Our post about the 471 percent increase in public-pot-smoking tickets over the first three-quarters of 2014 inspired many of our readers to debate whether cannabis clubs should be allowed. Here's someone who puts his response in the context of officials' continuing reluctance to acknowledge marijuan ... More >>
Like many who call Denver home, Jayce "FL" Cabell of hip-hop collective the Foodchain enjoys weed. But the reason his most recent album, Young Amsterdam, includes plenty of marijuana imagery and was released on 4/20 has more to do with the interest in Colorado's weed culture than it does with his ow ... More >>
Denver Disco resident DJ Falcon Punch -- or Avery Henderson, as he's known to folks back home in Minnesota -- recently moved to Boulder from Los Angeles. After graduating from Occidental College, where he majored in sociology and minored in music, he took a job at an ad agency in Boulder and immedia ... More >>
Music is life -- or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon, now. Sharing is caring. Don't ... More >>
Our post breaking down new cycling experiments meant to turn Boulder into a living bicycle laboratory sparked mostly approving comments for the city's efforts. But one reader believes Boulder still has quite a way to go before it reaches world-class status -- and he offers an example.
While many comics will play to their political or cultural bases, Ron White is virtually impossible to pin down to any one audience. First rising to fame through the Blue Collar Comedy Tour with Jeff Foxworthy and Larry The Cable Guy, he became a hero to conservatives with his pro-death penalty and ... More >>
Despite snowy forecasts, spring has officially sprung -- and fun events are springing up all over town. From a chance to see an Amsterdam Internet archivist's work to a free screening of the new Ryan Gosling flick to a snack-filled block party, we've rounded up ten events that will green up your wor ... More >>
It wasn't so much from paranoia as from years of conditioning. Walking into New Broadsterdam, I encountered a full-on police issue Harley Davidson with emblems still attached sitting in their front entryway. It almost made me turn around and run out the door and across South Broadway as fast as I ... More >>
Since the passage of Amendment 64, which legalizes adult possession of an ounce or less of marijuana, have you been getting questions about how it will work? So have we. To help clear the foggy air, we've asked medical marijuana dispensary critic William Breathes to follow in the footsteps of the OC ... More >>
Over the summer, the Denver Art Museum explored the history and future of airport architecture through the design of local architect Curtis Fentress, the founder of Fentress Architects who designed Denver International Airport, including its iconic tent roof. Now highlights of the Now Boarding: Fent ... More >>
Michael Paglia visits the Denver Art Museum for this week's review, "Go van Gogh." The exhibit expands on the work of the revered post-impressionist artist, and it deserves the sold-out attention it's receiving. Continue reading for photos from Becoming van Gogh.
Holy shit! Amendment 64 has passed. Hands up if you ever thought you'd live to see this day: Pot is now legal in Colorado. In case you've been somehow sequestered all night, the results are in, and let's just say our fine city's nickname, the Mile High City, has taken on a whole new meaning. Of cour ... More >>
HoodLamb is a vibrant hemp company that landed in Colorado when it decided to expand beyond Europe, where it was founded almost two decades ago. With this area's growing cannabis culture, as well as lively art and music scenes, Denver seemed the perfect place to infuse with both its product and proj ... More >>
Denver has become the leading destination for all things related to the marijuana industry, especially now that Colorado sits on the precipice of a decriminalization law with Amendment 64, and a cutting-edge show by Dampiee, a progressive artist who specializes in hemp-culture art, just opened at Ho ... More >>
Our post last Friday about pro-gun and anti-gun responses to the Aurora theater shootings sparked quite a conversation, with one participant being a visitor from the U.K. unsettled by the sort of weapon availability touted by Texas Representative Louie Gohmert. The following comment is from a homegr ... More >>
See Also: The Foodchain pushes its live energy into the studio Hot on the heels of its latest release, Brunch, the Foodchain is back with a whole bunch of new music. The crew will be releasing one song a week for the rest of the summer as a part of its summer series, which kicked off last week with ... More >>
My first real experience with cannabis genetics involved smuggled Northern Lights seeds from the Picasso coffee shop in Amsterdam. Though I was just a kid and what I grew wasn't anything to brag about, the experience gave me a new love for the plant.
We've reported on the Denver Zine Library's fundraising campaign and what a little extra cash will mean to the volunteer crew that maintains this Denver treasure, located somewhat obscurely at 27 Social Centre in Jefferson Park. And though the DZL is already more than halfway to its goal of raising ... More >>
Gin may have come from genever, but you can't really put the two in the same box, according to Jacob Grier, Portland-based bartender and brand representative for Bols Genever. "Genever is really its own category," he explains. "We compare it to early tequila importers. They labeled the spirit 'Mexic ... More >>
Warren EdsonFor 24 years, counterculture magazine High Times has put on the Cannabis Cup in marijuana-tolerant Amsterdam to award the best in an admittedly underground community. A lot of Colorado folks made the trek this year, some even taking home awards. Local marijuana attorney Warren Ed ... More >>
The number one spots in the 2011 High Times Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam last week for Best Seed Company indica, hybrid and sativa were all taken by Colorado-based companies. Even in Amsterdam, long known as the Mecca for cannabis cultivation and use, Colorado herb comes out on top.
We've got a new college intern around here and her youthful energy and endless fascination with all things cannabis remind me of my own college-age years. Back then, getting ounces of herb wasn't as easy as walking down to the nearby dispensary. You had to be somewhat in the know to find qual ... More >>
Norman Doray."A lot of DJ friends have told me Beta is amazing," says Norman Doray, whose collaboration with David Tort, "Chase the Sun," spent eight weeks this summer on Beatport's Top 10 chart. He'll be at the amazing Beta this Saturday, September 17, promoting Strictly Ibiza To Amsterdam, ... More >>
Although gypsy-jazz guitar pioneer Django Reinhardt died in 1953, there's been a steady stream of players inspired by him over the past few decades. One such player is Robin Nolan, who's been hailed as one of the world's leading guitarists in the Reinhardt tradition, in addition to being a fa ... More >>
Kasper VogelzangLots of rad stuff is happening in the world of Modern Witch, including Mario Zoots impending move from Denver to Amsterdam at the end of August. The group's creative fluidity has led to four sets of hands stirring the creative pot at times, but Zoots and partner Kristy Fenton, who ha ... More >>
An international competition to design a special wildlife bridge for West Vail Pass has announced five finalists for the $40,000 grand prize -- two teams from New York and one each from Toronto, Philadelphia and Amsterdam. But local bridge builders shouldn't call foul. Each team is required ... More >>
Whether or not these Park Hill natives rode the short bus to school is irrelevant, because there is no doubt that these crazy bastards are the ones your mom told you not to play with. This eclectic group of MCs, producers and DJs use Shortbus as their outlet for their outlandish and truthfu ... More >>
Medical pot attorney Tae Darnell says Amsterdam is eyeing Colorado's green rush.Among the more controversial elements of the state's pending overhaul of the medical marijuana industry, is a requirement that those operating dispensaries be Colorado residents -- a provision that at first sounds ... More >>
Don't know what to get that special medical marijuana patient in your life this holiday season? You could do worse than the Incredibowl, the high-tech medical marijuana pipe designed by weed-smoking Colorado whiz kids The guys behind the Incredibowl, which was described in a September Westword fea ... More >>
Update: Just received word that U2 will be bringing its 360° tour to Denver on Saturday, June 12, at Invesco Field. Oh happy day! No word yet on when tickets will go on sale, but they Tickets go on sale on Friday, November 6, and will reportedly range from $55 to $250 online at the Invesco Field bo ... More >>
Kick yourself for not seeing these ten movies.
Can you ever have enough Harry Potter? The masterminds behind the franchise obviously don’t think so. The thousands of pages that comprise the books are looking more like a gateway drug every day. Once the taste is acquired, watching the movies is just a more efficient way to get the same fix. Th ... More >>
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