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Thursday, July 24,2014

Opposites attract

Miners Alley goes old school with Simon’s ‘Odd Couple’

By Gary Zeidner
Given the myriad ways in which other directors have put their stamp on this ageless tale — from turning Felix and Oscar into women to utilizing the Kabuki form — director Robert Kramer’s decision to stage this Miners Alley Playhouse production in the play’s original 1965 New York City setting is inspired and heightens both the many similarities and striking juxtapositions between then and now.
Thursday, July 24,2014

The cat’s meow

Brothertiger’s smooth take on electronica is far from ferocious

By Josh Gross
In the classic-rock marinated Ohio dorm room where Brothertiger began, five years ago, the smooth electronic sound t wasn’t just coastal; it was downright alien.
Thursday, July 24,2014

Are you game?

‘Game Changer’ at BMoCA breaks some rules

By Elizabeth Miller
A basketball in the middle of the floor is a standing invitation — pick me up and give me a toss, it says. Some did. Then they turned toward the basket, took one look and realized that a single shot could shatter the hoop and backboard, formed by a circular fluorescent blue lightbulb and a vintage mirror.
Thursday, July 24,2014

The boy and the buffalo

After chaining himself to a Yellowstone gate to stop bison slaughter, Comfrey Jacobs faces three years without access to the buffalo herds

By Elizabeth Miller
The government’s controversial management activities for buffalo includes hunting; hazing with helicopters, horseback riders and ATVs; and baiting capture facilities with hay then hauling buffalo away for slaughter. Colorado native Comfrey Jacobs had watched, helpless, for months. And then he had enough
Thursday, July 24,2014

A house full of women

As Boulder sees an uptick in violence against homeless women, Boulder’s Outreach for Homeless Overflow provides a new women-only shelter

By Caitlin Rockett
Nancy Jordan, a staff member at Boulder’s Outreach for Homeless Overflow, parks her purple mountain bike in front of Flatirons Coffee at the corner of Arapahoe and 29th. She walks in from the oppressive heat of a late afternoon in July, flashes an endearing smile, sits down and fishes three pieces of paper from her backpack.
Thursday, July 24,2014

Oil Boom

Boulder County’s growing risk from trains hauling undeclared explosive materials

By Matt Cortina
The library and the post office. A dozen schools. Hundreds of homes. Parks. Every brewery (oh god). Ten gas stations. The wastewater treatment facility. It can all go up in flames at any minute — and that’s just in Longmont. All you’ll hear is a whistle and a boom.
Thursday, July 24,2014

Fracking activists are the Tea Party of the Left?

Denver Post doing its part for the oil and gas industry’s disinformation campaign

By Joel Dyer
I’ve been waiting for the oil and gas industry to make this lame “Ralph Nader” argument to try to scare moderates. I just thought they would wait until mid October to trot it out.
Thursday, July 24,2014

Hamas does not give shelter

By Paul Danish
Hamas’ tunnels are not amateur works. A lot of them are 100 feet below the surface, lined with concrete, and equipped with electricity and ventilation systems. How is it then that that there aren’t any civilian bomb shelters in Gaza?
Thursday, July 24,2014

Letters

Fracking in our back yards and diplomacy in Iran; itīs letters from the week of July 24.
Thursday, July 24,2014

Economists find creative solution to US unemployment

By Jim Hightower
You can break out the champagne, for the American economy is back, baby — all of the lost jobs have been recovered! What? You say you don’t feel “recovered”?
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