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Local Progress Convention Brings Progressive Politicians Together in Denver

Westword

Taking the mic at the Local Progress national meet-up at the Colorado Convention Center on August 5, Denver City Councilmember Robin Kniech highlighted some regressive moments in Colorado's recent history with the progressive politicians, advocates and government workers who'd gathered there. "In 1992, Colorado was dubbed the 'Hate State' because our voters passed a measure prohibiting anti-discrimination ordinances for gay and lesbian individuals.…

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Study Suggests Vaping, Dabbing Cannabinoid Acetates Can Create Toxic Gas

Dallas Observer

Ever since delta-8 THC and other hemp-derived THC isomers started hitting the shelves in stores across the country, people have been trying to determine how safe they are. One study conducted by researchers out of Portland State University found evidence that suggests a toxic gas called ketene might be created when vaping or dabbing cannabinoid acetates, such as delta-8 THC acetate.…

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At CPAC Dallas, Far-Right Conspiracy Theorists Take the Main Stage to Applause and Fanfare

Dallas Observer

When U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene took the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference’s Dallas gathering on Friday, the crowd broke out in applause. Sara Carter, the conservative journalist who interviewed Greene, launched their discussion by offering the far-right Georgia representative a chance to address criticism that likens Greene’s rhetoric to fascist talking points.…

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Sandy Hook Conspiracy Theorist Wolfgang Halbig Goes Bankrupt in Florida

Miami New Times

The defamation trial of right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones made headlines this week, as the former Infowars host had to testify under oath about the lies he spread after the tragic 2012 attack at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Among this week's revelations from the Travis County Courthouse in Austin, Texas: Infowars, which airs on radio and online and also hawked merchandise, once raked in a whopping $800,000 in gross revenue in a single day.…

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Lauren Boebert Deep in the Heart of Texas at CPAC

Westword

U.S. Representative Lauren Boebert isn’t a headliner at the CPAC Texas Convention being held through August 7 — not that you can tell from looking at the banner ad emblazoned across the top of the Conservative Political Action Conference event web page. From the selection of head shots collected there, it seems like Boebert is one of the five most important guests, along with Donald Trump, Sean Hannity, Senator Ted Cruz and North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson.…

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Five Reasons Tyreek Hill Is the Miami Dolphins Best Offseason Acquisition Ever

Miami New Times

The fact that Tyreek Hill plays for the Miami Dolphins is going to take some getting used to. It would be one thing if the Dolphins landed Hill in free agency, but the immediate shock of his acquisition from the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for a boatload of draft picks is only just hitting home as the team hits the practice fields.…

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Phoenix Mercury Star Brittney Griner Gets Nine Years on Drug Charges

Phoenix New Times

Brittney Griner was stone-faced inside her tiny cell on Thursday as she learned how long she’ll be under the Kremlin's lock and key if American and Russian diplomats can’t broker a deal for her release. A Russian judge sentenced Griner, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, to nine years in prison, capping a month-long trial that ended Thursday.…

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Rachel Mitchell and Julie Gunnigle Will Face Off In County Attorney's Race

Phoenix New Times

A longtime insider versus a longtime critic. Now that the primaries are over, this is shaping up to be the race for Maricopa County's top prosecutor.…

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Franz Ferdinand Kick Off Their US Tour At House of Blues Dallas

Dallas Observer

On Thursday night, Scottish rock band Franz Ferdinand kicked off their U.S tour in Dallas. Along with tour mates Vundabar from Boston, they turned The House of Blues into a dance hall.…

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The crushing doom of Telekinetic Yeti

Westword

Whether you believe in Bigfoot or not, the Iowa duo of Telekinetic Yeti makes monstrous music fitting of the world’s most notorious and elusive cryptid. Heavy on the fuzz and downtuning, the band brandishes a blend of stoner doom so loud and low it truly sounds like a sasquatch beating on a bass drum.…

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Weekend's Best Concerts in Phoenix: Father John Misty, Destroy Boys

Phoenix New Times

Up for seeing a show this weekend? You've got many options available, including gigs by indie rock/indie folk star Father John Misty, dubstep pioneer 12th Planet, and female-fronted punk band Destroy Boys.…

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Things to Do in Miami: Bad Bunny at Hard Rock Stadium August 12 and 13, 2022

Miami New Times

Painted nails and long skirts are not precisely what comes to mind when describing Latino "machismo." Machismo usually manifests itself as strong or aggressive masculine pride, most commonly portrayed by men establishing their dominance in everyday life.…

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Bone Thugs N Harmony, Les Claypool's Bastard Jazz and the Best Denver Concerts This Weekend

Westword

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony brings melodic hip-hop to the Ogden tonight, or you can get your slickly produced, radio-friendly groove on with the Yacht Rock Revue at Fiddler's Green. Les Claypool brings one of his many acts, this time Bastard Jazz, to the Ogden on Saturday, while Train rolls through Red Rocks.…

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Downtown Phoenix Gets More Entertainment From Walter Studios

Phoenix New Times

The folks behind Walter Productions are in the midst of a busy summer. In addition to prepping their fantastical art cars for Burning Man later this month, the local immersive entertainment production company recently added to its small empire of event venues around the Valley.…

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Things to Do in Miami: The Kid Laroi at FPL Solar Amphitheater August 23, 2022

Miami New Times

A few years ago, Iggy Azalea seemed poised to be the biggest rapper ever to come out of Australia. With Atlanta rapper T.I. serving as her mentor, Azalea found success in 2014 with her debut album, The New Classic, which featured the number-one hit "Fancy."…

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Parker Twomey Makes His Debut With All This Life

Dallas Observer

Deep into the month of July, Dallas is in the midst of a heat wave that won’t go away. The grass is brown, the creeks are dry and the asphalt melting.…

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Hawaiian Restaurants Serving Spam Musubi In Metro Phoenix

Phoenix New Times

National Spam Musubi Day is on August 8, providing the perfect reminder to munch on delicious foods, or grinds as they're called in Hawaii. Spam musubi is a Hawaiian snack that resembles an enormous piece of sushi.…

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New Denver Restaurants Open This Week July 30-August 5

Westword

Coming off a month marred by many closures, the first week of August brought a slew of openings, with many more to come in the weeks ahead. Mighty Scoop, which is now open inside Sunnyside Supper Club, made its debut just in time for peak summer heat.…

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Arizona Restaurant Week and Phoenix Vegan Restaurant Week Offer Dining Discounts This Fall

Phoenix New Times

There may be no better time for a date night meal than Arizona Restaurant week. The menus are set, the deals are good, and the event encourages diners to get out and try something new.…

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New Times' Out to Brunch 2022 Tickets on Sale Now

Miami New Times

Who doesn't love a good brunch? The weekend's best meal is a time to get together with friends, eat decadent food, and chill out with mimosas, wine, and bloody marys.…

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The Six Best Places to Eat Oysters in Denver

Westword

Confession: I didn't eat an oyster until my late twenties, despite having grown up in Vermont, mere hours from the coast of Maine. I was, admittedly, an annoyingly picky eater as a kid.…

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The Five Best Brunch Spots for Miami Spice 2022

Miami New Times

Miami Spice is officially upon us, and there's no better time than these next few weeks to get out and sample our city's best restaurants. While there are certainly plenty of deals to keep you busy come lunch and dinner during the week, we couldn't help but ask: What about brunch?…

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Caffe Baonecci, a Lucchese Style Italian Restaurant, Opens in Frisco

Dallas Observer

The Gambaccini family hails from Lucca, Italy, that beautiful city in Tuscany famous for its Renaissance walls and tordelli lucchesi, a bright yellow pasta made with eggs that is similar to ravioli but always filled with a mixture of meat, usually beef and/or pork, and sauced with a rich meat ragu. After originally emigrating to San Francisco in 2005 and opening their Lucchese-inspired restaurant, Caffe Baonecci, the family decided this year to move the entire operation and family to Frisco and had their opening in June.…

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Unbelievabowl Feeds Into Dallas’s Bowl Craze

Dallas Observer

It’s clear: Dallas has found a way to put just about everything in a bowl. Whether it’s Mexican, Indian or American cuisine, apparently everything tastes better when it’s eaten from a bowl.…

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Seven Fun Ways to Enjoy This Weekend in Metro Phoenix

Phoenix New Times

There's fun to be had this weekend in the Valley at a variety of different events. To wit: Over the next 72 hours, Game On Expo will make its long-awaited return, this month’s First Friday will offer the latest works by local artists, and comedian Celeste Barber will serve up plenty of laughs.…

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Romance Authors Come Together for Reproductive Rights in Dissent Anthology

Miami New Times

The Supreme Court's reversal of Roe v. Wade has inspired political action across the nation. Now that same willingness to act has prompted authors in the romance community to raise money for groups that fund and aid abortions.…

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Time Warp Comics Teams Up With Local Artist to Help End Alzheimer’s

Westword

Team-ups are a common trope in comic books. Two heroes come together to fight a single enemy, often one they might not be able to beat so easily on their own.…

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A Texas Buc-ee's Said No To a Skateboarding Prank From Steve-O

Dallas Observer

It seems like Jackass stuntman Steve-O (real name Stephen Glover) is always willing to entertain, no matter what kind of camera is recording him. A video posted on Instagram on Tuesday shows the stand-up comedian performing for a small group of onlookers inside a Buc-ee's store in Wharton, located just west of Houston.…

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More Things to Do in Denver This Weekend, August 4-8

Westword

The first weekend of August is packed with entertainment options, ranging from high-flying aerialists to Meow Wolf's Vortex to the return of laser shows at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. See our list of free things to do here, and our guide to the first weekend of August's art events here.…

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Interview with Fellahboy from HBO Max’s "Rap Sh!t"

Miami New Times

In 2010, Fellahboy was skating home from his usual lunch at a Subway in Miami's Edgewater neighborhood when shrieks of laughter and applause caught his attention. The then 20-year-old noticed the commotion surrounding a performance by the Front Yard Theatre Collective, a local improv theater group that would eventually train him for his debut television role on Issa Rae's new comedy series, Rap Sh!t. The HBO Max show follows two Miami women, Mia and Shawna, on their journey to rap superstardom.…

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Texas Rangers June 2022 Recap: The Trade Deadline and More

Dallas Observer

The Texas Rangers are 10-17 for the month of July, bringing them to 46-56 for the season. And that is worrisome.…

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Your Game On Expo 2022 Insider's Guide — Tickets, Guests, and More

Phoenix New Times

When the pandemic hit back in 2020, Game On Expo co-founder John Lester knew organizers would have to press pause on the popular event. More than two years later, he says they’re ready to grab their controllers and pick up where they left off.…

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