Editor's note: This is the final installment of correspondent Shannon Brandt's reports about the International Drug Policy Reform Conference in Denver last week. To read part one, click here. To read part two, click here. To read part three, click here. For some in this movement, there is no opport ... More >>
It's one thing to be a political musician, to point out the inherent wrongs of our social and political constructs from afar. Admirable as it is, it takes a truly special person to take a personal stake in perceived injustice and do something that goes beyond music. A couple days ago, Yasiin Bey ( ... More >>
Update: This weekend, members of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office deployed a Taser against a suicidal man now identified as Guy Guthrie, 55. He was armed, but only with a BB gun -- and died about an hour later. A JCSO spokesman defends the safety of Tasers even as he acknowledges that the outco ... More >>
We expected a lot from the collaboration between Ke$ha and The Flaming Lips -- something rocky, guitar-heavy and feisty, Ke$ha bringing the personality and The Flaming Lips bringing an unmatched quirkiness. What we got, however, was the first decidedly brilliant collaboration Ke$ha has ever done. Ev ... More >>
For some, it was a depressing example of how debased humanitarian causes had become in the age of social media; for others, it was a sincere call to arms against a foreign tyrant. Either way, the Kony 2012 movement will be remembered as the most successful online campaign in the history of the Inter ... More >>
Amnesty International USA is holding its 51st annual meeting in Denver this weekend, when a thousand activists will gather for a call to action to think globally and act locally. Colorado's the perfect spot for that: Amnesty International's Urgent Action Network for the U.S. was based here for more ... More >>
After a year when it was christened the Angriest City in America, Denver continues to be a hub of national (and this weekend, international) activism. Tomorrow through Sunday, Amnesty International USA will bring its 51st Annual General Meeting to the city, with panels and workshops dedicated to som ... More >>
Hot Lunch Apostles, a play by Boulder poet and playwright Sidney Goldfarb, will open at New York's La MaMa Ellen Stewart Theatre on March 1 as part of the fabled Off-off-Broadway theater's fifty-year celebration. Produced by the Talking Band, a collaborative group that spins evocative tapestries of ... More >>
LUCINDA WILLIAMS at PARAMOUNT | 11/12/11About a halfway through Lucinda Williams' two-hour set on Saturday night, it felt somebody hit a switch at the Paramount Theatre and all the sudden the place was electrified. For the first hour, the crowd of mostly middle-aged folks sat fairly complacen ... More >>
A newcomer at Occupy Denver might think that revolution was built on coffee and dick jokes. But while these are key ingredients at the group's rowdy and somehow entirely functional kitchen, they haven't replaced the ideals they augment. Corey Donahue, a key and consistent presence in Denver cannabis ... More >>
The Race Across America is one of this country's most notoriously grueling bicycle races. Starting on the West Coast and ending on the East, it takes riders 3,000 miles over the course of eight to twelve days. What's more interesting is there are no major cash prizes -- it's all done for the ... More >>
Free me.It's fitting that Wednesday night's debate between Colorado cannabis activists has been dubbed "Round One." The event is being advertised as a "lively and friendly" debate -- but if it's as impassioned and fiery as the comments on our marijuana blogs have been, it might be closer to ... More >>
Okay, music history might not be the best word for this. It's more like a piece of music's present. Starting today, you can begin placing bids on the xx's lighting gear in an auction that runs through October 2, shortly after which the band will finally take a break from its endless tour sche ... More >>
Adolfo Perez Esquivel speaks out.
A misdirected e-mail is a revelation.
American tall tale gallops across these pages
With a white-hot major-label debut, the Donnas don't have time for Avril Lavigne -- or you.
From the week of December 12, 2002
Questions about behavior in wartime provide the stew for the meaty Civil Liberties Theater Project.
Politics dominate shows at two local galleries, as well as in Denver's new courthouse.
Can a non-9/11 benefit album make any noise?
Old soldiers never die
The Olympics again place first in the Dash for Cash.
Expectations are high for Boulder's Working Assets radio -- maybe too high.
Raoul Wuthrich caught the Jeffco Juvenile Justice System with its pants down.
March 4 - 10, 1999
Colorado's illegal immigrants find trouble even when they try to do things legally.
Judge Roughneck on the insult that turned it into a band.
A web of intrigue surrounds the high-stakes legal brawl between FACTnet and the Church of Scientology.
Next month, Colorado voters will decide whether the state's $5 billion worth of tax-exempt properties are all charity cases.