Psst, hey kid -- want to go on an adventure? Fight some fearsome beasts, save the day, take home some loot? Maybe collect a shitload of polyhedral dice and a stack of arcane rulebooks as tall as you are? Sound fun? Then step into the world of pen-and-paper roleplaying -- so-called to distinguish the ... More >>
Did you watch the most recent Wrestlemania? I didn't. I also haven't had a Mountain Dew in seven years. I guess this means I'm finally an real adult, which means I should do the mature thing and write a list for an audience of people who are mostly hung-over and sitting in cubicles. This week, I'll ... More >>
There's a lot of bad music out there. There are always people debating genres like contemporary country & Western and top 40 music, but at the end of the day, the most reviled and defenseless genre of all is nu-metal. Too whiny to be intimidating and too dumb to be complimented on its wimpiness, nu- ... More >>
Two Billion Acres of Salt
LoHi is one of the hottest real estate markets in town -- and Little Man Ice Cream is one of the businesses that's made the area so cool. The man behind the iconic Little Man just teamed up with Jolt, a graffiti artist and Westword MasterMind, to create another landmark for the neighborhood: a mural ... More >>
Okay so apparently the teenagers are licking each other's effin eyeballs to get freaky, as if the kids today weren't already doing enough regular, everyday stupid shit like texting and driving, not learning to read and taking nude pics of their underage selves for Internet posterity. At least us Gen ... More >>
Customers are very fortunate to have fast-food chains that offer adequate -- if not 100 percent nutritious or gourmet -- breakfast menus for those days when flipping pancakes or cracking eggs at home isn't time-efficient. And fast-food patrons are also fortunate that not every chain offers breakfast ... More >>
The past year was a titillating one for fast-food trends. Yes, 2012 brought us healthy on-the-go, as well as sticky, cheese-covered drive-thru fodder that will linger in our colons well into 2013. We've seen the fast-food versions of the good, the bad and the ugly -- good things like healthier kid's ... More >>
October is finally here, and that means pumpkin beer, butternut squash soup and Halloween-themed events all month. But you won't have to fork over a ton of cash to get in on the fun. We've rounded up ten events this weekend that all cost less than $10, from people-watching at a zombie dash to seeing ... More >>
We all have it -- that one song that stopped us in our tracks the first time we ever heard it, that continues to give us pause each and every time it's played, and we each have a song -- and a story that goes along with it. Deep Cuts is our latest feature, in which we share the personal stories behi ... More >>
In April, we collected the ten weirdest posts on Denver Craigslist -- and since then, the strangeness supply has definitely been restocked. Below, check out our picks for the most bizarre recent items to turn up on the site. As before, they're not all for sale -- but they're all plenty twisted.
The beef started on Facebook. Creeped out by last week's TIME cover story about attachment parenting -- you know, the weird one with the preschool-age kid standing on a stool and suckling his mom's tit -- I penned an essay for the Village Voice about how much attachment parenting sucks and posted it ... More >>
The last few days, Village Voice Media's indefatigable music staff has been regaling you with stories of the best from SXSW 2012. In the midst of these discoveries, we've been culling another list: the worst shit. The acts that ranged from huge bore-fests to downright lame. Below, you'll find our cr ... More >>
If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music e ... More >>
Finding an Irish soundtrack for a St. Patrick's Day celebration doesn't take a lot of exhaustive research. Generic "Best of Ireland" compilations abound in outlet stores, on iTunes and even on racks in gas stations, collections that feature anonymous artists playing generic versions of traditional C ... More >>
Luckily, they aren't the running zombies. The "Run for your Lives" zombie 5K obstacle course is coming to Colorado this summer, where fitness freaks bored by the running routine will have to dodge "zombies" -- volunteers complete with fake blood and lumbering steps -- as part of the race. It's lik ... More >>
Gamers and Geeks, rejoice! Here's another reason to leave the house besides MileHiCon and the occasional run to stock up on Mountain Dew and pizza bagels: The local premier of The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses, a four-part symphony celebrating the storied franchise's theme music over th ... More >>
Welcome to In the Weeds. Kyle will be right with you -- most likely to complain about something. Usually he is pleasant, but this is his place to blow off some steam. Don't take it personally; he just needs to vent because he's been doing this for about thirteen years. Enjoy your meal. Some ... More >>
Cindy Acree.We recently told you about HB 1250, a bill that appeared to ban the medical marijuana edibles industry in Colorado. Since then, there's been debate among MMJ community members -- fueled in part by articles like this -- about whether or not that was true. But in advance of today's ... More >>
Lori Midson Geoffrey Groditski The Fort 19192 Highway 8, Morrison 303-697-4771 www.thefort.com This is part one of my interview with Geoffrey Groditski, executive chef of The Fort. In part one of that interview, Groditski raps on his $40,000 mistake, raw bull's balls and how pine nuts ma ... More >>
The Govnr's Park crew enjoys the show.There was more cheering and drinking than watching at Govnr's Park last night, but it was definitely a party. HDNet was finally airing the Denver episode of Drinking Made Easy, and Govnr's Park had attracted a good crowd for its official watch party. "I' ... More >>
KIROTV in Lynwood, Washington recently reported a story about a real-life superhero named Phoenix Jones who stopped a car theft by chasing the man down the street. Weird, but not unheard of in this post-Kick-Ass world. In fact, there is an entire website devoted to these real world superheroe ... More >>
Bye bye, Four LokoAs expected, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration -- the cop-calling Debbie Downer in a room full of people who just want to party -- decided yesterday that caffeinated alcoholic beverages are unsafe and gave a handful of companies, including Phusion Products, which makes F ... More >>
Why did Proposition 19, the CA pot legalization measure, fail? One reason might have been Obama administration antagonism exemplified by the memo "Marijuana legalization: A bad idea." As Colorado begins the march to a 2012 legalization measure, let's see if Obama's "pot cheat sheet" holds up ... More >>
Soda, like most everything else in the world, has a lifespan. Some sodas live long and prosper, while others die and fade away (or, as is true of a few on this list, end up in the bargain section at Walmart). This list is devoted to those drinks that quenched our thirst, kept us awake, and ... More >>
They spiked jerky. Why not bananas?Ah, caffeine. The most wonderful of all stimulants. The most legal of all stimulants, more to the point. Is there anything that can't be improved by the judicious -- or injudicious -- addition of caffeine? Apparently not, since the last few years have seen a ... More >>
It's American Craft Beer Week - seven days that even the United States Congress felt should be set aside for drinking micro brews. But Colorado's beer culture is worth a deeper look, since 100 craft breweries operated here in 2008, producing 75,000 barrels of delicious beer. Of particular interest ... More >>
These weekly lists are often easy to put together. I review a Mexican restaurant, I can make a list of other Mexican restaurants I love. I write about Chinese food, I can list a half-dozen other places to get good duck. But this week? Not so much. I've been sitting here, wracking my brain trying ... More >>
A deeper shade of pale. As a Denver native, I’ve integrated myself into the culture of this city, knowing that on any given day I will see: someone in fleece; four forest green ski/bike racked Subaru station wagons; and that guy/gal who dresses in shorts, sandals and a parka with a hood. Even ... More >>
Last night, at 12:01 a.m., the final chapter in the Halo trilogy was released. At my neighborhood Game Crazy, thirty or forty people had gathered to be among the first in this time zone to get their hands on the game. Two of them had been there since 4 p.m. When I arrived at 10, there were already 1 ... More >>
On the rocks at Red Rocks.
Cartoon kids poke around Spielberg's Monster House.
Sticking with it
Extreme sports might be fun, but First Descent is not.
Swing for the fences in Glenwood Springs
Chopper's Sports Grill
The Last Good Season hits a homer
Black Hawk Down pays grim, gritty homage to real American warriors.
Tidings of Good Cake
A new local indie label has got something to Shagg about.
Area shoppers give in to the power of cheese.
August 27 - September 2, 1998
The Fiddlin' Foresters are at home on the range.