The National Enquirer's story about James Holmes's alleged confession to the theater shooting included the assertion that something in The Dark Knight Rises' soundtrack set off the lethal rampage. One reader believes this tale is possible and connects the concept to Tipper Gore's campaign against mu ... More >>
It's the final countdown to Election Day and Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, is looking toward the finish line. At a campaign stop at an Obama field office in Lakewood last night, the Second Lady pushed the reelection of the Obama-Biden team as the right choice for women, veterans, stu ... More >>
Last Thursday, Andy Guerrero had the kind of moment most Obama supporters will only ever experience in dreams: He met First Lady Michelle Obama in the radiant, well-toned flesh. He was, in fact, hugged and caressed by her. Guerrero was among the 3,100 people who waited more than four hours to see Ob ... More >>
In the final weeks of the election, one thing is clear: A very small margin of voters will ultimately determine the victor in Colorado, which has become one of the most important battleground states in the country. That was part of the message from First Lady Michelle Obama, who rallied voters yeste ... More >>
Michelle Obama, who is making two campaign stops in Denver's suburbs this morning, backs "Let's Move," an anti-obesity program with the lofty goal of solving the "epidemic of childhood obesity within a generation." Her glowing physique and enviable shoulders dressed to perfection, she's often pictur ... More >>
The Kylie Horner post about Michelle Obama's Colorado Springs appearance noted that only volunteers who won a sweepstakes would be able to see her speak. This procedure inspired one reader to weigh in on the Obama campaign's approach to earning another four years for the First Lady's husband.
On Tuesday President Barack Obama just visited the CU-Boulder campus. Now, it's the First Lady's turn to visit Colorado. On Monday April 30, Michelle Obama will be heading to Colorado Springs to speak with a select audience at a volunteer appreciation event. But there's a catch. The president's spe ... More >>
Several prominent artists and musicians are Denver natives -- Philip Bailey from Earth Wind and Fire went to East. Isaac Slade and Joe King of the Fray were schoolmates at Faith Christian Academy. Denver's First Lady Mary Louise Lee is aiming to continue Denver's notable legacy with "Bringing Back t ... More >>
Michelle Obama's ski trip to Aspen over Presidents Day weekend created a flurry of interest in our post from this time last year, when she and the First Daughters skied in Vail and ate at Restaurant Kelly Liken. Who knew that Rush Limbaugh was a restaurant critic? "The problem is, and dare I ... More >>
If it's Presidents Day, the First Lady must be in Colorado, skiing. Last year, Michelle Obama took the two First Daughters to Vail over the same weekend -- and our first clue that she had returned to the slopes was a flurry of hits on that piece. This time, Michelle Obama and her daughters ... More >>
During Tuesday night's broadcast of the 34th annual Kennedy Center Honors, the cameras frequently swept over the President's box occupied by Barack and Michelle Obama, as well as honorees Sonny Rollins, Barbara Cook, Neil Diamond, Meryl Streep and Yo-Yo Ma -- and there, just to the president's right ... More >>
Salvador Flores-MartinezThe cat's now out of the bag: Earlier today, PlatteForum founder and artistic director Judy Anderson, education director Meagan Terry and nineteen-year-old student representative Salvador Flores-Martinez were honored at the White House by First Lady Michelle O ... More >>
Michelle Obama.Denver blogs posts take a licking and keep on ticking. BigMedia.org's Jason Salzman on a radio listener saying Michelle Obama recalls Planet of the Apes -- and host Jimmy Lakey guffawing. Colorado Independent's David O. Williams on federal loan guarantees earmarked for a sout ... More >>
Flickr photo by whologwhyWith DSK (Dominique Strauss-Kahn) and his did-he-didn't-he-rape-a-New-York-hotel-maid story all over both sides of the Atlantic, it's not a great time to be French. The guy once seen as a top contender in 2012 presidential election pool has now become a poster-child f ... More >>
Wednesday, June 1, Marquis Theater, 1-866-468-7621.
Jessica Simpson.Pop trollop Jessica Simpson may not have really hexed Dallas quarterback Tony Romo when the two were an item. But with Troy Tulowitzki just shaking off the curse of Katy Perry, we still have reason to worry about any connection to J-Simp, who'll reportedly make an appearance a ... More >>
If you made your way to the Bluebird last night, you're already know about this. If not, here's some news you can use: The Wanda Jackson show that was slated to take place last night was postponed until this evening due to crappy weather in the mountains. If you had tickets for last night's s ... More >>
Rush Limbaugh, ashShould Rush Limbaugh have commented at all on Michelle Obama's visit to Vail -- much less suggest that the First Lady, who has made childhood obesity her major cause, had no business eating short ribs? And did Cafe Society have any business getting into this political food f ... More >>
Kelly LikenIt's been a big week for Kelly Liken of Vail's Restaurant Kelly Liken, who was named a James Beard semi-finalist for Best Chef: Southwest (for the third time) -- and then fed Michelle Obama and three friends over the weekend. Liken recently competed on Top Chef, and Michelle Obama ... More >>
Dominique Taylor, Vail DailyMichelle Obama spent her Presidents' Weekend without the president and with her daughters in Vail, where she skied, dined and managed to get the conservative media so riled up they called her fat. We know that the First Lady has made battling childhood obesity her ... More >>
Willow Palin asserts that you are a homosexualIf conservative politics are a circus, then the Palin family is everyone's favorite sideshow. The teen pregnancy, the strange babydaddy drama, the truncated term as governor -- shoot, that was the Palins just getting warmed up, evidently, because ... More >>
First Ladies Jeannie Ritter and Helen Thorpe are living large. Colorado First Lady Jeannie Ritter gives Denver First Lady Helen Thorpe a firsthand tour of the Colorado governor's mansion...
Zisboombah.com nets $10,000 from Michelle Obama for its nutrition technology for kidsIn July, we reported that Boulder-based Zisboombah.com was a frontrunner in Michelle Obama's contest for the best kids nutrition technology application. The winner of that contest was up for a $10,000 grand p ... More >>
Karen Laszlo started Zisboombah.com this past November to encourage kids to make better choices when it came to deciding what to eat. Six months later, she found her Boulder-based company in Michelle Obama's contest, competing against 90 other kids' nutrition technology applications from acro ... More >>
No Lunchables would be found in this congressman's childhood lunchbox.No tater tots or fruit cocktail were harmed in the upbringing of Congressman Jared Polis. No Cheetos or Little Debbie snack cakes either for that matter. In fact, Colorado's second district congressman says he brought hi ... More >>
Photo by John JohnstonTom Tancredo -- a "minor figure" big enough to be slapped by the White House.Former Colorado congressman Tom Tancredo has been making the Tea Party circuit of late, with his remarks about topics like civics literacy tests prompting conservative heavyweight Dick Armey to ... More >>
It was a highly anticipated episode: Mario, Bobby, Emeril, and the White House executive chef, Cristeta Cornerford would all be there. The secret ingredient? Any vegetable from the White House vegetable garden. And the 7.6 million viewers that tuned in to Iron Chef America on January 3 also ... More >>
What you may have missed this week on Cafe Society while you were getting your morning groove on at the new Rise & Shine Biscuit Kitchen and Cafe, which opened right around the same time as the Denver Biscuit Company. Cupcakes: out; biscuits: in. After hyping and hyping and hyping the two- ... More >>
Blake Benson rocks his Nobama duds.Conservatives like to portray the American Civil Liberties Union as a bunch of dangerous lefties with a decidedly progressive agenda rather than principles that transcend the politics of the moment. But that argument was dinged today, when the ACLU's Colora ... More >>
The finished billboard, as seen in Channel 4 coverage.Last week, a billboard went up at Wolf Interstate Leasing & Sales, 4855 Miller Street in Wheat Ridge, questioning President Barack Obama's nation of birth and linking him to jihad (and the murders at Fort Hood) in a way some observers saw ... More >>
Photo: Courtesy of Getty ImagesFirst, Michelle Obama caught the attention of carrot stalkers when she corralled a group of Washington, D.C., schoolkids to help her garden grow on the White House's South Lawn; she also pimped her garden on Sesame Street. Then Spike Mendelsohn, burger wizard, forme ... More >>
At last night's "Celebrate Alaska" seafood dinner at Oceanaire, winner of the Best Seafood Restaurant in the Best of Denver 2009, we were stumped by the statement that Alaska ranks second-highest of all fifty states for production of seafood. What state could possibly rank higher? We googled as we s ... More >>
Urbavore's Dilemma is an ongoing web series detailing city dwellers' commitment to urban homesteading. From May through September, Westword writer Joel Warner will get his hands dirty, covering everything from backyard chickens to front-lawn gardens, from greenhouses to co-ops and food-sharing. ... More >>
Sonny, with a friend. Dogs: you think you know them -- but do you really? In recent weeks, this question has taken on a great deal of importance at my house, which is ruled, to one degree or another, by Sonny, our beloved seven-year-old Miniature Schnauzer, who has recently come out of the kenn ... More >>
Plane talk about the state's homegrown airline.
Friday, December 8, Quixote's True Blue; Saturday, December 9, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 1-866-455-2263.
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