We all dream of finding fame and fortune in our chosen fields, but when people actually do get rich and famous, they often discover that money can't buy happiness, or love, or whatever it is the Beatles were singing about. What's the answer, then? God? Meditation? E-meter auditing? When musicians ge ... More >>
It's snowing in the mountains -- finally -- which means we might actually have a ski season after all. In honor of the fluffy stuff (not to mention early-morning I-70 traffic, overpriced tickets and sub-zero temperatures), we present some of our favorite memes of Thumper, the super cool ski instruct ... More >>
As if South Park, Colorado, doesn't have enough problems (Canadians, Gingers and the fearsome Jewpacabra among them), Cartman, Stan, Kyle, Kenny and the whole South Park gang will soon lay waste to the hapless burg in the upcoming video game South Park: The Stick of Truth. See also: - 10 video game ... More >>
Fans of Matt Stone and Trey Parker, local comedian heroes, know that their hilarity knows no bounds. And when it comes to South Park, it also knows no boundaries. Which is why we weren't entirely surprised to find that the show and its creators were recently spoofed themselves -- with a burlesque pa ... More >>
As usual, South Park's timing is impeccable. As the replacement refs debacle was finally being resolved, last night's season premiere, "Sarcastaball," featured satirical jabs at the NFL, officiating, commissioner Roger Goodell, the Broncos, Peyton Manning and the Denver cheerleaders, re-dubbed the W ... More >>
The late Stan Brakhage, a Denver-born experimental filmmaker, was a pioneer in avant-garde cinema and a notable successor to Maya Deren and the film artists of the 1940s. A professor at the University of Colorado, he's remembered with an annual symposium and weekly film series -- and at least in par ... More >>
"I believe that ancient Jews built boats and sailed to America/I am a Mormon, and a Mormon just believes," sings Elder Price in Matt Stone and Trey Parker's iconic musical, The Book of Mormon. And while the theological irreverence of a song like "Spooky Mormon Hell Dream," or the existential send-up ... More >>
The Book of Mormon finally arrived in Denver, freighted with a massive weight of hype, slick marketing, praise and excitement for this musical created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, both Colorado natives. The show had sold out within hours last January, with friends posting photographs of themselves ... More >>
Coloradans and visitors from other states put on their short-sleeved button-up shirts, ties, backpacks and bicycle helmets and made their way down to the Ellie Caulkins Opera House last night for the opening of The Book of Mormon. And even if they didn't don full-on Mormon attire, these fans felt lu ... More >>
Colorado is having a tough time. The ramifications of widespread wildfires and the Aurora theater shooting are still coming into focus, and many questions won't be answered for months. But we're not going anywhere. In Westword's annual attempt to chronicle on paper -- to count the ways, if you will ... 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 >>
Video below.Last week, we noted the weird cameo by convicted Greeley gang-banger Christian Hanson in an allegedly racist attack video aimed at Janice Hahn, a California candidate running for Congress in a special election taking place tomorrow. Afterward, we heard from filmmaker Ladd Ehlinger ... More >>
Imagine my surprise the other night when, in the midst of enjoying an episode of Friday Night Lights on Hulu (Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose!), a commercial popped on featuring Colorado Attorney General John Suthers. And not just any John Suthers -- an animated John Suthers straight out ... More >>
Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the longtime brains behind South Park, Colorado's most famous semi-fictional mountain town, took it all the way to Broadway on Tuesday when The Book of Mormon opened to glowing reviews. The musical, a sendup of Mormon culture starring two "elders" on a mission trip ... More >>
Bring it back home!Type "The Book of Mormon" into Google right now, and the first thing to come is the eponymous play by Matt Stone and Trey Parker, two Colorado boys who went on to become, we think it's fair to say at this point, the greatest satirists of a generation. From South Park to Tea ... More >>
Video below.Yesterday's judiciary committee hearing about HB 1250, a medical marijuana infused-products bill, took some unexpected twists. The legislation, which initially sought to ban all MMJ edibles, has now evolved into a packaging bill. But in arguing why it's necessary, sponsoring Repre ... More >>
Leading the charge against El Paso Corp.?Even when you're talking about the real actual place called South Park, which is not really a town, but rather a 1,000-some square-mile area of grasslands southwest of Pikes Peak, the phrase "gas exploration" sounds like a set-up for a Terrance and Phi ... More >>
According to an official statement from Brownmark Films, the company, best known for the above completely idiotic video and Internet phenomenon from 2007, has decided to file a lawsuit against Viacom International, Comedy Partners, Paramount Pictures Corporation, MTV Networks and South Park Digita ... More >>
KOA's Mike Rosen accused AM 760's David Sirota of being humorless after Sirota circulated a Rosen line from a debate about crashing a plane into a thus-far-unbuilt mosque near Ground Zero -- a joke, according to Rosen, but one that still led to MSNBC's Keith Olbermann branding him the worst p ... More >>
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Matt Stone and Trey Parker during a recent Boing Boing interview.Yesterday, we shared with you a video featuring local bad boys made good Matt Stone and Trey Parker talking about their depiction of the prophet Mohammad in a two-part episode of South Park -- a gag that earned them attacks on a ... More >>
Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the warped Colorado-bred minds behind South Park, are the target of threats from a Muslim group for showing the prophet Mohammad in a bear suit in a recent episode. Maybe that's why the latest full show available for viewing on South Park's Comedy Central site at this wr ... More >>
Now that South Park bad boys Trey Parker and Matt Stone have announced plans for a Broadway production titled The Book of Mormon, congregants of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are bracing themselves for some savage jokes about polygamous prophets, complicated underwear, annoy ... More >>
South Park's creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone grew up in Colorado and attended the University of Colorado in Boulder, which explains why their celebrated show includes lots of local references. So it was only a matter of time until the duo took on the hottest topic around these parts these ... More >>
Visiting South Park with the man who would be Butters.
"Die Hippie Die"
The Starz Denver International Film Festival unspools for the 27th time.
Homegrown wiseguys give pieces a chance in Team America.
A towering inferno of local talent garners a smokiní deal.
April 10, 2003
After taking a tour of both L.A. and South Park, Toddy Walters rediscovers her musical muse.
Ohmigod! Five seasons in, South Park's the funniest show on TV.
A calendar hits the wall.
From South Park to Pokémon, 1999 was almost an American beauty.
Since Amendement 2 passed seven years ago, Colorado Springs has learned a lesson in Family Values.
Feb. 5-11, 1998
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