Weed-themed weddings in Colorado are all the rage now for the pot-friendly -- but apparently cannabis has been a part of nuptials in Egypt since the 1930s. At least, it was part of one Cairo bride's wedding plan -- though it didn't seem to work out well for her according to this tiny March 22, 1935 ... More >>
The book of poetry penned by Uche Ogbuji that won a 2014 Colorado Book Award is titled Ndewo, Colorado. That name should give you some idea of the gorgeous contradictions between its covers, poetry that pays homage equally to landscape and scientific concepts, penned by a computer engineer and immig ... More >>
At the time of this tiny news brief from the May 16, 1903 Glenwood Post, "hasheesh" was being blamed for all of the crime and "insanity" in Egypt. Efforts to stamp it out resulted in sixteen tons of hash being confiscated in the country for the year 1901. The population of Egypt at the time was som ... More >>
The Black Lips (due Wednesday, April 2nd, at The Bluebird Theater) are the notorious rock and roll band from Atlanta, Georgia who had to flee India for fear of persecution over on stage antics involving band members kissing each other. Their show at the club Heaven in London in September 2008 ended ... More >>
The Black Lips are heading to Denver April 2 in support their new album Underneath The Rainbow and also a new documentary featuring their 2012 tour of that took them through Egypt, Cypress, Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates. Watching this rough yet intimate look at what it's like fo ... More >>
Work by Max Kauffman, a former Denver resident, will be featured in a new show opening Saturday, March 15, at Black Book Gallery in the Denver's Art District on Santa Fe. Aether Ceremony "is a look at the interconnectedness of all things, the magic of every day and the sanctuaries we have from our d ... More >>
Did you know that if you close your eyes you can make pictures like photographs on the back of your eyelids? Yes. You probably did know that, as does anyone who had a childhood. Which is what makes this 1904 borderline stream-of-conscious editorial about the fantastic images laying in wait when you ... More >>
Egyptians? Yeah, they smoke the herb. Same with Persians, Turks, English, Austrians, French and Italians. But especially Egyptians. They love their hash. Oh, and as for Greeks? They don't smoke it at all. At least, that was the case in 1908 according to the then-Greek consulate Edward I. Nathan in ... More >>
YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND @ RED ROCKS | SAT, 8/10/13 If any band typifies the Colorado approach to contemporary bluegrass, it's Yonder Mountain String Band. The quartet built up its chops playing in venues in Boulder, Nederland and beyond in the late 1990s, and its fusion of traditional instrument ... More >>
NO AGE @ RHINOCEROPOLIS | WEDS, 08/28/13 Blurring the line between punk rock and noise, No Age could be mistaken for a particularly frantic and raw garage rock band. But this Los Angeles duo was one of the handful of bands that played at the Smell in L.A. in the mid-2000s and helped champion the DIY ... More >>
This week we're traveling back to July of 1893, just as cannabis started to become demonized in the media. This article from the Colorado Transcript in Golden, is based on a British report on hash regulations in Egypt, Greece and Turkey. The story talks about the "general ignorance which prevails ... More >>
To some Coloradans, the name Andrew Romanoff is synonymous with disappointment. After losing to incumbent Senator Micheal Bennet in a primary that attracted an almost unheard-of amount of attention, the ex-speaker of the Colorado House took a lower-profile job with the International Development Ente ... More >>
Did beer save the world? According to this infographic, beer has been a boon to mankind since the time of the Egyptians (who used it as medicine), an economic driver behind railroad development, commercial refrigeration and, yes, the automatic (and hypnotic) bottling process.
Dating back to the time of the Egyptians, beer has benefited man (beer was prescribed as a medicine, naturally.) Through the modern age, beer was an economic driver behind railroad development, commercial refrigeration, and yes, the automatic (and hypnotic) bottling process. Below is an infographi ... More >>
Flickr photoThere's something so sweet about sweet. The cavemen knew it, and were willing to risk limbs and whatever other body parts weren't covered in hair in order to grab honey from beehives. Over many, many thousands of years, the preferred form of sweet evolved from honey to all kinds o ... More >>
What if Princess Diana wasn't killed by that car wreck in Paris? What if she survived, and re-invented herself as a commoner in Egypt, where she attempted to solve the mystery of what happened to Ankhesenamun, King Tutankhamun's wife? What if? That's the unlikely premise behind The Lost Qu ... More >>
Boulder author H. Elizabeth Owen just published a book about Princess Diana surviving her paparazzi-induced car wreck and escaping to Egypt, where she became intertwined with another long-lost queen. So let's get this out of the way right now: Does Owen actually believe Princess Diana is aliv ... More >>
Peter Hessler.Colorado-based writer Peter Hessler, best known for his articles and books on China, won a MacArthur Fellowship. Colloquially called the "genius" grant, the $500,000 award, paid out over five years, is a blank check for the recipient to pursue his or her creative ambitions. For ... More >>
What's the best way to perk up a tired movie franchise? Most of the time, there is no way. But movie producers still continue to try by taking the old characters overseas and hoping the new locale will reheat the leftovers. Case in point: Cars 2. The film comes out this Friday and promises to ... More >>
"Coming Out To America" tells the story of Sam, a gay Egyptian seeking asylum in the United States. Though Egypt doesn't have any explicit laws against homosexuality, gay men there are routinely arrested and tortured. In one infamous incident, 52 men were arrested in 2001 on a floating disco ... More >>
Saturday, March 19 (or Friday, March 18 -- since the night just isn't over) Let me first start today's travelogue by saying how amazing a time it has been here in Texas. It's 4 a.m. currently (technically, still the night of Friday the 18th, but whatev), and I am writing from our hotel roo ... More >>
Clever ruse, Bob Barker, but we know of your nefarious designs.If there's one thing we've learned from Dan Brown, it's that, when the Illuminati get a vast conspiracy reaching to the very highest levels of the world's centers of power going on, they like to drop little hints about it. For exa ... More >>
Courtesy of the Arkansas Democrat-GazetteMore than a thousand blackbirds, grackles and starlings fell from the sky on New Year's Eve in Beebe, Arkansas. So far, there has been no official explanation for the avian precipitation, but we thought we'd look to other unexpected things falling fro ... More >>
Paul LukesCut Chemist on Friday night at the Gothic Theatre. CUT CHEMIST J Flash • Skwared 12.10.10 | Gothic Theatre DJ Skwared took the stage at 9 p.m. Surprisingly, the kid in the Tap-Out hat knew his hip-hop. He started his set with Newcleus' "Jam On It," went into Juan Atkins' "Clear" ... More >>
Hallelujah! The parting of the Red Sea, one of the great miracles of ancient times, has occurred again -- only this time it happened on computer simulators designed by Boulder researchers at the National Center for Atmospheric Research and the University of Colorado at Boulder. The result, sa ... More >>
In a Different Time & Place
Really fun show last night. Rob Burleson -- drummer extraordianaire of Lion Sized, d.biddle, the Fire Drills and sometimes Eyes & Ears -- filled in for Andy who was off exploring pyramids in Egypt or trying to find a cure for the common cold or something this week. Tall shoes to fill there, boy, ... More >>
Though the pub quiz is rumored to have been invented by the Egyptians shortly after they invented beer, the sport has only recently achieved the kind of worldwide status accorded to other top sports, like soccer, baseball and beer pong. And it is here, in Denver, where the top teams come to compete ... More >>
Animals get funny at the Pet Comedy Challenge.
A new Stout Street pub with bite.
Sunday, July 24, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Exquisite Egyptian funerary art graces the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.
Travel through time with Treasures of Ancient Egypt
Denver Gay Men's Chorus tunes up the First Amendment
April 2-8, 1998