As the Democratic National Convention gets under way in Charlotte today, it's impossible not to recall Denver's time in the spotlight as the host of the 2008 DNC -- and contemplate its role as a key swing state in this campaign. Dick Wadhams was the chair of the Colorado Republican Party in 2008, w ... More >>
Glenn and Mark: together again. Glenn Spagnuolo and Mark Cohen -- they're baaaaaack. Yes, the two local lefties behind Re-create 68 -- whose Weather Underground rhetoric and overblown protest predictions before the Democratic National Convention allowed the Denver Police Department to work ... More >>
The original "We'll Beat You Again" flyer.This week marks the one-year anniversary of the Democratic National Convention, an event that made Denver the center of the media universe for several unforgettable days. To mark the occasion, we'll be offering selected flashbacks of Westword coverage ... More >>
The big news: Barack Obama is coming back to Denver, the town where he accepted the Democratic nomination on August 28, and where now, as president, he will now sign the $787 billion stimulus bill on Tuesday, February 17 at the Museum of Nature & Science (conveniently vetted by the Secret Service be ... More >>
The inauguration ceremonies for President Obama seem to have gone smoothly yesterday, with no arrests and only a few small logistical mishaps reported. Quite a feat, considering the record two million people who flooded into Washington for the event. It all serves to illustrate the ways local and n ... More >>
An image from abortion protests on the 16th Street Mall. Denver's 16th Street Mall is generally a pretty happy place, from what I've seen. And why not? What's not to love about a street where you can max out all four of your credit cards on shit you really don't need before taking down a Cheesecak ... More >>
A photo of DNC protester Alicia Forrest about to be shoved to the ground by a Denver Police officer. So the Denver Police officer who was captured on Rocky Mountain News videotape -- and in Westword photos like the one here -- roughly shoving CodePink protester Alicia Forrest to the ground during ... More >>
Does Uncle Sam really want you to vote? Voter registration drives have descended on Denver in the last few months. You can now find eager young volunteers tempting you with voter applications at Whole Foods, at the corner of Colfax and Broadway, even in line for ice cream at Liks. These foot sold ... More >>
SkyNet may or may not be back. Those fearing the coming apocalypse were surely not happy when Denver officials unveiled SkyNet, a giant LED screen strapped to the side of the Colorado Convention Center that would broadcast videos during the Democratic National Convention -- and that, for some reas ... More >>
Denver was still drunk on the success of the Democratic National Convention yesterday morning when suddenly, the party was over. Speculation that Alaska governor Sarah Palin would be the surprise pick for the Republican vice-presidential nomination pushed the DNC out of the national spotlight on all ... More >>
Who knows how to party? The Ohio delegation knows how to party. That’s right, the lucky Buckeyes got what I think is the best draw in the city with their delegates, staff, families, fixers, riggers, middlemen and hangers-on lodged in the Curtis Hotel at 14th and Curtis streets, right in the midd ... More >>
Restaurants across Denver have been booked for real political parties during the DNC. All the usual suspects -- the Capital Grille, the Buckhorn Exchange, Dixons -- have been contracted, and in some cases closed, for private events. And then there are the unusual suspects. Yesterday, I was stunned ... More >>
An escape hatch? Is this an episode of Lost? Bloggin' -- on a Wednesday afternoon. Demver reveals the existence of a secret escape tunnel at the detention facility protestors have dubbed "Gitmo on the Platte." Egad! Anarchists on the loose! Also on tap: ten suggested songs to play as Barack Obama ... More >>
Sorry -- Hillary's already spoken for at the DNC. So you didn't get a ticket to Barack Obama's acceptance speech? You had one other chance to attend -- by connecting with Hillary Clinton, who was offering choice seats at the Invesco Field at Mile High spectacle and her own DNC address at the Pepsi ... More >>
And stay out! In an August 15 blog about my wife being rejected for Barack Obama acceptance-speech tickets despite having registered for them within fifteen minutes of former Denver mayor Federico Peña announcing, "It's first come, first served," I promised to eat some of my accusatory words if m ... More >>
Don't hate Robert Smith because he's beautiful... Blogmania: catch it! There's been some kind of blog explosion over at Backbeat Online today. Cast your gaze upon live reviews of Rx Bandits and the Pseudo Dates; a slideshow of Machine Gun Blues' swan song; news of Sleeper Horse's drummer search; ... More >>
Why can't we all just get along? Oh, and stop throwing poo and pee at one another.
There are rumors circulating around Denver that you can make money renting out your home during the week of the Democratic National Convention in August. Serious money. And serious rumors, considering that Bill Clarke of the Rocky Mountain News had a piece about exactly that on June 22. As evidence ... More >>
The jury is out on Denver's courts, while airline fees are a Mile High and rising.
The Alliance for Real Democracy splits from Re-create '68.
If youre buying what the Dems are selling, this gift guide is for you.
On a walking tour of Denver, Unconventional Action makes plans for the Democratic National Convention.
Colorado Republican leader Dick Wadhams thinks the 2008 Democratic National Convention will help his party, too.
Kissing off a year of six-minute smooches and sex-toy cigars.