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    Photo: King Khan and the Shrines buy (legal) weed in Denver

    published Jun 23, 2014

    Although Arish Ahmad "King" Khan (of King Khan and the Shrines fame) lives in Berlin -- which isn't too far from Amsterdam -- he says it's not common for the crew he runs around with to travel to the ... More >>

  • Denver's Midnite Martini wins burlesque's Miss Exotic World title in Las Vegas

    published Jun 17, 2014

    We've known for a while that we have some amazingly talented burlesque performers in this city. But now, the rest of the planet has been put on notice: Earlier this month, Denver burlesque cutie Midni... More >>

  • A Slice Of Pie

    published May 29, 2014

    Fans of Tom Robbins have (rightfully) wondered what the creative powerhouse has been up to since the publication of his most recent book, B Is... More >>

  • Chalk It Up To Art

    published May 29, 2014

    Colorado sure loves the arts, as shown by the lineup of summer festivals — and one of the best is the annual Denver Chalk Art... More >>

  • Natural Grocers bans confinement dairy products

    published Jun 04, 2014

    The consumption of certain products can contain inherent ethical conundrums -- and those are the sorts of conundrums that cause outright hostility between, say, vegans and carnivores. What you eat is ... More >>

  • Absolutely Fabulous

    published May 22, 2014

    Jordan Wieleba is an old hand at creating captivating variety shows, and for her latest effort, Something Fabulous, she’s making the... More >>


    How I learned what it means to be a music fan

    published May 28, 2014

    The first time I met with my doula, she asked me about all of my feelings and fears about going into labor, about what was important to me. Much to her surprise, I told her one of those things was mu... More >>

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    What it means to be a lifelong music fan

    published May 29, 2014

    There is a generally agreed-upon set of rules among young and hungry music fans: You show up early, you stay late, you find new things, you stand... More >>

  • Spring Fever

    published May 1, 2014

    When it comes time to plan a new production of Stories on Stage, creative director Anthony Powell is sometimes lucky enough to have his audience... More >>

  • Let It Burn

    published April 24, 2014

    Raising money isn’t easy, which is why Brent Heinze, the organizer of Flame 2014: Colorado Queer Music & Art Festival, tried to think... More >>

  • Moore Shakespeare, Please

    published April 24, 2014

    Christopher Moore is one of those rare authors who can charm people who don’t particularly enjoy reading. His whimsical, irreverent style... More >>

  • Govinda's Garden grows extended hours

    published Apr 29, 2014

    When Govinda's Garden, the weekend-only vegetarian/vegan dinner buffet, re-opened last October, it quickly became insanely popular; within a half-hour of the restaurant openings its doors, the dining ... More >>

  • Sweet Dreams

    published April 17, 2014

    Author, researcher and counselor Kat Duff says she’s always loved sleep, but she didn’t start delving into the topic seriously until... More >>

  • Color Me Bad

    published April 17, 2014

    There’s nothing like getting whomped with colored powder at every kilometer marker when you’re running a 5K — which is probably... More >>

  • Savage Garden

    published April 3, 2014

    Investigative sustainability journalist and solar-power-using goatherder Doug Fine says that the hardest part about researching and discussing his... More >>


    My six-week-old recognized a song I sang to him in utero

    published Apr 11, 2014

    The transportive power of music never ceases to amaze me. Whenever I hear the Verve's "Bitter Sweet Symphony," it's suddenly 1997 inside my head; I'm back in high school, daydreaming while sitting on ... More >>

  • Wild, Wild West

    published April 3, 2014

    The setting for the newest offering from Wonderbound is something that artistic director Garrett Ammon probably never thought he’d see on a... More >>


    Why I can't take "EDM" seriously

    published Apr 08, 2014

    I love electronic music. I love the sound, the artists, the parties, the people, the scene -- in fact, I'm into pretty much everything about this particular genre of music. But there's one thing abou... More >>

  • The Air in There

    published March 27, 2014

    “When most people think of balloon art, they think of a bouquet of balloons or a simple balloon dog,” says Amanda Dolechek,... More >>

  • Cook Street's Eat Your Veggies class will inspire you to do just that

    published Apr 03, 2014

    As someone who doesn't eat any meat, I should know more than I do about cooking vegetables. I can make a salad, and I know how to saute, but I've never done much with grilling or roasting -- and while... More >>

  • Dance Plants Revolution

    published March 27, 2014

    Every year after the Vegan Prom has ended, attendees ask organizer Joshua LaBure about the next year’s event. “We’ve had... More >>

  • Art Class

    published February 27, 2014

    Even a person who works in a contemporary-art museum — someone like Sarah Kate Baie, director of programming at the Museum of Contemporary... More >>

  • Concierge Service

    published March 20, 2014

    Wes Anderson is arguably the most popular “underground” filmmaker of our time; although his films are widely distributed and avidly... More >>

  • The best EDM in Denver this weekend

    published Mar 28, 2014

    FRI | RYAN CROSSON at NORAD | 3/28/14 Ryan Crosson exemplifies techno at its finest, whether your measuring stick is based on the heyday of Detroit techno or on the sub-genre's modern-day residency... More >>

  • Why Native Foods Cafe is the Best Vegetarian Restaurant in Denver

    published Mar 27, 2014

    As the longtime author of Veggie Girl, I ate a lot of green on my way to helping choose the winner of Best Vegetarian Restaurant for the Best of Denver 2014. And there was a lot of discussion over our... More >>

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