Amendment 64's passage has energized marijuana opponents like Christine Tatum. An ex-journalist and wife of addiction specialist Dr. Christian Thurstone, Tatum recently went after yours truly for, among other things, failing to contact Thurstone for a post featuring one of his critics. Since then, T ... More >>
As the Colorado legislature continues to debate gun-control proposals (and Republicans attempt to counter by attacking a Democratic rep for his comments about rape), we're hearing about a mom's decision to turn in Richard Lancaster, her mentally ill son, who allegedly managed to collect an arsenal o ... More >>
Metal is often stereoptyped as being a violent genre. And while violence is a indeed a common theme in the lyrics of many bands -- and granted, even the concept of mosh pits is violent -- when you combine that with the violence we're all exposed to in movies, TV and video games, it's easy for metal- ... More >>
Sam Granillo.There was a time when you could hardly turn on the TV without seeing the footage over and over: terrified teens fleeing the school with hands in the air, running past the bodies of slain classmates; SWAT teams smashing windows; the badly wounded young man who fell out of the libr ... More >>
Kristin Hermeler.Update: The Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office has released surveillance footage and photos of Kristin and Candice Hermeler, Australian twins who acted out a suicide pact at the Family Shooting Center; Kristin died, while Candice was gravely wounded but survived. The footage ce ... More >>
Tavis Smiley has a new take on Columbine.More than a decade after the attack on Columbine, the high school's name remains a buzz word -- and an infinitely flexible one. Example: Public Broadcast Service talk-show host Tavis Smiley used the massacre as an example of violence done by Christian ... More >>
The photo and message atop Tom Mauser's ad (click to enlarge).Last year marked the tenth anniversary of the shootings at Columbine High School -- the sort of round number the media can't resist. As such, there were a number of notable commemorations, including the release of two books on the ... More >>
Photo by John JohnstonBrian Rohrbough. A report about the tenth anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School that was originally slated to run on Oprah's April 20 program, but host Oprah Winfrey ordered it yanked at the last minute. In a statement, Winfrey says she made the decision because ... More >>
There have been other school shootings in the ten years since Columbine, horror scenes with even bigger body counts. But for some reason, Columbine is the crime that resonates; "Columbine" is the word that keeps getting repeated in the tales of similar plots -- some carried out, some foiled. It w ... More >>
From the week of May 12, 2005
Out of the Box
The University of Colorado led the way in 2004 -- straight to hell.
Rubber Planet is Out There, which is just where it wants to be.
Colorado's ailing, but the good doctor doesn't have a cure.
Twenty-four hours inside Denver radio: A survivor's story.
Taking a Leak
Michael Moore's gun-culture study uncovers fear itself.
Meet taxidermy's hair Jordan, the man who brings dead animals to life.
Time magazine subscription salesman
Elvis is dead -- but Columbine lives on.
Leopold and Loeb's "perfect" crime gets a provoking yet slightly flawed presentation.
From the week of July 19, 2001
From the week of June 21, 2001
Gangs steal firearms to build their arsenals -- and gun laws don't stop them.
This year started not with a bang, but with a whimper.
MDFMK's Sascha Konietzko on controversy, scapegoating and Columbine.
From the week of May 25
From the week of May 11.
From the week of April 20
The ESPNing of America is being felt in Denver.
Look who's talking now.
KMGH's general manager gives viewers a piece of her mind.
Peter Boyles does some fast talking regarding his on-air speculation about the Emily Johnson murder.
Colorado sports went on a downhill slide in '99.
WB2 joins in on morning madness.
The wheels of justice keep spinning in Jeffco.
Radio personalities that really go the distance.
Bill Johnson doesn't let the truth get in the way of a good story.
Krist Novoselic has more to talk about than his days in Nirvana.
The toughest executive in Denver radio pleads his case.
Is that a five-inch-thick ordinance in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?