Special Olympics International

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    Comedian Josh Blue on the pros and cons of being an "inspiration"

    There have been a handful of standup comics with cerebral palsy over the years, but few have transcended the "inspirational" novelty and gone on to achieve legitimate credibility in their field. Not like Denver's Josh Blue, who conquered the fourth season of Last Comic Standing and released his own ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2013

    Videos: Peyton Manning's five favorite movies and why they're key to understanding him

    During an interview yesterday on KOA (click here to listen to it), Peyton Manning listed his five favorite movies -- all comedies from 1979 to 1985. He added that teammates need to watch the flicks, because otherwise when he quotes from them, the players won't have any idea what the hell he's talkin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2012

    Ten best hip-hop Christmas songs

    For as many ill conceived hip-hop Christmas cuts that have been produced over the years, there have been as least as many that were great. While they're not all necessarily fun, feel good songs meant to get you in the spirit of the season, and some deal directly with the ills of the holiday or criti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2012

    Your vote doesn't matter: Why there are better things to do on election day

    Editor's note: Election day is almost here, and if you haven't voted early, you have decisions ahead of you -- including whether to vote at all, according to Westword contributor Josiah Hesse. Disagree? Chris Utterback takes the opposite position in "Your vote matters: Why you should head to the pol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    Sara Century on Ladybug 2012, the Titwrench-style festival she's bringing to Fort Collins

    In response to the overwhelming success of Denver's Titwrench Festival -- the award-winning female-centric, three-day rock and noise fest -- local riot-grrrl icon Sara Century has been tapped to bring a version of the event to Fort Collins. Dubbed Ladybug 2012, the freshly minted festival is slated ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Durango High School closed because of... hay?

    ​The good news for Durango High School students: The building's closed today and tomorrow, and maybe longer, because of what administrators think was a senior prank involving hay. Yes, hay. The bad news: the time off could be made up by adding days at the end of the year -- a joke students won ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    Burning Tree Fire near Franktown: 95% contained, livestock can't return yet (VIDEOS)

    Videos below.​Update: Wow, that was fast. Almost as quickly as the Burning Tree fire near Franktown flared up, crews supplemented by aircraft borrowed from the Indian Gulch fire in the Golden area have knocked it down. According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, containment currently sta ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 12, 2009
  • Calendar

    August 14, 2008

    Don’t Fear the Oyster

    Competitive urban antics storm the city

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2008

    Mile High Makeout: Hugging It Out

    As the dust settles from another Westword Music Showcase Awards ceremony, a whole crew of folks has begun kicking it back up. The final results were posted Thursday morning, just before 6 a.m., and by noon, thirteen different comments had been added. Some of the comments added to the celebratory air ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2007

    CORA Wars

    Winston Churchill had a saying: “Arguing over the internet is like competing in the Special Olympics – even if you win, you’re still retarded.” Well, maybe it wasn’t Churchill who said it, but any web surfer who's suddenly found themselves spending hours crafting witty cyber comebacks ov ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 16, 2007