When he died of cancer yesterday, Roger Ebert was the best-known practitioner of a dying art: newspaper film criticism. Few papers can afford to have a movie reviewer of their own these days, choosing instead to run syndicated pieces by folks like Ebert, who became the unlikeliest of TV personalitie ... More >>
Nello Ferrara, the man who invented Red Hots, Atomic FireBalls and Lemonheads, died last Friday at the age of 93/ You can toast his sweet tooth and his legacy today at the Yak & Yeti Restaurant and Brewery at 7803 Ralston Road in Arvada, where brewmaster Adam Draeger will tap Cinnamon Love Wheat, a ... More >>
Bring home the burger and shake, baby!What may very well be the greatest of all American burger chains is coming to Denver. Well, not Denver, exactly, but close enough. And, no, it's not In-N-Out, although that, too, will come to Denver at some point in our lifetime. But not yet. Instead, we ... More >>
CU's Peter McGraw, subject of our feature "The Nutty Professor," has come up with a new general theory of humor -- the "Benign Violation Theory" -- that scholars say could be a major step forward in the field. Maybe it's time for McGraw to team up with a group of Northwestern University resea ... More >>
Michelle Malkin's coverage had a lot of ups and downs.As we noted yesterday, a jet-scrambling mid-air panic that ended at Denver International Airport happened as the result of an ill-considered joke by Qatar diplomat Mohammed Al-Madadi about lighting his shoes on fire.
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Bernie Lincicome in his Rocky days.Bernie Lincicome, a sports columnist for the Rocky Mountain News until the tabloid went south last February, was known for his blunt opinions -- and blunt they remain even after almost a year on the shelf.
In an interview with the Chicago Reader, Lincicome, ... More >>
Kyle smiles.We've done more than our fair share of ribbing QB Kyle Orton since he headed to Denver as part of a trade with the Bears for Jay Cutler. But despite the party-dude reputation KO garnered during his time in Chi-town, plenty of the Bears faithful still have a soft spot for him perso ... More >>
As training camp gets into full swing and the football season looms ever closer, our beloved Denver Broncos are stuck in what's known as a "rebuilding" year. As a team in flux, the orange and blue face many questions. Can Josh McDaniels succeed as a head coach? Will Kyle Orton be able to exec ... More >>
Jay Cutler: A total kitty cat?Funny story out Chicago yesterday -- especially if, like most Broncos fans, you desperately want Jay Cutler to wind up working as a bouncer at the one strip club of Santa Claus, Indiana. The story went like this: Vikings receiver Bobby Wade went on a podcast in M ... More >>