Lately I've been spending a good chunk of my minimal free time working with Jared Jacang Maher, a former Westword writer now at Face The State and John Dicker, founder of the Geeks Who Drink quiz night empire, to launch the Denver Diatribe, a weekly half-hour podcast on culture, politics and ... More >>
Itchy-O Marching Band from Mixtec Media on Vimeo. Over the weekend local impromptu electro-percussion act, The Itchy-O Marching Band hit its fundraising goal of $3,000. The funds, which have different pledge rewards, are being allotted to recording a five-song EP and a short documentary about the b ... More >>
It happens to most everyone sooner or later: We have kids, get a little older, start to lose touch. It's understandable. Still, hopefully, we retain our ability to know bullshit when we smell it -- and when we say bullshit, we mean like the kind found in this very grave-sounding, poorly sou ... More >>
Stapletoners recreating, from Discover Stapleton.National Public Radio doesn't do advertising -- not unless you count all those support announcements, which pretty much add up to the same thing. But a piece heard this morning pretty much adds up to a commercial for Denver's Stapleton neighbor ... More >>
Music podcasts are a difficult breed. With the current outdated copyright law, most podcasts can't utilize full songs in their recordings, making anyone but the best sound like boring music nerds. Of course, we love boring music nerds but being able to speak eloquently or interestingly about ... More >>
Been listening to Spoon's about-to-be released seventh studio album Transference (slated for release tomorrow) pretty much non-stop for the past four days, thanks to NPR's Exclusive First Listen, and have to say, we're newly reconverted to the Spoon fold. We fell out of love (although not o ... More >>
Now we know why Gene Shalit seems to love so many awful movies.The amount of coverage generated by our quest for a medical-marijuana dispensary reviewer has proven conclusively that national media outlets such as the New York Times to National Public Radio have a heretofore unimagined ganja o ... More >>
Even Balloon Boy couldn't knock our hunt for a medical-marijuana reviewer out of the national news. Yesterday, NPR's Sunday show ran a piece about our quest, resulting in still more applications coming in from across the country. But sorry, folks: We're looking for a Colorado resident, someon ... More >>
Suddenly, Denver is the center of the terrorism-investigation universe. Tuesday afternoon, word surfaced that a man linked to terrorism-related raids in Queens, New York who was originally said to be from "the midwest" actually lived in the Denver area. Mere hours later, the suspect was reveal ... More >>
Photo by Mark MangerGene Craven.In late 2007, Gene Craven came out of semi-retirement to take over as chief executive officer of financially challenged public-radio station KUVO/89.3 FM. And as he noted in a January 2008 Message column profile, he didn't commit himself to staying with the out ... More >>
An image from the Patient Central website.This morning, National Public Radio featured a story on Patient Central, a new website that conducts surveys to rank the top doctors in a given area, as well as those who earned the ire of respondents. At this point, the site focuses on three metro ar ... More >>
I had a pretty good turn-out for my first book signing at Katie Mullen's a couple weeks ago. There was a good crowd, plenty of drinking, lots of laughs. Surprisingly, lots of people seemed to be very excited about finally getting their hands on a copy of my book (Cooking Dirty: A Story o ... More >>
What St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction will look like after completing its "Century Project." In a report about efforts to control healthcare costs broadcast on National Public Radio this morning, Len Nichols, of the New America Foundation, an organization lobbying for reform in a wide array of ... More >>
Andrew Besemer at the original Big Daddy'sBig Papa's BBQ is about to get bigger. Andrew Besemer's homegrown chain -- which Jason Sheehan raved about a few years ago, earning himself a "This I Believe" slot raving about barbecue on National Public Radio -- is about to get another link. Big Papa's, w ... More >>
Sarah Vowell finds the fun in the Puritan era.
Garrison Keillors Prairie Home Companion invades Red Rocks.
Southern cooks know how to make something out of nothing -- like frogs' legs.
From the week of April 12, 2007
With troubles at Air America and sluggish ratings, AM 760 struggles to convince liberals that they have a place on talk radio.
When the going gets goofy, Harmon Leon gets going.
Druhá Tráva won't be a pawn in the bluegrass game.
Pledge of Allegiance
The hits just keep coming on radio.
Halden Wofford and the Hi-Beams
The Boulder YMCA is getting kids amped on music.
The media's massive buildup to battle makes war seem almost anti-climactic.
Between the Mountain and the Moon (Bar/None)
From the week of February 28, 2002
What's my line?
A radio buccaneer blames politics for turning him into a fugitive from the FCC.
Scott Simon's memoir proves he's no fair-weather fan.
May 20 - 26, 1999