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    October 21, 2014

    Videos: Thirteen Reasons (So Far) Colorado is Awesome According to AWSMColorado

    As you know, we at Westword have long held to that Colorado is the best state in the country -- and we're pretty sure the folks at AWSMColorado.com feel the same way. Chris Harrison and the staff at Video Blend have launched 100 Reasons Colorado is Awesome, a project to create one-hundred brief vide ... More >>

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    October 17, 2014

    Photos: Twenty Memorable Pics From Westword on Instagram

    Yes, Westword is on Instagram -- and our page features one great shot after another from events and happenings across the city. As an introduction, we've pulled together twenty of our favorite images. Check them out below, and to peruse the entire collection, click here. See also: Photos: Miley Cyr ... More >>

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    October 17, 2014

    Ink Monstr Celebrates Sticker Art With Sticky Situation at Cluster Saturday

    Stickers are not just for stationary. Ink Monstr, a graphic design and print shop, will be taking over Cluster Studios for Sticky Situation, a one-night-only elite art show and competition on Saturday, October 18. And you can help choose the artist who moves on to the national contest. See also: R ... More >>

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    October 13, 2014

    Photos: Miley Cyrus Spoofs Westword Pot Cover on Instagram

    We always appreciate it when men and women of genius acknowledge our work. So our imagine our delight when we discovered that Miley Cyrus, recently lauded by our own Kiernan Maletsky as pop's greatest role model, used Instagram to put herself into a vintage Westword cover illustration. See what we m ... More >>

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    October 9, 2014

    How the Legalization of Weed Is Bringing Musicians to Colorado

    Artists and weed go together like heavy drinking and pizza, so it's no surprise to see musicians hanging out at dispensaries. Even many musicians who don't smoke have stopped by to see what the burgeoning scene has to offer and lend their support. Native Roots Apothecary, located near 16th Street ... More >>

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    October 7, 2014

    Photos: Musicians Buying (Legal) Weed in Denver

    The legalization of marijuana for recreational use has brought an influx of musicians to Colorado. Some are interested in participating in the changing culture and some just want to experience the novelty of buying legal weed. They get to check out Colorado's newest retail product; we get more conce ... More >>

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    July 8, 2014

    My vacation that Facebook, Twitter and Instagram didn't see

    I went on vacation last weekend. By vacation, I mean that my boyfriend and I drove ninety minutes outside of Denver to spend the Fourth of July weekend in the beautiful mountain town of Estes Park because nature and the city are not far apart in Colorado, which is why everyone is moving here -- whi ... More >>

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    July 3, 2014
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    July 1, 2014

    Breastfeeding pics on social media: Jeanna Hoch on critics, Facebook after account blocked again

    Last month, we told you about Jeanna Hoch, who went public after Facebook suspended her account due to the presence of breastfeeding photos -- images the site explicitly allows. Hoch's page was reinstated after the media circulated her story. But she was temporarily blocked from posting new content ... More >>

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    May 16, 2014

    Photos: Dog the Bounty Hunter gets into a car chase in Lakewood

    Some makers of television shows and movies need to be lured to shoot in Colorado by state incentives: Witness the folks behind a new flick set to star Ashton Kutcher. But others just show up, including Duane "Dog the Bounty Hunter" Chapman and his wife Beth, who've been in town for the past few week ... More >>

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    April 1, 2014

    Walter McDonald on mindfulness, storytelling and reinventing the wheel

    Tattoos have colored most of Walter McDonald's life -- he got his first ink at age twelve and has been tattooing professionally for more than twenty years. Originally from Houston, he has lived in Colorado for 26 years, becoming a well-known name in the industry. He's now the owner of Lifetime Tatto ... More >>

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    March 11, 2014

    Ladylike hobbies: Photographing abortion protesters one Instagram at a time

    The hardest thing about being a feminist is the long hours. It's kind of like having a full-time job on top of having a regular job, because you're constantly having to watch your back and educate yourself and others on what lawmakers/the Internet/the general voting public is doing to undo certain u ... More >>

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    November 22, 2013

    Westword Whiteout tickets go on sale today -- your must-have accessory for winter!

    What's the must-have accessory this season? Tickets to the second annual Westword Whiteout Fashion Show, set for Thursday, January 30 at the McNichols Building in Civic Center Park. And this is your chance to snag those must-have tickets. See also: 2013 Whiteout Fashion Show through Instagram

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    November 13, 2013

    You'll feel naked without Westword Whiteout tickets -- and pre-sale starts today

    What's the must-have accessory this season? Tickets to the second annual Westword Whiteout Fashion Show, set for Thursday, January 30 at the McNichols Building in Civic Center Park. And this is your chance to snag those must-have tickets before they go on sale to the public. See also: 2013 Whiteout ... More >>

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    September 17, 2013

    Denver StreetHeart encourages people to connect with the city through street art

    Adam Lichty wants Denverites to walk more -- and see a lot more. That's the motivation for Denver Streetheart, which collects street art from around the city and shares photos on Instagram with Lichty's 1,500 followers. But he doesn't want the experience to stop there. He wants people to go out and ... More >>

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    February 25, 2013

    An Instagram tour of Artopia 2013

    Westword's annual Artopia event is a living, fire-breathing teenager. On Saturday, the SoCo celebration of Denver arts and culture rang in its eighteenth year with dozens of acts and artists at Vinyl, City Hall, Bar Standard, The Living Room and The Salty Dog, and we captured it all in a comprehensi ... More >>

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    February 18, 2013

    Marijuana: Top ten dry pipes on Instagram

    Ah, the joys of the Internet. Now all it takes is a quick search to see what your fellow ganja smokers are up to, and what pieces they are smoking out of. Browsing pictures of dry pipes last night, we came up with this list of our top ten Stoner MacGyver pipe pictures on the ubiquitous photo sharing ... More >>

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    February 8, 2013

    The fashions of Whiteout 2013 on Instagram

    Last night, Westword introduced its newest signature event, the Whiteout Fashion Show. In front of hundreds of guests at the McNichols Building, Whiteout combined artistic entrainment, free food and drinks and a live runway show featuring nine local designers and programs. For more scenes from the n ... More >>

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    January 23, 2013

    Photos: Our fifteen favorite Colorado sunsets on Instagram

    There's no shortage of beautiful shots of our fair state on Instagram, as we proved in our recent post highlighting the fifteen photos that will make out of staters surf to Expedia. But you'd be hard-pressed to find a more gorgeous collection than those gathered under the heading "coloradosunsets." ... More >>

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    January 22, 2013

    Win tickets to Icelantic's Winter on the Rocks 2013 with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

    While it's doubtful that even the most astute weatherperson can tell you if these unseasonably warm temps are going to hold, if this week's weather is any indication, this year's edition of the now annual Winter on the Rocks fiesta may be more like Indian Summer on the Rocks. Whatever the case, you ... More >>

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    January 16, 2013

    Beer calendar: Avery salutes the dictators; Denver Beer Co debuts its new barrel room

    Kim Jordan, the CEO of New Belgium Brewing in Fort Collins, is no longer the majority owner of the company she co-founded in 1991. Instead, Jordan is just one of 456 owners as of December 28, when she sold her family's 59 percent stake to the now 100 percent employee-owned entity that runs the compa ... More >>

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    January 7, 2013

    Fifteen Visit Colorado Instagram photos that'll make out-of-staters surf to Expedia

    Visit Colorado is dedicated to luring people from elsewhere in the U.S. to our fair state. Problem is, the organization's Instagram collection is so filled with gorgeous images that too many vacationers may decide to stay here permanently! Check out fifteen shots that caught our eye below.

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    January 4, 2013

    Ten cliche Instagram photos to avoid in 2013

    Despite its friendly approach to photo-sharing, Instagram has brought out the true photographer in all of us -- and might have scared that photographer away with its updated terms of use. As if Twitter and Facebook weren't enough to keep us entertained between thumb-swiping refresh rates, Instagram ... More >>

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    December 28, 2012

    10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (5 free!), December 28-31

    It's the end of the year -- and that means there are plenty of ways to blow your last bucks on extravagant champagne toasts and hotel rooftop parties. But why do that when you can spend this weekend having fun...without spending too much cash. Skip the fancy parties and spend the last weekend of 201 ... More >>

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    December 27, 2012

    Say "goodbye" to Instagram -- and six other Internet goals for 2013

    It's that time of year when we start to let go of what has happened over the last twelve months and look forward to doing things in a better way over the next twelve. Or if you're like me, it's just that time before the total hysteria of another year sets in and you proceed to re-up your diet pills, ... More >>

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    December 26, 2012

    Ten best Amendment 64-themed pictures on Instagram

    It's 2012 -- at least for a few more days. It was the year that recreational pot became legal in Colorado, and people sure do love bragging about their marijuana on social media. Instagram is a particular hotspot for Amendment 64-related picture posts. Continue reading for our ten favorite Colorado ... More >>

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    November 28, 2012

    Fifteen Instagram photos that turn the Denver Art Museum into art

    The Denver Art Museum is a work of art in and of itself -- inside and out. For proof, look no further than our gallery of shots from Instagram's #denverartmuseum category. Below, see fifteen images that caught our eye -- and be sure to click on the credit to see other work by the Instagrammers whos ... More >>

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    November 15, 2012
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    November 15, 2012
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    November 12, 2012

    Meet the 2012 Denver #WebAwards finalists

    It's time for the 2012 edition of Westword's Denver Web Awards, our annual celebration of Denver's greatest digital minds. Back at the end of September, we put out a call for you, dear readers, to nominate your favorite online projects and voices, and a team of Westword staffers and contributors has ... More >>

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    November 2, 2012

    Photos: Our fifteen favorites from the Just Colorado Things tumblr

    As anyone who's read our August post celebrating the fifty latest reasons Colorado is the best state in the country, we love celebrating the state we're in -- and so does the Just Colorado Things tumblr. The site definitely passes the truth-in-advertising test, featuring images that remind us how lu ... More >>

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    October 25, 2012

    Denver art in (and on) unusual places: Fifteen most memorable Instagram photos

    The popularity of our "Twenty most memorable Denver graffiti and street art photos on Instagram" post inspired us to explore the service's eye-popping Denver art category. We found plenty of amazing shots there, many featuring art in, on and around unusual people, places and things in our fair city. ... More >>

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    October 11, 2012

    Twenty most memorable Denver graffiti and street art photos on Instagram

    Art is all around us. For proof, look no further than the Denver graffiti category on Instagram, which features hundreds of shots in which buildings, railroad cars and plenty more are transformed into impromptu canvases. Below, see twenty that caught our eye -- and be sure to click on the credit to ... More >>

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    October 8, 2012

    Win tickets to see GRiZ at the Fox Theatre

    Fresh on the heels of supporting Big Gigantic at Red Rocks a few weekends ago comes word that GRiZ will be headlining a show of his own at the recently renovated Fox Theatre. ThisSongIsSick announced the show on Friday, and it sold out in six hours. We have a pair of tickets to the show. You and a g ... More >>

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    October 3, 2012

    Ten best places to watch the presidential debate tonight

    Some sports fans and barflies are going to be very unhappy tonight. That's when many of their favorite bars will switch channels from whatever game is on to the first of the three presidential debates, which will be happening right here, at the University of Denver. Those tickets are impossible to c ... More >>

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    October 2, 2012

    Debate 2012: Take an Instagram tour of the preparation behind the big event

    It's almost time: Depending on your political alliance and your favorite beers, chances are you've already chosen who you're going to vote for in the upcoming presidential election. But have you chosen where you're going to watch the debate? Stayed tuned to Westword for our upcoming list of the best ... More >>

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    September 20, 2012

    Readers: Colfax has the best sign porn...but Colorado Boulevard comes close

    Sign porn! Denver is a showplace for amazing signage from across the decades. For proof, look no further than #denversignporn, a popular Instagram hashtag. That's what Michael Roberts did, and then compiled some of the best examples of this particular brand of porn in this Latest Word post.

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    August 17, 2012

    Photos: Top ten Colorado marijuana-porn shots on Instagram

    Back in the paranoid '90s, when I started toking, you didn't want to tell too many people that you smoked cannabis -- and you certainly didn't want to be photographed using it. Times have certainly changed.

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    August 15, 2012

    Photos: Denver International Airport Instagram gallery

    Denver International Airport is one of the city's biggest Instagram categories, and after looking through our DIA gallery below. The airport and the people using it look so good you may never want to leave. Check out the collection below, and click on the names in the credits to see each photog's w ... More >>

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    July 26, 2012

    Photos: Aurora theater shooting Instagram gallery sad, inspired, angry

    Instagram isn't just a creative tool. It's also a way for people to visually process their feelings -- and that's certainly the case when it comes to the Aurora theater shootings. The images we found vary from mournful to inspirational to livid and back again. Check out the collection below, and cl ... More >>

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    June 29, 2012

    Waldo Canyon fire update: One death, 347 homes destroyed, 20K threatened

    Update:Firefighters made progress against the Waldo Canyon fire near Colorado Springs yesterday -- enough to get a better sense of the destruction that took place the previous day. The number of homes destroyed had been estimated at north of 300, and that proved all too accurate. Thus far, 347 homes ... More >>

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    June 29, 2012

    Photos: Most beautiful Instagram shots of terrible Colorado wildfires

    Colorado may never have seen a wildfire season like this one. With the High Park fire near Fort Collins, the Waldo Canyon fire outside of Colorado Springs and Boulder's Flagstaff fire burning, it's only natural that Instagram photographers would turn their attentions toward the flames, creating imag ... More >>

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    June 26, 2012

    Enjoy these dancing GIFs of Westword Music Showcase revelers

    This just in: the 2012 Westword Music Showcase was a smashing success. Despite the heat, the crowd brought out some of their flyest dance moves (and "dance moves"). Let yourself be hypnotized by these GIFs, and take some notes for next time, folks.

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    June 24, 2012

    Hottest one yet! 2012 Westword Music Showcase attracts even more fans this year

    Holy Moses! It's no stretch to say that yesterday was the hottest day of the summer. Literally. Not only did the late news reports back this up, but we're pretty sure if you ask anyone in the sea of people who attended the eighteenth annual Westword Music Showcase, they'll co-sign this claim -- well ... More >>

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    June 21, 2012
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    June 15, 2012

    Photos: Twenty amazing Instagram looks at Boulder

    Last week, we shared twenty amazing Instagram looks at Denver. This week, it's Boulder's turn. We trolled through the oodles of Boulder-related snaps manipulated and shared using the app and chose twenty that show off the city, its surrounding environs and the people who make it home in a fabulous ... More >>

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    June 12, 2012

    Visit the Denver Zoo, as seen by Instagram users

    Instagram is the latest, and obviously the hippest, photo-sharing app; it allows anyone with a smartphone to play amateur photographer, transforming regular old snapshots into filtered, fogged and color-tinted works of art at the touch of a finger. Search "Denver" on Statigram, one of the app's web ... More >>

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    June 6, 2012

    Visit the Denver Art Museum through the eyes of Instagram users

    If you're reading this, someone you know -- and probably you, too -- uses Instagram, the smartphone photo app that has approximately 1 gazillion users, was sold last month to Facebook for $1 billion and, most important, is the latest vehicle for everyone to take photos of themselves in the bathroom. ... More >>

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    June 4, 2012

    Photos: Twenty amazing Instagram looks at Denver

    Why did Facebook pay $1 billion for Instagram? You'll have to ask Mark Zuckerberg. But there's no question the photo-sharing program is a wonderful way for shutterbugs to showcase their work -- and snaps from Denver demonstrate the creativity boasted by so many of our friends and neighbors. Check ou ... More >>

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    February 20, 2012

    The Forkly iPhone app update should please Instagram users

    Denver-based Forkly, the iPhone app that encourages users to share photos of what they're eating while out and rate the dish, debuted a new look Friday with its 2.0 update, one that will be familiar to users of one of the most popular photo apps around.

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