Even the most casual music fan has made or received a mixtape at some point. For the kind of people who see music as the soundtrack of their lives, assembling a list of songs for a friend or lover is a compulsion that is difficult to deny. But in the age of file-sharing and iTunes, does this form of ... More >>
Although Colorado has led the way in the effort to legalize small amounts of marijuana, it's another bill that may just push the state into the 21st century: the Colorado Civil Unions Act. After dying on the legislative floor last year, the bill will be heard and debated at 1:30 p.m. today by the Co ... More >>
For much of my childhood, I led a double life. Okay, that's a super-dramatic way of saying that from age seven to age seventeen, I went between two households: one in Brighton and one in Denver. This wasn't because my parents were divorced (not yet), but because my best friend, who'd lived next door ... More >>
Update:James Holmes, the 24-year-old suspect in the Aurora theater shooting, walked slowly into a packed, wood-paneled courtroom this morning to be advised of his rights. He wore a maroon jumpsuit, but the most shocking thing about his appearance was his hair, which was a bushy tumble of neon orang ... More >>
Yesterday, the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs released its annual report card on hate violence in the LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities, and Colorado's numbers indicate a small but substantial upswing. Using data collected in 2011, the study shows that overall reports of violence incr ... More >>
Real Estate (due tonight at the Gothic Theatre) was formed by some friends who grew up in Ridgewood, New Jersey. They were guys who graduated from college in the early '90s just in time for a severe economic downturn, when it became obvious that the prospects as a new college graduate were bleak. So ... More >>
No matter how many ways he said no, Mike Doughty was still bombarded with requests for Soul Coughing songs at the Fox Theatre last night. Currently on tour in support of his autobiography, The Book of Drugs, and the recently released album Yes And Also Yes (one of close to a dozen records Doughty ... More >>
Jelmer de Haas via Adele.tv Online dating, that cesspool of hilarious stories and perhaps even true love. Sure, you could scour OkCupid for witty About Me paragraphs, be completely charmed by his or her fondness for biking in the rain, and then get to the favorites section. Favorite band is T ... More >>
Where the couples are. In 2010, there were 16,114 same-sex couples living in Colorado, according to the U.S. Census. That's an increase from 2000, when 10,045 same-sex couples told Uncle Sam about their relationships. Now, the California-based sexual orientation think tank The Williams Instit ... More >>
Ted Haggard.The problem Ted Haggard is facing in his continuing effort to rehabilitate his image enough to become a national media star again is that the very thing he doesn't want to talk about -- his dalliance with male escort Mike Jones -- is pretty much the only thing that intrigues repor ... More >>
In a post yesterday, GLBT Center's Hope Wisneski discussed the recent rash of gay teen suicides without attacking Focus on the Family, which recently criticized pro-gay anti-bullying programs as anti-Christian. But while Focus hasn't fanned flames since the national media picked up the suicid ... More >>
someecards.comBut since you weren't, maybe you'll score a trust fund from Groupon Groupon, the national deal-hawker that one woman claims nearly sunk her business, is unveiling a brand new publicity stunt called Grouspawn, which is sure to rile up Glenn Beck and his fellow Tea Partiers.
Look ma, no hands!And now for your final blog roundup of the week: Roundball Trading Company gives us its speculations on the all-but-impending Carmelo Anthony trade. Gilbert Arenas, really? Purple Row has a breakdown of the Rockies' weekend series with the "venomless" Arizona Diamondbacks. ... More >>
"Inappropriate? Moi?"Corrections officers aren't supposed to brutalize the inmates in their custody, but they're not encouraged to be too fond of them, either. The system frowns on "inappropriate relationships" between staff and prisoners -- and such dangerous sexual liaisons tend to lead to ... More >>
When we talk about sexuality and gender, what do we say?
I brake for sex. Even pedestrian sex.
Boulder parents get their panties in a twist over a high-school sex talk.
Middle-aged sex tourists fail to get their groove back.
A wedding toast.
The Denver pick-up artists come out from their lair. Look out, ladies!
Brief reviews of current shows
Coffee to Go
Substitution Mass Confusion: A Tribute to the Cars (Not Lame)
Go into Hysteria, and find just what the doctor ordered.
Life on the down low can be risky business.
Unblinking Beirut imagines an era when AIDS poisons intimacy.
Divorced Men Have Feelings Too
Tree hugs and kisses
Allie’s Cabin offers a meal that arouses several appetites.
Hapa doesn't list a roll in the hay on its menu -- but close enough.
Woven on the Wind offers friendship tales that yield unexpected connections.
Kiss It Goodbye
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