"I wear green velvet knickers, a forest green velvet smock, and a perky little hat decorated with spangles. This is my work uniform," David Sedaris said for the first time on NPR's Morning Edition twenty years ago this Christmas. Chronicling his stint as an elf in the madcap Santa Land at Macy's, th ... More >>
I can't claim to own this idea. I picked it up secondhand from my sister, who told me that when her friend gets junk mail with return envelopes that say "no postage necessary if mailed in the United States," he sends it back. With stuff in it. What kind of stuff, I'm not sure. But I stole the idea - ... More >>
Last year at about this time, I blogged about why my friends and I had launched the Denver Diatribe podcast, a labor of digital love that was heavy on the labor. Along with taking some pot shots at Colorado Matters host Ryan Warner and his obsession with bark beetles, I explained that the wee ... More >>
Ira Glass, pictured here being god-like.In the sixteen years it's been around, This American Life has been more than just a radio show: It's been the parent of movie scripts as diverse as Unaccompanied Minors and The Informant, a major influence on countless other experiments with the radio f ... More >>
Jennie DorrisTelling Stories, a group of musicians and writers combining classical pieces with David Sedaris-style essays, is one of the hippest home-grown cultural endeavors around. No wonder founder Jennie Dorris scored a 2010 Westword MasterMind award for her efforts. And while for years T ... More >>
David Holthouse, 7.Listeners to the latest edition of This American Life, a National Public Radio staple hosted by Ira Glass, heard a startling story -- one Westword readers first discovered back in 2004.
The subject? Then-staff writer David Holthouse's plan to murder the man who'd raped him ... More >>