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Thursday, October 16,2014

Letting the colors sing

Matisse exhibit invites visitors to sit a while among the ‘wild beasts’ 

By Elizabeth Miller
Not many people in the world get to live with a Matisse in the living room — to look at it over time and let it slowly explain itself. So for Matisse and Friends: Selected Masterworks from the National Gallery of Art, design staff filled the galleries with arm chairs, sofas and end tables topped with vases or a clock, even a bird cage. Get comfortable, they say. Spend a while.
Thursday, October 16,2014

Riding for a lifeline

A biking trip to explore a family’s Slovakian roots takes some surprising turns 

By Adam Perry
You do not look like a person who has just biked over 100 kilometers,” Jan “Jano” Rohac of Greenways Travel Club told me, very matter-of-factly, in his thick Slovakian accent as I entered the Grand Hotel Matej in Banská tiavnica, Slovakia, after sunset.
Thursday, October 16,2014

eco-briefs

By Elizabeth Miller
The first ever Boulder Rights of Nature Film Festival will be showcasing films that recognize those long-forgotten inalienable rights for ecosystems, wildlife and traditional cultures.
Thursday, October 16,2014

Wind turbines may lure bats into fatal errors

Researchers find bats may confuse turbines for trees

By Tim Radford
Scientists might just be about to answer one of the great puzzles of biodiversity and renewable energy: why one of nature’s most agile flyers, a creature with the most sophisticated ultrasonic tracking system, should be so fatally attracted to wind turbines.
Thursday, October 16,2014

Mr. Bezos comes to Washington

By Jim Hightower
And now Mr. Amazon owns a newspaper that helps shape the debate on virtually every topic of public importance — including those that affect his grand ambitions. Bezos didn’t buy a newspaper. He bought power.
Thursday, October 16,2014

Amazon’s ruthless practices are crushing Main Street

The Amazon story, part 2: The tax-dodging predator

By Jim Hightower
Even by the anything-goes ethical code of the corporate jungle, Amazon.com’s alpha male, Jeff Bezos, is considered a ruthless predator by businesses that deal with him.
Thursday, October 16,2014

2C or not 2C isn’t the question

Should Boulder follow Longmont’s lead and provide a public option for faster, more affordable Internet?

By Gavin Dahl
With upload and download speeds of 1 gigabit per second for around $50 per month, soon Longmont residents will be able to download entire HD movies in 10 seconds while paying the best price in the state. Construction began in August and customers can begin signing up for Longmont’s new service in November.
Thursday, October 16,2014

Lyons businesses bare all

Businesses in the flood-devastated town of Lyons strip down for a fundraiser calendar

By Caitlin Rockett
“I talked to other businesses in town and it was the same thing — we were back in town, but we weren’t back to normal,” says Muldoon, owner of Lyons Physical Therapy. “I wanted to fundraise, but I also wanted to promote business and at the same time I wanted to have fun doing it.
Thursday, October 16,2014

Oklahoma isn’t the first to see radicalist beheadings

By Paul Danish
The Death Angels were a racist murder cult, which had been spawned by followers of the Black Muslim movement. They would ultimately kill at least 14 people during a reign of terror known as the Zebra murders.
Thursday, October 16,2014

Facing a crossroads

By Gary Swing
Climate change is happening now as a result of human industrial activity. Petrochemical agriculture threatens our health, food security and the environment. The livestock industry contributes to global warming, land degradation and air and water pollution.
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