Earlier this week, we shared CU Boulder's plans for shrinking the annual pro-pot 4/20 event on campus -- a Wyclef Jean concert that gets underway just before the magic minute combined with what we termed a "police crackdown" on those who choose to mark the occasion in the usual way. Since then, wild ... More >>
For months, members of CU Boulder's student government have talked about their desire to move the annual 4/20 celebration off campus. But the logistics of doing so proved challenging, prompting leaders to opt for a low-key campaign to shrink attendance. Now we know the centerpiece of their plan: a W ... More >>
It's one month before 4/20 at CU Boulder, an annual protest against marijuana prohibition/celebration of pot culture. While student leaders at the school have been talking for months about how to move the event off-campus, they now appear to be resigned to the bash happening as scheduled. But they'r ... More >>
Last week, in a post about the CU Boulder student legislative council passing a resolution to move the annual 4/20 event off campus, we noted that the university had topped a survey by Newsweek and the Daily Beast of the nation's druggiest colleges. But CU spokesman Bronson Hilliard -- who la ... More >>
The annual 4/20 bacchanal on the CU Boulder campus, dubbed an orgasm of cannabis consumption by NORML exec Allen St. Pierre, is a tradition many university officials would like to end -- and student government leaders like Carly Robinson are heading in that direction, too. But at a forum last night, ... More >>
Robinson.Last month, we told you about CU student government leaders calling for the 4/20 celebration to be moved off-campus. Now, a new survey of CU students shows that the vast majority of them didn't "partake," according to vice president of internal affairs Carly Robinson -- and she feels ... More >>
Brooks Kanski.NORML executive director Allen St. Pierre has called the annual 4/20 celebration on the CU-Boulder campus "an orgasm of cannabis consumption" -- one that definitely factored in to CU being named Playboy's top party school. But a CU regent wants the bash moved off-campus -- and ... More >>
Aaron ThackerayOh, how the time does fly. Next thing we knew it, Memorial Day was over and it was time to pay rent, and yet again, all our memories of all the fun we had are pretty much completely blotted out by a thick haze of roofies and blow. Luckily, we have a dedicated staff of photograp ... More >>
Photo: Hunter StevensBombay Bowl, a fast-casual curry joint that got its start in Centennial in 2009, just opened a second store this week in the mini-mall at 575 Lincoln Street that already houses Jamba Juice, Sonoda's, Il Vicino, Chipotle and Noodles & Company. "We wanted to try our conc ... More >>
Big pics below.Even as 10,000-plus people were lighting up at the Denver Civic Center Park 4/20 rally, about the same number were doing likewise on CU's Norlin Quad in Boulder, where the vibe was less commercial and more about raising a sweet-smelling cloud over the campus. We sent photograp ... More >>
They did not skimp on the oystersEating oysters on the half-shell in public is normally prim and proper, with the beautiful, icy tray placed in front of you with its tiny fork and diminutive ramekins of horseradish and wedges of lemon. You garnish the oysters, one by one, with nibs of hot sau ... More >>
Photo: Hunter StevensBack stage at the Paper Fashion Show last night.Feathers. Coral. Corsets. All made of paper, all on display last night at the Paper Fashion Show competition at City Hall in downtown Denver. With over 60 jaw-dropping entries, the Paper Fashion Show was a spectacle unlike a ... More >>
Westword photo intern Hunter Stevens brings back these photos from the weekend's Avery Brewing Strong Ale Festival in Boulder. More than eighty strong beers from some of the best breweries in the nation were showcased at the Avery Tap Room. More pictures below.
Chris Parente (left) and his partner, Jacob Pacheo participated in a mock wedding. It's a consistent argument against gay marriage that it just ain't natural, that gays are in some way deviant and that to allow them to wed would be a corruption of the very fabric of society. The GLBT Wedding ... More >>
A bracelet made out of hair. Really.Love makes people do bizarre things. The acts we have come to recognize as the signposts of romance at its most fervent are nearly identical to the symptoms of mental illness: the racing thoughts, the gloriously inflated self-esteem, the nonsensical spendin ... More >>
Friday night, February 4, 2011 was Fashion Denver's anniversary party, marking eleven years in business and one year at its Bannock Street location. Local designers and music were offered to those who hit up this free public party. Photos by Hunter Stevens. See the full slideshow.
A work by artist and curator Nicholas Hughes.Second Saturday Open Studio Night at Wazee Union went down on Saturday night and photographer Hunter Stevens was there. Stevens brings back these photos from the gallery.
Last week, we offered a sneak preview of the the new CU Boulder swimsuit calendar. Westword's Hunter Stevens attended the launch party, and we'll post a full slideshow shortly. But here's a bonus: Photos of all twelve months of the calendar, with many of the images featuring autographs to We ... More >>
Mayan employee, Alex, as a sassy Dorothy.If you read our post yesterday, you know that the Mayan Theatre celebrated its 80th birthday last night with music, costumes and a showing of the Wizard of Oz. (Don't worry, there's still time to enter our Mayan memories contest and win free movie tick ... More >>
Paul Danish last night in Boulder.The campaign to legalize marijuana for personal use in Colorado -- Legalize 2012 -- officially kicked off last night in Boulder with Paul Danish, a former Boulder City Councilman and County Commissioner, as the keynote speaker. Danish touched on the failed P ... More >>
Last night's Justice League of Street Food Halloween party attracted more than a few costumed grubniks to food truck HQ: 29th and Huron. Westword photo intern Hunter Stevens brings back these memories.
All photos by Hunter StevensCervantes' crowd last night.Last night Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom hosted a night of dub-stepping, electronic, jam band and drum and bass-infused mayhem with headliners MiMosa and Two Fresh selling out the newly renovated venue. Mimosa and friends Raw Russ, Br ... More >>
1.Jeff devours Biker Jim's special dog. The duck dog was covered in caramelized onions and wasabi aoli.The Justice League of Street Food -- that club of food truck operators that's built a good amount of buzz among foodies over the past few months -- held its third food truck party on Friday ... More >>
Where were YOU last night? Unwinding after a hard week at work? Taking a yoga class? Getting wasted at the GABF? How about getting your street food on at the Justice League of Street Food's second party? If you missed out -- or if you'd like to relive the magic -- we've got you covered. Behold, ou ... More >>