Historian Ari Kelman was watching Iron Man 3 this past weekend with his son when he was startled by a familiar reference, one that seemed very out of context in a Hollywood blockbuster. Mandarin, the apparent arch-villain played by Ben Kingsley, was comparing his own act of terrorism in attacking a ... More >>
Ski season is under way, with Winter Park opening today and Vail opening on Friday, marking its fiftieth birthday. Aspen/Snowmass will be opening on November 22, but in the meantime, Denver-based Icelantic Skis yesterday honored one of Aspen's adopted sons, John Denver, by unveiling a limited editio ... More >>
Nobody has ever mistaken Ken Salazar, the mild-mannered, 57-year-old Secretary of the Interior, for Mike Tyson. Except, perhaps, Salazar himself. Taken by surprise by a question about one of his agency's most troubled programs -- the scandal-plagued effort to rid the public lands of "excess" wild ho ... More >>
Former stolen valor arrestee Rick Strandlof has been many people in his life...two of whom were completely fabricated. But he has never been formally charged with profiting from his personalities -- nor is he the only person to have spun tall tales to change his life. Click through for stories from ... More >>
This has been one hot summer -- and it's bound to get even hotter. Tempers are flaring over the handling of the wildfires, and rumors are heating up over their possible cause: terrorists are setting the fires. And President Barack Obama's visit to the Waldo Canyon fire today is fanning the conspirac ... More >>
People aren't usually prosecuted for lying to get out of jury duty. If they were, the court system would have a mighty tough time finding enough jurors to determine the guilt or innocence of the non-jurors. Then again, most people who pull off this gambit don't concoct as elaborate a scheme as the ... More >>
"Nineteen sixty-seven was a watershed year," Keith Richards writes in his recently released autobiography, Life. "It was the year the seams gave way. There was a tension in the air. There was that feeling that trouble was coming -- which it did."
Big pics below.Each year, one of the best things about the Starz Denver Film Festival is the opportunity to hear directly from filmmakers and, sometimes, the subjects of the films themselves. A prime example: The Friday showing of Wish Me Away, a new doc about country singer Chely Wright's de ... More >>
Tim WirthFormer Senator Tim Wirth, a formidable opponent in the 1980s of the U.S. Army's big plans for its training site in southeastern Colorado, views possible expansion of the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site as possibly a greater threat to the area's environment and economy today than it was th ... More >>
Mark Udall.In April, Senator Mark Udall marked the anniversary of the 1915 Armenian genocide with a strongly worded statement. But these words didn't satisfy Rocky Mountain Hye Advocates, an organization trying to get all members of the Colorado congressional delegation to support a national ... More >>
Cory Voorhis has lost round one.Former ICE agent Cory Voorhis's 2006 decision to access a restricted database and give materials to gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez wound up having unexpected repercussions years later. Some observers feel fallout from this action contributed to Governor B ... More >>
The Hunnicutts used their winnings on their own home.Giving away a home in Vail has proven to be harder than Steve Michonski expected. Michonski is a board member for The Vail Academy, as well as director of the home raffle, which is intended to raise funds for the school. But while a press ... More >>
Street treatment following an amputation in Port-au-Prince. Photo from despardes.comJust a few hours after touching down in Denver, after a week of performing emergency amputations in a makeshift operating room in Port-au-Prince, local surgeon Scott Burke was trying to catch up on his sleep a ... More >>
Jeff Peckman, Ronald Reagan and UFOs -- three great tastes that taste great together.When last we heard from UFO booster Jeff Peckman (on December 2), he was alienated by the suggestion of some Denver council members that the threshold for putting initiatives before city voters needed to be r ... More >>
Amy Herdy as she appeared in the Pakistani press. The blog Denver Post and 9News vet Amy Herdy's Journalistic Mission to Pakistan provides an overview of a trip to Islamabad recently completed by Herdy, who currently serves as the advisor for The Campus Press, the daily online news source for t ... More >>
Cloverfield is a big, dumb monster movie about nothing.
All aboard the ’80s wayback machine for Mike Nichols’s good time Charlie.
A new documentary targets the military-industrial complex.
What the devil is going on in Bennett?
After a local scandal made them stand down, Army recruiters work to put more boots on the ground.
From the week of August 18, 2005
Rack and Ruin
A populist leader's triumph in Venezuela is caught on film.
DAM houses a revealing Asian exhibit
Meth: It's not just for the white-trash crowd.
From the week of August 8, 2003
This summer's movies could withstand the drought.
Audiences love Jerry Bruckheimer. Critics don't. Like he cares.
The city thought it had settled any questions about the Lowry Landfill. The truth is a toxic shocker.
A teacher at Thornton High School gets a lesson in social studies.
Carl Kabat has a sacred mission that could land him in jail -- and outside the priesthood.
Colonel Bishop, Rocky Mountain Arsenal boss, has left the Army--but he's already back on the job.
Weary Denver computer programmer Thom Lancy dreams of retracing the Kon-tiki expedition to the South Seas.
Patrick Robb's vehicles were not owned by a little old lady who drove them to church on Sundays.
Back from the abyss, Sam Zakhem campaigns for the forgotten man: himself