An important piece of the puzzle in Denver's growth as a bike city -- outlined in this week's feature, "On a Roll" -- is the creation of B-cycle, the city's bike-sharing program, which today boasts thousands of annual users. Here, we take you behind the scenes at B-cycle, with a look at some of the ... More >>
.Last night, I was sitting at a picnic bench in the Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, looking past the crowds at Westword's Dish event to Sports Authority Field at Mile High, the site of Barack Obama's acceptance speech for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination on the la ... More >>
Our post about photographer Kim Sidwell, one of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the City of Denver for mass arrests during the 2008 Democratic National Convention spurred a comment from a participant in protests at the DNC and its Republican counterpart. She didn't like what she saw there ... More >>
Signs of recent times.It's been a year since the Democratic National Convention took over this town -- and to mark that anniversary, the Colorado branch of the American Civil Liberties Union has taken two legal actions. In the first, an ACLU lawyer is representing eight people in a suit again ... More >>
As if all the Obama-related crap that was sold at the DNC in Denver wasn't enough, we recently spotted Barackti Chai at the Whole Foods in Boulder. (Tyler Nemkov poured out the story here.) We knew that Obama's face was the new Che, but the new Paul Newman, too?
This morning at the Denver Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau, a group is recapping the DNC's Lean 'N Green program, and starting the discussion on where the project goes from here. Among the talking points: "Lessons learned." First lesson: Do not send a bossy press release announcing a Lean 'N' G ... More >>
The shirt created by the Denver Police union. Channel 4's Brian Maass reports that the Denver Police Protective Association, the union that represents most Denver Police Department personnel, is selling T-shirts that commemorate the protests at the Democratic National Convention in a particularly ... More >>
Read my lips! During mass demonstrations, it's the most extreme and violent incidents that usually garner the most attention. This was certainly true during last month’s Democratic National Convention, when the most heavily covered protest events – by both the mainstream press and the activist ... More >>
Be sure and tip your bartender. Denver city councilman Doug Linkhart tells the Rocky Mountain News that the millions in police gear purchased for the Democratic National Convention might be put to good use in LoDo -- a suggestion that's not exactly a party starter. Granted, he specifically mention ... More >>
Save me. As you may have noticed, this DNC thing is all about drinking and free stuff. The open bars at some delegate-friendly hotels start serving Bloody Marys at 10:30 a.m., and the Dems can hardly sneeze without stumbling on a free shuttle, water bottle, or bike. But as for public service… we ... More >>
Yonder Mountain String band has scored, hands down, the coolest gig of the entire DNC and perhaps its career. Tonight the Nederland-based act will be performing at Invesco prior to Barack Obama's acceptance speech, alongside Stevie Wonder, Sheryl Crow and will.i.am. Don't know how the band managed t ... More >>
The DNC is smashing. I first saw the remains of this unfortunate lil' feller as I moved past the first security checkpoint outside the Pepsi Center early on Tuesday morning -- and when I headed toward the arena on Wednesday after five p.m., he was still there. Way to go, City of Denver officials. ... More >>
Fun, fun, fun. It's never too late to look back on the blogs that were. On Tuesday, Backbeat Online paged through the diary of a DNC party crasher, offered an extensive roundup of new concert announcements and reviewed Cinemocracy Rocks!, featuring sort-of-hometowners Apples in Stereo. Cafe Soci ... More >>
"What have the Democrats done to my brain?" Channel 9 morning anchor Gary Shapiro is usually pretty upbeat about everything. So when he mentioned during a Monday broadcast that his DNC goodie bag wasn't all that, well, good, I was taken aback. After seeing mine, however, I realized he had a point.
The Denver Newspaper Agency building, home to the Denver Post and the Rocky Mountain News. Rumors that one of the two Denver dailies will close after the conclusion of the Democratic National Convention have been running rampant for months -- and they got a considerable boost in July, when Rocky M ... More >>
Look what the Cat coughed up. As the blogs turn. The Cat's Pajamas brings us word of an Equilibrium Clothing sale, plus another of Susan Froyd's Talking Shop offerings -- this one focused on weird DNC-related items like a needle-felting kit to create the Obama seen here. Nothing's more patriotic ... More >>
Hello little girl. Do you like candy? Here's a handy guide to all the great content you may have missed this week on Backbeat Online while you were transfixed by the efforts of one-time glam rocker and convicted child molester Gary Glitter to find a country that will take him in after being release ... More >>
Patriotic people stand at attention when the flag flies. I'm late! I'm late! For some very important blogs! Cafe Society gets in the DNC mood with some naughty cupcakes. Yummy. Meanwhile, The Cat's Pajamas touts a Belleville fall fashion preview and a sale at Frolic boutique, and readies viewers ... More >>
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Letters from the week of 8/21/2008
An image from the Street's Hope website. The hookers are coming. Get your prayer books ready. That’s the mantra of a local Christian group planning to help save sex workers during the Democratic National Convention. Streets Hope, a group dedicated to getting hookers off the streets, claims tha ... More >>
Jared Jacang Maher finds, infiltrates, and gets chased out of the city's DNC protester holding cell -- which, as it turns out, was once deemed unsuitable for voting machines. (People, though? No prob!). Read about his experience on Demver, and check out his pictures on the slide show page.
But the artist's prank doesn't sit well with its targets.
It's still about two months until the Democratic National Convention gets underway in Denver, but you'd never know it from the pages of the Rocky Mountain News. The venerable tab is going to extremes to get the letters "DNC" into every story possible. Note that columnist Penny Parker included pleas ... More >>
Chicago in 1968 was a place of violence and chaos. Some activists would like to re-create those good old days.