Retired FBI agent Robert Levinson has vanished in Iran, and according to AP, he was doing some work for the CIA.
The Democrats and Republicans are duking it out in the Senate … well, not physically.
Authorities say up to four people were stabbed outside the Sports Authority Field after the Denver Broncos lost to the San Diego Chargers.
A SWAT “situation” has ended peacefully after shots were reported at a home in Rio Rancho.
An Albuquerque school bus driver has been accused of punching a student in the face as he was headed home from Eisenhower Middle School.
The City has paid $900,000 to the family of an unarmed man who was shot and killed by APD in 2011.
Rio Grande High School transformed its gym into Italy for one of its students who has been battling leukemia for the past year.
You ever see a two-headed pig? I wouldn't recommend it.
It's not really winter in New Mexico until some people freeze to death in Gallup.
The Whittington brothers have been presented with a plethora of search warrants, including one executed by the DEA at their car dealership in Albuquerque.
Some folks really don't want the Albuquerque parole offices to move downtown.
State Police made an arrest in connection with the "teen foam-party death."
There is now a ginormous Rough Trade record store in Brooklyn.
Mistrial declared in case involving alleged injury sustained from assault by Rick Springfield's ass.
Time to check in with awesome stupid chatroulette.
The Buddha may be older than we thought.
The site of the real Hanging Gardens of Babylon.
Is Charles Manson getting married to a freaky-deaky 25 year old Susan Atkins look-alike!?
Bro, we did too leave a damn tip.
A can of Soylent Green was auctioned for 2000 bucks.
Braunohler, who will feature in Denver’s High Plains Comedy Festival next week, started his career in comedy after college when he took improv classes at the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York. During this time he met Kristen Schaal, the stalker lady from HBO’s “Flight of the Conchords,” and together they created the weekly live variety show “Hot Tub,” now based in L.A. Braunohler’s jokes are big—literally big. He recently raised $6,000 on Kickstarter to hire a skywriting plane to write “How Do I Land?” above Los Angeles.
Braunohler has done everything: improv, sketch and stand-up. Although he only started stand-up about five years ago, he says he prefers this medium of comedy because “it’s a high-stakes scenario…When doing improv, the audience is on your side. They want you to succeed. Even if the improv just barely works everyone is excited for you. But people have very strong opinions about what stand-up is and sometimes the crowd seems to say ‘prove to me that you’re funny.’” Braunohler says he likes this contention, these high stakes, because ultimately the goal of comedy is “to show a level of vulnerability that makes connections with the audience.” To do this, Braunohler says, “No topic can be off-limits, and you can’t be embarrassed about anything.” This sentiment is echoed in his stand-up. Braunohler’s comedy is at times surreal. In one Vine—the short looping video clips so beloved on Twitter—he places googly eyes on an ice cream cone and calls it his little buddy. At other times his work is more personal and reflective. He explores the absurdities of life on his new comedy album, How Do I Land?, released by the venerable indie music label Kill Rock Stars.
Braunohler is excited for next week’s High Plains festival, when comedians from all over the country will swarm Denver for the first major comedy fest in the region. The inaugural High Plains Comedy Festival is headlined by comic genius Reggie Watts, features the brilliant Braunohler and will be packed with Denver comics. Over the past few years, the Denver comedy scene has expanded and flourished, churning out such national headliners as Ben Kronberg and T.J. Miller. As the talent pool has grown, so has the focus on Denver as a key producer of comedy and, in turn, the Southwest as an emerging comedy region. “This is an experiment for Denver and I think anything could happen,” Braunohler reflects. “I can’t wait to see all the comics.”
Take the short trip to the Mile High city and see Watts, Braunohler and 40 other comedians at the High Plains Comedy Festival on Aug. 23 and 24. The Southwest is starting to make a name for itself in the comedy world, and this festival will highlight the area as a place that can bring in big names.
Neutral Milk Hotel super-fan Mike Smith shares an essay deconstructing the man, the myth, the legend as prelude to Jeff Mangum’s Tuesday concert in The Fe. Read Inside Jeff Mangum’s Aeroplane for all the deets. Peep related A/V below. The Lensic Performing Arts Center, Santa Fe • Jeff Mangum with Tall Firs • Tue Apr 2 • 7:30 pm • $20-$32 • ALL-AGES! • lensic.org
I am back in college, visiting two girls (Reese Witherspoon and Lara Flynn Boyle.) L is very tall and smells good. A guy named Kenny sits on the floor fixing a fish tank for them. We shake hands awkwardly. We all take a walk down the street, two by two, me with L. We are in downtown Denver. We cross the street. L suddenly has an idea and we return home. I give R a "chicken" crochet sweater. She seems to love it and puts it on over the sweater she's wearing. We discuss her "color." She lets on that she knows about my painting method. She gives me a white, gaudy leather jacket with appliqued colored trinkets. I try it on. It is very stiff and my hands don't seem to fit through the sleeve holes. I do some Russian accent shtick, rather unfunny, with my brother. He pulls on my hand, but pulls me forward and I fall over the couch.
This week’s Flyer on the Wall spirals out of control to invite psych-lovers out to see Denver’s Thee Dang Dangs and locals CanyonLands, Terri Schiavo Dance Party and The Fucking Adventures at Iron Haus (715 Iron SW) on Saturday night. Check out work by performing acts below.
Iran captured an American drone, it claims.
An earthquake rocked Anchorage.
News Corp. is shutting down its iPad newspaper, The Daily.
Shakira’s ex-boyfriend is suing her for $100 million.
A magician’s hair caught on fire.
Asperger’s disorder is no longer a psychiatric diagnosis.
Unborn babies battle in the womb.
The Czechs indicted Lamb of God’s singer on manslaughter charges.
There will be no apocalypse, Russians claim.
Denver’s UFOs might just be bugs.
James Bond is everywhere.
Celebrity tattoo artist Kat Von D has a stalker.
Marley’s Mellow Mood made kids sick.
Octomom's porn video was nominated for four AVN awards.
A Deming deputy shot himself.
Somebody was watching porn in a former cop’s house.
Look for stolen cars at the Motel 6 on Alameda.
Happy birthday Fred Armisen.
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At least 12 dead as gunman opens fire at Dark Knight Rises midnight showing in Denver suburb.
President Obama responds.
Young sportscaster who died in the shootings had written her last blog on a separate massacre.
State officials confirm 48 tattoo parlors operating without licenses in New Mexico.
City’s clean water supply may be jeopardized by millions of gallons of spilled, underground jet fuel.
Details being withheld on slain Virginia reporter.
Live updates on this weekend’s British Open.
Jeremy Lin on his three-year, $25 million deal with the Rockets.
Yay, Albuquerque is not among AARP’s list of the top five most dangerous U.S. cities.
You can no longer get blitzed on Scottish trains.