Mary DeForest loves Jane Austen. The 68-year-old academic has read each of the author's novels over 100 times. "I went to her tomb at Winchester Cathedral and burst into tears," she says. "I couldn't believe she was dead." DeForest has spent much of her academic career defending Austen's legacy. " ... More >>
"What do you know about Paul Robeson?" internationally renowned baritone Anthony Brown asked writer Andrew Flack a few years back. "I know a little, but show me your notes," Flack responded. It was New Year's Eve, and the two men began talking about Robeson's life, his music, his political struggles ... More >>
On June 6, 1933, a group of people in Camden, New Jersey each paid 25 cents to park their cars in front of a movie screen to watch the British comedy Wives Beware. Eight years later, the tradition of drive-in ovies is still alive, if not exactly thriving. Seven functioning drive-ins remain in Colora ... More >>
The first, fragmentary accounts of a shooter's rampage through an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, were just starting to make headlines last week when the cyberchatter about a conspiracy began. This is not just some lone nutcase engaged in senseless killing for his own indecipherable reas ... More >>
The resignation of CIA director David Petraeus has a Denver connection: Reported mistress/biographer Paula Broadwell attended DU, and some believe she may have shared confidential info in a speech there last month. But in reporting about this link, 7News made headlines of its own, by airing a cover ... More >>
Here's yet another national story with a Denver connection: the resignation of CIA director David Petraeus after he admitted to an extramarital affair. His reported mistress, biographer Paula Broadwell, earned a master's degree from the University of Denver -- and now, news outlets are suggesting sh ... More >>
Science Fiction Land could have been huge. Proposed in 1979, the idea was to build a huge theme park in Aurora with a holographic zoo and a 1,000-lane bowling alley attended by robots. The park was to also serve as the set of a $50 million sci-fi flick called Lord of Light. The movie never happened, ... More >>
The Brian Jonestown Massacre (due tonight at the Bluebird Theater) has been through ups and downs since 1990. But through it all, singer and primary songwriter Anton Newcombe, has steered the band through releasing more great albums per decade than most bands have across entire career. For the unini ... More >>
The phrase "international incident" understates the controversy that erupted in Pakistan this past January after Raymond Davis, subsequently revealed to be a CIA employee, killed two men in what he insisted was self-defense. Now, a story closer to home drags Davis back into the spotlight: He's been ... More >>
Davis.Update below: The story of Raymond Allen Davis, the Highlands Ranch man accused of murder in Pakistan, has made international news due to the U.S. government's claim of immunity on his behalf. We now know Davis is a CIA security contractor -- a story initially broken by 9News, although ... More >>
Google introduced a new way of filtering search results last week: By reading level. You type something in and it tells you how many results fall into one of levels. Fair enough: if you're writing a research paper on sexual health or something, and thoughtful information would normal ... More >>
Alex bottoms out on Top Chef.Alex finally got sent home on this week's Top Chef D.C., which should appease his legion of detractors. In addition to his usual disjointed kitchen antics and incoherent decisions, he tried using sous vide -- which he'd never done before -- for the Elimination Cha ... More >>
Director Rod Lurie has had Colorado on his mind in recent years. His 2007 film Resurrecting the Champ, co-starring Josh Hartnett and Samuel L. Jackson (with a cameo by John Elway), was partially filmed in Denver and based loosely on an article by J.R. Moehringer, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of ... More >>
The year's best characters.
All aboard the í80s wayback machine for Mike Nicholsís good time Charlie.
Itís not torture, but this latest Mideast thrillerís as conventional as they come. Weíre (water) bored. (Sorry.)
Here's a brief look at some of the items America is desperate to learn about today: iPhone rebate In conjunction with the just-announced $200 price drop on the iPhone, Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced a $100 rebate for people that picked one up in the short time it was available before the price cut. ... More >>
Here's a brief look at some of the items America is desperate to learn about today: Fidel Castro dead The Internet is erupting over the rumor that Fidel Castro is dead. It has yet to be announced by any major news service, but it‚Äôs dominating Internet searches. If it‚Äôs true, maybe now the CIA c ... More >>
A star is bourne again in the thrilling culmination of the amnesiac-spy trilogy.
De Niro takes a loooong, sloooow look at the history of the CIA.
The tragic death of one of America's most important investigative journalists
Harrison Ford runs smack into a Firewall, poor guy.
Uncovered: The Whole Truth About the Iraq War
This summer's movies could withstand the drought.
The In-Laws remake is bigger and broader but not better.
Tapping into his own past, dancer Thaddeus Phillips makes magic.
Someone must have been, to come up with Bad Company.
Conspiracy mania comes to Columbine.
Leonard Peltier. Stephen Miles. Now the witness who might break the Ramsey case. Itís no wonder Lee Hill thinks he needs to pack a pistol.