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Mr. T

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    April 28, 2014

    Photos: Back to the '80s at Totally Tennyson

    The Berkeley neighborhood went back to the '80s this weekend when Totally Tennyson took over the Tennyson Street strip from 35th to 46th avenues for a street crawl and party that ended with live music and a high-stakes costume contest at the Oriental Theater. Photographer Marissa Shevins brought bac ... More >>

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    October 3, 2013

    Mr. T or Ice-T: Who said it?

    Government shut down got you down? There, there, friend. Rest easy. Forget about the Tea Party upheaval for a minute. There's more pressing T's to cross right now, like seeing you an figure out which T said what from the quotes below. Now this quiz isn't as random as you might think. Laurence Turead ... More >>

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    June 17, 2013

    Menswear Mondays: Starving artist Jesse Briata on his androgynous style

    As Denver Pridefest came to a close Sunday, many people pulled out their most colorful rainbow gear or their most over-the-top fashion. A few individuals did it uniquely, in their own interpretation of being proud. One of those people is local starving artist, Jesse Briata, who wore a mix of floral ... More >>

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    June 11, 2013

    Menswear: Pedicab driver Ox Lox on his sloppy, elegant style

    With the sun heating up Denver to a smolder during the day, some of the best fashion comes out at night. Case in point: local pedicab driver Ox Lox, who was spotted rocking a mix of unkempt clothes and tasteful accessories. Read on to learn his style icons, his favorite director and his style mantra ... More >>

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    June 4, 2013

    Menswear spotlight: Andy Gray channels Mr. T at Denver Comic Con

    This year's Denver Comic Con took over the Colorado Convention Center last weekend, and thousands of costumes filled the huge arena. Amid the superheroes and fanboys were pop-culture references from the 1980s, including at least one Mr. T doppelgänger. Information technologist Andy Gray dressed up ... More >>

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    May 23, 2013

    Medical marijuana dispensary review: Pure Medical Dispensary in north Denver

    It's been almost three years since I checked out Pure's original location, on Bannock just south of the Denver Art Museum. Since then, the shop has expanded to two other locations quietly selling cannabis with what seems like little to no media presence. No cannabis cups and no obnoxious Internet ad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    The sins of Bill Maher's previous life

    We all know him as the witty hybrid of Johnny Carson and George Carlin; the anti-religion, anti-South, pro-drug, pro-leather suit godfather of televised political satire. But did you know that there was once a whole decade where Bill Maher was as cool and relevant as Tim Allen at a Sleigh Bells conc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    Tim Tebow traded to Jets: There's a lot of temptation in NYC....

    Update: The Tim Tebow to the Jets trade spent only a brief time in limbo yesterday. The Broncos and the Jets eventually agreed to split a $5 million payment required by a contract clause, resulting in The Chosen One's ticket being punched for the Big Apple, and an even brighter spotlight. For more o ... More >>

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    December 5, 2011

    The 50 worst sports movies of all time

    Slap Shot 2: Number 28.​The sports movie is rarely versatile: an outsider, or group of outsiders (wrong race, wrong gender, wrong species), have uncanny talent in their field, but the old guard (typically, white, old men), don't like the change the new person represents. So the rebels have to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    I pity the fool! Oskar Blues issues hilarious correction to a GABF announcement

    The announcements highlighting Colorado's big wins at the Great American Beer Festival have been coming fast and furious from local breweries since the three-day event ended on Saturday. But nothing was as entertaining as the correction/clarification issued by Oskar Blues concerning its three-medal ... More >>

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    September 23, 2011

    Running of the gays: the rematch

    Pictured here with last year's losers.​Though I generally favor dynamic action over quiet contemplation, when I do ponder life's more pressing philosophical questions, I basically make it my policy to punch the shit out of them with my mind-fist. And so, as the days grow shorter and the nights ... More >>

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    July 19, 2011

    UFC 135 in Denver to generate $12-$18 million, says MMA league president Dana White

    Jon Jones​Outside the eight-sided ring on September 24 at the Pepsi Center, between $12 and $18 million will be generated by the Ultimate Fighting Championship when it returns to Denver. "It's cool to be back here where the first one started," said UFC President Dana White at a press conferen ... More >>

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    April 14, 2011
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    August 20, 2010

    Weirdest Breakfast Cereal Pop Culture Tie-Ins

    ​Marketing stuff to kids is pretty easy -- which is why the government prevented tobacco companies from doing it -- even subtly, supposedly accidentally -- a few years back. McDonald's Happy Meals are the latest to feel their knuckles rapped by this particular ruler -- the obesity epidemic am ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    Peeps trial expert says they're art, not garbage

    Poor Vincent Van-Peep -- with only one ear...​This week's scheduled trial of Carol "Chay" Burdick, who was threatened with eviction over a Peeps-centric Easter display, has been delayed -- which didn't stop Stephen Colbert from grilling Burdick's lawyer, John Pineau, on the Wednesday episode o ... More >>

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    December 11, 2009

    Freaky Friday: Kathie Lee Gifford's Hip-hop Christmas

    ​Awkward, fumbling celebrity rap is a very special category of Freaky Friday, and it's been a while since we featured one (Mr. T's "Treat Your Mother Right," August 28). That's why we're extra excited to bring you today's offering, which has the added bonus of being seasonal. How awesome is th ... More >>

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    August 28, 2009

    Freaky Friday: "Treat Your Mother Right"

    ​Part life lesson, part novelty rap and all awesome, this entry into the canon of freak comes from '80s icon Mr. T. It's hard to believe now, in the cold hard light of not-the-'80s, but for whatever reason Mr. T was quite the phenomenon back in the day. He was the breakout star of the A-Team, ... More >>

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    August 28, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, August 28 edition

    I used to love Mr. T cereal....​Pity those fools. Today in Backbeat Online: • Freaky Friday: "Treat Your Mother Right." • Q&A with John Osborne of KingBilly. • Last Night: Desolation Wilderness at Rhinoceropolis. • The Denver Boot: Lion Sized at the Larimer Lounge -- 08/02/09. • Fiv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2009

    The 10 Manliest Candies Ever

    When a candy specifies bodily harm in its name, it's pretty much manly.​ In the most recent Esquire, Chris Jones extols the virtues of Jujubes, calling them "the only candy a man should eat." This, of course, is utter bullshit, as are his claims that they should be pronounced "joo-joobs," whi ... More >>

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    July 23, 2009

    Wake-Up Call: You be the judge

    Denver District Court Judge Larry Naves played the tough guy last week when he issued his ruling in the Ward Churchill case -- not only refusing to give the controversial former University of Colorado prof his job back, but also tossing the entire lawsuit, determining that the CU Board of Regents w ... More >>

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    May 12, 2009

    Referee Steve Javie is MVP for Mavericks in win over Nuggets last night

    Referee Steve Javie reassures Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. Yeah, yeah, given the non-call that helped the Nuggets win game three of their playoff series against the Mavericks on Saturday, complaining about the officiating in the Mavs' 119-117 victory last night seems churlish. But there's no denyin ... More >>

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    May 7, 2009

    Q&A with Dave Dictor from MDC

    In this week's edition of Rough Mixes, we printed excerpts of Tom Murphy's recent chat with Dave Dictor from MDC. As you'll see from the full transcript posted after the jump, the band's frontman is still very much an iconoclast championing ideals that are as provactive as the revolving moniker of h ... More >>

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    August 15, 2008

    Rearview: The Week in Review (8/9/08-8/15/08)

    Jackson Browne thinks McCain is a dick (ed. note: this is pure conjecture) Here's a friendly one-stop guide to all the great content you might have missed this week on Backbeat Online while you were wondering how the hell John McCain thought he could get away with using a song -- without permission ... More >>

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    August 14, 2008
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    August 14, 2008

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, August 14 edition

    Rage Against the Machine. Praise blog. Backbeat Online has the lineup for a free show featuring none other than Rage Against the Machine that's slated to take place during the Democratic National Convention, plus a downloadable tune by the Fire Drills and John Common's tribute to his Mr. T talkin ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 24, 2008

    Denver Sandwich Bag

    Man does not live by bread alone – but he can try.

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    February 8, 2007
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    October 26, 2006
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    September 6, 2006
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    September 6, 2006

    Hick-Hop

    Props to whoever was responsible for putting together the Subversiv* Records Tour flier that we snagged from a lamppost at 11th and Broadway this morning. Although the handbill hyping a July 14 date at Old Curtis St. featuring Epic, Brzowski, Matre, DJ Chaps, K the I and Ancient Mith was weathered a ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    May 11, 2006

    Beat Down

    This DJ simulator is nothing to rave about.

  • Film

    January 12, 2006

    Romeo in the Rough

    Tristan & Isolde's clumsy romance may have you craving Shakespeare.

  • Film

    October 16, 2003

    Saint Veronica

    An Irish reporter's story is immortalized as Hollywood truth.

  • News

    November 28, 2002

    Pop Quiz

    A small tell-all

  • Music

    October 17, 2002

    Boogie Men

    VHS or Beta inspires communal dance ecstasy and has a good beat. But don't call it disco.

  • Dining

    April 25, 2002

    Consumed

    Bar Back

  • Calendar

    January 24, 2002

    The Cannell Files

    Stephen J. Cannell talks about the write stuff.

  • Music

    May 10, 2001

    Donny Osmond, Rick Springfield

    This Is the Moment (Decca), The Greatest Hits...Alive (Hip-O)

  • Calendar

    May 25, 2000

    Smiley Smiles

    Highbrow author gaits into the realm of horse sense.

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    December 26, 1996
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    December 12, 1996
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    August 29, 1996
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    August 22, 1996
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    August 15, 1996
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    August 8, 1996
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    March 14, 1996
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