Lee Riddle taught German at Widefield High School in Colorado Springs. But he's been sentenced to jail for other lessons -- ones involving contact with the genitals of his male students, allegedly via "cup checks" that allowed him to discern the size of their penis. Continue for the bizarre details ... More >>
At the time of his death, in May 1981, Bob Marley was 36 years old, reggae's biggest star, and the father of at least eleven children. He was not, however, a big seller. For Dave Robinson, this presented an opportunity. Two years after Marley's passing, Chris Blackwell, the founder of Marley's lab ... More >>
Last September, we shared Kiplinger's list of the ten best cities for young graduates. But a new roster by SmartAsset is even more specific. The site shares its picks for the best (and worst) college towns to live in for new grads or just folks looking for a fresh start -- and two Colorado places ma ... More >>
Boulder frequently tops the annual Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index -- popularly known as the happiest cities list. Not this year -- although Boulder and one other prominent Colorado community place high in the rankings. Continue to count down the photo-illustrated top ten, complete with blurbs ... More >>
As editor of Found Magazine and a contributor to This American Life, Davy Rothbart has devoted himself to mining humor and pathos from the lives of strangers. When he learned about the Medora Hornets, a high school basketball team suffering through a nasty losing streak in a factory-gutted Heartland ... More >>
We recently stumbled across a vintage list of the ten most sexually active American cities assembled by Quality Health. Turns out Denver is very high among communities experiencing a happy ending, if you know what we mean. And we're pretty sure you do. Where did Denver finish? Look below to see t ... More >>
We all know folks from around the country who graduate from the University of Colorado at Boulder and then never leave town -- and it turns out this decision's a mighty good one according to Kiplinger, whose list of the ten best cities for grads prominently features the People's Republic. Count dow ... More >>
Comedy festivals are the perfect antidote to a nasty breakup. Not only because laughing activates several different sections of the brain, strengthening neurons that lead to insight and emotional balance, but because so many comedians love to bitch about heartbreak. Like Morrissey records or the fil ... More >>
I'm Shmacked is the umbrella term for a series of documentaries intended to capture the culture on college campuses across the country -- which translates to videos of partying students gleefully losing their shit. The latest I'm Shmacked stop? CU-Boulder on St. Patrick's Day, naturally. We've grabb ... More >>
Barack Obama will be speaking in Golden Thursday, marking the umpteenth recent visit to Colorado by a presidential candidate or surrogate. And he'll be back again on October 3, when he's scheduled to face Mitt Romney in 2012's first presidential debate -- at the University of Denver, which is alread ... More >>
As Barack Obama was visiting CSU, where he was greeted by 13,000 supporters and an attack sign with a typo, the folks behind Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, released a letter with an academic flavor. It features the signatures of 100-plus professors who back the measure, inclu ... More >>
I love CU-Boulder so much that I send most of my money there (for my daughters' tuition). But there's no doubt plenty of folks on the Interwebs feel differently. There are loads o' mean CU-Boulder jokes out there (on sites like this one and this one and this one), with consistent themes including po ... More >>
Shocker: The Partnership at Drugfree.org conducted a study on teen marijuana use, and the results are not positive. Equally big shocker: Colorado Attorney General John Suthers, who never misses an opportunity to criticize medical marijuana, is using the report to climb on the anti-cannabis soapbox ... More >>
See also: Super Bowl commercials: Elton John, Flava Flav, Echo and the Bunnymen and more and Video: M.I.A. flips off Super Bowl audience during halftime show Judging by the voluminous groans echoing across the country, word is spreading that Madonna will be headlining the Super Bowl halftime show, ... More >>
Over the past few years, Boulder has ranked as America's healthiest, happiest, brainiest, foodiest, most sustainable and worst dressed city -- the list goes on. More recently, the University of Colorado at Boulder was named the top party school. So it's no surprise that CU has topped another list -- ... More >>
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Dead, you say?As a social phenomenon, probably the most interesting thing about celebrity death hoaxes is that they are a social phenomenon at all. There's no point to them. They're not particularly funny (aside from the resulting lulz if the celebrity in question gets all offended about it), ... More >>
Occipital is a Boulder startup that just hit the big time. The company's just been acquired by eBay on the strength of its RedLaser app for iPhones, which scans barcodes, allowing users to compare prices on the go. As part of its big push into mobile shopping, eBay has reduced the price of R ... More >>
Keeping track of all the individuals and organizations duking it out on the front lines of the state's medical-marijuana debate is trickier than picking through the med strains at your corner dispensary. To help weed through the chaos, we've created this guide to the state's top marijuana pow ... More >>
Carol Boigon outside the Tattered Cover -- where addicts (of coffee) have been known to congregate.At last night's Denver city council meeting, the member who seemed to have the most problems with a pot proposal that will get the public-hearing treatment next Monday was Carol Boigon. At one p ... More >>
Mason Tvert thinks teens may be on the right track.A new University of Michigan survey shows binge drinking among teenagers declined over the last year, but more tenth and twelfth graders used marijuana. Panic time? Not for Mason Tvert, founder of SAFER (Safer Alternative For Enjoyable Recre ... More >>
Feast of Love knows nothing of what it blabs on and on about.
More newspaper reporters are taking the leap to TV -- a move some print pros still see as consorting with the enemy.
The American Indian Movement targets the Rocky.
A soldier's story.
Anne Landman has dedicated her life to being a pain in the ash. Will it make a difference come election time?
Calculating the pluses and minuses of rah-rah sports coverage.
Since Qwest swallowed US West, employees and stockholders have been put on hold.
The media outlets that helped Ocean Journey float aren't mentioning their roles now that it's sinking.
'Tis the season to rate another avalanche of holiday discs.
Xcel's Denver call center might close. Are labor relations to blame?
Forget the gold. Olympians can be swimming in a million bucks.
There's no safety in numbers for SUVs.
Denver's Space Team Electra takes its music to new places.
Love her or hate her--but give her some respect.
Want to try Steve Goodman's postal job? There's nothing to it.
NIKE'S SWOOSH MAKES CU'S OFFICIALS SWOON AND ITS COFFERS SWELL.
KEMPE CENTER "EVALUATOR" CLARE HAYNES-SEMAN FINDS EVIDENCE OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE IN THE STRANGEST PLACES.