In his heyday, Montgomery Chitty was a prominent Aspen resident and pal of area celebrities such as the late Hunter S. Thompson and Ed Bradley. Lately, however, he's been hanging out with inmates, owing to his conviction in relation to a cocaine operation that ran between Aspen and L.A. for years - ... More >>
Editor's note: With Peyton Manning's regular-season debut for the Broncos set for Sunday, we offer this (hilarious) (and helpful!) Peyton primer by Melanie Asmar that first appeared last March. Hello, Denver sports noobs. Perhaps you've heard of a new man-about-town named Peyton Manning. No, no -- ... More >>
Hello, Denver sports noobs. Perhaps you've heard of a new man-about-town named Peyton Manning. No, no -- he's not the guy who won Project Runway All Stars. He's a football player. A quarterback. In other words, Peyton Manning is the new Tim Tebow. Except less overtly Christian and better at doing t ... More >>
Marilyn Musgrave's political career rose from the dead last week, as the former Colorado congresswoman and current director of the Susan B. Anthony List's Votes Have Consequences project campaigned for the election of Doug Hoffman, the Conservative Party candidate running for the 23rd Congres ... More >>
Wednesday, December 10, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497.
Sam Waterston and Fred Thompson in the L&O glory days. Was it just a year ago -- it feels like decades -- that Fred Thompson finally officially entered the Republican race for president on September 5, 2007? After all the slow, coy buildup to that announcement, Thompson's campaign fell flat, and ... More >>
Dixie Chicks not ready to make nice... or get dressed, evidently, on the cover of Enterainment Weekly. Okay, so last night I was sitting around watching the RNC as Fred Thompson was offering up an impassioned screed about the character of John McCain, citing the unbelievable torture he endured duri ... More >>
The Q&A below starring Roots drummer Ahmir ?uestlove Thompson, whose band opens for Westword profile and Q&A subject Erykah Badu, represented a first for yours truly. Never before had I conducted an interview with an artist who spent the first portion of the conversation on a treadmill. But Thompson ... More >>
The February 14 Message column examined the problems local media types have had of late getting their hands on Denver Police Department reports, as well as a new high-tech system designed to address the difficulties. Since then, the DPD has done a decent job of e-mailing lists of offenses to reporte ... More >>
Ali Hasan is young, rich and brash, and plans to follow in his parents' political footsteps cowboy boots and all.
In 1988, Westword published its fifth Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from the Best Band (the Subdudes, just going national) to the Best Hungry Young Band (Big Head Todd and the Monsters, long before they started singing Hillary Clinton’s song) to the Best H ... More >>
Colorado Republican leader Dick Wadhams thinks the 2008 Democratic National Convention will help his party, too.
Here's a brief look at some of the items America is desperate to learn about today: iPhone rebate In conjunction with the just-announced $200 price drop on the iPhone, Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced a $100 rebate for people that picked one up in the short time it was available before the price cut. ... More >>
Well, at least the ones his manager saw fit to ask.
In lieu of the usual Q&A connected to a Backbeat profile, here's something different, and more than a little crazoid: an audio interview conducted with O.G. rapper Ice-T by his manager, Jorge Hinojosa. What the hell? As noted in this article, from Westword's July 19 edition, Hinojosa initially told ... More >>
Give me Libertarians or give me debt! Or even better, Ice T or Mariska Hartigay! It'll be a party, party summer of 2008.
Meet the Law & Order candidates.
Fans remember Darrent Williams.
Albert Brooks looks for comedy and comes up empty.
From the week of April 17, 2003
The new sheriff vowed to clean up the town of San Luis. For many locals, the price was too high.
Laundered money, the shadow of big tobacco, and a blubbering court reporter: The wild trial over Colorado's Amendment 15.