For the little bit of time I spent living in New York City, there were many times when I found myself homesick for Colorado. The only things that seemed to quell the unnecessary self-sorrow were trips to Target and McDonald's. Those places were reminders of my somewhat suburban American existence, a ... More >>
Denver blog posts served up spicy. Colorado Pols thinks Michael Hancock's criticism of the Obama campaign at the Democratic National Convention was a boneheaded political move. Denver PR Blog examines the language of the DNC as depicted in infographic form. Denver Frank: Smoke meth and hail Satan ... More >>
Get ready, get set, insert foot in mouth. Here are some of the quotes that made us laugh, cry or just scratch our head in disbelief. "Riots in Denver at the Democrat Convention would see to it we don't elect Democrats. And that's the best damn thing (that) could happen for this country as fa ... More >>
Journalists are an unusual bunch. We complain about our godawful pay and long hours, but we also live for such things. We make fun of all the self-indulgent and pointless press awards we constantly bestow upon each other, but if we don't get any ourselves, we quietly mope for weeks. And while we spe ... More >>
Russell Means. Columbus Day protests are an annual staple in Denver. But Saturday's drizzly, arrest-free version was a calmer-than-usual affair, since folks like Glenn Spagnuolo decided in advance to dial down the confrontation for fear of overtaxing lawyers up to their necks in post-Democratic Na ... More >>
In case you strategically blocked it from your memory, the Obama campaign has produced a fourteen-minute behind-the-scenes video from the Democratic National Convention in Denver. Propaganda, obviously, but there's some fun stuff in here. -- Joe Tone
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 >>
Penny Parker. The Democratic National Convention was manna from heaven for gossip columnists like the Rocky Mountain News' Penny Parker. Instead of having to give the bold-face-print treatment to low-profile radio personalities, local TV types or socialites about whom few in the general public kno ... More >>
I got to know the back of this car very, very well. Getting into the Jefferson County Fairgrounds for Sarah Palin's speech there today was a snap. Volunteers were extremely well organized, particularly given that the bash was originally supposed to be a pancake breakfast for 1,000 people, not an a ... More >>
The Outlets at Castle Rock. Hadn't been to the Outlets at Castle Rock for quite a while -- and my visit on Labor Day offered an indication of just how vibrant (or not) the retail economy is in these parts right now. I'd estimate that approximately a third of the spaces in the sprawling complex are ... More >>
By this morning, most of the big names from the Democratic National Convention, Hollywood and the traveling press will have packed up their bags and headed for home (or the Twin Cities for the Republican National Convention). But for those of you who just aren’t quite ready to let it go, you’ve ... More >>
Choo choo. MSNBC's headquarters for the Democratic National Convention can be found behind Union Station, which may explain why it looks disturbingly like part of Disneyland's Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. During the first Denver taping of The Daily Show during convention week, host Jon Stewart r ... More >>
"How do you spell 'lunatic'?" The funniest thing about the scene from Wednesday captured here? Not the costume of the guy on the right. No, the most amusing part was that the reporter was seriously interviewing His Holiness as if he was an expert on church abuse. Then again, the journalist's confu ... 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 >>
Look what they found. Upon entering the Pepsi Center on Wednesday, I tried to rendezvous with Westword cartoonist Kenny Be, who was working in the bloggers lounge, located in a part of the venue I hadn't visited the day before. This attempt took me into the bowels of the building, which served as ... More >>
Here's to what ales you! I’ve heard of at least four Colorado beers that have been brewed specifically for the Democratic National Convention and the election season in general – something that took a lot of forethought, since brewing beer is a lengthy process. As a sucker for politics, seas ... More >>
Get your support on at Unity Dance 08.
Garbage gets new life at Translations Gallery.
No need to slog through the blogs. Just click around below. The Cat's Pajamas parses the Fabric Lab sign that reads "BUY LOCAL BITCHES!" and investigates the inexplicable popularity of wearing winter hats in the summer heat. Would you like your brain broiled or poached? Demver marks the one-month p ... More >>
Watch The Hot L Baltimore in the Barth lobby.
What with all the history being made in Denver these days, it's not surprising that Mayor John Hickenlooper might lose track. On July 9, the city celebrated the hundredth anniversary of the Auditorium Theatre -- which had opened on July 8, 1908, just in time for that year's Democratic National Conve ... More >>
Two weeks ago, the Denver dailies and TV newscasts were full of stories about an early Sunday morning shooting in LoDo -- only six blocks, or eight blocks, or ten blocks (depending on who was doing the counting) from where the Democratic National Convention will convene at the end of August. Would t ... More >>
So you think you've seen every new Westword blog simply by visiting The Latest 'Word? Think again. Backbeat Online leads with shocking news about the death of 22-year-old Tickle Me Pink bassist Johnny Schou (pictured), whose body was found on the very day the group's much-anticipated new album came ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Steve Meyer wants to sell pedicabs to the world — but is the world willing to go along for the ride?
Cinemocracy brings the filmmaking to the people.
In the recent past, relatively few journalists had a burning desire to participate in Colorado's caucuses during presidential election years -- or even to cover them. After all, these sessions generally happened long after presumptive nominees had been determined in both major parties, making the ti ... More >>
Letters from the week of 11/8/2007