Every band is, to some degree, essentially a mask of theatrics in which you play a character that is not really yourself. But for Denver's Euro-trash, synth-dance duo, Total Ghost, the act is one hundred percent comedic lies. Chön and Biktor, a pair of rude, vain, indulgent citizens of Berlin (or s ... More >>
Egyptians? Yeah, they smoke the herb. Same with Persians, Turks, English, Austrians, French and Italians. But especially Egyptians. They love their hash. Oh, and as for Greeks? They don't smoke it at all. At least, that was the case in 1908 according to the then-Greek consulate Edward I. Nathan in ... More >>
This week we're traveling back to July of 1893, just as cannabis started to become demonized in the media. This article from the Colorado Transcript in Golden, is based on a British report on hash regulations in Egypt, Greece and Turkey. The story talks about the "general ignorance which prevails ... More >>
Last week, Rolling Stone kicked off its new Venues That Rock series with a list of the twenty best rock clubs in America. Three Colorado venues were ranked in the top twenty: Belly Up in Aspen, which checked in at number sixteen; the Bluebird Theater, which earned a nod at number fourteen; and the F ... More >>
Few conversations reach the caliber of weirdness as ones that involve marijuana, entertainers and a tape recorder. And now that Amendment 64 has turned the ritual of pot-smoking into as normal a social custom as Sunday afternoon football, we at Westword have begun spending time with our favorite Den ... More >>
Jason Bosch won a MasterMind for his work with ArgusFest, showing important movies for trivial prices. Tonight, ArgusFest will be screening two segments of Oliver Stone's The Untold History of the United States. And as Bosch notes, "You don't need to have seen the first two parts to follow along, s ... More >>
Thordis Niela Simonsen is a modern renaissance woman: a teacher, photographer, writer, painter and creative guide. In her latest work, "Building on Memory," Simonsen takes a performance approach to sharing and interpreting her book Dances in Two Worlds: A Writer-Artist's Backstory. This Saturday and ... More >>
A sun-soaked, 75-plus degree afternoon for the Rockies' home opener. Buds blooming on the trees outside our terrace. Flip-flop adorned feet everywhere we look. Seems it's been an age since Denver enjoyed a springtime as warm and inviting as this one -- and the early onset of balmier temps has brough ... More >>
For the majority of the population, leap year, and subsequently leap day, isn't given a second thought. But for a tiny sliver of the world called "leaplings," or people who's birthdays fall on February 29, leap day is a big deal. And, as it turns out, there's a lot more to leap day than just an extr ... More >>
Kelsey Whipple's continuing coverage of Occupy Denver regularly generates fascinating exchanges. Here's an example: a pair of comments debating violent protests, affixed to a post about the latest efforts of the kitchen known as the Thunderdome.
Actually, let's stay away from the word "resolution." Because we all know how well those New Year's resolutions tend to work out, don't we? For 2012, we'd like to recommend you take a radical yet stunningly simple approach when it comes to drinking wine: Make it a lifestyle.
DJ Darina What's a dance club without booze? Some might say "intolerable," but Darina Miteva -- perhaps better known as DJ Darina, Bulgaria's #1 female DJ -- would beg to differ. "Everything is full of drunk people," Miteva says. "People at home don't like the environment in the nightclub." M ... More >>
When Christ returns, it's going to be weird.In late December 1999, while the artist then known as the artist formerly known as Prince was preparing to party, and while the rest of the world was shoveling canned goods into their bunkers in preparation for the would-be-apocalypse of Y2K, Kim Mi ... More >>
Friday, September 2, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
You can't experience a Colorado summer without seeing at least one show at Red Rocks and tonight, Widespread Panic throws down the inaugural performance of a full weekend of jammy goodness. These dudes are so popular here, you would think they are from Colorado, but no. It might just be somet ... More >>
A Place To Bury StrangersThe summer concert season is in full-swing, and it seems that every venue in town is booked though the weekend. With seemingly endless options, we've put together a list of shows we think are worth checking out, starting with A Place To Bury Strangers, back in Denver ... More >>
"Ana," 6" X 8" water media on handmade Tibetan paper, preliminary drawing by Karen Bozik.Denver painter Karen Bozik first learned of the 100 Days Project, an annual collaborative online project for which a network of people working in interdisciplinary art create a work per day for 100 days ... More >>
Kevin Mazur Alright, so near as we can tell, when U2 takes the stage tonight at Invesco (after Isaac Slade and local homeboys in The Fray warm up the stage), the band's set will consist of two-dozen songs, possibly 25. Since the 360° Tour first kicked off in Barcelona in June 2009, the setlist ha ... More >>
Please touch the artifacts.As a small child whipping my crayons around the perfect spiral assistance of the Spirograph, I never never anticipated that I could maximize that activity by adding the sweet elixir of booze, or that I'd be doing both with the aid of the Denver Museum of Nature and ... More >>
Terrence Lakin.KHOW's Peter Boyles partly credits his number-one ratings to taking risks -- such as giving plenty of airtime to the birther controversy, which even Glenn Beck regards as loonbaggery. And he's got plenty of fresh fodder now that Greeley Lieutenant Colonel Terrence Lakin has bee ... More >>
We about lost our shit this past weekend when, while meandering the aisles of a downtown specialty store, we felt our ears assaulted with -- wait for it -- Christmas carols. Despite the 75-degree temps Denver's seen lately, ready or not, the 2010 holiday party season is upon us, which means ... More >>
It was almost six weeks ago that metal legend Ronnie James Dio died and the tributes keep rolling in. Yesterday, a video appeared online that featured members of thrash mainstays Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax sharing their memories of the man. The video was originally recorded and broadc ... More >>
Golden Grillzilla Real Name: Michael C. Bestor Occupation: City Manager Suburb of Operations: Golden, Colorado and sometimes Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria Hair: Extensive Eyes: Telescopic vision Known superhero skills: Golden Grillzilla can endow himself with Class 100 coordination, enabling hi ... More >>
Lieutenant Colonel Terrence Lakin, who's refusing to return to Afghanistan for a second tour until President Barack Obama produces proof that he was born in the U.S., is a Colorado native. Which makes perfect sense given the case of birther fever that continues to run through the state more than a ... More >>
Project RUFFway lends a helping paw.
Light From the Desert is a harmonic bid for peace.
The Colorado European Festival celebrates our friends across the pond.
Swallow Hill celebrates world-fusion folk music.
The Human Rights Torch Relay takes Beijing to task.
Musical group Planina offers a cookbook with its concert.
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Why do these restaurants serve Mexican food? It's Greek to me.