Child-Proof Packaging Is the Next Step in Mainstreaming of Marijuana

The kids, as they say, are all on the pot, listening to their rock ‘n roll, and drag racing down their cul-de-sacs. But there’s a twist! These pot-crazed, drag racing youths are not high because they were convinced by some local rapscallion to “just toke on some reefer” — they accidentally ingested a marijuana-infused… » 5/28/13 1:20pm 5/28/13 1:20pm

You Should Probably Stop Getting Your Dog Stoned

Veterinarians in Colorado have seen a recent spike in dogs suffering illness from marijuana ingestion. Colorado is one of 17 states where medical cannabis is legal, leading to increased availability and risk to pets. Whereas previously vets were dealing with as little as 3-4 cases of stoned dogs a year, they are now… » 10/03/12 12:10pm 10/03/12 12:10pm

Colorado Girl Staves Off Bubonic Plague, Gains Unfair Advantage in…

The bubonic plague, which helped build most of 14th century Europe's character, probably wiped out Constantinople in 542, and is the primary antagonist in both a pretty sweet novel about New Orleans called A Recent Martyr by Valerie Martin as well as a pretty sweet movie about New Orleans called Panic in the Streets,… » 9/05/12 9:15pm 9/05/12 9:15pm

Obama and Romney Are Fighting Over Colorado's Women

Both Obama and Romney reeeeallly want to win over Colorado in October — it's a swing state worth 9 electoral votes — and they know the way to do that is through the ladies, especially those in their 30s to 50s who live in the suburbs. So which presidential candidate is right for you? (Just pretend this is a Cosmo quiz … » 7/27/12 12:50pm 7/27/12 12:50pm

Let's Not Blame the Aurora Shootings on James Holmes Not Getting Laid

Soon after a gunman opened fire on a Colorado movie theater killing 12 and injuring dozens, James Holmes freely gave himself up to authorities. And since his apprehension, we've gotten busy grasping, over and over, for what caused him to do this. He wasn't doing well at school! He wasn't Christian enough! He was… » 7/24/12 11:40am 7/24/12 11:40am

The Shining Knights of the Aurora Movie Theater

When tragedy strikes, I stay up all night reading the news. The only way I know how to process incomprehensible events like the Dark Night Rises shooting in Aurora is by absorbing all the details, the more heart-wrenching and/or disturbing, the better. So far, the story that's stuck with me the most isn't the one… » 7/23/12 4:50pm 7/23/12 4:50pm

Madonna Tastelessly Waves Guns Around Onstage Post-Aurora Shooting

In her continued (and, if you ask me, unnecessary) bid for relevancy, Madonna most recently pissed off Mothers Against Guns during her MDNA tour. They objected when Madge waved around some (fake) firearms onstage during a concert in Murrayfield, Scotland not 48 hours after the Colorado Dark Knight Rises shooting, also… » 7/23/12 9:00am 7/23/12 9:00am

Woman Tells Urban Legend-Like Story About Match.com Pairing Her with…

TMZ, ever eager to disinter one the creepier, more lurid follow-up stories to the shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, has pulled a wriggly worm of an anecdote out of the ground and is waving it around for everyone to flinch at — a Colorado woman named "Diana" says that on Friday afternoon, Match.com paired… » 7/22/12 11:30am 7/22/12 11:30am

Violence on the Screen, Violence in Front of the Screen: Trying to…

Updates regarding last night's shooting at the Dark Knight Rises screening in Aurora, Colorado are dominating TV stations, online news outlets and Twitter feeds — and rightly so. People are injured, people are dead due to senseless violence. The 12 people shot dead and dozens of people injured were at a sold-out… » 7/20/12 11:50am 7/20/12 11:50am

Melanie Griffith And Antonio Banderas Don't Do It Anymore, Might Divorce

After fifteen years of marriage (and a fair amount of that spent in couples therapy, apparently), two of the final standing members of the Un-Divorced Hollywood Old Guard, Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith, might be almost ready to call it quits. This spring, Banderas was seen getting all up on another woman at a… » 7/20/12 9:00am 7/20/12 9:00am