Last week, we responded to a regent's call for more conservative faculty members at CU-Boulder with a list of ten Westword-approved conservative classes, including courses to debunk global warming and learn how to fire Ward Churchill. A conservative reader responded with his own roster of classes th ... More >>
In June, attorney David Lane appeared before the Colorado Supreme Court to argue that former CU-Boulder professor Ward Churchill should be reinstated, since a jury found his firing to be payback for a controversial 9/11 essay. But on the eve of the latest 9/11 anniversary, the court rejected this b ... More >>
Whitmer.The Colorado Court of Appeals recently rejected ex-CU professor Ward Churchill's bid to get his old job back. Benjamin Whitmer, whose Try-Works blog rallied pro-Churchill forces when the controversy over his firing was at its hottest, thinks that's wrong. But he's moved on from what h ... More >>
Douglas Bruce.Coloradans for Responsible Reform has tons of money to fight tax-cutting amendments 60 and 61 and Proposition 101, not to mention some heavy hitters in its corner; for instance, its spokesman, Dan Hopkins, used to do the same job for Governor Bill Owens. So what's one of its key ... More >>
Ward Churchill.The Scott McInnis plagiarism brouhaha has been a gift to the Colorado Democratic Party, which has had trouble whipping up the faithful of late -- and they're taking advantage of it. The latest broadside: a statement from two CU regents, Michael Carrigan and Stephen Ludwig, who ... More >>
David Lane has given the University of Wyoming a very short deadline.Attorney David Lane loves big issues and controversial clients, including former CU professor Ward Churchill, wrongfully convicted Timothy Masters or Balloon Boy dad Richard Heene. And now, he's taken on another cause that' ... More >>
Update, 3:45 p.m.: Ward Churchill has responded to the use of his name and image in Tom Lucero's campaign commercial -- and Lucero's camp has responded to the response. Get fresh info below the original item. Former CU regent Tom Lucero is running for Congress -- and in his first campaign spot, vi ... More >>
It ain't easy being a shmuck. Not as mean as an asshole, not as ignorant as a shithead, a shmuck takes idiocy to an epic level, a moron whose fall from grace has far-reaching repercussions. We've been celebrating weekly shmucks for a long, long time -- but to be named one of Colorado's top 10 ... More >>
Most people just go along to get along. But every once in a while a hellacious disagreement -- about principle, turf, money, or who cut the cheese -- makes for an old-fashioned Western display of rootin'-tootin' feudin' and cussedness. The most memorable Colorado showdowns of the past ten ... More >>
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In case you were curious, these things are incredible.... Open wide. Today in Cafe Society: • Newest Smashburger one burger short of a Colorado dozen. • A la cart in Cherry Creek. • Birthday beat: Luca D'Italia and Jonesy's EatBar both have reasons to jubilate. • Vesta Dipping Grill revs u ... More >>
In a blog entitled "Is KHOW's Craig Silverman Giving Tips to CU's Attorney in the Ward Churchill Trial?," I referenced two blog posts (click here and here to read them) from WardChurchillTrial, a pro-Churchill website that's been tracking the progress of the prof's wrongful termination lawsuit again ... More >>
Scary... No foolin'. Today in Backbeat Online: • Former Sleeper Horse/Blackout Pact frontman has new band. • Flier of the Week: Night of the Living Shred at Tooey's. • Record Store Day preview: Bob Dylan gets obscure on vinyl. • Getting started with local music, part one. • Singer charle ... More >>
Don't make your weekend a weak end. Today in Backbeat Online: • The Five Peace Band at the Paramount Theatre. • Phish at Red Rocks sells out in minutes; fans call bullshit. • Q&A with David Frederickson of the Prids. • Freaky Friday: "The Force" Swinging robodisco of the '70s. Today in Caf ... More >>
Get baked. Today in Cafe Society: • Gateaux giving back. • Wine and cheese...and green chile? • Satchel's Market bags some special meals. • Up Close: Bones. Today in Backbeat Online: • Jewell Tyme Music tapped for Denver Nuggets pre-game show in April. • Epilogues SXSW tour diary. • ... More >>
Danielle Ate the Sandwich. Yeah, that's her name. Wanna do somethin' about it? This Friday the 13th isn't even remotely scary. Today in Backbeat Online: • Meet Danielle Ate the Sandwich, your new favorite singer-songwriter. • New Heavyweight Dub Champion album features KRS-One, Killah Priest. ... More >>
Cut Off Your Hands -- which is the name of a band, not a reference to a scene in Watchmen. Here are some things we published not too long ago... Today in Backbeat Online: • Over the Weekend: Cut Off Your Hands at the hi-dive. • Over the Weekend: Tauntaun and Kingdom of Magic at the Bluebird. ... More >>
Reps from CSU and a Fort Collins daily meet about the future of the university's newspaper.
Letters from the week of 11/8/2007
The latest Message column focuses on Try-Works, a blog whose mission includes bashing the bashers of firebrand CU professor Ward Churchill. In the beginning, the overseer of the page used the pseudonym "John Moredock" -- but thanks to the efforts of anti-Churchill gadfly Grant Crowell (pictured), Mo ... More >>
A CU instructor admits he's behind a pro-Ward Churchill blog known for bawdy humor and a pronounced nasty streak.
From the week of June 15, 2006
A journalist criticizes coverage of the immigration march.
We laughed until it hurt in 2005.
Don't let the door hit you on your way out, Gary.
Denver's Columbus Day Parade rhetoric spells out the same bumpy route.
From the week of June 9, 2005
From the week of May 5, 2005
On a collision course with the Columbus parade.
From the week of March 31, 2005
Dan Caplis and Craig Silverman
"Die Hippie Die"
Free for All
From the week of February 17, 2005
Denver's plummet from the summit.
The free-speech chickens come home to roost at CU.
DO YOU HAVE TO BE AN INDIAN TO TEACH INDIAN? A BOULDER SQUABBLE BECOMES A NATIONAL DEBATE.
THE FURY FLIES AS INDIAN ACTIVISTS TAKE AIM AT EACH OTHER.