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Thursday, November 12,2015


Are we free to forge our own destinies in life? Are the paths to our lives already decided? When it comes down to it, is there really a difference? These are the questions posed by Robert de Long’s new album, which he will be probing in different ways in his performance at the Fox Theatre.
Thursday, November 12,2015

Listen, hear this, and start talking about it

CU students challenge social norms in ‘uncovering | me’

By Amanda Moutinho
When Samantha Salters began working on her Master of Fine Arts (MFA) dance project, a few key topics stuck out in her head: Miley Cyrus and police brutality. “[There is] this overwhelming saturation of blackness/whiteness on the Internet. Starting with these issues of police brutality was leading me down this rabbit hole,” Salters says. She began to question why the black body is so dispensible and came to understand that public consumption of the black body is problematic.
Thursday, November 12,2015

Mind over matter

Young The Giant returns to the alt-rock scene with second album

By Alan Sculley
The self-titled album produced two alternative rock hits, “My Body” and “Cough Syrup.” The former song went top five and was the fifth most played alternative rock track in 2011. The latter song did even better, reaching number two on the alternative rock charts.
Thursday, November 12,2015

In the presence of flames

‘FIRED: Iron, Ceramics and Glass’ exhibits the role of fire in art

By Sarah Haas
FIRE is a vast and vivid symbol in the storyline of human history. The Stone Age discovery of fire ignited our innovative spirit, lit our journey as a technological species and fueled our more destructive tendencies. Fire is transformation itself — linking distinct forms, both physical and spiritual, as it destroys one to create another.
Thursday, November 12,2015

Strength of mind:

Mark Williams on harnessing the power of the brain

By Tom Winter
About clarity of mind. Nothing really out of the ordinary, particularly when you consider that he’s a graduate of Naropa University and currently a partner in a company called Dynamic Human Solutions, which offers coaching and seminars “that improve the capacity of the individual and their contribution to the team.
Thursday, November 12,2015

Balancing recreation and conservation

How overcrowding is challenging management at national parks

By Emma Murray
Roger W. Toll stands tall in dirt-crusted work boots. He places his large, weathered hand on the brim of his forehead to shade from the sun, setting his gaze on the expanse before him: a broad formation of earth that gradually rises to sheer stone, guarding the alpine jewel of Longs Peak.
Thursday, November 12,2015

Lab notes

New Horizons at Pluto

By Travis Metcalfe
By now you have probably seen the stunning new images of Pluto and its largest moon Charon. What you may not realize is that the New Horizons mission has many connections to Colorado.
Thursday, November 12,2015

Censored: Ten big stories the news media ignored

Even in the social-media era, when a small news outlet can create a viral story, some of the biggest news of the past year never got to most of the public

By Tim Redmond
In 1976, when Carl Jensen, a professor at California’s Sonoma State University, started looking into news-media self-censorship, nobody had ever dreamed of the Internet. Most computers were still big mainframes with whirling tape reels; Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak had just figured out how to make a personal computer, but sales were in the low hundreds.
Thursday, November 12,2015

DACA provides lifeline for young immigrants even as Republicans threaten to overturn it

By Angela K. Evans
Venancio Noya moved to Colorado from Veracruz, Mexico when he was 5 years old with his parents and only younger brother at that time. Born with Spina Bifida, or an incomplete closure of the spinal column, Noya and his family came to the U.S. to seek better medical treatment and a better quality of life. “I came here to get more help with medication and this and that,” Noya says. “Over there (in Mexico) I couldn’t get help.”
Thursday, November 12,2015

tech gifts

Stuff we wish someone would give us... and you

By Boulder Weekly Staff
Bring it to a friend’s house or cozy up on the couch with your family and display your videos, photos or text. This lo-tech projector requires no power and is the perfect accessory for your high-tech smart phone. Plus it provides slots for speakers and a phone charger to make the sound as big as the picture and keep the party going all night.