Martin Short means different things to different people. Elitist comedy nerds can discuss the merits of Short's SCTV Ed Grimley versus the Saturday Night Live version, while suburban Rom Com fans recognize the name from blockbuster sweet-tarts like Father of the Bride. And you can always count on be ... More >>
Yes, yes, we all know him as The Weasel, the speech-impaired, blank-eyed wonderboy who confused parents and enthused Gen X-ers in films like Encino Man, Son in Law and Bio-Dome. But Pauly Shore's revival as a standup comedian is more than just a '90s novelty act: Descended from Mitzi Shore, owner of ... More >>
This past week, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, dubbed the "Underwear Bomber" after a failed attempt to bring down an airliner in December 2009, joined the ranks of Ted Kaczynski (the Unabomber), Terry Nichols (who conspired with Timothy McVeigh in the Oklahoma City bombing) and others as one of the most ... More >>
Darrell Havens.In an affidavit filed in federal court, a veteran cop turned high-profile private investigator claims that an Arvada police officer who fired on an unarmed suspect during a car-theft sting operation in 2007, leaving the man a quadriplegic, was not justified in the use of deadly ... More >>
Few people can say that they have been to hell and back. Fewer still can say that they have emerged far better than when they started. Frank Meeink is one of those people. At fourteen, Meeink became a skinhead. By sixteen, he was a leader of a skinhead gang. At eighteen, he was imprisoned fo ... More >>
Tom Mauser became a gun-control advocate after his son's murder.As we noted earlier, today is the fifteenth anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, which MSNBC is marking with a documentary featuring recordings of Timothy McVeigh telling people, "Get over it." But an anniversary tomorrow s ... More >>
Photo by Sam Kittner/NewseumThe 9/11 display at the Newseum. The first unintentional zinger my wife fired at me on Monday immediately after we visited the Newseum, a lavish media museum in Washington D.C.: "I feel like I did after we went to the Holocaust Museum." The second unintentional zin ... More >>
Aaron Harber and David Gregory. Aaron Harber recently returned from a trip to Princeton University, his alma mater, where he hobnobbed with folks who will or may turn up as future guests on his signature Channel 12 program. In addition to taping shows featuring former U.S. Attorney General Nicholas ... More >>
Censured but defiant, Carol Chambers goes after habitual criminals -- and cops, judges and lawyers -- like no other district attorney. But at what cost?
The untimely death of Ed Bradley at 65 from leukemia is one more sad milestone in the diminution of network news. The Wallace-Safer-Bradley team at CBS in its heyday was a gathering of Big News Guys, brimming with smarts and integrity and ferocious teams of young and unfettered producers, the likes ... More >>
Just when you thought the JonBenet Ramsey murder case had everything -- a pint-sized beauty queen, a bogus Santa Claus, a ransom note right out of Matlock and, finally, a suspect with a yen for confessing and wearing eyeliner -- another player enters the picture. PETA. Yes, People for the Ethical ... More >>
Congress is putting on the squeeze, but Colorado's private investigators still can't agree how -- or if -- they should be regulated.
As other pubs fall, 5280 is a mile high and rising.
Steffan Tubbs defies logic by returning to his roots.
From the week of March 18, 2004
Fueled by a defiant frontman, Rogue is beyond driven.
Music's lunatic fringe lives, breathes and flourishes on the shortwave radio dial.
The media's massive buildup to battle makes war seem almost anti-climactic.
2001? What 2001?
A year after a Yuletide protest, one alleged Santa vandal is indicted and an activist-spokesman is freed.
From the week of September 20, 2001
A new Curious Theatre Company production puts the death penalty front and center.
Brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
Dumbo and dumber
The media scene in Boulder is getting wilder every day -- even without the Ramseys.
From the week of May 25
Unknown bands can't expect much from SXSW, just ask the Czars' Chris Pearson.
At the federal supermax, it isn't just the inmates who think management is unfair.
Court hearings abound in the Ramsey case -- except one for the murderer.
Why are there no cameras rolling in Denver?
Kissing off a year of six-minute smooches and sex-toy cigars.
Commerce City lets a private company issue speeding tickets--and causes a pileup.
The bombing-trial media feuds over parking costs and salaries.
United Airlines and BAE get personal in a lawsuit over DIA's bungled baggage system.
The names of the patriots have changed, but not their tune.
DR. NORM AND THE REST OF PATRIOT RADIO FACE THE APOCALYPSE. NOW.