With This American Life, Ira Glass and his band of writers and reporters have been creating radio narratives that spotlight slices of American culture in an original, thought-provoking way, one that captures a worldwide audience. Now with his latest in-person production, Reinventing Radio: An Evenin ... More >>
It's one thing to be a political musician, to point out the inherent wrongs of our social and political constructs from afar. Admirable as it is, it takes a truly special person to take a personal stake in perceived injustice and do something that goes beyond music. A couple days ago, Yasiin Bey ( ... More >>
So. What's the deal with religion? Do we have it? Do we need it? Are we slaves to it? What's moral, and what's immoral? When Warm Cookies of the Revolution's bastard child, Sunday School for Atheists, is called to order, everything is fair game. That's right: Evan Weissman's civic health club, which ... More >>
Is there life after death? After eighteen years behind bars for a crime he didn't commit, most of them spent in the debilitating confines of death row, Damien Echols plans to find out. In 1993 Echols, then eighteen, and two other Arkansas teenagers were arrested and charged with the murders of thre ... More >>
Gitmo on the Platte.Even as the last chapter of the three-year-old protests during the Democratic National Convention was closed in federal court, Mayor Michael Hancock and Governor John Hickenlooper were grappling with the challenge of dealing with the the Occupy Denver protesters they can s ... More >>
Kentaro MuraiLust-Cats of the Gutters in Moscow, IdahoThere is something really awesome about being able to wake up and look at a day and think, I'm probably going to be in at least two states during the course of the next 24 hours. This is the epitome of what tour feels like, when it's going well, ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" Whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" So whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>
"Remain silent? Only when you're dead!"Taking a cue from the Rambo fantasies of Gary Brooks Faulkner, U.S. Senate candidate Jane Norton has revamped her website to suggest she's ready to bring us the head of Osama bin Laden. And that of Barack Obama. And all those liberal milquetoasts in Wa ... More >>
SoKabs (via Flickr)Did you see this yet? We just caught a link to this on Twitter (thanks, MyBodySings), a list of artists whose music was used "during the detention and interrogation of" to torture "prisoners at Guantanamo and other US facilities"? The list, published by the National Security Ar ... More >>
Although ProgressNow Colorado's Michael Huttner lived through a grilling by Fox News' Neil Cavuto, he likely made few converts among the cable net's mondo-conservative viewership. The Colorado branch of the American Civil Liberties Union is hoping for a friendlier audience for "Gitmo Revealed ... More >>
On January 22, new President Barack Obama signed an executive order promising that Guantanamo would go -- within a year. But closing the prison in Cuba -- and figuring out where to put the 229 suspected terrorists now held there -- has proved complicated. Moving at least some of them to facil ... More >>
Richard Reid. A few weeks ago, assorted politicos were aghast at the notion that detainees at Guantanamo might wind up at Colorado's supermax prison -- and relieved when officials there pointed out that there was no place to put them even if officials unexpectedly grew backbones and ordered that th ... More >>
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"Can you believe Udall doesn't want us there either? Sell out!" Our daily blog round up. Send some tips if we're missing something. Lawmakers are not coming around on the whole Gitmo-terrorists-to-Colorado deal. (5280) Remembering the flood of '64. (Buckfifty.org) Five simple rules to help the N ... More >>
"Do you believe in waterboarding?" The question was not from President Barack Obama or former vice president Dick Cheney, who are all over the news today for their comments on torture and terrorism yesterday. It was posed by former senator Gary Hart, who long before 9/11 was warning of the troub ... More >>
Jared Polis as he appears on an episode of CNN's "Freshman Year." The last time we blogged about Freshman Year, CNN's You Tube-y reality show about two totally different congressmen picked to serve in the House, we had these predictions for forthcoming episodes: Conservative Utah father-of-three Ja ... More >>
It's official: Hillary Clinton yesterday confirmed that the Obama administration is no longer fighting a "War on Terror" in its battle against al-Qaeda and militant Islam. So are those prisoners still incarcerated in Gitmo considered "terrorists"? Some of those prisoners could soon be living at S ... More >>
Usually when someone wants to commit armed robbery, he'll bring along a weapon that combines stealth, convenience and anonymity -- a small gun, for instance. Not so one enterprising Colorado Springs man, who this week brazenly robbed one area 7-Eleven store (and tried to knock over a second) armed ... More >>
"Did you hear that infidel Ritter is changing his mind? What the hell am I supposed to do with my Cutler jersey now? I already took the tags off!" We're traversing the local blogosphere daily in search of copy-and-paste-worthy material. Send tips. Is Ritter changing his mind on rolling out the wel ... More >>
A Harlequin Human Rights Romance: Love's Fantastic Gitmo Ambush . -- Kenny Be
Traversing the blogosphere for stuff worth copying and pasting. Send yours here. Off for a hike on Mount Evans, with history as our walking stick. Or something poetic like that. (Buck Fifty) Let the Gitmo guys come here. Otherwise the terrorists win. (Face the State) Republicans introduce meani ... More >>
"Psst. I hear we're getting shipped to Denver!" "Yes, I hear this also. Praise be to Elway." Send locally created blog brilliance for inclusion in future episodes of "Denver Blogs" here. Gitmo prisoners could be housed at Supermax, but lawmakers are acting like they'll be cruising the produce aisl ... More >>
Harold and Kumar get shipped to Gitmo in this forced act two.
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Artists like Chris Harder enjoy their freedom at the BIFF.
Michael Winterbottom puts a face -- and a hood -- on the suffering at Guantanamo.
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