Update: PETA is still making problems for mall Santa and former Westword cover boy Bill Lee. Five days after calling him out for an incident in which his reindeer escaped from a Santa appearance in Dillon and had to be tracked down the next morning (get the details below), the animal rights organiz ... More >>
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 >>
Yesterday's travel-oriented post featuring PETA's choices for the ten most vegan-friendly cities in the country (a list that featured Boulder) inspired readers to share their own stories about trying to steer clear of meat in various places around the country. Here's a post from a person who singles ... More >>
We recently shared a list of the ten worst travel cities -- a roster on which Denver finished first -- as judged by inexpensive flights, short travel times to popular destinations and accessibility. But what if you're more interested in another type of accessibility -- such as the ease of finding ve ... More >>
Starting July 1, California will enforce a ban on foie gras -- delicious, delicious, fatty goose/duck liver -- and while PETA is thrilled, chefs are pissed. Why the ban on these tasty liver-lobes? Gavage, or forced tube-feeding off the animals, is seen as cruel and inhumane. But neither side in this ... More >>
Update: After news broke yesterday that Chris "Birdman" Andersen's Larkspur home had been searched in relation to a child-porn investigation, we've heard from authorities, but not from representatives of the inquiry's target. Now, however, Andersen's attorney has stepped forward, asserting that his ... More >>
In honor of the recent Hug a Vegetarian Day, Cafe Society served up the "Thirteen hottest vegetarians." But several commenters took issue with our choices:
Members of the Yelp "Elite Squad" in New York City recently received a chiding e-mail asking them, among other things, to stop acting like greedy trolls; to stop freeloading the grub; to quit auctioning off their event RSVPs to the highest bidders; and to quit bringing their entire families ... More >>
Our favorite table scraps of the week from the Cafe Society blog:
A Flickr photoMove, kitty!We found these three Denver blog posts -- and we're sharing. Colorado Pols tells about an offer from PETA to Longmont: We'll pave subdivision roads in exchange for our name on the pavement. Watch the fur fly. Denver Infill checks in with its thirtieth update on Uni ... More >>
From Channel 31 coverage.Yesterday, we told you about the controversy over the Coleadero Rodeo, which is slated to take place at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds on Sunday even though eleven animals were hurt, and two had to be killed, following an event at the same venue on July 18. Now, Peo ... More >>
Maybe it's the ridiculous, intolerable heat that made this week so weird and wacky, and the Cafe Society trolls -- specifically "Recession" and "Poutiner" and all your other bogus aliases (we've got your IP address, schmuck) -- so moronic and volatile. Whatever the cause, the last five days o ... More >>
For more than two decades, the National Pork Board's slogan, "Pork: The Other White Meat," has attempted to convince us that swine, which, of course, is best known for BACON, is just as healthy -- bawk! -- as chicken. But pork consumption has hit a rump patch, while chicken parts are flying ... More >>
Our favorite tables scraps of the week from the Cafe Society blog: 1. The fact that Coors Field made Peta's list of the country's most vegetarian-friendly ballparks, coming in at number five on their annual list, made the rest of us darksiders swear to eat steaks, cheeseburgers, bratwursts a ... More >>
Vote for me, Marie!If you're one of those people who doesn't poison your body with pork, cow, fowl, things with fins or anything else that might be construed as meat by PETA, then we have just the contest for you. The animal-rights group is in the final throes of its annual Sexiest Vegetarian ... More >>
Watchdog group Protect Our Children, in a PETA-like bid for publicity, sent the below flyer to homes in Miami Gardens, near the site of this week's Super Bowl. Hide your children in the attic, everyone: Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend will be at large in your city, possibly accompanied by his music ... More >>
Lori MidsonIt's only Tuesday, and already we've seen a green chile smackdown between El Taco de Mexico and Santiago's and a shout-out to all you vegheads for meatless verde recommendations that won't make the PETA terrorists people pissed. And now, strictly by coincidence, comes the above photo o ... More >>
Michael Vick: PETA's wet dream/worst nightmare.InDenver Times' Hunter Ashley has become the first quasi-media-type to address the non-existing rumors that dog-whacking former Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, now an officially free man, could get a look from the Broncos this off-season: Maybe becau ... More >>
Click yo fingers. Today in Backbeat Online: • Q&A with Adele. • James Han's solo sortie. • Leo Kottke, Shawn Colvin highlight RootsFest. • Q&A with William Elliott Whitmore. • Cacheflow teams with Brer Rabbit for dubby goodness. Today in Cafe Society: • PETA in the news again: "Sea Kit ... More >>
Maybe size does count.
PETA gets to the meat of the problem at Frontier Airlines.
Hmm. Would you rather live in Commerce City or KentuckyFriedCruelty.com?
Today, just before lunch, Bill Ritter was sworn in as the 41st Governor of the Colorful State of Colorado. As el jefe nuevo of our square state, Ritter would do well to take a cue from the behavior of his predecessor, the illustrious Bill Owens, during his last days in office. Last week, a few da ... More >>
Excess—that's what I love about the Palace Arms. And not just plain excess. Not cheap, tawdry, modern excess but classy, well-aged and dignified excess. The kind of excess that almost demands you don an ascot and monocle before partaking. And yet, there is no credit check at the door, no t ... More >>
Cockroaches invade Colorado! Tell Tom Tancredo.
Apparently the Boulder County Jail didn't get PETA's memo. On Tuesday, People for the Ethical Treatment of animals sent a note to the jailer in Los Angeles, urging that John Mark Karr be served a cruelty-free diet, one free of animals, because "unlike the humans in the prison system, all of them ar ... More >>
As video games go indie, here's some ideas for a few likely pairings.
Thursday, December 16, Rock Island, 303-572-7625.
Munly & the Lee Lewis Harlots
A Week in the Life
The Song Remains the Same
So Foie, So Good
Sic transit gloria
From the week of May 9, 2002