Wednesday, March 13, Marquis Theater, 866-468-7621.
The defining narrative of American politics since the turn of the millennium seems to be that 'We the people' are screwed no matter who gets elected. Elect a Republican: We engage in pre-emptive war, the national deficit skyrockets, and we sacrifice education and infrastructure investment. Elect a D ... More >>
Since it opened six years ago, Rockbar has been a hipster hangout -- the go-to place for Hollywood celebs during the Democratic National Convention, but also a regular stop for people out and about on the weekend, or who're just looking for a place to park (the All-Inn that holds Rockbar has a lot - ... More >>
Ted Kennedy died a year to the day after what was arguably his last big spotlight day on the American political stage -- his speech at the Democratic National Convention in Denver mere months after being diagnosed with brain cancer. Rewatching his address, it's clear that an unexpectedly robust Ken ... More >>
About a week after Barack Obama was elected, conservative Denverite Dave Griebling set in motion a T-shirt idea that he says had been percolating since last August's Democratic National Convention. Riffing off Shepard Fairey's famous HOPE design, Griebling came up with his own catchy slogan: HOPE Yo ... More >>
As you've probably heard, MediaNews Group head and de facto Denver Post owner Dean Singleton is hoping to save $20 million in wages by tinkering with a union agreement not due to expire until March 2010. At least you did if you read our December 15 blog "Denver Newspaper Guild Almost Mum on Renegoti ... More >>
Click here or on the cartoon thumbnail to see a larger image; it'll take a few seconds. The city of Denver was so busy playing host to the Democratic National Convention this year that it didn't even have time to make any plans for its own sesquicentennial celebration. That leaves the preparations ... More >>
Shortly after this edition of Westword went to press with my follow on the mauling of murals before the Democratic National Convention, Sean Rice, the proprietor of Orange Cat Studios, finally got a call from the city in response to his complaint that Denver Partners Against Graffiti had wiped out a ... More >>
Ted Koppel rolled with Bobby Lentell (left) and other Denver pedicabbers. While Denver’s pedicab community may not have been part of the official "green extravaganza" planned for the Democratic National Convention last week, the environmentally friendly three-wheeled vehicles still ended up maki ... 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 >>
Scoot the Vote benefits Denvers Road Home.
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 >>
"When we pose, pretend like you're my best friend." In the midst of the ridiculous line to the Pepsi Center on Tuesday night, I found myself standing alongside none other than British-born comedian John Oliver, a correspondent for The Daily Show With Jon Stewart who I'd just enjoyed at the first o ... 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.
Tharin Gartrell. In the 8 p.m. half hour on Monday, shortly before Michelle Obama took the stage at the Pepsi Center for the climactic speech of the Democratic National Convention's first day, Channel 4 ran an onscreen crawl about arrests in a possible assassination plot. And during its 10 p.m. ne ... More >>
Olivia Liang. It's easy for locals to get cynical about the forthcoming Democratic National Convention, what with the Obama speech ticketing controversy, revelations about protester holding cells and so on. But there are plenty of people heading to Denver with high hopes for making the world a bet ... More >>
"It's the Mile high city. Get it? High!" Fox & Friends hosts Steve Doocy, Gretchen Carlson and Dave Briggs don't want delegates showing up at the Democratic National Convention thinking they'll be able to reenact favorite scenes from Pineapple Express. During this morning's broadcast, they noted t ... 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 >>
"I'm pretty sure there's a lot more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking." Wait a second. Is that Barack Obama striking the famous "Blue Steel" pose perfected by Derek Zoolander? Pretty damn close -- and it's all thanks to the artistry of one Ron Keas, who's whipped up a sl ... More >>
Representatives of Re-create 68, Denver CopWatch and other activist groups can't be too happy with the artist who punked them with a flyer and e-mail message pretending to threaten violent retribution against protest groups at the Democratic National Convention -- the subject of this July 10 More Me ... More >>
The first hit for the word "Denver" on Google News early July 10? An offer to get the hell out of town. "Denver Residents Can Flee the City During the DNC" is actually a press release from TheSociety.com, the Internet home of the Society of Leisure Enthusiasts, a Colorado-based firm specializing in ... More >>
Suspicions confirmed: Early on July 7, the Democratic National Convention Committee announced that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama will deliver his acceptance speech on August 28 at Invesco Field at Mile High. Look below for the DNCC's official press release and or click her ... More >>
The Daily Show, the Comedy Central staple starring Jon Stewart, will be staging programs at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Denver during the Democratic National Convention in August, and while it's usually free to attend such tapings, a couple of locals seem ready to ... More >>
The National Performing Arts Convention acts up.
It's not easy being green, especially for the trees on the Auraria Parkway, which are being replanted — again.
Launched in 2004, AM 760, the local Clear Channel branch's foray into progressive talk, has never earned especially robust ratings. But the company has stuck with the format far longer than many radio observers expected, and the station will be around for quite a while more if morning host Jay Marvi ... More >>
Denver needs to raise a total of $55 million before the DNC hits town next August. And then there are the real challenges...
Chicago in 1968 was a place of violence and chaos. Some activists would like to re-create those good old days.
Unconventional Action hopes to see the largest gathering of anarchists in American history in Denver next year.
The Downtown Denver Partnership wants your ideas to gussy up Block 162, since most of the block will remain unoccupied for foreseeable future while Evan Makovsky decides what to build on it. And we can't have an entire city block looking like Ground Zero on September 12 when the Democratic National ... More >>
Diana DeGette gets played, not laid, on The Colbert Report.