TGI Fridays may have ditched its servers' flair, but it hasn't completely abandoned a flair for really dumbass promotions. The chain recently announced its "Endless Appetizers" summer promo offering all-you-can-eat appetizers for $10 per person. Diners choose one appetizer and get unlimited refills; ... More >>
In 2013, love came in many forms: girl on zombie, boy on smartphone, and James Franco on -- count 'em -- two hot bikini babes at the same time. Sure, romantic comedies are as extinct as Oprah Winfrey's chances of winning Best Supporting Actress at the Golden Globes, but audiences had plenty of onscr ... More >>
It's always a thrilling for an artist to see themselves written up in the pages of a magazine, even more so if that publication happens to be national. Needless to say, DJ Cavem is totally hyped right now. The MC and Westword Mastermind recipient is featured prominently in the October issue of O, Op ... More >>
For the better part of three decades, Kathy Griffin has been performing standup -- but the two-time Emmy winner may be best known for her television domination. With more than a dozen comedy specials under her belt and multiple TV series with Griffin as the star, the comedian has found success in be ... More >>
Americans love a good con-man story. They love hearing about attractive criminals -- the charmingly deceptive leading man or intoxicatingly distracting female -- getting away with it, and the loot that provides them with another kind fantasy in the land of the super-rich. After a brief delay becau ... More >>
It seems counterintuitive for a business book to tout the virtues of unpopularity, but author Erika Napoletano has thoroughly embraced the concept of unpopularity -- which is not a pejorative term, as she explains in the Q&A that follows. Basically, unpopularity means you don't have mass appeal for ... More >>
Naropa grad Seth Lepore will bring his newest one-man show, SuperHappyMelancholyexpialidocious, to Boulder this weekend. The new show targets the happiness movement, humorously critiquing everything from Oprah Winfrey to those Texas megachurches that all insist we need to be constantly chipper. We ... More >>
Oprah is returning to her home planet this week. Or she's leaving daytime television. Or something like that. Everybody loves Oprah. Even if they've never seen her television program, they know Oprah is "truth." She's solid, she's the bridge between different cultures and the essence of what ... More >>
Lori MidsonSkew, according to owner Ton Phairatphibon, was skewered -- by its own employees Weird. Just weird. That was the overriding observation last night at Skew, the globalized food-on-a-stick restaurant that Ton Phairatphibon opened at 2070 South University Boulevard exactly one month ... More >>
Oprah: Now with magical slippers.She's not the first long-lost celebrity relative to come randomly out of the woodwork, but where most of them are deadbeat dads or biological mothers seeking a coattail-riding boost to gaudy tabloid fame, Oprah's newly found sister seems, like everything in Op ... More >>
Holiday 2010: Antler lights on Lincoln Park bull elk lure motorists to get massages. The pampered beast shown on the TallGrass billboard in the photo above is this season's proud vision from the Evergreen hair- and skin-care coven endorsed by the cult of Oprah. Perhaps the gift cards advertis ... More >>
Bill Kurtz.On Monday's Oprah, host Oprah Winfrey spotlighted the new documentary Waiting For "Superman", which examines charter schools and America's troubled public-education system. Along the way, she opened her pocketbook and gave $1 million to six impressive charters -- among them the Den ... More >>
About a month ago, TIME columnist Josh Ozersky scored some major d-bag points when he wrote a piece in which he threw conventional wedding catering under the bus to wax poetic on the chefs who provided food at his own special day -- while conveniently forgetting to mention the fact that those ... More >>
A cell phone helped cause Erica Forney's death.As noted in our blog about the eleventh anniversary of the shootings at Columbine High School, Oprah Winfrey shot a program about that subject a year ago, but wound up pulling it at the last minute following complaints from family members and oth ... More >>
The original Chipotle,now a fast-food shrine.From the moment it opened at 1644 East Evans Avenue, close by the University of Denver, Chipotle Mexican Grill a hip storefront joint that served giant burritos, was a giant hit. Three years later, the homegrown chain had three Denver locations -- ... More >>
Photo by John JohnstonBrian Rohrbough. A report about the tenth anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School that was originally slated to run on Oprah's April 20 program, but host Oprah Winfrey ordered it yanked at the last minute. In a statement, Winfrey says she made the decision because ... More >>
Photo by Mark Manger Hungry yet? Today in Cafe Society: • Up Close: Cracovia. • MiniBAR mini-opening; grand opening this weekend. • James Mazzio set to open the Icehouse Tavern. • Eat Your Beer With Old Chub Bread. • Our Weekly Bread: Snarf's, mmmm, Snarf's. • Win $500 from El Monterey ... More >>
Monday's blog "Is the Media Focusing Too Much on Principal Frank DeAngelis in Regard to the Columbine Anniversary?" noted that the administrator had been featured in a staggering number of reports tied to the tenth anniversary of the slayings at the Jeffco high school, locally and nationally. Among ... More >>
Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy In an e-mail exchange yesterday, local journalist Dave Cullen, author of the well-reviewed book Columbine, declined to talk for a blog about Oprah Winfrey's last-minute decision not to air a pre-taped program about shootings ... More >>
As pointed out earlier today in a blog about the many media appearances of Columbine principal Frank DeAngelis, Colorado journalist Dave Cullen, author of the widely praised volume Columbine, was scheduled to appear on Oprah today, the tenth anniversary of the massacre at the high school. However, y ... More >>
As has been noted in this space a time or ninety, traditional media outlets beset by revenue shortfalls have been aggressively cutting costs -- and not all of these efforts have been invisible to news consumers. An example, and a likely harbinger of the future, turned up earlier today during Channel ... More >>
Kevin Costner in the not exactly beloved film Swing Vote. Kevin Costner made campaign-oriented appearances in Colorado yesterday, and he’s still at it today, leading an Obama march on the CU campus in Boulder. And he’s not alone; as a swing state (can you remember the more innocent, commercial ... More >>
Penny Parker. The Democratic National Convention was manna from heaven for gossip columnists like the Rocky Mountain News' Penny Parker. Instead of having to give the bold-face-print treatment to low-profile radio personalities, local TV types or socialites about whom few in the general public kno ... More >>
Cindy Adams. Sure, I heard rumors that Oprah was in the crowd at last night's Celebration with Altitude welcoming party, and also Jon Stewart. But the only verified, bona fide celebrity sighting was of New York Post gossip columnist Cindy Adams -- being turned away from the VIP party! The most te ... More >>
Regardless of taste or aspiration, great artists are bound to fail every now and again. And as they fail, we all sit back idly, wishing it wouldn’t have happened, but slightly elevated by the fact they did – “ah yes,” we think, “they are humans, too.” But great artists rarely fail comple ... More >>
Run for Congo Women in Morrison.
When it comes to my kids, I'm overprotective. I keep a tight rein on them and rarely let them out of my sight. This means no hanging out at the mall unchaperoned, and I hardly ever co-sign on overnights at friends' houses. The way I see it, I can't protect them if I'm not with them. My children h ... More >>
From the week of June 15, 2006
The Oprah Winfrey for Queen campaign has just received another boost. In the May 25 edition of Westword's Off Limits column, readers were introduced to Aurora's Nathanial Trotter, whose goal in life involves putting the royal Ms. Winfrey on a throne, where she belongs. Trotter, who outlines his pla ... More >>
From the week of June 1, 2006
Nathanial Trotter has a plan to crown Oprah.
Will he or won't he?
Las Delicias #5
A sticky situation
This time, the middle-aged ladies of a small English town bare it all for laughs.
House of Sand and Fog is a masterful meditation on belonging.
Wherever you go, there you are.
A top-notch cast compensates for dubious credibility in Where the Heart Is.