Basketball is "the sport that best defines the 21st-century American experience," argues Brett Kashmere, talking about the subject of his documentary From Deep, which will screen at the Sidewinder Tavern on Saturday, August 16. The cinematic essay explores basketball, hip-hop, and the way the progre ... More >>
If you have older children at home who'd consider our earlier suggestions for offbeat summer fun just so much easy kid's stuff, relax. There's plenty of awesome, quirky and local shit stuff for pre-adolescents to do in Denver, too. Here's our list of five great activities to enjoy this summer with k ... More >>
Height doesn't matter -- and neither do skill level or age, really. All that matters at the Harlem Globetrotters basketball clinic is that children bring their A-game. For the entire week, Harlem Globetrotter TNT Maddox, a Colorado native, and her fellow player Slick, have been hanging out in her ho ... More >>
When TNT Maddox became the first female Harlem Globetrotter since 1993, she wasn't sure how she'd be received by her fellow players. But the Colorado Springs native says her teammates are now like her brothers, and that she's had nothing but a positive experience since donning the red, white and blu ... More >>
In November 2011, we told you about the murder of Thomas Bashline, a sometime trainer for the Harlem Globetrotters. Just under a year later, Draton Mares, 24, has been convicted of first-degree murder in the crime, which took place after a relationship that began more than a year earlier with a Cra ... More >>
Thomas Bashline.Update: On November 4, Thomas Bashline, a 42-year-old who occasionally worked as a trainer for the Harlem Globetrotters, was found murdered in his Frederick home. Speculation about a motive included allusions to a Bashline side business testing athletes for performance enhanci ... More >>
The Phillie Phanatic -- one of the more epic mascots in professional sports, maybe because it's a shaggy fat muppet -- outdid him/herself at a recent game, donning the Lady Gaga head-to-toe red gauze outfit. Cue "Bad Romance" and the rest ... well, you can see the video. The clip has been making ... More >>
How the story of a high school basketball team ended up as much more.
His parents had high hopes for Contrell Townsend. But the seventeen-year-old wound up stabbed to death -- like both of his grandfathers.
Martin Lawrence in a crappy kid movie? Whassup with that?
The UniverSoul Circus keeps people on their feet.
From the week of September 18, 2003
Competitive ice sculpting is not all thrills and chills.
Murphy and Wilson fool around with formulaic fun.
Part one of a pre-millennial salute to the music that made America sing.
Feb. 5-11, 1998