On the phone, author Nathan Englander reminds me of young boys I sat across from at the Passover Seder table as a child; as if hyped up on one sip too many of the mild Manischewitz, he talks and talks, building invisible and fantastical windmills in the air before him. His stories are much like that ... More >>
Update: When speaking about the decision of three CU-Boulder students arrested for trespassing on the closed Norlin Quad amid the university's effort to shrink the annual 4/20 event to fight the charge on First Amendment grounds, attorney Sean McAllister described the school's tactics as "fascist" i ... More >>
When chatting about President Barack Obama's planned visit to CU-Boulder this evening, university spokesman Bronson Hilliard and Ryan Huff, communications director for the CU Police Department, couldn't sound more different than they did when discussing the last sizable event on campus -- the annual ... More >>
The details are in about President Barack Obama's visit to the CU-Boulder campus at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The venue? The Coors Events Center, where he'll be speaking only days after today's Wyclef Jean concert, which will probably need a good airing-out due to what could be a truly astounding amount o ... More >>
Michael Hoffman.Update: Earlier this month, CU-Boulder spokesman Bronson Hilliard speculated that Michael Hoffman, a 21-year-old student from New Jersey who passed away after being found unconscious near an apartment house in the neighborhood known as the Hill, died of an alcohol overdose. Tu ... More >>
http://www.colorado.edu/vrc/bucc/BuCC.htmWith all the great restaurants and the amazing farmers' market in Boulder, you sometimes feel like you're living in some food fairytale here. But when you don't jump down the rabbit hole, it's not hard to see how bleak the situation is around the rest ... More >>
Paul Voakes.Nothing gets journalists more hysterical than perceived attacks on journalism. It's no surprise, then, that an announcement the University of Colorado at Boulder was considering discontinuing its journalism school in favor of a new media entity prompted big play for panicky pieces ... More >>
Photo by Mark MangerMax Karson circa 2008, when he (jokingly) declared war against Asians.Today, CUIndependent.com, CU's student-news site, is debuting Speak Out!, which Amy Herdy, the publication's adviser, describes as "a new social-justice endeavor" that will address racism, sexism, homoph ... More >>
Howard Dean having one of his quieter moments.Howard Dean, the former emphatic Democratic Committee Chairman, and ex-Bush administration mastermind Karl Rove are set to go head-to-head next month on the CU Boulder campus. And considering that the two rest on opposite ends of the political spe ... More >>
"Um, do you have your license and registration?"
Today, students start returning to the University of Colorado at Boulder for the fall semester, and school officials and local cops plan to greet them somewhat differently. CU's got a range of activities on the schedule, including an "Ice and D ... More >>
A Flickr photoMason Tvert hasn't turned narc. He's seen wearing a Halloween costume.
April 20 isn't only the anniversary of the killings at Columbine High School. It's also 4/20, a national celebration of cannabis culture -- something long supported by Mason Tvert, executive director of SAFER (Safe ... More >>
Ah, 1995: a time when entire Best Of categories were devoted to the O.J. Simpson trial, Bernie Bickerstaff and Dikembe Mutombo were still dominating the sports pages, and Mel's Bar and Grill was still new.
Check out the winners from our 1995 Best Of issue after the jump.