Earlier this year, we told you that the state's entire film-incentives budget was earmarked for a Hallmark Channel show called When Calls the Heart. But things have changed since then. According to film commissioner Donald Zuckerman, the producers of the show convinced Hallmark to buy more episodes ... More >>
This week's story, "The Ag Gag War," goes behind the scenes of the guerilla fight between animal rights groups and Big Agriculture. For years organizations like the Humane Society and Mercy for Animals have being going undercover at America's largest farms, using hidden cameras to show exactly how ... More >>
In order to make a movie, you need a crew. To that end, the Colorado Office of Film, Television & Media has launched an online tool called Colorado Reel-Crew, which will "enable the state's film industry workforce and support service companies to showcase their skills and services to producers con ... More >>
Beverly Lewis could be Colorado's most successful author. Her specialty? Bonnet-busters, as Amish romance novels are called -- even though she's not Amish. Since 1965, Lewis has lived in Colorado Springs, producing novel after novel set in the Pennsylvania's Amish country.
Valentine's Day isn't a big holiday around my house. In fact, it's not a holiday, period. At most, it's a source of irritation for my wife, who's one of the most romantic people I know -- this weekend, she watched You've Got Mail for the 703rd time and still got misty -- yet completely immune to the ... More >>
Forget romance: drink lust-worthy wines.Romance, shmomance. We've had it up to here with all the laughably predictable recommendations and ill-advised wine pairings that show up like clockwork every year at this time. We're not hatin' on love or anything -- but since when is the notion of cel ... More >>
Tomorrow is a really special day of the year, when you will no doubt attempt to show how much you care about your significant other by showering him or her with gifts, Hallmark cards, roses, confections and maybe even some red and pink confetti. And if everyone plays their cards right, the most roma ... More >>
someecardsNo matter your current Facebook relationship status, Valentine's Day is a miserable holiday. If you're not working it, you're either frantically dialing for a last-minute reservation at an already overbooked restaurant, bitterly downing a pint of Ben & Jerry's on your couch or avoid ... More >>
Welcome to In the Weeds. Kyle will be right with you -- most likely to complain about something. Usually he is pleasant, but this is his place to blow off some steam. Don't take it personally; he just needs to vent because he's been doing this for about thirteen years. Enjoy your meal. Most ... More >>
Valentine's Day is a fantastic holiday -- if you're in a relationship, it's going well and/or you happen to love Hallmark and all the treacly, glitter-themed merchandise it produces this time of year. Those of us who are not included in this margin, on the other hand, generally regard the 14t ... More >>
You need a greeting card to show how much you care, but you want to send something that the recipient will cherish for days, if not hours. So you walk up and down the miles of aisles at the local Hallmark store, searching for that special card that will bond the two of you forever. You find ... More >>
Valentine's Day. The holiday perhaps most feared in the hearts of...well, everyone. How can one silly, Hallmark greeting-dominated day be so over-hyped, yet so continuously underwhelming, at least in terms of delivering that rapturous, romantic haze we all want to be caught up in? One sur ... More >>
click image to enlarge The yard pictured above clearly showcases how "American Crapitalism" has ruined the world's best holiday. Halloween is an ancient autumnal ritual of impersonating the dead and tossing bones into bonfires to placate evil spirits. It is celebrated on October 31, because ... More >>
Hey, Sugar: Valentine's Day, nine days and counting. What will YOU be presenting your friends with when the celebration of love draws nigh? You're DIY, but not in that lace-and-cupids kind of way, and you're on a budget that precludes buying long-stemmed roses and diamonds and shit. But you don't h ... More >>
The national news is full of Colorado's vituperative lover flaming his ex on the Internet (and getting smacked by this state's bizarre criminal libel statute) and a future vituperative lover giving dating advice at the age of nine (here's just one international sample, from Australia, as well our Oc ... More >>
Separating holiday-music gifts from seasonal disorders.
Like practically everyone else in the known universe with an e-mail address, I regularly receive loads o' spam, much of which comes in cycles. Granted, there are some constants: Long live Cialis! But on some months, I'll be inundated with, say, an unusual number of offers for low, low mortgages -- a ... More >>
A decline in sales forces Suburban Home Records to scale back.
Separating heavenly holiday music from Hell's noels.
Monday, July 17, Walnut Room, 303-292-1700; Tuesday, July 18, Trilogy Wine Bar, Boulder, 303-473-9463.
Brief reviews of current shows
Sunday, May 21, Bluebird Theater, 1-866-468-7621.
Searching for gems in the flood of seasonal discs.
Will Smith helps others find love, though probably not with this movie.
Thanks to these CDs, it's beginning to sound a lot like Christmas.
Colorado Authors Day seeks to rev up reading in the state.
New York's Longwave is happy together.
Finding the right words for a Columbine memorial.
Contemporary art is the focus of two small shows at the DAM.
The DAM puts the Hallmark photo collection in sharp focus.
Gourmet goods for your inner romantic.
Pay It Forward shoves its proactive propaganda down our throats until it stays down, but good.
Let's Make Sure We Kiss Goodbye
A tale of two Thanksgiving meals.
The answer is in the cards -— Blue Mountain cards.