Calhoun: Wake-Up Call

They Like Us, They Really Like Us

Denver has always been the Sally Field of cities, grateful for the slightest nod of recognition from the national media.

Under normal circumstances, the filming of an Eddie Murphy movie in this town -- Nowhereland, for example, which is currently shooting around Denver -- would be front-page news.

But these are not normal circumstances, and the Colorado Rockies are the real stars right now. Eddie Murphy has been relegated to the inside pages -- right by those lame comparisons of Denver and Philadelphia movies, for example. (The DOA Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead will never beat the award-winning Philadelphia.)

Which means that not only do we get to cheer on the home team, but we've won a blessed reprieve from all those stories predicting that Denver will be the next Colywood. That's a real reason to celebrate. -- Patricia Calhoun

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Patricia Calhoun co-founded Westword in 1977; she’s been the editor ever since. She’s a regular on the weekly CPT12 roundtable Colorado Inside Out, played a real journalist in John Sayles’s Silver City, once interviewed President Bill Clinton while wearing flip-flops, and has been honored with numerous national awards for her columns and feature-writing.
Contact: Patricia Calhoun