In recent days, residents of a Colorado Springs neighborhood emerged from their homes to find baggies containing fliers promoting...the Ku Klux Klan. This is not an isolated occurrence. Over the past six months or so, several cities have had similar incidents. However, most have been in the South a ... More >>
The ninth time's the charm. After years of serving up the literary equivalent of a Happy Meal for the One Book, One Denver program, the city finally has three great choices for 2012: Through June 22, you can vote for Denver, Enrique's Journey or The Worst Hard Time, Timothy Egan's book on the Dust B ... More >>
While doing science last week, probably in an attempt to fit more tools into their army's knives, the Swiss broke the Universe. They recorded Neutrinos, a shape-shifting subatomic particle known for sounding like an awesome breakfast cereal, moving faster than light. Now their hills are aliv ... More >>
Alberte KarrebaekIceageIceage from Copenhagen, Denmark (due tonight at Rhinoceropolis) are all under the age of 22 but in its relatively short time together, the band has garnered a buzz for the sonic savagery of its live shows and the harrowingly resonant emotional tenor of its music. Its de ... More >>
Philip Van CiseThis week's cover story, "A Dam Shame," looks into the controversy generated by a state dam inspector named John Redding, who raised concerns about ethical violations inside the Colorado Department of Natural Resources--and ended up paying a high price for his concern. People w ... More >>
Chaput.Melanie Asmar's post about Katia Birge, who claims to have been abused by a lay minister, kicked off a fiery debate about whether or not the Archdiocese of Denver, led by Archbishop Charles Chaput, bears any responsibility for this alleged crime. Among the most passionate items was pen ... More >>
Expect the unexpected at the Boulder Fringe Festival.
Governor James H. Peabody.What's the best way to mark Colorado Day? Should we go outside and contemplate nature? Pet a cow instead of eating one? Or listen to John Denver albums until your brain begins to boil and your ears erupt in pustules? Not according to the citizens behind Colorado Ethi ... More >>
Did you know that opportunistic organizations have always ruled Denver from behind the scenes? In the 1920s it was the Ku Klux Klan, today this city is being run by two web-based Mommy Mafia groups known as the Mile High Mamas and Moms Like Me. Learn more about community organizing this Saturday, A ... More >>
Tom Tancredo has been lynched by La Raza. Metaphorically speaking. Our daily cruise through the blogosphere. Float tips this way. Shockingly, La Raza disagrees with Tom Tancredo's description of their organization as the KKK without the hoods. And no, it's not because they actually do have hoods. ... More >>
Photos by Aaron Thackeray Check out the full slideshow.Punk Rocks: Offspring, Alkaline Trio, The Vandals, Street Dogs, Frontside FiveRed Rocks AmphitheaterThursday, May 28, 2009 Better than: Attending a purported punk festival at the Pepsi Center. It was an unlikely forum for a punk show. Red Rock ... More >>
They're going to need some pretty big signs to hold all the names of the august Denverites honored at the city's new justice complex. After a contentious, sometimes bitter and racially charged process that stretched over several months, the Denver City Council finally agreed Monday night, with one ... More >>
In this cyber-space, Alan Prendergast has written on several occasions about the campaign to name part of Denver's new justice complex after Philip Van Cise, a gangbusting district attorney who fought corruption and the Ku Klux Klan during the 1920s. Learn more by reading Prendergast's 2008 feature ... More >>
As Christoper Osher reports in this Denver Post article, Mayor John Hickenlooper has added one more to the list of candidates whose names might end up on portions of the new city justice complex: Van Cise. Gangbusting DA Philip Van Cise, the son of a prominent attorney and father of a state appeals ... More >>
In the battle over naming rights for Denver's new Justice Center, two clear favorites have emerged: Dale Tooley, the city's district attorney for much of the 1970s, and Philip Van Cise, the one-term DA of the 1920s who busted a sophisticated ring of con artists and took on the Ku Klux Klan. Tooley w ... More >>
Philip Van Cise. On November 19, Mayor John Hickenlooper sent out the formal invitation, inviting locals to come up with names for the two new buildings that will comprise the Denver Justice Center Complex. But the behind-the-scenes maneuvering to find the right name has been underway for some tim ... More >>
Harold and Kumar get shipped to Gitmo in this forced act two.
Fearless DA Phil Van Cise cleaned up Denver — and it cost him his career. Can a new justice center right an old wrong?
In 1992, Westword published its ninth Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from Best Last Stand (the Denver Zephyrs, about to be supplanted by the Colorado Rockies) to Best Bail Bondsman (Duane Chapman, before he became known as “Dog”) to Best — and Sometimes ... More >>
Make way for the Mexicans, as they continue America's manifest destiny.
From the week of October 12, 2006
From the week of August 17, 2006
If Bill Owens were Asian, he'd act smarter.
The tale of Chicanos in Colorado is captured in La Raza de Colorado.
From the week of April 28, 2005
Sunday, April 24, Fox Theatre, 303-443-3399.
Consider this your final exam on the past year. Cheating is encouraged, bribes will be accepted -- and grades will be posted at City Hall.
Mayor Day or Mayday?
April 24, 2003
From the week of June 21, 2001
Phil O'Goodstein will paint a picture of Denver's Irish.
A Sterling man is on a lonely crusade to atone for the sins of his race.
COLORADO SPRINGS' HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION SUFFERS A MELTDOWN.
COULD BE THE NEXT LEADER OF THE COLORADO KKK.ALL-AMERICAN GIRL SUGAR AND SPICE AND NOTHING VERY NICE--HERE'S THE KKK'S NEW LOOK.