On a small stage on the steps of the Capitol this morning, surrounded by more than a hundred local film industry folks, House Minority Leader Mark Ferrandino ticked off movies made in Colorado: City Slickers, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and one he called "the seminal piece of film work that r ... More >>
Yesterday, following new reports about sex assaults at the Air Force Academy, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced a campaign to address the problem -- one that's about to get even more exposure. That's because tomorrow marks the Sundance Film Fest premiere of The Invisible War, director Kirby D ... More >>
Amy Herdy.Diary of a Predator, a new book by Amy Herdy, isn't simply a true-crime tale based on the disturbing actions of serial rapist Brent J. Brents. It's also a memoir that pulls back the curtains on Herdy's reporting of the Brents story for the Denver Post, revealing conflicts with edito ... More >>
Photo by Mark MangerMax Karson circa 2008, when he (jokingly) declared war against Asians.Today, CUIndependent.com, CU's student-news site, is debuting Speak Out!, which Amy Herdy, the publication's adviser, describes as "a new social-justice endeavor" that will address racism, sexism, homoph ... More >>
Amir Mateen, the CEO of Rohi TV, with anchorwoman Asma Shirazi. Editor's note: Amy Herdy, a former Denver Post and Channel 9 journalist who's currently the advisor for the University of Colorado at Boulder's CUIndependent.com online newspaper, has spent recent weeks in Pakistan under the auspices o ... More >>
Photo by Aaron ThackerayTrent Nails it. Will you be game tonight? Today in Backbeat Online: • Last Night: Jane's Addiction and Nine Inch Nails at Fiddler's Green. • An extended conversation with Tim Pourbaix. Today in Cafe Society: • Eight is enough at chef's table dinner at Strings. • Bu ... More >>
Amy Herdy teaching at the National University of Modern Languages, or NUML, in Islamabad. Editor's note: Amy Herdy, a former Denver Post and Channel 9 journalist who's currently the advisor for the University of Colorado at Boulder's CUIndependent.com online newspaper, is in Pakistan under the ausp ... More >>
Trouble Andrew. Is it almost the weekend again? Today in Backbeat Online: • Over the Weekend: Trouble Andrew at the Bluebird. • Over the Weekend: Iwrestledabearonce at the Marquis Theater. • Over the Weekend: Moderat at Beta. • ManeLine breaks in the Deuce's live stage as first local hip-h ... More >>
All Capitals, suddenly van-less. Wouldn't you like to know? Today in Backbeat Online: • Lowlife jerkwads steal All Capitals' van. • Moving Pictures: B-Boys represent at Mighty 4. • Last Night: Mike Watt & the Missingmen at the Larimer Lounge. Today in Cafe Society: • RSVP fast for Slow Fo ... More >>
Photo by Soren McCartyThe Conchords in flight. Did they play "Albi the Racist Dragon?" Today in Backbeat Online: • Over the weekend: Flight of the Conchords at Red Rocks. • Moving Pictures: the Sexy Convicts, Lyin' Bitch, the Get Down, Vitamins, the Swayback, Ian Cooke, Young Coyotes. • Over ... More >>
Amy Herdy in Pakistan. Editor's note: Amy Herdy, a former Denver Post and Channel 9 journalist who's currently the advisor for the University of Colorado at Boulder's CUIndependent.com online newspaper, is in Pakistan under the auspices of the State Department. Her mission: to give students and pro ... More >>
Open wide... Love bites. Today in Cafe Society: • Zpizza to open z doors in Greenwood Village. • Uncork at Four Mile Historic Park tonight. • Get a job! Jesse Morreale's job fair. • Our Weekly Bread: Jersey Mike's. • Drinking with Pete at Union Station. • The Maker's Mark Mint Julep: D ... More >>
Amy Herdy. Journalist Amy Herdy has jumped from place to place in recent years. Her first job in this market was as a reporter for the Denver Post -- but she left that position to take a behind-the-scenes role at 9News, as documented in the 2007 Message column "Life Swap." From there, she shifted ... More >>
Amy Herdy as she appeared in the Pakistani press. The blog Denver Post and 9News vet Amy Herdy's Journalistic Mission to Pakistan provides an overview of a trip to Islamabad recently completed by Herdy, who currently serves as the advisor for The Campus Press, the daily online news source for the ... More >>
Thirsty? Bring your checkbook. Let it blog, let it blog, let it blog. Today in Cafe Society: • Try the $1,000 martini at Capital Grille. • The Cooler is very cool. • Shazam! Shazz Cafe suddenly appears. • Veggie Girl has a happy hour at Dazzle. • The naked truth about the Partida Tequil ... More >>
A contentious faculty meeting points to independence for CU-Boulder's student newspaper — but at what cost?
The April 10 Message column discusses three documents handed out to attendees of an April 2 faculty meeting held to consider the fate of the Campus Press, the student-operated online newspaper affiliated with the University of Colorado Boulder, in the wake of a divisive column by scribe Max Karson t ... More >>
A controversial column by firebrand student Max Karson sparks bureaucratic wrangling and political infighting at CU-Boulder.
CU student and inveterate controversy magnet Max Karson has made plenty of headlines in recent years for his satirical writings and attention-getting stunts, as this February 21 More Messages blog outlines. However, his latest contretemps, spurred by a piece entitled "If It's War the Asians Want..." ... More >>
More newspaper reporters are taking the leap to TV -- a move some print pros still see as consorting with the enemy.
Fighting the Chills
Rack and Ruin
From the week of June 5, 2003