Stephen Colbert, as a real human being, is useless to us. Yes, that's a very selfish thing to say, but we all know it's true. When he's stepped out of character in the past for interviews on Fresh Air or Meet the Press, it's mildly interesting, but it's interesting in the same way that it was intere ... More >>
In recent years, the Black Angels have deservedly been a prominent band in the psychedelic rock world. Though the act had the rare distinction of being the backing band for one of the pioneers of psychedelic rock, Roky Erickson of the 13th Floor Elevators, the music created by the Austin-based act i ... More >>
All noses are not created equal. Some are too sensitive, others not sensitive enough. And to be a city odor inspector, your nose can be neither. While reporting this week's cover story, "Raising a Stink," which tells the tale of a RiNo factory owner who's suing his neighbors for harassment after the ... More >>
It's safe to say that the year 2012 is a big one in Mayan culture -- but few people really know the extent of its importance, argues PeaceJam Executive Director Dawn Engle. Not up to speed? No worries: Tonight you can catch Mayan Renaissance -- a Peacejam-produced movie that puts 4,000 years of Maya ... More >>
Jodee Champion opens the show.It opened with a differently-abled World of Warcraft avatar and ended with fat-kid pedophilia, and there was an impressive amount of homeless people in between. Needless to say, then, the Funny Final Four at Comedy Works downtown got off to an excellent start las ... More >>
The image on the Shroud of Turin was not some medieval hoax, but was caused by a supernatural "flash of light," according to a team of Italian scientists. The recent news reports of their findings conveniently coincide with the History Channel's repeat showing of The Real Face of Jesus tonigh ... More >>
Shannon Boyles. Those of you addicted to reality television (hello! guilty!) will be familiar with the MTV show Made, which takes awkward teenagers and transforms them into the prom queen. Last month, CMT debuted an adult version, and next week's episode features a stay-at-home mom who wants ... More >>
Video below.Coloradans have a history of doing mighty well on reality-TV shows -- note Nicole Fox's 2009 win on America's Next Top Model. So don't be surprised if Conifer's Alex Charvat draws a bead on victory in Top Shot, a History Channel staple whose latest season gets underway tonight. As ... More >>
In their book, One Nation Under Sex, Larry Flynt and David Eisenbach are looking for high profile sex scandals that the history books might have missed. That might sound like a book filled with hearsay and smut, but the purpose isn't so much to bring down our nation's leaders, but to humanize ... More >>
Often imitated but never duplicated, Too $hort (performing tonight with DJX, Shade Loc G, Hypnautic, King Tef, Johny Rocketz, 20:12, Nominee, Mya Rose, Spoke n Wordz, Playalitical and Felisa Latin Soul at Casselman's) has been making records for almost thirty years, helping to establish Oakland, Ca ... More >>
Jeff PeckmanJeff Peckman, the creator of a ballot initiative to create an Extraterrestrial Affairs Commission in Denver, has promised that the measure would not cost the city anything -- and by moving the proposal from the August ballot to the November election, the Denver Elections Division ... 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 >>
When the Guerilla Garden brand gets labeled as a gang sign, its creator goes ape. With good reason.
Photo by Ross HalfinJoe Perry, right, and his Aerosmith brethren, between hospital visits. In Rolling Stone's list of the greatest guitarists of all-time, Aerosmith's Joe Perry placed 48th -- a ranking capable of slackening the jaw of any true rock-and-roll fan. This former Toxic Twin has penned on ... More >>
The Suffocation piece running in this week's paper was culled from Phil Freeman's recent conversation with Terrance Hobbs of Suffocation. As with many of our other Rough Mixes features, there's far more to the story of this stalwart New York-based death metal band than there was space. As such, afte ... More >>
Sunday, March 22: I'm not keeping up with these entries, because it's damn near impossible to find any time to write down here. I'm about two days behind right now, so I'm going to attempt to just cover everything between Thursday morning and right now. As a disclaimer, my memory only goes back abou ... More >>
Colorado stories are out of this world!
In the battle over naming rights for Denver's new Justice Center, two clear favorites have emerged: Dale Tooley, the city's district attorney for much of the 1970s, and Philip Van Cise, the one-term DA of the 1920s who busted a sophisticated ring of con artists and took on the Ku Klux Klan. Tooley w ... More >>
A musician and activist unmasks himself and his plans for illegal radio broadcasts.
Letters from the week of 5/22/2008
The Black Pack shatters labels with laughter.
Howard Hughes gets what he wants -- in this case, a fun and loving biopic.
Chicago’s Neo-Futurists juggle reality in their plays.
Contemplate the sound of one hand clapping in a Capitol Hill zen garden.
Sometimes a girl -- even an almost-naked girl -- just needs a mom.
Expect the anniversary of 9/11 to bring out the media's worst.
The quest for the perfect swing begins with a dad in his suburban driveway.
Eddie Izzard just wants to be loved, and is that so wrong?
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