Americans love a good con-man story. They love hearing about attractive criminals -- the charmingly deceptive leading man or intoxicatingly distracting female -- getting away with it, and the loot that provides them with another kind fantasy in the land of the super-rich. After a brief delay becau ... More >>
Planning to watch Denver's first-ever presidential debate tonight? Getting together with friends and family to do it? Well, here are a couple of suggestions that could make the evening livelier no matter who emerges from the talk-fest with the best reviews: a presidential debate drinking game and "D ... More >>
Over the course of the next few weeks, Backbeat will be counting down the twenty most fabled moments in Denver music history. Today, a look back at when Grammy winner Marc Cohn got shot in the head in downtown Denver during a car-jacking attempt gone awry. Marc Cohn might be a superhero. At least t ... More >>
Big photos below.The hearse that carried John F. Kennedy's body from a Dallas hospital to Air Force One one fateful November day in 1963 is coming to Boulder. Developer and car collector Stephen Tebo -- not, not that Tebow -- picked it up for $176,000, and he says that one day it'll be part ... More >>
America's favorite action auteur-savant, Michael Bay, has spent years telling whoever will listen that his directional style is too hardcore for 3D, that adding depth would be too extreme and punishing on the average filmgoer. With last week's official announcement that Transformers: Dark of ... More >>
Since Dick Wadhams was named the State Chairman of the Colorado Republicans, the party has lost control of the state Senate, the state House of Representatives, the Governorship, one U.S. Senate seat and one U.S. House of Representative seat. But Dick is not depressed. He is energized! Like General ... More >>
Denver-based Associated Content isn't often mentioned in discussions of the city's web powerhouses, but it should be. Since May 2007, when Associated Content founder Luke Beatty was profiled in a Message column, the site, which pays content providers fees based on the popularity of their items, has ... More >>
Talk about Nero fiddling while Rome burns: When the Denver Auto Show opens to the public tomorrow at the Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street, GM will be touting new Corvettes and Cadillac station wagons for 2010, while Chrysler pushes out its all-electric Town & Country EV wagon. In additi ... More >>
You auto know better: In advance of the Denver Auto Show, which revs up in the Colorado Convention Center April 1 through April 5, the Metro Denver Automobile Dealers Association is hosting the second annual Rocky Mountain Auto Summit today, covering everything from technology to financing to green ... More >>
Coming to a milk carton near you. In Denver City Councilman Charlie Brown's September newsletter, he reports that 38 of the SUVs and cars loaned by General Motors to the Democratic National Convention were missing a week after the event and cites Paul Lhevine, chief operating officer for the Denve ... More >>
One last night to howl.
Governor Bill Ritter's just-announced choice of Ron Binz for chairman of the Colorado Public Utilities ought to generate considerable buzz in the blessedly smoke-free back rooms of power this morning. It's a modest move in a fresh direction--sort of like naming Ralph Nader to head General Motors, or ... More >>
The Mexican car of choice is American. Go figure.
How MapQuest helps the lost generation find itself.
The Bushies damn themselves in the wrenching Fahrenheit 9/11.
Almost fifty years after becoming Miss America, Marilyn Van Derbur still takes life day by day.
House of Sand and Fog is a masterful meditation on belonging.
Mr. Pacman presents futuristic fashion
Keeping hype to a dull roar, Eyes Adrift washes ashore with an all-star veteran lineup -- and plenty of scars.
A plan by some Colorado leaders to trim hard-won health-insurance benefits could leave consumers feeling the pain.
The state's top paintball player may be a fashion-conscious grandmother.
Schoolyard slurs, an incest charge and county social services shatter a black family's Kiowa dream.
Web radio's future is unlimited, but its present isn't pretty.
Backbeat contributors reflect on the releases that helped them survive the year 2000.
Whatever happened to the future?
There's no safety in numbers for SUVs.
Michael Moore gets out of his La-Z-Boy to find The Awful Truth.
The anatomy of a newscast.
Hank Williams III hopes to do it his way, with or without Nashville's help.
Limo companies ride out a debate over longer vehicles, safety and lost tax revenues.
An essential boxed set shows what was right about Hank Williamsand what's wrong about country music today.
Patrick Robb's vehicles were not owned by a little old lady who drove them to church on Sundays.
It's no accident that business is booming for car-wreck reconstructionists.
Punk godfather Wayne Kramer is keeping the legacy of the MC5 alive.
A "nonprofit" hospital gets its lucrative office buildings taken off the tax rolls.
AMERICA'S LARGEST TOBACCO COMPANY WANTS TO RUN SMOKERS OUT OF DENVER ON A RAIL.
ONCE THIS RESTAURANT BATTLED HIPPIES. NOW IT'S THE COUNTER-CULTURE'S LAST STAND.