This week I talked with jewelry designer Lauren Bedford Russell, who starred in season 3 of Showtime's hit reality series The Real L Word. Last July, as her season was airing, Lauren was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
Varied commentators think the Inaugural showed a "Democratic Reagan." So we ask an actual Democratic Reagan -- Ron -- and Nicolle Wallace their view and whether Obama was paradoxically Reaganesque in ending Reaganism. And will "Seneca Falls, Selma, Stonewall" be this era's "Ask not..."?
Fiorello!, you see, was the very first musical chosen by the renowned Encore! series in New York, where the NY City Center brings back great, less-known shows, in trimmed down productions. And now, in honor of the series' 20th anniversary... they are bringing it back.
Can the Master in a gay BDSM encounter bottom during anal? I'm having a little disagreement with some friends about this. I'm not into BDSM but I like to take charge during sex. I could be top or bottom in a particular encounter, but I'm always the dominant one regardless. Show More Summary
Kimerly Rorschach loves this Thomas Gainsborough painting, which is coming to SAM next month. And this other portrait, at left (photo by Robert Wade), is Kimerly Rorschach posing with a painting from the Ancestral Modern show of Australian aboriginal art at SAM last year. Show More Summary
In a week of big headlines and big anticipation of a second Inaugural -- only the 5th in 50 years -- Arianna and Mary are at odds over the President's new aggressive leadership style on guns and debt. Mary sees a swaggering demagogue while Arianna likes his trajectory.
KVOR talk-radio host Jeff Crank and his producer were chatting Jan. 5 about how horribly trashy CNN's New Year's Eve special was. But one thing that really pissed off Crank was CNN's first on-air kiss of 2013.
Reagan & Matalin debate why Hagel is on defense over going to Defense. Since he's a wounded warrior who reflects the re-elected president's views -- with no John Tower problems -- he'll likely end up on top. NRA? Mary says ok to universal background checks but not "liberal shibboleths."
The crew running Obama's inauguration invited an evangelical preacher to give the benediction at his second inauguration and... it turns out that the guy gave a blistering anti-gay sermon that popped right up when you Googled him. So the gays, still annoyed about the anti-gay preacher who gave the benediction at Obama's first inauguration, blew up. Show More Summary
This November, against all odds, the town of Longmont, Colorado, passed the first Fracking ban in CO. In support of the citizens of Longmont and to inform and encourage other communities in Colorado, Be the Change held a rally and performance event.
This year, to raise money for Northwest Harvest, current and former Stranger staffers are telling stories about times people have called us up to shout at us. SO WITH NO FURTHER ADO IT'S... A few years ago, I was covering a fiasco involving the Faire Gallery and former City Attorney Tom Carr. Show More Summary
Spitzer & Matalin debate whether the GOP -- after its Latino drubbing and the Newtown massacre -- can shift on immigration to avoid political suicide and on guns to reduce homicides.
KNUS' Steve Kelley was on the right track with his question about the GOP PR problem, but to get to the heart of the GOP's fiscal-cliff problem, he should have contrasted Rep. Cory Gardner's head-spinning response with Obama's crisp lines on the topic.
State senator Ed Murray from Seattle got a call the other a day. A man had apparently read this Seattle Times article that said Murray intends to sponsor legislation "that would open state-funded college aid to low-income graduates of...Show More Summary
Obama won gays, latinos, 18-29s, and women by, respectively, 50/35/25/11 points -- and ran 40 points better than Romney on who favored middle class over big business. Ron Reagan and Mary Matalin debate whether a Republican Reset means 'evolving' on tax rates and "social issues."
The tone of the Greeley radio show with Devon Lentz and Tom Lucero changed just after the election when Lentz and Lucero talked to Michael Barrera of the conservative Libre Initiative, which is advocating that Republicans be nicer to Hispanics.
On our 100th show, Arianna Huffington and Mary Matalin debate the Republican re-set: Perhaps new GOP members should be required to watch Spielberg's Lincoln.
In our "after report," Reagan and Matalin discuss whether 2012 turned on Messina's GOTV or Obama's views on government and taxes? Did GOP lose because of messenger or message -- both? Or is it, as Chou en lai said of French Revolution, "too soon to tell?"
On KLZ's Grassroots Radio Colorado Wednesday, a caller put the following question to Joe Coors, who's running against Rep. Ed Perlmutter for a congressional seat...
Spitzer and Clarke debate whether the monster storm smashed not just the Metro region but Mitt too. They agree that 'extreme weather' won't be an issue in Ohio this time but will and should be one in 2013. And does 7.9 percent = 270+ electoral votes?