Entertainment

‘Bright Star’ pretty, but lacking substance

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Certain images in Jane Campion's Bright Star are beautiful, as opposed to merely attractive, and only a major talent could've produced them. My favorite is a sundrenched shot of Abbie Cornish's Fanny Brawne, her head and heart newly opened to the intoxication of love...

Sherman Alexie, the performer

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Sherman Alexie isn't like most fiction writers...

More suspense from ‘Whiteout,’ please

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Here's a really cool idea for a film: you're a U.S. Marshal working at a United States research facility in Antarctica, helping keep the peace. Like a campus cop, your primary job is dealing with drunks and minor thefts, but you're hoping that a major crime will ...

Unfashionable life at a fashion magazine in ‘September Issue’

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Two years ago may as well be 200 in this economy, a fact that gives the easygoing, entertaining court documentary The September Issue a certain poignancy. It's about the run-up to a late-boom-era capitalistic war, a triumph of advertising and frippery over rational ...

In 10th year of Studio Tour, 66 artists open studios to...

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Art lovers frequent museums or galleries or art shows in order to view the works of the artists they love. Rarely do they get to meet the creator of a certain piece, let alone see them work...

The Upstart Crow’s 30th season starts with a bang — literally

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Over the past few weeks, America's football season once again kicked off. As is the annual custom, fans of college football engaged fans of professional football in the ageless, spirited debate about which version of the sport deserves higher praise. College football...

Veteran songwriter Danny Shafer releases new album

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Sometimes it goes right over our head...

Bay-area bluesman comes to Boulder

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In the 1960s, the electric blues and psychedelic rock revolution consciously paid debt to many of the musicians who laid the groundwork for not only the sound, but the attitude of rock 'n' roll. At Bill Graham's storied Fillmore concerts, you could see Lightnin' ...

The Young Festivarians

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By day four it had become our nightly routine. About 6 p.m. we'd have some dinner. Then we'd settle in to catch one of the last three acts of an indescribable day of music, sunshine, rain, hail, new friends and just about anything unpredictable enough to be part of ...