<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Articles]]> <![CDATA[Help wash formaldehyde out of baby’s hair]]> <![CDATA[Obama’s clueless view of ISIL]]> <![CDATA[Too close for comfort]]> “Washington County is essentially the first location where the Marcellus Shale [formation] gas wells were initially dug and … fracked with the unconventional technology,” says Ilya Slizovskiy, a co-author of the paper and native Pennsylvanian. “The first wells were [drilled] in as early as 2005 or 2006.]]> <![CDATA[Out of balance]]> This year, hundreds of thousands of Coloradans signed petitions to create ballot initiatives that asked for more local control over the oil and gas development happening near their homes, schools and businesses as well as increased setbacks.]]> <![CDATA[Vulture lookout]]> In the big picture, vultures are everywhere. They are comprised of two groups, Old World vultures and New World vultures. You can watch them fly almost anyplace except the colds of the Antarctic and, surprisingly, Australia, a continent that would seem well-suited for the birds.]]> <![CDATA[Mushroom hunter]]> We are in a mixed pine and aspen forest at about 8,000 feet. We walk slowly, scanning the ground for signs of the golden fungus we intend to pile high in our wicker basket. We have seen everything we don’t want — russulas, puffballs and trash.]]> <![CDATA[A revolution at the pole]]> Reed isn’t exaggerating. Pole dancing became a fitness option about 10 years ago, and its combination of gymnastic-style strength exercises, grace and sheer spectacle made it take off in the fitness world just as fast as crazes like yoga, pilates and CrossFit.]]> <![CDATA[Some unexpected charisma]]> Before I confuse you any further, some simple facts: Conductor Bahman Saless and the BCO open this season, titled “Mystique,” with a performance at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at First United Methodist Church in Boulder. They will repeat the program at 7:30 p.]]> <![CDATA[Spooking the horses]]> “Last year we were subjected to 20 hours of abuse by the extreme nonstop noise,” one resident told the Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners as part of his objection to 2014’s Riot Fest. “If approved this year, it will mean more than 30 hours of the same.]]> <![CDATA[The church basement ladies are back]]> Vivian (Barb Reeves) represents the old guard. The most old-fashioned of the group, she fears the iniquities of “The Cities” — the hotbeds of sin that are Minneapolis and St. Paul. She’s so uptight it’s a wonder she gets any sleep at night. Some years earlier, Vivian ceded her role as leader of the church basement ladies to Karin (Tracy Warren).]]> <![CDATA[Samurais]]> Since 1977, more than 850 Asian artifacts have been donated to the CU Museum of Natural History. At one time, this rich collection sparked interest in building an Asian history museum on the CU campus, but due to a lack of space and funding, it never came to fruition.]]> <![CDATA[SUBVERSIVE]]> Bill Ayers is one of the founding members of the 1960’s radical revolutionary group the Weather Underground. The group acted to show their opposition to the Vietnam War using violent demonstrations, including deadly bombings and riots. Today, Ayers continues to face vilification from conservative groups.]]> <![CDATA[STRING BAND]]> Twelve years ago, Yonder Mountain String Band put on their first Kinfolk Celebration at Planet Bluegrass Ranch in Lyons. This year, the festival will be triumphantly returning to its inaugural setting after much of the town was damaged by the 2013 flood.]]> <![CDATA[Arts | Week of Sept. 18, 2014]]> ART/TEKNE: Part 3 “Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential” —.]]> <![CDATA[Theatre | Week of Sept. 18, 2014]]> Through Oct. 5. at Dairy Center for the Arts 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-444-7328. Through Sept. 28..]]> <![CDATA[Words | Week of Sept 18, 2014]]> 5 p.m. Tattered Cover Book Store, 2526 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, 303-322-7727..]]> <![CDATA[One for something and all for nothing]]> Leth is an Entity Cruncher — he works with esoteric data — for ManCom, an all-seeing overlord company that either does everything or nothing. Leth is one of their top crunchers and is given the special assignment: prove the zero theorem. The zero theorem is a formula where zero must equal 100 percent, or as his wunderkind assistant, Bob (Lucas.]]> <![CDATA[film]]> <![CDATA[Get Fassbent]]> So the whole time, Michael Fassbender wears this giant, papier-mache-style head and mumble-sings gibberish lyrics about things like snags in the carpet while other people play instruments they created out of things like toothbrushes. Welcome to Frank,.]]> <![CDATA[The water’s fine]]> One thing every diner needs in their toolkit is good, simple Asian food. Not simple in the sense that it’s of poor quality, but simple in the sense that it isn’t decorated to death, to the point of terminal tackiness. Just something approachably tasteful, and tasty.]]>