Early last year, we introduced those of you not already in the know to Denver Circlejerk, a Reddit forum on which users share items ranging from legitimate questions to bizarre non sequiturs that make often make no sense -- probably even to the person who posted them in the first place. We gravitat ... More >>
Tonight the Open Media Foundation will celebrate seven years of independent voices on Denver Open Media -- which not only runs Denver's public-access channels on Comcast, but also provides training and services for non-profits and kids. From the hundreds of nonprofits and thousands of people it work ... More >>
Yesterday, we collected angry tweets from Broncos fans upset about a Comcast outage during the second half of the epic Denver-Dallas game. Our post inspired many readers to share their own frustration over the situation -- but it also prompted the following comment from a reader puzzled by the vitri ... More >>
If the folks at Comcast wanted to maximize hatred and inspire customers to explore satellite delivery, they couldn't have chosen a better time for a cable outage than at halftime of as crazy a Broncos game as any in recent memory -- a 51-48 victory over the Dallas Cowboys not decided until the final ... More >>
Miss your chance to snag some tickets for this weekend's sold-out Lumineers shows at Red Rocks, the first night for Channel 93.3's Big Gig, or the second night, which serves as the band's tour kickoff? There, there. It'll be alright. We've got some news to make you feel better. What's that? Oh, no, ... More >>
Among the documents released yesterday in the Aurora theater shooting case was a wide-ranging inventory of the contents found in accused killer James Holmes's apartment. We've got the complete list below. But among the more interesting items are three video games, none of which are the sort of real ... More >>
We here at Show and Tell receive tips from a lot of strange and surprising places -- including, recently, a laundromat near the Ninth and Corona King Soopers. That's where one eagle-eyed tipster discovered the most oddly specific (and generally glorious) roommate ad we've ever seen. We'll give you a ... More >>
There has been a birdnapping on Bannock Street. Carlos Botran was in a meeting on September 6 at PivotPoint, a web and graphic design business at 1150 Bannock Street, when he believes someone came through the front door and took Alex, a 25-year-old African Grey Parrot who lived at the office and h ... More >>
Imagine receiving a letter from an attorney accusing you of illegally downloading a cinematic classic like, say, The Wadfather or The Man Who Blew Too Much, but offering you a chance not to be accused of this offense in public court for a few thousand bucks. Would you take the deal? Plenty of ... More >>
Kill Syndicate, an outfit that's been helping keep the metal scene thriving for nearly a decade now, has a new video it's hoping to see broadcast on Comcast. In order for that to happen, though, the band's old video for the song "Volition" needs to register enough "likes" on YouTube. Don't kn ... More >>
A list of "The 19 Most Hated Companies in America" in The Atlantic aspires to quantify all the rotten customer service, hidden and excessive fees, broken promises and general consumer aggravation out there. And one Colorado-based company, Dish Network, shows up at No. 18 -- a bit embarrassing ... More >>
For those of you who work from your laptops (ahem), getting an Internet connection is a daily requirement. There are two companies who will provide Internet to your home/apartment here in Denver and a few types of places you're likely to seek out if you're looking to walk out your front door ... More >>
Greeley TribuneWe begin with the drama in Greeley... An Arizona truck driver lost his mind in Greeley and hijacked a Comcast TV truck, which he then drove through the locked gate of a Mormon Bishop's mansion and told the man he was ready to see Jesus. When the cops showed up, the hijacker op ... More >>
Click image to enlarge. Stocked with consoles and video games of all ages, it is easy to get lost inside of Level 7 Games. The laid-back yet helpful staff can answer any question and anticipate a customer's future needs so well that a sense of time can drift away. The picture above shows how ... More >>
A few weeks ago news outlets across the nation, including Westword, reported on what appeared to be the first-ever pot commercial on regular TV, a spot for a California dispensary on Sacramento station KTXL. But as it turns out, irregular TV around Colorado has been running dispensary ads fo ... More >>
That arched eyebrow will pop!After watching HD television for a while, viewers tend to consider standard channels to be hopelessly fuzzy. It's like looking at the world through the bottom of a Coke bottle. So local Comcast spokewoman Cindy Parsons has good news for every subscriber who wishe ... More >>
Englewood's own DISH Network has launched a passionate, if long-shot, effort to stop the blockbuster merger of Comcast and NBC Universal. This morning, in letters addressed to U.S. reps Rick Boucher and Cliff Stearns, as well as to senators Herb Kohl and Orrin Hatch, DISH executive vice pres ... More >>
Snake Rattle Rattle Snake With Treeverb, Cannons Friday, January 22, 2010 hi-dive Better than: Avatar. Seriously, that movie sucks. Cannons opened up the show with a sound reminiscent of Fugazi, Archers of Loaf or any number of early post-punk bands. Bassist Eric Fuller, who also holds do ... More >>
Angela McDonald's skiing accident was life- and career-changing.Members of the medical marijuana industry frequently cringe at the way their community is portrayed in the mainstream media, and that's led to the development of homegrown news operations intended to provide a more accurate portr ... More >>
This is what tonight's Avs game will look like to one blogger.Local blogs: Get 'em while they're hot. An inspired rant by Mile High Hockey's David Driscoll-Carignan, who won't be able to watch tonight's Avs game at home despite buying a pricey hockey package because "the buffoons who run Dir ... More >>
Back again with more great Twits to follow for your burgeoning Twitter feed. As always, follow us at @denverwestword, @cafewestword, @westword_music and @casciato. @ChannelMassive: Gaming is rapidly becoming one of the main pastimes of our society. And since most mainstream media still just ... More >>
Lori MidsonAs reported here a few weeks ago, Colore Pizzeria Moderna, a new pizza and pasta joint at 2700 South Broadway, was supposed to open today, but I just talked with co-owner Caroline Momo-Torres, who says that it's not going to happen. "It's like the last month of pregnancy, you know? I know ... More >>
Personnel at channels 7, 9 and 20 have been hoping against hope that the conversion from analog broadcasting to the digital kind would go off without a hitch -- but my inability to get through to 9News' DTV help line after twenty or thirty tries yesterday morning was an indication of bumps on the in ... More >>
This 2006 Message column "HDNet Gains" profiled HDNet, billionaire Mark Cuban's high-definition television network. At the time, Cuban and his Denver-based partner, Philip Garvin, were thrilled about adding longtime CBS anchor Dan Rather to HDNet's family. But Garvin remained frustrated that the pro ... More >>
What just happened? This stuff. Today in Backbeat Online: • A live review of the Smashing Pumpkins at the Ogden Theatre. • Eric Eyl's Mile High Makeout deals with dead days. • Ozric Tentacles moves to Fort Collins. Today in Cafe Society: • Steuben's toasts the end of Prohibition -- 75 year ... More >>
Joe Euteneuer. Qwest's choice of Joe Euteneuer as its chief financial officer makes sense for the company given its new hire's years of experience as a Comcast executive. But it really makes sense for Euteneuer, who's spent the past six years handling the financial end of things at XM Radio, a sat ... More >>
Your TV is ticking... During this morning's Channel 4 newscast, a message ran across the bottom of the screen in the spot where story updates usually appear -- but there was nothing especially imminent about this far-from-breaking news. The text noted that Channel 4 would be switching to all-digit ... More >>
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Comcast's "Screen to Green TV Recycling Rally," which begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 28 on the Auraria campus (click here for details), is being given a predictably planet-friendly spin. Press materials quote Denver mayor John Hickenlooper lauding the Screen to Green initiative, which is intend ... More >>
A musician and activist unmasks himself and his plans for illegal radio broadcasts.
Doug Bruce stars in the newest reality TV show.
The Colorado Statehouse goes live at 1 p.m. today -- and not a moment too soon. When Speaker Andrew Romanoff, et. al., decided to start broadcasting their sessions (at coloradochannel.net and Comcast's channel 165), they didn't have any idea that they'd be getting a mid-season star: Doug Bruce. "Ou ... More >>
The title says it all. If Denver's had anything like Atlanta Public Access's Alexyss Tylor, I would cancel Comcast in a second. Not like they haven't already canceled it for nonpayment. Not Safe For Work—Don't gamble with your finances. [As seen on Crunk Disorderly] --Crystal Preston-Watson
This debut channel is learning the rules of the game.
What, you mean that you don't have a reality show? Barely a week goes by here at the Westword office without our receiving a press-release alerting us to so-and-so's hot reality show about life in the crazy world of, say, ride-pimping or labia-piercing. So we were surprised that we were not info ... More >>
Deproduction has a plan to save public-access TV in Denver. Good luck.
The end is coming. Are you ready?
Tim Wirth dials in on the telecom wars.
Film buffs can reach for the stars at the Ultimate Film Fanatic competition.