Eight years ago, seven strangers were picked to live in a converted meat-market bar in Lower Downtown and have their lives videotaped -- and they found out what happens when people stop being polite and start being really, really bad at acting like they aren't in a reality TV show. I'm speaking, of ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it shouldn't be surprising to find that the most common (and mutually favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off ... More >>
Is it possible that last Tuesday's casting call at Suite 200 for The Real World wasn't, well, real? It certainly wasn't crowded when Claire Delahorne left at 11 p.m.: "In 2012," she wrote in her Real World blog post the next day, "a major cable network casting for an insanely popular reality show co ... More >>
I didn't wake up Tuesday morning thinking I'd stop being polite and start being real, but that's how I ended my day. MTV held an open casting call for the new season of its infamous reality show, The Real World at downtown bar Suite 200 and, against my better judgement, I decided to see if I had tha ... More >>
Tyrie Ballard, back in The Real World.Revisit the glory days of The Real World: Denver tomorrow night, when Tyrie Ballard, one of the cast members of the eighteenth incarnation of the reality show that held LoDo hostage five years ago, is featured in the opener of Real World, the Challenge: B ... More >>
Buy a red car and find someone young and spry to liven up your life. That's what most people would do when staring down the precipice of a life crisis. I applied for The Real World online. Last Tuesday I got an e-mail telling me that I was a very important person -- or at least invited to the Th ... More >>
Are you ready to play host for a houseful of reality-show attention addicts à la MTV's Real World: Denver a few years back? If not, you'd better get ready -- because Bunim/Murray, Real World's production company, has just placed a Craigslist ad announcing, "THE BAD GIRLS CLUB IS COMING TO D ... More >>
Thanks to recording programs like GarageBand and social-music sites such as MySpace, Twitter and Last.fm, it's never been easier for wannabe superstars to record and distribute music. But how to find rock and roll's future among all this discordant noise? As described in this week's feature, ... More >>
Jared and Mike bonding on "The Real World."Representative Jared Polis knows a little something about reality TV, having co-starred in the cable series Freshman Year -- a gig we wrote about last March in a blog headlined "The Real World of Jared Polis, Courtesy of CNN." Little did we know tha ... More >>
"I'm just a little bit of comic relief in times of recession," says Andrew Woods. "I'm just there to kind of ease the pain."Making light of sexual assault and rape isn't usually the best way to get a job -- or an invitation into the family living room. But for shock cartoonist Andrew Woods, a ... More >>
Some quick news bites from the local scene...Oh my!: Recognize these striking dames? Yeah, us neither. That boa helmet and weird, red, veil, feathery thing kind of obscures any chance we have any sort of face recognition. This pic was snapped a few nights ago at mtvU's Woodie Awards, which we som ... More >>
MTV is looking for overweight home-schoolers who have been affected by natural disasters for the next season of The Real World -- and it's coming to find them in Denver, which hosted its own cast of seven strangers picked to live in a house in 2006 and 2007. Real World casting directors will be at ... More >>
The former Real World home is empty again.As Bella, 1920 Market Street served upscale Italian fare. As B-52, it was bar chow. As the site of the Real World: Denver, the space served up mostly melodrama. But when new owners Shane Alexander and Josh Hawkinson took over the LoDo building and tur ... More >>
When last we saw Robert Thompson, he'd closed Brasserie Rouge, was out of Atomic Cowboy, and was selling B-52 Billiards (which would become the Real World: Denver House, then Theorie). He moved on to Chicago, where he's now co-owner of Seasoned Development -- a restaurant company that just&nb ... More >>
When they bought the site of The Real World: Denver series at 1920 Market Street (formerly B-52 Billiards), Shane Alexander and Josh Hawkinson had big plans for the ultra-swank nightclub and restaurant they planned to name Theörie. But the reality of running a restaurant proved much rougher tha ... More >>
The latest nightlife news.
From the week of 5/24/2007
Denver says goodbye to the worst cast ever.
Fat Tuesday is phat.
Backbeat writers sound off on the best local releases of 2006.
Celery, I can forgive. Bad French, never.
A real eye-opener.
From the week of 11/23/2006
Zombies are attacking this city.
Meet The Real World: Denver" cast before they join the collective.
Bidding farewell from the cheap seats.
Beaten back by Montana State, can the Buffs charge ahead with this new anthem?
From the week of June 29, 2006
A clipboard and a camera will get you anywhere -- even on The Real World.
Why I love The Real World.
Everybody must get stone.
Saturday, December 17, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Indie rock meets prime time in a post-O.C. world.
The mountains win again at the South Park Music Fest.
A smokin' deal
Edward Burns's Sidewalks does more talking than walking.
Rebecca Blasband, veteran of The Real World, is getting on with her real life.