All Humans Welcome

“They call me white chocolate. No really, that’s my nickname because I can karaoke the SHIT out of ‘Bust a Move’,” she says laughing to herself. Long, dark hair cascading over her shoulders, covered in tattoos. The ‘she’ who I’m referring to? Well, that’s none other then the fabulous Jody Bouffard, owner of Denver’s...

A Place Where Everything is Alright

This morning, battling another bout of insomnia, a syrupy, sticky sense of dread seeped through the cracks in my (very trendy) exposed brick walls. Little tiny ants find their way through those same cracks; they’re uninvited but I let them stay because it’s nice to have someone to hang out with. What am I doing...

A Beautiful Struggle

“Colfax is seductive, I talk to her and speak of her as a woman because I believe Colfax is strong and beautiful and complex. She’s rugged; it’s pure poetry out there. Sometimes I walk around and the church bells are going off and somebody’s yelling at somebody across the street and somebody’s laughing. Somebody’s...

The World That Lies in Shadows

The Characters of Colfax blog is about the people, places, and events that are part of the Colfax mosaic. The following post will be provocative, will tug at the heart-strings of some, while enraging others. We’ll call this character “Chris” (for privacy reasons), who is one of thousands of Characters of Colfax with a...

Charlie’s “Balls”

I’m in a dark bathroom stall at Charlie’s Nightclub on a busy Sunday drag show night. This isn’t the first dive-y bathroom I’ve been in on Colfax, and so far, I think the best places have the worst bathrooms. At the sink, my backpack hangs open, and the gay man standing behind me in...

Trix Are For Kids | Ice Cream Riot

Jim McNutt, owner of Ice Cream Riot on East Colfax between Marion and Lafayette Street, is from Philadelphia, but has an affinity for the Mile High City and its wickedest street. “I love Denver…but Denver is like a suburban city. It’s not like an east coast city, or a west coast city, like New...

Toto, I have a feeling we’re not on Colfax anymore.

Ozjuahzian Noun/ Oz-Juahzian/ ‘Osh-Wash-ian’ An inhabitant of a fictional world called Capsule Oz, often portrayed in the work of Seymon Gurule, Denver Graffiti artist and creative.   The name Capsule Oz is a clear reference to the classic movie The Wizard of Oz, which Seymon would watch religiously every year with her mother when...

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