The rape and murder of Lisa Kimmell, aka "Lil Miss," was one of the most shocking and brutal crimes of its era -- the subject of multiple television shows and a book written by her mom that traces heartbreak over the course of more than a decade. The killer of Denver-based Kimmell, Dale Eaton, is o ... More >>
We've been covering a clemency bid by Nathan Dunlap, who killed four people at a Chuck E. Cheese in 1993; see our previous coverage below. Yesterday, we shared a letter to Governor John Hickenlooper by a woman who was scheduled to work at the restaurant on the fateful evening but took the night off ... More >>
Maria Bamford has long been a comedian of choice for those who enjoy offbeat humor grounded in absurdist, sharply observed character sketches. Over the last decade and a half, Bamford has raised her public profile with appearances on the Comedians of Comedy Tour, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job ... More >>
The decision by attorneys for accused Aurora theater shooter James Holmes to enter a not guilty by reason of insanity plea seems motivated mainly by an effort to avoid the death penalty. Those representing Nathan Dunlap, convicted of killing four people at a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant in 1993, are ... More >>
Let's face it: winter can be depressing. If the short days and cold weather have you feeling like one of those bummed-out blobs on an antidepressant commercial, don't worry. There's reason -- ten reasons, actually -- to get off the couch and out into the world. From dance parties to an ugly sweater ... More >>
Kill Our Friends
Fellow Creature Recordings
The first thing Amy Smith has to explain to skeptics is that she isn't a Scientologist. You don't have to belong to an oddball religion to question American medicine's heavy reliance on psychoactive drugs to treat everything from mild depression to schizophrenia. In fact, members of a growing consu ... More >>
Think back to your teenage years. Chances are, if you were like any of us, you spent the majority of your time listening to music, reading the liner notes through and through and playing air guitar half-naked in your room. Doesn't sound that depressing, but a recent study in Pediatrics & Adol ... More >>
Robert J. Valuck. Picked up the Archives of General Psychiatry issue for June yet? I haven't, because I had no idea the publication existed until a few minutes ago. But WebMD reports that the edition includes an interesting study by University of Colorado academics like Robert J. Valuck and Anne L ... More >>
The Odd Couple
The tales of this singer-songwriters idiosyncracies are not exaggerated.
Bid farewell to long nights at the Winter Solabration.
Many psychologists have evaluated Michael Tate, but none of them know for sure what’s wrong with him. He committed murder and all the doctors, depending on if the defense or prosecution calls them to the stand, want the jury to believe that he is insane or he is not. Testimony in the ninth day of ... More >>
Fast reviews of recent releases
Friday, November 10, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 1-866-455-2263.
At least one out of every five Colorado prisoners is mentally ill -- some violent, some undetected or untreated. How did the Big House become the Bug House?
She wanted teenagers to think she was cool, but tricks aren't for kids.
Tony Duran was a fighter -- but life put him on the ropes.
Summer in Abaddon (Touch and Go Records)
Big Pharma explores the dependency on mood-altering drugs.
Members of the Wishing Well find their inner musicians.
Beulah leader Miles Kurosky's dark nights lead to pure pop sunshine.
The World Won't End (Ashmont), Maroon (Atlantic)
Stan Israel spent two days in a psych ward. There was just one little problem.
The state pours millions of dollars--and controversial social theory--into a prison for mentally ill felons.