Politics can be boring. I know. It's impossible to follow all the races and be informed on all the positions. Some races seem more important. The governor's race gets all the glamour: news pieces, tv spots, editorials, interviews galore. We're almost all aware of the congresssional and state house candidates (at least in our little area), plastering our neighborhoods with leaflets, pamphlets, door hangers, and yard signs. But no race - no race - has more impact on the lived reality of citizens than the District Attorney. These are the people who have incredible power and latitude in prosecuting our laws. When we look at the state of the American prison system, out incarcerating notoriously oppressive nations like China and Russia, maybe we think we need to do better or wonder if Americans are really that much more prone to crime. Hint: they're not. The DA has direct bearing on our overcrowded and overfunded prisons. The DA has discretion on prosecuting crimes, whether seeking prison time for local activists or trying to hold the powerful accountable .More locally, when we look at our own patch of planet and realise that our state is set, for the first time its history, to pass the $1B budgetary mark on the backs of increased minor drug possession and incarceration of women, we have to pause and ask: what the hell are our state district attorney's doing?
Joey Bada$$ came through Denver, Colorado's Ogden Theater this last week on the latest leg of his AmeriKKKana Tour, which began on Apr. 17 in Boston, MA. Opening Bada$$'s show were Chuck Strangers, whose SoundCloud is worth some attention, but who I had never heard of till show night. As someone who prides himself on keeping up to date, it was definitely lovely to catch that fresh ear worm as
I spent the evening of May 11th at Lost Lake Lounge in Denver off Colfax and Monroe. Don’t let the name fool you, however. Trust Google’s “Retro dive bar” description instead, because it’s not really a lounge; there is only the bar and two smallish tables to lounge at, but the atmosphere is still pretty cool. And we do like the place. We've seen The Patient Zeros, Ella
We love stories about girl power. About the cool stuff chicks in Colorado are doing. About ladies who tear it up in the mountains every weekend. Who bring intensity like no one else. Specifically, we love this story about one particular Coloradan girl who has trained her way to skiing glory, all before graduating from the fifth grade.
We caught up with Lucy Oliviero high in the
November cometh! We're getting ready to elect a new governor, so we're profiling the candidates. Polis v Lopez this month. Read up. Vote well.
*These interviews have been edited for length and clarity
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