When somebody bathes in blood and guts, swings from hanging bodies or sews together dismembered parts -- that's horror. And so naturally when rappers embody this realm, it's called horrorcore. But true horror is more than blood and guts; it is bewilderment in happenings that occur beyond an ordinar ... More >>
A priest walks into a bar. This isn't beginning of a joke. On Monday night, Reverend John Riley walked into Katie Mullen's Irish Restaurant and Pub for the Catholic Archdiocese of Denver's monthly Theology on Tap gathering. On loan from the Archdiocese of Arlington, Virginia, Reverend Riley, a ... More >>
Another week, another arrest of a man with a ministerial past on a sex-crime beef. Mere days after disgraced ex-priest Daniel Drinan was charged with pleasuring himself on a plane, David Grosse, a retired Air Force chaplain, has been arrested for suspected sexual assault against four victims and may ... More >>
Five years after Paul Thomas Anderson released his Oscar-winning There Will Be Blood, he finally has another movie coming out -- and this time, he's ready for what will follow. "I've made six movies, and I feel like I'm only just finally figuring out how this business fucking works," Anderson said ... More >>
The Book of Mormon has left town, but as Josiah Hesse shows in his pop history of religious satire, the world's religions have long served as inspiration -- whether the mockery involves Mormons or Scientology.
The Book of Mormon was the brainchild of two Coloradans, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, who first burst on the national scene with South Park. But other locals also got lucky with the musical. Longtime Denver lobbyist Leo Boyle actually invested in it. "It's one of the few things I've done right in my ... More >>
The Book of Mormon may seem gut-bustingly revolutionary, but creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are building on a tradition of god-mocking that is as old as belief itself, Josiah Hesse reveals in his pop-history of religious satire. From Chaucer and Voltaire to Kevin Smith and Bill Maher, comedian ... More >>
If you are one of the lucky people who snagged a ticket to The Book of Mormon's first stop on its national tour before the Denver run sold out in under four hours, pat yourself on the back. If not, get in line now -- or at least get ready. As we announced yesterday, the Mormon producers have establi ... More >>
In an item yesterday, we argued that the mass shooting at a Wisconsin Sikh temple had received less coverage than the Aurora theater shooting. The response to this point of view fell shy of total acceptance, but numerous readers agreed, and voiced theories about why. Here's one especially detailed a ... More >>
The Colorado Dragon Boat Festival will pay tribute to the victims of the Aurora movie theater shootings tomorrow during the opening ceremony.
Hometown heroes Trey Parker and Matt Stone, who created a musical about a cannibal when they were University of Colorado film students, have an even more unlikely hit on their hands with The Book of Mormon. The boffo Broadway musical will start its tour here in August -- and tickets sold out fast S ... More >>
Big pics below.Yesterday, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests accused the Vatican, as well as four officials, including Pope Benedict XVI, of crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court in the Hague. To draw more attention to this action, members of SNAP's Denver ... More >>
OMG like how hot are vampires right now? So hot, is how hot they are right now, but as everyone knows, Dracula is pretty much played out and the whole vampires-as-sexy-brooding-potential-lovers thing is already taken -- what we need is a new angle on vampires. So let's see... how about priest ... More >>
Tim & mom.The 2010 Super Bowl ad featuring Tim Tebow and his mom is the gift that keeps on giving for Focus on the Family. Next month at their convention in Nashville, the National Religious Broadcasters will reportedly name it the year's best -- and why not? The commercial, on view below, ce ... More >>
A Flickr photoJeff Johnsen, the executive director of Mile High Ministries, a collaboration of urban churches in Denver, thinks its time that Evangelical Christians spoke up about immigration. "The way we've worked out our social concern is caring for the poor: helping the homeless, feeding ... More >>
Evangelicals Evangelicals, Holiday Shores, Candy Claws Monday, November 9 The Hi-Dive Better Than: (Sorry about this) The Broncos offense Maybe it's a low blow, but Josh Jones of Evangelicals was responsible for tingling more spines than Brandon Marshall on Monday night, despite the fact th ... More >>
Focus on the Family's Tom Minnery and Stuart Shepard. James Dobson's February decision to step down as chairman of Focus on the Family doesn't mean the organization is abandoning its ideological agenda. Indeed, his minions are as busy as ever attacking governmental actions that don't represent Focu ... More >>
Wednesday, December 6, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Mike Jones wasn't the only one to get regular visits from "Art."
Evil is a chilling documentary portrait of a pedophile priest and his pious protectors.
Science and mixology.
Brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
When Reverend Benjamin Reynolds opened his church to gays, some called it a sin. He calls it a mission from God.
From the week of August 12, 2004
The Mikvah Project examines a religious observance
B.C. Tours offers a politically incorrect view of Denver. From the beginning.
Bringing the Savior to a small town doesn't guarantee salvation.
The missing work of Max Lazarus
From the week of November 8, 2001
The Post's Dean Singleton joins a newspaper marriage even more strained than Denver's.
Slayer hasn't stopped giving the devil his due.
Ed Harris goes on a quest for The Third Miracle.
The rest is history at Rose Hill Cemetery.
Demons continue to haunt the injured ironworker who held up Focus on the Family--as well as his victims.
James Dobson issues gender "guidelines" for the country's most popular Bible.
Or does it? When it comes to Landmark Education corporation, there's no meeting of the minds.
THE ARCHDIOCESE GETS AN EX-TEACHER'S SUIT THROWN OUT ON CONSTITUTIONAL GROUNDS.