Descendants of those who survived the Sand Creek Massacre did not hear much about it when they were growing up; that day was too painful for their elders to talk about. "They would always cry," one remembers. But some descendants of John Evans, Colorado's territorial governor during the November 29, ... More >>
When you're trying to right a 150-year-old wrong, you do not want to make another mistake. You do not want to add insult to grievous injury. That's why the members of the University of Denver's John Evans Study Committee took such care with their investigation of the connection between John Evans, t ... More >>
Think Boulder's the ultimate destination for liberals in America? Livability.com disagrees. Yes, Boulder made the site's list of ten best cities for liberals, but several places finished ahead of it. Do you agree with the picks? Find out by counting down the photo-illustrated top ten, featuring exce ... More >>
References to the Sand Creek Massacre are everywhere these days, including page 55 of the new AP United States History course, one of the most controversial -- if unread -- documents in Colorado and the focus of the proposed curriculum review committee that a few members of the Jefferson County Publ ... More >>
In recent days, we've shared the Internet Movie Database's ten most popular performers from Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs and Aurora. But there's a lot more state out there, and plenty of other notables from places beyond these four cities -- like, for instance, Greeley, Conifer, Longmont, Crest ... More >>
When he died of cancer yesterday, Roger Ebert was the best-known practitioner of a dying art: newspaper film criticism. Few papers can afford to have a movie reviewer of their own these days, choosing instead to run syndicated pieces by folks like Ebert, who became the unlikeliest of TV personalitie ... More >>
"This is an old-boy event in which women do not appear unless to provide some kind of illicit service. And when we do appear, we do not wear heels. And when we do wear heels, if we do not immediately prove we are the smartest person in the room we are not taken seriously." So says Juliana of a pha ... More >>
The University of Denver Pioneers have always had that fighting spirit -- but lately, much of the fight has focused on the school's long-defunct mascot, a bearded, coonskin-cap-wearing cartoon character named Denver Boone, which was designed by a Walt Disney artist and served as the school's officia ... More >>
This is Founder's Day at the University of Denver, with the founder in question being then-territorial governor John Evans. In fact, "the university's highest award" is the Evans Award, which will be handed out to a Board of Trustees member tonight. Before he moved to Colorado, Evans had founded Nor ... More >>
Before John Evans moved west in 1862 to become the first territorial governor of Colorado and found the school that grew into the University of Denver (as well as inspire the naming of streets, towns and a mountain), he was among nine founders of Northwestern University north of Chicago, in what's n ... More >>
Last week, onetime Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo revealed that he would take a single puff of a marijuana cigarette to settle a bet with a comedian-filmmaker. Once he does, he'll join a large number of politicians who've done likewise -- and most of them admit it. Continue to coun ... More >>
In the wake of the shootings in Newton, Connecticut two weeks ago today, experts have tried to find clues in the dozens of school shootings over the last three decades. They've found that 60 percent of the shootings happened in small towns. And almost inevitably, the culprit has been a troubled youn ... More >>
Celebrities are speaking out in favor of Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, whether it be robocalling Susan Sarandon or the famous folks featured on MarijuanaMajority.com. And they're not alone. Our friends at CelebStoner.com have spent years assembling a roster of the top 54 cel ... More >>
As Barack Obama was visiting CSU, where he was greeted by 13,000 supporters and an attack sign with a typo, the folks behind Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, released a letter with an academic flavor. It features the signatures of 100-plus professors who back the measure, inclu ... More >>
CU's Peter McGraw, subject of our feature "The Nutty Professor," has come up with a new general theory of humor -- the "Benign Violation Theory" -- that scholars say could be a major step forward in the field. Maybe it's time for McGraw to team up with a group of Northwestern University resea ... More >>
Mason Tvert prefers Emerald to Amethyst.For indefatigable marijuana booster Mason Tvert, founder of the advocacy organization Safer Alternative For Enjoyable Recreation (SAFER), April 1 is a very big day. Rallies are scheduled to take place at more than eighty colleges and universities across ... More >>
The book Adam Schefter co-wrote with Mike Shanahan.Former Rocky Mountain News and Denver Post sportswriter Adam Schefter has gone onto bigger and better things, first on the NFL Network and now with ESPN, where his role on football broadcasts would only be more prominent if his name was Chris ... More >>
The word that Roger Ebert (pictured) and Richard Roeper had severed ties with the film-review program At the Movies -- and that their replacements will be Turner Classic Movies' Ben Mankiewicz and E's Ben Lyons, who are TV personalities with virtually no hardcore critical background -- couldn't help ... More >>
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RE: Air Force Academy
Women's tennis is the latest from the new Pi dynasty.
Welcome the inductees -- both individual and institutional -- to the Class of 2003.
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If the FCC loosens its rules, will media giants go on a radio-and-TV shopping spree? Absolutely.
To find truly progressive media outlets, try looking beneath the radar.
Melding the synthetic with the traditional, Califone dials in the sound of the past. Will you accept the charges?
The show must go on
Recent Westword awards.
PeakArts founder Karen Romeo may be a victim of the Boulder arts community's haughty ego.
Is a Post reporter offsides when it comes to the people he covers?
Writer Terry Southern helped shape a generation. Now his son is fighting for his legacy.
Denver's Space Team Electra takes its music to new places.
How Washington lobbyists--and some politicians--cash in on Colorado's local governments.
It's no accident that business is booming for car-wreck reconstructionists.
NOW DEPARTING: THE FRATERNAL CLUB OF DINING-CAR WAITERS AND PORTERS.ALL ABOARD THEY'VE BEEN WORKING ON THE RAILROAD--AND THEY'VE CHANGED THE FACE OF DENVER IN THE PROCESS.