Stephen Colbert, as a real human being, is useless to us. Yes, that's a very selfish thing to say, but we all know it's true. When he's stepped out of character in the past for interviews on Fresh Air or Meet the Press, it's mildly interesting, but it's interesting in the same way that it was intere ... More >>
McDonald's has long had a bad rap for offering low-paying, entry-level work, spawning the pejorative term "McJob." But Cody Teets recently authored a book, Golden Opportunity: Remarkable Careers That Began at McDonald's, about her jobs under the Golden Arches, where she started as a cashier in 1982 ... More >>
Update: Yesterday, in an item below, we shared the story of Caleb Medley, a budding stand-up comic horribly wounded in the Aurora theater shootings. He attended the midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises with his wife, Katie, only days before she was due to deliver their first child, and we're ... More >>
Back in June, we spoke with once-and-future Colorado Public Radio staffer Mike Flanagan about the impending debut of a new indie-rock station at 1340 AM. At 6 a.m. this morning, the outlet, dubbed Open Air, made its bow, and while it's clearly in soft-launch/preview mode at this writing, the messag ... More >>
Update: Another day, another development in Troubleshooter Tom Martino's bankruptcy. The latest? Martino is suing the bank that floated the possibility he'd shifted assets in his filing -- and he hints in court paperwork that he may whack Fox31, the station that employed him until this summer, with ... More >>
Dan Savage.The mainstream love for Dan Savage, our longtime sex columnist, continues apace. Patricia Calhoun recently noted Savage's appearance in Time magazine -- and last night, he got the Nightline treatment. Even better: While the segment highlighted his brilliant It Gets Better campaign ... More >>
Although Moore has been together for over a decade, it has garnered very little press, mainstream or otherwise, despite being something of an institution in the local metal scene and having put out a handful of albums during its time together. In the last year and a half or so, Moore has been evo ... More >>
Jorge De La Rosa.Most Rockies fans see Ubaldo Jiminez as the blossoming star of the squad's pitching staff. But Jiminez got absolutely shelled Tuesday night against the San Francisco Giants, making last night's series-ender against the SF crew the sort of must-win no one wanted to call a must ... More >>
Bill Ritter.When reports surfaced that Governor Bill Ritter was considering diverting $1.3 million earmarked for extra drunk-driving patrols to help close the budget gap, I started a mental stopwatch to time how long it would be before he'd have to eat shit regarding this misbegotten plan. An ... More >>
Denver mourns the loss of its favorite bipolar, one-armed comic/poet/playwright.
Putting the high back into the Mile High City.
The Polish brothers dream big with their latest flick.
Barry Levinson wags the dog again, but his bark is worse than his bite.
From the week of April 20, 2006
Fame has its price for Video Professor John Scherer -- and he's eager to pay.
FEMA's Michael Brown fumbles his fifteen minutes of fame.
Hollywood claims the sky is falling. To which we say Puh-lease.
Will Smith helps others find love, though probably not with this movie.
Rampaging bears! Rampaging Buffs! Criminals in the buff! It happened here... unfortunately.
A special soused report
This K-Mart special glitters.
Matthew Helms is a martial-arts expert, a boy genius...and Hollywood's hair apparent.
Ira Glass tapes in Denver
From the week of April 17, 2003
This year, a handful of shows provided the healing power of laughter.
Comedy Works brings in the New Year with a smile.
Judd Apatow's Freaks and Geeks grow up, more or less, and move to a dorm.
Political comedy with veteran barb-slinger Mort Sahl.
He's large and he makes great barbecue sauce -- hot and sweet. What's not to love?
The junk-food guinea pigs of Grand Junction have had some strange gut reactions to olestra.
Pulling the plug on attorney advertising could get somebody sued -- including the State of Colorado
THE JOYS OF THE NEW JOHN COLTRANE RELEASE.
A BIG-TIME HOG FARM LANDS IN THE MIDDLE OF SMALL-TOWN POLITICS IN KIT CARSON COUNTY.
SMASHING PUMPKINS' LEAST FAVORITE BAND LEARNS TO DEAL WITH FAME.