Jasim Mohammed Hassin Ramadon is one of five Iraqi men charged in a rape so horrific that a Colorado Springs Police spokeswoman can barely describe the details without getting emotional. And yet last fall, Ramadon was featured in a TV report on view below in which he was hailed as a hero for helping ... More >>
Author Benjamin Runkle will be at the Tattered Cover in Highlands Ranch tonight to talk about his new book, Wanted Dead or Alive: Manhunts from Geronimo to Bin Laden. In preparation for his appearance, we caught up with Runkle to talk about his book, the importance of manhunts and the effect ... More >>
Spark Gallery celebrates a milestone anniversary.
A new musical -- aptly titled Iraq War, the Musical! -- attempts to make sense of the nonsense our current administration is spouting. We caught up with director Paul Cross to ask him about his singing, dancing extravaganza. Westword (Amber Taufen): How did you come up with the idea for this produc ... More >>
In celebrity-starved Denver, it's no surprise that the PleasuresDudes have parlayed their late-night TV ads for a local adult-store chain into a certain star status peopled with parties and porn stars. But thanks to the web, the Dudes have gone global â€“ and their fame earned them an invitation to ... More >>
Guinness writes the book on gaming, but doesn't shatter any records.
Capsule reviews of current shows
Speaking up for the women of Iraq.
Some of the most passionate responses to the September 6 Message column about today's funny pages can be found at The Daily Cartoonist, which touts itself as "the source for industry news for the professional cartoonist." The site posted an item about the piece under the headline "Two Week Comic Bin ... More >>
There have been plenty of ugly developments in the newspaper industry of late: buyouts, layoffs, Rupert Murdoch's likely purchase of the Wall Street Journal, and so on. But few have been as flat-out tragic as word that the Weekly World News, a tabloid that made news by making up the news, will soon ... More >>
Like Saddam Hussein, the Rev. Jerry Falwell, who died on May 15 at age 73, was satirized so frequently that it's easy to underestimate his influence. Of late, he was best known for determinedly moronic cultural crusades and brain-dead pronouncements epitomized by his assertion that Tinky Winky, the ... More >>
CU Boulder’s art professors can do way more than just teach.
The Singer Gallery scores again with this set of solos.
A misdirected e-mail is a revelation.
Thursday, August 4, Gothic Theatre, 303-788-0984.
Art of Darkness
Halim Al-Karim finds his artistic voice in exile.
From the week of July 1, 2004
Inside Al-Jazeera, journalists tell a familiar story unfamiliarly.
Hidalgo lets Dubya ride sidesaddle with its heroic cowboy.
Bat Boy: The Musical flaps into town.
Marooned in Iraq
Hey, Sparky, think it's time to pull the plug on the Bowl Championship Series wizards?
The 30th of Baydak needs to swim in deeper waters.
Have You Forgotten?(Dreamworks)
Brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
It took more than a few scud missiles to break up the party at the Winter Music Conference.
Iraq and roll don't go together well when rockers protest
The evolution of mankind, and sports, is made possible by...click...Anna Kournikova.
The media's massive buildup to battle makes war seem almost anti-climactic.
January 9, 2003
More than a mere war picture, Three Kings takes on the complexities of human emotion.