One of the central questions in the case of accused Aurora theater shooter James Holmes involves whether his attorneys will employ the insanity defense. The legal tactic has been used many times in mass slayings and other shocking crimes, and not always effectively: Note that serial killers John Way ... More >>
The TBEX North America conference, billed as the world's largest travel blogger convention, kicks off today at Keystone Resort, and VISIT DENVER's Rich Grant has a big role in showing off the area. But which local landmarks would he prefer the writers skip? We asked, and he (unwisely?) made a sugges ... More >>
Every story about Rockies pitcher Jamie Moyer, including our cover story this week by Caleb Hannan, prominently features the word "old." But because, rightly or wrongly, that word can have a negative connotation in our society, we decided to focus for once on something young in relation to the 49-ye ... More >>
Jamie Lee Curtis in HalloweenThe "final girl" -- one of horror film's best-known genre conventions -- is the virginal and ostensibly pure heroine who either kills the monster, or at least lives to see the end of the movie. Some scholars, including Carol J. Clover (in her book, Men, Women and ... More >>
David Fincher has made a name for himself by giving audiences cerebral stories with a penchant to wash out color as often as possible. His latest film was the universally applauded Social Network, but before he wowed the critics he won over the common people with some of the best films to eve ... More >>
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Cinderella City's old "Blue Mall" fountain. Eerie, isn't it? We've all read about Denver’s haunted places. The same old stories get trotted out every year about this time, and they can be fun. But they tend to lose their zing the fourteenth time you hear about the ghosts of the Brown Palace or t ... More >>
Childhood fame doesn't guarantee a hellish adulthood; Jodie Foster seems to have turned out okay. But the odds are heavily skewed in favor of... let's call it difficulty. And when such problems end in arrest, we as journalists are required by law to juxtapose a mug shot with an image of the scofflaw ... More >>
What happens to the mentally ill in the justice system is just crazy.
Tragedy piles up on Reservation Road.
Leaping thugs in a single bound, our Brave leading lady takes back the night.
James Wan puts down the Saw to dispense some vigilante justice.
Next Stage kills it with this musical.
Ten bands that weren't singing Yankee Doodle Dandy in '06.
Flightplan soars for an hour, then ends in a tailspin.
Brief reviews of current shows.
Next Stage's Assassins is a grand musical look at America's killer instinct.
Skirt-chasing Vince Vaughn is Wedding Crashers' master of ceremonies.
Nothing's sticking to the Teflon president.
From the week of August 28, 2003
Kids may not mind that Freaky Friday has already been done to death, but you might.
Scott Baio Army
A mix of youthful flashbacks and edgy animation never quite gels.
Stuck in the Panic Room, David Fincher takes us to a most familiar place.
How a snap decision led to a long love affair with the West.
Hopkins without Foster just doesn't cut it.
When the accused reject a not-guilty plea, Colorado's insanity law breaks down.
Love and loss haunt Waking the Dead.
Jodi Foster gets to know Chow Yun-Fat in Anna and the King.
Meet Jay Marvin, Denver's only one-man radio team.
Legislators try to tighten the state's grip on prisoners.
How onetime Denver resident Kirby McMillan Jr. was transformed into Mojo Nixon.
The state pours millions of dollars--and controversial social theory--into a prison for mentally ill felons.