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Art Cinema Debuts in Boulder Library Thursday

7 months ago by Brad Weismann
Boulder is blooming with art-house cinemas this spring. In addition to the offerings at CU-Boulder’s International Film Series and the revamped Dairy Center’s Boedecker Theatre, the Canyon Theater at the Boulder Public Library's main branch will now host independent first-run cinema screenings three nights a week, beginning Thursday, February 25...
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Evil legislators are bumming out Matt Arnold's dog

7 years ago by Michael Roberts
Last week, Matt Arnold of ClearTheBenchColorado.org ran afoul of a legislator during his testimony protesting the removal of tax exemptions for bull semen, among other things. Representative Joel Judd all but tossed him out of a committee hearing. But Arnold is fighting back -- with a little help from his...
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Urban homesteading deluxe with Fort owner Holly Arnold Kinney

7 years ago by Joel Warner
Most of the gardening operations I've been exploring as part of "Urbavore's Dilemma," my summer-long series on the local urban agriculture movement, are grassroots affairs: compost bins made from recycled plastic barrels, chicken coops built in old kids' playhouses, garden fences born out of back-alley wood scraps. That's why when...
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Urbavore's Dilemma: Fort owner Holly Arnold Kinney uses her garden to dig into her past

7 years ago by Joel Warner
Urbavore's Dilemma is an ongoing web series detailing city dwellers' commitment to urban homesteading. From May through September, Westword writer Joel Warner will get his hands dirty, covering everything from backyard chickens to front-lawn gardens, from greenhouses to co-ops and food-sharing. Check out the full series here. Holly Arnold Kinney...
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The Gentler New RoboCop Limited Only by Focus Groups

3 years ago by Amy Nicholson
Congratulations, Detroit. In 1987, Paul Verhoeven's RoboCop cemented it as the most violent city in the world, an honor the Motor City resented for decades until its powers-that-be realized they may as well erect a statue of Peter Weller and milk the tourism. Twenty-seven years later, the attention has shifted...
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Shell settles one royalty dispute with feds for $25 million

5 years ago by Alan Prendergast
This week's cover story, "Drilled, Baby, Drilled," reports on the efforts of a group of federal auditors to hold energy companies accountable for underpaid royalties on oil and gas leases. On the eve of its publication, the U.S. Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) announced a $25 million settlement with...
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Drilled, Baby, Drilled: The strange battle to keep Big Oil from cheating

5 years ago by Alan Prendergast
Three years ago this month, outside some drab federal offices in Lakewood, a bespectacled man sporting a white cowboy hat and a bolo tie stood in a teeth-rattling wind before a clump of reporters and bureaucrats and declared his intention to lay down the law. "We're no longer doing business...
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Looking back at Shane Black

3 years ago by Chris Klimek
Iron Man 3 opens this week. For some viewers, the film's appeal isn't the eponymous superhero, but the sarcastic-yet-sensitive hero behind the gravity-defying, repulsor-ray-shooting suit of armor. I refer, of course, to Shane Black. Iron Man 3's co-writer–director recharged the buddy-cop flick in the ’80s with his screenplay for Lethal...
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10 things to do for $10 this weekend (5 free!), November 23-25

4 years ago by Robin Edwards
Now that the turkey is all packed away in your fridge and the masses are elbowing each other out of the way for Black Friday deals, it's time to go out and have fun without spending a lot of cash. There's plenty to do this weekend without maxing out your...
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American Ninja Warrior: Colorado parkour pros run the TV course

4 years ago by Melanie Asmar
Jake Smith is nonchalant about being a ninja. "It's just an obstacle course," he says of the gauntlet of athletic feats featured on the television show American Ninja Warrior. "The ninja part is just the romanticizing bit of it." The 24-year-old parkour badass is selling himself short. Smith and six...

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