The defining narrative of American politics since the turn of the millennium seems to be that 'We the people' are screwed no matter who gets elected. Elect a Republican: We engage in pre-emptive war, the national deficit skyrockets, and we sacrifice education and infrastructure investment. Elect a D ... More >>
My taste in popular culture is inherently gay. Not "gay" in a derogatory sense -- I mean, "gay" as in I often find myself liking stuff only my gay dude friends like. Knowing nothing about her work, I signed on to see Kristin Chenoweth's performance at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House this past Friday ... More >>
Applebee's just hired hot Boulder-based Crispin Porter Bogusky -- the same creative outfit that Arby's recently signed -- to give the ubiquitous American meat-starch-veg spot an image boost of some kind. But here's the rub: Unlike Arby's, Applebee's doesn't really need a facelift. If the chain's g ... More >>
The prayers, pleas and entreaties of Coloradans have been heard, and we are finally getting a Trader Joe's store at the Twenty Ninth Street mall in Boulder in 2013. The hoopla surrounding this blessed event -- akin to the birth of the Christ child -- has some uninitiated locals wondering why ... More >>
Even though Rick Santorum kinda won the Iowa caucuses, he's a long shot to pass Mitt Romney and become the Republican pick for president. His last chance appears to be a strong showing in South Carolina tomorrow -- one that'll require evangelicals to get behind him (and not sinful Newt Gingrich). To ... More >>
Steve Horner.Local bar owners breathed a sigh of relief when Steve Horner left town taking the discrimination charges he'd filed against them for offering ladies' night deals with him. Denver's gain is Las Vegas's loss: Sin City is the current focus of Horner's campaign. But rather than earni ... More >>
Muhammad Ali HasanFresh from chastising leading Colorado Republicans over sins ranging from plagiarism (e.g., Scott McInnis) to knee-jerk reactionary pandering, GOP bad boy Muhammad Ali Hasan is now tweaking conservative noses on a national scale.
A recent Huffington Post column by Hasan wa ... More >>
Bob Newman.As a former Marine gunnery sergeant, KOA radio host Bob Newman comes by his combativeness naturally. When politically liberal Colorado Media Matters, staffed by some of his most persistent critics, collapsed in March, Gunny Bob gleefully kicked the organization when it was down (an ... More >>
Photo by Eric Gruneisen.Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz with one of Chicago's "finest."
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Fall Out Boy, Metro Station and Cobra Starship
Tuesday, April 14
When I took my daughter Lora to see Fall Out Boy in November 2007, I figured it was only ... More >>