The Western genre isn't entirely comprised of spaghetti or John Wayne talking out the side of his mouth: From its earliest days, filmmakers were putting a comic spin on stories set on the dusty trail, with the genre hitting its apex between the mid '70s and mid '80s. We've gathered this collection o ... More >>
This Sunday thousands of ganja enthusiasts will gather in Denver's Civic Center for what has become an annual rite of spring, the embrace of cannabis culture at 4:20 on 4/20. But this weekend also marks the peculiar collision of several more somber anniversaries, commemorating some of the worst days ... More >>
When we designated Bridgette Sandoval a Schmuck of the Week back in February, we admitted that we weren't sure if her excuse for a police chase and failed escape -- she claimed she'd been forcibly injected with heroin and meth -- was brilliant or crazy. A better word, we now know, is "ineffective," ... More >>
Comedy writing pioneer Bruce Vilanch is bursting with gayness. One of the first openly gay comedians, he's known for his continuing role on Hollywood Squares and as a head writer for the Academy Awards show, as well as writing jokes for Bette Midler, Elizabeth Taylor, The Brady Bunch, Donnie and Mar ... More >>
Here at Schmuck of the Week headquarters, we've heard all kinds of excuses for shmucky behavior -- enough to know the difference between ones that are desperately lame and desperately inspired. We tend to think Bridgette Sandoval's claim that her part in a crazy police chase was fueled by forcible i ... More >>
Last week, onetime Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo revealed that he would take a single puff of a marijuana cigarette to settle a bet with a comedian-filmmaker. Once he does, he'll join a large number of politicians who've done likewise -- and most of them admit it. Continue to coun ... More >>
Update below: The Denver District Attorney's Office has announced that it's solved four cold cases: the murders of a quartet of women between 1979 and 1988. The slayer: Vincent Groves, who may be the most prolific serial killer in the state's history.
How the Denver Post and Perry Mason ruined a Colorado murder case
Dick Morris.Dick Morris, the former Bill Clinton hire-turned-Hillary Clinton loather, is the featured attraction at an August 17 fundraiser for Scott Tipton, who's running for Congress against incumbent John Salazar. But while Salazar has lately gotten some recent bad press over accusations o ... More >>
Courtesy of CUBuffs.comPassing the torch from one conference to another. The CU Buffs will reportedly announce tomorrow that they're leaving the Big 12 in favor of the Pac 10 -- proof that future potential trumps present mediocrity.
B.G. Brooks. Earlier today, we told you about the decision by the Denver Post to hire former Rocky Mountain News sportswriter Jeff Legwold. But he's not the only veteran of the tabloid's sports department with a new gig. Today, the University of Colorado announced that B.G. Brooks, who began writin ... More >>
Tuesday, August 26, Rhinoceropolis, 303-641-9809.
Conspiracy theorists think something's fishy at Denver International Airport.
So why a school? And not just any school, but a college campus of more than 26,000 students — possibly the only place even more vulnerable than your local schoolyard. And why now, just a few days before the infamous anniversaries of Waco and Columbine? At least 31 dead, including the gunman, and ... More >>
Eagles of Death Metal's Jesse Hughes on music, meth and who really brought sexy back.
Butt seriously, folks, it's lights out for smokers.
Saturday, May 6, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007; Sunday, May 7, Trilogy Wine Bar, Boulder, 303-473-9463.
Ten of the best from Nashville and elsewhere.
Freedom and Weep (Bloodshot Records)
Tweaked and irreverent, Caribou's digital psychedelia refuses to be tamed.
As college teams bowl for dolors, Shanahan keeps burning.
From the week of April 18, 2002
The Denver dailies change the way they handle obituaries -- for better and for worse.
The truth will out -- just not in Jefferson County.
From the week of December 6, 2001
Music City inspires songs of love and (mostly) hate.
The downfall of Napster is wussifying the Web.
Conspiracy mania comes to Columbine.
Unknown bands can't expect much from SXSW, just ask the Czars' Chris Pearson.
The music that time forgot is in a warehouse in Colorado Springs.
Roy Hargrove is growing into one of jazz's best players.
How the Dalhart Imperials have become roots-music royalty.
It's the most precious fluid on Earth -- and the most feared. Will your next transfusion be a stranger's blood or a solution called Optro?
A DENVER COFFEEHOUSE HAS A STRANGE INTERNET ENCOUNTER WITH THE AMTRAK TRAIN DISASTER.
DR. NORM AND THE REST OF PATRIOT RADIO FACE THE APOCALYPSE. NOW.