Crappy Razr photo by Michael RobertsSpike Lee, with relish.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 ... More >>
Friday and Saturday, January 30 and 31, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.
No one's in the driver's seat. Last week, Denver City Councilman Charlie Brown reported that 38 of the hybrids donated for use during the Democratic National Convention were missing. He'd heard that from Paul Lhevine of the Denver 2008 Convention Host Committee at a convention recap on Friday, S ... More >>
The assembled multitude. The human rainbow in evidence throughout the Democratic National Convention events in Denver didn't exactly stretch over the Jefferson County Fairgrounds today, where Alaska governor and Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin spoke. I saw precisely three Africa ... More >>
SkyNet doesn't have a tumah. Something fishy has been going on with SkyNet, the giant LED video screen that was installed on the side of the Colorado Convention Center several weeks ago, and we’re not just talking about the fact that it seemed to be named after the world-destroying computer from ... 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 >>
Frankly, I would have preferred David Lee Roth. Lucky thing for the Republicans that Sarah Palin became a media sensation during her Republican National Convention spotlight address. After all, John McCain proved with his acceptance remarks last night that he's not among the country's most scintil ... More >>
On the off chance you're feeling nostalgic for the Democratic National Convention -- or, more likely, have six hours of Cubical Hell you're looking to kill -- we spent the morning perusing the videos at TheDailyShow.com and came up with the five best bits from the Daily Show's stay in Denver. Enjoy. ... More >>
Minty fresh. The Denver Mint, which was shuttered last week during the Democratic National Convention (allegedly to conduct “inventory”), was back in business Tuesday, September 2. Too bad its employees missed one of the most ridiculous chapters in the soon-to-be closed book on the convention ... More >>
Elvis has left the building -- the hard way. After Hillary Clinton moved that the delegates at the Democratic National Convention make Barack Obama the Dems' presidential candidate by acclimation, the throng outside MSNBC's headquarters behind Union Station erupted in applause. After watching them ... More >>
As you can see, the elephant is topless. Amid MSNBC's coverage of the Wednesday roll call of votes at the Democratic National Convention, a truck affiliated with a conservative organization -- I didn't catch the name -- rolled up to the curb opposite the net's headquarters to deliver the message, ... More >>
Please give generously. Seen on Market Street en route to the Democratic National Convention festivities at the Pepsi Center on Wednesday. Hope everything worked out for this guy -- because clearly, the people of the Big Easy have suffered enough. -- Michael Roberts
"Type faster, damn you." The Democratic National Convention press room was located deep in the guts of the Pepsi Center, and when I stopped by on Wednesday afternoon, nearly every seat was occupied -- and no one seemed to be having the slightest fun. It reminded me of the scene from The Producers ... More >>
Bloggers of the world, unite. The so-called "bloggers lounge" at the Pepsi Center during the Democratic National Convention, which I got a chance to eyeball on Wednesday, was a small room accessible through a door in the press room. The space was small, poorly lit, and had an ugly couch in one cor ... 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 >>
The forbidden entrance -- from the other side. Walking down to the Pepsi Center, I came upon an open gate leading to Braun's, the restaurant that's been taken over by Fox News for the run of the Democratic National Convention. A reporter, accompanied by a staffer, was passing through it as I appro ... 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 >>
The San Francisco Mime Troupe thinks
Channel 4's Rich Sallinger. It didn't take long for Channel 4 investigator Rich Sallinger's report about a warehouse where police plan to take protesters if there are mass arrests at the Democratic National Convention to move beyond the station's website. Alex Jones, a filmmaker and talk-show host ... More >>
Rage Against the Machine. Praise blog. Backbeat Online has the lineup for a free show featuring none other than Rage Against the Machine that's slated to take place during the Democratic National Convention, plus a downloadable tune by the Fire Drills and John Common's tribute to his Mr. T talkin ... More >>
From disappearing mailboxes to locking fire hydrants, security is starting to tighten for the Democratic National Convention. See photos, and other DNC coverage, at Westword's convention blog, Demver.
Only you can prevent poo at the Democratic National Convention. Do your duty and sign the Denver Doo-Doo Accord over at the Demver blog.
Books, maps, tickets and more abound at this fair.
Cruise to Demver, Westword's DNC blog, to see Adam Cayton-Holland's guide to surviving the Democratic National Convention. There's a boot, there's beer in a boot, and there's a dude in cut-off jean shorts. So there's pretty much something for everyone.
The Alliance for Real Democracy splits from Re-create '68.
Right-wing radio rabble rouser Rush Limbaugh may be “dreaming of riots in Denver,” but we’re dreaming of Rush in the middle of those riots, covered in pepper spray, wrists tied together with plastic police cuffs, a baggie full of Oxycontin hanging part way out of his pocket. At the moment, tho ... More >>