<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Articles]]> <![CDATA[The explosive greed of America’s 0.01-percenters]]> <![CDATA[Blacks, police and marijuana]]> <![CDATA[Learning, the hard way]]> In the past year and a half, Flagstaff Academy Charter School in Longmont has undergone some major changes. Changes that have caused some teachers and administrators to quit, some parents to complain and remove their children from the school, and some former employees and board members to voice concerns about the direction of the school.]]> <![CDATA[Who’s getting whose goat?]]> Just because we’re on the other side of election season doesn’t mean the advertisements stop. You’ve probably seen it by now: a “Front Range” “organic” farmer telling us that people should support fracking because it helps farmers like her pay for healthcare and their kids’ education.]]> <![CDATA[Filling the gap]]> According to a 2014 report by the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, the population of Colorado is expected to see an additional 2.5 million people by 2040.]]> <![CDATA[Why take a picture when you can paint one?]]> Reaching the summit of a 14,000 foot mountain, a 14er, fills people with a sense of accomplisment — the fresh air, the beautiful view, the aching muscles. To have a token for their hard work, most people take a snapshot, but artist Lisa Martin paints a picture instead.]]> <![CDATA[Upcoming Events]]> To list your event, send information to: editorial@boulderweekly.com.]]> <![CDATA[Worth a thousand riffs]]> “So I bought the camera and brought it to the Fox one night, and took a few shots,” she says. “And I was like, ‘That was kind of cool.]]> <![CDATA[Fifty years and counting]]> Like millions of Americans who lived through the 1960s, my home was filled with Walter Cronkite’s nightly narration of the events of the day. It seemed the struggle for civil rights was at the center of every newscast only to be replaced at times by the bloody coverage of the Vietnam War and the growing anti-war movement here in the states.]]> <![CDATA[Family ties]]> “My dad plays guitar, and taught me how to play,” she says. “Basically everyone on my dad’s side is a musician. One aunt is an opera and jazz singer, another is a music teacher, and then both my dad and his twin brother grew up playing music, so it runs in the family, I guess.]]> <![CDATA[Christmas keeper]]> The world has turned all red and green. Every kid is on his or her best behavior. Christmas tree lots are springing up like mushrooms after a hard rain and lights are twinkling on houses and businesses all over town. Love it or loathe it, the holidays are officially here.]]> <![CDATA[Planet]]> In 2006 when the International Astronomical Union created an official definition for planet, Pluto came up short. Pluto meets two of three conditions for an object to be considered a planet; First, it is an object in orbit around the Sun. Second, it has enough mass to be a sphere by its own gravitational force.]]> <![CDATA[Dance]]> For the past decade So You Think You Can Dance has been one of America’s favorite reality talent-competition shows. As much of a thrill as it is watching these skilled dancers compete from at home on your couch, seeing it live is a whole other level of entertainment.]]> <![CDATA[Flying]]> What do you get when you mix Frequent Flyers with Christmas? An aerial-dance performance of A Christmas Carol, one of the holiday’s most storied theatrical productions.]]> <![CDATA[Arts | Week of Dec. 11, 2014]]> First Glance/Second Look: Quilts from the Denver Art Museum Collection..]]> <![CDATA[Words | Week of Dec. 11, 2014]]> Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Cafe, 1203 13th St., Suite A, Boulder, 303-495-3303..]]> <![CDATA[Theater | Week of Dec. 11, 2014]]> <![CDATA[‘The world’s biggest student film’]]> French critic and filmmaker François Truffaut famously pointed out that it was impossible to make an anti-war movie because, “to show something is to ennoble it.” Cox and company subvert this dilemma by making combat sloppy and comical.]]> <![CDATA[film]]> ANTARCTICA: A YEAR ON ICE This feature-length film reveals what it is like to live and work at the bottom of the planet, in Antarctica, for a full year. The story is not from the point of view of scientists, but of the people who spend the most time there; the everyday workers who keep the stations running in the harshest place on the planet.]]> <![CDATA[No big bang]]> Then comes Hawking’s ALS diagnosis... As with the rest of the film, writer Anthony McCarten doesn’t turn things into disability pornography. Previous scenes serve as building blocks to garner sympathy, but characters are allowed to express genuine feelings.]]>