Another week, another embarassment of riches when it comes to interesting reads and news. Farewell to a long-playing hit In an era when the phrase “legend” gets tossed around far too much, it’s fair to say the word fit the ever-youthful Dick Clark, who came to be known as “America’s Oldest Teenager.” Even though a stroke slowed him down in recent years, he remained energetic until he died this week at age 82. Read more about “The Man Who Made Rock ‘n’ Roll Safe for America.
Mel who? Is that you, Mel Gibson, rolling out your new movie and then immediately pulling it from theaters this week? Mind you, the “one and done” at the movie theater isn’t because Get The Gringo is awful. (Although it may be). Mel has something else up his sleeve. See what’s going on.
Love, Colombia style Has there been a more embarrassing story than the Secret Service/prostitutes dustup at the recent South American summit attended by President Obama? And the truth may be hard to determine as Congress begins to talk with the 10 or so agents implicated. ““The 11 agents are having different recollections about what happened, or are not telling the truth,” said Rep. Peter King, chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security. But there are photos of the prostitute whose argument with the agents over payment uncovered this fiasco.
Blow up the cows? Bizarre as that sounds, it might be the best solution for the Forest Service, which has discovered several dead cows that starved and then froze to death in a cabin located in remote wilderness above Aspen. Among many other ideas, one solution is a “detailed explosives plan,” according to a story in the Aspen Daily News. They need to move fast. Manure is everywhere, according to one witness, who added of the cattle: “They obviously spent a lot of time there.” Read more.
Noel Remembered: The news was beyond sad last December: beloved Denver restaurateur and philanthropist Noel Cunningham had taken his own life. The National Restaurant Association did its part to make sure people remember the gentle man’s legacy this week, posthumously honoring Cunningham and his wife Tammy as recipients of a Restaurant Neighbor Award, which recognizes outstanding charitable service efforts by restaurateurs. Read more.
This is new media? News this week that click-through rates on Facebook were declining at the same time ad rates on Facebook were climbing had us thinking “Wait a minute, that sounds like old media.” Read more.
- Meet Elway’s in Cherry Creek Chef Tyler Wiard, hear him talk about food and enjoy one of his favorite entrees at Chefs 180 on June 7. The first event in this new series benefits Cafe 180, which serves lunch to all, regardless of whether they can pay or not. Buy tickets.
- Support Work Options for Women by attending the May 7 benefit, Women Cook! Buy tickets.
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