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Marijuana: MMJ Sales Outpace Rec in September and October, Patient Numbers Grow

Medical marijuana patient numbers continued to climb in recent months, increasing from 115,710 people at the start of September to...
Westword  |  12-17-2014  |  Lastest Word

Reader: Road Repairs Are Always Being Made in the Wrong Places

When we shared our item breaking down a poster showing what all fifty states are worst at, we asked what...
Westword  |  12-17-2014  |  Lastest Word

Crash 45 Hits the Wall, Will Close After Saturday

After the Portulaca Cafe, a decades-old Slavic speakeasy in Globeville, closed in 2008, the White Owl moved in and transformed...
Westword  |  12-17-2014  |  Cafe Society

Six Great Weekly Restaurant Deals in Denver

Denver blog posts are always hungry for deals. At our Cafe Society blog, Gretchen Kurtz touts six of the best...
Westword  |  12-17-2014  |  Lastest Word

Brik on York to Open in Former Movie House on Colfax

Over the last century, the space at 2223 East Colfax Avenue has been a movie theater and a watch-repair shop...
Westword  |  12-17-2014  |  Cafe Society

Elitch Lanes Sold, Yard House Intruder Charged, Source Bathroom Mystery Solved

Elitch Lanes, a mainstay in Berkeley, has been sold, our Show and Tell blog reports this morning. Cal Eichinger, who's...
Westword  |  12-17-2014  |  Cafe Society

Review: Crammed Full of Cartier "Ice," the DAM's Brilliant Is the Perfect Winter Show

Brilliant Denver Art Museum 100 West 14th Avenue Parkway The Denver Art Museum has come up with the perfect winter...
Westword  |  12-17-2014  |  Show and Tell

JonBenet Ramsey: How the Investigation Got Derailed -- and Why It Still Matters

Bad news often comes in the night. It arrives in a whirl of dread and confusion, like a drunk trying...
Westword  |  12-17-2014  |  Lastest Word

Ícaro Editores Salon Spotlights Independent Latino Authors Saturday

"People sometimes write books and don't know what to do with them," says Arturo Garcia, editor at Ícaro Editores, a...
Westword  |  12-17-2014  |  Show and Tell

Beer Calendar: Doughnuts, Eggnog, Peanut Butter and Raspberries Are in Your Beer

New breweries opened at a stunning rate of 1.5 per day across the United States in 2014, bringing the total...
Westword  |  12-17-2014  |  Cafe Society

Denver Jail Brutality: Auditor Wonders if Sheriff's Office Has Something to Hide

This could get ugly. Hot on the heels of huge City of Denver payouts in cases involving Jamal Hunter and...
Westword  |  12-17-2014  |  Lastest Word

Nine Ways to Have a Happy Hipster Christmas

Christmas can be a tough holiday for hipsters to navigate. There's all that festive frivolity -- and crass commercialism! Still,...
Westword  |  12-17-2014  |  Show and Tell

National Western Stock Show Adds a Barbecue Throwdown -- Yeehaw!

"Once again, let it be known that Denver's BBQ is atrocious," wrote one commenter last week. It's been an unusually...
Westword  |  12-17-2014  |  Cafe Society

Review: The Familiars Brings a Dysfunctional Family Home for the Holidays

The Familiars Edge Theatre Company Serious about working with local playwrights, the Edge Theatre Company commissioned a holiday show from...
Westword  |  12-17-2014  |  Show and Tell

Chef Matt Mine Is a Real Catch for Atticus

Matt Mine Atticus 1115 East Evans Avenue 720-459-8273 Twelve years is a long time to hold down the same job;...
Westword  |  12-17-2014  |  Cafe Society

Ken McGill Awarded $11 Million in Lawsuit Over Stroke Suffered in Jeffco Jail

In our April 2013 cover story, Joel Warner wrote about Ken McGill, who had filed a lawsuit against Jefferson County...
Westword  |  12-17-2014  |  Lastest Word

Mike Nichols: Remembered at the Sie Focuses on Five Films by the Late Director

The world of film has its auteurs and icons, and loyal viewers will line up to see a movie based...
Westword  |  12-17-2014  |  Show and Tell

Reader: Denver's Beer Is Better Than Any Barbecue Here

Since a reader labeled Denver's barbecue scene "atrocious," readers have poured out their ideas of where to go for good...
Westword  |  12-17-2014  |  Cafe Society

Nine Things You Should Know About the City of Denver's New Ticketing Deal with AXS

On November 17, Denver City Council passed an ordinance establishing AXS, a ticketing company co-owned by Anschutz Entertainment Group, as...
Westword  |  12-17-2014  |  Backbeat

Review: Songs for a New World Creates a Noteworthy Evening at Miners Alley

Songs for a New World Miners Alley Playhouse Musical theater takes many forms, and a small, heartfelt evening can be...
Westword  |  12-17-2014  |  Show and Tell

Spice Up Your Life at a Couples Cooking Class Tonight

Want to learn how to entertain this holiday season? Or maybe you're just looking to spice things up with your...
Westword  |  12-17-2014  |  Cafe Society

Fifty Reasons Colorado Is the Greatest State in the Country, 2014 Edition

How many reasons are there that prove Colorado is the greatest state in the country? We've put together top-fifty lists...
Westword  |  12-17-2014  |  Lastest Word

Bassist Jerry Krenzer on His Time in Colorado's Last Great Soul/Funk Band

Colorado's last great soul-funk band was formed in 1966 in Phoenix, Arizona, where it was known as Freddi-Henchi and the...
Westword  |  12-17-2014  |  Backbeat

Stephen Graves, Man Living in Yard House Ceiling: Multiple Wine Corks

Last week, Mark Antonation at our Cafe Society blog told you about a man who'd been living in the ceiling...
Westword  |  12-17-2014  |  Lastest Word

Elitch Lanes to Close on Tennyson in May; Owner Hopes to Find New Location

"If you've been around northwest Denver, you know: The people who come in here are so much nicer than the...
Westword  |  12-17-2014  |  Show and Tell

Review: Sunrise Sunset Recalls a Time When It Was Morning in America

Sunrise Sunset 7400 West 38th Avenue, Wheat Ridge 303-423-8380 Michael Pollan famously proclaimed that we shouldn't eat anything our great-grandparents...
Westword  |  12-17-2014  |  Cafe Society

Denver Punk Band SPELLS on Bigfoot and Mexican Slang

The members of good-times punk band SPELLS will happily share their opinions on any number of things. Mythical creatures, for...
Westword  |  12-17-2014  |  Backbeat

Prud Collective Launches Ethical Fashion With a Fashion Show and Pop-Up Shop on Thursday

African tradition meets Colorado style on Thursday, December 18 at Beacons Community Creative Space, where Prud Collective will host an...
Westword  |  12-17-2014  |  Show and Tell

P.O.S. Brings a Passion for Punk Rock to Hip-Hop

"Denver is tight," says P.O.S with a chuckle when asked about the music scene here. The rapper, producer, part-time punk-rocker...
Westword  |  12-17-2014  |  Backbeat

Six of the Best Weekly Deals in Denver

In my review of Adelitas Cocina Y Cantina, I explore the deals -- Margarita Mondays, Taco Tuesdays, etc. -- that...
Westword  |  12-16-2014  |  Cafe Society

Teen Pot Smoking Declines Nationally, Study Finds

One of the most popular arguments among marijuana-legalization critics is that greater cannabis accessibility for adults will lead to more...
Westword  |  12-16-2014  |  Lastest Word

Reader: Too Many Denver Men Are Still Boys Living the Full-Blown Stoner Life

A recent survey listed Denver among the top fifteen cities for single women -- and when we shared our post...
Westword  |  12-16-2014  |  Lastest Word

The Corner Beet Juice and Coffee Bar Adds Soups, Sandwiches and Toast

Nikki Hazamy and Donna Dempsey started Gypsy Juice over the summer, selling cold-pressed juices at music festivals and other special...
Westword  |  12-16-2014  |  Cafe Society

Top Five Foodie Gizmos of 2014

Denver blog posts are into go-go gadgets. At our Cafe Society blog, Jenn Wohletz counts down the five coolest foodie...
Westword  |  12-16-2014  |  Lastest Word

Breckenridge Brewery Bottles First Large-Scale Barrel-Aged Beer To Honor New Facility

To celebrate the impending opening of its massive new brewing campus in Littleton -- and all of the square footage...
Westword  |  12-16-2014  |  Cafe Society

Adopting a Pet is Easy, If You're the Right Kind of Human For A Furry Companion

Back in the late '90s, when I was preparing to rent my first apartment, there were three things on my...
Westword  |  12-16-2014  |  Show and Tell

Denver Police Captain Tracie Keesee Will Direct National Initiative for Building Trust and Justice

Are cops more trigger-happy when aiming guns at minorities? That's not a new question, though it's certainly one being asked...
Westword  |  12-16-2014  |  Lastest Word

The Mayday Experiment: Looking to the Future -- Through Windows!

After a big problem when we tried to level the tiny house, I returned the broken jacks to Harbor Freight...
Westword  |  12-16-2014  |  Show and Tell

Sweet! Breakfast Spots Pour Creativity Into Syrup

Since it opened its first outpost on Larimer Street almost a decade ago, Snooze has tried to take over the...
Westword  |  12-16-2014  |  Cafe Society

Globeville Staple Crash 45 Is Closing This Week

More changes are coming to Globeville's nightlife scene. Just a few weeks after the Sidewinder Tavern went on the market,...
Westword  |  12-16-2014  |  Backbeat

The Five Best Foreign Christmas Films

Christmas is a shared experience around many parts of the world. There are different traditions and celebrations, but whether it's...
Westword  |  12-16-2014  |  Show and Tell

Sue Sisley on Her Request for Colorado to Fund Study on Pot and PTSD

Controversial cannabis researcher Sue Sisley is on her way back to Colorado today, after six months that have been a...
Westword  |  12-16-2014  |  Lastest Word

Orlando Activists Protest Grand Jury Decisions in Ferguson and New York

Approximately 100 gather for peaceful protest to point out that racism and police brutality can happen anywhere.
Orlando Weekly  |  Erin Sullivan  |  12-10-2014  |  Race & Class

Progress, Derailed?

Has the Obama administration hobbled the Endangered Species Act?
Tucson Weekly  |  Judith Lewis Mernit  |  12-10-2014  |  Environment

The Power of No

A new wave of consent-based intimacy events and communities are reshaping the sexual and sensual landscape in the East Bay.
East Bay Express  |  Anna Pulley  |  12-04-2014  |  Sex