I've lived in Denver for four years and in that time we've never had a traditional autumn. By traditional I mean a crisp, cool, bright falling-leaves, East Coast-style fall. So I took full advantage of this nostalgic (to me) weather, and went to The Big Wonderful at Sustainability Park last weekend. ... More >>
The Green Solution's dual recreational and medical shop on West Alameda reminds me of an old-school shopping mall. There's the Spencer's Gifts side, with the random assortment of pot-related stuff like Green Solution sandals, novelty pot leaf ice cube trays and other trinkets: Who knew you could mak ... More >>
While Denver's Civic Center Park was wild on 4/20, drawing big crowds and sparking 130 arrests or citations over the course of the weekend, the scene at CU-Boulder -- once the setting for what one advocate described as "an orgasm of cannabis consumption" -- was anything but. For the third consecutiv ... More >>
Put on your stars and stripes and your red, white and blue: the Fourth of July is just days away. Across the United States, fireworks, parades and barbecues will celebrate Independence Day -- and Denver has no shortage of patriotic pride. Here are ten ways to celebrate this year. See also: - Fiv ... More >>
Yesterday was a record-setting scorcher, and the forecasts we've seen predict temps in the nineties (with a few high eighties thrown in) for the next week or so. How to avoid melting? Last year, during a similar heat wave, we turned to our Best of Denver archive, which features more than twenty yea ... More >>
Following the Boston Marathon bombing, runners looking forward to participating in this year's BolderBOULDER quickly spoke out about participating despite increased fears about terrorism and "soft targets." Nonetheless, security for the event has been beefed up. CU-Boulder Police spokesman Ryan Hu ... More >>
Colorado is a key swing state in the upcoming presidential election. In polls, Colorado looks like a toss-up between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, with leads shifting back and forth by the day -- and which way the vote ultimately goes here could decide the national outcome. By the numbers, though, t ... More >>
In case you haven't noticed, it's been hellishly hot around here lately -- which naturally got us thinking about the best places to cool off in the Denver area and beyond. Fortunately, our Best of Denver archive features more than twenty years' worth of great ideas about pretty much everything under ... More >>
Next Friday, April 27, the Jefferson County Open School is throwing an event that it describes as being like "Burning Man meets the Renaissance Festival." And from the sounds of it, the Global Elements Festival is going to pack quite a punch, with enough activities jammed into one night for an entir ... More >>
Of all the constitutional freedoms cited in defense of the Occupy movement, the First Amendment is staked most territorially. But in Occupy Boulder, attorneys defending protesters arrested for illegal camping are using the Fourth Amendment in a push to dismiss evidence gathered when police officers ... More >>
Phish kicks off its three-night stand tonight at Dick's Sporting Goods ParkPhish wraps up their summer tour this weekend with three nights at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in lovely Commerce City, ending what many a blogger and message board phanatic have argued is their strongest tour in the tw ... More >>
Sean Daley helped launch an empire when he co-founded Rhymesayers Entertainment, home to P.O.S., Brother Ali and, of course, his outfit, Atmosphere.The rapper otherwise known as Slug is an unstoppable force with endless vision and nonstop determination, which has helped make Rhymesayers one o ... More >>
ScorzieBecause drinking and addition don't mix.It's officially the season for altering the koozie. Hot on the heels of the Flowzie, a shotgun koozie, comes the Scorzie, a koozie that keeps the score of any game up to twenty-one. The Scorzie is the brainchild of two Denver residents who repeat ... More >>
SummertimeWe've passed the Summer Solstice already, which means the season is in full swing with the blazing hot sun, outdoor parties and a nice, easily maneuverable city to cruise around in. That's a good thing for this weekend, because there is a ton of stuff going down in a variety of plac ... More >>
William Breathes.Editor's note: Medical marijuana critic William Breathes just returned from a honeymoon in Jamaica. Read his first trip diary entry here, and check out part two below. The minute you get off the plane in Negril, someone is there to sell you herb.
Lori MidsonIf you've ever been to the Valverde Country Club, a somewhat unsavory bar at 1319 West Alameda Avenue, then you know that the country club moniker is a little like comparing Fritos to foie gras. Still, the beers are ultra-cheap, the clientele, animated (to say the least), and now ... More >>
Dogs, beer and philanthropy make a perfect mix.New Belgium Brewing Co. is teaming up with Outside Magazine to take advantage of dog owners' desires to take pictures of their dogs and eagerly share them with anyone who's alive. Coinciding with the release of Mighty Arrow Pale Ale is a Facebook ... More >>
Andrew GrahamIt was a year ago this Saturday night that Andrew Gelston Graham, a 23-year-old University of Colorado grad who threw a mean Frisbee and loved poetry and music, was killed by a single gunshot wound a short distance from his Arapahoe County home. Family, friends, law enforcement o ... More >>
RED BULL THRE3STYLE 10.09.10 | Beta, Denver, CO Red Bull has been steadily establishing a reputation for championing the artistic expressions of up and coming artists, and this evening was no different. At Beta this past Saturday night, the Red Bull Thre3Style brought ten DJs from across t ... More >>
It's well known an this point that Jay-Z (appearing tonight at the Pepsi Center with Sound Tribe Sector 9, Trey Songz and Young Jeezy) has 99 problems, and a bitch, most certainly, ain't one. Curiously, though, until now, no one's really taken a hard look at just what Hova's 99 problems are ... More >>
Lori Midson Molecular magician Ian Kleinman at Steele Elementary School "Anything I can possibly dream up is now doable, because I'm able to really play around with food," says Ian Kleinman, Denver's answer to Alton Brown, the wacky culinary scientist (and only food personality worth watching ... More >>
Native Americans thought the camera stole their spirit. But sometimes it just takes your story.
It's not easy being green, especially for the trees on the Auraria Parkway, which are being replanted — again.
No wonder all the bees are dying: Seinfeld's movie is embarrassing.
What your teachers did on their summer vacation.
Restaurants try to ID the Post's new critic.
Beating around with Bush in Colorado Springs.
Totally awesome Teen Night rocks the Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival.
The Mötley men aren't quite bad to the bone.
How low can you go? All the way, with these fabulously tacky theme parties.
Commander Chainsaw leads his troops into the depths of an abandoned Titan 1 Missile silo.
Jonathan Borofsky's "The Dancers" waltz into Denver.
I'd walk a mile -- and then some -- for a meal at the Tennessee Pass Cookhouse.
Test your Harry Potter knowledge with this quiz.
With its show off the air, Tenacious D no longer rules the idiot box. Now the rotund duo just wants to rule the world.
Sami Kraydie's Sinbad is the real deal.
Their scoring may be high, but college basketball players' graduation rates are low.
New Saigon gets better with age.
The Rondelles prove that the kids are all right.
Can Ciaran Redmond ever rob enough banks to avenge his mother's death?
July 23 - 29, 1998