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2004 Stories by Laura Bond

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  • Terms of Endearment

    published December 30, 2004

    Denver cut a strange psychological profile this past year, as schizo as a Colorado winter. The Nuggets filled the Pepsi Center, and the Broncos... More >>

  • Clothes Call

    published December 23, 2004

    Christmas is coming, and Meggie Sobel is holding court in the food court at FlatIron Crossing, a chattering alley where weary consumers, strung... More >>

  • Personality Plus

    published December 16, 2004

    THURS, 12/16 If I had an alter ego, she would be sporty. Very sporty. Extreme-sports sporty. I'd snowboard (very sporty for a... More >>

  • Needed Needles

    published December 9, 2004

    Growing up, I spent at least twenty Decembers covered with pine needles and sticky with sap, working my family's Christmas-tree lot in Scottsdale,... More >>

  • Talking Shop

    published November 25, 2004

    FRI, 11/26 I tend to be a surreptitious shopper, sliding quietly through stores like a sylph on a mission, waiting for an item to... More >>

  • A Grim Prognosis

    published November 18, 2004

    The belt buckles on the dance floor at Tequila Rosa's shine as brightly as the mirrored ball that hangs overhead, sending fractured prisms of... More >>

  • The Low Down

    published November 18, 2004

    Inside a crowded East High School classroom, Imani Latif is teaching women how to talk to the men in their lives about love, sex and More >>

  • Following Suit

    published November 18, 2004

    THUR, 11/18 José Mercado knew his second big show at North High School was gonna have to be good. Last year, the actor... More >>

  • Meals That Heal

    published October 28, 2004

    THURS, 10/28 So it's a Thursday night, and you've got some extra green burning a hole in your pocket. What is there to do? Well, if... More >>

  • Girls Just Want to Have Fun

    published October 14, 2004

    There's a strange pantomime going on inside the basement of a Capitol Hill high-rise: A group of eight grown men are pretending to sing in unison.... More >>

  • Politics Today

    published October 14, 2004

    THURS, 10/14 When John Patrick Shanley's play Dirty Story debuted in New York in 2003, the playwright chose to forgo the... More >>

  • East Meets West

    published September 30, 2004

    TUES, 10/5 Composer Tan Dun unites sounds from Western classical music, nature and the East in Water Passion After St.... More >>

  • Smoke Detector

    published September 16, 2004

    Anne Landman is addicted to cigarettes. She's never actually smoked a whole one, but she can't stop thinking about them: how they're made,... More >>

  • Kids Picture Homelessness

    published September 16, 2004

    Home/Life: 121 kids from 11 cities photograph their world is the harvest of a global photography project. In 2002, homeless children... More >>

  • Reality Check

    published September 2, 2004

    In early September 2001, Don Goede made an absent-minded choice that brought tragedy into his small Brooklyn apartment: He left his windows open... More >>

  • Slow Ride

    published August 5, 2004

    When Hunter Weeks's mom was in the Peace Corps, she traveled Africa by thumb, hitching across the Sahara Desert with just a girlfriend and a map.... More >>

  • Hair Apparent

    published August 5, 2004

    There are no crystal pitchers of lemon-lime water or misty bottles of lavender spritz in the student-run Emily Griffith Opportunity Salon.... More >>

  • Across the Buddhaverse

    published July 29, 2004

    WHY AM I TALKING? On this damp summer morning, the question beams out from bulletin boards and bathhouse doors all over Shambhala... More >>

  • This Buddha's for You

    published July 29, 2004

    On Sunday night at five o'clock, about fifty people fill the worn, brown pews at St. Paul's United Methodist Church on Ogden Street. They're... More >>

  • Cat Fever

    published July 15, 2004

    SAT, 7/17 Many Christmas mornings from my childhood stand out, but one occupies a special place. That vivid year, after the presents... More >>

  • Death and Taxis

    published July 8, 2004

    Alemshet Workie is under attack. At nine o'clock this Wednesday night, at the corner of 11th Avenue and Sherman Street, unidentified ammo is... More >>

  • The Meter's Running...

    published July 8, 2004

    On Tuesday, June 29, Alemshet Workie and about ninety other drivers angrily disconnected themselves from More >>

  • Follow That Story

    published July 1, 2004

    In four performances in early June, the cast and crew of North High School's Zoot Suit Riots reprised their show for those who missed it... More >>

  • Street Wise

    published June 3, 2004

    Robert Duran was lying face down, his hands tied behind his back, when his life as a gangbanger came to a violent, terrifying end. A group of men... More >>

  • The Gangs All Here

    published June 3, 2004

    In 1987, the Colorado General Assembly authorized the Colorado Bureau of Investigation to collect and track intelligence information on More >>

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