Madoff's cellar nets $41,000 in auction. Remember Bernie Madoff? The most notorious of the white-collar criminals nailed when the economy was going to hell for using the biggest Ponzi scheme in American history to swindle investors -- including several Coloradans -- out of a cool $65 billion? ... More >>
Big pics below.I'm a Colorado native, so I feel I have the right to say this: John Denver's music sucks. It blows. It sucks and blows at the same time, which should be impossible but somehow isn't. Even covers of his music suck, unless it's Toots and the Maytals' version of "Take Me Home, Cou ... More >>
Tom TancredoTom Tancredo is busy these days. He just wrote the April Fools' edition of Ask a Mexican. He has a real new job, as a marketing exec with a local investment company, so that others won't lose their nest eggs to a Bernie Madoff character, as he did. He's repairing the damage done b ... More >>
Christmas can be intense: Rife with familial undercurrents and financial strain, the yuletide can bring a time of crushing disappointment, dissolving relationships, mounting tension and exploding tempers -- but if we open our hearts and we wish hard enough, it just might also be a time of red ... More >>
Carmelo.These three Denver blog posts are piping hot.
Denver Stiffs' Jeffrey Morton isn't drinking the Haterade about the Nuggets, who he sees as a potential number two seed in the West.
Colorado Pols wonders if there's anyone left for the Yes on 62 campaign to offend. Signs point to "yes." ... More >>
Courtesy of 9NewsShawn Merriman.In August 2009, former Mormon church lay bishop Shawn Merriman earned Shmuck of the Week honors for Ponzi scheming millions from friends and acquaintances. But yesterday, he was awarded with an even more richly deserved prize: a twelve-and-a-half-year prison jo ... More >>
Carmelo Anthony: "You're kidding me, right?"Oh, what a bizarre document the folks at Westword sister paper the Dallas Observer stumbled upon today. It's a handwritten request for a preliminary restraining order against Carmelo Anthony -- plus Dwyane Wade, Mark Cuban, Jerry Reinsdorf and Jerry ... More >>
Tom Tancredo.While other Republicans are starting to cozy up to Dan Maes, there's no love lost between the Republican gubernatorial candidate and Tom Tancredo, now running for governor on the American Constitution ticket. Tancredo, who's on KHOW right now, just gave his tax returns to Peter B ... More >>
A Flickr photoForty-eight hours is about all you've got left...April 15 -- the deadline for filing income-tax returns -- is just two days away. And in case your stress over that fact isn't already overwhelming, the U.S. Attorney's Office has a message: "It is important to file complete and ac ... More >>
Bernie Madoff's name is still financial magic.Bernie Madoff's well-documented financial shenanigans may have landed him in jail, but they've also enhanced the marketability of his name. As evidence, note the ad in today's Denver Post pimping a "BERNIE MADOFF AUCTION" tomorrow at St. Regis Res ... More >>
John Denver once admitted that "Rocky Mountain High" was written under the influence of LSD and marijuana -- and now that his anthem is our state song, the Colorado legislature should write their medical marijuana legislation under the influence of John Denver.
But drugs aren't the reason wh ... More >>
There's still a month to go before the year ends -- plenty of time for more people to join the elite flock of fuck-ups for 2009 (and for Josh McDaniels to get back on the list, after his last-second reprieve with yesterday's win).
Still, there's been no shortage of Colorado turkeys this year ... More >>
President Jon Caldara helps celebrates 25 years as Denver's premier conservative free-market think tank.
Editor's note: This week's Westword cover story is a cartoon by Kenny Be that celebrates twenty-five years of the Independence Institute. Check it out in its entirety below:
An early front-runner for Shmuck of the Year, Shawn Merriman this week was officially charged for his orchestration of a massive Ponzi scheme that made him rich, left friends and investors broke, and had Bernie Madoff saying to his prison boyfriend, "Hey, this guy stole my moves!"
A photo from alleged cancer-faker Tausha Marsh's MySpace page.Attention, Denver! Please keep your wallet in your front pocket at all times, shred all documents, and ask your girlfriend for two forms of ID before you let her in your apartment. Because apparently it's Really Brazen But Not All That Cl ... More >>
An image from Channel 4's coverage of a certain Joe Nacchio.
A judge has ruled that disgraced Qwest CEO Joe Nacchio must report to a Pennsylvania prison by noon on Tuesday, April 14, to begin serving his six-year insider-trading sentence, which he's asked the Supreme Court to review. What should he ... More >>
Face the State went all hotornot.com on us today.
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Some of Denver's hottest politicos... aren't very hot. (Face the State)
George Karl for Coach of the Year? That's an oddly sound idea. (Denver Stiffs)
How cool! Our own little Bernie Madoff wannab ... More >>