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Astrology | Week of Jan. 7, 2010

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ARIES March 21-April 19: According to my reading of the astrological omens, it’ll be a hair-on-fire kind of week for you — and yet also a heart-inrepose kind of week. In other words, you have the potential to be fierce and relaxed, vigorously ambitious and sublimely ...

Begging bankers call for fiscal responsibility

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There’s a new term circulating among middle-class homeowners these days: strategic foreclosure. If you’re one of the people who bought your house when the housing bubble was at its bubbliest, your house might not be worth shit compared to its purchase price. Some ...

Astrology | Week of Dec. 31, 2009

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ARIES March 21-April 19: One of my favorite landscape painters makes a livable wage from selling her art. She’s had many gallery showings and has garnered much critical acclaim. That’s the good news. The bad news is that she feels obligated to keep churning out more ...

Bunk banks

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The list of local banks that won’t do business with medical marijuana dispensaries just keeps growing...

Astrology | Week of Dec. 24, 2009

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ARIES March 21-April 19: What influences do you really, really need to say goodbye to? The next six months will provide you with ample motivation and opportunity to finally bid those farewells. What long-term cycle really, really needs to be drawn to a close, no more...

They’re not really lords

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What is it with guys who own mobile home parks? From what we can tell, they all graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Academy for Arrogant Assholes...

Astrology | Week of Dec. 17, 2009

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ARIES March 21-April 19: I don’t understand why the astronomers responsible for naming new-found objects are so devoid of flair. Here’s a prime example: They found a blazar, or blazing quasi-stellar object, in a faraway galaxy. It’s powered by a supermassive black ...

We’re No. 3? Get real!

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The Daily Beast named Boulder as the nation’s third smartest college town, giving the city an overall grade of A on criteria such as overall percentage of the town’s population with academic degrees and its level of political engagement...

Astrology | Week of Dec. 10, 2009

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ARIES March 21-April 19...

Woods and his iron

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Tiger Woods has apparently joined the ranks of other rich and famous guys who are married but can’t keep their pants zipped...

Astrology | Week of Dec. 3, 2009

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ARIES March 21-April 19: When Carolee Schneeman was a kid, her extravagant adoration of nature earned her the nickname “mad pantheist.” Later, during her career as a visual artist, she described her relationship with the world this way: “I assume the senses crave ...

Astrology | Week of Nov. 28, 2009

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ARIES March 21-April 19: One of the greatest superpowers a human being can have is the ability to change herself in accordance with her intentions. Let’s say you’re tired of feeling shame about something there’s no good reason to feel shame about, and you decide to ...