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Barbara Walters

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2014

    Obama's belief that pot's less risky than alcohol (sort of) is refreshing, says Mason Tvert

    In the latest issue of the New Yorker, President Barack Obama says marijuana isn't more dangerous than alcohol and is actually less so in at least one significant way. Obama, who admits to smoking pot during his younger years but has spoken critically about the substance, hasn't turned into a cheer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2013

    Marijuana: Obama administration will not sue to stop Amendment 64

    The Obama administration will not sue to stop Colorado's Amendment 64, which allows adults 21 and over to use and possess small amounts of marijuana, and establishes a foundation for retail sales of recreational pot. This long-awaited news was confirmed by the office of Colorado-based U.S. Attorney ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2013

    Marijuana: White House finally discusses pot -- but not Colorado weed laws

    Members of the Colorado marijuana scene have been waiting since election day for the federal government to definitively state its position on Amendment 64. Instead, the White House has been largely silent on the topic of pot for the better part of a year -- until yesterday, when deputy press secreta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    Tracy Morgan on drugs, Richard Pryor and the stigma of TV comedy

    While he may be world-famous and seven years sober, the streets of Bed-Stuy Brooklyn still ring in the voice of Tracy Morgan. Coming from a childhood of poverty and crack-dealing, Morgan built a respectable career in standup, performing on HBO's Def Comedy Jam before reaching TV mega-stardom on Satu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2013

    Marijuana: Obama drug czar cites "serious national conversation" about legalization

    Since the passage and signing of Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, Coloradans and folks for and against policy reform nationwide have waited for word as to whether the federal government will block implementation of the law. The latest clue to the feds' approach comes in a lett ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    Getting stoned with comedian/musician Chella Negro

    After years of performing her soul-folk songs around the Denver music scene, Chella Negro hooked up with this town's blossoming comedy community when she joined the all-female sketch group LadyFace. Proudly public about her affection for ganja, Negro was the ideal candidate for our Getting Stoned ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    Amendment 64 task force first meeting today: Welcome to the mild, wild West

    A week after John Hickenlooper signed Amendment 64 into law, and four days after President Barack Obama said that the feds have bigger fish to fry than prosecuting recreational users of pot in states that have made it legal, Colorado's Task Force on the Implementation of Amendment 64 will have its f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    Reader: Barack Obama's a lame duck, so why should he worry about pot-policy backlash

    Talk about cross-pollination. On our post about the DEA's response to a Colorado's marijuana-rescheduling request, a conversation broke out about President Barack Obama's pot chat with Barbara Walters. Here's the view of a reader experiencing a case of déjà vu.

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    Video: Barack Obama says targeting recreational marijuana users not a priority, but....

    In teasing her interview tonight with President Barack Obama on 20/20 (see a preview below), Barbara Walters naturally starts with...pot. But while the headline statement involves Obama's assurance that the federal government has larger priorities than to go after recreational marijuana users in Col ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    Dear Mall Santa: Get here already. And bring that guy who smelled like Christmas with you.

    Quit hiding the Ice Palace. Gimme Santa.​The Ice Palace will open its doors at the Cherry Creek Shopping Center at 5 p.m. today -- which means that Santa Claus will finally be in the house. Er, the mall. The Ice Palace -- a fancy name for a faux icicle-covered indoor forest -- will feature six ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 13, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    Top 10 Colorado feuds of the decade

    ​Most people just go along to get along. But every once in a while a hellacious disagreement -- about principle, turf, money, or who cut the cheese -- makes for an old-fashioned Western display of rootin'-tootin' feudin' and cussedness. The most memorable Colorado showdowns of the past ten ... More >>

  • News

    June 12, 2008

    Doctor Eternity

    If Terry Grossman lives forever, he wants you to be there to see it.

  • Culture

    May 15, 2008

    A Chorus Line

    After thirty years, watching this musical is still a singular sensation.

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2007

    Q&A With Carl Bernstein

    The item in the October 11 Westword advancing author Carl Bernstein’s appearance at the LoDo Tattered Cover on Monday, October 15, contains only a few snippets from the wide-ranging Q&A reproduced below. During his conversation with Westword, All the President’s Men co-author Bernstein proved t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2007

    Aaron Harber on His Sit-Down With General David Petraeus

    Channel 12 personality Aaron Harber may be many things, but he's not Barbara Walters -- so landing a one-on-one with General David Petraeus the very week the military man made his long-awaited report to Congress about the American adventure in Iraq was quite a coup. The interview, first reported in ... More >>

  • Film

    June 14, 2007

    Nancy Drew

    Nancy Drew returns for another generation of young consumers.

  • Culture

    May 10, 2007

    Squall

    It was a dark and stormy night

  • News

    March 1, 2007

    Life Swap

    More newspaper reporters are taking the leap to TV -- a move some print pros still see as consorting with the enemy.

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2006

    Ramsey Week

    Media types are suckers for anniversary stories. Even if it's the anniversary of a homicide, which just sounds so...wrong. What are we celebrating, exactly? On Tuesday it will be ten years since the death of JonBenet Ramsey. There have already been a couple of prime-time recaps of the crime, an ... More >>

  • News

    June 29, 2006

    Doin' It With DeGette

    Diana DeGette gets played, not laid, on The Colbert Report.

  • Culture

    April 27, 2006

    Good Grief

    Long after the play ends, you'll be thinking about After Ashley.

  • Calendar

    October 6, 2005

    Day-by-Day Picks

    From the week of October 6, 2005

  • Calendar

    July 7, 2005

    Bigfoot Speaks!

    Furrier is funnier.

  • News

    May 26, 2005

    The Message

    Prophetable

  • Film

    May 12, 2005

    What Ever Happened to Lady Jane?

    Fonda's humiliation is only one reason this Monster is such a dog.

  • News

    November 22, 2001

    Center Stage

    One of Denver's least-understood media projects gets ready for its close-up.

  • News

    December 28, 2000

    Shootout at the Not-So-Okay Corral

    This year started not with a bang, but with a whimper.

  • News

    September 21, 2000

    Next Stop, Animal Heaven

    Changes knows that pet lovers need closure, too.

  • Best of Denver

    June 29, 2000

    Best PR campaign

    John and Patsy Ramsey

  • Best of Denver

    June 29, 2000
  • News

    May 11, 2000

    Give Him the Bird

    What do Bill Owens and Bert from Sesame Street have in common? Pigeons.

  • Calendar

    April 20, 2000

    Abbie's Road

    Film chronicles the antics of a true revolutionary.

  • News

    April 6, 2000

    Off Limits

    Gimme a guv lite

  • News

    April 6, 2000

    Man With a Plan

    A Boulder women's center survives governor's attempts to abort funding.

  • News

    March 30, 2000

    Paper Trail

    The News VP asks children's help in watching the competition

  • News

    March 23, 2000

    The John and Patsy Show

    The Ramseys make the talk-show circuit rounds.

  • News

    March 23, 2000
  • News

    March 16, 2000

    Off Limits

    Offensive interference...

  • News

    March 9, 2000

    Off Limits

    Suite irony...

  • News

    March 11, 1999
  • News

    March 4, 1999
  • News

    May 28, 1998

    She Got Game

    The hoops and dreams of Colorado's budding girl basketball stars.

  • News

    April 2, 1998
  • Culture

    November 27, 1997
  • Film

    September 26, 1996
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