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—Photo Illustration by Sean Parsons; photos: Shutterstock (Matisyahu, Red Rocks); Wikimedia (Snoop Dogg, Marijuana Leaf)
On April 20, the hallowed stoner celebration day known as 4/20, rappers Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa headlined at Red Rocks, and reggae rapper Matisyahu joined MC Talib Kweli at the Fillmore Auditorium on East Colfax. The previous day, jam bands Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and Dumpstaphunk were in...
—Illustration By Sol Linero
Four-year-old Rachel Vlietstra takes a deep breath and reads aloud from her picture book. “Mom said, ‘Make your bed,’ ” she says, and then glances at the illustration of a little boy in his messy bedroom. There’s a pause as she turns the page—but there’s no rustle of paper. In fact, there’s no...
—Photo by Bryce Boyer
The Cherry Creek Trail, one of Denver’s most beloved outdoor playgrounds, runs roughly 13 miles from the downtown REI to Cherry Creek State Park in Aurora. Each of the various sections has its own personality: At Confluence Park, kids splash in the South Platte; a few miles to the southeast,...
—Photo illustration by Gluekit
A trio of fratty-looking bros doing a keg stand was probably the last thing you’d have expected to see in an advertisement highlighting the Affordable Care Act’s benefits on the eve of its rollout last year. That is, unless you knew the ad was the work of ProgressNow Colorado, which has been...
—Illustration by Jude Buffum
On a cool late-spring day, lifelong farmer Dan Crouch looks out over row after row of still-green wheat as he contemplates the July harvest on his land 40 miles east of Denver. Sixty-seven-year-old Crouch reminisces for a moment. He still remembers the old days when his family tilled the soil and...
—Photography by Jeff Nelson
The morning of Ryan Carter and Jesse Spencer’s first rooftop soiree, contractors were still running up and down the floating staircase of the couple’s modern, three-story townhome in Curtis Park, putting the finishing touches on their new 700-square-foot outdoor living space. “We set a...
—Photography by Brumley & Wells
Imagine spending a lazy, sun-drenched day on the Mediterranean coast, sipping sangría and nibbling marinated olives. It’s a vision that inspired Golden floral designer Cori Cook to dream up this scene for an alfresco afternoon with friends in the backyard. Cook marries the perfection of a Colorado...