Although musicians are infamous for walking out on bar tabs, trashing hotel rooms and hijacking chuckwagon sandwiches from gas stations, there is one thing they deserve: the ability to torture society with their particular brand of art. Sadly, it happens all too often that bands' tours are derailed ... More >>
In our coverage of the controversy over a proposed Jefferson County Schools history curriculum committee tasked with emphasizing patriotism and downplaying civil disorder, we shared school board member Julie Williams's press release citing the Texas State Board of Education's actions along similar l ... More >>
The Kitchen Next Door Glendale 658 South Colorado Boulevard Boulevard 303-757-0878 You know how forty is the new thirty, and green is the new black? In restaurant terms, The Kitchen Next Door is the new TGI Fridays. If that sounds like a slur rather than a compliment, you're too young to remember ... More >>
Last year around this time, as members of the Miami Heat were embroiled in what turned out to be a second consecutive NBA-championship run, we reported that an Internet Crimes Against Children investigation targeting Chris "Birdman" Andersen was still open a full year after authorities had raided hi ... More >>
Time capsules can be a fascinating way to look back through a certain window of history to see what was important to people during a different era. They can also be very, very disappointing. In 2012, when the former Gove Middle School was being demolished, the construction crew came across a time ca ... More >>
In his new column, award-winning goofball Shea Serrano, whose recent exploits include Bun B's Rapper Coloring and Activity Book, writes about his life and times. Song: Eminem's "The Monster," featuring Rihanna History: Eminem did a freestyle battle. He went up against Papa Doc and choked. It wa ... More >>
This week, Rolling Stone published its list of marijuana legalization's biggest enemies. And by coincidence, all five of those who made the RS roster have been recently featured in this space. And in the case of the top dog, Kevin Sabet, very recently.
Newsweek may be abandoning print at year's end, but the venerable magazine remains an actual publication -- and its current cover story, "The New Pot Barons," shines a light on a major player in the Colorado weed biz: the Medical Marijuana Industry Group. The resulting article doesn't always cast MM ... More >>
The most recent episode of the ABC news magazine 20/20 featured a segment about drunk walking, with correspondent Amy Robach declaring that it happens in a certain community pretty much every weekend. Which one? The piece on view below answers that question with a cut to a bunch of boisterous dudes ... More >>
CU-Boulder has spent a lot of time and effort trying to ditch its party-school reputation -- by, for example, cracking down on the annual 4/20 celebration this year. Nonetheless, Newsweek has just placed the university third on its new party-school list, using unusual criteria: the number of arrests ... More >>
In this week's cover story, "Medic!," we featured the Colorado Street Medics, an international network of activists with more than forty years of history. Much of that history is recorded in Denver, where the community's first street medic museum will be launched inside the 27 Social Centre. Click ... More >>
Forget Tim Tebow. From now until at least the day after the Super Bowl, everyone's going to be talking about another figure in pop culture who had the religion thing down long before Tebow did: Madonna. Although Lady Gaga may never admit as much, Madge recently acknowledged the similarities between ... More >>
Last week, in a post about the CU Boulder student legislative council passing a resolution to move the annual 4/20 event off campus, we noted that the university had topped a survey by Newsweek and the Daily Beast of the nation's druggiest colleges. But CU spokesman Bronson Hilliard -- who la ... More >>
Last night, the legislative council of the CU Boulder student government, known collectively as CUSG, passed a resolution calling for the annual 4/20 celebration to be moved off-campus. The vote was unanimous, which CUSG vice president of external affairs Brooks Kanski sees as significant.
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 >>
That's right, Newsweek.Few could have anticipated a decade or two ago, when I was a kid growing up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, what kind of toll the decline of the Big Three automakers would take on the whole state; back then, it was a solidly middle-class and blue-collar place to be from, a p ... More >>
Yup. This poster looks pretty coked up.Okay, so more like a shitload of people in Hollywood do cocaine -- at least that's what Dennis Quaid shares in a recent Newsweek piece (that we, of course, got wind of via TMZ.com, where all good, abbreviated versions of real news stories come from). Anyway, ... More >>
aflcio / flickr The best of today's Denver blogs Is Xcel using green sentiment to justify hiking its rates for "dirty" power? Face the State makes the case that the legislature is writing the power utility a "giant blank check." 5280 congratulates Colorado schools for getting 29 schools on ... More >>
Last week's Newsweek cover, with the tagline "Is Your Baby Racist," was worth a good laugh. But after they followed it up with "The Case for Killing Granny," I'm starting to think they might have hired a drunken monkey -- or, worse, a consultant -- to design their covers. If next week's cove ... More >>
The last bill of the legislative session has been signed, and it's all over but the shouting -- particularly in front-page stories over the governor's vetoes of union-friendly bills (and likely when the governor is on Mike Rosen's show at 9:15 a.m.). But Bill Ritter also managed to please at least ... More >>
I admit it: At first I thought Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave (right) was being childish when she kept mum after losing in the election earlier this month -- the topic of the November 7 blog "When Is Marilyn Musgrave Going to Concede Defeat to Betsy Markey?." But with each passing week, I'm feeling ... More >>
Joel C. Hunter. There have been loads o' rumors about who else will be in the spotlight during Barack Obama's August 28 Invesco Field at Mile High acceptance speech. For instance, the Denver Post's Bill Husted puts odds of a Bruce Springsteen appearance at 95 percent. But someone who's publicly co ... More >>
Tim Blumenthal hopes Bikes Belong at the DNC.
Letters from the week of 4/24/2008
How can you portray college life at CU without a date-rape joke?
Denver's strip-mall restaurants explore new territories.
Puttling Colorado on the map.
Run, bounce, jump, sing and dance at KidSpree.
A new Triple Crown could be the spice that broken-down horseplayers need.
At SXSW, it's all about the buzz, not the Buzz Band.
Saying goodbye to one of Denver's more interesting journalists.
You'd have to go a fur piece to find bigger embarrassments.
What Pamela Stonebrooke sings about is out of this world.
Hark! The Herald Angels are practically the only group without a holiday CD this year.
AMBASSADOR HUNT LEARNS THE LESSONS OF ANTI-SEMANTICS.
HOW PR BIGWIGS TRIED TO PULL DIA OUT OF A TAILSPIN.