Director/producer Todd Cassetty is used to working with pop sensations like Taylor Swift. He produced two Taylor Swift music videos and seven Taylor Swift TV specials -- most notably, her 2010 NBC Thanksgiving Special. More recently, though Cassetty has set his sights on a culture somewhat less pred ... More >>
Glenn and Mark: together again. Glenn Spagnuolo and Mark Cohen -- they're baaaaaack. Yes, the two local lefties behind Re-create 68 -- whose Weather Underground rhetoric and overblown protest predictions before the Democratic National Convention allowed the Denver Police Department to work ... More >>
Remember those five dreamy days last August when the 2008 Democratic National Convention made every Denver moment seem like magic? It's all such a daze. My, how things have changed.... 2008 DNC Dream Daze: With 15,000 members of the media in town, journalists could be seen standing every te ... More >>
The original "We'll Beat You Again" flyer.This week marks the one-year anniversary of the Democratic National Convention, an event that made Denver the center of the media universe for several unforgettable days. To mark the occasion, we'll be offering selected flashbacks of Westword coverage ... More >>
Russell Means. Columbus Day protests are an annual staple in Denver. But Saturday's drizzly, arrest-free version was a calmer-than-usual affair, since folks like Glenn Spagnuolo decided in advance to dial down the confrontation for fear of overtaxing lawyers up to their necks in post-Democratic Na ... More >>
The original "We'll Beat You Again" flyer. In "Artist's Prank Punks Re-create 68, Other Activists," a More Messages blog published on July 10, an anonymous artist admitted to having created flyers e-mailed to Democratic National Convention groups such as Re-create 68 that threatened retribution ag ... More >>
Why can't we all just get along? Oh, and stop throwing poo and pee at one another.
Letters from the week of 7/24/2008
But the artist's prank doesn't sit well with its targets.
Representatives of Re-create 68, Denver CopWatch and other activist groups can't be too happy with the artist who punked them with a flyer and e-mail message pretending to threaten violent retribution against protest groups at the Democratic National Convention -- the subject of this July 10 More Me ... More >>
The Alliance for Real Democracy splits from Re-create '68.
Talk-show hosts who tackle ethnic issues are often accused of racism. Should they be?
On April 25, Denver's mainstream media weighed in on syndicated yakker Rush Limbaugh's recent wisecrack about dreaming of riots in Denver at the time of August's Democratic National Convention. In the Denver Post's piece, for example, interview subjects included Glenn Spagnuolo, spokesman for Recrea ... More >>
Mike Jones looked buff in the buff, but when the naked truth about a Denver ordinance was exposed, the nudity had to exit stage left.
Letters from the week of 11/1/2007
Chicago in 1968 was a place of violence and chaos. Some activists would like to re-create those good old days.
See a slide show of the parade and protest. A reported 88 protesters were arrested at the Columbus Day Parade in downtown Denver earlier today. The demonstration brought the parade procession to a standstill for more than an hour. The stand-off between police and the anti-Columbus group Transform ... More >>
A journalist criticizes coverage of the immigration march.
Denver's Columbus Day Parade rhetoric spells out the same bumpy route.
On a collision course with the Columbus parade.