Late yesterday, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced that his office had secured an indictment for fourteen individuals suspected of running a human-trafficking ring that trafficked children for sex at locations ranging from Denver to Grand Junction. Although the seventy-page indictment ... More >>
Flickr A super-coalition of reform-minded education organizations, including Stand for Children Colorado, Democrats for Education Reform and A Denver, is about to launch. Called "One Chance Colorado," its message will be this: "Every child has only one chance at a great K-12 education. That' ... More >>
Friday, July 1, Rhinoceropolis, 303-641-9809.
Here comes another Thursday, and if its anything like last Thursday then it's going to be wild and fun. Last week, we tore it up all over the city, and now that we're fully recovered from the Showcase/PrideFest hangover, there's plenty to do tonight, from the Westword Music Showcase Awards at ... More >>
Arctic Monkeys probably don't miss MySpace as much as we do.When Arctic Monkeys announced it would be hitting the road in May and releasing its fourth album, Suck It And See, in June, I immediately started thinking about MySpace, or the awesome site that once was. While its predominant functi ... More >>
A Littleton strip mall has claimed another victim: Pot of Pho has closed in the same complex that recently lost an outpost of Big Papa's BBQ.
Brian Hill.One of this month's most debated posts continues to be our item about Brian Hill, a diabetic, mildly autistic twenty-year-old hobby blogger being sued by Righthaven LLC for unauthorized use of a Denver Post photo on his website. The latest? A note from Hill's grandmother, who revea ... More >>
Cue the shameless self-promotion. Village Voice Media, of which Westword is a part, has put together a new website offering an alternative take on the current Major League Baseball playoffs -- meaning some of the posts include words that Joe Buck would be fired for saying on the air (includin ... More >>
Photo by EickeI like Denver-based, danceable post-punk outfit the Ideal Fathers a lot. I like the bleepy, chirping 8-bit soundscapes of chiptunes a lot. So you can imagine my excitement today when I stumbled upon a completely kickass chiptunes remix/reimagining of one of my very favorite Ideal Fathe ... More >>
Is the Twitpocalypse nigh? Is the end of Facebook right around the corner? And if so, how on earth are you going to fill eight hours a day at work? The horror! I enjoy a good dose of doomsaying as much as anyone -- hell, more than most. But a couple of recent articles that have been buzzing aroun ... More >>
A Flickr photo. USED, Denver's underground syringe exchange program (and the subject of the Westword feature "Why Doesn't Colorado Get the Point of Needle Exchange Programs?"), has gone digital with a new website: www.used303.org. The website features information on how to exchange needles, links ... More >>
As the swine flu scare spreads across the country, people are desperate for answers. They're looking for experts to give them direction, context and reassurance about this strange new terror gripping the globe. Turns out I'm exactly who they're looking for. Google search "swine flu" and, as of M ... More >>
The power cord on the Rock N Soul Cafe, a cafe and music venue in Boulder, may be pulled unless the owners get some help. Like many places right now, the cafe is treading water, but the owners aren't going down without a fight. Sheryl and Sam Radetsky recently sent out this e-mail alert: "We have gi ... More >>
Saturday, February 7, Soiled Dove Underground, 303-366-0007.
The Pew Internet & American Life Project released a study last week that found young people are more likely to use social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace than old people. In other breaking news, milk mostly comes from cows and water is mostly wet.
Bob Ewegen began working at the Denver Post in the early '70s, most recently serving as the paper's assistant editorial-page editor. So his departure from the paper in mid-November should have been a time for tribute. Instead, the paper has responded with near silence, as has Ewegen himself.
Suge Knight files lawsuit against Kanye West Former Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight has filed a $135,000 lawsuit against Kanye West for a gunshot wound and a robbery of his diamond-stud earring that occurred at West’s pre-MTV Music Awards party back in August 2005. According to TMZ, Knight bel ... More >>
"You mean you haven't noticed the resemblance?" In today's Fun With Typos segment, check out this line from a KOA radio web page posted in advance of the first presidential debate: John McCain suspends his presidential campaign to address the situation. He call son Obama to do the same, including ... More >>
As documented in this September blog, John Scherer and his Colorado company, Video Professor, play hardball when it comes to criticism -- hence the legal action it took against anonymous online gripes about the firm, which aggressively markets computer-training products via ubiquitous commercials an ... More >>
Sex marks the spot at these DIA bathrooms.
Action Taken in Solidarity with Phoenix New Times
With friends like these...
Everybody's getting into the Web 2.0 game. For those of you not in the know, the term refers to websites that rely on user-generated content and traffic while spending little or no money to get it after the initial infrastructure is built. Startup costs and little else, so the theory goes. The lates ... More >>
Rod Rushing has switched from using the Internet as a tool to find meth-fueled sex to using it as a tool to fight meth-fueled sex, the biggest epidemic facing the gay community since AIDS. Rushing is coordinating the Mile High Meth Project, a new support network being built up to curb the explosive ... More >>
What's the next big trend? Follow the bouncing ball.
The year in unfair shares.
Circa early 2006, J.J. McKay and Rick "The Coach" Marshall (seen in the foreground of the accompanying publicity shot) were mainstays of KOOL 105's s0-called Kool Morning Krew, and they were doing fine in the ratings. According to McKay, "We were number eight with adults from 25-54, number three for ... More >>
Hackers are selling rape porn through university websites -- including student pages at UCD.
Video Professor promises computer fluency in a snap. I test the theory.
Denver Public Library website
Cold War Remarketing
The Colorado Donor Registry
24 Hours of Boulder
The demonic duo of Dean and Gene Ween returns with a new studio album -- and a refined take on a twisted past.
A web of intrigue surrounds the high-stakes legal brawl between FACTnet and the Church of Scientology.
A DENVER COFFEEHOUSE HAS A STRANGE INTERNET ENCOUNTER WITH THE AMTRAK TRAIN DISASTER.