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Thursday, October 4,2012

Beyond Einstein and Bohr’s science

Play explores physicists’ love of fairy tales

By Sebastian Murdock
“Einstein and Neils Bohr were raised on fairy tales, so they learned at a very early age to believe in impossible things,” Barron says. “For them, fairy tales are the embodiment of our highest ideals, our sense for the possible."
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Thursday, September 20,2012

BolderLife Festival delivers films, speakers and theater

Director to screen award-winning documentary

By Sebastian Murdock
As the BolderLife Festival enters its second year on the scene, the film/theater festival will take on an array of taboo topics, giving audiences a platform to engage in in-depth discussions.
Thursday, September 13,2012

Boulder bluegrass icon Hot Rize returns to roots

Nick Forster talks about his bluegrass band’s Boulder base

By Sebastian Murdock
It’s the well-established banjo-pickin’ members of Hot Rize who helped give Colorado its reputation as one of the biggest states for bluegrass in the nation.
Thursday, August 23,2012

2012 Student Guide | Taking the reins in CU Boulder student government

Pulse party works to make changes benefiting students

By Sebastian Murdock
It's important not to equate a university┬┤s student government with the lax, prom-planning responsibilities that high school student governments often handle.
Thursday, August 9,2012

Fringe Fest brings the funny

Comedian Kelsie Huff to teach comedy to Boulderites

By Sebastian Murdock
Chicago comedian Kelsie Huff is no stranger to a rough crowd. “My first standup I went to a bar near Wrigley Field, which is very sporty and very douchebaggy,” Huff says. “I thought, ‘I’m just gonna tell one of my stories!’ and got a lot of ‘Show us your tits!’ instead.”
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Thursday, August 2,2012

From artist to activist

New documentary chronicles Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei’s fight against his government

By Sebastian Murdock
When Chinese government officials unexpectedly detained controversial artist Ai Weiwei — keeping him for 81 days in an undisclosed location — it ignited a firestorm of protests across the world that reinforced Ai’s calls for democracy in China.
Thursday, July 19,2012

Messes of mewithoutYou

Guitarist Mike Weiss gets philosophical

By Sebastian Murdock
It’s hard not to become introspective when listening to mewithoutYou’s albums. Vocalist Aaron Weiss puts layer upon layer of philosophical, religious and spiritual overtones in his lyrics, and his brother, guitarist Mike Weiss, says he still finds himself exploring those lyrics daily.
Thursday, July 19,2012

Chief Niwot’s spirit lives on

New community project draws from historic Arapaho tribe leader to inspire change

By Sebastian Murdock
The story of the city of Boulder has a sordid side. It starts with the first white men settling onto the land, a Native American Arapaho peace chief seeking coexistence with the new inhabitants, and his eventual death during the Sand Creek Massacre at the hands of the white men he had hoped to make peace with.
Monday, July 9,2012

The philosophy of Victor Wooten

Bassist extraordinaire gets introspective with his music

By Sebastian Murdock
Victor Wooten likens playing his bass guitar to a child jamming out on an air guitar—it’s all about emotion.
Thursday, July 5,2012

Don’t call it ‘brostep’

19-year-old producer Porter Robinson heads to Boulder

By Sebastian Murdock
Porter Robinson almost forgets to pick up his phone as he wakes up groggy from a nap after a long night of DJing. “I hate it, dude,” he says. “I’d much rather wake up at 6 a.m. than 6 p.m., but it’s just not an option when you’re on tour.”