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4:20 pm
Apr. 24, 2014
Denver News
Medical marijuana dispensary review: Herbal Remedies in Denver While recreational marijuana sales still offer the thrill of buying pot legally for those not accustomed to it, a trip to the medical marijuana dispensary for longtime MMJ patients tends to be abo... More >>
Cafe Society
3:07 pm
Apr. 24, 2014
Denver News
Putting a nightcap on a year of Denver drinks What was your first cocktail? I recently found myself at Centro Latin Kitchen & Refreshment Palace, the place where I had my first-ever drink. Er, first legal drink, that is. With a tasty mezcal... More >>
The Latest Word
2:57 pm
Apr. 24, 2014
Denver News
Reader: New Jersey is the skid mark on the underwear of the United States After New Jersey Governor Chris Christie made negative comments about Colorado in the context of the state's pot laws, Governor John Hickenlooper's office struck back, compiling lists showing Colo... More >>
Cafe Society
2:17 pm
Apr. 24, 2014
Denver News
Guess where 25 percent of the check is going to Project Angel Heart? Today is Dining Out for Life, and more than 250 metro area restaurants are participating in the fundraiser for Project Angel Heart, donating 25 percent of their food sales to the non-profit that p... More >>
Show and Tell
2:01 pm
Apr. 24, 2014
Denver News
David Rutherford talks about Captured in Film and the future of classical music David Rutherford, director of the Musica Sacra Chamber Orchestra, begrudges classical music institutions for relying on snobbery to attract audiences. Elitism has fallen out of fashion, he says;... More >>
The Latest Word
1:57 pm
Apr. 24, 2014
Denver News
Farting in the kitchen isn't cool, says chef Sharif Villa Cruz Denver blog posts never deal it. At our Cafe Society blog, Lori Midson conducts a wide-ranging interview with Corner House executive chef Sharif Villa Cruz -- and by "wide-ranging," we mean that... More >>
Cafe Society
1:22 pm
Apr. 24, 2014
Denver News
Win free tickets to Adult Daycare at The Lobby This Saturday, The Lobby kicks off Adult Day Care, its monthly summer beer dinner series, with a beer-vs.-wine-themed event that will pair libations from River North Brewery and Infinite Monkey Th... More >>
Show and Tell
12:17 pm
Apr. 24, 2014
Denver News
Indiana Jones, War Horse and Alpha Dog: Defending movies critics hate On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, film critics Alan Scherstuhl, Amy Nicholson and Stephanie Zacharek defend movies that most critics hate, namely Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, War Ho... More >>
Cafe Society
12:16 pm
Apr. 24, 2014
Denver News
4G's Mexican Restaurant moving into 2200 South Broadway The space at 2200 South Broadway that was recently vacated by Zocalo already has a new tenant, and one with a long history in Denver: 4G's Mexican Restaurant. And after several recent failures i... More >>
Backbeat
11:59 am
Apr. 24, 2014
Denver News
The Arcade Fire is the greatest arena rock band on the planet The bar across the street from the Pepsi Center is a menagerie. The Arcade Fire show has just ended, and I am talking to a woman named Sarah who is dressed as a blackbird. Her husband, Tom, is w... More >>
The Latest Word
11:53 am
Apr. 24, 2014
Denver News
Solitary confinement: Inside bill to limit isolation of mentally ill prisoners In January, Colorado Department of Corrections chief Rick Raemisch drew headlines when he sent himself to the hole for twenty hours, so he could get some idea of what it's like for prisoners serv... More >>
Show and Tell
11:19 am
Apr. 24, 2014
Denver News
Maureen "Baby Face" Riordon will make her debut at Glory 16 Fight On Saturday, May 3, local mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Maureen "Baby Face" Riordon will make her professional kickboxing debut with Glory Sports International, the top professional kickboxing... More >>
Cafe Society
11:10 am
Apr. 24, 2014
Denver News
Wit's End, Denver's smallest brewery, wins big award, gets ready for major expansion Scott Witsoe makes 31.5 gallons of beer at a time. That's such a tiny amount compared to the output at other breweries -- even other small breweries -- that is doesn't seem possible that Wit's E... More >>
The Latest Word
10:50 am
Apr. 24, 2014
Denver News
Photos: Boulder residents saying "no" to "Yes!" library art project? Earlier this week, the City of Boulder announced the selection of a public-art project for the Boulder Public Library main branch: "Yes!," by artists R&R Studios based in Miami. But some of thos... More >>
Backbeat
10:18 am
Apr. 24, 2014
Denver News
Lola, who fronts Lola Black, has found some new ways to kick your ass Lola, the frontwoman for Lola Black, has been carrying brass knuckles since she was a teenager. So far, she hasn't had to use them. "Sometimes coming out of a bar, I'll put them in my back pocket,... More >>
Cafe Society
10:11 am
Apr. 24, 2014
Denver News
At The Abbey Tavern, hospitality makes the difference Have you ever noticed how two people can look the same on paper, but when you meet them you sense that one has what the French would call a certain je ne sais quoi that sets that person apart? ... More >>
Backbeat
10:05 am
Apr. 24, 2014
Denver News
Mark Hosler of Negativland: "Being on the Internet is about sharing the weird shit that you find." Mark Hosler is Denver Noise Fest's headliner for Saturday, April 25th at Rhinoceropolis. Hosler is best known as one of the founding and continuous members of legendary experimental band Negativl... More >>
The Latest Word
9:50 am
Apr. 24, 2014
Denver News
Audrey Lowndes shooting: Murder or a tragic accident? On April 14, Glenwood Springs resident Audrey Lowndes, forty, was shot in the back of the head. She died two days later. In the immediate aftermath of the incident, Lowndes's boyfriend/fiance, J... More >>
Show and Tell
9:34 am
Apr. 24, 2014
Denver News
Art Makers Denver will create an urban art retreat in town The first annual Art Makers Denver will present three days of interactive artist workshops at the McNichols Building September 14 through 16 -- and registration is already under way. "It's design... More >>
Backbeat
9:04 am
Apr. 24, 2014
Denver News
What to expect from the Glitch Mob's weekend in Denver The Glitch Mob's new stage setup is called the Blade, and it consists of three structures that resemble turbines. "We collaborated with Martin Phillips. He took a liking to us early on," says band... More >>
Backbeat
9:03 am
Apr. 24, 2014
Denver News
Why jazz legend Wayne Shorter fills his home with books and toys Wayne Shorter, who headlines the UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival on Friday, April 25, doesn't have typical days. The 80-year-old saxophone legend, who was a member of the Miles Davis Quintet and Art B... More >>
Cafe Society
9:01 am
Apr. 24, 2014
Denver News
Sharif Villa Cruz, exec chef of Corner House: Don't fart on the line Corner House 2240 Clay Street 720-287-1895 cornerhousedenver.com This is part two of my interview with Sharif Villa Cruz, exec chef of Corner House; part one of our chat ran yesterday. What d... More >>
The Latest Word
8:50 am
Apr. 24, 2014
Denver News
Red-light cameras could be banned under new bill after years of failed attempts For years, Senator Scott Renfroe has tried to ban red-light cameras -- devices mounted near traffic signals or in police vans that snap shots of vehicles allegedly breaking traffic laws -- under ... More >>
Show and Tell
8:00 am
Apr. 24, 2014
Denver News
Five games that changed my life -- from Halo to Sorry! Games have been good to me. I've been playing games, in one form or another, since before I started school. Board games, card games, video games, you name it, I love them all. In the grand scheme... More >>
Cafe Society
7:56 am
Apr. 24, 2014
Denver News
Reader: Westword, you always go after servers! Manners don't seem to improve with age. Since Sean Kenyon offered his list of the "Ten rudest things servers and bartenders do to guests to make them wish they'd never come in" two years ago, rest... More >>
The Latest Word
7:50 am
Apr. 24, 2014
Denver News
Photos: Top sixteen kinds of Facebook friends you're most likely to unfriend Since 2010, University of Colorado Denver doctoral student Christopher Sibona has researched Facebook via studies focusing on unfriending -- including the phenomenon of unfriending harming actual... More >>
Show and Tell
6:59 am
Apr. 24, 2014
Denver News
Another 100 Colorado Creatives: Lisa Ramfjord Elstun #87: Lisa Ramfjord Elstun Denver designer Lisa Ramfjord Elstun has it all going for her: A master seamstress with an eye for personalized, classic tailored designs, she also rocks an entrepreneur... More >>
Cafe Society
6:54 am
Apr. 24, 2014
Denver News
The Rio Grande is collaborating with Renegade and other breweries on a series of special beers The 27-year-old Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant chain is known for its potent margaritas (limit of three, please), but the Colorado-based company has decided to get in on the craft-beer revolution a... More >>
The Latest Word
6:48 am
Apr. 24, 2014
Denver News
Pot profiling: Are Kansas cops targeting rental vehicles with Colorado license plates? For more than a year, we've been reporting on the subject of pot profiling -- claims that drivers in vehicles with Colorado license plates are regularly being stopped in other states on a variety... More >>
The Latest Word
5:58 am
Apr. 24, 2014
Denver News
Cynthia Vigil pried Joshua Stewart's fingers from van door before hit-and-run, DA says As we've reported, the metro area has seen a slew of hit-and-runs lately. But an incident that took the life of 29-year-old Joshua Stewart may be the most bizarre. Prosecutors believe Stewart wa... More >>

From the Print Edition

Ask a Stoner: The search for low-priced MMJ recommendations Ask a Stoner: The search for low-priced MMJ recommendations

Dear Stoner: What is the cheapest place to get a medical marijuana recommendation? I've got all my paperwork, and I'm disabled.Malcolm Dear Malcolm: This is one of the most-asked questions on… More >>

Letters: Gretchen Kurtz is a well-seasoned reviewer

"Shock of the New," Letters, April 10 Critical Ass Regarding the letter about Gretchen Kurtz from "Name Withheld": Am I the only one who loathes a person who scathes people and… More >>

Dear Mexican: Who's bilingual in the U.S.?

Dear Mexican: Our grandparents came from Mexico. The entire next generation spoke Spanish. However, in my generation, pretty much none of us do. One cousin's daughter does because the cousin… More >>

The Ludlow Massacre must not be forgotten

This week, Westword looks back at one of the darkest episodes in Colorado history: the Ludlow Massacre, a shooting war between striking coal miners and state troops that had a… More >>

Could a casino help commemorate the Sand Creek Massacre? It has before.

Ka-ching. Coloradans could vote on at least three new gambling proposals this November, including one that would allow Kiowa County to host a single casino. That proposal's boosters want legislators… More >>

Reader: "DPS felt I was disposable"

"Game Time," Off Limits, April 10 Going to Pot The sun is out and the weather is gorgeous, so therefore my neighborhood smells like 4/20. Can't wait to see how… More >>

At 150, Black Hawk enjoys a boom with a view At 150, Black Hawk enjoys a boom with a view

On April 12, 1864, Black Hawk became the second city in Colorado to be incorporated — three years behind Denver and just a few hours ahead of Central City, the… More >>

Dear Mexican: Where did "Latino" come from?

Dear Mexican: I like reading your articles — they are funny, sad, insightful, crude, serious and even a little provocative and antagonizing at times. One thing I find a little… More >>

Ask a Stoner: Celebrating 4/20 in Denver

Dear Stoner: It's our first 4/20 in Denver. Give us some tips.Mountain Mark Dear Mark: While the organizers of the two-day 4/20 rally are asking people not to light up at… More >>

Teachers fight back against Denver Public Schools in court Teachers fight back against Denver Public Schools in court

At 55, Cynthia Masters wasn't ready to stop being a teacher. The energetic single mom had come to the profession late in life but had quickly grown to love it.… More >>

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