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  • Blogs

    July 23, 2014

    How DJ Fat Trak plans to finish the work he started with the late Marcus Arrilius

    In February 5th, 2013, Denver MC Marcus "Arrilius" Hayes passed away. He left two-thirds of a trilogy of albums unfinished, and producer David "Fat Trak" Williams has spent the last year and a half putting together the pieces. Part two -- The Meditations of Marcus Arrilius -- is the first posthumous ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    Ten best comedy events in Denver this May

    Historically, the arrival of Mayday signaled a call for celebration, for dancing around maypoles and leaving fresh flowers on strangers' doorsteps. This month in Denver, comedy fans find themselves presented with a May Basket full of sun-ripened giggle blossoms to choose from all month long. The Q ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    Make your mark at the Boulder Tattoo Project's Halloween fundraiser for flood victims

    On Thursday, October 31, the Laughing Goat at 1709 Pearl Street in Boulder will be the host of a Halloween party to help Boulder flood victims -- and also to introduce some of the 200 people getting tattooed in the Boulder Tattoo Project, which we profile in this week's cover story. And by doing go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2013

    The ten best mixtapes DJs of all time

    Over the last decade or so, mixtapes have revolutionized the rap game and altered how marketing in general is approached. Not only have the rappers received substantial acclaim, but the DJs have realized just as much stardom. Although there are numerous DJs -- guys like Statik Selektah, Trap-A-Holic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    Ten Coloradans who should make an "It Gets Better" video

    High-five for gayness!​This week we told you about Andy Szekeres, a partner in the political consulting and fundraising firm 3PG, who is indirectly urging the Denver Broncos football organization to make an "It Gets Better" video, much like everyone from the President Obama to Ke$ha to the New ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Ted Haggard's new video: Martha Stewart & Michael Vick got restored -- so why not me?

    Video below.​Ted Haggard's recent profile in GQ magazine finds him seeking attention by getting graphic about his encounters with male escort Mike Jones -- hence his claim that masturbation isn't "sex sex" and speculation that a younger Ted might see himself as bisexual. But some of the commen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Ted Haggard "over-repented" quote taking on a life of its own

    Ted Haggard.​Back on July 24, Ted Haggard, as part of his continuing rehabilitation campaign built around the launch of his new church, told the Wall Street Journal that he "over-repented" when apologizing for his extra-marital shenanigans with male escort Mike Jones. A week-plus later, the qu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    Ted Haggard: Is he only pretending to be straight to get back in evangelicals' good graces?

    Ted Haggard announcing St. James.​Colorado Springs preacher Ted Haggard's new church, St. James, didn't set attendance records on Sunday. But his attempt to rise again after a fall precipitated by his dalliance with male escort Mike Jones has made him a figure of fascination the world over. C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    Ted Haggard: Is reality TV in his future?

    Is Ted Haggard ready for his closeup?​Update, 11:25 a.m.: Ted Haggard has made his announcement. It involves a launch party for his new church and a possible documentary. Details below the original item, published at 8:36 a.m. Today at 10:30 a.m., embattled Colorado Springs evangelist Ted Hag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2010

    Ted Haggard's lies and sad eyes in wife Gayle Haggard's new book

    Will Gayle Haggard's book stay on the bookstore shelves?​Today's Denver Post previews Why I Stayed: The Choices I Made in My Darkest Hour, a memoir by Gayle Haggard, wife of Colorado Springs evangelist and former male-escort fan Ted Haggard. Her conclusion: ""Love is powerful enough to erase a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    Top 10 Colorado shmucks of decade

    ​It ain't easy being a shmuck. Not as mean as an asshole, not as ignorant as a shithead, a shmuck takes idiocy to an epic level, a moron whose fall from grace has far-reaching repercussions. We've been celebrating weekly shmucks for a long, long time -- but to be named one of Colorado's top 10 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    Watch the KRDO report featuring Ted Haggard's latest accuser

    Suddenly, Ted Haggard is everywhere again. Yesterday, the disgraced former pastor of Colorado Springs' New Life Church, who left that post following revelations of homosexual conduct unveiled by onetime male escort Mike Jones (who's made a new video lambasting the church), was named in headlines and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2008

    Ted Haggard's molestation sermon: watch it here

    An image from a Ted Haggard report on Good Morning America. It's about time we heard from Ted Haggard. The former pastor with Colorado Springs' New Life megachurch, Haggard fell from grace, in a manner of speaking, after male escort Mike Jones went public with stories of sex and meth; read Patrici ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: ytCracker, DJ AM , Eminem and No Limit

    Photo: Aaron Matthews LOCALS ONLY The funny thing about living in Colorado is that you may have superstars right in your own backyard and not even know it. That’s certainly the case with rapper ytCracker. While he’s not widely known in the Colorado hip-hop scene, he’s a beast in “nerdcore ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2007

    The Broncos, the New Life Church and Arvada Shootings, and Local TV Priorities

    When I clicked on my television Sunday afternoon, December 9, I thought all I'd see was football. Instead, I got a crystal-clear lesson in TV priorities, as assorted stations covered and/or didn't cover a pair of local shootings -- one at Arvada's Youth With a Mission center, the other at Colorado S ... More >>

  • News

    June 21, 2007

    Drinking and Reading Liberally

    More liquid assets from progressive thinkers.

  • News

    March 1, 2007

    Life Swap

    More newspaper reporters are taking the leap to TV -- a move some print pros still see as consorting with the enemy.

  • News

    January 18, 2007

    Try Again

    A CU instructor admits he's behind a pro-Ward Churchill blog known for bawdy humor and a pronounced nasty streak.

  • Music

    December 28, 2006


    Our music writers pick the years national bests.

  • News

    December 28, 2006

    Year in Review: Were Sorry, So Sorry

    Regrets? Weve had a few.

  • Music

    October 26, 2006

    California Dreaming

    Yo, Flaco! says goodbye to Denver.

  • News

    March 16, 2006

    Ticket to Ride

    After thirty years, Squaw Pass is ready to make a comeback as Echo Mountain Park.

  • News

    January 19, 2006

    Hopped Up

    How onetime hip-hop outsiders became KS-107.5 playas.

  • Music

    July 22, 2004

    The Beatdown

    The Westword Music Showcase Awards wrap-up.

  • News

    December 28, 2000

    Strange but True

    From the penthouse to the outhouse, the highs and lows of 2000.