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2005 Stories by Laura Bond

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  • Strange but True

    published December 29, 2005

    Panty Raid Grand Marnier bases a national ad campaign on Vail's infamous Panty Tree, which blooms annually with scores of colorful... More >>

  • Cowgirls Get Their Due

    published December 15, 2005

    If you take Hollywood's word for it, the Wild West was populated by more donkeys than women; in the Spaghetti Western School of History, men and... More >>

  • Small Wonder

    published November 24, 2005

    There's something wonderfully odd and mysterious about the mind of the miniaturist; it takes a certain kind of person to spend so much time around... More >>

  • Talking Shop

    published November 10, 2005

    In the Upper 15th Street shopping district, centered around 15th and Platte streets, low-key commerce thrives to the distant tune of... More >>

  • Mind Over Matter

    published November 10, 2005

    FRI, 11/11 In 2000, artist Patricio Córdova produced a piece titled "Allegory of My Life," an assemblage of painted hearts,... More >>

  • Grape Expectations

    published November 3, 2005

    SAT, 11/5 Finding a great bottle of wine can be an adventure or a crapshoot. You can spend years educating yourself about grapes,... More >>

  • State of the Art

    published November 3, 2005

    FRI, 11/4 Freedom & Liberties, the new show at Capsule Gallery, leaves a lot of room for interpretation. "I have wanted... More >>

  • Twisted Plot Twists

    published October 27, 2005

    SUN, 10/30 Walking the line between sanity and madness -- or pretending to do so -- helps give Halloween its juice. Stripping... More >>

  • In Their Shoes

    published October 20, 2005

    Playwright José Cruz Gonz´lez grew up inside stories. His grandfather -- a laborer from Mexico who moved wherever the work was, from... More >>

  • To Lauri, With Love

    published October 13, 2005

    When Rodney Wallace was badly injured in a motorcycle accident in 2002, fellow artist and gallery owner Lauri Lynnxe Murphy practically pounced at... More >>

  • Grrrls Jam at Ladyfest

    published August 4, 2005

    James Brown may have been right when he said this is a man's world: Social scientists have long postulated that we might well live in a less... More >>

  • Death Becomes Her

    published July 14, 2005

    Martha Thayer's brown curls bounce as she nods admiringly at the Primrose, an elegant-looking coffin sitting against the south wall of her... More >>

  • Robbie Fulks

    published July 7, 2005

    Robbie Fulks (right) is a bona fide smart ass who has almost too much talent for his own good. Reared in both the South and the Northeast and a... More >>

  • Hellalujah

    published June 30, 2005

    When Neal Greenberg met Leonard Cohen over dinner in 1996, the Boulder banker gushed that it was a rare honor to dine with the iconoclastic writer... More >>

  • Presto, Change-o!

    published June 16, 2005

    THURS, 6/16 Remember Rumpelstiltskin, that funny little fairy-tale guy who taught the miller's daughter to spin gold from straw? Well,... More >>

  • Bike Naked!

    published June 9, 2005

    SAT, 6/11 You don't need a reason to bike in the buff, but it helps -- especially if a lot of other people are doing it with you.... More >>

  • Weird Science

    published May 26, 2005

    FRI, 5/27 The synthesizer is a powerful tool that has suffered much abuse since its entrance into the pop world. Cheese-doodling,... More >>

  • Gender Follies

    published May 19, 2005

    SAT, 5/21 Madeline and Sylvia, two New York senior citizens enjoying the challenges of continuing education, are on a field trip with... More >>

  • Afterburn

    published May 12, 2005

    No matter how much helium Lawrence Phipps pumped into his inflatable sheep, he could not get the damn thing to levitate. It was 1997. Phipps... More >>

  • Primate Directive

    published May 5, 2005

    It's thirty degrees and dropping at seven o'clock, and the thick gray clouds that cap the sky in all directions look about ready to dump.... More >>

  • Girl Power

    published April 28, 2005

    MON, 5/2 Bush bashers refer to the powerful triumvirate of George W., Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney as the real "Axis of Evil." In... More >>

  • A House Divided

    published April 14, 2005

    Reverend Benjamin L. Reynolds stands at the pulpit in a rhubarb-colored dress shirt, shaking his narrow hips from side to side, ready to get down... More >>

  • Love and Happiness

    published April 14, 2005

    Sarah Eggerichs flexes her biceps like a sailor. "Ladies, I want you to reach over and squeeze your husband's muscle," she says to scores of... More >>

  • Silent Running

    published March 31, 2005

    TUES, 4/5 Ask any kid on the street who Charlie Chaplin was, and you'll probably get a blank stare or, at the very least, a snicker... More >>

  • Follow That Story

    published March 3, 2005

    Not long after David Mallamo arrived at Mount View Detention Center last August, he made lists of weapons he wanted to build into an arsenal and... More >>

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