Coloradans have always loved our state's flag. And in recent years, the image has become more iconic than ever, popping up on hipster T-shirts and products of every description as a shorthand way of declaring state pride. So we were shocked -- shocked! -- to discover that on Ranker's list of the be ... More >>
Stephen Colbert, as a real human being, is useless to us. Yes, that's a very selfish thing to say, but we all know it's true. When he's stepped out of character in the past for interviews on Fresh Air or Meet the Press, it's mildly interesting, but it's interesting in the same way that it was intere ... More >>
Earlier this week, we asked if the CU Buffs and the CSU Rams could get past their first matchups in the annual NCAA men's basketball tournament. In the case of the Buffs, the answer was a sometimes resounding, sometimes nerve-racking but ultimately thrilling "yes" via a 68-64 victory over highly tou ... More >>
On December 23, Occupy Denver quietly celebrated three months of loud, tense and occasionally fiery statements downtown. In that time span, the local chapter of the national movement has kept busy -- and kept Westword busy -- with stories that change not just daily, but hourly. If you've been follow ... More >>
It seems like bad dads have a way of ending up as shmucks on a regular basis. But moms have their fair share of problems, too. Just ask the two who were cited this week for making the rest of the moms out there look like saints.
Muhammad Ali Hasan. GOP Senate hopeful Jane Norton surely expected to outrage Dems with her video attacking "liberals in Washington" for being soft on terror. But when the founder of Muslims For Bush denounces your tactics as stupid race-baiting, maybe it's time to re-evaluate. "Nothing has ... More >>
Theme parties serve many essential purposes, adding an element of the theatrical to drinking in your backyard, allowing your inner creativity and Cher wig to flow, and providing an excuse to wear spandex pants (or no pants' no one judges at a theme party). Looking to go beyond the Ugly Sweat ... More >>
Photo by Meg LankerWilliam Ayers in front of the Cheney Center. Sorry, Dick.Tuesday, a U.S. District Court judge ruled a speech by controversial professor William Ayers that the University of Wyoming tried to ban should go forward. It was a victory for Denver attorney David Lane and UW stude ... More >>
Update, 3:45 p.m.: Ward Churchill has responded to the use of his name and image in Tom Lucero's campaign commercial -- and Lucero's camp has responded to the response. Get fresh info below the original item. Former CU regent Tom Lucero is running for Congress -- and in his first campaign spot, vi ... More >>
"Do you believe in waterboarding?" The question was not from President Barack Obama or former vice president Dick Cheney, who are all over the news today for their comments on torture and terrorism yesterday. It was posed by former senator Gary Hart, who long before 9/11 was warning of the troub ... More >>
This ominous video appeared in YouTube in late December. It was a response to one posted a few months earlier by New Jersey-based superhero Phantom Zero (yes, there are flesh-and-blood crime fighters out there; for proof, check out "The Astounding Adventures of the Wall Creeper, Colorado's Own Super ... More >>
Well, the deadline for the big television conversion to digital is only a month away and I missed my shot at getting the government vouchers for the converter box. Last week, the Commerce Department announced they had hit the $1.34 billion funding limit set by Congress for the coupon program, which ... More >>
It was just ten short years ago that Beanie Babies were all the rage, Coors Field was only three years old, torture was something that other countries did, and the Internets, well they were still just the World Wide Web. All four of these things came together in perfect harmony, however, shortly af ... More >>
"The buck stops here." President Truman's famous line, embedded there on his desk for all to see, lingers still today. Specifically, in the presidency of George W. Bush. Not in the sense that W. embraced that philosophy. On the contrary, he seems to have been eager to pass that buck back down ... More >>
This week, Joel Warner gives us some insight as to what it's like to be a part-time stay-at-home dad and a full-time neurotic obessessive with fantasies of prehistoric predators eating his young. Read his feature about the baby products industry here. Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday: The doctorâ ... More >>
To all those whoâ€™ve been rallying around the Rockiesâ€™ mythical performance, I have to hand it to you. Maybe even give you a pat on the head. Nice job. Really. Youâ€™re cute. You see, Iâ€™m a Red Sox fan. Not even a top-echelon fanatic; a minor devotee in the cult of Yawkey Way. But that still m ... More >>
The item in the October 11 Westword advancing author Carl Bernsteinâ€™s appearance at the LoDo Tattered Cover on Monday, October 15, contains only a few snippets from the wide-ranging Q&A reproduced below. During his conversation with Westword, All the Presidentâ€™s Men co-author Bernstein proved t ... More >>
American Dreamz' nation of idiots lands a little close to home.
A new documentary targets the military-industrial complex.
Jenny Lewis takes a break from Rilo Kiley with a solo experiment.
Masalaa makes good food that happens to be good for you.
Let the good times -- and the good food -- roll at Lucile's.
Topdog/Underdog grapples with inner-city grit.
Organizers unleash a pre-election film frenzy titled Take Back Democracy.
The Bush-Kerry contest is a sporting one.
Witches take the stage to help beat Bush
The Bushies damn themselves in the wrenching Fahrenheit 9/11.
Happy trailers to you
Out of the frying pan and into the fire
In search of the pike that got away.
Colorado could be courting a winner in the NCAA Tournament.
A tale of two Arnolds
Bovine's Vampire creates a comedic cosmos.
The media's massive buildup to battle makes war seem almost anti-climactic.
Students ruffle Auraria's tradition of apathy.
The Denver Newspaper Agency has combined the city's dailies into a one-two punch.
The envelope, please
Web-radio legislation gets tangled in politics.
Clear Channel takes on all comers, including the largest ratings service in the country.
The proliferation of polling is burying us in numbers. Do they mean anything?
Alternative rockers are getting behind Alternative Radio.
Red Rocks has Friends in high places.