Podcasts are in tune with the democratized spirit of internet media; anyone with a microphone and a computer can offer their listeners unlimited hours of recordings, usually for free. Limited only by their imaginations, podcasters have a freedom of expression unrestricted by commerce, censorship ... More >>
Like many who call Denver home, Jayce "FL" Cabell of hip-hop collective the Foodchain enjoys weed. But the reason his most recent album, Young Amsterdam, includes plenty of marijuana imagery and was released on 4/20 has more to do with the interest in Colorado's weed culture than it does with his ow ... More >>
Music is life -- or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon, now. Sharing is caring. Don't ... More >>
Our post breaking down new cycling experiments meant to turn Boulder into a living bicycle laboratory sparked mostly approving comments for the city's efforts. But one reader believes Boulder still has quite a way to go before it reaches world-class status -- and he offers an example.
News broke this week that a professor at Maastricht University in the Netherlands had created the world's first test-tube burger. Tasters gave the burger -- which was mixed with salt, egg powder, bread crumbs, beetroot juice and saffron for taste and visual enhancement -- a big "meh, it's okay." But ... More >>
Becoming a comedian will get you laid, and becoming an author will get you respect, but from the perspective of a professional audience member like myself, the two really aren't all that different. When I'm doubled over by the lyrical whimsy of local comic Jordan Doll, I could be cracking up over To ... More >>
Despite snowy forecasts, spring has officially sprung -- and fun events are springing up all over town. From a chance to see an Amsterdam Internet archivist's work to a free screening of the new Ryan Gosling flick to a snack-filled block party, we've rounded up ten events that will green up your wor ... More >>
It wasn't so much from paranoia as from years of conditioning. Walking into New Broadsterdam, I encountered a full-on police issue Harley Davidson with emblems still attached sitting in their front entryway. It almost made me turn around and run out the door and across South Broadway as fast as I ... More >>
Since the passage of Amendment 64, which legalizes adult possession of an ounce or less of marijuana, have you been getting questions about how it will work? So have we. To help clear the foggy air, we've asked medical marijuana dispensary critic William Breathes to follow in the footsteps of the OC ... More >>
Holy shit! Amendment 64 has passed. Hands up if you ever thought you'd live to see this day: Pot is now legal in Colorado. In case you've been somehow sequestered all night, the results are in, and let's just say our fine city's nickname, the Mile High City, has taken on a whole new meaning. Of cour ... More >>
Denver has become the leading destination for all things related to the marijuana industry, especially now that Colorado sits on the precipice of a decriminalization law with Amendment 64, and a cutting-edge show by Dampiee, a progressive artist who specializes in hemp-culture art, just opened at Ho ... More >>
See Also: The Foodchain pushes its live energy into the studio Hot on the heels of its latest release, Brunch, the Foodchain is back with a whole bunch of new music. The crew will be releasing one song a week for the rest of the summer as a part of its summer series, which kicked off last week with ... More >>
Yesterday's May Day events brought together protesters across the world in support of workers' rights, with Occupy Denver joining other activist communities on marches, teach-ins and direct actions. But while Seattle erupted in scenes of violence and New York witnessed more than thirty general strik ... More >>
Update, 3 p.m. May 1: Today, hundreds of protesters took the day off from work and school to spend it with Occupy Denver in Civic Center Park. For the local movement and its community partners -- the Mercury Cafe included -- May Day began at noon with a march and rally and will continue until dusk, ... More >>
Update: The decision to stage a "Fuck the Police" rally is controversial even for the Occupy Denver members who support Saturday's event -- get details below. Still, occupier Tim Holland explains why the organization as a whole hasn't signed on: While Occupy Denver (by which he means the entire grou ... More >>
My first real experience with cannabis genetics involved smuggled Northern Lights seeds from the Picasso coffee shop in Amsterdam. Though I was just a kid and what I grew wasn't anything to brag about, the experience gave me a new love for the plant.
Gin may have come from genever, but you can't really put the two in the same box, according to Jacob Grier, Portland-based bartender and brand representative for Bols Genever. "Genever is really its own category," he explains. "We compare it to early tequila importers. They labeled the spirit 'Mexic ... More >>
Warren EdsonFor 24 years, counterculture magazine High Times has put on the Cannabis Cup in marijuana-tolerant Amsterdam to award the best in an admittedly underground community. A lot of Colorado folks made the trek this year, some even taking home awards. Local marijuana attorney Warren Ed ... More >>
The number one spots in the 2011 High Times Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam last week for Best Seed Company indica, hybrid and sativa were all taken by Colorado-based companies. Even in Amsterdam, long known as the Mecca for cannabis cultivation and use, Colorado herb comes out on top.
We've got a new college intern around here and her youthful energy and endless fascination with all things cannabis remind me of my own college-age years. Back then, getting ounces of herb wasn't as easy as walking down to the nearby dispensary. You had to be somewhat in the know to find qual ... More >>
Kasper VogelzangLots of rad stuff is happening in the world of Modern Witch, including Mario Zoots impending move from Denver to Amsterdam at the end of August. The group's creative fluidity has led to four sets of hands stirring the creative pot at times, but Zoots and partner Kristy Fenton, who ha ... More >>
Sean Kenyon knows how to pour out both drinks and advice. A third-generation bar man with almost 25 years behind the bar, he is a student of cocktail history, a United States Bartenders Guild-certified Spirits Professional and a BAR Ready graduate of the prestigious Beverage Alcohol Resource ... More >>
The 100-foot launch tower erected in Civic Center Park for the Denver Big Air competition will see its first official action today at 5 p.m. (doors open at 3:30 p.m.) for the Nature Valley Ski Big Air challenge, a Battle of the Brands format that will pit the ski teams from Icelantic, Line Sk ... More >>
Sole, aka Tim Holland, is looking for a little help from fans to fill the streets with Tea Party extras this weekend for his newest video, "White Rage." The filming will be going down Saturday at a currently undisclosed location downtown around 2 p.m. Click through for full details if you're ... More >>
webshotseww.The study by Wageningen University has been inconclusive, and more tests are needed before everyone panics and shuts down all wireless networks causing business and pleasure across the world to come to screeching halt. Let's not overreact here, but all variants of deciduous trees ... More >>
We'll Meet Again
Ah, Europe. Home of tiny mustaches, hot yet unshaven women and an entirely too-forgiving stance toward child rapists with artistic achievements. And, of course, a firm appreciation of American-style garage rock, which we assume is the reason that the Omens are headed over there for a ten-day ... More >>
At 11 a.m. today, The Fainting Goat will be standing tall -- and open, at 846 Broadway, in the former home of Moon Time, and Minturn, and Basil's, and the Parlour before that. The Parlour is the first incarnation that Mark Holland remembers, and the memory was enough to get him in the door when he w ... More >>
Happy Birthday to moo. Happy fifth birthday to Dubbel Dutch, a tiny store and deli at 4974 Lowell Boulevard that sells Dutch gift items like wooden shoes, as well as groceries and such specialty items as stroopwafels (syrup waffle), speculaasjes (windmill cookies), hagelslag (chocolate sprinkles), ... More >>
Back home in Holland, Paul Verhoeven uses his basic instincts to craft a slick Holocaust thriller.
Celebrated and shunned, CSU's Bill Gray is taking heat in the global-warming debate.
The shootout between CU and CSU erupts again this Saturday.
Bahian Coastal Hwy (Obliq)
A one-man play combines drama and juggling
Jerry’s kids are all right: Can the Bianchi Brothers make Denver the Deadhead center of the universe?
The Dutch masters show at the Denver Art Museum is quite a treat.
Dave Holland's jazz cuts to the heart of the matter.
The Ranch Girls keep the heart of American country beating in Holland.
The men behind a new electro label aren't all that interested in dancing.