John Reidy

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2014

    Denver's Ten Best Old-School Italian Restaurants

    Denver blog posts like it saucy. Our Cafe Society blog lists the ten best old-school Italian restaurants in Denver. South Stands Denver's John Reidy advocates boycotting #RockiesTown. Coyote Gulch on tying water to growth -- sort of. See also: Denver's Ten Best Small Venues to See Music

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2014

    Rocky a Republican? Nuggets Mascot Appears at GOP Event, Pissing Off Team

    Is Denver Nuggets super-mascot Rocky a Republican? Signs point to "yes." On Monday, @ColoGOP tweeted a photo of Rocky at an event for the Grand Old Party. Only problem: Ken Solomon, the man inside the Rocky suit, didn't get an okay from his bosses about the gig -- and afterward, they weren't happy. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2014

    When Did Customer Service Become "HEY GUYS" Verbal Bombs and Fist-Bumping Clerks?

    Denver blog posts would like to welcome you to the marketplace. At our Show and Tell Blog, Bree Davies explores retail and the lost art of customer service. At Colorado Pols, Michael Bowman writes about "the Chamber, a Con, a Watermelon Farmer -- and Bad Math." South Stands Denver's John Reidy on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2014

    Actor Cajardo Lindsey on What It's Like to Be Arrested While Black

    Denver blog posts listen. At our Show and Tell blog, Juliet Wittman talks to actor/lawyer Carjardo Lindsey about a police interaction that called to mind the continuing racial issues in Ferguson, Missouri and beyond. South Stands Denver's John Reidy gets serious about fake football. Coyote Gulch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2014

    Do the best dive bars smell like puke and piss?

    Denver blog posts have learned to pace themselves. At our Cafe Society blog, Patricia Calhoun shares the view of a reader with strong opinions about what makes for a good dive bar. Colorado Peak Politics says Dems desperately want Jared Polis to drop his support for a fracing initiative. South St ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    Here's why Taylor Swift is a bigger douchebag than Toby Keith

    Denver blog posts take douchebaggery seriously. At our Backbeat blog, Mike Seely counts down country music's ten biggest douchebags -- and yes, Taylor Swift is on it. Colorado Pols: "When Koch front groups collide." South Stands Denver's John Reidy: "My beautiful dark twisted Rockies fantasy."

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    Not all vegetarians are jerks!

    Denver blog posts are what they eat. At our Cafe Society blog, Patricia Calhoun shares the view of a reader who says it's easy to be a vegetarian without being a jerk. Coyote Gulch on the Greeley earthquake, which is said to have been near oil and gas wastewater injection wells. South Stands Denv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2014

    Cervantes' block party: Most insane 4/20 celebration ever?

    Denver blog posts are perfectly sane -- most of the time. At our Backbeat blog, Ashley Rogers shares the craziness of the Cervantes block party and quadruple concert in words and photos. Colorado Peak Politics thinks it's a bad idea for fracktivists to compare fracking to slavery. Headline of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    Blogger: Von Miller needs friendly guidance and to grow the f*ck up

    Denver blog posts could use a few days of sunshine. South Stands Denver's John Reidy was into the hashtag #TradeVonMiller before it was cool, but he's not ready to give up on the driving-challenged Broncos star. Colorado Peak Politics thinks Angela Giron melted down on CNN. Denver Frank' reacts t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    Broncos number one in NFL power ranking

    Denver blog posts don't suffer from a power shortage, either. Predominantly Orange touts power rankings by Musket Fire's Tim Dillon that put Denver on top. Thanks, Peyton. South Stands Denver's John Reidy on the Denver Post and click baiting. Big Media's Jason Salzman on the El Paso County electi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    Peyton Manning: Is he wishing he'd signed with San Francisco about now?

    Denver blog posts make a good afternoon snack. South Stands Denver's John Reidy wonders if the Broncos' 2-3 start isn't generating some second thoughts by Peyton Manning about inking with Denver. Plants & Animals Denver's Gelseigh on calcium and dairy. At Education News Colorado, Michael Kiley ex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2012

    Too drunk to ride a motorcycle? If you're straddling a fencepost, you are

    Denver blog posts take the high road...usually. Denver Egotist shares a new Colorado Department of Transportation campaign that warns motorcyclists, "If you've ever straddled a fencepost and said, 'Let's ride,' you definitely want to find a lift." Ed is Watching chronicles the Douglas County Schoo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    Shag reunion set for December 23 at Beauty Bar

    Shag reunion on 12/23 at Beauty Bar​Here's a nice little Christmas present. Remember Shag (the club night, not the bar)? It's returning for one night (two, if you count shhh-ag -- more on that in a minute) at Beauty Bar on Friday, December 23. In the mid '90s before Lipgloss, there was Quid, o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    Tiger Woods in Denver Blogs: At least he didn't find Jesus Christ

    Just do her!​Three blogs with a little Denver flavor. John Reidy, one of Colorado's most consistently funny bloggers, takes on the Tiger Woods apology at South Stands Denver, concluding, "At least didn't find Jesus Christ like Fox News jerk Brit Hume suggested." If he had, of course, he proba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2007

    War Time Smile and the Return of John Reidy

    The Hooligan was one of the best zines ever to come out of Denver: brash, rude, often offensive, and even more frequently snort-the-beverage-of-your-choice-outta-each-nostril funny. John Reidy, the prose hooligan behind The Hooligan, kept the pub alive through a slew of permutations -- print only, o ... More >>

  • News

    January 12, 2006

    Purple Haze

    While the State Capitol glows, state residents glower over their Xcel bills.

  • News

    April 8, 2004

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of April 8, 2004

  • News

    October 9, 2003

    Off Limits

    How's it hanging?

  • News

    April 3, 2003

    Off Limits

    Wake them up before you Go-Go

  • Music

    August 30, 2001

    Shaggy Character

    The founder of Denver's first Brit-pop night moves into the future with Shaggy Robot.

  • Music

    March 8, 2001

    The Brit Pack

    DJs Matthew Smyth, David Watts and Tim Shady fancy a Shag every week at the Snake Pit.

  • News

    February 8, 2001


    Cabinet reject Linda Chavez is making the most of her public humiliation.

  • News

    January 18, 2001

    Net Losses

    Web radio's future is unlimited, but its present isn't pretty.

  • News

    November 9, 2000

    Zine but Not Heard

    Few publications are growing in the Denver underground.

  • Best of Denver

    June 29, 2000
  • Music

    January 6, 2000

    Raves for the Raven

    The local punk club spreads its wings, and a local Hooligan says goodbye.

  • Music

    November 11, 1999

    Boulder Rocks

    Plans are in the works for a musical retrospective of the People's Republic.

  • News

    May 9, 1996