There are a lot of ways to travel the world. Most of them involve being extremely wealthy. However, if you weren't born with the gift of mommy and daddy's golden checkbook, you can still find a fairly respectable way to see the world, provided you're OK with sleeping on a pool table and using a bloo ... More >>
Jasim Mohammed Hassin Ramadon is one of five Iraqi men charged in a rape so horrific that a Colorado Springs Police spokeswoman can barely describe the details without getting emotional. And yet last fall, Ramadon was featured in a TV report on view below in which he was hailed as a hero for helping ... More >>
At one point, it seemed that Lance Tyler Hering had found a happy ending to his incredible story. Rather than return to Iraq as a Marine, Hering cooked up an elaborate scheme in which he would disappear in an Eldorado Canyon climbing accident. An expensive search did not locate his body -- and a yea ... More >>
The war in Iraq has forced many Iraqi students to abandon their hopes of an education. Some fled the country and had to put their education on hold, while others found their schools destroyed. Recognizing these problems, the Iraqi Student Project, a St. Louis-based organization that has volunteers ... More >>
Retired Marine sergeant Christian Ellis has turned his tour of duty in Iraq and the aftermath of returning home with post-traumatic stress disorder into an opera titled Fallujah. This is the first opera based on the war, and offers startling, musical insight into the mind of a vet struggling with PT ... More >>
Where's the military when the chips are down?
Courtesy of LifeQuest TransitionsA scene from last year's inaugural songwriting camp.When military nonprofit LifeQuest Transitions wanted to raise awareness for the issues of moving from active duty to civilian life, it chose what founder CW Conner somewhat cheesily refers to as "the universa ... More >>
With the glut of shows this time of year, it's easy to unwittingly gloss past noteworthy concert announcements -- and by noteworthy, we mean the kind of shows that aren't necessarily the highest profile, and so for whatever reason they escape your notice, but then as soon as you hear about th ... More >>
The signature battle wounds for Iraq and Afghanistan vets are post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) -- ailments that are difficult to diagnose and easy for officials to ignore. While vet advocates like Andrew Pogany and innovative treatment programs like El ... More >>
A Flickr photoAmerica loves its wounded soldiers. So much so that the Colorado Wildlife Commission will offer free big-game hunting licenses this fall to Colorado veterans severely wounded in action overseas over the past nine years. Still, that might not be much consolation for possibly tho ... More >>
Celebrate Denver Arts Week by giving in to the printed word tonight, when author and journalist Arial Sabar speaks and signs his National Book Award-winner, My Father's Paradise: A Son's Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq, at the Mizel Center for Arts and Culture, 350 South Dahlia Str ... More >>
Will Kobe kill the Nuggets? Our daily perusal of local blogs. E-mail us more. A local blogger picks the Lakers, gets killed by his readers, flip-flops. That's the spirit! (Denver Stiffs) Natural gas: The "cleanest" fossil fuel? The industry would like you to think so. (Colorado Independent) Dis ... More >>
I don't like war. And I don't like the war in Iraq. But what I really don't like is how our wounded veterans are being treated by the government that sent them into harm's way in the first place. This leaves me with a couple of choices: Do nothing but bitch to people who can't change a thing anyway ... More >>
"The buck stops here." President Truman's famous line, embedded there on his desk for all to see, lingers still today. Specifically, in the presidency of George W. Bush. Not in the sense that W. embraced that philosophy. On the contrary, he seems to have been eager to pass that buck back down ... More >>
Denver's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Marade (March Parade) is usually one of the largest King parades in the country. But the festivities, and the way King's message is presented, has generated debate from people who believe the holiday needs to be less of an exercise in platitudes and more ... More >>
Speaking up for the women of Iraq.
A Denver court case reveals dirty trade secrets from the business of war in Iraq.
Breaking out of the pack of Iraq war docs, No End in Sight devastates.
July 17th, 2007 Riverside Hotel Ho Chi Mihn City (Saigon) District 1 Esteemed Editor, If you recall, this whole caper started off two months ago with a bunk tip from a blackjack dealer in Vegas regarding a cousin connection in Iraq. My intention to provide our news organization with a set of eyes ... More >>
An uncensored portrait of grieving Iraqis reveals a thirst for vengeance.
Sand Storm raises a whirlwind of questions about war.
From dirty jokes and soldiers to penguins and gays, we made our preferences known.
From the week of October 6, 2005
Leave the skivvies, grab the bike and hit the road.
Turtles Can Fly illuminates the remarkable resilience of the Kurds.
Hustler's Flynt takes on el presidente
From the week of July 1, 2004
The Bushies damn themselves in the wrenching Fahrenheit 9/11.
Trap Muzik (Atlantic)
Art's on the way up in Denver and on the way down in Baghdad.
Hey! Over Here! Remember? Denver?
April 17, 2003
Brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
Boulder Weekly editor Pam White creates a world in which romance novels and feminism co-exist.
A Time for Drunken Horses eloquently depicts the plight of the Kurds.