I used to smoke cigarettes when I was a dumb teenager. I quit, though. And while I try not to pass judgment on my friends who still smoke them, I find burning tobacco to be among the most foul and offensive odors ever. I'm not alone. It's why we have bans on smoking cigarettes in bars, restaurants, ... More >>
The members of the Fine Gentleman's Club make no secret about how much they love getting high. Over the last year, some of us at Westword have had a lot of fun smoking up with comedians and musicians and asking them oddball questions that have nothing to do with anything important. In the course of ... More >>
Over the years, Fort Collins has amassed a cauldron of awards: top downtown in the country; a best vacation destination for beer lovers; one of the ten best cities to retire; a top-ten college town; and the best city in which to live -- and work -- if you're a young professional. The only thing miss ... More >>
No matter how much designers and marketers might try to stereotype fashion as menswear and womenswear, style remains rebellious and defiant by nature. Local taste-maker Ryan Bailey, a biology major and Washington native, embraces his own skin -- and looks flaw-free while doing so. Continue reading t ... More >>
When Strange Brewing Company opened in May 2010 and kicked off a wave of new craft brewery development in the Denver area that continues to grow astronomically, owners Tim Myers and John Fletcher became the godfathers to some of those who followed, offering help, advice and support to anyone who ask ... More >>
Could there really be any confusion between Strange Brewing Company, a two-year-old microbrewery in Denver, and Strange Brew Beer & Wine Making Supplies, a shop in Marlboro, Massachusetts? That's what the shop's attorneys think, and they recently sent a letter to Strange Brewing warning that "your c ... More >>
Something strange is going on. In September, as Denver's Strange Brewing was gearing up for a small expansion as well as the Great American Beer Festival, owners John Fletcher and Tim Myers got a letter from a lawyer demanding that they change their name. See also: - De Steeg Brewing will open on ... More >>
Denver's Discreet Dispensary is anything but discreet. Though the huge, old, brown-brick industrial building it occupies off Brighton Boulevard does blend in with the warehouses, auto body shops and junk yards that surrounds it, the huge green crosses on the front and smell of skunk in the ai ... More >>
Naughty dessert? Nope. Breakfast trend. If you hear it from the Food Channel, then it must be true. Every week, the network serves up another list, hoping that bloggers and other publications will bite. Which we did last week -- right before we gagged over the Food Channel's top ten breakfa ... More >>
With Valentine's Day upon us once again, love is in the air. Birds are tweeting, butterflies are floating on the gentle breeze, and Internet connections are blinking away as the lovelorn hit up their hard-working little modems and wireless routers to locate a date. Finding that date can be ... More >>
Reason #2"You live at 1283 South Elm Street? Awesome. That house rules. I'll make that delivery first and these three other deliveries afterward." If you're a customer who relies on pizza delivery, you want the pizza guy to say that about your address. For some reason -- probably one you're ... More >>
On our first night in town, Laura, the kid and I had only one overwhelming concern: where to get a little dinner. And rather than drive down into Avon, we decided to take our chances in the minor utopia that is Beaver Creek Village. It was beautiful (as was only to be expected) and it was l ... More >>
This sibling of Sushi Den is absolutely stunning.
8.24.07 Le Meridien Hotel Resort Bora Bora, French Polynesia South Pacific Subject: Death on the Zero Horizon PBC, A fatality introduced me to Niko and Chad a few days ago in Papeete, Tahiti. I had just arrived from Auckland and was settled in by the pool at my hotel, sneaking spikes of rum ... More >>
Kiwi International Hotel Auckland, New Zealand Boss, My sketchy travel mode had to catch up with me at some point, so I guess I'm glad it happened here instead of, say, Zambia. At any rate, I came into the Auckland airport kinda loopy as I finally got SOMEONE to take those bunk biz-class upgrade v ... More >>
Need a knife, a bong or maybe a soccer ball? Clara Market on East Colfax Avenue has it all -- just bring food stamps.
Doug and Wendy Ishii are more than mere players in the realms of science and theater.
Where there's smoke, there's ire.
Look out, Cherry Hills: The world's coming to Denver.
Reeves is back in black, and there's more hell to pay.
A smokin' deal
Anne Landman has dedicated her life to being a pain in the ash. Will it make a difference come election time?
Thirty miles of developments, drunks and dreams -- the ultimate road trip.
Mature Home Room provides insight into the aftermath of school shootings.
Verse comes to worse at the National Poetry Slam.
Marlene Roulliard broke free from a vicious cycle and founded the Women's Empowerment Circle.
Demons Dance Alone
The Residents' Petting Zoo (Cryptic/East)Side Digital)
We brake for jerky, America's fastest-growing snack food.
Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House
New management doesn't mean the Rockies will be a new team.
International Mr. Leather Bruce Chopnik wants to tell the world: It's a new day for gays and Coors.
The owners of a downtown strip club do a dirty dance with Denver's zoning codes.
Laundered money, the shadow of big tobacco, and a blubbering court reporter: The wild trial over Colorado's Amendment 15.
Tobacco lobbyists do a smokin' business with politicians.
Last June in Costa Rica, the tobacco lobby was berry, berry good to two Colorado legislators.
Sit back and relax. You're on the bus to Mexico.
The AG's campaign fund is nicotine-stained--and critics say she's dragging her feet on tobacco suits.
AT THIS NORTHWEST DENVER WAKE, A GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL--EVEN THE GUEST OF HONOR.
AMERICA'S LARGEST TOBACCO COMPANY WANTS TO RUN SMOKERS OUT OF DENVER ON A RAIL.
COULD BE THE NEXT LEADER OF THE COLORADO KKK.ALL-AMERICAN GIRL SUGAR AND SPICE AND NOTHING VERY NICE--HERE'S THE KKK'S NEW LOOK.