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Thursday, November 14,2013

The bright side of Mexico

By David Accomazzo
Talking on the phone with longtime record producer-turned-filmmaker Duncan Bridgeman, you get the feeling you’re talking to an extremely friendly, hippie version of Hunter S. Thompson.
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Thursday, November 14,2013

Arts and activism

At Americas Latino Festival, arts play key role in promoting environmental message

By David Accomazzo
Arts and media unite communities, says Irene Vilar, the creator and driving force behind the Americas Latino Festival. By harnessing the mainstream appeal and draw of prominent Latino creators, she hopes to brighten the main environmental mission of the festival as well as showcase Latino culture to a broad audience — positioning Latinos not just as spectators to the environmental movement but as leaders.
Thursday, November 14,2013

A new shade of green

Americas Latino Festival seeks to position Latinos as environmental leaders

By David Accomazzo
"Conservation movements are very white, and it’s time to make them more brown,” says Irene Vilar, the founder and director of the Americas Latino Festival.
Thursday, October 31,2013

All the way

Boulder Dinner Theatre's men bare it all in 'The Full Monty'

By David Accomazzo
Historically, the terms “Rated R” and “dinner theater” have rarely been used in the same sentence. Dinner theater is something you dress up for, not a place to see, for example, men strip down to their skivvies (and then some).
Thursday, October 17,2013

Storytime for adults

Stories on Stage taps into oral storytelling tradition

By David Accomazzo
The theme came about, Powell says, like themes always do for the company: He read a particular short story that struck him as a good fit for the company, and other stories soon fell into orbit, creating the show. This time, it was Alex Ohlin’s “Simple Exercises for the Beginning Student.
Thursday, October 3,2013

Pot taxes a sticky issue

Debate rages on how much to tax, regulate retail marijuana industry

By David Accomazzo
When Colorado voters approved the marijuana-legalizing Amendment 64 last year, they also granted permission to the legislature to enact an excise tax of up to 15 percent on all wholesale marijuana purchases. The first $40 million collected from such a tax would, each year, go to a fund dedicated to public school construction, and any additional taxes raised would go to enforcement agencies.
Thursday, September 26,2013

A cinematic feast

IFS' Food Film Festival aims for your stomach

By David Accomazzo
For Julia Joun, technical writer by day and International Film Series (IFS) super-volunteer by night, food and film have long been major parts of her life.
Thursday, September 19,2013

The allure of the idealized auteur

'Night Film' creates a vivid world that is, sadly, fictional

By David Accomazzo
Stanley Kubrick was the main inspiration for the shadowy antagonist Stanislas Cordova in Marisha Pessl’s second novel, Night Film, which came out Aug. 20.
Thursday, September 19,2013

This American radio show

Ira Glass comes to Boulder to give a behind-the-scenes look at his program

By David Accomazzo
The most noticeable thing about Ira Glass, when Boulder Weekly reached him for an interview, is his voice — the nasally, soft-spoken, atypical radio voice that has broadcast stories on the public radio program This American Life since 1995.
Thursday, September 19,2013

Under evacuation orders, Longmont Humane Society stayed open

By David Accomazzo
With rain dumping and water beginning to flow through Longmont streets last week, city officials ordered a mandatory evacuation of certain parts of Longmont, including 9595 Nelson Road, home of the Longmont Humane Society. The only thing was, with hundreds of animals to care for in the shelter, humane society staff wasn’t going anywhere.
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