Some Denverites were extremely mad that they couldn’t buy beer Christmas Day

He’s a shift leader at a 7-Eleven on Colfax Avenue, and he had a hunch people were going to be angry when he wouldn’t sell them beer. It’s against state law to sell alcohol “in a sealed container” on Christmas Day. Campbell watched on a security camera feed as people entered the store, wandered to the coolers in the back, scanned through the glass for their preferred quaff, then stopped short when they realized the doors were locked. Then he watched as they approached him at the counter. A few people shrugged it off and left, he told Denverite, but most expressed rage. He had to explain to at least a dozen people that there was nothing he could do. The law is the law, he told them. Some people glared. One guy offered him $40 for a case of beer. Someone else tried to steal a case of Bud Ice that was sitting outside the cooler. Back in January, Colorado made it legal for convenience and grocery stores to sell full-strength beer. The state has long banned Christmas Day alcohol sales, but this is the first year that people could try to make a booze run at an open business. Before now, liquor stores were just closed. Lahonda Ritz, who works at a Safeway in Five Points, reckoned that...

The ‘Euphoria’ and ‘Spider-Man’ star is becoming a different kind of superstar, on her own terms

The ‘Euphoria’ and ‘Spider-Man’ star is becoming a different kind of superstar, on her own terms In the first scene of the first episode of Zendaya’s Disney Channel series K.C. Undercover, the titular teenage spy and her parents are eating dinner at a prim French restaurant when they notice an enemy agent slip out through a backdoor and into a private lounge. K.C.—disguised in fishnets, black lipstick, and a punky wig—leaps up to trail him. “You can’t go in the lounge,” her father stops her, pointing to a sign by the door that reads ADULTS ONLY. “Not a problem,” says K.C., disappearing behind a wall and throwing off her wig. A moment later, she emerges in what can be described as only adult drag: a one-sleeved evening gown, full makeup, deadly serious expression. Zendaya hams it up, brushing her hair out of her face in an exaggerated pantomime of maturity. Says her father, a beat ahead of the canned laugh track, “My little girl’s grown up so fast!” Across three seasons and 76 episodes, K.C. Undercover was in some sense an excuse for the stylistically chameleonic Zendaya to dress up in a dizzying array of costumes, from the glamorous to wacky to genuinely absurd. In one episode,...