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The new Flobots album, The Circle in the Square, celebrates worlds big and small

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Sometimes Denver can feel like a very hip Mayberry. While waiting to meet the founding members of Flobots at the Denver Bike Cafe, I ran into Jason Heller -- musician, author and former Westword contributor. Oh, and former comic-book king. That's how Jamie Laurie and Stephen Brackett first knew Heller, when they were kids who'd browse the stock at the Colfax Avenue comics store. And Heller easily recognized the pair -- but they were a lot taller, he said.

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Patricia Calhoun co-founded Westword in 1977; she’s been the editor ever since. She’s a regular on the weekly CPT12 roundtable Colorado Inside Out, played a real journalist in John Sayles’s Silver City, once interviewed President Bill Clinton while wearing flip-flops, and has been honored with numerous national awards for her columns and feature-writing.
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