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Cafe Society
4:45 pm
Apr. 18, 2014
Denver News
Sweet and sour: A second helping of Cafe Society, April 14-18 This week in Cafe Society, Gretchen Kurtz says that Sugarmill may have hit a sweet spot in the Ballpark neighborhood. For Chef and Tell, Lori Midson talked with Matt Stein, chef of Bruxie, who i... More >>
The Latest Word
4:20 pm
Apr. 18, 2014
Denver News
Cannabis Time Capsule, 1910: 104-year-old marijuana scare tactics alive and well today If all of this hysterical talk over the past week about marijuana being a contributing factor in the deaths of two people in Denver seemed familiar to you, dear cannabis historian, it's because it... More >>
The Latest Word
2:57 pm
Apr. 18, 2014
Denver News
Reader: I'll be at 4/20 in Civic Center this year, and so will neck-tattoo-having thugs In a post yesterday, a Denver police spokesman discussed the department's approach to 4/20 at Civic Center Park given laws against public smoking and a still-unsolved shooting that cut the even ... More >>
The Latest Word
1:57 pm
Apr. 18, 2014
Denver News
Are gourmet burgers usually overpriced disappointments? Denver blog posts try to live up to expectations. At our Cafe Society blog, Patricia Calhoun highlights a comment from a reader who's definitely underwhelmed by so-called gourmet burgers. Mile H... More >>
The Latest Word
12:50 pm
Apr. 18, 2014
Denver News
Xavier McDaniel sentenced for brutal attack on teen girl while on bond for another sex case During an attack on a fifteen-year-old Littleton girl, Xavier McDaniel allegedly told her, "Get ready to die." Instead, she fought back, surviving the attack despite sustaining fearsome injuries... More >>
Cafe Society
12:33 pm
Apr. 18, 2014
Denver News
BurgerFi, a "better burger" joint, will open on Broadway When will the mooing stop? Anyone who lives in Denver, around Denver, even miles from Denver, knows that the last thing this city needs is another burger barn, but that's not stopping cattle h... More >>
The Latest Word
11:51 am
Apr. 18, 2014
Denver News
MED-a-Mints: Pot-infused mints at center of trademark dispute with Dixie Elixirs The Colorado company that invented the formula for MED-a-Mints, a popular cannabis-infused mint candy, has announced that it will sue Denver-based edibles manufacturer Dixie Elixirs for trademark... More >>
Cafe Society
11:07 am
Apr. 18, 2014
Denver News
Guess where I'm eating pretzel twists? If you've ever been to this restaurant, then you'll recognize these pretzel twists immediately -- and you'll understand, too, why two is never enough. I have no plans to partake in 4/20 this wee... More >>
Show and Tell
11:02 am
Apr. 18, 2014
Denver News
Combine 4/20 with closing day at a few ski resorts and it looks like spring in the mountains Closing day fall on both Easter Sunday and -- ahem -- 4/20 for a handful of Colorado's ski areas, so this weekend is shaping up to be all-time. We've put together a guide to get you through it. ... More >>
The Latest Word
10:50 am
Apr. 18, 2014
Denver News
Stephen Redwood busted by feds for pot due to child porn investigation As you know, marijuana laws in Colorado are very different from those maintained by the U.S. government. Recreational pot possession and distribution is allowed here under a myriad of circumstanc... More >>
Backbeat
10:22 am
Apr. 18, 2014
Denver News
Is Record Store Day worth it? Record Store Day is once again upon us, with its candy-colored vinyl and improbably in-store performances and endless lines. Like anything that becomes popular, the holiday is starting to develo... More >>
Cafe Society
10:07 am
Apr. 18, 2014
Denver News
First look: Mile High Italian Deli opens in Highland The concept behind Mile High Italian Deli, a small, 800-square-foot storefront in Highland, is sandwiches, panini, salads, and, on Saturday, pizzas, the latter of which is an extension of Mile H... More >>
Show and Tell
9:54 am
Apr. 18, 2014
Denver News
Do at the Zoo celebrates 25 years with Under a Blood Red Sky this June The Denver Zoo has nearly 4,000 mouths to feed every day of the year, and that adds up to a hell of a grocery bill. But events like the annual Do t the Zoo gala help a lot toward filling zoo coff... More >>
Backbeat
9:53 am
Apr. 18, 2014
Denver News
A mostly ridiculous conversation with Magic Cyclops about his greatest hits Magic Cyclops returns from the rumors of his premature 2011 death to perform at Wax Trax Records this Saturday, April 19th for Record Store Day. For the occasion he is also releasing a limited e... More >>
The Latest Word
9:50 am
Apr. 18, 2014
Denver News
Marijuana: How state officials define responsible pot use during 4/20 celebrations Governor John Hickenlooper recently compared adult marijuana use to drinking a beer in the afternoon. But the State of Colorado isn't treating the products equally in advance of the annual 4/20 ... More >>
Cafe Society
9:01 am
Apr. 18, 2014
Denver News
Mlp48 is the winner of our Trillium Easter brunch contest UPDATE: We have a winner of our Trillium Easter brunch contest, in which we asked Cafe Society readers to answer this question: How many mimosas did Trillium serve during last year's Easter brun... More >>
Backbeat
9:00 am
Apr. 18, 2014
Denver News
Black Lamb's non-medical cure for depression: "Sex or drugs or rock and roll." Editor's note: Each week, illustrator Noah Van Sciver asks a Colorado band or musician four questions and then draws their conversation. We call the resulting comic "4 Questions: Comic Strip Inte... More >>
The Latest Word
8:50 am
Apr. 18, 2014
Denver News
Why 4/20 is the absolute worst day of the year in Colorado This Sunday thousands of ganja enthusiasts will gather in Denver's Civic Center for what has become an annual rite of spring, the embrace of cannabis culture at 4:20 on 4/20. But this weekend also... More >>
Show and Tell
8:02 am
Apr. 18, 2014
Denver News
The four most cannabis-unfriendly events this 4/20 weekend While 4/20 is celebrated by stoners worldwide, Coloradans do it better than anybody else: A day of unity and political activism where participants can spend their every waking moment consuming ca... More >>
Cafe Society
7:59 am
Apr. 18, 2014
Denver News
Smokin' deals at Central Bistro & Bar, Bruxie this 4/20 weekend While some restaurants are focusing on throwing a major Easter brunch bash, others are rolling out deals related to that other Sunday holiday: 4/20. Among the latter are Central Bar & Bistro, whi... More >>
The Latest Word
7:50 am
Apr. 18, 2014
Denver News
Photos: Ten best U.S. cycling cities list includes two Colorado places -- but not Boulder USA Today and its 10Best blog surveyed readers to determine the best cycling cities in the country. Now the results are out, and it's no surprise that Colorado landed two places in the top ten --... More >>
Show and Tell
6:56 am
Apr. 18, 2014
Denver News
10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (7 free!), April 18-20 If smoking weed with the masses at Civic Center Park or Easter egg hunts aren't your thing, there's still plenty to Denver in Denver this weekend, everything from debates to art openings to a thr... More >>
Cafe Society
6:55 am
Apr. 18, 2014
Denver News
Reader: "Gourmet" burgers are overpriced disappointments Matt Stein specializes in gourmet waffle sandwiches at Bruxie, but he's obsessed with cheeseburgers. "My ongoing discussion obsession with my partners about who makes the best burger was charmin... More >>
The Latest Word
6:24 am
Apr. 18, 2014
Denver News
Painting of Full House's Joey stolen from restaurant, returned in trash bag Big Al's Burgers and Dogs has an attribute unique in Fort Collins and, probably, on planet Earth -- a series of paintings that pay tribute to characters from the iconic '80s/'90s sitcom Full Hous... More >>
Backbeat
6:23 am
Apr. 18, 2014
Denver News
The seven best songs about resurrection for Easter Easter is upon us. The holiday celebrating the death and resurrection of the Christian messiah, Jesus of Nazareth. Pontius Pilate washed his hands, the Roman emperor Tiberius probably heard nothi... More >>
Cafe Society
5:58 am
Apr. 18, 2014
Denver News
From eggs to nugs, Denver's on a roll this weekend With both 4/20 and Easter on Sunday, the city will be rolling in nugs and eggs and the city's favorite hybrid meal -- brunch -- will undoubted hit new highs. Whether you're out to celebrate bud or... More >>
Show and Tell
5:55 am
Apr. 18, 2014
Denver News
Gallery Sketches: Three shows for the weekend of April 18-20 Though pot's what's on the whole city's mind this marijuan-derful 4/20 weekend, the local art scene will not go up in smoke. Here are three reminders that Denver galleries serve up good vibes and... More >>
Backbeat
4:28 am
Apr. 18, 2014
Denver News
A compilation to benefit homeless families on Colfax is out next week A year ago, local music icon and ColfaxAvenue.com webmaster Jonny Barber released the first volume of his Colfax-themed compilation that included acts like Slim Cessna's Auto Club, Five Iron Fren... More >>
Cafe Society
5:57 pm
Apr. 17, 2014
Denver News
Win two seats to Easter brunch at Trillium Easter brunch is the official culinary transition into spring, and dozens and dozens and dozens of restaurants around the city are gearing up for what's traditionally one of the busiest feasting ... More >>
Show and Tell
4:55 pm
Apr. 17, 2014
Denver News
Jordan Wieleba on stealing a copy of War of the Worlds and coming out transgender Reading is about more than following a narrative or learning facts; it can also be a profound shared experience that culminates in a better understanding of ourselves and each other. In that spi... More >>

From the Print Edition

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 >>

Asylum insanity: Welcome to the land of the free Asylum insanity: Welcome to the land of the free

Hussein Mohamed took a hard road to America. Born into a minority clan in a nation rife with ethnic conflict, the boyish 24-year-old with gangly limbs and intense brown eyes… More >>

Ask a Stoner: Do hemp houseplants count as marijuana? Ask a Stoner: Do hemp houseplants count as marijuana?

Dear Stoner: I've always wanted a hemp houseplant. What are the rules and regulations for growing hemp on a small, non-commercial scale? And does that count as one of the… More >>

Readers were impressed with Alvin Plucker's history

"The Spies Left Behind," Joel Warner, April 3 Humor in Uniform I was very impressed by the story of Alvin Plucker, the "plucky" man who has honored the history of… More >>

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