As you may have guessed from the general lack of activity on this blog lately, we’ve been winding it down.
We had a great run the first few years covering all things “Real World: Denver”- related, and we found a different (albeit less insanely vocal) audience posting pop culture Q&As with writers, comedians and actors after that. We were also able to highlight some great Denver Post features our readers may have overlooked throughout the week, like Kathleen St. John’s Clubs column, the Food section’s Eat Local (formerly Cheap Eats) and others.
But with our music blog Reverb growing by leaps and bounds (I’m a co-editor there) and our new fine arts blog Artmosphere off to a running start, we figured it’s time to hang up the Get Real Denver moniker and focus on specialized topics instead of trying to be all things to all people.
That said, there are still hundreds of great posts on this site ripe for archiving and recollecting – especially that wildly popular “Real World” coverage, which found us essentially stalking the secretive MTV/Bunim-Murray crew whilst they were out trashing our little city, and then following up with detailed episode recaps while the whole sad, sordid affair aired.
Feel free to peruse the back catalog, and thanks again for the support — and vehement hate mail — over the years. You made me feel like a real journalist!
John Wenzel is the co-editor of Reverb, former editor of Get Real Denver and an award-winning A&E reporter for The Denver Post. His book “Mock Stars: Indie Comedy and the Dangerously Funny” was recently published by Speck Press. He also maintains a Twitter feed of random, absurdist song titles.