• Blogs

    September 15, 2014

    Marijuana: Denver Police Address Worries That Pot Edibles Will Be Given to Kids on Halloween

    According to a Denver Police Department podcast, calls have already started coming in from parents concerned that their kids will be slipped pot edibles while trick-or-treating on Halloween. Get details and hear the complete podcast below. Photos: Twenty Marijuana Edibles That Risk Copyright Lawsu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2014

    Photos: Get to know the people (and tattoos) of Denver's DIY music scene

    In a world where you can buy a Dead Kennedys T-shirt at Urban Outfitters, the "punk" label has lost some of its ability to describe anything at all. We spent the past couple of months going to the shows that still embody the genre's original spirit, the ones that now define themselves as DIY and cer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2013

    Five best Halloween candies to give out -- don't be the cheap house!

    You really, really don't want to have the reputation of being the worst Halloween candy-giving house on the block. So don't hand out Tootsie Rolls, candy corn or those nefarious orange-and-black-wrapped chewy things. And don't even think about gifting trick-or-treaters with shwag like toothbrushes o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2013

    Ultimate survival guide to Furthur at Red Rocks

    Tonight at Red Rocks, Furthur kicks off its highly anticipated four-night run. The band just announced a touring hiatus after its Mexico run in January, so you definitely won't want to miss these shows. Like the Dead, Furthur attracts followers are unfailingly devout, all of whom you can meet and gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2013

    Medical marijuana dispensary review: Lincoln Herbal in Denver

    If there were ever businesses open to the public even though the public clearly didn't want them to be, they'd have to be the few remaining Blockbuster Video stores that have limped along through the last five or six years. With a selection of ten DVDs from the 1990s and a three-year-old expired pac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2013

    Theresa Mercado on bringing horror's obscure gems to Denver fans

    Theresa Mercado's Cruel Season series -- Cruel Summer, Cruel Autumn and Cruel Winter -- is a labor of love. The horror movie fiend launched the series last year and has slowly grown it via word of mouth, as fans tell their friends about her killer film selections and handmade souvenirs. The latest i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2013

    High Plains Comedy Festival: Local comics to watch

    This weekend Denver's funny business will mark a significant milestone with the High Plains Comedy Festival. While the scene has put together a handful of notable comedy fests over the years with Laugh Track and the Fine Gentleman's Club's Too Much Funstival, High Plains will be the first nationally ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2013

    Sklar Brothers riff on Vonnegut, Bruce Jenner and Leno at Comedy Works

    Most identical twins will go to great lengths to convince you that while they may look the same, inside they are very different. But while the Sklar Brothers actually looked quite different at Comedy Works on Friday night -- with Randy in plaid shirt and beard, and Jason in black tie and grandpa gla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2013

    Charlie Boots on light-rail adventures, being a poor artist and why he is like Jesus

    Editor's note: Artist Charlie Boots, aka Aaron Mulligan, represents the inaugural pair of PAIR residents at Denver's Powerhaüs Studio. As part of his residency, he and his fashion-designing counterpart will be reporting from the real world via Show and Tell, as they learn the ropes from studio ment ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    Drew Archer, chef of TAG Burger Bar, on pointing fingers, Ruffles and bacon

    Drew Archer TAG Burger Bar 1222 Madison Street 303-736-2260 This is part one of my chef interview with Drew Archer, from TAG Burger Bar. Tune in tomorrow for part two of my interview with Archer. The first thing that emerges from the kitchen is a heap of french fries: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    Franklin Sain, accused of racist threats against gun-control backer, should be fired, says NAACP

    As we reported yesterday, CEO Franklin Sain was arrested over threatening e-mails to state rep and gun-control advocate Rhonda Fields; see examples below. (Warning: They're explicit.) The firm for which Sain works has now suspended him, but that's not enough for the region's NAACP affiliate. The org ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2012

    Denver's ten best women's street styles of 2012

    What a dazzling display of women's wear we witnessed in 2012! The spectrum of stylish females is wide and varied in Denver: from servers to fashion designers, makeup artists to comics. Keep reading for the most memorable looks we spotted in 2012, as well as the stories of the ladies who pulled these ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    What's in your bag? Skirts, candy and more!

    While many people march to the beat of a different drummer, some create their own rhythm. Such is the case with Precious Hill, who is in two bands, Lunar Fire and Inti, and whose own music creates the soundtrack for her life. We stumbled on Hill in Uptown, and immediately responded to her vibrant, c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    Freeosks give out free Rice Krispies Treats -- no human interaction required

    I thought the Freestyle Coke machines and touch-screen, meal-ordering systems that keep popping up in restaurants were going to be all the unmanned, automated, de-humanizing product-offering and/or dispensing machines out there for a while. Nope. After finding a "Freeosk" that dispensed Rice Krisp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Christian McCracken, Boulder cop charged in murder try, quits before he can be disciplined

    Yesterday, an Internal Affairs Review Panel was set to issue findings regarding Boulder Police officer Christian McCracken, charged with attempted first-degree murder in a case that allegedly involved him stalking and harassing his ex-girlfriend. McCracken apparently realized the results wouldn't be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    Aurora theater shooting prompts volleys from pro-gun, anti-gun forces

    Whenever there's a shocking example of firearm mayhem like the shootings at the Aurora Century 16 theater, it doesn't take long for those on either side of the pistol-availability argument to start trying to make ideological points. Prime examples: Texas Representative Louie Gohmert, who wondered wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Twenty most memorable mug shots of May 2012

    This month's roundup of mug shots from our crime archive includes more women than usual (five), plus two shots of suspects (one a priest accused of abuse, the other a woman convicted of torturing a toddler) fitted with an oxygen breathing tube. See them all below, and be sure to click on the links o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    Christian McCracken, head-injured Boulder cop, allegedly kept narcotics in Skittles bag

    Update: The troubles faced by head-injured Boulder Police officer Christian McCracken continue to mount. Now, in addition to charges (including attempted first-degree murder) related to his alleged stalking of a Boulder dispatcher, he's facing drug allegations related to Schedule III narcotics conc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2012

    What type of Wash Park fitness weirdo are you?

    It's pretend summer in Colorado! You know, that time of year (read: every single month) when it gets up to 80-plus degrees for a few days, long enough to make you forget that it's probably going to still snow-out your cousin's wedding in June? Last week, when we experienced one of those first gorgeo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Kevin Burke: Mentorship is the hallmark of a mature bartending scene

    In this week's behind the bar interview, Colt & Gray's Kevin Burke weighs in on how he started bartending, his favorite spot to blind taste spirits and the Mustache Series.

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    Hindershot trashes Spencer Alred's backyard in its new video

    Looks like the titular curse in Hindershot's new tune "Curse Us All" has a lot to do with getting messy. That's judging from the new music video for the title track from the band's new EP that's set for release this weekend (read our full Q&A with frontman Stuart Confer). Filmed and edited by Evan ... More >>

  • News

    December 22, 2011
  • Music

    December 8, 2011
  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Medical marijuana dispensary review: The Cannasseur in the Highlands

    ​I met Cannasseur manager Matt Berger briefly a few months ago at a party, which would normally put a shop out of the running for a review, since I try and keep it anonymous. But after seeing the level of chronic coming out of their store, it seemed wrong not to tell folks about this place.

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Our Commercial Culture: Skittles gets weird

    I hate goodbyes​Advertising is an expression of the culture in which it exists. It is a reflection of ourselves through the lens of very intelligent people whose job it is to know more about our inner psychology than any of us want to admit. Turns out that psychology degree was not a waste of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Warlock Pinchers at Gothic, 12/31/10

    Aaron Thackeray​ WARLOCK PINCHERS with Il Cattivo 12.31.10 | Gothic Theater Around 9 p.m., the safety videos started up and it looked and sounded like something straight out of Wonder Showzen. Puppets and people in a gorilla and a robot costume interacted as they would on a warped, faux kids ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    Colorado Steakhouse & Mexican Grill opens with a murderous chile challenge

    Lori Midson ​Up until today, I'd never met a chile challenge that blistered me into submission. Hell, I can pop habanero chiles in my mouth like they're Skittles. But the lobito agua chiles challenge at Colorado Steakhouse & Mexican Grill, which opened on Friday, April 16 at 11961 Bradburn Bouleva ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    Over the Weekend: Warped Tour at Invesco Field at Mile High

    Breathe Carolina​ Warped Tour Invesco Field at Mile High August 9, 2009 Fifteen years down the line, the Warped Tour, which took over the asphalt surrounding Invesco Field on Sunday, has a well-established formula: lots of bands (around seventy in Denver), most of them falling into the pop-pu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2009

    Candy Girls: Skittles Smoothie Mix

    Liz Kellermeyer Summertime is smoothie season, and these gems beckoned to us from a dusty Big Lots shelf, hinting at a world of cool refreshment. Okay, so we're not quite naive enough to believe that some off-flavor Skittles could possibly offer us much more than a lurking sense of disappointment; e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2009

    The blog shortcut, June 11 edition

    Photo by Liz KellermanThis guy knows his way around a wiener. Look at all those buns. Today in Cafe Society: • Denver's hot dog champ chomp. • Follow the smoke and Steven Raichlen to BBQ University at the Broadmoor. • Video: How to make a John Lennon Latte. • Icehouse Tavern has an opening ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    Candy Girls: Happy candyversary!

    A year ago, we came to you with a simple pink maltball that tasted like Barbie, and the Candy Girls were born.  In addition to this momentous anniversary, Aubrey has even bigger news to commemorate with the birth of her baby boy last night!  What better way to celebrate the concurre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2008

    Candy Girls: Chocolate Mix Skittles

    Even though Chocolate Mix Skittles have been out for awhile, I haven't had the opportunity or inclination to give them a whirl. Why? Because chocolate Skittles seem wrong in the same way chocolate jelly beans seem wrong. What's good about chocolate and good about Skittles are two entirely diffe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2008

    The greening of Denver's restaurant scene

    This morning at the Denver Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau, a group is recapping the DNC's Lean 'N Green program, and starting the discussion on where the project goes from here. Among the talking points: "Lessons learned." First lesson: Do not send a bossy press release announcing a Lean 'N' G ... More >>

  • News

    July 31, 2008

    Denver Puts Up Its Daisy Dukes

    They love us, they love us not. They love us, they love us not.

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2008

    Mean, Lean 'N Green

    It’s not easy being green. Not much fun, either. Although restaurants specializing in good, healthy food abound in Denver, and many chefs focus on using local products whenever possible, the Denver 2008 Convention Host Committee has a way of sucking all the flavor out of a concept with its bossy, ... More >>

  • Music

    April 3, 2008

    Hot Dog!

    A great time at Old Tyme.

  • Film

    May 4, 2006

    Technicolor Yuan

    China's most expensive film looks lovely but feels empty.

  • Calendar

    June 23, 2005

    Attell-All Show

    The late-night boozer exhales humor.

  • Dining

    June 16, 2005

    Bite Me

    Tavern Talk

  • Dining

    January 15, 2004

    Bite Me

    Brain Drain

  • Dining

    November 20, 2003

    Bite Me

    A Week in the Life

  • Dining

    May 1, 2003

    Drink of the Week

    Strawberry Starburst