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Quincy Jones says Chicago was way worse when he was a kid

Even at 84 years old, legendary composer and producer <b>Quincy Jones</b> can easily recall his tough South Side upbringing with vivid detail.<p>"The '30s in Chicago, man. Whew. No joke. If you think today's bad … As a young kid, after my mother was taken away, my brother and I, we saw dead bodies every day. …

Tom Brady's New App Will Give You Terrible Wellness Advice For $199.99 A Year

Tom Brady, in his quest to become the NFL’s answer to Gwyneth Paltrow, has just launched the TB12 Method mobile app. The TB12 Method is the dubious …

Eight Arty Things to Do This Weekend in Denver

<b>One Square Foot: RedLine's Anonymous Art Sale<br>RedLine, 2350 Arapahoe Street<br>6 to 9 p.m. Friday, October 27<br>$50 general admission</b><br>RedLine's One Square …

Your Guide to Pairing Red Rocks Concerts and Drugs

Brandon Marshall<p><b>EDM and Weed</b><b><br>Chromeo and Rufus Du Sol<br>Thursday, June 1<br>Gramatik<br>Saturday, June 17</b><br>We know, we know. You think EDM is where MDMA should …

Concerts

Naked California sex offender arrested running around outside Aspen hotel

Aspen police arrested a naked man running around in front of a local hotel Wednesday morning who was later found to be a registered sex offender, …

The Yankees Are Struggling To Put Butts In Seats

The New York Yankees have been surprisingly excellent this season, with a 27-17 record and a unique, likable young star in hulking, homer-bashing …

Is This The First Time Allen Iverson Has Ever Heard "White Iverson"?

You’re familiar with Allen Iverson, but you may not be familiar with Post Malone, a rapper whose first hit single is called “White Iverson.” Last …

Ten Things for Tourists to Know Before Visiting a Denver Dispensary

<b>3. Ask questions</b><br>There's going to be a lot of product, an overwhelming amount of product, from different strains of flower to varieties of edibles to …

Cannabis

Zaza Pachulia Partially Blames Gregg Popovich For Spurs Fans Threatening His Children

The Spurs were probably not going to win the West, no matter what. But they <i>definitely</i> were not going to win the West after Kawhi Leonard sprained his …

White Sox Announcers Have Inane Conversation

Chicago White Sox announcer Steve Stone has been one of the best color men in baseball for decades, and for half the year—the half he spends calling …

NFL Hall-Of-Famer Cortez Kennedy Dead At 48

Hall of Fame defensive lineman Cortez Kennedy was found dead in his home in Orlando, Fla. on Tuesday morning, according to local police. He was 48 …

Readers: Rent Prices Are Sky High, and Wages Aren't Keeping Up

I'm not surprised of these results. Living in Denver is incredible but rent prices make it near impossible for college post-grads to pay rent and …

Man shot to death in Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS — Colorado Springs police say a man has been shot to death in a residential area.<p>Police say they responded to a call around 7 p.m. …

Man charged with murder of Northglenn man found dead in his burning apartment

Prosecutors have charged a 26-year-old self-admitted drug addict with first-degree murder in the random attack and robbery of a 78-year-old man in …

Matt Wright Killed a Jungle Pig on Naked and Afraid XL but Got Taken Out by a Bug

Matt Wright and friend.<p>Discovery Channel<p>With one enjoyable season under his nonexistent belt, Wright was eager to return to the show. Early in this …

Massachusetts boy calls police on dad after finding drugs in suitcase

LAWRENCE, Mass. — An 11-year-old boy is being called courageous after he found illegal drugs in his father’s suitcase and called 911, WCVB …

New Toothbrushes Provide Serious Teeth Cleaning

There's a new way to brush for better health with Mouth Watchers Toothbrushes. It has antimicrobial bristles infused with silver lining technology …

Dentistry

Former White Sox killer Ryan Raburn on joining team he tortured

Ryan Raburn didn't hear personally from any White Sox fans, but he could understand if there were some giddy reactions from them when he signed a minor-league contract with the team April 8.<p>The 36-year-old outfielder is waiting at Triple-A Charlotte for a possible opening with the big-league team, …

Baseball

Atlanta reality TV stars: Where are they now?

RHOA’s Lisa Wu, the New Atlanta’s Tribble Reese, Prepper Hillbillies’s Fred Pangle, and Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta’s Traci Steele<p>Photograph by Derek …

Let's Remember Chris Cornell's Tirade About The Sonics Leaving Seattle

Grunge icon Chris Cornell died Wednesday night in Detroit at the age of 52. Cornell founded Soundgarden in the ‘80s and helped the Seattle grunge …

Future Apple Watch Rumored to Include Glucose Monitoring and Smart Bands

Apple is planning major new health features for future versions of the Apple Watch, according to a new report from <i>BGR</i> citing sources with knowledge of Apple's plans.<p>The company is said to be working on implementing a new glucose monitoring feature and interchangeable smart bands, which could add …

Why getting drunk is so important in Japanese business relations

I once conducted a training program for a German couple moving to Japan, assisted by Hiroki, a wise and entertaining Japanese culture specialist. The German asked Hiroki how to get his Japanese colleagues to tell him what was really going on: "They are so formal and quiet. I worry if I am not able …

Everything to Eat at This Year’s Shaky Knees Music Festival

Shaky Knees Music Fest is right around the corner, scheduled to take over Downtown's Centennial Olympic Park this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Tens of thousands of music fans will descend upon the festival grounds to hear more than 60 bands play on three different stages. When it's time to fuel up …

Tulsa police supervisor told officer to say nothing after fatal shooting of black motorist

The supervisor of a white Oklahoma police officer who shot an unarmed black man testified Thursday that he told her to say nothing about the incident because he knew the shooting would be racially explosive.<p>Tulsa police Cpl. Wyett Poth testified Thursday about his directions to Officer Betty Jo …

Law Enforcement

Heroin epidemic pushing up hepatitis C infections in U.S.

The heroin epidemic is driving up hepatitis C infections, with the biggest increase in people in their 20s, U.S. health officials said Thursday.<p>The number of new infections nearly tripled in five years, to about 2,400 in 2015. The virus is spread by sharing needles to inject drugs, and the increase …

Public Health

Bright and breezy one-bed at Edgewater Beach Apartments asks $189K

The clean unit boasts Lake Michigan views from every room<p>When updating a unit in a historic building, homeowners and developers often walk a fine line. There are those who prefer a classic look and then there are buyers who want everything to be brand new and on-trend. But what happens when those …

Lake Michigan

Rehabbed greystone two-flat in Logan Square asks $750K

The charming upstairs unit would be a perfect fit for a live-in investor<p>Though tear-downs and deconversions into single family homes are becoming increasingly common all across Chicago’s north side, this nicely renovated greystone in Logan Square retains its two-flat configuration. Built in 1904, …

One Chicago-area couple appears close to breakup on 'Married at First Sight'

One Chicago-area couple who got legally married shortly after meeting at the altar seemed close to breaking up on Thursday's episode of "Married at First Sight."<p>Nate Duhon, 26, and Sheila Downs, 31, fought on their St. Croix honeymoon about Duhon's competitive nature and Downs' difficulty …

Married at First Sight

Pharma lobbying group boots Lake Forest drug firm as it tries to boost industry image

Horizon Pharma, which has its U.S. headquarters in Lake Forest, is among more than 20 companies booted from a powerful drug industry lobbying group that's been working to turn around the industry's image.<p>The group, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, announced new membership …

Open thread: How much was the rent at your first Chicago apartment?

Rents have been on the steady rise across the city, causing hardship on many<p>This week saw activists and aldermen take action for affordable housing in Chicago, an issue which is impossible to ignore considering that half of Cook County renters are paying more than they can afford. As a group of …

Housing