No matter how sensitive the University of Denver is these days, it keeps getting spanked. First, the school got bashed by boosters of Denver Boone, the onetime Pioneer mascot. Then some loyalists griped about a commission to investigate the role of John Evans, the territorial governor who founded th ... More >>
On Wednesday, the University of Denver will host this election's first presidential debate -- and the first of its kind in Denver. DU has been getting ready for its close-up for months, and the stakes are high for both the school and the candidates. If the night is a success, no matter which candida ... More >>
Don't be fooled: There is plenty of meat in Courting Condi, the unique undercover-muckraking biopic about the imaginary romance between an obsessed musician (now-adult child star Devin Ratray, best known for his role as big brother Buzz in Home Alone, who plays himself) and former Secretary of State ... More >>
While White House Press Secretary and former Colorado resident Dana Perino (for Michael Roberts's profile, see "New Forecast") fields hundreds of questions from a ravenous Washington press corps every day on subjects that span the globe, her father, Leo Perino, took questions from Westword during a ... More >>
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Cinemocracy Rocks! Monday, August 25, 2008 Red Rocks Amphiteatre Better than: Rocking in the free world. Near the end of Alan Dominguez’s film, Cinema (Dem)ocracy, a guy said, “Voting is like peeing the ocean. It doesn’t make much difference, but you really feel good having done it.” Of ... More >>
Condoleeza Rice. So on August 21, four days before the start of the Democratic National Convention, Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice says the United States and Iraq have agreed that timetables should be set for U.S. troop withdrawl from the wartorn country, and major news agencies are reporting ... More >>
A new musical -- aptly titled Iraq War, the Musical! -- attempts to make sense of the nonsense our current administration is spouting. We caught up with director Paul Cross to ask him about his singing, dancing extravaganza. Westword (Amber Taufen): How did you come up with the idea for this produc ... More >>
The late Timber Dick's children are carrying on a brilliant family legacy that includes Nancy Dick and Tom Lantos.
Like all eleven of the children in the Tillemann-Dick household featured in a July 10 Westword cover story, 24-year-old Charity Sunshine followed her bliss – right into opera, in her case. A graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, she’s recently been studyi ... More >>
A More Messages blog from January 30 includes an e-mail Q&A with Ward Churchill, who responded to a query about the dropping of charges against one of his supporters over an episode involving Boulder Daily Camera reporter Heath Urie. However, the final section of the communique was temporarily omitt ... More >>
The item in the October 11 Westword advancing author Carl Bernstein’s appearance at the LoDo Tattered Cover on Monday, October 15, contains only a few snippets from the wide-ranging Q&A reproduced below. During his conversation with Westword, All the President’s Men co-author Bernstein proved t ... More >>
Breaking out of the pack of Iraq war docs, No End in Sight devastates.
Thomas Gibbons keeps the race conversation going.
From the bayou to Boulder, Michael Brown's had a heckuva year.
Fast reviews of recent releases
Diana DeGette gets played, not laid, on The Colbert Report.
Give this guy the bum's rush.
Ancient Jerry Rice could lend a mythic touch to the Broncos offense.
Laura Flanders lays it on the White House women.
Arular (XL Recordings)
John Madden creates signs of the times.
Along for the ride on the Silver City Express.
The Revolution Starts...Now (Artemis)
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Artist's vision has a global spectrum
Brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
The arrival of a new editor shakes things up at the Denver Post.
Old soldiers never die