It all began with Artist Trading Cards. Back in 2004, local painter Lisa Luree had already started selling her full-size paintings online when customers began asking if she made Artist Trading Cards, those two-and-a-half by three-and-a-half-inch pieces that artists generally traded. Luree asked her ... More >>
The camera pans slowly, lovingly over every gorgeous curve and line -- lingering here and there to appreciate the beauty of the video star's frame. Bicycle frame, that is. The aforementioned footage of a pricey Cannondale Scalpel (see it below) is flat-out porn for bike lovers. But it also provide ... More >>
There are certain snacks and sips that were just too good to last forever -- but they damn well should have! Some really great ideas didn't last much past their initial hype; the companies responsible hurled them almost as quickly as they'd unfurled them. And while discontinued items do, on occasion ... More >>
When it comes to fashion, there are trends and then there are trendsetters. Trends are often derived from the runway, and they trickle down to more accessible department stores. One local trendsetter we spotted this week is tattoo artist Airen VanDiggelen, who was rocking two-tone leggings: one whit ... More >>
Now and then, companies send us medical marijuana-related products ranging from vaporizers to board games to books. We showcase them in our quasi-regular product review section, Stoner MacGyver. The latest? The Embur cordless ceramic lighter.
Would you pay $500 for a mask of James Holmes? One was offered last week on eBay for $500. And then would you wear it out in public? See also: - James Holmes ultra-realistic Halloween mask listed on eBay for $500 - Five tips for visiting a haunted house - Aurora Century 16: Facebook survey for reo ... More >>
Bruce Springsteen tickets go on sale Monday, August 13 at 10 a.m. They'll be gone within minutes, if not seconds -- only to reappear shortly thereafter on eBay, StubHub and other aftermarket ticket sites for two, three or even four times their original cost. It's nothing new. But it sure gets old. ... More >>
A day after 49,000 tickets to the Great American Beer Festival were snapped up within minutes of going on sale -- leaving a lot of angry beer fans out there -- a Boulder homebrewer listed one of those tickets on eBay for $50,000. Does he really expect someone to buy it? Of course not. But the twent ... More >>
It's not quite a wrap, but when the Bureau of Land Management announced that it had approved Christo's "Over the River," the art installation proposed for a 42-mile stretch of the Arkansas River in southern Colorado cleared yet another hurdle.
Grab the Guinness Book of World Records, because we've got a ridiculous tale to tell. Earlier this week, a man in Australia purchased a Led Zeppelin T-shirt for $10,000, making it the largest sum anyone has paid for a vintage band shirt. That doesn't mean there aren't shirts that are valued h ... More >>
When George Lucas created Star Wars he had no idea it was going to become the phenomenon that it did. In fact, if it wasn't for the dedicated merchandising work of Howard Roffman that caused the resurgence of popularity, we may not have ever seen revival of the brand. However, where there is ... More >>
Colorado boasts a thriving medical marijuana industry as well as a vibrant tech scene. It's little wonder, then, that, courtesy of forward-thinking companies such as MJ Freeway and idWeeds, we're now starting to see inklings of a homegrown marijuana tech industry sprouting up along the Front ... More >>
Big pics below.One clue that Carmelo Anthony might actually stay in Denver: He hasn't reduced the price of the house he's selling. But heis lightening his load, by selling a cherry '71 Chevelle on eBay to benefit his charity, just as bride LaLa Vazquez did last year with a pink SUV. Look belo ... More >>
Occipital is a Boulder startup that just hit the big time. The company's just been acquired by eBay on the strength of its RedLaser app for iPhones, which scans barcodes, allowing users to compare prices on the go. As part of its big push into mobile shopping, eBay has reduced the price of R ... More >>
Danielle Anderson is the latest local artist to take an unconventional approach to financing her new album, joining the Heyday and Choke the Word on the fansourcing bandwagon. To generate funds for her new album, Two Bedroom Apartment, Anderson, whom you know better by her nom de tune of Da ... More >>
Photo by Kenny BeMidget in big boots contemplates the kicking of some crocodile ass. Valverde: The hand-painted sign pictured above covers the entire east wall of El Nuevo Rancho Grande on West Alameda at Clay Street. The artist leaves it up to the viewer's imagination to decide whether the ... More >>
Jay VollmarDenver's two roller derby leagues, profiled in the Westword's feature "Denver's Roller Derby Rivalry Could Start the Sport Rolling Across the Country," are stepping up their games this year -- both on the track and off. Exhibit A: The Rocky Mountain Rollergirls have been kicking a ... More >>
The five hand-painted guitars signed by ten Nobel Peace Prize winners that will be auctioned off on eBay today are truly for the man who has everything -- although "that's not true until they buy one of the guitars!," points out Ivan Suvanjieff, the founder of PeaceJam, the organization that ... More >>
Is this the apocalypse or what? Last week, Eggo devastated Jason Sheehan, school children and bachelors everywhere by reporting that a massive waffle shortage was taking place. And now Libby's and Nestle have put the kibosh on their canned pumpkin production for the rest of the year. That ... More >>
â€‹Whoodeefreakinghoo! Good fortune is smiling on us today. Looks like the music gods do love us after all. After posting a song from Chad Price's new solo record earlier today, we just received word that our pals at Suburban Home are graciously offering a free download of an out-of-print album from ... More >>
"What can we save if we sell this red carpet on eBay?"Mayor John Hickenlooper may be starring in his own documentary series, but if this morning's Denver Post is any indication, he's soon going to be starring in his own political thriller, in which he somehow tries to trim $120 million from the city ... More >>
A while back there was some talk that Tickle Me Pink was going the way of pager technology. Turns out the dudes were just taking some time off to write some new songs, some of which they'll be debuting at the Gothic Theatre on Saturday, June 27, in the company of I Hate Kate, Life In Electric and He ... More >>
It's not exactly a surprise that Phish's four-day stand at Red Rocks sold out in minutes, but there are elements of the whole thing that smell, well, Phish-y (sorry, I couldn't resist). At least one hard-core fan (the one I live with, to be specific) was online within seconds of the tickets going on ... More >>
Nearing Book Buffs' last chapter. Like World War II veterans, used bookstores are getting harder to find -- especially stores with a quality inventory spanning classic and modern literature. With Amazon, eBay, AbeBooks and other online services offering a virtual clearinghouse of good reads, the w ... More >>
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The unofficial Darrent Williams shrine at 11th and Speer not only survived the most recent snowstorm, but it's grown. Mourners who marched from the Shelter, the club at 1037 Broadway where Williams was partying on New Year's Eve, to the site of the shooting left more flowers, more cards, more poems, ... More >>
It's strange to think that many people will never know the pleasure of flip, flip, flipping through a stack of LPs at a record store, but almost any music collector of age remembers the act — just as they remember going through a card catalogue (a what?). Back in the day, record shopping carri ... More >>
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