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    September 16, 2014

    On Trend: Cats and Wolves at The Church

    On Sunday night, The Church hosted a dance party focused on anime, hentai and cosplay. We spotted a variety of costumes there, but a common theme was prevalent: stylish, furry felines and wolves. Keep reading to learn what subcultures inspired these looks. See also: On Trend: Neon Colors Our World ... More >>

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    June 27, 2014

    Photos: Isabella Guzman's insanity plea accepted for stabbing her mom 151 times

    Last August, when eighteen-year-old Isabella Guzman was arrested for murder, an arrest affidavit on view below estimated that she'd stabbed her mom 79 times. But subsequent evaluation determined there were even more knife wounds -- 151 of them in all. Now, however, a judge has accepted Guzman's not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2014

    Six not-glamorous reasons people want to have sex with musicians

    Recently, Business Insider published the results of a study that purports to prove why women want to enter the bone zone with musicians. The article summarizes research from the University of Sussex, and there are a few glaring omissions that make it useless to the general population. Aside from bas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    Alex Martines ID'd as man with fake gun shot by cops: Can you tell which of these gats is real?

    Update: Earlier this week, we reported about an incident at a Lakewood Walmart in which police officers shot a domestic-violence suspect who'd aimed a weapon at them, only to discover afterward that he possessed an Airsoft gun as opposed to the real thing; see our previous coverage below. The Lakew ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2014

    Nipsey Hussle on his game-changing Proud2Pay $100 album campaign and how it came about

    A couple months ago, our sister paper LA Weekly published a piece entitled "It's Crunch Time for Nipsey Hussle." In it, writer Justin Tinsley examined the 28 year-old LA rapper's career, and how he believed it had come close to a stall. Barely three months later, and already Nipsey Hussle (born Ermi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2013

    Top Latest Word posts of 2013, No. 10: Jankiest marijuana pipe photos

    Editor's note: We're counting down the most popular Latest Word posts of 2013. This one came in at No. 10. Read it as originally published. December 16, 2011: A few weeks back, we asked our fine Mile Highs and Lows readers to submit pictures of the most ghettofied smoking devices they own. The winn ... More >>

  • News

    December 12, 2013
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    November 19, 2013

    Denver cops ask: Which of these guns are real and which are fake?

    Is this a real gun -- meaning one that fires the sort of bullets that are capable of killing someone? The Denver Police Department recently posted this photo and seven others on its Facebook page along with the headline question, "CAN YOU TELL WHICH GUNS ARE REAL AND WHICH ARE FAKE?" Look below to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2013

    Total Ghost's Randy Washington on living in Japan, Haruki Murakami and SNL

    Reading is about more than following a narrative or learning facts; it can also be a profound shared experience that culminates in a better understanding of ourselves and each other. In that spirit, welcome to the Westword Book Club, a weekly feature celebrating the books that inspire Denver artists ... More >>

  • News

    October 10, 2013
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    September 16, 2013

    Nan Desu Kan 2013: Twenty unforgettable cosplay costumes

    For a newbie, the myriad characters portrayed by cosplayers at the anime convention Nan Desu Kan are far more esoteric than those you'll see at a regular comic convention: Anime and manga -- Japanese cartoons and serial comics -- form a subset all their own, and their fans seem just a little bit mor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    Photos: Isabella Guzman stabbed mom 87 times, affidavit says

    Last week, we reported that eighteen-year-old Isabella Guzman had been formally charged with murder in the death of her mother in Aurora; see our previous coverage below. We've now obtained the arrest affidavit in the case, and the level of violence it recounts is absolutely shocking. The document ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    Photos: Ten best cities for gamers -- and Denver's score

    It's two, two, two lists in one. Our friends at recently compiled their roster of the ten best cities for gamers, and as is often the case in rankings like these, Denver finished very near the top. Bonus: To illustrate the selections (and text from Motovo explaining its methodology), we ... More >>

  • News

    May 23, 2013
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    April 24, 2013

    Ba Le Sandwich: Take that, fusion haters

    In A Federal Case, I'll be eating my way up Federal Boulevard -- south to north -- within Denver city limits. I'll be skipping the national chains and per-scoop Chinese joints, but otherwise I'll report from every vinyl booth, walk-up window and bar stool where food is served. Here's the report on t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    Five reasons restaurant employees should be allowed to have tattoos and piercings

    Being stylish has its price: For restaurant employees, having a tongue barbell, ear plugs, bright pink locks or an anime tattoo on their arms could get them fired, bitched at -- or not hired in the first place. An unconventional look with body modifications and Manic Panic really should not be a det ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    Ultra 2013: The ten best inflatable animals, blow-up dolls and other party props

    Ultra Music Festival is a zoo. From land sharks to killer whales, pink flamingos to African zebras, UMF 2013 is starting to feel a lot like a World Wildlife Foundation fundraiser, complete with endangered species and cuddly critters. Sure, they're inflatable, but just the same. These are some of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    Five McAwesome vintage Happy Meal toys

    On a recent visit to McDonald's I spied a Hello Kitty toy in a Happy Meal, and I was almost inspired to order a kid's meal myself. The McDonald's Happy Meal was by far the most brilliant marketing idea to ever light up the golden arches -- luring kids, and their parents' disposable incomes, into the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Subway's missing inch: Five reasons the footlong lawsuit is ridiculous

    Anybody suing a fast-food chain is news, especially if the lawsuit is petty, outlandish or an obvious attempt at a cash-grab by people who clearly have some time on their hands. The recent lawsuit filed by two New Jersey males against Subway, based on the assertion that the $5 footlong sandwiches ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    Twenty foodie gifts from Cost Plus World Market

    Cost Plus World Market is usually a one-stop gift shop for foodies, but during the holiday season it becomes a wonderland of seasonal edibles, drinkables and everything to create and serve them, including winter-themed cookware and dishes that you'll only use once a year. The prices are reasonable f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    Toy Stories II: Playful art jumps out of the toy box at Havu Gallery

    In this age of designer toys and Hello Kitty decor, art and playtime have already crossed over into shared territory. And Havu Gallery's Toy Stories exhibit in the summer of 2011 took the concept to a higher level, using toy-like elements to appeal to an adult sensibility. The holiday season is a gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    Photos: Wacky Halloween treats from Rocket Fizz

    Colorado is home to the highest number of Google searches for Halloween treats, according to NBC's Today; fortunately, the Centennial State has plenty of places to get our sugar rush. And we just acquired one more: A second Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop (the original is at 1512 Larimer Street) h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    Five sluttiest Halloween costumes for teen girls

    A recent stroll through the popular teen retail store Hot Topic got me all geared up for Halloween. Seeing the skeleton jewelry, the fake blood-splattered wedding veils and tiaras and the slashed-up fake body parts gave me a warm feeling in my heart. Then I scoped the female costumes and saw some re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    Photos: Sugarlicious stocks scary Halloween treats

    Nothing says "Halloween is here!" like skeletal Hello Kitty tins filled with sour-orange, bone-shaped candies. Sure, the candies themselves are nothing more than boring Sweet Tarts, but this time of year, it's all about the presentation. Sugarlicious, a sweet shop in Cherry Creek, not only has great ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    Reader: Here, Kitty, Kitty! Lollipop Gift lives, but should these parents?

    This week Jenn Wohletz lamented the closing of Lollipop Gift, the Hello Kitty store that had closed, without explanation, in the Denver Pavilions. Now we've heard from Kenneth Chan, the owner, who provides that explanation. While the store was doing "fine," he also owns other companies and just didn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    Goodbye Kitty! Lollypop Gift, the Hello Kitty store, closes

    All good things must come to an end -- but Lollypop Gift, the Hello Kitty store in the Denver Pavilions, seems to have come to a very abrupt end. And the reported reason for the store's closing is something many vendors can relate to: rotten mall parents using stores as daycare centers. See also: - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    Five things we had to have at Nan Desu Kan

    Nan Desu Kan is a world unto itself, and the culture of that world sucks you in. It's something akin to jumping headlong into a manga book, and you begin to see things in terms of that skewed universe: Pink and blue locks, tails, huge eyes and supernaturally spiky hair are the norm, not the anomaly, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    Kiss: The five most shameless examples of the band's merchandising efforts over the years

    Legendary bass player and merchandising tycoon Gene Simmons has announced a new restaurant chain creatively titled Rock & Brews that will satisfy hungry classic rock fans craving to eat in a place that looks like a glorified backstage area. The franchise will debut this year in El Segundo, CA, and a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Top five things NOT to feed your date this Valentine's Day

    Like most major holidays, Valentine's Day is a day for foodies and, even more important, foodies for the day (FFTD). FFTDs plan romantic dinners; try to convey deep, passionate love through chocolate selections; and purchase just the right edible gifts to show their partners how much they care about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Photos: Sugarlicious candy boutique opens in Cherry Creek North

    Sugarlicious, the sweet brainchild of Jill Landman-Alfond and her sister-in-law, Stacey Landman, is a boutique-style candy shop with upscale gifts, a smattering of gourmet kitchen goodies, and lots and lots of candy. The store is decorated like the inside of a girl's jewelry box (sparkles, glitter, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Jankiest marijuana pipe photos: Dude, you could die smoking out of that!

    ​A few weeks back, we asked our fine Mile Highs and Lows readers to submit pictures of the most ghettofied smoking devices they own. The winner (or loser, depending on how you look at it), gets a shiny, new Silver Surfer Vaporizer. We didn't just want the typical apple pipes, aluminum can pipe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Reader: Here, kitty kitty -- Hello Kitty comes to the 16th Street Mall

    ​Hello Kitty has come to the 16th Street Mall, attracting plenty of fans to the new Lollipop Gift store in the 16th Street Mall. Says Brittany: OMG i really want to go there so badly but THANK GOD my mom is talkinq me there for xmis AHHHHHHHHHHH i soooooo happy i cant wait there qoinq to have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    Hello Kitty comes to the 16th Street Mall at Lollipop Gift (photos)

    J. Wohletz​Do you know why Hello Kitty has no mouth? Because she speaks from the heart... She also has a hypnotic, straight-up obsessive effect on American consumers that hasn't seemed to flag since her debut in the States in 1976. This ubiquitous, mouthless Sanrio-creation has become a veri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Twenty f*cked up things people do at their relatives' house during the holidays

    ​We all do these things. Maybe not everything on the list every time, but what's the use of having relatives that we visit if we can't rifle through their crap, steal their personal hygiene items and exploit their imperfections to feel better about ourselves? Making them embarrassed and miser ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2011

    Review: Hollywood Undead and Asking Alexandria at the Fillmore, 11/4/11

    Hollywood Undead. More photos.​HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD, ASKING ALEXANDRIA at the FILLMORE | 11/4/11What the Fillmore really means by "all-ages show" is this: At least one shirtless 17-year-old will approach you -- slowly, so as not to startle you -- and ask you "wazzup." If you are attending the Worl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    Gimme Gimme Pillow Toast returns: Medical punk, face masks and the soul of Taipei

    ​You know the town's about to get weirder when Denver's Japanese-street-fashion-obsessed couple Andrew Novick and Janene Hurst bring back their Gimme Gimme Pillow Toast pop-up shop, which is filled to the rafters of Mod Livin's upstair gallery with Asian pop goods you won't find anywhere else ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2011

    Neutrinos and the 10 coolest time travel methods in cinematic history

    ​While doing science last week, probably in an attempt to fit more tools into their army's knives, the Swiss broke the Universe. They recorded Neutrinos, a shape-shifting subatomic particle known for sounding like an awesome breakfast cereal, moving faster than light. Now their hills are aliv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    Dear television: It's over.

    It's not you, Television. It's me.​I'm throwing my television away. Actually, I'm giving it to my mother as a consolation prize/parting gift when I move out of her home in a few days. Her own monstrous TV -- which wore a DVD/VCR combo for a crown -- finally crapped out after burning through th ... More >>

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    September 9, 2011

    Need help picking out back-to-school clubwear? Kassandra is here to help

    Sorry, we just don't trust you to dress anyone, Kassandra.​ Attention back-to-school shoppers: We have found the ultimate source for inappropriate classroom attire. Her name is Kassandra, and she hosts the AMIClubwear channel on YouTube. While there's no verification that she's addressing tee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    Oh Target, my Target

    Home, sweet Target.​So, I'm moving out. After a commenter on my post last week about yoga declared that I should really get out of my mother's basement if I ever wanted to write about anything other than stretching and poop, I'm more than on it. Not to give this stalker, I mean reader, too muc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2011

    Gay stuff we found (and almost bought) at PrideFest 2011

    Why yes, that is a rainbow chainmail dress. ​There was lots of stuff to do this weekend in and around PrideFest (see our awesome people slide show and parade coverage of the leather contingent), but we took to shopping for all of the gay wares our little hearts desired. Here's the deal with PrideF ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Gimme Gimme Pillow Toast's Tokyo Extreme Fashion Show: A Harajuku holiday

    ​Andrew Novick and Janene Hurst, the stark raving mad brains behind Gimme Gimme Pillow Toast have taken monster steps up the ladder with their Japan-centric concern: The couple, who go on buying trips in Japan, opened and closed their Belmar store, vend at NDK and other cosplay meccas, throw a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    Top five foods to help you get laid on New Year's Eve these really look like little 'giners?​This list of coitus-inspiring culinary offerings is for the gentlemen. Ladies, if you wanna score on New Year's Eve -- or any other night -- you have to do just one thing: show up. Guys, the tacitly approved social mores of our fantastic Americ ... More >>

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    December 10, 2010

    Gimme Gimme Pillow Toast opens pop-up shop at Mod-Livin'

    ​Since Gimme Gimme Pillow Toast closed its Belmar retail doors last fall, store owners Andrew Novick and his wife Janene have been selling their collected Japanese kitsch online. Now, in a partnership with Mod Livin', the couple has brought Gimme Gimme's stock back to the tangible world, setti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    Candy Girls: Hello Kitty Marshmallow Pop

    ​ We're suckers for a beautiful sucker. We can appreciate the way that candy on a stick is both form and function -- a stylish way to eat a favorite treat while keeping your hands free from stickiness. Sadly, this Hello Kitty marshmallow pop, while strangely beautiful with its shimmering suga ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2008

    Road Food

    Just a few hours after returning from the James Beard Awards in Manhattan, sans medal, to Laura’s folk’s house in the Philadelphia suburbs, we found ourselves once again back in our rental car and hightailing it for the heart of the City of Brotherly Love. The Association of Alternative Newswe ... More >>

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    May 27, 2008

    Over the Weekend... Denver Art Rock Collective @ The Toad Tavern

    Yerkish hamming it up. Denver Art Rock Collective Saturday, May 24, 2008 Toad Tavern Better than: The Des Moines Art Rock Collective. The Denver Art Rock Collective, a group of diverse local bands not easily pigeonholed into safe categories or genres, presented a sampling of the five acts in thei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2007

    Denver Cops Need More Hello Kitty

    According to this story, the Thai police are implementing a novel way to shame bad cops: making them wear a bright pink Hello Kitty armband. Call me an optimist, but I think this could work in Denver, and god knows we have our share of bad cops. The Thai cops aren't wearing them in public and only g ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 19, 2004

    Drunk of the Week

    Hops Grillhouse and Brewery

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    April 4, 2002