While the clock ticks away on last-minute negotiations to avoid plunging the nation's economy over the dreaded fiscal cliff, the U.S. Senate did take steps late last night to provide a path up the side of a mountain -- and in the process transform thousands of Colorado scofflaws into legal hikers. A ... More >>
Barack Obama's appearance in Boulder on Sunday brought out Rich Black Mormons (one of them, anyway) and thousands of others -- a fascinatingly varied swath of humanity willing to swelter in the heat for hours for a chance to stand on CU-Boulder's Norlin Quad, sight of the annual 4/20 celebration, to ... More >>
Bennie Milliner.Editor's note: This is the latest profile in Kelsey Whipple's ongoing series highlighting local political activists. Road Home executive director Bennie Milliner's career in service began the day he saw Calvin step out of his brand new, canary-yellow Chevy Impala. Emerging in ... More >>
Tom Mauser Grief alters people. It can devastate and give a new sense of purpose. The murder of his son Daniel in the Columbine shootings has set Tom Mauser on a crusade against gun violence that, over twelve years, has yielded small victories and gradual change -- and plenty of blowback from ... More >>
Large photos below.Even though Ken Buck hasn't conceded defeat in Colorado's tightly contested U.S. Senate race, Michael Bennet and supporters declared victory anyhow, celebrating the achievement during an event today at City Park. Westword photographer Johnny Molfetta was there, capturing ca ... More >>
"The liberal media like me! They really, really like me!"Over the weekend, the New York Times ran a piece about local disenchantment with our current crop of sad-sack incumbents, headlined "Democrats See Hopes for West Dim in Colorado." GOP Senate candidate Jane Norton was so delighted with t ... More >>
Jane Norton: "Shame on Secretary S-S-S-Sa... oh, the heck with it!"Senate candidate and former lieutenant governor Jane Norton is the latest GOP leader to blast Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar's proposed energy reforms. The vitriol is pretty shrill -- she refers to "new, draconian refor ... More >>
Ryan Frazier Yesterday, Colorado Ethics Watch, a nonprofit watchdog group, leveled a formal complaint against Aurora City Council member Ryan Frazier with the to-do of a major political bombshell. Noting they'd filed a compliant with the Aurora City Clerk accusing Frazier, an up-and coming GOP hots ... More >>
After thirty years, watching this musical is still a singular sensation.
Jennifer Hudson nails it as a well-worn tale struggles to transcend the Ray model.