Plenty of people associate Helen Thorpe with her time as Colorado's first lady; she and Governor John Hickenlooper separated in 2012. But Westword readers also know her as a journalist and the author of the 2004 feature article "Head of the Class," which led to the best-seller Just Like Us. Thorpe' ... More >>
The national media continues to be fascinated by Colorado cannabis, Stephen Colbert included. Last night, less than two months after his amusing tribute to the marijuana Super Bowl, he devoted the lion's share of his program to the subject via two segments: one exploring the scene in what he dubs "P ... More >>
Update: Occasionally, we have to report bad news -- and that's what we're bringing to you now. To whit: Justin Kraemer, the Wichita anchorman caught muttering "Let's get the fuck out of here" line at the end of a recent newscast (see it below), isn't coming to KOAA in Colorado Springs, despite a Gaw ... More >>
Jen Jasinski has not only survived the first three weeks of Bravo's Top Chef Masters, but she was the big winner of last Wednesday's "Sex, Murder and Greed" elimination challenge, when each chef had to create a dish based on one of those soap-opera themes, all judged by cast members of Days of Our L ... More >>
While some TV series like The Office, Lost and The Simpsons carried on long after they lost the magic that originally captivated us, Arrested Development remained a razor sharp comedy right up to its 2006 cancellation. So it was no small Internet miracle when the news broke that Netflix would be fun ... More >>
Alert your darling niece, the one whose mom just insists she's the next Christina Aguilera, that stardom awaits. X Factor auditions are being held at the Denver Coliseum; wristbands will be issued on Sunday, May 12, at 8 a.m. and auditions are slated for Tuesday, May 14. Unlike the first season, whe ... More >>
Although the official cast list for the 22nd season of the CBS reality series The Amazing Race hasn't been released, Reality Fan Forum, Reality Blurred and other sources are spilling the beans early, and report that a pair of Rocky Mountain Rollergirls will be among next season's competitors. Google ... More >>
How the presence of an official Dog the Bounty Hunter merchandise store within 3.5 miles of my home has escaped my knowledge until now, I'm not sure. I've always had an affinity for the show, which is unexplainable by any stretch of the trashy imagination. But man, do I fucking love this show. Maybe ... More >>
Back in June, we spoke with once-and-future Colorado Public Radio staffer Mike Flanagan about the impending debut of a new indie-rock station at 1340 AM. At 6 a.m. this morning, the outlet, dubbed Open Air, made its bow, and while it's clearly in soft-launch/preview mode at this writing, the messag ... More >>
A list of "The 19 Most Hated Companies in America" in The Atlantic aspires to quantify all the rotten customer service, hidden and excessive fees, broken promises and general consumer aggravation out there. And one Colorado-based company, Dish Network, shows up at No. 18 -- a bit embarrassing ... 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 >>
Camping and Stewart.Billboards in Colorado and beyond warn that Judgment Day is coming May 21 -- at least according to the California-based Family Radio network, led by 89-year-old Boulder native Harold Camping. And according to a clip from last night's episode of The Daily Show on view below ... More >>
Top Chef contestant -- and Vail restaurant owner -- Kelly Liken will be part of Bravo's Top Chef tour on Saturday in Larimer SquareBecause, you know, we don't already have enough eatertainment in Denver this weekend to satiate our hunger pains, what with The Great Food Truck Race motoring in ... More >>
Monday, April 11, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Dying is for fools, amateurs.Somewhere in the last couple of years, so gradually it was hard to notice at first, Glenn Beck went from annoying and somewhat menacing to hilarious. While watching Bill O'Reilly remains basically like watching a talk show with the evil trees from The Wizard of Oz ... More >>
JLo couldn't handle the dream crushing on last week's American Idol. Apparently, she was under the impression that this show consisted of judges telling people how inspiring their life stories are. She shed some tears and questioned her future on the show, but despite the manufactured drama, ... More >>
Madison McKinley.Colorado contestants didn't receive a rose on The Bachelor last night, with both Vail's Madison McKinley and Denver's Sarah Powell going flower-free. But McKinley, the renowned vampire girl and blood-donation dominatrix, made by far the showier exit, defanging herself before ... More >>
The menu at Colt & Gray, Nelson Perkins's restaurant at 1553 Platte Street, includes baked sticky toffee pudding, a rich, decadent and dense cakey base smothered in nut-studded toffee sauce and topped with vanilla ice cream. And it counts Food Network host and chef Claire Robinson among its ... More >>
Chef Jehangir Mehta puts fun in food for kids.No one has to tell a parent how difficult it is to get kids to eat anything that's not complete crap, McDonald's this and Doritos that. But celebrity chef Jehangir Mehta -- the runner-up on Food Network's The Next Iron Chef -- is trying to change ... More >>
Is Ted Haggard ready for his closeup?Update, 11:25 a.m.: Ted Haggard has made his announcement. It involves a launch party for his new church and a possible documentary. Details below the original item, published at 8:36 a.m. Today at 10:30 a.m., embattled Colorado Springs evangelist Ted Hag ... More >>
Editor's note: Catch up with Nicole Fox's journey to America's Next Top Model cycle thirteen victory by reading all our cycle thirteen recaps. Click to revisit episode two (with Lauren Conrad), episode three (when Nicole channels Gollum), episode four (the show Nicole barely survived), episode fiv ... More >>
Edie Falco as Nurse Jackie.One of the best new television series of the summer season is Showtime's Nurse Jackie, starring Edie Falco, of The Sopranos fame. At first blush, the title character seems like a fairly typical medical-TV creation: She's a sassy wife and mother who's so fiercely dev ... More >>
Lori MidsonTop Chef winner Hosea Rosenberg and knifed cheftestant Fabio Viviani By the time the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen ended yesterday afternoon, I'd already seen a whole posse of amateurs puke; another man suffer a seizure just after chef Michael Symor ended a fantastic cooking demo devoted ... More >>
A few weeks back, shortly after it was announced that Boulder chef Hosea Rosenberg had taken home the big prize and won this year's Top Chef prize on the Bravo reality show of the same name, Rosenberg mentioned in passing that he was already working with a local artisanal foods company, but wouldn't ... More >>
TV or not TV? Top Chef season four contestants Antonia Lofaso and Ryan Scott will be in Cherry Creek tomorrow as the seventh stop on "Top Chef: The Tour," a nationwide promotional trip featuring a customized traveling "Top Chef" 18-wheeler semi-truck with a state-of-the-art kitchen. The former chef ... More >>
There are things we believe in this world. That the sky is blue, that water is wet, and that Paula Abdul is a complete headcase. But has Paula's own brand of crazy actually uncovered the real truth about American Idol? Was her performance on Tuesday night evidence that the judges' responses are s ... More >>
Comedy Central re-elects Lil' Bush.
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 >>
Sunday, July 16, Coors Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.
An avant-garder takes a walk on Sesame Street.
This year, a handful of shows provided the healing power of laughter.
As one of TV's best and best-loved series launches a new spin-off, its creator grapples with the aftershocks of terror
Fox Sports Net wants to beat local TV stations at their own game.
Barbara Walters vs. Bill Owens
Channel 31 staffs up for its evening news show.
A look at who's up and who's down.
A pitch meeting for Colorado sitcom ideas.
A journal of the media madness sparked by the JonBenét grand jury.