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2014 Stories by Amber Taufen

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    Marijuana: Nine new Colorado recreational dispensaries open in July

    published Aug 04, 2014

    We're more than halfway through our first year of legal adult-use marijuana -- and the pot stores just keep on openin'. There were nine new locations selling recreational marijuana in July throughout... More >>

  • Drink It In

    published July 24, 2014

    According to Kevin Hart, producer of the Drunken Bachelor Talk Show, “there’s a real paucity of drinking-driven shows.”... More >>

  • Fresh Air, Fresh Art

    published July 24, 2014

    Models, artists and photographers have been flocking to Denver Face Paint and Body Art Jam events, where the artists paint the... More >>

  • Code Black director on creating a narrative amidst chaos

    published Jul 29, 2014

    Code Black -- which opens Friday, August 1, at the Sie FilmCenter -- reminds viewers of an astonishing reality of the health-care industry: In emergencies, seconds count. The documentary follows Ryan ... More >>

  • Photos: Body art from Denver Face Paint and Body Art Jam artists (NSFW)

    published Jul 24, 2014

    The annual Denver Face Paint and Body Art Jam is taking place at Mountain Air Ranch from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 27. And there should be plenty of bodies to work with, since Mountain Air is a clot... More >>

  • Dancing Queens (And Kings)

    published July 10, 2014

    “Every year of the Colorado Burlesque Festival has been amazing,” says Honey Touché, one of the organizers, “but I... More >>


    Marijuana: Three Colorado communities to get their first recreational pot shops

    published Jul 14, 2014

    Between June 1 and July 1, the State of Colorado has issued six new retail-marijuana licenses, three of them in municipalities that (until now) were strangers to recreational pot. Moffat, Edwards and... More >>

  • House Of Cards

    published July 3, 2014

    Leave it to Warm Cookies of the Revolution to come up with a highly entertaining way to illustrate political machinations. High Stakes: Poker... More >>

  • Wandering Free

    published July 3, 2014

    Between the venue changes and the schedule additions, there’s a lot that’s new at Wanderlust this year — and the event... More >>

  • Redemption's Nathan Winograd on the no-kill movement and his new film

    published Jul 10, 2014

    Nathan Winograd released his book about animal shelters, Redemption: The Myth of Pet Overpopulation and the No Kill Revolution in America, eight years ago -- and the response was so successful that he... More >>

  • Homemade by Hand

    published June 26, 2014

    Now that the Outdoor Handmade Homemade Market is in its third year, it’s easy to forget the event’s humble origins — as a... More >>


    Teakoe's craft iced teas now at Whole Foods, Tony's and Marczyk

    published Jul 02, 2014

    If you've tasted Teakoe iced tea at one of the various Colorado eateries that carry it: Illegal Pete's, Larkburger, Hacienda Colorado, Woody Creek and more, then you've experienced how habit-forming... More >>

  • Beer, Bites and Bikes

    published June 26, 2014

    Suzie Ahlers, boardmember of the Rotary Club of Five Points Cultural District, has wanted to throw an event with food trucks ever since the... More >>


    Photos: Four most important factors in a marijuana business investment

    published Jun 30, 2014

    The inaugural Weedstock, a three-day conference at the Westin Hotel-Tabor Center, examined the investment opportunities that have opened up in the cannabis world. The event featured numerous securitie... More >>

  • Farm to Coffee Table

    published June 19, 2014

    Last winter, Sara Martinelli, owner of Three Leaf Farm, decided to host an art show in her barn. “It was a huge success; we had tons of... More >>


    Marijuana: Cannabis Business Summit takes debate over pot edibles safety seriously

    published Jun 25, 2014

    Between the hotel-room antics of Maureen Dowd and a tragic pot-related tourist death and a fatal shooting earlier this year, marijuana's national image has taken some heavy hits recently. All of those... More >>


    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 >>

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