This story out of the Akron Weekly Pioneer circa 1921 is an odd one. Not for the ancient Chinese mysticism involved, though that's plenty intriguing. No, it's because we can't tell if it was meant to scare the general public, bewilder them or truly inform. It speaks of a "Chinese drug, used many cen ... More >>
Denver's Tim Gerak is in love with sound. So much so that, on Monday, July 28 , he will launch his own line of boutique audio gear under the name Mammoth Cave Audio. This isn't Gerak's first foray into sound, though. While growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, he started making basic four-track recordings ... More >>
To the uninitiated, Devo is just some '80s band with funny hats who did that "Whip It" song that occasionally gets a nod on Family Guy or something. To the slightly wiser, they were the basis of Weird Al's mind-bending original "Dare to Be Stupid." Such a person might start getting to know the sound ... More >>
Nothing is sadder than when celebrities dabble in the food-service industry and fail miserably at it -- except when the food fails are so completely predictable that even a dumb-as-a-rock celebrity should have known better. Over the weekend the lady-centric (and arguably un-feminist) steakhouse SHe ... More >>
Think the U.S. enforcing our drug laws abroad is a relatively new thing? Think again. According to this gem we dug up from the February 2, 1923 Akron Weekly Pioneer Press, we've been meddling in other countries' drug affairs for more than ninety years.
We've run a few articles about pot and soldiers so far in Colorado Cannabis Time Capsule, and most have the same theme: Marijuana makes you crazy and unfit for duty. But this 1914 article from the Akron Weekly Pioneer Press brings the anti-Hispanic, racial undertones of the early anti-marijuana mov ... More >>
The three tall sculptures at the Arapahoe at Village Center light-rail station look like they could fit together as a puzzle. But as it turns out, there's nothing puzzling about the concept behind this piece: Sculptor Michael Clapper created it to represent Greenwood Village itself. He recently talk ... More >>
The Families of Homicide Victims and Missing Persons website draws attention to unsolved murders, and we tried to do likewise in three posts last year -- in May, September and November. The ten crimes featured in this installment include two of the most famous unsolved crimes in Boulder history: the ... More >>
This afternoon, President Barack Obama is scheduled to make an appearance in the Denver area as part of his continuing advocacy of tougher gun-control laws -- like the ones recently signed in Colorado. It's always exciting to have the POTUS in town, even if he seemed to be here every other day durin ... More >>
BLACK KEYS @ 1STBANK CENTER See Also: • Slide show: Black Keys at the 1STBANK Center • Q&A with Nick O'Malley of Arctic Monkeys • The Black Keys at Fox Theatre, 7/20/09 A clear sign that shit is about to get real: Patrick Carney takes off his glasses and gets straight to it. The lanky drumm ... More >>
TGIF! You've worked hard all week, now it's time to coast into weekend. Plenty of great music on tap to help you unwind -- or get wound-up, as the case may be. Tonight at the Ogden, Sleigh Bells assaults the senses, Mojo Nixon kicks off a two-night stand at the Lion's Lair, JJ Grey and Mofro get the ... More >>
Our cups runneth over with beer events this week -- including the sold-out Great American Beer Festival this weekend. But there are also events for wine, tequila and sake enthusiasts taking place, on top of more beer events than you can shake a salted pretzel at. (And feel free to remind us i ... More >>
Update: Yay! DEVO Tickets went on sale at 10 a.m. this morning! Get yours at the Denver County Fair website. It's official: As previously reported here a few weeks ago, Barry Fey joined the Denver County Fair fold to help Dana Cain and Tracy Weil wrangle a high-profile act music headliner fo ... More >>
While some Colorado brewers have been pulling their beers out of other states recently, breweries from other states continue to try their luck in Colorado, where craft beer seems to flow in the streets like water and in the veins of its residents like blood. Since the beginning of 2011, at l ... More >>
Tom MurphySwans SWANS With Wooden Wand 02.22.11 | Summit Music Hall Last night, James Jackson Toth, aka Wooden Wand, was joined by two other guitar players -- Brian Lowery and William Tyler. And although there were three guitars and the guys were playing through Orange amps, they did not pr ... More >>
While the big weed setback last week might have been the defeat of California's Proposition 19, marijuana didn't fare too well in Colorado, either. As per the state's new medical marijuana laws, local officials are now allowed to ask voters whether or not their communities should allow dispen ... More >>
While a move to follow California's lead and put the legalization of marijuana on next week's state-wide ballot didn't come to pass, many Colorado voters will still asked to vote about pot issues on November 2. That's because many cities, towns and counties put measures dealing with medical m ... More >>
Chrissie Hynde is not one to romanticize the past, but she's done plenty that almost anyone else who has done even a tenth as much would be right to feel proud. In the mid '70s, Hynde moved from her home town of Akron, Ohio, to London, England, and landed in the midst of what was fast-becom ... More >>
These days, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, better known as ICE, emphasizes that it's targeting criminal aliens, not otherwise law-abiding citizens who lack documentation authorizing their U.S. residency. And that's the theme of ICE's latest Colorado busts. Of the 78 people rounded up fr ... More >>
Ah, yes, what a splendid birthday present (okay, it isn't exactly our birthday, but close enough). It seems one of our favorite bands, Margot & the Nuclear So and So's, a group we've long been smitten with since first making its acquaintance at South Park some years ago, has a new album slate ... More >>
FlickrA sight that would make East Coasters drool.Earlier this week, Asylum.com declared Fat Tire Amber Ale America's Next Top Beer. The web page - a New York City-based AOL men's interest site - had held a voter-driven contest to determine what beer should be in coolers from coast to coast. ... More >>
Charlie Sheen didn't study his Colorado legal history before he headed to Aspen for a vacation last Christmas. Three decades ago, Colorado was at the cutting edge of recognizing the dangers of domestic violence. The first battered women's shelters in the country were established here, and Co ... More >>
It's hard to imagine anything more meaty than BBQ. It is a cuisine based entirely on the flesh of the pig, the cow and, in some cases, the chicken. So it's no surprise that a BBQ joint owner might hang up on a sales rep trying to sell him vegan meat substitutes. That's certainly happened a l ... More >>
Kiernan Maletsky The Black Keys, Jerry Joseph & The Jackmormons Friday, July 17 The Fox Better Than:Engine oil under your fingernails, sweat running down your back and your car in good working order once again. Zero frills. A white drum kit with two toms and three cymbals, a bag of extra sticks h ... More >>
In Wednesday's blog "Our March Madness Picks: A Prelude to Humiliation...," I shared predictions by me and my daughter, Lora, about the NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments. Well, yesterday, the men's tourney tipped off, and we didn't exactly get off to a blazing beginning. We finished the ... More >>
Chuck Klosterman. Music critic and memoirist Chuck Klosterman visits Denver tonight (click here for details) to introduce his first novel, Downtown Owl. But before he greets the crowd at the Tattered Cover LoDo, he talked about his latest offering, and a whole lot more, during a generous, free-flo ... More >>
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