Earlier this month, we noted that Denver had made the latest cut of cities being considered to host the 2016 Republican National Convention -- and today, GOP advisers are reportedly in town to scout the city. Where should they visit to get a sense of the Mile High City beyond the usual tourist attr ... More >>
Last night, Glendale's legendary strip club -- Shotgun Willie's -- closed forever. And right next door, in a $4 million building that was just a steel-beamed skeleton when we wrote about it back in August, a new-and-improved Shotgun Willie's opened for business. In the hours before the new strip cl ... More >>
Amendments to Denver's marijuana ordinance have been decried by critics, including the ACLU, as a "sniff test" that would recriminalize behavior made legal by Amendment 64, which lets adults 21 and over use and possess small amounts of cannabis. Denver City Councilwoman Susan Shepherd also has grav ... More >>
Yesterday, the Denver City Council's Amendment 64 committee considered proposed marijuana ordinance amendments that include what critics have branded a "sniff test." The city makes its case via several new documents shared below -- including one that includes a photo of Moe from The Simpsons showing ... More >>
"I am bullet stopping building crashing weapon," sings Adam Stone in his song Steel. "I don't feel anger panic envy or aggression, yes I could fly and could withstand the fires of hell." Yes, Stone has formed his own theater production company, Screw Tooth, but he also sings. And at 8 p.m. this Sat ... More >>
Employers would be allowed to fire employees for smoking marijuana off-site under a recommendation endorsed by the Amendment 64 Task Force on Tuesday. Members also voted to support a marijuana DUI bill and to recommend education for juveniles in possession of less than an ounce of pot. But they coul ... More >>
The hydraulic fracturing process involves pumping chemicals into the ground to free oil and gas reserves trapped in tight shale formations. The debate over fracking's environmental risks isn't all that different; it's become a battle to squeeze a few facts out of stubbornly entrenched forces, amid a ... More >>
This past year has been tough for many people, and we're eager to kiss 2012 goodbye. In hopes that 2013 will turn out to be much luckier for many, we invited some of the town's cultural tastemakers -- entrepreneurs and entertainers we're lucky to have in Denver -- to answer a trio of questions. We ... More >>
This past year has been tough for many people, and we're eager to kiss 2012 goodbye. In hopes that 2013 will turn out to be much luckier for many, we invited some of the town's cultural tastemakers -- entrepreneurs and entertainers we're lucky to have in Denver -- to answer a trio of questions. We e ... More >>
While the area around the new University of Colorado Health Sciences Center is booming, the buildings CU left behind a decade ago stand abandoned, and the property is now on its third developer. The city is ready for something, anything, to go there. Well, maybe not anything, say the Walmartyrs.
From Pennsylvania to West Virginia (and Colorado), pictures of bright orange, iron-laced water pouring down streams and out of kitchen faucets have been shared by activists to demonstrate the dangers of coal mining. But one photo scheduled for display before Congress' energy and mineral resources su ... More >>
Destroyer (due at the Bluebird Theater this Saturday, June 9) released its last album, Kaputt, in January 2011. More than a year and a half later, Dan Bejar, the act's distant, notoriously cryptic frontman has no idea where the change -- the romantic experiment and distinctly new direction -- came f ... More >>
Wikimedia Commons"Think of it as American Idol meets Bill Nye the Science Guy," says David Grinspoon, astrobiology curator of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. This is his best description of FameLab, an international competition for young scientists that has made its way across the p ... More >>
And if you'll look to my right, gentlemen...In this crazy culture of individuality, people like to express themselves. They like to personalize their personal things so that everybody will know how personal they are, because our lives in the culture of personalization hinge on the assumption ... More >>
We're not going to lie and tell you we haven't been spending an unhealthy amount of time at the newly opened 1UP recently, because we have, and we're not ashamed of it at all. So when we saw this flier for the mythical Magic Cyclops arcade cabinet, we couldn't help but be excited and impresse ... More >>
If the Interwebs are to be believed, Josh Allen may just be the funniest wordsmith Denver has to offer. His 40,000-follower Twitter feed @fireland has been named among the best by the likes of the New York Times, the Washington Post, Gawker and Boing Boing, thanks to his 140-word gems like "I ... More >>
WWEAPD?To a greater extent than is the case with most authors, Edgar Allan Poe's life story lived up to his writing. Always infused with suspense, paranoia and creeping insanity, Poe's stories and poetry belied his troubled existence, which included marrying his thirteen-year-old cousin and m ... More >>
FoodtubesA proposal for food delivery under LondonWhile food is necessary for survival, the energy waste involved in the delivery of food is anything but. Now the UK-based Foodtubes Project thinks it has the solution: a system of underground food- delivery pipelines powered by air pressure. ... More >>
Anthony CameraAndrea Merida. Last month, the DPS school board held a day-long retreat at the district's Balarat Outdoor Education Center. The seven-member board is divided on many issues, with four members in the majority and three -- including Andrea Merida, the subject of this week's featur ... More >>
Coming soon to DVD.Call us jaded. GOP gubernatorial hopeful Dan Maes has spun so many bizarre and jaw-dropping yarns, about everything from his generous mileage reimbursements to being fired as a Kansas cop because he dared to investigate his future in-laws' gambling activities, that we're no ... More >>
In hopes of revamping its image as an industrial hellhole, Commerce City has hired an economic development consultancy to recast the berg as a diverse, forward-thinking municipality. The $80,000 the city is paying Texas-based AngelouEconomics should buy plenty of dreamy PowerPoint presentations. ... More >>
An excerpt from a "Martino TV" PowerPoint. A blog yesterday shared sales documents associated with Martino TV, an upcoming program starring self-proclaimed "Troubleshooter" Tom Martino. The show charges businesses to receive the de facto endorsement of its star, who appears in regular consumer-advo ... More >>
A Flickr photo I've always thought that having an alien encounter would be a curse. From that point on, your sanity would always be in question. Unless of course, you hang with a crowd that believes little green men have been snooping around our houses and backyards for centuries. That was the kin ... More >>
Most Americans probably don't know that Canada has replaced Saudi Arabia as our primary source of imported oil. And fewer still have any idea that much of the Canadian oil, refined into gasoline at places like Suncor Energy's plant in Commerce City, is some of the nastiest stuff on earth, obtained a ... More >>
Wednesday, March 25, Walnut Room, 303-292-1700.
This week, we present “Byrne After Reading,” our new advice column by musician/artist (and former Talking Heads frontman) David Byrne. Dear David: I am a singer who used to be in a popular and highly influential ’80s band until we broke up because we all hated each other. Since then, I have p ... More >>
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