Oakland resident Kimchi Truong was 24. She passed out on the Coachella grounds last weekend, likely due to an overdose. Her death, Thursday, was shocking. But what's really shocking is that this kind of thing doesn't happen more often. This story is about very young people doing a shit-ton of drug ... More >>
Access to basic products and services -- like haircuts, lip balm, tampons -- can be difficult for Denver's homeless population to find. That's why the city's annual free resource fair for the homeless, Project Homeless Connect, is so important. More than forty organizations took part in this week's ... More >>
Courtesy of Chris Dodge The Hate has changed its name to Wiredogs. Since we last heard from the band, the guys have been hard at work on a new EP, which is slated for release sometime this fall. The Resistance, which was recorded at Black in Bluhm by Chris Fogal, is even more aggressive than Author ... More >>
Over the next few weeks, Backbeat will be finishing our count down of the twenty most fabled moments in Denver music history. Today, we take a look back at Barry Fey's Denver Pop Festival, a three-night musical event in June 1969 that culminated with the final appearance of the Jimi Hendrix Experien ... 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 >>
Photo: Stephanie MarchHellbound Glory last night at Pete's Monkey Bar.There's a time and place for kick-ass country music, and Pete's Monkey Bar was the place to hear it last night.
Abu Mybutt.Have you always wondered about the juvenile idiots who post hateful screeds in the comments section of newspapers, TV stations and blogs? Have you wondered if they were twisted gun nuts living in mountain cabins or douchey frat boys living in their parents' basements? Did you wond ... More >>
Google introduced a new way of filtering search results last week: By reading level. You type something in and it tells you how many results fall into one of levels. Fair enough: if you're writing a research paper on sexual health or something, and thoughtful information would normal ... More >>
Bob Newman.As a former Marine gunnery sergeant, KOA radio host Bob Newman comes by his combativeness naturally. When politically liberal Colorado Media Matters, staffed by some of his most persistent critics, collapsed in March, Gunny Bob gleefully kicked the organization when it was down (an ... More >>
Mike Coffman's not happy with Colorado Ethics Watch. After the Independent Ethics Commission failed to censure 6th District Congressman Mike Coffman, Colorado Ethics Watch director Chantall Taylor issued a statement expressing disappointment that the IEC had let Coffman off the hook so easily. Not ... More >>
Capsule reviews of current shows
Let’s get this out of the way first; the opening hour of HBO’s Iraq war mini-series Generation Kill is tough to sit through. Not in the sense of Schindler’s List, with its sharp focus and unflinching look at the horrors of concentration camps, or Saving Private Ryan, in which we witnessed the ... More >>
A full place is much more satisfying than an empty room.
May 1 marks the official release date of Final Salute, former Rocky Mountain News scribe Jim Sheeler's expansion of an article about the way families of Marines are informed that their loved ones have died, which won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for featuring writing. The book arrives on a wave of glowin ... More >>
Capsule reviews of shows
Capsule reviews of shows
Clint Eastwood strips away the myths surrounding the Greatest Generation.
A toned-down Oliver Stone finds uplift in the rubble of the Twin Towers.
The Post offers staffers money to leave.
Tommy Lee Jones keeps his promise to Melquiades Estrada.
Annapolis salutes all the classic boxing cliches.
The dailies are looking for characters.
Why a TV pro moved from Channel 7 to Al-Jazeera.
Still reigning in blood, Slayer gives the devil his due.
The Good, the Bad and the Uni
Comedy Gay-la thrives in its ninth year.
Former landlords are raising the roof over the Manchegos, the tenants from hell.
Black Hawk Down pays grim, gritty homage to real American warriors.
Screamin' and Hollerin' the Blues (Revenant)
Retro-fitted for pleasure, the Breezy Porticos keep pop alive.
Bug Theatre's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream is a collision of styles.
Michael Paglia's brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
Much of what we think we know about Columbine is wrong.
They met because they wanted to fight gangs. Ten years later, Leon Kelly and Lloyd Lewan are a gang of two.
Don't Ask, Do Tell
Everything's divine in Arvada, where the GOP has veered sharply to the religious right.
NAME-CALLING, INNUENDO AND A FLAP OVER A STUFFED CHICKEN: IT'S POLITICS AS USUAL IN THE ADAMS COUNTY SHERIFF'S RACE.
ITS FAMOUS NIGHTSPOTS ARE UNDER THE GUN--AND THE ECCENTRIC CITY OF GLENDALE IS STARTING TO SOBER UP.CLEAN SWEEP A BUTTON-DOWN MAYOR IS WIELDING HIS CLOUT--AND TINY GLENDALE'S WIDE-OPEN WAYS MAY BE ABOUT TO CHANGE.
MILITARY WOMEN UPSET ABOUT INEQUITIES GET A VOICE--AND LEGAL HELP--FROM CIVILIANS.