Tag: sep 22 2022 issue

Branching out

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The next time you bemoan a bad driver in Boulder with a Texas license plate, or see another “Go Back to Texas and Tell...

‘Sweaty Greeley Soul’

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A music pastor and a trumpet player walk into a bar. It’s May of 2013, and Johnny Burroughs — a licensed minister — is...

‘Cinema was a comfort’

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Movies aren’t just making history; they’re making our history,” filmmaker Mark Cousins muses in his latest documentary, The Story of Film: A New Generation. “They’re...

Bad education

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Growing up partly on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation in North Dakota, Jerilyn DeCoteau was often puzzled by the rigid and disciplinary way her...

Let it flow

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The Colorado River is in trouble. Now in its 23rd year of drought, the once-mighty water source flowing nearly 1,500 miles from the Rocky...

Black gold: shifting to quality compost 

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The journey of a banana peel doesn’t end in the compost bin. That’s only the beginning.  Whether it’s in a 65-gallon bin outside a family...

Banned in the USA

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In her best-selling novel Speak, young-adult author Laurie Halse Anderson wrote, “Censorship is the child of fear and the father of ignorance.” Since the...

Faster than the speed of fat

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In 2021, cannabis edible company Ripple got curious about the absorption rate of its products, and how that compared to the competition. The folks at...

Allen Ginsberg’s ‘beet poetry’ makes for an ideal late summer meal

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Poet Allen Ginsberg was a presence in Boulder from the time I arrived in the late 1970s. Over the years I interviewed him several...

Astrology

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ARIES March 21-April 19: Poet Susan Howe describes poetry as an “amorous search under the sign of love for a remembered time at the pitch-dark...

Letters, Sept. 23, 2022

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Vote for Janice Marchman in Colorado Senate District 15 Representation is on the ballot this midterm election cycle given the new redistricting maps. In fact,...

A bright spot for Boulder renters on repairs

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In my last column (Unrepentant Tenant, “Do tenants have a right to a habitable home?”, Sept. 8, 2022), I wrote about the history of...