<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Articles]]> <![CDATA[The militarization of ‘Officer Friendly’]]> <![CDATA[No blood for oil? Thank a fracking oilman.]]> <![CDATA[This buzz kills]]> Synthetic marijuana, commonly referred to as spice, is a combination of herbs and chemicals that are supposed to mimic the effects of marijuana. It is marketed as fake weed or incense and labeled as “not for human consumption.” Typically it is sold in foil packages with names like “Black Mamba,” “Legal Weed,” “K2,” or “Scooby Snax.]]> <![CDATA[Local humanitarian group gives Boulder City Council action plan for helping homeless]]> <![CDATA[A bright future outside plastics]]> When Michael SanClements set out on an eco-dare to create no plastic waste for two weeks, he says it changed the way he saw the world by opening his eyes to just how prevalent plastics are. In his book, Plastic Purge: How to Use Less Plastic, Eat Better, Keep Toxins Out of Your Body, and Help Save the Sea Turtles, he documents a day in the life of a modern plastic consumer.]]> <![CDATA[eco-briefs]]> <![CDATA[Pedal on up]]> At the end of the cycling season a year after Timmy Duggan rode on the U.S. Olympic cycling team, he chose to retire. He was just 31 years old and on the edge of what could have been his best cycling years.]]> <![CDATA[Vision quest]]> “So what does Boulder culture look like in 2023, and then how does the city provide programs and tools to meet that?” The city will begin by surveying the public about arts and culture with a series of public discussions and web-surveys at www.BoulderArts.]]> <![CDATA[Thin air, heavy vibes]]> Making their first appearance at the festival is Robert Randolph and the Family Band, who will headline Saturday night’s lineup. On Sunday, guitarists Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett of the band Little Feat will join “New Orleans Funk” band the New Orleans Suspects to close out the festival.]]> <![CDATA[A haircut in four parts]]> Anyone looking to test his thesis is welcome to attend open weekly meetings of the Boulder Timberliners Tuesdays at 7 p.m., at the Mount Zion Lutheran Church at Balsam and Broadway, where they run vocal exercises, sing polecat songs and generally harmonize.]]> <![CDATA[Dave]]> Though there isn’t technically any sort of official contest to determine the funniest man alive, but if there were, Dave Chapelle would be on the short list. His standup performances, movie roles and sketch show, Chapelle’s Show, are all comedic powerhouses, infusing the mannerisms of a genuine oddball into wholly relatable everyman sensibilities.]]> <![CDATA[Death]]> San Francisco-based Blue Sky Black Death took its name from a skydiving term referencing how beautiful everything looks before you splat into the ground. If you tone down the black death a notch, it’s a good metaphor for the band’s sound as well.]]> <![CDATA[Divas]]> Aug. 23 will be the ninth annual Absolute! Fabulous! Gorgeous! drag show to promote HIV awareness and prevention. Expect feathers, divas on tap and no shortage of Streisand-worship. All for a good cause..]]> <![CDATA[Arts | Week of August 21, 2013]]> First Glance/Second Look: Quilts from the Denver Art Museum Collection..]]> <![CDATA[Words | Week of August 21, 2014]]> 7 p.m. Tattered Cover Book Store, 2526 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, 303-322-7727..]]> <![CDATA[Theater | Week of August 21, 2014]]> The Boulder Fringe Festival is launching with Five 5ths of the Wizard of Oz: A Fringe Benefit!.]]> <![CDATA[Ride fast, die young]]> All it took was Lance Armstrong and a very successful “Bike to Work” campaign and cycling became more popular than ever. Especially in Boulder where the cycling community is positioned to overthrow every last automobile on Broadway.]]> <![CDATA[film]]> At first this film seems to be a comedy about a red-haired man trying to find love, but through revealing moments, whimsical animation and real interviews, a universal story arises.]]> <![CDATA[Take it back]]> Go down swinging for the fences, punchdrunk and confident you’re making something truly awesome that people will love, even if it winds up a steaming pile of poodoo we mock. I respect the noble fool, the proud creator of disaster who clearly put everything into a creative vision beloved by only himself.]]> <![CDATA[Warming something up]]> The world’s population is projected to top 9 billion by 2050, a 28 percent leap that will greatly increase the demand for food just as climate change is altering rainfall patterns and causing more frequent and widespread droughts.]]>