Did Henry Ford really make a car out of hemp? Was the Declaration of Independence written on hemp paper? Did Abraham Lincoln use hemp oil in his lamps?
The hemp plant, a variety of Cannabis sativa that's the subject of this week's cover story "Green Acres," is steeped in lore. Some hemp legends ar ... More >>
Folks don't usually think of turning President's Day into a party with drinking games. This most humble of three-day weekends is often associated with mattress sales and sanctioned hooky-playing, not necessarily the beloved national heroes it was meant to honor.
But KGNU Community Radio is out to c ... More >>
The Obama campaign is hauling surrogates all over the Denver metro area today as part of a bus tour to champion the president -- a week after he struggled at the University of Denver in the first debate against Mitt Romney. At one stop, Governor John Hickenlooper told supporters that they have a cle ... More >>
Noah Van Sciver, one of the hottest commodities in the region's comic community, set out to picture Abraham Lincoln in a way not yet explored in comic form. The resulting graphic novel, The Hypo, recalls Lincoln's early treatment for his chronic melancholy, a purge that involved a sadistic variety o ... More >>
Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. But the news did not reach those still enslaved in Texas until June 19, 1865, when Union Major General Gordon Granger stormed into Galveston to enforce the proclamation, declaring that all slaves were free. Since then, June 18 ... More >>
The RMS Titanic sank on April 15, 1912, and for the hundredth anniversary of that event Cullen's Upscale American Grille in Houston is offering a replication of the first-class passengers' last dinner. For a thousand bucks a plate, ten lucky diners can enjoy a ten-course meal that includes such dish ... More >>
Big photo below.Update by Melanie Asmar, 3:30 p.m. December 20: Oscar Ponce has been formally charged with two counts: sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust and sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust, pattern of abuse. The charges allege that the c ... More >>
Oscar Ponce.Our post about a sex assault charge targeting Abraham Lincoln cross-country coach Oscar Ponce noted the unlikeliness of these allegations in light of his status as a DPS star and role model. That got one of our readers thinking about how quickly reputations can be tarnished or des ... More >>
"Passing on Education," this week's cover story, questions whether students at North High School were allowed to cheat in online credit recovery courses in order to make up classes they'd failed -- and ultimately, graduate. In the three years that North has used credit recovery, graduation r ... More >>
In their book, One Nation Under Sex, Larry Flynt and David Eisenbach are looking for high profile sex scandals that the history books might have missed. That might sound like a book filled with hearsay and smut, but the purpose isn't so much to bring down our nation's leaders, but to humanize ... More >>
This could be you!This I know is true: Comic books aren't easy. Banish the idea that they are from your minds immediately before you proceed. Sure, artists like Noah Van Sciver (creator of Westword's weekly 4 Questions strip) make it look easy, but a comic artist is kind of like a god-figure ... More >>
Full-size photos belowYard Arteology: The study of neighbors through lawn decoration.
As lovers of country, patriots need to establish clear boundaries. For them, a good fence helps to separate who they are and what they love from the harsh realities of the outside world. From chain-link bunt ... More >>
Happy birthday, Abraham Lincoln! But you'll get the gift if you bring a $5 bill to Randolph's Restaurant and Bar, 1776 Grant Street, today and ask for the Lincoln's Birthday Special: You can trade in that bill for a large cheese pizza and a soda.
Get all the details at 303-318-7272 or www.r ... More >>
With an entire day devoted to the vast, ceremonious, celebration of love, it's quite easy to overlook President's Day. But while Valentine's Day gets all the press and glory (and presents!), we'd be completely remiss not to at least acknowledge the men who helped shape who we are today. Without pres ... More >>
You know that thing Abraham Lincoln (it was Abe, right?) once said about it being better to let people think you're an idiot than to open your mouth and remove all doubt? Words to live by.
Save that smoldering look, Johnny boy. It's not going to work this time, buddy.
To that end, we've ki ... More >>
The Denver Outlaws light a spark.
Can't believe you're still at work? Get out. It's time to plan your fabulous July 4th weekend, so here's what you should do: Go hang out with a marg at Mezcal and ponder. You could even have some fun along with the relaxation: There's a Beyond José tequila educati ... More >>
Abraham Lincoln (or at least John Voehl in Lincoln regalia) meets Bill Ritter.
February is to Abraham Lincoln impersonators what July is to ice cream men, Sunday is to preachers and 2 a.m. is to phone-sex operators.
And Littleton's John Voehl is no exception. He started the month by helping ... More >>
Welcome. Make yourself at home.
Today in Cafe Society:
• Arugula's big night in Boulder.
• Our Weekly Bread: Mendelson's Greenwich Village.
• Veggie Girl: Il Vicino.
• The Sandwich Solution.
Today in Backbeat Online:
• An evening with Yes tonight at the Paramount is a no-go.
• A time ... More >>