"Oh, can't you see/This award shames our degrees/Brought a criminal to town/So we're marchin' all around." This was one chant repeated by a group of students, professors, Occupy Denver leftovers and other activists Monday afternoon outside the Hyatt Regency. They were expressing dismay over the Uni ... More >>
The decision by the University of Denver to honor former President George W. Bush at a DU fundraiser has been controversial for months. Now, with Bush scheduled to speak at downtown Denver event this evening, a group of concerned students and alumni, among others, are planning a protest and press co ... More >>
School's out, but the University of Denver is very busy these days. It's hunting for a new mascot to replace Denver Boone, the once-official Disney character that was banned in 1998, brought back unofficially in 2008, and banished for good this year. And now it also has to come up with a new name fo ... More >>
No matter how sensitive the University of Denver is these days, it keeps getting spanked. First, the school got bashed by boosters of Denver Boone, the onetime Pioneer mascot. Then some loyalists griped about a commission to investigate the role of John Evans, the territorial governor who founded th ... More >>
W.President Barack Obama was in town last month, and will be back next week. But today, it's George W. Bush's turn to visit Denver, where he'll be meeting this morning with Mayor Michael Hancock and Denver school superintendent Tom Boasberg to talk about Get Smart Schools, a charter school i ... More >>
President George W. Bush was in Denver this morning, talking education with a group of political and business leaders at the brick headquarters of Get Smart Schools, an organization that trains principals for charter and innovation schools. Afterward, Bush made a brief (less than two minutes ... More >>
Lori Midson Corey Cunningham, exec chef of Baur's Corey Cunningham Baur's Ristorante 1512 Curtis Street 303-534-4842 www.baursdenver.com Corey Cunningham has cooked for Bill Cosby, former presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, NASCAR and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame -- and he also onc ... More >>
Stopped by Twist and Shout yesterday to paw through vinyl 45s for my vintage jukebox, and when I arrived at the counter shortly thereafter to pay for my excellent finds, I couldn't help noticing a stack of George W. Bush countdown clocks -- small devices that ticked off each day until Dubya's term o ... More >>
Anyone miss George W. Bush yet? Today in Backbeat Online: • Live review: The Killers and M83 at Magness Arena. • Harpoontang at Lion's Lair. • Jesse Manley is ready for his closeup. • Derek Trucks Band tops Twist & Shout's top-sellers list. • (hed) p.e.'s New World Orphans tops Independen ... More >>
How's that old Dr. Hook song go? ... wanna see my picture on the cover ... wanna buy five copies for my mother ... wanna see my smilin' face ... on the cover of the Rollin' Stone... Well, it's not exactly the cover and their record company most likely paid handsomely for the exposure (unless Rhapsod ... More >>
Those who attended Sarah Palin's campaign appearance in Loveland yesterday were among the first to see the latest attempt by the folks at ProgressNowAction to tie John McCain's candidacy to the legacy of George W. Bush: the Hug mobile. The display commemorates an awkward photo of McCain and Bush emb ... More >>
Apparently, these are post-primary colors. Loads of Democrats have made sport of the color-coded terror-threat warning system from practically the moment it was instituted by the George W. Bush administration. Turns out, though, that at the DNC, Dems have a color code of their own. A red pass gets ... More >>
Locals who consider the Rocky Mountain News to be Denver's conservative paper and view the Denver Post as its liberal counterpart likely feel that the respective dailies' May 29 covers confirm their suspicions. The previous day, President George W. Bush and leading Democratic presidential candidate ... 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 >>
Comedy Central re-elects Lil' Bush.
Why bicker about the nuances of President Bush's State of the Union address Tuesday night, when you can create your own version of it! Using Westword's cutting-edge text-processing technologies, we have created a Mad Libs version of parts of Bush's speech (if you don't know what Mad Libs are, feel v ... More >>
In his State of the Union address, President Bush said that he wants to resolve the nation's immigration woes without animosity and without amnesty. But for the millions of undocumented people in this country hoping for amnesty, there's bound to be plenty of animosity if they don't get their wish. ... More >>
In a November 25 Rocky Mountain News column, media writer Jason Salzman wrote about the process by which the Denver dailies arrive at their list of political endorsements. However, the piece's most intriguing bit of information pertained to a specific plug -- the Denver Post's 2004 decision to back ... More >>
Are the local dailies ideologically biased? And if so, in which direction? These questions get asked over and over again, and this morning provided ammunition for folks on either side of the political divide. The issue at hand centers upon a dustup between Massachusetts Senator (and 2004 Democratic ... More >>
It can be tricky, running the toughest prison in the entire country, but it's hardly ever dull. One day you're getting blasted by lawmakers because security is too lax and convicted terrorists are managing to send letters out to new recruits. The next you're in the doghouse with a federal judge beca ... More >>
A controversial docudrama imagines a post-Bush scenario.
His Presidential-ness George Bush is scheduled to visit our fair city tomorrow. What the fuck is Dubya doing darkening our collective doorsteps this time? Why, politickin', of course. He'll be in town for a $1000-a-plate lunch in the Cherry Hills home of Charlie Gallagher (of the private equity fir ... More >>
Beating around with Bush in Colorado Springs.
Gunner Palace shows what the news doesn't.
Gemstones* (Rough Trade)
The Bush-Kerry contest is a sporting one.
You Are What You Eat
Heaven Dragon's owner dreamed of serving the president. But his food is a high-sodium nightmare.
With Dixie in their zip code and rebellion in their blood, Drive By Truckers prove the rock will rise again.
It's a family affair
Checks and Balances
Get ready for Denver's close-up.
It took more than a few scud missiles to break up the party at the Winter Music Conference.
Bush's Affirmative Action
Brownstein, Hyatt & Farber