Our post about a quadruple stabbing tied to a Rainbow Family gathering highlighted the disconnect between the benign, nature-loving image pushed by members and law-enforcement's concern that the group is populated by plenty of criminals and creeps. Our readers had a variety of opinions on the topic, ... More >>
We all dream of finding fame and fortune in our chosen fields, but when people actually do get rich and famous, they often discover that money can't buy happiness, or love, or whatever it is the Beatles were singing about. What's the answer, then? God? Meditation? E-meter auditing? When musicians ge ... More >>
The best frontmen and women all have something in common. Whether it's their ability to connect with a crowd or the swagger with which they carry themselves, their fashion sense, the intrigue that surrounds them or their reckless disregard for their own well being, they all have that ineffable "it" ... More >>
Five years after Paul Thomas Anderson released his Oscar-winning There Will Be Blood, he finally has another movie coming out -- and this time, he's ready for what will follow. "I've made six movies, and I feel like I'm only just finally figuring out how this business fucking works," Anderson said ... More >>
The Book of Mormon has left town, but as Josiah Hesse shows in his pop history of religious satire, the world's religions have long served as inspiration -- whether the mockery involves Mormons or Scientology.
The Book of Mormon may seem gut-bustingly revolutionary, but creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are building on a tradition of god-mocking that is as old as belief itself, Josiah Hesse reveals in his pop-history of religious satire. From Chaucer and Voltaire to Kevin Smith and Bill Maher, comedian ... More >>
The scene.The website of SouthSide Johnny's in Colorado Springs declares, "It's better to eat at a great bar than drink at a restaurant." But brawls are best avoided anywhere -- and one broke out at the venue during Sunday's wee hours. The result of confrontations between two groups? Three st ... More >>
Big pic below.Update: William Rex Fowler, whose software firm faced ruin in part because he donated around $200,000 to the Church of Scientology, argued that he had been about to kill himself when his partner, Thomas Ciancio, interrupted him -- and wound up with multiple gunshots to the head. ... More >>
The guy who invented Scientology also wrote this.The dark empire of Church of Scientology, well known for its extensive real estate holdings, expanded its reach in Denver yesterday by throwing down $8.5 million in cash money on a new facility to house its secretive minions. Believed by its ad ... More >>
An image from South Park's "The Return of Chef" episode. The August 10 death of Isaac Hayes at age 65 spurred warm statements from individuals throughout the entertainment industry -- but apparently nothing thus far from Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the Coloradans who created South Park, the Comedy ... More >>
Call me daddy. No, really. Here's a convenient and useful guide to all the wonderful content you might have missed this week on Backbeat Online while you were reeling from the shock and disbelief of discovering that Clay Aiken, of American Idol fame, has somehow managed to spawn, and is now a fath ... More >>
Free Cowboy Hats
The Killing of John Lennon examines a murderer.
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
From the week of July 20, 2006
Science and mixology.
A gas station attendant pumps out enlightenment in Peaceful Warrior.
Friday, May 19, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 1-866-455-2263.
It's all relative
From the week of June 20, 2002
Eighty-Six Million Dimes
From the week of November 8, 2001
The cyber-brawl over Scientology spreads to search engines.
From the week of April 27
Look who's talking now.
An anti-Scientology activist claims that the church made him an offer he had to refuse: $12 million.
A web of intrigue surrounds the high-stakes legal brawl between FACTnet and the Church of Scientology.
German immigrant Peter Schmitz, artist to Denver's trust-funders, won't say who killed Greg Lopez. It isn't his only secret.
Or does it? When it comes to Landmark Education corporation, there's no meeting of the minds.
IN THE ONLINE BRAWL OVER SCIENTOLOGY, INTERNET USERS DISCOVER THAT VIRTUAL REALITY BITES BACK.SHOWDOWN IN CYBERSPACE THE BATTLE OVER SCIENTOLOGY'S SECRETS IGNITES A HOLY WAR ON THE INTERNET.