SEAL Team 6 didn't retire after leading the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. The elite squad continues to get the toughest assignments imaginable, and even when they're successful, there can be serious collateral damage. Case in point: A rescue operation in Afghanistan saved a Colorado Springs phys ... More >>
Last week, we told you about Boulder Beer Company's cameo in an episode of Parks and Recreation -- but this wasn't the only Colorado brewery to get a little air time. A can of Dale's Pale Ale made it into a reenactment scene in SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden, which premiered on November ... More >>
Why were the Denver Nuggets name-checked by Jimmy Kimmel amid this weekend's White House Correspondents' Dinner? After all, the get-together took place before the Nugs were blown out by the L.A. Lakers in game one of the playoffs. The explanation involves an elaborate joke whose target was none othe ... More >>
A faint indication of the badassness to come.October 4, 1957: a dark day for America, the day the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the first artificial satellite ever to orbit Earth. It was the first milestone of the USA vs. USSR space race, and we totally blew it. But we didn't let it get us d ... More >>
Instead of cutting entire comic strips and losing more readers the Denver Post could save space (and money) by splicing together different strips to create comic cut-ups that are immensely more funny...
Ed Schultz.Is Ed Schultz coming unraveled? A week after telling fellow AM 760 air personality David Sirota to "go to hell" during a splenetic on-air spat, the syndicated yakker has been suspended from his MSNBC program for calling conservative mouthpiece Laura Ingraham a "right-wing slut" and ... More >>
Mark MangerA delegation from Bent County and Governor John Hickenlooper's office went to Washington this week in an effort to interest the federal government in "repurposing" the Fort Lyon Correctional Facility, a remote and troubled state prison on the eastern plains that's scheduled to clos ... More >>
David Sirota.AM 760 host David Sirota recently said his growing ratings were due in part to the fact that "when we do politics, it's not just 'Democrats are great and Republicans are terrible'" -- and he proved it today during a fiery on-air disagreement with Ed Schulz, a progressive favorite ... More >>
In cash-strapped times, governments have to think creatively -- and it was the budget crunch that led to the idea of merging the Denver Office of Cultural Affairs with the Division of Theatres and Arenas, itself a subset of the Department of General Services. That marriage becomes official to ... More >>
The Five Points neighborhood has always been fertile ground for growing art, music and literature. Five Points beets pay tribute to that legacy by honoring "beet generation" authors Neal Cassady, Allen Ginsburg and Jack Kerouac...
Full ad below.Know what you died for, Osama bin Laden? Strip club discounts! Yesterday, the Diamond Cabaret ran a promotion called "Thanks for the Shot," which offered free cover and a no-charge draft beer or shot for all active duty or retired military personnel in honor of Osama taking one ... More >>
Sheet metal mariachi rocks the Mar Lee neighborhood. Standing beneath the sun, moon and stars, the mariachi pictured above serenades great piles of stone in a southwest Denver yard. Separated by size and texture, the assorted rocks are wrapped in wire to form great sculptural pillars beneath ... More >>
Either way, Donald Trump approves.Admittedly, "Obama" and "Osama" are pretty similar names, so you can understand slipping up a little -- the big difference, really, is that one of them normally gets "president" in front of it, while the other is followed by "Bin Laden." Also, the former woul ... More >>
Sarah Palin.Wouldn't you know it -- the day after Osama bin Laden was killed by an elite Navy Seal team in Pakistan, former vice presidential candidate and political star Sarah Palin will offer a salute to the troops at Colorado Christian University. And surprisingly enough, she may not be t ... More >>
Sorry about that priceless fountain, Italy. Eh, whaddaya?The Jersey Shore's third season just wrapped up, and the crew is headed to Italy. In a statement last January, MTV announced that the show's fourth season will be shot in "the birthplace of the culture [the cast members] love and live b ... More >>
Gary Faulkner.Westword is asking readers to help us select a Shmuck of the Year by rolling out a new candidate each week throughout the month of December. The winner -- loser -- will be announced on January 3. Our first two candidates were Josh McDaniels and Scott McInnis. This week, say ... More >>
Gary Faulkner.Gary Faulkner may not have been able to lay his hands on Osama bin Laden -- a quizzical quest that led to an interview on CBS and an appearance on the Late Show With David Letterman -- but he's apparently capable of doing some damage. He was arrested yesterday on charges of dome ... More >>
"Remain silent? Only when you're dead!"Taking a cue from the Rambo fantasies of Gary Brooks Faulkner, U.S. Senate candidate Jane Norton has revamped her website to suggest she's ready to bring us the head of Osama bin Laden. And that of Barack Obama. And all those liberal milquetoasts in Wa ... More >>
Larimer CountyWhere's the latex mask?Colorado's reputation as a breeding ground for gun-toting xenophobes and religious fanatics got a nice boost today when a Greeley man -- armed with a pistol, a forty-inch sword and some hashish -- was detained in northern Pakistan after he tried to cross o ... More >>
Harold and Kumar get shipped to Gitmo in this forced act two.
Seventeen years in the making, Tony Kaye’s epic abortion doc gives a lot — but no answer.
How American are you? Take this quiz and find out.
Rodriguez and Tarantino overcome nostalgia in their cut-and-run mash note to film’s guilty pleasures.
Fast reviews of recent releases
Agitprop rapper Immortal Technique demands to be heard.
A glitzy Phantom leaves you rooting for the underdog.
Happy People/U Saved Me (Jive/Zomba)
Rattlebrain mostly clicks when it picks on Hick.
From the week of October 16, 2003
Have You Forgotten?(Dreamworks)
Brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
Baseball's sunshine still peeks out among the clouds.
An Aussie take on corporate mischief offers a good bad guy.
As the Olympics begin, glory looks certain for America's golden hockey girls.
Season's eatings from a year's worth of meals.
Bleeped words and dropped balls mark the media frenzy around the suspension of Dan Issel.
24 has been the most talked-about show of the season, and for all the wrong reasons.
When underwires are outlawed, only outlaws will give uplift.
When terrorists breed hatred among us, they've already won the war.