On Saturday night Conan O'Brien took on hosting duties for the second time since 1995 at the annual White House Correspondents Dinner, and apparently his years on network television have not affected his ability to skewer politicians and pundits with some unrelenting jabs at the most sensitive news ... More >>
Update: Yesterday, we interviewed school board member Denise Montagu, who criticized the press for hyping the tale of Alex Evans, seven, who was allegedly suspended from Loveland's Mary Blair Elementary for pretending to throw a grenade; read it below. But even as the school's PTO plans twin rallies ... More >>
It's a common saying around the Beltway: Politics is just show-business for ugly people. The parallels between politician and pop star are too numerous to list here, yet by simply looking at the quotes dolled out by rockers and legislators over the years -- and trying to figure out which belongs to ... More >>
There's probably a certain amount of sincerity involved when a famous musician endorses a political candidate. But even the most un-cynical, democracy-loving patriot will have to admit that there's a hell of a lot more to the rock star/candidate public union than just fiscal policy. Endorsing a poli ... More >>
Bill Maher was in town last Friday, sharing observations and the wealth: He donated proceeds from the show to several charities, including the victims of Aurora. But not everyone appreciated the gesture.
Only a few hours after the Supreme Court declared Obama's health-insurance mandate constitutional, we spoke with Washington Post columnist and NPR commentator E.J. Dionne, who was at the Aspen Ideas Festival promoting his book, Our Divided Political Heart: The Battle for the American Idea in an Age ... More >>
God only knows what we did here to deserve the honor, but The Undefeated, the much-hyped 90-minute info-mercial for Sarah Palin, made its debut right here in little old Denver on Friday -- well, actually Highlands Ranch, but, you know. At any rate, given the maniacal fervor Palin inspires in ... 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 >>
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 >>
Vegas, baby!There comes a point in the career of any musical act where the only reasonable thing to do is to follow the trailblazing example of the King. By this we mean: Buy a lot of jumpsuits, move your bloated, fat ass to Las Vegas and basically become an ersatz version of your former glor ... More >>
That sound makes me want to bite somebody's freakin' head off!Some creative researchers at Northern Arizona University have discovered what could be a literally sound solution to saving Colorado's forests that are rapidly dying at the jaws of pine beetles. The answer could lie in the sound o ... More >>
Michelle Malkin meets one of her fans: Swastika Guy!Sensing a shortage of lists in popular culture, The Daily Beast's Tunku Varadarajan has put together a roster of "The Right's Top 25 Journalists," based not necessarily on the quality of their work, but on the influence they wield over the m ... More >>
Get ready, get set, insert foot in mouth. Here are some of the quotes that made us laugh, cry or just scratch our head in disbelief. "Riots in Denver at the Democrat Convention would see to it we don't elect Democrats. And that's the best damn thing (that) could happen for this country as fa ... More >>
Back again with more great Twits to follow for your burgeoning Twitter feed. As always, follow us at @denverwestword, @cafewestword, @westword_music and @casciato. @DenverHappyHour: Do you need a drink or three today after work? Not sure where to go? This fine Twitter feed is full of nothin ... More >>
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