I don't remember where I was when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963, fifty years ago today -- because I was two. However, my mom tells me she couldn't hear the news flash about this tragic event because I'd just clobbered a neighborhood kid in the head with a wooden hor ... More >>
This week's cover story, "Drawing the Line," delves into the Denver Public Schools Board of Education election -- possibly the most important political race you're not paying attention to. The future direction of DPS is at stake, with about half of the nine candidates in favor of continuing the dist ... More >>
Moments ago, during an appearance on Peter Boyles's KHOW talk show (and while surrounded by TV cameras), former Congressman Tom Tancredo announced that he's running for governor...again. "I announced 5 minutes ago my intention to seek the Republican nomination for Governor of Colorado and look forw ... More >>
I've been thinking for the past few weeks that I would take up golf this spring. I don't know why I suddenly like the idea of paying someone so I can walk around a field for hours going from cup to cup, but given the enjoyable outdoor temperatures recently, I figured I would give it a shot. So I sna ... More >>
Join us as we go further down the rabbit hole of cringe-worthy rock lyrics, making our way through an underselling David Lee Roth, a culture war waged by Avril Lavigne, a melodramatic suicide note from Blink 182, some lumpy Black Eyed Peas and Chinese food that makes LFO sick, while Bob Dylan and th ... More >>
Too broke to hand over big bucks for a pricey music festival wristband this weekend? Don't worry. There are plenty of other things on the agenda that won't cost you more than a Hamilton. And we've got them all in one place. From a Cinema Q dance party to a film about a wannabe serial killer, to eati ... More >>
Big photos below.The hearse that carried John F. Kennedy's body from a Dallas hospital to Air Force One one fateful November day in 1963 is coming to Boulder. Developer and car collector Stephen Tebo -- not, not that Tebow -- picked it up for $176,000, and he says that one day it'll be part ... More >>
This is an unusual week for new releases because many companies have decided to forgo the usual Tuesday or Wednesday timeframe in order to take advantage of the far more eponymous sounding 11-11-11. Still, we've tallied up everything worth a mention, which includes novels from two heavyweight ... More >>
The Amazing Criswell: As much credibility as anyone else, really.Call it an unlucky guess: In March 1963, the Amazing Criswell, born Jeron Criswell Konig and otherwise known as Jeron Criswell King, predicted that John F. Kennedy would not run for re-election because something would happen to ... More >>
New release day is often a daunting experience -- if you're a big fan of wasting away all of your paychecks on media like us, it makes for hard decisions and awkward conversations with the bank. Even if you do have the time to keep up with things, it's still hard to ensure you're not missing ... More >>
Mike Rosen.Update below: This week, a tipster informed yours truly (and Colorado Pols) that KOA talk show host Mike Rosen had basically copied a 2008 column he wrote for the Rocky Mountain News and republished it in December as a Denver Post piece. Rather than simply running side-by-side exce ... More >>
Full-size photos belowYard Arteology: The study of neighbors through lawn decoration. As lovers of country, patriots need to establish clear boundaries. For them, a good fence helps to separate who they are and what they love from the harsh realities of the outside world. From chain-link bunt ... More >>
To spread the word about the new ban on texting while driving, the Colorado Department of Transportation held a contest that encouraged high schoolers to create put-down-your-damn-cellphone public-service announcements. And surprise, surprise: While several of the runner-up entries on view below u ... More >>
We'll leave it to the shrinks and pundits to try to figure out which Broncos team is going to show up in Kansas City next week. Will it be the upstarts who shocked just about everybody for six games? The head cases who fell flat against the Redskins and were absolutely impotent against the Ch ... More >>
The dream team that wasn't. Editor's note: To get you in the mood for ballot-casting, The Latest Word is kicking off each weekday between now and the November 4 election with Buttoned Up, a look at political buttons from my family's extensive collection... At first glance, this button featuring G ... More >>
Next Stage kills it with this musical.
Brief reviews of current shows
Something’s missing from this JFK conspiracy plot.
Gary Hart on blogging, the media and his life's third act.
Interview With the Assassin
Expect the anniversary of 9/11 to bring out the media's worst.
James Ellroy’s cruise through America’s shadows continues with the second part of his triology.
Novelist James Ellroy reshapes America's ugly history in his own image
Political comedy with veteran barb-slinger Mort Sahl.
Thirteen Days takes viewers through a very bumpy period in world history.
Is the season finally right for the Hate Fuck Trio?
Todd Manns plans to shell out big bucks for a shooter as good as Lee Harvey Oswald.
The sky's no limit for these Colorado scientists. They're heading straight for the Red Planet.