Last weekend's Saturday Night Live cold-open featured a somewhat unconvincing Bobby Moynihan playing the adorably chubby supreme leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-Un. The sketch revolved around the husky dictator's address to the people of NK, announcing a change in policy on two major fronts. The fir ... More >>
January's a monster month for metal in the Mile High City, from Impending Doom tonight at the Marquis Theater to Down at the Summit Music Hall at the end of the month to a couple of killer local bills. If you're a completist, we've got all of this month's shows listed in our concert calendar or if y ... More >>
Maybe it's just because we're claustrophobic and get all sorts of anxious being pressed in by tight crowds, but the thought of being trampled seems more than a little unnerving, which is precisely why we always avoid Black Friday. But being trampled by turtles, on the other hand, well, now that just ... More >>
Aside for obvious problems with suspension of disbelief -- how are we going to pretend Chris "The Birdman" Andersen is Santa when we already know he's The Birdman? -- hiring a celebrity to play Kris Kringle can create a slew of dissonance and mildly disturbing associations, particularly if th ... More >>
Tim Tebow, in a photo from his Wikipedia page, doesn't pass on Jesus.This year's Super Bowl matchup between Peyton Manning's Indianapolis Colts and the feel-good New Orleans Saints promises to be among the most watched events of the year -- and that's wonderful news for Colorado Springs-based ... More >>
Could the THC Ministry's Reverend Marks become the next James Dobson?With medical marijuana taking the state by storm, it was inevitable that Christianity would be added to the mix. That time will apparently come later today: At a state capitol rally, Reverend James Marks of the THC Ministry ... More >>
Rob Corry is doing lines. Lots of lines.Attorney Rob Corry has become the poster-lawyer for the medical marijuana business in Colorado, both through his legal gambits -- like victory in a dispute over the Colorado Board of Health's language switch involving the definition of a medical marijua ... More >>
Focus on the Family's Tom Minnery and Stuart Shepard. James Dobson's February decision to step down as chairman of Focus on the Family doesn't mean the organization is abandoning its ideological agenda. Indeed, his minions are as busy as ever attacking governmental actions that don't represent Focu ... More >>
Rollin', rollin', rollin'. Keep them bloggies rollin'... Today in Cafe Society: • It's getting harder to find deep-fried Twinkies at Wingin' It. • A Milking It review of Lucky Charms with the New Hourglass Marshmallow Charm. • How we get from here to there on Urbanspoon. • Another spoonful ... More >>
Maybe I missed it, but I didn't see any comments from Ronald or Loretta Murray in the one-year anniversary stories about the church shootings in Arvada and Colorado Springs. But then, the Murrays haven't been eager to talk publicly about the multiple tragedies spawned by their deeply disturbed son M ... More >>
Caleb Followill, a King of Leon. Here are some more blogs that really click. Today in Backbeat Online: • A live review of Kings of Leon at the Fillmore Auditorium. Today in Cafe Society: • Tyler Nemkov gets hot and bothered over Sexy Pizza. • Lew Cady shares more Wynkoop Brewing Co. memori ... More >>
On June 22, the Colorado Springs Gazette reported that Ted Haggard, who'd been asked to leave his post as chief evangelical at New Life Church in 2006 after admitting to "sexual immorality" in his dealings with Denver masseuse Mike Jones, had returned to his Colorado Springs home after an extended e ... More >>
A June 17 More Messages blog revolves around a column written by Colorado Springs Independent scribe Rich Tosches about Colorado Springs Gazette editorial page editor Wayne Laugesen. In the piece, an activist accuses Laugesen of insensitivity and more in regard to comments he made in a series of e-m ... More >>
"The entire unfolding of these events was a shock for us. Matthew had never expressed a desire for violence toward anybody. We had no idea he had ownership of weapons or any plan." That's Ronald Murray, the neurosurgeon father of New Life Church gunman Matthew Murray, expressing his bewilderment on ... More >>
The three consecutive evenings that the Focus on the Family radio broadcast is devoting to the subject of the Matthew Murray shooting rampage is shaping into a fascinating listen – and not just because it’s the first time that the parents, Ronald and Loretta Murray, are speaking publicly about t ... More >>
Give me Libertarians or give me debt! Or even better, Ice T or Mariska Hartigay! It'll be a party, party summer of 2008.
"Though there were times when your paper annoyed me and even grated on my nerves, the positive outweighed the negative."
Mike Jones wasn't the only one to get regular visits from "Art."
We laughed until it hurt in 2005.
Sid Pink delivers a riot.
Beating around with Bush in Colorado Springs.
Young Christians learn that they have nothing to apologize for.
You'll have the crime of your life in the Mile High City.
From the week of May 5, 2005
President, Focus on the Family
Janet gave Focus on the Family something to focus on. Too bad.
Against Tomorrow's Sky
Can borrowing an idea without fessing up be considered plagiarism?
You'd have to go a fur piece to find bigger embarrassments.
The ex-gay movement has its straight man--but ex-ex-gays may have the last laugh.
Winning the Governor's Mansion could be a religious experience for the GOP.
The twisted life--and lethal secrets--of Gary Davis.
Demons continue to haunt the injured ironworker who held up Focus on the Family--as well as his victims.
SUPPORTERS OF AMENDMENT 16 INCLUDE A TITILLATING COALITION OF PORN-AGAIN CHRISTIANS AND DENVER BLUEBLOODS.