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  • Blogs

    July 17, 2014

    Medical marijuana dispensary review: Lyons Finest II in Denver

    Lyons Finest II shop had escaped my radar until last week, when I was browsing Weed Maps and saw that it had a decent rating and reviews from customers. I've also got this theory that the farther north you go in Colorado, the better the bud gets -- and by that logic, a shop from Lyons should have go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2014

    Top fifteen United Airlines/DIA hate tweets over delays that have stranded 1,000-plus

    The weather system that blanketed Denver on Sunday and Monday is now wreaking havoc throughout the Midwest -- and one result has been huge delays at Denver International Airlines. Around 1,000 passengers have reportedly been stranded, with the majority stuck as a result of United Airlines canceling ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2014

    Medical marijuana dispensary review: Herbal Remedies in Denver

    While recreational marijuana sales still offer the thrill of buying pot legally for those not accustomed to it, a trip to the medical marijuana dispensary for longtime MMJ patients tends to be about as mundane and normal as a trip to the grocery or to cash a check. Which actually makes the bank-li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2013

    Marijuana: California advocates consider best ways to follow Colorado's legalization lead

    In 2010, California was the U.S. leader when it came to medical marijuana reform -- and with that year's Proposition 19, the state was poised to take the first steps toward broader legalization. But support for the measure faded as election day neared, and after it was voted down, Mason Tvert told u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this weekend

    DAVID BYRNE & ST VINCENT @ BOTANIC GARDENS CHATFIELD | 7/13 David Byrne and Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent) initially met at an AIDS/HIV benefit in 2009. But after they ran into each other at a collaborative performance between Björk and Dirty Projectors, it was suggested to Byrne that he should try ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2013

    The ten best hip-hop shows in Denver in July

    MAC MILLER @ OGDEN THEATRE | SAT, 6/22/13 Following in the footsteps of fellow Pittsburgh native and Taylor Allderdice graduate Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller is well known for making feel-good music. His breakout mixtape K.I.D.S. (Kickin' Incredibly Dope Shit), an homage to the notably dark Larry Clark fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    Meet Kev Kash, a promising new local rapper

    Kev Kash is a rising talent from the local scene who has songs with the likes of Innerstate Ike, Myrical and Mr. Midas. Kash says 2Pac is his biggest influence, but he says his style is comparable to Lupe or Kendrick Lamar. We recently caught up with the rapper, who has a new record coming out title ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this weekend

    SPEAKEASY TIGER @ MARQUIS THEATER | SAT, 4/27/13 Half a decade ago, Speakeasy Tiger seemed to be in the right place at the right time, with a kind of electro-rock that was equal parts Yeah Yeah Yeahs and the Gossip, only gone in a more pop direction. The group got its start as an expansion of origin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2013

    Wahoo's Fish Taco: No meat, no gluten, no problem

    I have great sympathy for folks who can't digest gluten (as opposed to fakers who affect gluten allergies for attention), as well as those who can't or don't eat meat -- because they face very limited menu options if they dare to dine out. That makes Wahoo's Fish Taco a rare fish in the fast-food s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    The ten best hip-hop shows in Denver this April

    SAGE FRANCIS @ FOX THEATRE | THU, 4/18 When evaluating an artist like Sage Francis, the question inevitably arises: Should a musician be cherished for the values they hold and their loyalty to said values or their ability to make enjoyable and listenable music? If it's the former, then Sage Francis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    Medical marijuana dispensary review: Kindman in Denver has the kind, man

    Kindman is down the street from the Regency dorms, which for some reason I will always remember as the crack-palace hotel it was before it was converted to student housing a few years ago. With the hotel's 180-degree turnaround, the area doesn't seem as skeevy anymore. Industrial, sure. But it's nic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    Photos: Twenty most memorable mug shots of February 2013

    The image seen here (and larger below) of one Michael Grover, whose doomsday-ready arsenal was discovered when his basement caught fire, is definitely a candidate for one of 2013's most memorable mug shots -- and it's only February. But this past month brought with it plenty of other noteworthy boo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    Paul Donovan Johnson, child predator and schmuck, claims four year old seduced him

    Here at Schmuck of the Week HQ, we've reported about a lot of schmucky behavior over the years. But seldom have we encountered schmuckiness on the scale linked to Paul Donovan Johnson, a child predator with a Colorado conviction, while allegedly harassing a Japanese tourist and her pre-school-age da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    Amendment 64 pushes need for pot banks: Could tribal nations be the solution?

    While Governor John Hickenlooper had a conference call with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to talk about the federal response to the passage Amendment 64, and Mason Tvert, the architect of that victory, was chatting with Bill Maher, hundreds of people gathered in Denver for the National Marijuana ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    Three juicy facts (and wines) to get you ready for National Cabernet Day

    Just when you thought there couldn't possibly be another day dedicated to the celebration of...well, anything, oenophiles around the country will raise filled-to-the-brim glasses to toast National Cabernet Day on Thursday. While it's easy to dismiss these booze-filled events as just another excuse t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    Four essential terms every wine lover needs to know, demystified

    Wine -- just like every sport, art form, hobby or leisure pursuit -- has a language all its own. And while someone just learning to cook would likely realize that the intimidating task of understanding what terms like "sauté" or "chiffonade" mean is simply another step in that process, why is it th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    Four truly upsetting restaurant wine service fails

    There's nothing more delicious than an evening spent in the company of friends, enjoying the magical experience that is the simultaneous consumption of inspired cuisine and grape-based libations -- otherwise known as food and wine. Layer on top of that the fact that we can enjoy these heavenly event ... More >>

  • News

    May 24, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    Four delicious California wines to [re]acquaint yourself with

    There are two kinds of wine drinkers: Some seek out new wines like so many blind dates, eager to make the acquaintance of a lover more intriguing than the last; others are more like serial monogamists -- they form long-standing relationships with specific grapes, regions or winemakers to whom they r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    High Times Cannabis Cup: Colorado companies win big in Amsterdam

    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.

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    Med. marijuana 3rd-party testing okay despite Full Spectrum's shutdown, says CannLabs

    CannLabs​Earlier this month, we reported that medical marijuana testing facility Full Spectrum Labs had shut down until the state can promulgate a specific MMJ research license. But CannLabs, which also does cannabis testing, is still open for business, and co-owner Genifer Murray is confident ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    Medical marijuana: RAND Corp. pulls study showing dispensaries reduce crime

    ​Last month, we reported on a study from the RAND Corp. that showed marijuana clinics in Los Angeles and Colorado actually weren't causing higher crime rates in surrounding neighborhoods, despite the mistaken perception among many members of the public that they were. But the Los Angeles City ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    Medical Marijuana Centers finally getting approval from the state, with 5 licensed so far

    ​The Colorado Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division finally began licensing medical marijuana centers around the state this week. And while some activists say the licensing will likely bring more federal attention to Colorado dispensaries, several center owners say they feel more protected no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    WeedPals: Is California-centric ganja social network ripe for a Colorado takeover?

    ​Facebook has become a town hall of sorts for the online cannabis community. It's not the best forum, though by default it has become the main place for the average cannabis user to find information. But a new social networking site, WeedPals, is hoping to change that with a ganja-centric layo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    Tonight: Kottonmouth Kings at Summit

    ​Kottonmouth Kings (playing Summit Music Hall tonight with Kingspade) has been ruling its own corner of the musical stoner universe since 1994, carrying with it a fan base equally obsessed with weed culture. Coming up in the post-Sublime mid '90s, the Cali dudes easily found a niche market for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Good Friday: Jessica Lea Mayfield, DJ Quik and more this weekend

    Jessica Lea Mayfield​With plenty of time to recover from the long fourth of July holiday, this weekend is shaping up to be just as good, with dozens of shows happening across the city. Tonight, Jessica Lea Mayfield makes an appearance at the Larimer Lounge with Ferraby Lionheart and Bare Bones ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 9, 2011
  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Tonight: Curren$y at the Fox

    ​Earlier on in his career, Curren$y (performing this evening at the Fox Theatre with Trademark, Young Roddy, Fiend and Corner Boy P) ran with the likes of Master P and Lil Wayne, via the rappers' infamous entourage/record labels, No Limit and Young Money. Now releasing albums on his own throug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    Four fantastic weekday wines to drink with dinner at home

    ​While there's less than four weeks remaining until spring the final days of winter still feel like they are literally crawling by. We're between major holidays, so there's not much to look forward to...unless you can find a way to get excited about the tasty, homemade (or, let's be real -- ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    5 things the Qaddafi family could've spent $1 million dollars on

    ​Mariah, Usher, Beyonce and 50 Cent? Not the MTV video music awards. Definitely not the Grammy's. No, these are all artists that were paid approximately one million dollars to perform for Muammar Qaddafi family functions. The Libyan ruler has been the leader of Libya since 1969, and judging by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    Guess where I'm eating...in San Francisco?

    Lori Midson​Years ago, when I lived in San Diego and Los Angeles, I'd end my drunken nights of debauchery holed up at a taqueria, where Cali-style burritos were slung 24/7. My favorite taqueria in the world is in Santa Barbara, but my second favorite is right here in the heart of San Francisc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    Medical marijuana dispensaries aren't the only California businesses Colorado loves

    A Flickr photoYou can get it all on the Venice boardwalk -- even your medicine.​ Did you know that today is officially Colorado Loves California Day? No joke. Well, actually, it sorta is one. This is the second year that Colorado has proclaimed its lust for the Golden State -- the idea being ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Hey, DJ! Q&A with DJ Vajra

    ​Every Friday we spotlight the hottest cats behind the decks in the MHC, grilling them to gain some insight on what it takes, exactly, to get the party rocking, to find out about their most treasured crate digging experiences and what they really think when we stumble up to them half cocked and as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2009

    Rap-Up: Aspen bomb threat ruins Black P's New Year's Eve

    Black Pegasus was booked to party up in Aspen on New Year's Eve, but was turned away because of a bomb threat in downtown Aspen. We're sure you heard the story by now. "The whole downtown area was evacuated last night," Black P recounted on Thursday. "The Red Cross made shelters out of high schools ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2008

    Beer and Cheer: Bell's Winter White

    Winter White Ale Bell's Brewery Comstock, Michigan Warning: This beer isn't available in Colorado as far as a know, but a friend who lives in Indiana brought it to me as a gift, so what the hell. Also, when I blogged about the superiority of Colorado and California beers during the Great American ... More >>

  • Music

    December 11, 2008
  • Blogs

    September 18, 2008

    Proof that media outlets (like this one!) love stunts

    Daniel Seddiqui in Colorado. Wanna get press coverage? It's easy. Just come up with a gimmick, contact someone at the local media outlet's news desk, who's undoubtedly desperate for material, and you're in. For proof, look no further than Daniel Seddiqui. The California resident has decided to wor ... More >>

  • Music

    September 7, 2006

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

  • Music

    August 24, 2006

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

  • Music

    July 6, 2006

    AWOL One

    Friday, July 7, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

  • Music

    December 29, 2005
  • Music

    September 1, 2005

    Particular

    Particle is constantly pushing the envelope in its quest for reinvention.

  • News

    March 31, 2005
  • Music

    February 10, 2005

    Club Scout

    Snakepit

  • Dining

    July 3, 2003

    Lard Almighty

    There's a lot to love at Juanita's.

  • Music

    June 12, 2003

    Mercy Mercy Me

    MURS is already a legend. Now if he can just get folks to stop thinking of him as the new guy.

  • Film

    January 30, 2003

    Blowin' Smoke

    Biker Boyz is furious, but it ain't fast, which is a real drag.

  • News

    May 17, 2001

    The Hit Man Nobody Knows

    The government says he killed more people than Tim McVeigh. He lives in a cell a hundred miles from Denver. So how come you've never heard of La Quica?

  • Music

    January 25, 2001

    Swan Song

    By refusing to follow the flock, Ugly Duckling has emerged as a wholly individual hip-hop creature.

  • Music

    April 13, 2000

    Snoop Dogg Presents Tha Eastsidaz

    (Dogg House/TVT Records)

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