<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Articles]]> <![CDATA[Big Beer deceivers and bullies]]> <![CDATA[‘Punk’ kids refreshing in a stale political season]]> <![CDATA[Is the way the state handles oil & gas complaints criminal?]]> When two Colorado-based green criminologists turned to examine the heated local issue of oil and gas development with their area of focus in mind — not what is a crime, but what should be considered a crime — they found a pattern among the response...]]> <![CDATA[Just a number]]> <![CDATA[Side projects]]> It’s a slightly nebulous-sounding goal. But Weissman worked on and off in the state legislature for 20 years, and developed a reputation as something of a fixer, someone that bridges divides and makes things happen behind the scenes.]]> <![CDATA[The full reach of addiction]]> Humankind’s relationship with psychoactive substances can be traced back thousands of years to religious trances induced by specific plants and fungai. But some substances are more addictive than others, and opium, caffeine and nicotine have become commonplace, in some senses socially acceptable, vices.]]> <![CDATA[Traveling with more than good intentions]]> On a visit back to his native country, on a trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal, Portland State University professor Bishupal Limbu remembers being uncomfortable because of his shoes. They were nice, they were meant for the occasion and the Australians he was trekking with had on similarly fancy boots.]]> <![CDATA[Adventure calendar]]> Shine: A Celebration of Amazing Women and 17 Years of Women’s Wilderness..]]> <![CDATA[Word Games]]> “I had shipped all of these severed arms to throw into the audience, and it was in Boulder that I realized that I was touring a day right behind Aron Ralston, who had written about cutting his arm off,” Palahniuk says. “And the Boulder Book Store people had opened my cases of arms and thought they were props for him.]]> <![CDATA[Young luddites]]> One might say that this statement from multi-instrumentalist Josh Epstein — who makes up half of the Detroit-based duo Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. that will play The Fox Theatre on Tuesday, Oct. 28 — encapsulates both their writing process and their creative process as a whole.]]> <![CDATA[Barking pirates, Barbies and a parasol]]> Written in Victorian times, Gilbert and Sullivan’s shows kept their massive popularity for decades. Through most of the 20th century, there were Gilbert and Sullivan (G&S) companies, professional and amateur, all across the U.S.]]> <![CDATA[Beards]]> Boulder Facial Hair Club’s second annual Beard and Moustache competition is set for this Saturday at the historic Dickens Opera House in Longmont. The organization expects to see 200-300 competitors and over 150 spectators at the event, which although held in Boulder is open to participants nationwide.]]> <![CDATA[Songs]]> Colorado-based indie-folk artist Reed Foehl has finished his new album Lost in the West and the CD release party is planned for Friday, Oct. 24 at Boulder’s eTown Hall. The veteran artist began touring in the ‘90s with jam-band Acoustic Junction. After taking a hiatus to raise his son he is back on the road with the new solo work.]]> <![CDATA[Synths]]> Synth-pop group Polica is putting audiences in a groovy trance nationwide. Drums, bass and synths are layered and topped off with with dreamy, stylized vocals. The group started out as an experiment between singer Channy Leaneagh and producer Ryan Olson, who had worked together in a supergroup called Gayngs among the likes of Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon.]]> <![CDATA[Arts | Week of Oct. 23, 2014]]> ART/TEKNE: Part 3 “Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential” —.]]> <![CDATA[Word | Week of Oct. 23, 2014]]> Innisfree: Weekly Open Poetry Reading..]]> <![CDATA[Theatre | Week of Oct. 23, 2014]]> Longmont Theatre Company is putting on “The Rocky Horror Show” through October 25..]]> <![CDATA[Beyond Batman]]> The Sie Film Center’s Programing Manager Ernie Quiroz is like a kid with an electric train set. With three screening rooms and a variety of projectors at his disposal, Quiroz decides what magic plays out on those screens and he is bringing some of his personal favorites, the films of Christopher Nolan.]]> <![CDATA[‘Fury’ is missing fast]]> The film’s opening text sets hopes impossibly high for self-awareness, describing the timing near the end of  World War II and the superiority of the German tanks.]]> <![CDATA[Why do they even give you chopsticks?]]> The rapid-service sushi joint offers 12 different rolls, or the choice to design your own. All are available as bowls, but are intended to be served as burrito-sized hand rolls, wrapped in foil and halved. It’s the perfect example of what Steve Jobs meant when he said the job of entrepreneurs was to provide what consumers didn’t yet know they wanted.]]>