Barbara Bowman's rape allegations against Bill Cosby, which we shared in this space late last month, have led to blizzard of allegations and castigation for the veteran entertainer. The latest to come forward is former supermodel Janice Dickinson, whose story of sex assault echoes one told by Bowman ... More >>
Hard to believe, but it was around this time just three years ago that Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow's chosen way of celebrating a touchdown -- lowering himself to one knee in prayer -- became a national phenomenon dubbed Tebowing. Today, Tebow is long gone from Denver and on-the-field play ( ... More >>
Metal music is a genre that transcends all parts of the world and breaks all cultural and language barriers, from North and South America, to Europe and even Asia. From the early days of metal, and Judas Priest's classic 1979 live album Unleashed in the East (recorded in Tokyo), the music has always ... More >>
Marijuana may have taken center stage last weekend, as thousands of pot-positive people smoked up for the annual 4/20 "holiday." But a couple of other holidays were celebrated as well: namely Passover and Easter. And as a result, there was a flood of news about a calling even higher than legalized w ... More >>
Since the start of the new year, we've been filling our four blogs -- Show and Tell, Backbeat, Cafe Society and the Latest Word -- with a Colorado bucket list of the 100 things to do before you kick it. We've already shared Show and Tell Bucket List picks 25-16 and and 15-6. Here are the final fiv ... More >>
As seen by CNN's decision to assign a reporter (who got high as a kite) to spend a week covering Colorado cannabis, the national media remains fascinated by the state's launch of recreational pot sales. A case in point is the eruption of attention for the installation of pot amnesty boxes at the Co ... More >>
Although Tim Tebow hasn't been a Denver Bronco since March 2012, when he was traded to the New York Jets, he remains a favorite of many in these parts, since he achieved his greatest professional glory wearing orange and blue. And even though he's out of football at the moment, he continues to make ... More >>
It's been a big week for Denver International Airport. First, it was proclaimed the airport with the healthiest food in the country. And yesterday, USA Today readers voted it the best U.S. airport for art. Whether you love or loathe it, you can't deny that "Mustang," aka Blucifer, has made its mark. ... More >>
The work of composer Libby Larsen is some of the most performed in American history. She created more than 500 pieces of music -- and more than fifty CDs -- spanning every major genre, from opera and chorus, to orchestral and classical. USA Today referred to her as "the only English-speaking compose ... More >>
Today, the Supreme Court will consider arguments for and against the Defense of Marriage Act -- a hearing that recalls the court's part in tossing out 1992's Amendment 2, which prevented bodies in Colorado from recognizing gays and lesbians as a protected class. The passage of Amendment 2 led to Col ... More >>
Another high-profile staffer is leaving the Denver Post: On November 10, Chuck Murphy, who served briefly as a metro columnist for the paper before taking on a different position amid a series of cost-cutting moves, is leaving the paper to work for an unnamed nonprofit. But Murphy maintains that hi ... More >>
Gary Fenton of Woodland Hills, California's Little Red Feather Thoroughbred Racing was caught off-guard by the attention garnered by the latest horse the stable is syndicating -- but in retrospect, it shouldn't have been. After all, her name is Tebowing -- a nod to the genuflecting trend that's eve ... More >>
In the fall of 2009, local officials looked around and suddenly discovered that the medical marijuana business was booming in Denver. In fact, it might have been the city's only growth industry at the time. The national media discovered the story, too -- and when Westword advertised for a med ... More >>
Pics below.Boulder's played host to plenty of ordinary celebrities over the years: Take James Franco's recent Boulder International Film Festival appearance and introduction by 127 Hours inspiration Aron Ralston. But that's nothing compared to a super-celebrity -- and there's no celeb more su ... More >>
The great American game is another chance to foist false research on a gullible media
Schapiro Group data wasn't questioned by mainstream media
Bob Moore.Furloughs are nothing new for the Fort Collins Coloradoan. Two years ago this month, the paper's parent company, Gannett, imposed company-wide one-week furloughs. Still, Coloradoan editor Bob Moore concedes that the latest furlough order will be tricky to implement -- although he's ... More >>
Carmelo.Rumors about a Carmelo Anthony trade continue to swirl -- and it's becoming increasingly clear that if such a deal is made, Melo won't be the only one impacted. Indeed, there's a good chance that a number of dominoes could fall, with one of them being hometown hero Chauncey Billups.
Last week, four Denver restaurants -- Fruition, Root Down, Squeaky Bean and Colt & Gray -- got some major love from New York Times scribe Jay Cheshes, who spotlighted the restaurants' field-to-fork endeavors. But The Times wasn't the only paper doling out love to Denver: USA Today, in its ... More >>
Thanks to the Anubis statue now standing guard outside Denver International Airport, all those conspiracy theories about DIA have taken off again -- and they've landed the airport smack-dab in today's edition of USA Today. "Officials insist the 26-foot tall statue of the ancient Egyptian go ... More >>
Brandon Marshall. Broncos wide receiver has had off-season health issues, not to mention a proclivity for arrests that rivals Robert Downey Jr. during his drug-pounding years. So, of course, he thinks he deserves an enormous new contract, and he's demanded a trade if he doesn't get one. Given his s ... More >>
As Joel Warner pointed out in "DIA's Promo Photo Kicks Ass of All Other Airport Promo Photos, a blog published earlier today, the Facebook campaign to remove the Mustang sculpture from the grounds of Denver International Airport has garnered national media attention from the likes of the Wall Street ... More >>
Jefferson Randolph "Soapy" Smith. To advance the Democratic National Convention, which is now so close you can practically smell the lobbyists, news organizations from beyond these parts are straining to seem like Denver experts -- hence articles like this mondo-obvious USA Today roundup of ten pl ... More >>
50 Cent suing Taco Bell Last month a letter from Taco Bell addressed to 50 Cent went out to various media outlets asking 50 to change his name to 79 Cent, 89 Cent or 99 Cent, to help promote their menu and “Why Pay More” ad campaign. But ironically, the letter never went directly to 50, real na ... More >>
Newspapers, including the mighty New York Times, are having great difficulty making money these days. Luckily, a new idea for generating revenue has cropped up: Charge people to hear how bad the news really is. That's the concept behind a June 10 conference call examining the future of the Times pu ... More >>
Nothing is set in stone, even on the landmarked Stoneman's Row. And the rest could be history.
Thank goodness the market for public-relations experts appears to be holding steady, or else all those journalists who've left their newspaper jobs of late would be in even tougher shape than they already are. Witness Patrick O'Driscoll. As noted in this December 20, 2007 Message column, the longti ... More >>
The Rock & Roll Grill is here to stay.
Brightly colored advertising stickers on the front of the Denver dailies are part of a national trend to turn page one into a billboard.
Here's a brief rundown of some of the top search items on Google.com today: Tropical Storm Dean Reuters reports that energy markets are going crazy over what could develop into the first Atlantic hurricane of the season, as oil prices surged today because Tropical Storm Dean has developed in the At ... More >>
A new book explores the politics of sports.
The Denver Post, whose newsroom reorganization plan is detailed in this More Messages blog, isn't the only local media outlet giving longtime staffers new responsibilities. KUSA-TV/Channel 9, the Post's print/synergy partner, has also done some shifting, owing to a new initiative from its parent com ... More >>
From zero to hero. Just a couple of weeks ago, Joe Nacchio's lawyer was in federal court, arguing that his client's upcoming trial must be moved, because the former Qwest CEO is one of "the most reviled figures in Denver history" and could never get a fair trial here. But today, Nacchio is being h ... More >>
Denver author will read from her novel, This Side of the Sky, in Boulder.
Is there a problem between reporters and DIA's media staff? Depends on whom you ask.
Here's how Andrew Cohen became one of the legal biz's foremost talking heads.
Channel 31 staffs up for its evening news show.