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    July 10, 2014

    Getting started with Dungeons & Dragons

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2014

    Six musicians who should have been pro wrestlers

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2014

    Six nu-metal bands you shouldn't be ashamed to like

    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 >>

  • News

    December 12, 2013
  • Music

    October 31, 2013

    Hezekiah Goode

    Two Billion Acres of Salt

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2013

    Jolt collaborates with Little Man to give LoHi a new landmark

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2013

    Five stupid things the kids are doing today to get loaded and get off

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    Five fast-food chains that should NOT serve breakfast

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2013

    Five fast-food trend fails of 2012 -- including the ruination of bacon!

    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 >>

  • Music

    October 11, 2012

    Jack's Smirking Revenge

    Project Arcturus

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    October 5, 2012

    10 things to do for $10 (7 free!) this weekend, October 5-7

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    "It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)" provides soundtrack to enlightenment -- and being fired

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    Photos: Ten weirdest new posts on Denver Craigslist

    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.

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    The great debate: Andrew Orvedahl and Jef Otte settle their parenting differences like men

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    The Worst Moments from SXSW 2012

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Thursday 3/15/2012

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    Ten authentic Irish drinking songs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    Realize your worst nightmare with the zombie 5K run

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    The Legend of Zelda Symphony at Boettcher on April 7

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    The hard cell: Ditch the electronics when you're in a restaurant

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Medical marijuana: Rep. Cindy Acree says MMJ edibles ban needed to protect children, patients

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Chef and Tell, part two: Geoffrey Groditski on incompetent culinary school grads, pounds of butter and the whole hog

    Lori Midson​ Geoffrey Groditski The Fort 19192 Highway 8, Morrison 303-697-4771 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    Drinking Made Easy made for a great party at Govnr's Park

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    A real life superhero repository

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    Quick, react: Four Loko banned by the FDA

    Bye bye, Four Loko​As 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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Marijuana legalization: Did Obama's "pot cheat sheet" kill California's Proposition 19?

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2010

    RIP: A dozen dead (or almost-dead) soft drinks

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2009

    Spike It: Top six things that could be improved by caffeine

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2009

    A Crush on Cans: Ball Packaging

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2009

    The List: Minor leagues

    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 >>

  • News

    April 2, 2009
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    October 29, 2008

    REI: The real white house

    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 >>

  • Music

    October 2, 2008
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    June 9, 2008
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    September 25, 2007

    Confessions of a Halo Addict

    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 >>

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    June 21, 2007
  • Dining

    September 28, 2006

    Morrison Inn

    On the rocks at Red Rocks.

  • Film

    July 20, 2006

    Unreal Estate

    Cartoon kids poke around Spielberg's Monster House.

  • Dining

    April 27, 2006

    House of Kabob

    Sticking with it

  • Film

    December 8, 2005

    Snow Bored

    Extreme sports might be fun, but First Descent is not.

  • Calendar

    June 2, 2005

    Mood Swing

    Swing for the fences in Glenwood Springs

  • Dining

    March 4, 2004

    Drunk of the Week

    Chopper's Sports Grill

  • Calendar

    December 11, 2003

    Heartful Dodgers

    The Last Good Season hits a homer

  • Film

    January 17, 2002

    Zoom Through Doom

    Black Hawk Down pays grim, gritty homage to real American warriors.

  • Dining

    December 6, 2001


    Tidings of Good Cake

  • Music

    November 1, 2001


    A new local indie label has got something to Shagg about.

  • Dining

    April 26, 2001

    The Bite

    Area shoppers give in to the power of cheese.

  • Calendar

    February 18, 1999
  • Calendar

    August 27, 1998

    Night & Day

    August 27 - September 2, 1998

  • Music

    June 5, 1997

    Fiddling About

    The Fiddlin' Foresters are at home on the range.

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