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Greetings from Denver! They don't call it the Mile High City for nothing. Even Mother Nature agrees that Downtown Denver is the proverbial pot of gold. And, not just once, but twice! See how the double rainbows to the left of the photo above balance so nicely with the ... More >>
Photo by Michael RobertsWill they feel like dancing after tonight?Blogs about Denver are floating around everywhere. Here are three we grabbed.
In his preview of the Nuggets' final game of the regular season, Denver Stiffs' Andrew Feinstein notes that a Nugs victory will likely translate to ... More >>
Tony Kovaleski's got a pretty fancy date next week.Last March, we lauded 33 Minutes to 3-4 Right, an unusually ambitious half-hour long Channel 7 documentary about the December 2008 crash of Continental Flight 1404, and the thirty-minutes-plus it took for the first ambulance to arrive on the ... More >>
That picture above? That's my desk as it existed this morning, shortly after I was told that I was going to have to move that glorious collection of crap, box it all up and put it in storage while the Westword offices are remodeled.
I love my desk. Seven years of shwag, seven years of not ... More >>
In case you haven't noticed (or in case you're too lazy to scroll down the page just a little), we--the indomitable staff of the Westword Cafe section--now have a twitter feed. We're also sporting a couple of new bylines, some fresh blood, and have been working hard to keep the beast fed and t ... More >>
Back in 2002, Mark Obmascik, part of the Denver Post team that won a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the 1999 Columbine High School shootings, took a year off in order to write a book about, of all things, bird-watching -- and the slower pace agreed with him. "In journalism, we do ... More >>
Images from Channel 7's Peabody-winning series of reports.
The Peabody award is the TV-news equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize -- and Channel 7 is among the 2008 winners, along with CNN, Saturday Night Live and HBO's epic John Adams mini-series. The station was honored for "Failing the Children: Dead ... More >>
East High grad and author Daniel Howe will talk about his 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning history tome, What Hath God Wrought -- The Transformation of America: 1815-1848, at 7 p.m. tonight at the Colorado History Museum, 1300 Broadway.
The 928-page book, published in late 2007, covers American histor ... More >>
The front page of the Rocky Mountain News' February 27 edition -- its last.
Okay, our copies of the final Rocky Mountain News finally arrived, and I've gotten a chance to spend some time with one of them -- although not as much as I will. The wraparound section celebrating the history of the paper, ... More >>
In "Rocky Mountain News editor John Temple on the future of the paper: 'We Have No Idea'" -- a blog published on February 16 -- the aforementioned Temple mentioned that approximately half-a-dozen members of his staff had left the tabloid of late, with some landing newspaper jobs despite the horrif ... More >>
On Sunday, I stopped by the Newseum in Washington, D.C., the new, 250,000 square foot facility on Pennyslvania Avenue devoted to the history of news. The views from this building are stunning, as are many of the exhibits. But in many ways, I might as well have been at a natural history museum, loo ... More >>
David Shneer is a one-man dynamo when it's come to bringing into focus the divergent cultural wings of the Jewish diaspora locally, in the past as a professor and director of the Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Denver and currently in a similar role at CU-Boulder. And he's starti ... More >>