Those Rocky Mountains sure are nice and…high, but they’re not the only natural wonder visitors are coming to explore in Colorado.
"Birthday girl gets greens!" declares Mike Eymer, before passing his large bong from one end of the white Hummer limousine to Jenna, the quiet blonde sitting at the other. She lights up timidly, gulps down and passes it to her mother, Carol, as she exhales, filling the back of the limo with a cloud of smoke.Carol, who lives in Florida, decided to surprise Jenna for her 22nd birthday by flying her from Oregon, where she goes to college, to Denver for a marijuana tour.
In a shocking outcome to Super Bowl XLVII, Seattle beat down Denver for a record-breaking win.
Up on Mount Lombardi, the football gods are confused. It was supposedly preordained, ever since Peyton Manning shredded the Baltimore Ravens for seven touchdowns in the season opener. The Denver Broncos would march to the Super Bowl and win a second championship for their legendary quarterback.But the Seattle Seahawks called an audible and flew in the face of “fate,” defeating the Broncos 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVII.The Seahawks didn’t just beat the Broncos; they beat them up and they beat them down, physically overpowering and psychologically demoralizing Denver.
The actor who died Sunday morning was found with a needle in his arm and five empty heroin envelopes, according to police on the scene.
Philip Seymour Hoffman lay dead on his side on the bathroom floor clad in a T-shirt and shorts, a hypodermic needle sticking out of his left arm.In the trash, police found five empty heroin envelopes. Nearby were two full envelopes.Some of the envelopes were marked in purple with an Ace of Spades. Others were stamped with an Ace of Hearts. Narcotics cops immediately set to determining which dope dealers use those brand names.In the disordered fourth floor apartment, 4-D, on Bethune Street in Greenwich Village were photos of the 46-year-old actor’s three young kids.
Football has always been a favorite topic of Hollywood. From the Marx Brothers to Oliver Stone, here are eight classic films about football.
Football has been a staple of the American cinema for a century. The same characteristics that make the sport so perfect for television also have inspired directors to use the sport as a centerpiece of countless films. Here are seven gridiron classics.Horse FeathersIn this madcap Marx Brothers comedy, Groucho Marx play Professor Quincy Adams Wagstaff, who takes the presidency of Huxley College just as it is due for its big football game against arch-rival Darwin.
Why you should be cheering for the Seahawks to win—by a lot—on Sunday. How an economist views the game and the evidence from XLVII years on the gridiron.
So, there’s some sort of football game this weekend. NFL purists—if such a thing still exists—may recoil at such sacrilege, but the New York/New Jersey-hosted game is yet another opportunity for economic analysis. And those rooting for the economy might want to get on the bandwagon for a victory by the Seattle Seahawks.The Super Bowl has been around long enough, XLVII years, to provide an opportunity to track whether the results of the game mean anything in the real world.
Melting blues, country, pop, music hall, and Broadway into a two-guitar sound called rock’n’roll was something The Beatles did first.
This fourth and last installment of Michael Tomasky’s new e-book, Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!: The Beatles and America, Then and Now, is about the music. Was their music really that different? Yes. Here’s how.Read the first excerpt here, the second here, and the third here.You can buy Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! by clicking here.***So what is it about the guitar—the electric guitar in particular? Our brains are wired to respond, strongly and primally, to music of all kinds.
It’s almost inconceivable that baseball would let a convicted felon into its pantheon. San Francisco 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr. is a different matter.
When George Carlin put together his “Baseball-Football” comedy routine, there was no way he knew that he was describing the reaction of the two sports fan bases and sportswriters when it came to who should be in each sport’s Hall of Fame. Carlin hit the nail on the head when he uttered:"Baseball is a nineteenth-century pastoral game. Football is a twentieth-century technological struggle." For the past two months there has been too much talk about who should be in Baseball's Hall of Fame and what to do with players who may have used performance enhancing drugs but were never caught breaking baseball's drug policy.
With retail dispensaries charging a hefty tax for legal weed, many Denverites are content to stick with their regular dealers. But will the convenience eventually outweigh the cost?
“This is going to be fun, I haven’t been to a dispensary yet.” I’d been in the Mile High City a total of 20 minutes before my local friend shattered the image I’d built in my head of a post-Jan. 1 Denver. She is a pot smoker. Why was she not one of the thousands of people I’d seen on TV, waiting in lines that poured out the doors of Denver’s retail marijuana shops? If not on New Year’s Day (that’s not really her style), then at least once in the weeks following the stores’ legal opening?“I just get my weed from my friend Dave,” she said.
Dear, NFL. You’re killing the serious fun we could have watching the big game—because we have to WORK the next morning. You’ve already moved to the North. Why not try a night earlier?
Well, it’s Super Bowl Saturday, and boy am I… not excited.I am doing absolutely nothing to prepare for the big day. Tomorrow, I’ll go load up on the artery-busting repast of my choosing and a few libations. But I should be doing that today, because they should be playing the damn game on Saturday.This is as open-and-shut as cases come. The Super Bowl has become one of the biggest social events of the year. It’s a party. You want to have fun, you want to drink.
Don’t Make Weed Bowl puns, lay off the Puppy Bowl, do bring chips, and whatever you do, don’t mention the Patriots.
Your Super Bowl Etiquette Questions — AnsweredOnce again, we are approaching that most solemn and perplexing American social ritual—the Super Bowl party.Weeks ago, when you received your engraved invitation, the anxiety started. But it’s perfectly normal to feel nervous, to wonder what to say and do. It is a fraught, complicated experience. But happily, by following these simple guidelines, you are sure to get through with flying colors.Q: What is the traditional gift to bring the hostess of a Super Bowl party?A: Silver, fine wood, or an institution-sized bag of Fritos.
Niagara Falls has partially frozen over for the second time this year, giving tourists a one-of-a-kind photo op, and a reason to brave the frozen U.S.-Canada border.
The WikiLeaks founder participated in a glitch-filled—but candid—live video chat from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London as part of the South By Southwest tech fest.