Our assorted posts about a teacher sickout and student protests against the Jefferson County School Board have gotten our readers talking in a big way. Some have spoken in favor of a merit-based pay system that the teachers' union dislikes, but most ripped any attempt to make history instruction mor ... More >>
For the little bit of time I spent living in New York City, there were many times when I found myself homesick for Colorado. The only things that seemed to quell the unnecessary self-sorrow were trips to Target and McDonald's. Those places were reminders of my somewhat suburban American existence, a ... More >>
The new selection for One Book, One Denver won't be revealed officially until September 4. But in the August 2 Off Limits, we reported that Enrique's Journey definitely had the inside track -- and now there are many more clues that this book, which grew out of a Los Angeles Times series by Colorado ... More >>
Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. But the news did not reach those still enslaved in Texas until June 19, 1865, when Union Major General Gordon Granger stormed into Galveston to enforce the proclamation, declaring that all slaves were free. Since then, June 18 ... More >>
Fishbone, the self-described "disparate, all-black oddball crew," has released a documentary in honor of Black History Month. Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone is a brutally honest portrayal of one of the wildest and most influential black alternative bands in our culture. Fishbone began as ... More >>
May the schwartz be with you.While many people might recognize Bill Pullman as Lone Starr in Spaceballs or the President in Independence Day, the movie star is also an accomplished stage actor who's passionate about helping the performing arts. He'll be at the L2 Arts & Culture Center tonight ... More >>
In advance of the January 17 release of Jason Heller's first novel, Taft 2012, Quirk Books has offered up a gorgeously constructed film teaser. A glimpse into the fictional candidacy of a long-dead William Howard Taft, resurrected and running in next year's actual presidential election, the ... More >>
The groundhog of your discontent.When push comes to shove, February is and pretty much always will be Black History Month -- that's the only one they teach you about in school, anyway, mostly by telling you about Martin Luther King, Jr., the least threatening to white people of the civil righ ... More >>
Kenny McKinley.The death by suicide of Denver Bronco Kenny McKinley, whose funeral today may be protested by the Westboro Baptist Church, has brought new attention to the subject of suicide in general. In many ways, that's a good thing -- but it also has drawbacks according to Denver Public S ... More >>
Governor James H. Peabody.What's the best way to mark Colorado Day? Should we go outside and contemplate nature? Pet a cow instead of eating one? Or listen to John Denver albums until your brain begins to boil and your ears erupt in pustules? Not according to the citizens behind Colorado Ethi ... More >>
February is to Abraham Lincoln impersonators what July is to ice cream men, Sunday is to preachers and 2 a.m. is to phone-sex operators. Busy. And Littleton's John Voehl is no exception. He started the month by helping Governor Bill Ritter kick off Colorado's Lincoln Bicentennial Celebration on Fe ... More >>
Just received word that Diane Reeves, a Denver native and four-time Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist, is slated to open the Colorado Senate's 67th general assembly. Tomorrow morning at 10 a.m., Reeves, a George Washington High School and University of Colorado alumna, will join Senate president Pe ... More >>
Head up to Georgetown for some historic fun.
Robert Greer offers another CJ Floyd tale.
Charles Burnett’s revered, rarely seen South Central-set film finally gets its theatrical due.
This letter is all clucked up.
Reality Check (Atlantic)
USA (United State of Atlanta) (TVT)
Cold Mountain sets the new standard for Civil War drama.
Kirkland exhibit explores an artistic Denver life
Limericks add sauce to literary stew
Ruby Red Martini
Buffalo Bill Cocktail
Quiltspeak: Stories in Stitches
Matisse From the Baltimre Museum of Art Denver Art Museum
Paul Borrillo in To Kill a Mockingbird
Amache: Day of Remembrance
The Denver Police Department regulates what some say it shouldn't even have to think about.