Did Henry Ford really make a car out of hemp? Was the Declaration of Independence written on hemp paper? Did Abraham Lincoln use hemp oil in his lamps?
The hemp plant, a variety of Cannabis sativa that's the subject of this week's cover story "Green Acres," is steeped in lore. Some hemp legends ar ... More >>
At the end of October, Killing Joke released its fifteenth album, MMXII. Given the impending doom that supposedly awaits us at the end of next week, it's hard to imagine a more perfect time to release a record that explores themes of such a looming eschatological event. In 1982, Killing Joke's Jaz C ... More >>
Journalist, author, professor and sustainable living advocate Michael Pollan is lecturing at the Paramount Theater tonight, and yesterday, we held a contest that would give one Cafe Society reader the opportunity to snag a pair of complimentary tickets to his presentation.
We asked readers to submi ... More >>
Iced Earth (due tonight at Summit Music Hall) came out of the rich heavy metal scene in Tampa Bay, Florida in the late '80s. At a time when melodic heavy metal, especially the glam variety, was on the wane, Iced Earth came in with the wave of metal that produced a melodic speed metal as well as the ... More >>
Before the Colorado Symphony Orchestra announced that it was cutting back its fall schedule in an attempt to balance a budget shortfall of $1.2 million, Show and Tell checked in with Barry Fey, the savior of the symphony back in 1989. Fey thinks that the current incarnation of the symphony could be ... More >>
As great as it is, don't let this be your only company this weekend.This 4th of July weekend, no one should be left watching the tube, sitting on the couch and drinking a Pabst Blue Ribbon all by themselves. No sir. There are plenty of things to do on this three-day weekend, and not all of th ... More >>
Theron and Teague Harrison, Manual High School's top debaters and the subjects of our recent feature, "Say What?", were in New York City this past weekend for the Urban Debate National Championship, along with Thomas Jefferson High debaters Danite Reda and Talan Lousignont. So how did Denver ... More >>
Theron and Teague Harrison, Manual High School's top debaters and the subjects of our recent feature, "Say What?", left Denver yesterday bound for New York City and the Urban Debate National Championship. Their coach, Charlie Smith, went with them, as did debaters Danite Reda and Talon Lousi ... More >>
Theron and Teague Harrison, Manual High School's all-star brother-sister debate team and Westword cover siblings, are going to the Urban Debate National Championship in New York City next month. The pair snagged second place at the Denver Urban Debate League City Championship this past Saturd ... More >>
Charlie Sheen went on the radio and said some absurd things yesterday. Maybe you've heard. He really sailed off into crazy land this time, calling Thomas Jefferson a pussy and making some incoherent analogies involving him in his underwear strafing all his haters early in the morning. And fr ... More >>
Nothing made it to this level in 2011.Love it or hate, the Super Bowl crosses almost every cultural subgroup in the United States, and as befitting of such a massive national holiday, it also inspires new pop-culture touch points. From Mean Joe Green to Betty White, from Janet Jackson's wardr ... More >>
Neighborhood Icon #9 of 76: Wellshire.
This icon pictured above was inspired by the signage of a defunct restaurant housed in the clubhouse of a bankrupt country club from which the neighborhood got its name. It's a fitting homage to the regenerative character of Wellshire. This is a neighbor ... More >>
Andrew Romanoff doesn't plan on going anywhere.Earlier today, Andrew Romanoff defied the rumor mill by announcing his intention to continue his campaign for the U.S. Senate against Michael Bennet.
After delivering a speech that can be read in its entirety below, Romanoff spoke to yours truly ... More >>
An image from the ifartmobile.com website.
There's a flatulence flap a-brewin' in Denver's U.S. District Court.
Loveland-based software developer InfoMedia, Inc. -- creator of the Apple iPhone app iFart Mobile -- has asked a judge to rule that it can use the phrase "pull my finger" in its marketin ... More >>