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Sam Levin's interview with former FEMA director turned talk-radio host Michael Brown went viral hours after Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the East Coast -- and Brown's suggestion that President Obama may have held a news conference about the storm too early riled up plenty of readers. Like this o ... More >>
This week, Mountainfilm in Telluride promoters released the full program for the 32nd annual festival (May 25-30). Since there are more than 70 films on the schedule, we caught up with Mountainfilm's program director Emily Long to bring you a sneak peek at some of this year's most hotly antic ... More >>
Kanye has gotten a lot of flack for doing some absolutely wonky things. Most recently, a photo of his hoo-ha mysteriously appeared on the Internet, followed by word that he copped the microphone on a Delta flight last week to perform for the cabin. Even with all the wonky things he's done, though, ... More >>
Cloudy with a chance of damnation.Evangelical pastor Pat Robinson believed God was punishing the United States for its abortion laws with Hurricane Katrina. He also said that the earthquake that killed more than 100,000 people in Haiti was the result of "a pact" that the country with the dev ... More >>
The chills-inducing men of MidlakeTo some, indie rock is an aesthetic, something between Sonic Youth and Pavement that's played by people with in mop-tops and ringer t-shirts with cans of Pabst atop their amplifiers. Others, meanwhile, might define indie rock literally as music recorded and p ... More >>
Even as the area north of downtown gentrifies, certain problematic pockets remain. The area around 22nd and Arapahoe streets, for example, where the manager of the brand-new (and beautiful) Lobby American Grille, located in the space in the historic Paris Hotel at 2191 Arapahoe Street that wa ... More >>
Allen Toussaint.This week marks the one-year anniversary of the Democratic National Convention, an event that made Denver the center of the media universe for several unforgettable days. To mark the occasion, we'll be offering selected flashbacks of Westword coverage. First up: An on-site cou ... More >>
11:11 ProductionsDan Baum How do you report on one of the most-covered events in recent U.S. history? That was the conundrum facing Boulder-based writer Dan Baum, then a New Yorker staff writer, when he arrived in New Orleans a few days after Hurricane Katrina. Baum and his wife and writing partner ... More >>
Dan Baum brings New Orleans to life in a new book.
You remember Michael Brown -- or "Brownie," as George W. Bush liked to call him. He was head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) when Hurricane Katrina hit, and he soon became the walking, talking symbol of the government's failure to anticipate the size and scope of the disaster or ... More >>
Again with the animals? Poor Rover. Poor Fluffy. Why is it that we humans take out our aggressions on our pets. Why do we put them in the middle of battles over money and politics? Why? Okay, well, for one, they are annoying and they smell bad. Oh, and they are expensive and obnoxious and chew up e ... More >>
Penny Parker's amusing column in today's Rocky Mountain News spotlights Yohannes Gebregeorgis, founder of Denver-based Ethiopia Reads, which raises funds to bring books and libraries to Gebregeorgis' native land. Our November 13 blog "Vote for Ethiopia Reads' Yohannes Gebregeorgis as CNN's Hero of ... More >>
Rik Reppe takes listeners to New Orleans before and after Katrina.
Capsule reviews of current exhibits
Moment of Forever
Friday, January 25, Boulder Theater, Boulder, 303-786-7030; Saturday, January, 26, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 303-297-1772.
Author Naomi Klein identifies a vast intellectual conspiracy.
Jimmy Descant explores optimism and corruption in a new show.
The former FEMA head revisits his worst mistake and talks about the disaster that is the What If? Colorado campaign.
Denver says goodbye to the worst cast ever.
Jax Fish House
Friday, January 19, Bluebird Theater, 1-866-468-7621; Saturday, January 20, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.
Katrina swamped his life, but music keeps this jazzman afloat.
Thursday, September 28, Boettcher Concert Hall, 303-830-8497.
The curtain falls on the latest JonBenét revival.
Nathanial Trotter has a plan to crown Oprah.
Tuesday, May 2, the Starlight, Fort Collins, 1-970-484-4974.
A city's plans rain on local TV powerhouses.
FEMA's Michael Brown fumbles his fifteen minutes of fame.
Taking the tube
Give till it hurts.
From the week of November 10, 2005
Real riders slide in Soup d'Jour.
The end is coming. Are you ready?
From the week of October 6, 2005
From the week of September 29, 2005
Throwing a few back for Katrina relief.
End of Summer Outlaw Music Festival
A Real Horse's Ass