The next four weeks in Denver will see a tsunami of comedy events. There are four killer standups at Comedy Works (Craig Ferguson, Mike Birbiglia, Marc Maron, Kevin Nealon), two comedy festivals (High Plains, Funstival) and the Oddball Comedy Tour (Dave Chapelle, Flight of the Conchords). It's raini ... More >>
These days, there's no shortage of loud, obnoxious jerks on TV getting paid to basically yell at you, but it wasn't always this way. Until Morton Downey Jr. helped pioneer the new age of television hate in the late '80s, the TV landscape was a much more civil place (with a few exceptions, admittedly ... More >>
While reporters at the University of Denver debate weren't actually in the main room where Barack Obama and Mitt Romney battled, part of the fun of being on site is the rapid-fire media tweeting. Given that the debate set Twitter records -- and inspired multiple spoof accounts -- we thought we'd lis ... More >>
So the Broncos' year hasn't started off exactly like we hoped. That's okay: It's a long season. But if you still need some cheering up, you've come to the right place. As longtime fans of the NFL know, Peyton Manning can't say no to a good (and often bad) commercial opportunity. Below are our ten f ... More >>
Big pics below.The Ellie Caulkins Opera House was south of capacity for the Starz Denver Film Festival's closing night feature on Saturday, and that made some degree of sense. After all, the flick being showcased was The Artist, which is both black-and-white and silent. Yet the film, by Frenc ... More >>
Video below.Again this year, Starz Denver Film Festival artistic director Brit Withey is offering his must-see picks for each day of the fest -- including many flicks that movie lovers might otherwise miss amid the flood of silver-screen goodies. Here, he shares his choice for tonight: You'v ... More >>
Donald Trump.Again this year, Starz Denver Film Festival artistic director Brit Withey is offering his must-see picks for each day of the fest -- including many flicks that movie lovers might otherwise miss amid the flood of silver-screen goodies. His choice for today: You've Been Trumped. C ... More >>
Ted Haggard.Disgraced pastor turned media whore Ted Haggard has agreed to appear on Celebrity Wife Swap -- and will trade significant others with Gary Busey. And no, this isn't a post from The Onion. Having failed with his own reality-show attempt, Hag's apparently now open to all comers, as ... More >>
Blair Griffith.Blair Griffith, the Miss Colorado winner who wound up homeless, was featured on 20/20 Friday night following previous PR on the Today show -- so she seemed a lock to seriously compete for the crown at last night's Miss USA pageant. But no: She didn't even make the sixteen-perso ... More >>
Lori MidsonMoments after I'd pulled over to take the above snap, somewhat excited that South Gaylord Street -- the street on which I live -- was getting a new restaurant (and, suggestively, a liquor license), I opened my mail, only to find a full page rant, penned by the South Gaylord Neighbo ... More >>
For The Rock's eyes only.Last week, we got the news that Osama bin Laden had been killed and shortly thereafter, we learned that the news had leaked to a couple of people -- including actor/professional wrestler The Rock -- before the White House informed the press and public. Today, the maj ... More >>
Either way, Donald Trump approves.Admittedly, "Obama" and "Osama" are pretty similar names, so you can understand slipping up a little -- the big difference, really, is that one of them normally gets "president" in front of it, while the other is followed by "Bin Laden." Also, the former woul ... More >>
Gary FaulknerThe death of Osama bin Laden at the hands of an elite American strike team sure put a crimp in the travel plans of Gary Faulkner, the Greeley man detained on the Pakistan-Afghan border last June. Armed with sword and pistol, Faulkner told authorities he'd been hunting the terrori ... More >>
#OMG, they killed #OBL. And finally, tonight, Gary Faulkner can sleep soundly, Samurai swords safely sheathed. We heard "Bin Laden is dead" about 500 times from Wolf Blitzer in about 30 minutes, listened as Geraldo tried to articulate his joy at the death of Usama bin Laden, but the real en ... More >>
Big pic below."Birth Certificate May Be Fake (Poll):" This headline, on a Colorado Springs Gazette editorial that followed President Barack Obama's release of a so-called long-form birth certificate meant to prove once and for all that he was born in the United States, certainly implies that ... More >>
Toxic green, but no pesticide.Crocs, the Niwot-based maker of brightly hued, comfy-ugly clown shoes, has had more than its share of PR disasters, from the hysterical reports of Crocs-shod kids getting toes nipped in escalators to the savage reviews from fashionistas to a wacky endorsement fr ... More >>
Lori MidsonEggs Benedict from Devil's Food As a countdown to the Best of Denver 2010, coming April 1, Cafe Society is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in Denver. Send your own nominations to email@example.com. Number 90: Eggs Benedict from Devil's Food Bakery The fact that I can hop ... More >>
Zocolo DevelopmentA concept drawing of Solera Local developer David Zucker is making a strong case to be crowned Denver's earth-friendly answer to Donald Trump. In May 2008, Zucker's company, Zocolo Development, completed RiverClay in Jefferson Park -- a sixty-unit development that was the first r ... More >>
Photo by John JohnstonDrew Massey and his ManiaTV! staff circa 2005, during much fatter times. The subhead on the July 2005 Message column "Maniacal," about the web-based television network ManiaTV!, posed the question, "Is ManiaTV! the future, or a new version of the past?" -- and founder Drew Mas ... More >>
Barack Obama spilled way past 60 Minutes talking about the economy last night, and there's still plenty of talk to come. Trump University is in session, offering four days of classes on how you can "make a fortune" in real estate; today's are at 1 and 6 p.m. at the Westin Westminster; tomorrow's ... More >>
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