Joel Warner is a former staff writer for Westword and International Business Times. He's also written for WIRED, Men's Journal, Men's Health, Bloomberg Businessweek, Popular Science, Slate, Grantland and many other publications. He's co-author of the 2014 book The Humor Code: A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny, published by Simon & Schuster.
3 years ago | Marijuana
Organized labor has recently scored one victory after another in the cannabis industry. But unionizing efforts got nipped in the bud in Colorado.
3 years ago | Education
Over much of the past decade, several inmates in a Colorado prison developed a series of revolutionary programs that challenged the way most correctional facilities handle gang violence. Their approach was so successful that Colorado Department of...
4 years ago | Longform
Cindy Sovine-Miller is a growing force at the Colorado Legislature, where she keeps pushing for the rights of medical-marijuana patients.
4 years ago | Food News
Good news for those missing the comfort-food pleasures of bang!, which closed last year after a nineteen-year run in West Highland: Co-owner Cissy Olderman is back with a new partner and a new food venture, albeit one on a much smaller scale. Olde...
4 years ago | Immigration
Claudia didn’t think anything was wrong when United States Customs and Border Protection agents flagged her for an in-depth security screening after the early-morning flight from her native Chile landed at Los Angeles International Airport early o...
6 years ago | News
The Holly Square basketball courts are empty this afternoon. Four boys are goofing off by a nearby picnic table, brandishing make-believe guns and pretending to blow each other away: “BLAM! BLAM! BLAM!” Like a lot of kids in northeast Park Hill, t...