Outspoken Denver Public Schools board member Andrea Merida will not run for re-election. In a blog post on her website (the full text of which is below), she explains why: "I cannot, in good conscience, serve on a board whose only function now is to give tests." Merida was the subject of a 2010 Wes ... More >>
Alice Cooper is a shock rock pioneer that's influenced countless artists with his on stage horror movie imagery and antics, which included hangings and beheadings by guillotine. Theatrics aside, Cooper (aka Vincent Furnier) is also a talented songwriter. Hits like "I'm Eighteen," "School's Out" and ... More >>
Denver blog posts are moving gingerly. Denver Stiffs' Colin Neilson looks at ways the Nugs can compensate for the likely loss of Danilo Gallinari, whose knee popped in last night's victory over the Mavs. The Grazing Mind's Krista Torvik on Bill Gates's call for food innovation. Colorado Pols: Mee ... More >>
At the end of October, Killing Joke released its fifteenth album, MMXII. Given the impending doom that supposedly awaits us at the end of next week, it's hard to imagine a more perfect time to release a record that explores themes of such a looming eschatological event. In 1982, Killing Joke's Jaz C ... More >>
Though John Larroquette gave up alcohol for good thirty years ago, the Emmy and Tony award-winning actor still makes a point of relating that journey at public appearances. This Friday, September 28, Larroquette will be the keynote speaker at a luncheon fundraiser for Arapahoe House, a non-profit or ... More >>
A Gates Foundation video on view below introduces the concept behind a contest to "reinvent the toilet" by reeling off numerous terms to describe what goes in them, including "poop," "doo-doo," "ka-ka," "crap" "number two" and "shit" (although the latter is bleeped and spelled with dingbats). But by ... More >>
Alex BoguskyAlex Bogusky was the boy-king of advertising. Then, after moving much of his superstar firm Crispin Porter Bogusky to Boulder, he retired from the ad world last July, causing shock waves. Now, installed in his Boulder-based FearLess Cottage, he's launched COMMON, a community-foc ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" Whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>
Okay, so you're high. And you've got the munchies. And this is October, so there's candy everywhere at the store. So you grab a bag of fun-sized fun, and you take it home to the buds with whom you share your bud. And you enjoy the candy, of course, but you have questions. You have insights. A ... More >>
I want you... to make me a movie. Here's some money...Downloading of movies, music and other digital media has the entertainment industry in an uproar. All of a sudden, they're afraid those multimillion dollar budgets aren't going to be recouped, and they have families to feed! Okay, they hav ... More >>
Will 2009 go down in journalism history as the year when every two-newspaper town turned into a one-newspaper town? Events seem to be pointing in that direction. The Associated Press is reporting that Hearst Newspapers has put a for-sale sign on the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, another publication ... More >>
Thought Equity Motion is using old footage in new revenue-generating ways.
One last night to howl.
A promising glimpse of the next Halo.
High-octane margs fuel enlightenment.
The Denver pick-up artists come out from their lair. Look out, ladies!
Tuesday, April 11, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Self-Propelled (Flight Approved)
Human After All (Virgin)
Seeing Queerly unspools provocative fare
Cellar Door (Barsuk)
From Moroccan-flavored psycho-trance to furious superfunk, Critters Buggin cross space and time zones with their music.
Dedicated roller-hockey players shoot for their chance to score a pro league.
John Vanderslice is an excellent musician and songwriter. He's also a pretty good prankster.
The young crook got my credit-card number. He also got my attention.
Whatever happened to the future?
Bruce Willis goes for broke in Unbreakable.
Harvesting a summer crop of local releases.
DC Comics places its superheroes in the RealWorlds.
Chief Broom disbands; Dave Baker thinks big; the latest in music Web sites.
From South Park to Pokémon, 1999 was almost an American beauty.
The programming secrets toies er's old-time formats radio.
Reconsidering the image of the do-it-yourself poster child.
BILL GATES--NOT THAT BILL GATES--HELPS HIMSELF TO SOME QUALITY TIME. READ ALL ABOUT IT.