Back in 2010, one of the more unusual stories to come out of Boulder (a place that generates eccentric news on a regular basis) involved Catharine Pierce, a 52-year-old woman who was threatened with eviction for gardening topless. Pierce was eventually allowed to stay, since her actions are actually ... More >>
At this writing, AM-760, Clear Channel Denver's progressive station, continues to exist -- but that's only because no one's bothered to pull its plug yet. The outlet, which has struggled to make an impact on the radio market for the better part of a decade, is on the way out, and morning-show staple ... More >>
Nebraska police officers are increasingly frustrated with Colorado for what they say is an increase in pot trafficking in their state that they tie directly to the legalization of cannabis across their state's western border. This week, the Omaha World-Herald profiled several cops and state trooper ... More >>
Jeff Campbell's one-man show, Who Killed Jigaboo Jones?, premieres tonight at work | space. Our Show & Tell blog spoke with Campbell about the show, and that piece focuses primarily on the production. We also caught up with Campbell, who's been a stalwart of the Colorado hip-hop scene for the better ... More >>
This week, CU-Boulder Regent Jim Geddes argued that the university should add more conservative faculty as a way of striking a better ideological balance at the famously liberal institution -- this after CU chose Steven Hayward as the Board of Regents' first "visiting scholar in conservative thought ... More >>
Last week, we noted that actress Susan Sarandon is voicing robocalls on behalf of Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act. Now, a new website, MarijuanaMajority.com, is pushing such measures here and elsewhere using the words of other notables who've questioned drug policy, including F ... More >>
Certain stories have Fox News written all over them -- like, for instance, the tale of James Harper, a small town Colorado student who quit his high school choir after discovering that one of the lines he was asked to warble translates to "There is no truth but Allah." Number of comments on the Fox ... More >>
Big pics below.No question about it, the ascension of Tim Tebow has established a unique style of football in Denver. The Broncos have managed to distill all the heart-pounding excitement and nail-biting competitiveness of NFL action and compress it into the final couple of minutes (and somet ... More >>
Doug Lamborn.Yesterday, a Colorado Springs Gazette editorial and a big percentage of online poll takers deemed Congressman Doug Lamborn's line that compared being associated with Barack Obama to touching a tar baby no big deal. Keith Olbermann begs to differ. On his Current TV show last nigh ... More >>
John Boehner.What did I do during my spring vacation? Watched my son graduate from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., during a Saturday ceremony at which Speaker of the House and well-known public crier John Boehner received an honorary degree. When I heard about Boehner ... More >>
Last week, conservatives cried foul over Michelle Obama inviting the rapper Common to a poetry reading at the White House, since he'd rapped about violence against cops and President George W. Bush. While the reading went off without a hitch, the debate goes on: Jon Stewart and Bill O'Reilly ... More >>
Tim & mom.The 2010 Super Bowl ad featuring Tim Tebow and his mom is the gift that keeps on giving for Focus on the Family. Next month at their convention in Nashville, the National Religious Broadcasters will reportedly name it the year's best -- and why not? The commercial, on view below, ce ... More >>
Dueling grouches: Oscar vs. Lamborn. Rep. Doug Lamborn, the grouch in the trash can to the left in the picture above, represents Colorado Congressional District 5. His bill to defund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and National Public Radio is getting a lot of attention and support ov ... More >>
Ali Hasan.He may not have been a great candidate for Colorado treasurer, but Ali Hasan -- now using the Muhammed in front of his name that he usually dropped in favor of Ali, and billing himself as "an American and Constitutionalist first, a Muslim second" -- came out the winner in last night ... More >>
There's no back-down in Sean Paige.Yesterday, AM 760 host/columnist David Sirota and Colorado Springs city councilman Sean Paige took part in an on-air debate, with the honor of Colorado Springs at stake. But while the program has ended, the scrap isn't over, with Paige continuing to take swi ... More >>
Ward Churchill, in an image from HBO's documentary "Shouting Fire: Stories From the Edge of Free Speech." The promo for Shouting Fire: Stories From the Edge of Free Speech made it clear that controversial professor Ward Churchill would be receiving the hero treatment in the HBO documentary -- and l ... More >>
Big, fat surprise: Lawyer and KHOW talk-show host Craig Silverman didn't reply to my latest interview request regarding the subject of two recent More Messages blogs: "Is KHOW's Craig Silverman Giving Tips to CU's Attorney in the Ward Churchill Trial?" and "KHOW's Craig Silverman Responds -- Sort Of ... More >>
I deejayed a Valentine's Day party at the Horseshoe Lounge on Saturday. The bar had a great vibe, as always, and the ample crowd was in the mood for a good party. It was the first time I ever had to play music for four and a half straight hours, and I was initially worried that I would: a) run out o ... More >>
I had the pleasure and delight to DJ last Wednesday at the Larimer Lounge with some absolute luminaries among Denver's deck wreckers: DJ Ginger, DJ Klaw and the one and only Tyler Snow. The extremely talented Klaw mans the Thursday night Mommy's Little Monster party at Bender's Tavern, with El ... More >>
Phyllis Schlafly seen in a Focus on the Familiy report. Did anyone really think that Focus on the Family chieftain James Dobson wouldn't back the Republican ticket this fall? Doubt it -- but Dobson managed to keep his name in the press for months pretending to be non-commital while acting as parti ... More >>
Not so long ago, Focus on the Family chieftain James Dobson (pictured) was at risk of becoming irrelevant in regard to the 2008 presidential campaign due in part to his oft-stated dislike for both John McCain and Barack Obama, one of whom will take possession of the White House from Dobson buddy Geo ... More >>
Like its college professor heroine, this play flunks Reality 101.
Peter Berg sends Jamie Foxx to fight the enemy over there in The Kingdom.
KOA talk-show host Bob Newman, known to fans and foes alike as Gunny Bob, has received plenty of honors over time, many of them related to his service in the Marine Corps. Yet the plaudit that came his way on August 3 topped (or perhaps bottomed) any previous salute. On that day, MSNBC host Keith Ol ... More >>
Here's a sentence I never thought I'd write: I appeared on Nancy Grace's show last night. Why? Google is probably the reason. As you may recall, CU-Boulder student and self-styled satirist Max Karson was arrested on April 17 after saying in a class that he could understand why the disturbed Virgini ... More >>
Air America isn't thriving, but it isn't dead, either. As noted in this New York Times article, Air America representatives announced yesterday that Stephen Green of SL Green Realty Corporation has purchased the proudly progressive radio network, which filed for bankruptcy in October. Green, whose b ... More >>
Among the items that awaited me in the e-mail directory I largely neglected during two weeks of vacation was a note from the press office of Al Jazeera English, the latest spinoff from the controversial Al Jazeera network. The copy within the e-mail avoided association with any specific faith. It re ... More >>
Natalie Maines is one radical Chick.
From the week of April 27, 2006
FEMA's Michael Brown fumbles his fifteen minutes of fame.
Don't let the door hit you on your way out, Gary.
The shiny new Johnson's Corner just ain't what it used to be.
From the week of March 3, 2005
CU majors in Hostile Environmental Studies.
Denver's plummet from the summit.
Politics enters the ring with Stories on Stage
The Bushies damn themselves in the wrenching Fahrenheit 9/11.
David vs. Goliath
Connie and Carla is based on a classic but ends up a drag.
From the week of January 29, 2004
The media's massive buildup to battle makes war seem almost anti-climactic.
Michael Moore's gun-culture study uncovers fear itself.
Three new stations attempt to woo audiences turned off by Denver radio.
Here's how Andrew Cohen became one of the legal biz's foremost talking heads.