If you happened to tune into cable news or talk radio or any other variety of media late last week for the first time in fourteen or fifteen years, you might think things were stuck in an endless loop. There was that harpy Nancy Grace, grilling forensic whiz Henry Lee about the mysterious male DNA i ... More >>
These days, there's no shortage of loud, obnoxious jerks on TV getting paid to basically yell at you, but it wasn't always this way. Until Morton Downey Jr. helped pioneer the new age of television hate in the late '80s, the TV landscape was a much more civil place (with a few exceptions, admittedly ... More >>
Update: Dylan Redwine, who vanished on November 19 during a court-ordered visit to his father's home in the Vallecito Lake area, continues to be the subject of a massive search. And while clues about his whereabouts remain elusive (see earlier coverage below), new developments have surfaced in the ... More >>
The kidnapping and killing of Jessica Ridgeway, a ten-year-old Westminster girl, has spawned many calls for justice and change -- but arguably none so unexpected as the message that appears on a sign outside Grace Church of Arvada, which reads: "Good sex can save our nation." What's the Jessica con ... More >>
Update: In yesterday's post about the search for the kidnapper and killer of Jessica Ridgeway, a ten-year-old Westminster girl who disappeared on her way to school on October 5 (see it below), we reported that inside sources had confirmed a DNA match between the latest crime and a previous assault a ... More >>
How the Denver Post and Perry Mason ruined a Colorado murder case
This week's cover story, "The Case of the Kidnapped Coed," revisits the wild press coverage surrounding the 1948 murder of eighteen-year-old college student Theresa Foster -- and explores how the Denver Post's rabid campaign to catch a killer tainted the subsequent trial. It's a cautionary ta ... More >>
Just go as a beer.If only because when you look back at the photos ten years from now, you may slap your palm to your face and think, "Did I really dress as the physical representation of WikiLeaks?!" And how many people did you see dressed as Zach Galifianakis's "Alan" from The Hangover duri ... More >>
Ratko Mladic.When you're in your third year of law school, you want something a bit meatier than dusty lectures and heavily footnoted case studies. If you're Jon Bellish, that means you head for The Netherlands -- and the trial of a man charged with some of the most heinous war crimes of mod ... More >>
Pat Boone appreciates his meat.Pat Boone, beloved oldies crooner and now carnally inclined entrepreneur, recently made his own offering to the religious community: discounted "Pastor Appreciation Steak Gift Boxes" from his Colorado Springs-based Pat Boone's All American's Meats. Parishioners ... More >>
John Mark Karr = Alexis Valoran Reich?Last week, we told you about allegations that JonBenét Ramsey false confessor John Mark Karr, who's reportedly undergone a sex change and now goes by Alexis Valoran Reich, is trying to create a cult of JonBenét lookalikes he's calling "The Immaculates." ... More >>
The Balloon Boy story is the gift that keeps on giving thanks to paterfamilias Richard Heene's proclivity for recording every stupid thing he did -- or at least enough of them to keep the tabloid press quivering with censorious excitement for the foreseeable future. The latest exhibit: Nancy Grace ... More >>
This week's DVD releases has all three.
JonBenét brings out the media's worst -- again.