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Thursday, February 23,2012

Home is where the art is

Peggy Stephen searches for space for her collection of Asian art

By Elizabeth Miller
Selling art out of your house has certain virtues. Art in a gallery can look distant and cool, far too impressive for living room walls. But bring paintings home and they seem to change shape, take on greater intimacy, join the family and get comfortable on the furniture.
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Thursday, February 16,2012

Biff 2012 | Covering higher ground

Film documents veterans' summit of Nepalese peak

By Elizabeth Miller
In 2010, to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Eric Weihenmayer’s ascent of Mount Everest as the only blind man to climb the world’s tallest mountain, the same team who went with him reassembled to do a commemorative trip.
Thursday, February 16,2012

Biff 2012 | Grand on a glacial scale

Boulderites travel the world to document glaciers’ final days

By Elizabeth Miller
Most of the time, art and science stare at each other across a gulf of mutual incomprehension,” photographer James Balog says in his 2009 Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED) talk. “Art, of course, looks at the world through the psyche, the emotions —even the unconscious at times — and of course the aesthetic.
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Thursday, February 9,2012

Mountain of a man: Fred Beckey discusses his new book

By Elizabeth Miller
You could say the same about Beckey. Seventy years after he started pioneering routes up mountains, he’s still chasing new summits. And no, he’s not selling a secret formula to successful mountaineering when you’re on the verge of your 10th decade..
Thursday, February 9,2012

Gimme all your gas money

State alleges that ConocoPhillips has misused environmental cleanup funds

By Elizabeth Miller
The state of Colorado has filed a complaint against the ConocoPhillips Company alleging that ConocoPhillips has profited from the state’s fund for pollution cleanup at service stations by taking $70 million in state funds for clean-ups its insurance company later reimbursed it for.
Thursday, February 9,2012

Is finding love a numbers game?

What the data shows about your dating life

By Elizabeth Miller
Dating is hard. And we make it a whole lot harder by coming into it with high expectations: Nothing short of magic will do. But dating success ultimately has far less to do with romance and far more to do with numbers and the psychology of decision-making.
Thursday, February 2,2012

Curiouser about Curious

Why it’s worth getting interested in this Denver theatre company

By Elizabeth Miller
About 10,000 playwrights live and work in the country, but in the past 10 years, there have been an average of two new plays produced on Broadway each year, according to Jason Loewith, executive director of the National New Play Network.
Thursday, January 26,2012

Polluted canvases

Art from smog and lichens

By Elizabeth Miller
Sometimes we need the most literal of images to open our eyes. So it is with Kim Abeles’ art — she creates art with smog so viewers can see the dirty tracks of the way we live in clear outlines. She has enlarged often-overlooked lichen and given them eyes.
Thursday, January 19,2012

If you can’t dance, don’t sit it out

Pilobolus rewrites the rules of modern dance

By Elizabeth Miller
Four college students with no prior dance experience enrolled in a dance class and, lacking the traditional dance vocabulary, started to play with what their bodies could do. They went on to launch a dance company that has been turning the ideas of modern dance on their head — and wrapping them around, tying them in knots and bending them backwards.
Thursday, January 19,2012

Jumping the power lines

CU engineers install renewable energy systems in Haiti

By Elizabeth Miller
Forget the grid. For the developing world, professors forget the power lines and the coal-fired electricity they deliver. In developing you countries, renewable energy sources are their the answer to getting people online, was, powering up their cell phones and running computer labs in schools.
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