John Wenzel

John Wenzel

John Wenzel writes about comedy, music, video games, books, film and other popular culture as an A&E reporter for The Denver Post. He is the author of the Speck/Fulcrum nonfiction book "Mock Stars" and has contributed to Rolling Stone, Esquire, Vice, The Guardian and Splitsider, among others. His love for Guided by Voices is wholly unnatural and knows no bounds.

Recent posts by John Wenzel

Why vaping is the dumbest thing ever

Why is vaping the dumbest thing ever? I’ll admit, I think “vape” is a dumb-sounding word and generally looks about as cool as wearing a Bluetooth headset. I’m also partial to the idea that it’s a “half-high,” a poseur way of consuming cannabis and/or nicotine.

Reggae world wakes up to new weed reality

In honor of reggae great Bob Marley’s birthday on Thursday, (he would have been 69), we caught up with some local and national reggae bands to ask if Colorado’s legalization has affected their work and art, and what’s next in this new weed reality.

Pot comedy takes root in Colorado: 4/20-friendly shows and a “Tokeasy” release party

The list of classic stoner comedies is pretty short, including Cheech & Chong’s “Up in Smoke,” Ice Cube’s “Friday,” “The Big Lebowski,” “Pineapple Express” and Anna Faris’ criminally underrated “Smiley Face.” And while we’re pretty sure the direct-to-DVD “Tokeasy” won’t ever be among them, the Colorado written-and-produced film is still…