No matter how the presidential candidates do in tonight's debate -- whether Mitt Romney continues to do his imitation of Bert on Sesame Street or Barack Obama trips over his teleprompter -- a clear winner has already emerged: The University of Denver.
They like us! They really like us! Denver has long seemed like the Sally Field of cities, eager for any national recognition. And this past weekend, Denver got plenty, for everything from its beer to its beer-drinking governor....especially its beer-drinking governor.
The Emerald Isle is no match for the globe-conquering Christopher Columbus and his ship of fools. For years, the two cultures have waged an epic battle for ethnic supremacy in this country. On the one plate, you have some boiled potatoes. On the other, a generous serving of seven-layer lasagn ... More >>
Simon Pegg may not have the ideal physique to play hefty, but he's a good fit for FatBoy.
In a January "diary" penned for Entertainment Weekly, talk-show host Conan O'Brien lamented the prospect that the Writers Guild of America strike might doom the Academy Awards with a perfectly self-deflating line: "I want no part of a world that refuses to congratulate itself." By that standard, he' ... More >>
In the purple haze over the Rockies, one thing is clear: A World Series-class city needs a world-class mascot.
Denver has always been the Sally Field of cities, grateful for the slightest nod of recognition from the national media. Under normal circumstances, the filming of an Eddie Murphy movie in this town -- Nowhereland, for example, which is currently shooting around Denver -- would be front-page news. ... More >>
Everyone complains that the Emmy Awards—heck, most Award shows—are staid, over-long affairs that just don’t earn their three-plus hour block of prime time anymore. Viewers (not to mention reviewers) look for anything that’s remarkable—whose dress sucked (Hayden Panettiere), who made the be ... More >>
Minutes to Midnight
Sorry, but Denver has nothing to apologize for.
Steel Magnolias is in full bloom at Miners Playhouse.
A female ironworker fights back against abuse in the riveting North Country.
Justin Moyer, Edie Sedgwick and Supersystem's Justin Destroyer are all the same person -- sort of.
Taking a Leak
An Irish reporter's story is immortalized as Hollywood truth.
June 26, 2003
Are the stars out tonight? Depends on who's asking.
That's been the long, hard decision for TV academy chairman Bryce Zabel
How Denver went pasta point of no return.
TV managed to suck and blow in 2000, but still, we watched . . . and watched
A top-notch cast compensates for dubious credibility in Where the Heart Is.
Handing out the trophies for 1997's best albums.