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  • Blogs

    October 8, 2014

    Denver's Zen Magnets Is Fighting the Federal Government Over Its Ban of Tiny Magnet Balls

    Smart and self-assured, with jet-black hair and the faintest of goatees, Shihan Qu is the reigning king of magnet balls. His ascension to the throne wasn't so much the result of hard-won battles against other magnet magnates as it was the outcome of a process of elimination. While other companies th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2014

    Cannabis Time Capsule, 1937: American G.I. Gets Hassled by Stoned Mexican Prisoners

    To borrow a phrase the legendary American cinema masterpiece Anchorman: In the 1930s, Chicago-based writer Floyd Gibbons was the balls. The one-eyed war hero embodied the rough, tough American male image and dazzled the public with his syndicated stories in newspapers, radio and on television, whi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2014

    Jerry Kern Has Made a Lot of Noise With the CSO -- But Can it Survive Discord With the City?

    As the brass quintet launched into a sweeping rendition of an old Hollywood score, camera crews captured the historic action. This was one of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra's controversial Classically Cannabis fundraisers, possibly the first-ever symphonic marijuana celebration anywhere -- even if ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2013

    Photos: Top ten NFL players suspended for substance abuse -- before Von Miller

    Broncos all-pro Von Miller may be suspended, reportedly after testing positive for marijuana and Molly. "I know I did nothing wrong," he tweeted yesterday -- and indeed, one ex-Bronco's pot-use suspension was overturned a few years back. But that wasn't true of another Denver-affiliated player, who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    Christine Tatum: Anti-pot jihadist's questions about Westword, THC tie to terrorism, murder

    Amendment 64's passage has energized marijuana opponents like Christine Tatum. An ex-journalist and wife of addiction specialist Dr. Christian Thurstone, Tatum recently went after yours truly for, among other things, failing to contact Thurstone for a post featuring one of his critics. Since then, T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    McDonald's testing "Breakfast After Midnight" -- but not in Denver

    After hearing that McDonald's, America's favorite -- and only -- purveyor of Egg McMuffins, is test-marketing a new promotion, "Breakfast After Midnight," in a few locations including Denver, I cruised into the McDoo's at 505 East Colfax Avenue at 12:01 a.m. -- only to find no breakfast. And, in fac ... More >>

  • Music

    July 12, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    National food critics dish out tweets on their Denver meals

    ​Some of the biggest and boldest national names in food criticism descended on Denver over the weekend to check our city's culinary scene. Why, you ask? Let's just say that they were doing research for the James Beard Foundation Awards. Several of those critics tweeted about their experiences ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    Five fun facts about Ann Landers

    ​In advance of the Arvada Center's production of The Lady With All the Answers, which starts its previews tomorrow night, we started researching the woman the play was based on: Eppie Lederer. Known to the public for 47 years as advice columnist Ann Landers, Lederer was a fascinating lady. And ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Happy Birthday, Anthony Michael Hall: A look back at the holy trinity of geekdom

    ​Ever since he ended up as conspicuously the only member of the Breakfast Club not to get coupled up -- and was pretty much okay with it -- we knew Anthony Michael Hall was a guy we could identify with. Lanky, bug-eyed and just a little too weirdly enthusiastic, he was the quintessential geek, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    Denver Post online circulation figures better than print, but hookup with The Onion is no joke

    Dean Singleton.​Update:As of yesterday afternoon, the Denver Post hadn't published an article about its latest circulation report -- for space reasons, perhaps? However, such a piece appears in today's print edition -- and it's less spin-happy than usual, straight-forwardly conceding that sale ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    Dennis Leonard swears he wasn't pushed but jumped from his general manager gig at Channel 31 and the Deuce

    Dennis Leonard will be rocking out somewhere else.​Dennis Leonard's tumultuous tenure as vice president and general manager of Channel 31 and The Deuce is over. He announced his imminent departure to staffers yesterday. While Leonard's enemies, of which there are plenty, would love to think t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    Adventures in Censorship: How to call Jay Cutler a "pussy" without pissing off your readers

    Jay Cutler: A total kitty cat?​Funny story out Chicago yesterday -- especially if, like most Broncos fans, you desperately want Jay Cutler to wind up working as a bouncer at the one strip club of Santa Claus, Indiana. The story went like this: Vikings receiver Bobby Wade went on a podcast in M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    David Axelrod's 22-year-old son will run Huffington Post's Denver site

    David Axelrod's 22-year-old son, Ethan, will run the Huffington Post's Denver news section.​On the off chance you were worried the Huffington Post would abandon its storied brand of knee-jerk Obama-ism when it waded into local news, rest easy: Westword learned today that the news site's forthc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    How the troubles at the San Francisco Chronicle echo in Denver

    The San Francisco Chronicle, the largest daily newspaper in the Bay Area, is reportedly in such shabby fiscal shape that its owner, the Hearst Corp., says it may have to close the venerable pub within weeks if expenses can't be brought under control. In the event of such a shut-down, San Francisco's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    Colicchio goes a-whorin' for Diet Coke?

    OnĀ Oscar night, the entire food world was abuzz. Not because of anything that happened during the Academy Awards ceremony, but because of one of the (million and one) commercials that showed during the proceedings: namely, the Tom Colicchio Diet Coke spot that appeared to show the Top Chef judge an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2008

    Group blames James Dobson honor for troubles at Museum of Broadcast Communications

    Our October 24 blog "Protesters Don't Want Focus on the Family's James Dobson in Radio Hall of Fame" told the tale of, a website that decried the planned induction of JD in the Chicago-based Museum of Broadcast Communications' National Radio Hall of Fame. These efforts failed, and Dob ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2008

    MediaNews Group Changes Its Tune With Connecticut Sale

    MediaNews Group (and Denver Post) head honcho Dean Singleton. In a memo to employees announcing the sale of the Connecticut Post and seven nearby publications to Hearst Corp., Dean Singleton, the chieftain of MediaNews Group, which owns the Denver Post and more than a hundred other U.S. newspapers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2008

    Roger Ebert Will Be Sticking His Thumb Elsewhere

    The word that Roger Ebert (pictured) and Richard Roeper had severed ties with the film-review program At the Movies -- and that their replacements will be Turner Classic Movies' Ben Mankiewicz and E's Ben Lyons, who are TV personalities with virtually no hardcore critical background -- couldn't help ... More >>

  • Film

    April 3, 2008


    George Clooney’s ode to screwball comedies of yore is so close. And yet...

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2008

    Fallout From Parade's Resurrection of Benazir Bhutto

    In a January 7 More Messages blog, Denver Post managing editor Gary Clark said that, to his knowledge, his paper had only received one reader complaint owing to the decision of higher-ups to distribute the January 6 Parade magazine, whose cover story presented former Pakistan prime minister Benazir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2007

    Aaron Harber on His Sit-Down With General David Petraeus

    Channel 12 personality Aaron Harber may be many things, but he's not Barbara Walters -- so landing a one-on-one with General David Petraeus the very week the military man made his long-awaited report to Congress about the American adventure in Iraq was quite a coup. The interview, first reported in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2006

    More Messages: Tighten That Belt

    Another day, another article about newspaper cutbacks. But while a Los Angeles Times piece that ran yesterday under the headline "Changes Feared at Daily News" concerns a publication several states away, it could forbode similar developments in these parts. The aforementioned offering focuses on th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2006

    More Messages: Musical Chairs

    Since editor Greg Moore arrived at the Denver Post in 2002, his staff has been shuffled more times than cards at a Texas Hold 'Em tournament. For the most part, though, the folks switching seats have been in the reporting ranks. Now, Moore has given several supervisors similar treatment, as he outl ... More >>

  • News

    March 30, 2006

    Altitude Check

    As other pubs fall, 5280 is a mile high and rising.

  • News

    February 10, 2005

    The Message

    Hip Hope

  • News

    February 19, 2004

    The Message

    Free at Last

  • News

    March 6, 2003

    The Message

    News directors debate what is, and isn't, breaking news.

  • News

    September 5, 2002

    Distant Replay

    Expect the anniversary of 9/11 to bring out the media's worst.

  • News

    August 29, 2002

    Good Sex, Bad Sex

    An adult advertiser complains that explicit radio stations won't run his not-very-explicit commercials.

  • News

    August 15, 2002

    Youth of the Nation

    Country-radio pros gather in Colorado to search for ways to seduce a younger generation.

  • News

    May 23, 2002

    Letter to the Editor

    Here's our top-ten list of ways the Post's new leader can make his paper better.

  • News

    May 9, 2002

    Changing of the Guard

    The arrival of a new editor shakes things up at the Denver Post.

  • News

    February 7, 2002

    Big Mack Attack

    "Mr." Newton trains pros, but he finds bliss inspiring plain folks to get fit.

  • News

    June 7, 2001

    Off Limits

    Animal instincts

  • News

    February 8, 2001


    Cabinet reject Linda Chavez is making the most of her public humiliation.

  • News

    December 28, 2000

    Hall of Shame

    The people and places that made 2000 what it was. Blame them.

  • Dining

    April 27, 2000

    The Joint

    Chicago brings a piece of the Windy City to Colorado.

  • News

    April 6, 2000

    The Making of a Media Event

    The Columbine anniversary promises to be the biggest thing since...well, Columbine.

  • News

    April 6, 2000

    Something in the Air

    Lookout Mountain is a hot spot in the battle over broadcast emissions.

  • News

    January 13, 2000

    Twenty-First Century Fox

    Channel 31 staffs up for its evening news show.

  • News

    December 9, 1999

    The Man Who Wasn't There

    Bill Johnson doesn't let the truth get in the way of a good story.

  • News

    September 16, 1999

    Ball Carriers

    Is a Post reporter offsides when it comes to the people he covers?

  • Film

    February 11, 1999
  • News

    December 25, 1997

    The Horse Soldier

    After years of making the fur fly, a veteran animal-rights activist puts herself out to pasture.

  • News

    April 10, 1997

    All the News That Fits

    What gets lost in the heat of Denver's newspaper battle.

  • News

    February 27, 1997
  • News

    April 11, 1996

    Winging It

    Hype makes right at the center for the new west.

  • News

    August 16, 1995
  • News

    May 11, 1994



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