Since getting out of prison in 2005, Piper Kerman has been pounding the pulpit for criminal-justice reform. Her prison memoir, Orange Is the New Black , attracted the attention of producer Jenji Kohan, who adapted it into a critically acclaimed Netflix series. Kerman has used the success of the show ... More >>
As our High Plains hangovers fade, local comedy fans must look ahead to the future after a game-changing August. Ironically, what lies ahead this month in Denver comedy is firmly rooted in the past. We've got 90's sitcom stars, a slate of road-dog headliners, and even two Saturday Night Live ... More >>
The Amendment 64 task force recommended allowing out of staters to buy cannabis in Colorado -- and if the legislature agrees, the decision would open the door to pot tourism. But the folks behind a company called My 420 Tours aren't waiting for lawmakers to sign off. They're actively promoting an A ... More >>
The finale of Showtime's Weeds predicted Starbucks-like pot shops will proliferate a few short years from now -- a notion that resonates locally given the presence on the November ballot of Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act. But one reader reminds us to be aware of the differenc ... More >>
Last night marked the finale of Showtime's Weeds, a series about cannabis selling that's sparked love and hate among local tokers. (Recall its satire of the Colorado pot industry and one character's recent claim that marijuana isn't medical.) Expect a similarly wide range of responses to a predictio ... More >>
Even before Weeds satirized Colorado's medical marijuana scene in 2010, the local MMJ industry has had a love-hate relationship with the Showtime program, whose run ends this season. However, last night's episode, spotlighted in a clip below, is likely to inspire only the latter reaction among folks ... More >>
The most recent art toy collection from Task One, AKA Daniel Rowley, is the result of a lot of late nights. While he works, the graffiti and custom toy artist watches copious amounts of his favorite TV shows, so it was only a matter of time before inspiration caught up with the art. With "As Seen On ... More >>
Kevin Nealon is best known for his nine seasons of Saturday Night Live and his role on the hit Showtime series Weeds. But what some don't know is that Nealon has been a steady stand-up comic throughout his career, doing bits on things like how he doesn't actually smoke weed and his fear of chimp att ... More >>
Mary Louise-Parker.Yesterday, we shared details from the latest episode of the Showtime series Weeds, which satirized the medical marijuana scene in Colorado, not to mention parents forced to attend kiddie concerts. But one of our commenters, identified as Anonymous, wasn't laughing. Indeed, ... More >>
Mary Louise-Parker.If ever there was a television program in the perfect position to satirize marijuana of the medical (and non-medical) type in Colorado, it's Showtime's Weeds. And in the latest episode from the sixth season -- an impressively strong one for such a long-running series -- th ... More >>
Well, the deadline for the big television conversion to digital is only a month away and I missed my shot at getting the government vouchers for the converter box. Last week, the Commerce Department announced they had hit the $1.34 billion funding limit set by Congress for the coupon program, which ... More >>
Miners Alley presents a parable about love and identity.
The piece in this week's Night & Day section about comic Kevin Nealon, who headlines at the Boulder Theater in a show now scheduled to take place on Friday, March 2 (see this blog for details), offers a taste of a conversation early this month with the Saturday Night Live vet and current Weeds co-st ... More >>
The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow explores the world within -- and without.