Like every kid in high school, I was forced to fulfill a gym requirement. At George Washington high school, we had the option of taking aerobics -- which secretly I loved, because I dreamed of one day making my own instructional workout videos. Each day our weird instructor -- who had been at the sc ... More >>
Last month, Colorado's legislature passed a hemp-farming registry bill that Governor John Hickenlooper signed into law. But can hemp escape the role of marijuana's sober sister on a national scale? A new development gives it the best chance of doing so in ages. Colorado Representative Jared Polis wa ... More >>
Once upon a time in the '90s, I was not the cool blogger I am now. I was just like any other teenager, barely existing on the Internet (save for being a third, observational party to my best friend's chat-room adventures) and living out my writing dreams as a reporter for my high-school newspaper, T ... More >>
Update: Arrowwood Elementary parent Rachel Drummond had objections to a play scheduled for her daughter's second-grade class today, due to references to Native Americans as "savages" and a speech that overtly referred to a higher power. However, Douglas County School District public information offi ... More >>
Gummy droppings not included.I'm a writer so I'm always in a state of coinus interruptus, but imagine my surprise when I recently discovered a dollar store where things actually cost a dollar each: Dollar Tree. This economical sanctuary at 4923 East Colfax Avenue has some splendid buys for a ... More >>
Psh, George Washington. What a poseur. When you were young, they told you that you could be anything when you grew up -- hell, if you worked hard and applied yourself, you could even be president. As time went on, though, you somehow never quite got the hang of working hard enough, at least n ... More >>
Recognize this fella? Do you know from which country the U.S. of A. declared its independence in 1776? If so, consider yourself among the 74 percent of Americans who do. If not, consider yourself dumber than a first grader, which is when everyone learns about George Washington and how he comm ... More >>
MMJ art in Haxtun.Last week, we told you about a medical marijuana art revolt by ReeferReport.com's Angela Macdonald, an MMJ patient whose small town, Haxtun, has banned cannabis businesses. The event took place this weekend, and the quotes (one of them by George Washington) Macdonald and hel ... More >>
We've got a lot to thank George Washington for, and now you can add something else to the list: Celebrate his birthday today at Randolph's, 1776 Grant Street, where when you purchase a drink, you can buy an appetizer for just a buck. Thanks, George! For information on dozens of culinary ev ... More >>
Representative Betsy Markey.Like fellow representative Doug Lamborn, whose healthcare town hall was frenzy-free (because pretty much everyone agreed that ObamaCare is awful), Betsy Markey, who represents Colorado's 4th District, managed to keep her own get-together about reform from deteriora ... More >>
At a round of town-hall meetings on health care that kick off today, first-term congresswoman Betsy Markey will hand out copies (abridged) of a George Washington favorite, "Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation," originally a 110-item list of Jesuit guidelines for ci ... More >>
Another Friday, another shot of fucking weird. This one is an old favorite of mine that I stumbled upon while working in the YouTube mines. It's a surreal, absurd look at our nation's greatest founder, George Washington. And while it omits some of the tried and true myths about him -- no cher ... More >>
Because of his outsized persona, Yonnas Abraham is the face that most people generally associate with the Pirate Signal. If you look over dude's shoulder, though, there's another cat that cuts an equally impressive figure in his own right on the ones and twos. That distinguished chap's name? Alejand ... More >>
Printmakers from across the country are ready to talk.
Historical Tweets, a website that imagines what historical figures -- from George Washington to Urkel -- would have tweeted on Twitter, recently waded into familiar territory with the above offering between El Capitano and Denver's Molly Brown. So one burning question has been answered. But here' ... More >>
Last night, I threw back some drinks and bounced some ideas around with Mane Rok. In addition to being the MC for Denver's ManeLine, Mane Rok is also one of the masterminds (and de facto reluctant leader) of L.I.F.E. Crew, a community of like-minded Denver hip-hop heads that includes Ichiban, t ... More >>
A footnote in many other tales, Joseph Priestly finally gets his own book.
Pat's Philly Steaks and Subs 1624 Market Street and two other locations 303-534-1333 P.J. GobblerOver roasted turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing and mayo on a hoagie roll$8.50 for a medium Thanksgiving came early for me this year -- by about 48 hours, and in the form of a sandwich, a joyful creat ... More >>
Sandy Carson Gallery
Capsule reviews of current exhibits
Capsule reviews of exhibits
Two shows highlight conceptual realism.
Argh! This chef should prepare to walk the plank.
Brief reviews of current shows
Brief reviews of current shows
Thomas Gibbons keeps the race conversation going.
Quarter Horses spend a Day at the Races.
Top porn queens let it all hang out.
Undertow pulls in the pain and beauty of a reclusive Southern family.
Boulder's Shoot Out turns out fast films
Baseball's older, by George!
Ruby Red Martini
The stately game of cricket is winning young converts.
New Prohibition: A Musical History of Hemp (Viper)
Colorado State Parks
Denver Pan African Film Festival opens with a film about a black TV executive.
The SEC is baffled by a group that claims allegiance only to the Torah and not USA INC.
Reading, writing and arithmetic add up to money for Channel One.
A southeast Denver neighborhood howls about a public-TV station's profit-making development proposal.
The Bills. Live with it.