Carrie Vaughn is missing. It's a little after ten on a Sunday morning, and this year's MileHiCon -- Colorado's oldest science-fiction and fantasy convention -- is beginning its third and final day. In a Hyatt Regency Tech Center meeting room, a panel titled "Literary Genre or Marketing Label?" is f ... More >>
You really, really don't want to have the reputation of being the worst Halloween candy-giving house on the block. So don't hand out Tootsie Rolls, candy corn or those nefarious orange-and-black-wrapped chewy things. And don't even think about gifting trick-or-treaters with shwag like toothbrushes o ... More >>
Every autumn brings an interesting array of pumpkin, pumpkin spice and pumpkin pie-flavored eats and drinks -- some of which are far more palatable than others. Because every autumn, we can always count on a marketing menu of strange, unusual and even intolerable pumpkin items that somebody, somewh ... More >>
We Americans waste food -- and lots of it. A recent report by the Natural Resources Defense Council's food and agriculture program determined that Americans discard 40 percent of the food supply every year, and the average American family of four annually throws away an equivalent of up to $2,275 in ... More >>
It never fails: Just when I become emotionally -- and occasionally physically -- attached to a certain fast-food item, the corporate overlords snatch it away like fiendish villains in a Joss Whedon movie (or one of his TV shows that hasn't been cancelled prematurely). Okay, so some items don't sell ... More >>
Katie Reinisch kept her cool through four years at the Colorado Legislature, when she was communications director for the Senate Democrats, so it's not surprising that she's having a blast running her own frozen-yogurt spot. "It's so fun, and I'm learning so much," she says. "I'm actually creating j ... More >>
Mrs. Fields Famous Brands, which owns both the Mrs. Fields cookie chain and TCBY Yogurt, has relocated its corporate headquarters from Salt Lake City to Broomfield. Mrs. Fields -- and yes, there really is a Mrs. (Debbie) Fields, who opened her first chocolate chip cookie store in 1977 -- has a five- ... More >>
Colorado has a new NASCAR team called Slice Racing. Want to know more about it? We do, too. But at this point, the secret folks behind this secret team are keeping most of the details secret.
The city of Lafayette has been hosting the Quaker Oatmeal Festival since 1996. This annual celebration starts with an oatmeal breakfast, which leads into an oatmeal baking contest, a health fair and a 5k run, and ends with hundreds of people getting plenty of fiber in their diets -- and free, full-s ... More >>
While you might want to spend your day pulling pranks on your coworkers, that doesn't mean you don't still have a full weekend ahead of you. It's okay if you spent all your money on whoopee cushions (we did), because since its First Friday, there are tons of events to hit up on the che ... More >>
This morning, Peter Boyles spent part of his KHOW morning show wondering if we should be taking potassium iodide to protect ourselves against radiation from the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. And at this writing, the main story on the CBS4 home page asks, "Could Japan's Radi ... More >>
That special day is coming right up. The day when your significant other -- whether it's on credit or true love -- will ask what you're going to make for dinner. If it's not reservations, you need to plan your Valentine's Day evening very, very carefully. Here's what not to do:
A reasonable query if there ever was one.Earlier today, as we were trolling the crevices of the Internet, we came across this resolved question in Yahoo! Answers about 3OH!3's hit song, "Starstrukk," from Want, the act's Photo Finish debut in 2008.
Ben DaytonCharged with the task of interviewing the common folk of Denver for Westword, my weekly quest to speak with interesting characters about the pressing issues of our time found me in an alley on Capitol Hill, where I found a part-time graffiti writer who identified himself only as Kod ... More >>
The blank canvas.Granted, chili is something of a sacred thing -- and the nature of that sacredness varies, depending on where you were brought up, and what your grandma ladled into a bowl. Still, there are some things that you can do to chili that seem like anathema, whether or not you belie ... More >>
A Flickr photoSee ya, Herbie Husker.In Nebraska, the Cornhuskers' likely leap to the Big 10 is the biggest news since the temporary discontinuation of red M&Ms. Note that the Omaha World-Herald is live blogging today's regents meeting on the subject. Also in the World-Herald: A CU official s ... More >>
The Place: Parallel 17, 1600 East 17th Avenue, 303-399-0988 The Hours: Monday 3 p.m. until 10 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. The Deal: Food specials include six Asian-inspired small plates, ranging in price from $3 to $5. Drink specials include beer, wine and house ... More >>
Photos from one of the 180 Colorado bank robberies so far this year.There have been nine bank robberies in the Denver area this week, three each on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. With developments like this, it may seem like Colorado is getting overrun by stick-up artists -- and, in actuality ... More >>
travel.webshots.comNo complaints here! Big news in the Post yesterday: Out of the ten busiest airports in the country, Denver International Airport had the fewest flier complaints about security screeners. But don't tell mysterious blogger Dark Damian, who just posted "An Open Letter to the TSA A ... More >>
A year ago, we came to you with a simple pink maltball that tasted like Barbie, and the Candy Girls were born. In addition to this momentous anniversary, Aubrey has even bigger news to commemorate with the birth of her baby boy last night! What better way to celebrate the concurre ... More >>
Have you been searching high and low for a way to demonstrate your fondness for the Denver Nuggets and feed your sweet-tooth at the same time? In a word, "no." But now you can. The National Basketball Association and MyMMs.com, an M&Ms spinoff that allows folks to personalize their hard-coated candy ... More >>
As you were. Today in Cafe Society: • Boulder's renegade lunch lady. • The Kitchen celebrates its fifth birthday. • Samba Brasil Cafe & Grill dances to a June beat. • Five stars at 30,000 feet. • Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs and the Waffle Brothers to serve food at the Denver Rescue Mission. ... More >>
Last week, Aubrey was off cavorting in San Diego while Liz was stuck at home, forced to sample some of the grossest candy in Candy Girls' history. It wasn't all fun and games for Aubrey, however, as she had promised to bring back strange and unknown treats from IKEA and Trader Joe's for us to sample ... More >>
"Colorado Needs a New Drug (To Raise Taxes On)," an editorial in today's Denver Post, suggests that Colorado has already boosted taxes on cigarettes as much as it can -- so in order to raise the revenue needed to trim the current budget deficit, lawmakers should consider attaching levies to other ... More >>
We found this mysterious pack of Wild Cherry M&M's tucked away in the wrong box at our local Walgreens. There didn't seem to be a display of them, and a search for like packages proved fruitless. We also haven't run across them in any other stores, leaving us wondering about the origins of our mys ... More >>
This week, the Candy Girls decided to try a few of the limited edition flavors released by the Mars candy company to celebrate the release of the first Indiana Jones film in almost 20 years. The Snickers Adventure Bar promises to "Satisfy your taste for adventure! Rich Chocolate. Crunchy nuts. And a ... More >>
Justin Pierre's brain never stops, even when his mouth can't keep up with it.
It's All Relative
Colorado has become one of the country's hubs for teaching, and learning, how to feel bad.
A recently exhumed handbook reveals the secrets to playing music and staying happy.
Sex harassment in the state prison system is no joke. So why is this man laughing?