragic shortage of hops.
Michael Winterbottom puts a face -- and a hood -- on the suffering at Guantanamo.
After a local scandal made them stand down, Army recruiters work to put more boots on the ground.
A soldier returns a changed man in the Danish drama Brothers.
The Army's Special Forces game moves in for the kill.
The Broncos call in a $20,000 air strike for patriotism.
Meth: It's not just for the white-trash crowd.
Another major-league strike, and baseball could be out -- for good.
The Sunday Denver Post is one of America's most widely circulated newspapers. Does it deserve to be?
While other downtown malls died, Boulder’s was a real success story. But then came the chains and other Block-busters.