What is trap music? According to T.I., on the title track of his genre-defining Trap Muzik, it ain't no album, and it ain't no game. Indeed, the origins of trap go beyond music -- beyond even the Atlanta corners where drugs are dealt and rubberbands are filled -- into the houses where crack cocaine ... More >>
For years, Trader Joe's- deprived Coloradans wondered when this retail shopping mecca would bless our state. This week we learned that we would soon have an embarrassment of riches: The metro area will soon have not three but four stores, all slated to open some time in 2014. That still gives custom ... More >>
Supposedly, albums are where it's at. That's when the artist is supposed to bring their A-game, convert the doubters, all that good stuff. So why is it that a lot of the time it's the mixtapes that are the most enjoyable? Maybe it's because so many mixtapes are when artists are still building their ... More >>
Some of my most vivid summer memories involve going to the local plant nursery with my pops when I was a kid. But while recollections of hauling mulch or soil back to the family station wagon still linger, what stands out most to me is the olfactory reaction to the chemical aroma that bags of chemic ... More >>
High Times Magazine threw arguable the biggest private pot parties in the nation over the weekend, drawing thousands of people over two days to the Exdo Events Center for the mag's third cannabis contest in as many years. The past two years, only medical marijuana patients were allowed to puff tough ... More >>
The plane lands in Aspen at a quarter after four; I'm late. Outside the terminal, which doubles as a café for sharp-dressed skiers and businessmen, D.J. Watkins is waiting in his heavy-breathing '89 Subaru Legacy. The 29-year-old Kansas native moved to Aspen five years ago, determined to preserve H ... More >>
With a blistering 20-degree wind blowing, many Coloradans dress with purpose, for warmth and comfort. The fashion-minded, however, combine comfort, warmth and style into a solid look that retains their personal charm. One of these people is Ana Hernandez. Continue reading to find out where she shops ... More >>
Groups of friends have been enjoying nights out in the nice weather this week -- and when it comes to street style, friends are always a good accessory. Education and insurance investor Melina Ward was spotted with her pals in tow, and was even wearing her friend's coat at the time. Continue reading ... More >>
When it comes to personal style, some people find genres and labels limiting. One of those is local dancer and aspiring fashion designer Sarrah Jane Brooks, who likes to take inspiration from unexpected places to craft her own look. That look changes depending on her mood and the occasion. Keep read ... More >>
Last night fans of the London-based Bloc Party gathered to see the band play the Ogden Theatre. Many were dressed for the occasion, and University of Wyoming student Kendall Farrell looked particularly stylish in her combination of lace and flannel. Continue reading to find out what she is studying, ... More >>
Fashion is never finished. For many, the new year signals the start of a cycle of goals dedicated to self-improvement and personal passions. One of those individuals is Erika Gamez, a student at the Metropolitan State University of Denver and a violinist whom we spotted in Writer Square because of h ... More >>
What a dazzling display of women's wear we witnessed in 2012! The spectrum of stylish females is wide and varied in Denver: from servers to fashion designers, makeup artists to comics. Keep reading for the most memorable looks we spotted in 2012, as well as the stories of the ladies who pulled these ... More >>
New week, whole new batch of shows. We start off the week with an absolute bang -- Sleigh Bells tonight at the Boulder Theater -- and end it with lauded locals Big Head Todd and the Monsters playing a super intimate show at the Soiled Dove Underground to raise money to give emergency aid to those ba ... More >>
With fall in high gear, certain colors stand out on the streets. One of them is maroon -- or burgundy, deep red or brick. No matter what you call it, though, this color is definitely happening for autumn, as are rust and burnt orange, neutral browns and leaf-like hues. We spotted Channel 7's Don Cha ... More >>
It's only August 1, but occasional raindrops foreshadow the arrival of fall. So does fashion spotted on the streets: People are starting to sport pants again. In fact, we recently caught Fancy Tiger's Matthew Brown rocking trousers with a tank. Find out more in this week's installment of Denver stre ... More >>
One handy gauge for checking on the relative financial health of the world's one-percenters can be found right here in Colorado -- well, okay, the other Colorado, the one populated with champagne wishes and caviar dreams. And the latest figures for real estate transactions in the Gucci-padded wonder ... More >>
Over the weekend, Serena Williams might have been in Spain playing tennis, but she was getting more attention in the blogosphere for seventy seconds of a leaked rap song she made. The results sound like an amateurish impression of a collaboration between Missy Eliot and the Neptunes. The opening lin ... More >>
When artistic people dress, they often create stylistic masterpieces almost as impressive as the masterpieces they work around. Just take a look at this week's street-style subjects:
It's holiday week in Aspen, and this New Year's weekend is shaping up as the busiest party binge at the resort in years -- a time for Hollywood celebs and other one-percenters to pack the slopes and the clubs, to ogle and to be ogled, and call 911 about Charlie Sheen's ex-wives. But the prevailing b ... More >>
Big pics below.Brandon Smith set out to steal an iPad shortly after the device's release, and he did. That's a relatively minor crime -- so how did he wind up being sentenced to 25 years behind bars? By pretty much shredding the finger of the iPad purchaser, and then, after the act got inter ... More >>
Lori Midson Happy Place: EDGE Restaurant and Bar, 1111 14th Street, 303-389-3343. The Hours: Daily from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The Deals: $3 draft beers; $5 domestic bottles, wines by the glass, and well drinks; $5-8 appetizers. Were we happy? Flip the page to find out.
The green and white paint job of The Wellness Center stands out along a drab of East Evans like a bowl of dank in a sea of schwag. But it isn't until you park that the actual size of the building comes into focus. The place is huge, which owners say fits the concept of a completely self-susta ... More >>
FlickrSummer beckons in Colorado's high country, which means it's time for an annual reminder to all whose usual encounters with nature don't extend beyond a petting zoo. Pawing and picking up baby wildlife, no matter how adorable or seemingly in need of rescue, is almost never a good idea. T ... More >>
For a man who's known around the country for his meat-tastic fare served out of his original hot dog cart, Biker Jim is astoundingly sensitive to the needs of his non-meat-eating clientele. (His wife, we've heard, is vegan herself. How's that for a match made in heaven?) Walking into his bri ... More >>
Photo by Kiernan Maletsky BIG BOI With Eligh & Scarub and The Foodchain 01.28.11 | Ogden Theater Corporate sponsorship, lead by local ski and snowboard company Icelantic, brought Big Boi to Denver last night. The Atlanta rapper, who we'd venture has never set ski/board on a mountain in his ... More >>
Gucci Mane went straight from the psych ward to the tattoo parlor and came away with the confusing mess you see to the right. Lots of people have suggested this is a clear indication he got out a bit too soon, but does this really seem like exceptionally, uncontrollably rash behavior? He may ... More >>
Full-sized photo below.Back in April, newly introduced iPads were in high demand -- so much so that Brandon Smith allegedly tore off the finger of customer Bill Jordan trying to steal one of the gadgets at the Cherry Creek Shopping Center. Smith's actions made international news due to the c ... More >>
Turf boss DJ KTone and young star Rockie recently dropped Barcode 2, the much anticipated follow up to the first Barcode installment. A mixtape designed to show the versatility and growth in Rockies flow, Barcode 2 finds the young MC smashing the chosen beats into pieces. The features from M ... More >>
If the nearly $1,200 Gucci price tag to attend the Food & Wine magazine Classic in Aspen, which kicks off later this month in glitter gulch, is too pricey for your pocketbook, take solace: Tomorrow, from noon to 6 p.m., 30 Colorado wineries are pouring stomped grapes at the Manitou Springs C ... More >>
Local mishmasher and futurist Pictureplane has released a free new mix over at Dummy Mag called Trance Gender Mix and it's all you've come to expect from him. The mix comprises a rather diverse set of songs, hopping from Bjork to Lil B then straight into House of Ladosha, all while maintai ... More >>
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