Did Henry Ford really make a car out of hemp? Was the Declaration of Independence written on hemp paper? Did Abraham Lincoln use hemp oil in his lamps?
The hemp plant, a variety of Cannabis sativa that's the subject of this week's cover story "Green Acres," is steeped in lore. Some hemp legends ar ... More >>
There's nothing wrong with cover songs. In fact, before Sam Cooke and the Beatles shifted the established paradigms, singer and songwriter were two entirely separate professions. And there's also nothing wrong with a musician recording a cover album in the twilight of their career (Johnny Cash's Ame ... More >>
Over the course of the next few weeks, Backbeat will be counting down the twenty most fabled moments in Denver music history. Today, a look back at when Grammy winner Marc Cohn got shot in the head in downtown Denver during a car-jacking attempt gone awry.
Marc Cohn might be a superhero. At least t ... More >>
If the last time you rented a movie from Blockbuster also happened to be the last time you watched an Eddie Murphy movie, you're not alone. But just in case you did feel like giving up Netflix, Hulu and Redbox, and rewinding that copy of Beverly Hills Cop III you borrowed in 1994, Colorado's got you ... More >>
Photo courtesy of John May'72 Chevy CamaroEvery artist has their quirk -- an obsession within their own work. For John May, that obsession is seeing his reflection on the door of a newly painted car. "I take pictures that are reflection pictures, and they have my reflection in them," he says. ... More >>
Because we at Westword pull hella clout in this town, we managed to snag 35 free tickets to the Denver Auto Show, which started yesterday and continues through Sunday -- and because we're pretty much benevolent gods over here, we decided to give them away to you. Tuesday, we asked you to tell ... More >>
The Avett Brothers, Sally Ford and the Sound Outside
Saturday, Aug. 22
Better than: Most of the shows I've seen this summer.
I never thought I'd see a full-fledged hootenanny on the stage of the Ogden Theatre.
But during choice moments of the Avett Brothers' Saturday set, an
appea ... More >>