Eight years ago, seven strangers were picked to live in a converted meat-market bar in Lower Downtown and have their lives videotaped -- and they found out what happens when people stop being polite and start being really, really bad at acting like they aren't in a reality TV show. I'm speaking, of ... More >>
I used to have this recurring dream where I was walking along a strip mall in my grandparent's neighborhood of Mayfair/Hale. I was always heading to La Bola, a Mexican restaurant we used to go to when I was a kid. I would walk up to the place in broad daylight, pull on its oversized wrought-iron han ... More >>
My earliest childhood memories of 7-Eleven are all positive. Growing up in the pseudo-suburban area of southeast Denver known as Virginia Village, I spent many summer days scrounging for enough change to buy a Slurpee and three or four pieces Bazooka bubble gum at the nearby 7-Eleven. Because way ba ... More >>
With the closure of Smiley's Laundromat and last month's bust and subsequent shuttering of Kitty's East, Colfax Avenue lost a little of its glittery seediness. Progress is a constant along this main drag, and has been for life of the city -- but still, Colfax isn't known for its betterment projects. ... More >>
A recent study in Psychology Today mapped the most common locations of Craigslist Missed Connections by state -- and Colorado's isn't glamorous. In the Centenntial State, the most likely place to fail romantically (and later document it publicly) is the gas station. Considering the amount of active ... More >>
In the dog days of August, a fresh fruit, red bean and cream slushie definitely beats a Slurpee from 7-Eleven and even a standard ice cream cone. Can you guess where I'm eating? Special bonus: Anyone who gives the first correct answer to the week's Guess Where posts is entered into a pool -- and ... More >>
Happy birthday to 7-Eleven, which turns 85 today. And everyone is invited to join in the festivities, which include miniature birthday accessories, chances to win some sweet prizes -- and free Slurpees for all.
Low-cal this, low-cal that: Even 7-Eleven's Slurpees are now getting thinner, with a new line Slurpee Lite Fanta Sugar-Free Mango made with Splenda that boasts just half the calories of an original Slurpee. I'm not a regular Slurpee drinker; I'm a little wary of anything that's the same color as l ... More >>
Happy Place: Interstate Kitchen & Bar, 901 West Tenth Avenue, 720-379-8829. The Hours: Daily from 4 to 6 p.m. and midnight to 1:30 a.m. The Deals: $2-$3 can and draft beer specials; $3 whiskey shooters; $4 whiskey cocktails and wines by the glass; $1-$4 small plates. Were we happy? Flip th ... More >>
Bree DaviesOn Sunday afternoon, we randomly wandered over to the 7-11 on Broadway and 3rd Avenue to find a parking lot overtaken by sweet cars. In the second annual "Bringing You Back To Broadway" car show, local promotor and DJ "Cruisin'" Dave Bos and his wife Sandi put together a day of cla ... More >>
Notice the date? It's July 11, or 7-11, and 7-Eleven, the nation's most prolific convenience-store chain, is giving away free 7.11-ounce size Slurpees all day until midnight at participating stores throughout Colorado. To mark its 84th birthday, the chain, which has 8,600 locations in North ... More >>
If the Interwebs are to be believed, Josh Allen may just be the funniest wordsmith Denver has to offer. His 40,000-follower Twitter feed @fireland has been named among the best by the likes of the New York Times, the Washington Post, Gawker and Boing Boing, thanks to his 140-word gems like "I ... More >>
Why did Proposition 19, the CA pot legalization measure, fail? One reason might have been Obama administration antagonism exemplified by the memo "Marijuana legalization: A bad idea." As Colorado begins the march to a 2012 legalization measure, let's see if Obama's "pot cheat sheet" holds up ... More >>
A Flickr photoThere's not much that satisfies on a sweltering summer day like a 7-Eleven Slurpee. And on Sunday, July 11 (a.k.a. 7/11), from 8 a.m. (not 7 a.m., unfortunately) to 11 p.m. you can score a free, 7.11-ounce mini-Slurpee at participating stores throughout the metro area. The da ... More >>
It's well known an this point that Jay-Z (appearing tonight at the Pepsi Center with Sound Tribe Sector 9, Trey Songz and Young Jeezy) has 99 problems, and a bitch, most certainly, ain't one. Curiously, though, until now, no one's really taken a hard look at just what Hova's 99 problems are ... More >>
Colorado Mills hosts band battles, BMX and more.
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On Saturday, the Denver Post reported Duane “Dog” Chapman, bounty hunter and quipmaster extrordinaire, said from his Hawaiian home that growing up in Denver meant something really special to him. In addition to telling Post columnist Bill Husted that he used to orchestrate drug deals in order t ... More >>
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