Hollis (New York)

  • Culture

    October 3, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    Rollin Oliver pleads guilty to second-degree murder in slaying of Officer Celena Hollis

    Rollin Oliver pleaded guilty today to second-degree murder in the shooting death of Denver police officer Celena Hollis last June. The 22-year-old faces a sentence of sixteen to 26 years in prison according to the plea agreement, which is on view below. The original charge of first-degree murder/ext ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2012

    Ten best hip-hop Christmas songs

    For as many ill conceived hip-hop Christmas cuts that have been produced over the years, there have been as least as many that were great. While they're not all necessarily fun, feel good songs meant to get you in the spirit of the season, and some deal directly with the ills of the holiday or criti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    Rollin Oliver: Read probable cause statement of Officer Celena Hollis's accused killer

    Update: We've obtained the probable cause statement in Denver Police Officer Celena Hollis's death. See it below earlier coverage. Original post, 6:59 p.m. September 13: Rollin Oliver, accused of murdering Denver Policewoman Celena Hollis, admitted to officers that he fired at least two shots on Ju ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    Michael Hancock's State of the City speech: Police reform and e-Denver

    A year after taking office, Mayor Michael Hancock delivered his first State of the City address this morning, promoting a range of priorities, including restructuring the police department, increasing programs for children and a new online initiative he is calling "e-Denver." That's right, Denver is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    Photos: Celena Hollis murder prompts thank-you for northeast Denver Police

    Less than a day after Denver Police Officer Celena Hollis was shot and killed while trying to break up a fight at City Park, more than 150 people -- activists, preachers, mothers and teenagers -- gathered at the District 2 police headquarters in northeast Denver to thank the officers who worked alon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    Rev Run on Auraria campus today

    Britt Chester​ Reverend Run was on the Auraria campus today talking all about how he parlayed his position from a life of 'hood proportions, growing up in Hollis, Queens, to one of an almost royal standard. Using his inspirational synthesis, which, if you follow him on Twitter, you can spot f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Nuggets rap Christmas in Hollis

    Yep.​The NBA has a long and awkward history of team-produced Christmas music. Last year, the Nuggets did "Winter Wonderland" with all the production value of a local car commercial.This year's edition, released today, is more... well, entertaining at the very least. That's right, they remade R ... More >>

  • Music

    December 27, 2001


    Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.

  • Music

    March 6, 1997

    Run, Reverend, Run

    Run-D.M.C. has seen the light--and wants to show it to you.