Marijuana addiction specialist Dr. Christian Thurstone conjured images like the one seen here when, earlier this week, he shared what he sees as evidence of weed users searching for bigger and bigger highs -- and added his fear that such people may soon turn to injecting THC, the active ingredient i ... More >>
As a member of the Amendment 64 task force who is deeply troubled by the possible repercussions of legalizing marijuana, as well as a central figure in the national anti-pot organization Project SAM, Dr. Christian Thurstone is controversial in the marijuana community. But he hasn't backed away from ... More >>
The Independence Institute's annual Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms party is "the most politically incorrect event of the year," as we tagged it years ago, and the tenth annual ATF event lived up to that billing Saturday even if it didn't make the news that the 2010 incarnation did -- when then-Senate ... More >>
Welcome to the weekend! Tonight at Red Rocks, the Avett Brothers kick off a two-night stand with City and Colour opening tonight and DeVotchKa opening tomorrow night. Also tonight, Thurston Moore visits the Larimer Lounge with his new quartet Chelsea Light Moving. Cory Branan at the Lions Lair, Eric ... More >>
This week's cover story, "Water World," takes a look at the river that runs through Denver: the South Platte.
Two decades ago, then-Westword staffer Robin Chotzinoff wrote her own cover story (with Kenny Be illustrations) about the Platte, a true piece of immersion journalism. For "I Cover the Wate ... More >>
Big pics below.As Melanie Asmar's post about gay jokes at the Stock Show rodeo demonstrates, homophobia isn't exactly a thing of the past. But Patrick Burke, who's moderating "Invisible Athletes," a panel discussion about gay athletes at 6 p.m. tonight on the Denver University campus (details ... More >>
What St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction will look like after completing its "Century Project."
In a report about efforts to control healthcare costs broadcast on National Public Radio this morning, Len Nichols, of the New America Foundation, an organization lobbying for reform in a wide array of ... More >>
Aisha Tyler suits up.
Aisha Tyler may not be the complete package, but she comes a helluva closer than the average human. The Dartmouth grad's appeared in recurring roles on some of television's biggest hits, including Friends and 24, hosted Talk Soup back when that meant something, appeared in fil ... More >>
The March 18 blog "Our March Madness Predictions: A Prelude to Humiliation..." shared NCAA men's and women's basketball picks made by my daughter Lora and me, which fell short of flawless. True, we had Connecticut making it to the women's finals on Tuesday, but not Louisville, whi ... More >>
Connecticut's Maya Moore.
The updates that have followed in the wake of the March 18 blog "Our March Madness Predictions: A Prelude to Humiliation...," which shared choices in the men's and women's NCAA basketball tournament made by my daughter Lora and me, have been grim at times. Last night, thou ... More >>
Going slow and steady didn't help Marissa Coleman's Maryland Terps.
The women's NCAA basketball tournament bracket my daughter Lora and I shared in "Our March Madness Predictions: A Prelude to Humiliation..." have taken a pounding, and last night's pair of Elite Eight games didn't help -- not that ... More >>
Louisville's late burst plowed under Kelli Griffin's Baylor squad.
The women's NCAA basketball bracket put together by my daughter Lora and me isn't quite as calamitous as our men's picks, but close. The big blow: Baylor, which we designated to reach the finals, went dry late in the second half of ... More >>
Duke's Abby Waner, who's from Highlands Ranch, probably didn't enjoy the game against Michigan State.
Oh. My. God. The headline on the first blog about the NCAA men's and women's basketball tournament picks made by my daughter Lora and me -- "Our March Madness Predictions: A Prelude to Humiliation. ... More >>
Italee Lucas' 21 points weren't enough for the Tar Heels.
"Our March Madness Predictions: A Prelude to Humiliation...," published March 18, shared brackets assembled by me and my daughter, Lora, for both the men's and women's NCAA basketball tournaments -- and in an update posted yesterday, I noted ... More >>
Legendary Tennessee coach Pat Summitt.
Although most fans who fill out brackets during NCAA basketball tournament season only focus on the men's teams, the contest through the Archdiocese of Denver that my daughter Lora and I have participated in during recent years gives the women equal billing. T ... More >>