Yesterday morning, KOA morning-show host Steffan Tubbs made a classic broadcasting mistake -- dropping an F-bomb during a commercial break when he incorrectly thought his microphone was no longer live. His comment? He opined that Nicole Polizzi, better known as Snooki, is "fucking ugly." KOA annou ... More >>
Theater Esprit Asia, a new company founded by playwright, actor and choreographer Maria Cheng and stage, film and television veteran Tria Xiong, will start its inaugural season on May 30 at Aurora's Vintage Theater; the lineup will feature plays by Cheng, Rick Foster and Julia Cho. In advance of ... More >>
Flags in Colorado will fly at half staff today, as they have been since December 14, to honor the children and adults who were killed in Newtown, Connecticut. They'll be raised again to their full height on Wednesday -- unless of course there is another tragedy, another senseless death in Colorado o ... More >>
Big pics below.Hawaii Five-0's executive producer has apologized to members of Denver's The Greatest Generations Foundation, whose members were "unintentionally offended" when a ceremony on the seventieth anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor coincided with filming. But the event's host, ... More >>
Last week, DPS launched the Great Lives in Colorado History series. Written by local educators, the thirteen biographies completed so far introduce Coloradans of the past to third-graders of the present. The results are both educational and complete: In the two we borrowed to channel our inn ... More >>
Peter McGraw.As described in the cover story "The Nutty Professor," Boulder professor Peter McGraw, with the help of his Humor Research Lab (HuRL), has come up with a universal theory of comedy they call the Benign Violation Theory (BVT). Last week, McGraw and theory co-creator Caleb Warren s ... More >>
At 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sarah Vowell will sign copies of her latest tome, Unfamiliar Fishes, at the Tattered Cover LoDo, 1628 16th Street. We caught up with Vowell about her inspiration for the book, what she learned and how this book fits into her previous body of work.
Sarah Vowell is in town tonight for The Denver Post Pen & Podium lecture series at Newman Center for the Performing Arts, following the success of her book The Wordy Shipmates. We caught up with her for a quick interview just after she'd put the finishing touches on her next book, Unfamiliar ... More >>
Tim Saccenti In this week's Rough Mixes entry, we got a much needed introduction to Ariel Rosenberg, the creative force behind Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti. He has a reputation for being a bit of a pistol, but now that we've felt him out, we feel comfortable digging a little deeper. In this ... More >>
One of the few things worth laughing about among reporters and editors following yesterday's announcement that E.W. Scripps has put the Rocky Mountain News up for sale was columnist Mike Littwin's newsroom reenactment of a famous scene from Animal House -- John Belushi's "It's not over!" speech. ( ... More >>
The New World boldly reclaims the Pocahontas tale from Disney.
The Great Raid's compelling story never comes to life.
A salute to the late, great James McKinnell, a master of Colorado ceramics.
National Treasure makes one long for good Nic Cage movies . . .like Con Air.
Brad's ripped and The Iliad's shredded in the scintillating spectacle Troy.
From the week of January 8, 2004
Peter Bartonís life is compressed in his book.
Seabiscuit races to the front of the cinematic pack.
Iraq and roll don't go together well when rockers protest
Expect the anniversary of 9/11 to bring out the media's worst.
In this early battle of the Vietnam War, they were Soldiers -- and then some.
Even with Jason Schwartzman, Slackers swindles its audience.
Even war heroes can be treated like villains in a Dark Blue World.
Audiences love Jerry Bruckheimer. Critics don't. Like he cares.
Black Hawk Down pays grim, gritty homage to real American warriors.
Donald Miller has rewritten one of the best books on World War II, but will anyone care?
Jack Shaheen crusades against cinema's depiction of Reel Bad Arabs.
As one of TV's best and best-loved series launches a new spin-off, its creator grapples with the aftershocks of terror
Father Jim Sunderland chose to spend his life as a middleman -- between killers and God.
How will Hollywood react now that real life is more terrifying than fiction?
At Camp Amache, a school project reopens an ugly chapter of Colorado history.
The release of Apocalypse Now Redux sharpens the debate over the moral complexities of the battlefield.
Reese Witherspoon's talents are wasted in the muddy, unoriginal Legally Blonde.
In the whiz-bang Pearl Harbor, vintage history takes a back seat to a dated love triangle.
Novelist James Ellroy reshapes America's ugly history in his own image
Theater students at UCD explore the history of a Japanese internment camp.
Two shows focus on the kith and kiln of Colorado ceramics.
As a film adaption of a bestseller, Snow Falling on Cedars flakes out.
Navy poster boys Dick and Doc have grown old but never apart.
Blue is only one of the musical colors produced by Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown.
Over fifty years after these boys first set sail, their ship has finally come in.