Here's an article that actually ran in several papers over the years, though we've singled out the version from the September 1890 Aspen Daily Times. Basically, it's a "correspondence" with an unnamed doctor who lists ten dangerous drugs and the fates that befall the users of each. The drugs, in no ... More >>
When last we checked in with Zonker Harris, a long-running character in the seminal Doonesbury comic strip, he dreamed of becoming either a local hemp farmer named Kevin Colorado Springs or a respected drug lord in Boulder. Now, he's in Colorado, but he's got a new professional goal: He and his nep ... More >>
The plane lands in Aspen at a quarter after four; I'm late. Outside the terminal, which doubles as a café for sharp-dressed skiers and businessmen, D.J. Watkins is waiting in his heavy-breathing '89 Subaru Legacy. The 29-year-old Kansas native moved to Aspen five years ago, determined to preserve H ... More >>
Americans love a good con-man story. They love hearing about attractive criminals -- the charmingly deceptive leading man or intoxicatingly distracting female -- getting away with it, and the loot that provides them with another kind fantasy in the land of the super-rich. After a brief delay becau ... More >>
Marilyn Manson, even more than one of his inspirations, Alice Cooper, has become a lightning rod of controversy for his provocative lyrics and visual style. The guy had an album called Antichrist Superstar, after all, and he's been fairly open about his drug use, what more conservative members of so ... More >>
Tom Murphy's Marilyn Manson interview appears on our music-centric Backbeat blog, but much of the chat deals with news events: the ridiculous ways he was linked to the Columbine shooting, the passing of a certain gonzo pal who made Colorado home, the Aurora theater shooting and more. Click to read " ... More >>
The Denver Cruisers have been known to get wild and wacky on their weekly Wednesday rides. (On their website, however, they will warn you: The group is not intended for hook-ups.) Last night's celebrity theme brought out the troops once again, this time in easy-to-recognize (and occasionally, imposs ... More >>
Earlier this week, when we published our list of the ten most notable people to die in Colorado, we asked you to let us know if we'd forgotten anyone -- and thank goodness you did, because we made a number of hefty oversights. We're highlighting the ones most frequently mentioned in this sequel list ... More >>
Video below.Love or loathe Tim Tebow as you may -- but there's no denying the cultural impact of The Chosen One. Prime example: At last night's Academy Awards ceremony, presenter Robert Downey Jr. preceded his trip to the stage with a little preparatory Tebowing -- one of several Colorado mo ... More >>
Tuesday, February 28, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.
Big pic below.This past week, Denver played host to the annual conference of NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. On Friday, I was part of a panel discussion at which NORML presented its Hunter S. Thompson Media award to "Denver Westworld" -- which is close, but ... More >>
Andy Bothwell, aka. Astronautalis, has oft times been labeled as the Tom Waits or Hunter S. Thompson of underground hip-hop. Like many others in his position, he began honing his skills in high school, battling on corners while climbing rank amongst industry-friendly peers. His unhurried and ... More >>
You've read one Hunter S. Thompson tribute, you've read them all, right? Ever since the Good Doctor took his own life at his Owl Farm compound outside of Aspen in 2005, lots of folks have been trying to put into words what, exactly, Thompson left us with. There's a new entry on that list: Go ... More >>
William McKeen signs his latest biography of a legend.
Alex Gibney, the Oscar-winning filmmaker behind such documentary hits as Taxi to the Dark Side, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room and Who Killed the Electric Car? has finished up his latest project, Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, which will be released in selected theaters t ... More >>
Call hell-raiser Hunter S. Thompson's style what you will, a new doc succeeds when saluting his substance.
Non-fiction continues its ascent on the screen.
Editor's note: As Global Warning aficionados know, Tony Perez-Giese has been sending dispatches about his adventures from far-flung locales across the planet. This process isn't quite as difficult as during the days of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson's mojo wire, but it's far from foolproof -- which explains ... More >>
An item in the current edition of Westword features a few words with illustrator Ralph Steadman, who makes appearances this evening at the Denver Press Club and the Denver Newspaper Agency auditorium. Turns out, though, that Steadman had more to say about his new book, The Joke's Over, and his thirt ... More >>
Friday, April 21, Magness Arena, 303-830-8497.
Art appreciation, Angels style.
Going, Going, Gonzo
Memo to: J. Wenner
From: Gig LeCarp, National Affairs Desk
Re: HST Sendoff
From the week of April 14, 2005
From the week of April 7, 2005
On Hunter S. Thompson's death
Give me a C! Give me a U! What do you have? The start of the year's biggest scandal.
From the week of June 17, 2004
From the week of June 10, 2004
Colorado's ailing, but the good doctor doesn't have a cure.
Shoun Flynn, "Needles for Teeth"
DJ Paul Oakenfold heads in a new direction -- and not everyone wants to follow.
Stuffed and mounted
A cross to bare
The Ship's Tavern keeps sailing along.