Have you noticed the number of 7-Elevens popping up around town? Often right across the street from an abandoned 7-Eleven that turns into a neighborhood eyesore? Bree Davies did, and wrote about it yesterday on our arts and culture blog -- inspiring quite a conversation about 7-Eleven, urban-plannin ... More >>
Plenty of douchebags spend their every waking hour coming up with new ways to separate the rest of us from our hard-earned lucre. But few of their schemes are as creative as the one developed by the pseudonymous "Major Tom Wilson," who came up with a way to ostensibly trick random suckers into payin ... More >>
With the closure of Smiley's Laundromat and last month's bust and subsequent shuttering of Kitty's East, Colfax Avenue lost a little of its glittery seediness. Progress is a constant along this main drag, and has been for life of the city -- but still, Colfax isn't known for its betterment projects. ... More >>
Given the number of serious crimes that are committed in these parts, shoplifters don't typically get a great deal of attention. But a man wanted in Jefferson County is an exception to this rule, thanks to the volume of thefts he's allegedly committed, but also for what he's accused of snatching. T ... More >>
Every parent knows it's a pain in the ass to take little kids in and out of the car when popping into a store, especially in cold weather. But know what's an even bigger pain in the ass? Having your idling ride stolen with your kids inside, because you were too lazy to schlep them with you. Which i ... More >>
If you were living in Denver thirty-four years ago this week, the Rainbow Music Hall would've been the talk of the town. After a grand opening gala featuring Jerry Jeff Walker, who performed three sets on two back-to-back nights at the venue, suddenly, the humble movie theater multiplex at the corne ... More >>
Each year, as we pull together roundups of the year's most memorable mug shots, we're startled anew by some of the photos -- those in which the subjects are so intense, pissed off or something that the images are burned into our brains. Below, see the twenty from 2012 that affected us that way, and ... More >>
Tourists who hit downtown yesterday will leave the Mile High City with a slightly exaggerated impression of the role music plays in the workaday lives of Denverites. During the first-ever Make Music Denver -- an all-day, outdoor showcase of local music that builds on a global movement to celebrate m ... More >>
The TBEX North America conference, billed as the world's largest travel blogger convention, kicks off today at Keystone Resort, and VISIT DENVER's Rich Grant has a big role in showing off the area. But which local landmarks would he prefer the writers skip? We asked, and he (unwisely?) made a sugges ... More >>
Update 3/30/12: Photo of Nading-Presley Memorial Gym plaque added. Jonny Barber is troubled. Last week, the former Velvet Elvis, the Mile High City's expert Elvis channeler and resident Elvistorian received news that the building that used to house the Nading-Presley Memorial Gym, which The King ... More >>
This month's mug shot roundup features arrestees at the center of an uncommonly wide range of offenses -- from an alleged cell phone thief/reseller to Jeremiah Barnum (pictured), a convicted hate criminal shot to death by police. See the entire collection below, and be sure to click on the links be ... More >>
Yesterday, a member of the Englewood Police Department shot and killed a man outside a Walgreens store. And the dead man was notorious long before he breathed his last. Jeremiah Barnum was at the center of what former Westword writer Jared Jacang Maher once described as "Denver's most famous hate-c ... More >>
What should pharmacists do about medical marijuana? Because it's a criminalized substance under federal law, pharmacists, like other health-care workers, aren't supposed to have anything to do with it. On the other hand, pharmacists want to meet the needs of their patients, many of whom have ... More >>
Big pics below.Yes, Oxycontin is expensive, and getting a prescription for it isn't easy -- but that doesn't mean it's okay to tell a pharmacist you've got a weapon and swipe as much of it as possible. According to the Colorado Springs Police Department, a thief recently did just that. Look b ... More >>
Lock up your weedAmong the dozens of booths at Kush Con II over the weekend at the Colorado Convention Center, it was easy to spot the common items -- glass pieces, 420 T-shirts and the like -- but new ways to make money off the burgeoning marijuana industry here have cropped up, too. Like " ... More >>
Maybe it was the Barney-purple paint, or possibly the security guard dozing off on the front porch. But something about the vibe of Kushism Highlands told me to just drive past it and find another dispensary to visit. I think it's time I start listening to those small voices in my head.
Guido and guidettes, have you heard the news? Pauly D, the super-creepin', GTL-in' cast member from the cultural phenomenon Jersey Shore will be beatin' up the beat tonight at Beta. Personally, we haven't been this excited about anything since Walgreens offered two-for-one spray tan in a can. ... More >>
A Flickr photoIt's not as easy as it looks, little man.Late last month, we told you about heroic Dillon Earl, a Fruita eight-year old, who saved his grandmother's life by taking the wheel of her car on the highway when she had a seizure. Apparently, Dillon's age was crucial, because a thus-f ... More >>
Matt Brown thinks the new medical marijuana bill has improved -- but it still has a ways to go.When medical marijuana advocate Matt Brown spoke to Westword yesterday about Representative Tom Massey's new bill to regulate the industry, he hadn't seen the final document -- just a draft from lat ... More >>
Kasie Pigg, Miss Rodeo Colorado 2010 If you can't make it to the National Western Stock Show to see Miss Rodeo Colorado Kasie Pigg -- either the way cartoonist Kenny Be imagined her, or the way she appears on her website and her Facebook page -- you can read all about her via her Twitter feed ... More >>
Stockings can be a favorite part of the Christmas experience, mostly because of the surprise factor: While kids often write Christmas lists that rank items by price, catalog page and level of absolute need, they don't often bother listing stuff that is stocking-appropriate. So tearing through ... More >>
Stomp Them Grapes, central Denver's only brew-at-home beer-and- wine store, is moving this week from 2563 15th Street to 4731 Lipan Street, near I-70. But the added driving distance will pay off in added inventory. "We've outgrown the space. We're going from a miserable 860 square feet to 4, ... More >>
A Flickr photo Armed robbers are almost invariably armed with the same thing: a gun. Bo-ring! But nineteen-year-old Dylan Lee Suomi reportedly took a different tack Tuesday night when he decided to boost some Oxycontin from a Glendale Walgreens, using a samurai sword. Can't say this switcheroo was ... More >>
This hardly needs a review, does it?
Murder by Death, the Builders and the Butchers, Fake Problems February 14, 2009 Bluebird Theater Better than:Eating cheap chocolates from Walgreens 'cause your significant other forgot about Valentine's Day. The Murder by Death show at the Bluebird brought all the jaded and lonely hearts together i ... More >>
A recent alert from the Denver Disability Parking Enforcement Program announces that the city is recruiting citizens interested in ticketing those able-bodied but ass-lazy drivers who park in handicapped zones. Yes, you heard right. Denver uses volunteers to try to keep those parki ... More >>
While scouring the candy aisle at Walgreen's earlier this week, I happened upon a mysterious box filled with giant candy bars that looked like they were left over from the Reagan administration. The packaging had a decidedly retro '80s feel, and since the box was sitting all alone on the very top sh ... More >>
Cinderella City's old "Blue Mall" fountain. Eerie, isn't it? We've all read about Denver’s haunted places. The same old stories get trotted out every year about this time, and they can be fun. But they tend to lose their zing the fourteenth time you hear about the ghosts of the Brown Palace or t ... More >>
"What have the Democrats done to my brain?" Channel 9 morning anchor Gary Shapiro is usually pretty upbeat about everything. So when he mentioned during a Monday broadcast that his DNC goodie bag wasn't all that, well, good, I was taken aback. After seeing mine, however, I realized he had a point.
We found this mysterious pack of Wild Cherry M&M's tucked away in the wrong box at our local Walgreens. There didn't seem to be a display of them, and a search for like packages proved fruitless. We also haven't run across them in any other stores, leaving us wondering about the origins of our mys ... More >>
Can a candy with a malted center ever really be milkshake-flavored? Wouldn't it automatically be malt-flavored? This obviously isn't a question the marketing people at Hershey's worried themselves over, and it certainly didn't stop us from picking up a giant pink pack of the candies when we spied th ... More >>
Women's tennis is the latest from the new Pi dynasty.
Outsiders swoop in and threaten area landmarks -- as usual.
Oriental Herb Company
Walgreen's 24-hour pharmacy
An incomplete history of local barchitecture, undertaken in two sober afternoons.
A blind man is accused of groping a salesclerk.