Today in Cannabis Time Capsule, we'd like to introduce you to the Father of American Prohibition, Richard Pearson Hobson. You can thank him for such things as marijuana prohibition, the war on drugs and America's failed attempt at making alcohol illegal in the 1920s. In this 1933 article from the S ... More >>
These days, we think of the American Legion as a conservative lobbying arm for veterans. But back in 1923, legionnaires were a force to be reckoned with -- or at least they wanted to be seen that way. Their war on drugs in the early 1920s was just one way the organization enforced what members saw ... More >>
Bringing the bombast, drama and light show of a larger venue to Lost Lake, EMA and opening act Mas Ysa pushed enough air to test the sound system of most smaller rooms to its limits. Mas Ysa even commented that he thought he was overloading the monitor, but it didn't sound like it on the receiving e ... More >>
The Rossonian Hotel turns 100 this year, and so far, there hasn't been much to celebrate. This former hotel in the very heart of Five Points, at the intersection of five streets in Denver's historic black neighborhood, was once filled with the sounds of the country's greatest jazz talent. But the la ... More >>
Mitt RomneyCops and Secret Service agents who protect Republican presidential hopefuls are dealing with a new kind of threat -- one that sparkles. Last Tuesday, Denver got into the act when Peter Smith, a college student and politics intern, was arrested after he tried to throw blue glitter o ... More >>
The Rossonian Hotel is just beyond the 500-foot, no-liquor line.As we reported yesterday in Cafe Bites, there have been numerous roadblocks to the redevelopment of the strip of Welton Street that's at the heart of Five Points -- some anticipated, some surprising. The most recent? The Tubman H ... More >>
BJ's Port was a classic Five Points dive, "a glorious little place at 28th and Welton streets that recalls the raucous, energetic organ-trio clubs of Jimmy Smith's prime -- right down to the barbecued ribs and collard greens on the menu," Bill Gallo wrote for Westword back in 2002. But BJ's c ... More >>
Breathe Carolina, a band that tours so often these days that it almost doesn't seem like a Denver band anymore (seriously, with the exception of April and May, the act is going to be on the road from now until at least the end of August; check out the list of tour dates on the next page), recently p ... More >>
Fearless DA Phil Van Cise cleaned up Denver — and it cost him his career. Can a new justice center right an old wrong?
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Snatch your chance to get up close and personal with Buffalo Bill's grave.
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Inside a courtroom drama playing at a theater near you.
Avistrum Academy brings Hogwarts to the New World.
After a dozen years, your Colorado Rockies still face a rocky road. Play bawl!
Peter Park is in the urban-planning game for good.
Bluesman Willie Houston turns a junkyard into a juke joint.
You must remember this.
A scary Christmas to you, Mr. Gladnutt, from your very concerned Uncle Sam.
The Qwest is yet to come
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Inside the Rocky Mountain Heritage Fest, Colorado's first neo-Nazi music festival.
Frank Lontine thought being in a gang would be cool. Now he's got plenty of time to think about why it isn't.
The Colorado Daily has been on a long, strange trip for over a century. Is the journey ending or starting anew?
Some members of American Legion Post 34 never saw much action -- until now.
A look at local recordings.
Michael Paglia's brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
For the locked-out founder of Eulipions, the play’s still the thing.
Not just another roadside attraction, descansos mark the landscape of the human heart.
A Sixties icon becomes a weapon in Denver's promotion wars.
Welton Street property owners have spent thousands to keep their district clean. So what do they have to show for it?
Wild Bill Hardney keeps getting knocked down. And he gets right back up.
Hardrock Gunter: From rockabilly pioneer to insurance agent to rock-and-roll legend.