Pete Holmes is a comedian whose irrepressible spirit has endeared him to audiences nationwide. His last special Nice Try, the Devil aired last year on Comedy Central to widespread acclaim, including within these very pages, where we named it
Sana Hamelin used to be a corporate litigator. Now she's an entrepreneur looking to create Denver's first cat cafe. Cats, coffee, books and art would all be featured at the Denver Cat Company -- if Hamelin can just raise the money to open her place. Currently her crowdfunding campaign is far from th ... More >>
With Halloween on the horizon, the time was right to touch base with Miguel De La Torre, author of The Quest for Historical Satan, to find out just how scared we should be this season. De La Torre is an ordained Southern Baptist preacher as well as a social ethics professor at the Iliff School of T ... More >>
There are so many new residents at the Denver Zoo on a regular basis that it can be a challenge to keep up. Last month, for instance, we told you about the impending arrival of Billy the elephant, coming to Denver from Antwerp. Well, Billy is now here, and he's joined by a slew of other newcomers, i ... More >>
Claudia Folska's resume is impressive. In college, she started a nonprofit. After graduate school, she biked from Pakistan to China. This past spring, she earned a dual doctorate from the University of Colorado. And best of all, she once groped Arnold Schwarzenegger -- a feat she jokes that she coul ... More >>
Disgusted with the re-election of George W. Bush in 2005, Firewater ringleader Tod A left New York -- where he'd lived for the previous two decades and where he'd fronted Cop Shoot Cop -- and headed out of the country on a three-year journey that took him to the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent ... More >>
This week's cover story, "Peak Performance," describes how the pull of past history and the power of publishing inspired Shannon Galpin to create Mountain2Mountain, an international nonprofit dedicated to educating women in conflict zones. Although Galpin was influenced most strongly by the fact tha ... More >>
Eric Holder called it the most serious terror threat to the United States since 9/11. And the bombs that could have blown up New York's subway system got their start in Denver beauty-supply stores, where Najibullah Zazi bought the ingredients to make homemade detonators. But that plot exploded, and ... More >>
The story seemed too crazy to be true: A DIA shuttle driver conspiring to blow up New York's subway system with bombs made from components found in Aurora beauty-supply stores? But after days of questioning in September 2009, 26-year-old Najibullah Zazi was indicted and shipped off to New York, wher ... More >>
Years before he won an Academy Award, filmmaker Daniel Junge was a barback at the Wynkoop Brewing Company -- and yesterday his former bosshosted a reception to celebrate not just Junge's recent Oscar win for best short documentary, Saving Face, but also Ryan Tedder's Grammy -- a real double whammy f ... More >>
Sue Weinroth describes it best: "This goat story got legs and ran," says the mom, shaking her head. Last summer, she watched her two children, nineteen-year-old Maggie and fourteen-year-old Ben, lose their titles, reputations and hobbies when they were banned from the Colorado State Fair on allegati ... More >>
In the nearly six years since Shannon Galpin founded Mountain2Mountain, the Colorado-based nonprofit has created several projects in Afghanistan: Volunteers taught street art, worked with women's prisons, partnered on a school for the deaf. But in 2012, Combat Apathy, its new educational program, wi ... More >>
Bennie Milliner.Editor's note: This is the latest profile in Kelsey Whipple's ongoing series highlighting local political activists. Road Home executive director Bennie Milliner's career in service began the day he saw Calvin step out of his brand new, canary-yellow Chevy Impala. Emerging in ... More >>
The world of competitive livestock showing is a quiet one, perhaps, but it can be cutthroat. After nineteen-year-old Maggie Weinroth and her fourteen-year-old brother Ben were accused of cheating at the 2011 Colorado State Fair by drugging their prize winning goats, Ben was banned from competition, ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Amy Herdy.Diary of a Predator, a new book by Amy Herdy, isn't simply a true-crime tale based on the disturbing actions of serial rapist Brent J. Brents. It's also a memoir that pulls back the curtains on Herdy's reporting of the Brents story for the Denver Post, revealing conflicts with edito ... More >>
Ali Hasan.Muhammad Ali Hasan is older and wiser. There is less swagger and more introspection when he talks. He's a Democrat now. And interfaith, reaching out to Jews and Christians as well as Muslims. Oh, and he's changing his name -- to Muhammad Miguel Ali Hasan -- in order to honor his rec ... More >>
Courtesy of the White House"The Republicans can't blast me for doing this, can they?"These days, pretty much everything President Barack Obama does is criticized by someone or other. But his detractors will have to work overtime to fault him for his decision regarding the money he received f ... More >>
An explosively formed penetrator. Not a marital aid. Today, the hoi polloi of American law enforcement -- Attorney General Eric Holder, FBI Director Robert Mueller, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Office of National Drug Control Policy Director Gil Kerlikowske and ... 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 >>
Ian MacKaye. If Ian MacKaye had a different value system, he could be one of the wealthiest men in the music business. After all, he was the primary force behind Minor Threat and Fugazi, two of the most revered rock acts of the past three decades, and he co-founded and continues to run Dischord Re ... More >>
Leaving no gimmick unturned, that Super Size Me guy goes searching for Public Enemy No. 1.
As his fourth film in a decade arrives in theaters, the movies' most enigmatic leading man reveals the method behind his on-screen madness.
All aboard the í80s wayback machine for Mike Nicholsís good time Charlie.
Deepa Mehta completes her trilogy amid outrage from Hindu fundamentalists.
Brawny juicers keep pumping steroids, so why aren't more serving time.
From the week of February 17, 2005
An Afghan girl faces the terror of life under the Taliban.
Unhappiness over a newsroom shuffle is only the latest sign of malaise at the Post.
Oh, for Frankenchrist's sake! The Dead Kennedys return, sans Jello.
New-wave pioneer Graham Parker is still squeezing out the sparks.
Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.
Wherever you go, there you are.
Denver officials and the press grope for the best way to deal with bogus anthrax scares.
From the week of October 25, 2001
When an athlete -- and parent -- risks his life, does his calculation make him a hero or a zero?
For Maraca Five-O, instro-rock means catchin' an asphalt wave.
Another trip down Santa Fe Avenue.
Over fifty years after these boys first set sail, their ship has finally come in.