"What do you know about Paul Robeson?" internationally renowned baritone Anthony Brown asked writer Andrew Flack a few years back. "I know a little, but show me your notes," Flack responded. It was New Year's Eve, and the two men began talking about Robeson's life, his music, his political struggles ... More >>
Yesterday, Rutgers head basketball coach Mike Rice was fired after video surfaced (it's on view below) of him throwing balls at players, as well as kicking them and shouting homophobic slurs like "fucking faggot" and "fucking fairy." An extreme case, no doubt, but not an isolated one. In fact, a nu ... More >>
Yesterday, Governor John Hickenlooper signed civil unions into law; for our coverage, click here. In honor of this historic step, we've assembled photos and information about famous same-sex couples who've legally committed to each other, either through marriage ceremonies in areas where doing so is ... More >>
Not long ago, Graham Elliot moved to Colorado to chase a girl. Unfortunately, his quest for love didn't conclude with a picturesque Hollywood ending. So Elliot did what most spurned lovers do: He wrote a novel, of course. In 2012 Elliot released A Pact for Life, a story about a hot-and-cold Denver c ... More >>
As Barack Obama was visiting CSU, where he was greeted by 13,000 supporters and an attack sign with a typo, the folks behind Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, released a letter with an academic flavor. It features the signatures of 100-plus professors who back the measure, inclu ... More >>
"I wonder how newspapers like Westword survived without weekly stories promoting gay, marijuana, and goth newslines! Patty, you should be ashamed!" So writes The Wilk in response to our current cover story, "Over the Rainbow," which details efforts to stop the bullying of gay teenagers.
Katherine McPhee starts in Smash.There's huge buzz around Smash, a television show premiering at 9 p.m. tonight on NBC. A procedural drama depicting the creation of a musical about Marilyn Monroe, Smash features such big-name acting talent as Anjelica Huston and Debra Messing, as well as Amer ... More >>
How did CU land New Jersey cornerback Yuri Wright, a top 100 recruit coveted by plenty of other major universities? Part of the thanks go to a series of profane tweets that got him expelled from his prep school -- after the football season was over, of course. Most mainstream outlets are referring ... More >>
A job for pesticides? Our recent feature, "Bug Bedlam," dissected Denver's struggle against the tiny, bloodsucking pests. And how do most people get rid of pests? With pesticides. But there are some who argue that's the wrong approach -- and dangerous. This weekend, they'll gather in Aurora f ... More >>
Should the City of Boulder pass a law requiring "party permits" for the type of large, alcohol-fueled house parties thrown by CU students living in the University Hill neighborhood? This is one of the measures Boulder Councilwoman Lisa Morzel is calling for in response to the slaying of Todd ... More >>
Lori Midson Jorge de la Torre Johnson & Wales University www.jwu.edu This is part one of Lori Midson's interview with Jorge de la Torre, dean of culinary education at Johnson & Wales University. Part two of that interview will run in this space tomorrow. "I'm a little worried about this in ... More >>
Scott McInnisScott McInnis still doesn't quite get how he went from a governor's office shoo-in to a political pariah. He's back in the spotlight, engaging in an act of premature rehabilitation in the Denver Post, vowing to clear the air over this silly plagiarism scandal that derailed his ca ... More >>
The March Madness predictions made by my daughter Lora and me proved to be much less than spot-on. We haven't heard the final results of our pool yet, but I'm certain we finished far out of the money. But both last two games in the NCAA men's and women's basketball season were satisfying to watch, e ... More >>
The March 18 blog "Our March Madness Predictions: A Prelude to Humiliation..." shared NCAA men's and women's basketball picks made by my daughter Lora and me, which fell short of flawless. True, we had Connecticut making it to the women's finals on Tuesday, but not Louisville, which surprised Oklaho ... More >>
The updates that have followed in the wake of the March 18 blog "Our March Madness Predictions: A Prelude to Humiliation...," which shared choices in the men's and women's NCAA basketball tournament made by my daughter Lora and me, have been grim at times. Last night, though, the news was better whe ... More >>
The women's NCAA basketball tournament bracket my daughter Lora and I shared in "Our March Madness Predictions: A Prelude to Humiliation..." have taken a pounding, and last night's pair of Elite Eight games didn't help -- not that they could have. Stanford beat Iowa State, but we had the Cardinal lo ... More >>
Louisville's late burst plowed under Kelli Griffin's Baylor squad. The women's NCAA basketball bracket put together by my daughter Lora and me isn't quite as calamitous as our men's picks, but close. The big blow: Baylor, which we designated to reach the finals, went dry late in the second half of ... More >>
Oh. My. God. The headline on the first blog about the NCAA men's and women's basketball tournament picks made by my daughter Lora and me -- "Our March Madness Predictions: A Prelude to Humiliation..." -- could hardly have been more prescient. Our 5-3 record last night in the second half of round two ... More >>
"Our March Madness Predictions: A Prelude to Humiliation...," published March 18, shared brackets assembled by me and my daughter, Lora, for both the men's and women's NCAA basketball tournaments -- and in an update posted yesterday, I noted that our women's picks had proven more accurate than the m ... More >>
Although most fans who fill out brackets during NCAA basketball tournament season only focus on the men's teams, the contest through the Archdiocese of Denver that my daughter Lora and I have participated in during recent years gives the women equal billing. That's a good thing from the perspective ... More >>
Each year, I sit down with my daughter Lora -- a rabid sports fan with strong opinions about 9News' Susie Wargin -- to fill out NCAA tournament brackets for both the men's and women's basketball championships as part of a friendly contest organized by my wife's peers in the Archdiocese of Denver sch ... More >>
The latest Don Imus controversy, spurred by the rhetorical question "What color is he?," which Imus asked during a show following mention of trouble-prone footballer Adam "Pacman" Jones, was topic one on Peter Boyles' KHOW morning show on June 24. "It's one of those mornings where everyone's going t ... More >>
Even with the Mac kid at his side, John McClane is just...old.
Talk show fallout.
As noted in this April 26 Message column, the fallout from the Don Imus controversy so worried the folks at Clear Channel-Denver that they called a meeting of on-air talent from their eight-station cluster to discuss its implications. And judging by KHOW talk-show host Craig Silverman's reaction to ... More >>
Has the Don Imus controversy permanently altered the radio universe? Clear Channel yakkers huddled to talk about it.
If journalists condemn Bill O'Reilly, he'll strike back anytime and anywhere -- even in the parking lot of a local Wild Oats.
Make way for the Mexicans, as they continue America's manifest destiny.
Shadow Theatre's Paul Robeson restores an American giant.
RTD hardens its target with compulsory anti-terrorism training.
Backbeat writers sound off on a few of their favorite musical things from 2002.
The Dutch masters show at the Denver Art Museum is quite a treat.
Donald Miller has rewritten one of the best books on World War II, but will anyone care?
They met because they wanted to fight gangs. Ten years later, Leon Kelly and Lloyd Lewan are a gang of two.
Colorado activists struck first on domestic violence.
Hype makes right at the center for the new west.
The Fugees are determined to make rap, not war.
THE JOYS OF THE NEW JOHN COLTRANE RELEASE.