Every band is, to some degree, essentially a mask of theatrics in which you play a character that is not really yourself. But for Denver's Euro-trash, synth-dance duo, Total Ghost, the act is one hundred percent comedic lies. Ch√∂n and Biktor, a pair of rude, vain, indulgent citizens of Berlin (or s ... 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 >>
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 >>
Last week, Rolling Stone kicked off its new Venues That Rock series with a list of the twenty best rock clubs in America. Three Colorado venues were ranked in the top twenty: Belly Up in Aspen, which checked in at number sixteen; the Bluebird Theater, which earned a nod at number fourteen; and the F ... More >>
Few conversations reach the caliber of weirdness as ones that involve marijuana, entertainers and a tape recorder. And now that Amendment 64 has turned the ritual of pot-smoking into as normal a social custom as Sunday afternoon football, we at Westword have begun spending time with our favorite Den ... More >>
Thordis Niela Simonsen is a modern renaissance woman: a teacher, photographer, writer, painter and creative guide. In her latest work, "Building on Memory," Simonsen takes a performance approach to sharing and interpreting her book Dances in Two Worlds: A Writer-Artist's Backstory. This Saturday and ... More >>
For the majority of the population, leap year, and subsequently leap day, isn't given a second thought. But for a tiny sliver of the world called "leaplings," or people who's birthdays fall on February 29, leap day is a big deal. And, as it turns out, there's a lot more to leap day than just an extr ... More >>
Kelsey Whipple's continuing coverage of Occupy Denver regularly generates fascinating exchanges. Here's an example: a pair of comments debating violent protests, affixed to a post about the latest efforts of the kitchen known as the Thunderdome.
Actually, let's stay away from the word "resolution." Because we all know how well those New Year's resolutions tend to work out, don't we? For 2012, we'd like to recommend you take a radical yet stunningly simple approach when it comes to drinking wine: Make it a lifestyle.
When Christ returns, it's going to be weird.In late December 1999, while the artist then known as the artist formerly known as Prince was preparing to party, and while the rest of the world was shoveling canned goods into their bunkers in preparation for the would-be-apocalypse of Y2K, Kim Mi ... More >>
You can't experience a Colorado summer without seeing at least one show at Red Rocks and tonight, Widespread Panic throws down the inaugural performance of a full weekend of jammy goodness. These dudes are so popular here, you would think they are from Colorado, but no. It might just be somet ... More >>
A Place To Bury StrangersThe summer concert season is in full-swing, and it seems that every venue in town is booked though the weekend. With seemingly endless options, we've put together a list of shows we think are worth checking out, starting with A Place To Bury Strangers, back in Denver ... More >>
Please touch the artifacts.As a small child whipping my crayons around the perfect spiral assistance of the Spirograph, I never never anticipated that I could maximize that activity by adding the sweet elixir of booze, or that I'd be doing both with the aid of the Denver Museum of Nature and ... More >>
Lori MidsonAccording to owner Andrew Casalini, Satchel's Market, his Park Hill restaurant at 5021 East 28th Avenue, is taking on a new chef by the name of Jens Patrik Landburg. A native Swede who began his culinary career at 15 in Stockholm, Landburg made his way to Denver by way of Greece, F ... More >>
Project RUFFway lends a helping paw.
The Colorado European Festival celebrates our friends across the pond.
The Human Rights Torch Relay takes Beijing to task.
Afraid of flying? You donít want to sit next to this guy.
Beat and run
The Boulder Open brings beach volleyball back to the mountains.
Tout de Suite
Head to far-flung shores with this season's crop of travelogues.
The Gaels are waiting to clothesline you
The Greeks may have their hands full for the Olympics.
Sun Deli Groceries & Liquor
A lackluster script dooms the well-staged Shirley Valentine.
Classic toys help lift spirits at DIA.
@home@sunset, @home@sunrise (Moonshine)
Miscasting is a problem for Captain Corelli's Mandolin.
Why do these restaurants serve Mexican food? It's Greek to me.
The Tir Ná nÓg Theatre Company shines in an updated version of an old play.
Martha Daniels turns a lost art form into a postmodern folly at the DAM.