When she was in high school, Favianna Rodriguez's parents wanted her to study to become a doctor. They supported her creativity, but subjected her to a string of math and science camps that monopolized her time. As an A , super-star student, she went to college, found herself pregnant, had an aborti ... More >>
Razr photo by Michael RobertsJohn Oliver in a giant queue, as he would call it. 'Cause his British, you see. John Oliver, who headlines at Comedy Works South tonight and tomorrow, returns to Denver after spending a week here in August making the Democratic National Convention funnier along with his ... More >>
In case you missed it, The Daily Show took on the print-journalism crisis the other night, with host Jon Stewart kicking off this particular "Depressing News Riddle" segment with the question, "What's black and white and completely over?" Yep, the answer was "newspapers," and the Rocky Mountain News ... More >>
Dikembe Mutombo during his days with the Denver Nuggets. At age 42, former Denver Nuggets star Dikembe Mutombo is ancient by NBA standards, but he hasn't given up on the sport to which he's devoted his entire adult life; although he's not currently on the active roster of his most recent team, the ... More >>
Meet us on Alameda, where cultures collide. In a good way.
Letters from the week of 4/24/2008
Busting a myth about Mexican men.
When transcribing interviews, it's often helpful to the reader to note when either the inquisitor or the person answering the questions laughs - but not in the case of this Q&A with John Oliver, a British-born correspondent for The Daily Show, who visits Denver for two nights worth of standup gigs; ... More >>
Wherein the Mexican makes mincemeat of metaphors.
Does the Mexican have a godfather?
Yes, we have no bananas.
Gustavo Arellano explains it all for you.
Letters from the week of 12/27/2007
Modern-day slavery, or a good deal?
How many hospitals have closed in California? Ask Lou Dobbs.
If at first you donít succeed, fry, fry again.
Numbers can lie, as shown by estimates of Mexican sex offenders.
Loud music is the Mexicansí revenge for Lou Dobbs.
Luke Beatty likes his content without the ham.
Here's a sentence I never thought I'd write: I appeared on Nancy Grace's show last night. Why? Google is probably the reason. As you may recall, CU-Boulder student and self-styled satirist Max Karson was arrested on April 17 after saying in a class that he could understand why the disturbed Virgini ... More >>
That leaves the prietos SOL.
Schwarzenegger, the melting potís on steroids.
Bully takes you back to the battlefield of high school.
Forget those silly love songs -- Mexicans got rhythm.
High in the sky