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Americas Latino Eco-Festival is a six-day conference for people of every color by Boulder Weekly staff 13.
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Burger King pulls a Whopper on us
Burger King, the fast food giant, bills itself as “Home of the Whopper,” a name intended to convey to burger eaters that this one is jumbo, chockfull and a whale of a deal. But “whopper” also means a prevarication, a crock, flim flam, a tall tale — ie, hogwash.
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staff
Boulder Weekly is published every Thursday. No portion may be reproduced in any form without written permission from the publisher. © 2013 Boulder Weekly, Inc., all rights reserved..
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LETTERS
Mr. McCarthy is clearly clueless about the size of the countries, the locations of the American Consulates, and the very rigorous security at these consulates. While it’s quite possible that a few children might make it to the consulate, it’s pretty certain that almost none would make it through security to apply for refugee status.
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Why Nicaraguan kids aren’t fleeing
While many kids from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras flee to the United States, few children from neighboring Nicaragua do. Nicaragua is poor like those nations, but it lacks what experts consider to be the main cause for the migration: high crime and violence.
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Ban GMOs? First show us the victims
What’s more, substantial amounts of GMO (genetically modified organism) corn, cotton, and soybeans have been grown and consumed in the U.S. for the last 14 years. In 2000, about a quarter of U.S. corn and more than 50 percent of U.S. soybeans and cotton were produced from GMO varieties.
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News briefs
But a non-political event sponsored by the Lemon Tree Group and the Interfaith Community of Boulder is out to remember something else: these tragedies also taught us that we live in a county that is inclusive, kind, and tolerant of diverse ways of thinking and believing, and that is worth celebrating.
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A new shade of green
Note to Boulder County citizens who care about the environment: the Americas Latino Eco-Festival is not an event intended solely or even primarily for Latino audiences.
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Ending the campaign of disinformation
The woman behind Americas Latino Eco-Festival isn’t your typical environmentalist. Irene Vilar is not rallying citizens with battle cries over a megaphone or leading large-scale petition initiatives.
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Latino immigrants change cities from the inside out
Raised in “one of the oldest barrios in the country” in east Los Angeles, Rojas eventually found himself at Massachusetts Institute of Technology studying urban planning.
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A lifestyle worth sustaining
“I was there in Sao Pãulo until college ... Sao Pãulo is crazy — traffic is horrendous. It’s so difficult to be there, and even though I am from Sao Pãulo and I wanted to help, I didn’t want to live there,” Vidal-Hallet admits. “My parents moved for a while to Curitiba while I was in college and I saw that place as paradise.
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Why Latinos care about the environment
Data indicates that Latinos care more about the environment than non-Hispanic populations in the U.S. Because of this, Latinos possess the ability to transform environmental policy on a scale that has never before been seen in this country..
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A river running
Boulder Creek dried up, and the bridge on Broadway spanned nothing but an empty stretch of sand, and it stayed that way for decades, eventually people would forget what it had meant to see a stream running there.
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MORE THAN 2-D
No question, the overarching goal of telling the history of climbing in the Yosemite Valley in a single film must have been daunting. This year, Sender Films is using the Reel Rock Film Tour, with its round-the-world schedule that includes hundreds of stops, to showcase.
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The sport of knaves
The attire is sun hats, plaid shirts and jeans. A line of pickups and Suburus are backed up to the field so people can tailgate. Two girls drive by in a John Deere golf cart shouting “Beer?” as a pit bull trots alongside nipping at the wheels. The teams on the field are delineated as red versus blue.
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An artist’s eye for a world at risk
You probably haven’t been to Antarctica to see a desert made of ice and the microbial life revealed as that ice retreats. Even if a sheep were to swallow a mountain lion whole, you couldn’t see through its skin to grasp the metaphor. You may have a few words to express the depth of frustration at a legacy of Nadia Guthmann.
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Berta Rojas carries torch for tradition
What may be surprising about the track, though, is that the string and percussion ensemble backing up Rojas’ guitar, The Recycled Instruments Orchestra of Cateura, is comprised of kids from Asunción, Paraguay, playing instruments recovered from, and in some cases constructed from, garbage heaps in the Paraguayan capital.
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Bomba bridging cultures
When she was a kid growing up on the east coast, Maria Sepulveda had an intimate connection with her Puerto Rican roots. The Latino community surrounding her was a diverse collection of families from across the Latino world, and she used Spanish with them daily.
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Almost green
Najera began writing about the experience and his life. But writing about that experience quickly turned into writing about larger experiences involving being Latino, or “almost white.” He wrote anecdotes and one-offs. He wrote about statistics showing that Latinos are consistently underrepresented or hypersexualized in film.
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Calendar Events | Week of September 4, 2014
South Australian rappers Hilltop Hoods’ 2009 album State of the Art.
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VHS
The Found Footage Festival is a live comedy show presenting the most absurd videos recorded on VHS. Joe Pickett and Joe Prueher, who have both written for The Onion and Entertainment Weekly, are the curators.
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Authors
The Mystical Milestone, Remember When?, Letters to Ann and Beyond Divorce. If any of those titles sound familiar or interesting, it may be because they are all written by noted local authors Peter Griffiths, Richard Williams, Ann Marie and Jeannine...
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Oddballs
Oddball fest is coming to Red Rocks this weekend starring Aziz Ansari, Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman, Chris Hardwick and many more. Funny or Die is teaming up with Live Nation to present what has been called the world’s largest comedy festival with a lineup of the world’s greatest comedians.
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Arts | Week of September 4, 2014
ART/TEKNE: Part 3 “Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential” —.
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Words | Week of Sept. 4, 2014
1203 13th St., Suite A, Boulder, 303-495-3303..
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Theatre | Week of Sept, 4, 2014
Playback Theatre West: a Night of Improvisational Theater..
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listen up!
Same-sex marriage is now sweeping across the country, but the first same-sex couples to be legally married were hitched here in Boulder all the way back In 1975 when then Boulder County Clerk Clela Rorex issued marriage licenses to six same-sex couples.
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Activism with an authentic flavor
The Dairy Center for the Arts is doing something unique, so pay attention. The Americas Latino Eco-Festival Film Forum covers three continents (North and South America and Antarctica), provides a much-needed voice for the Latino community, discusses political and human interests and addresses a multitude of ecological issues.
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film
The perfect movie to play as the final feature in the doomed small-town theater in The Last Picture Show, this movie represents the best of a genre, but it also carries a complexity uncommon to the genre, and represents some of the best performances of its varied cast.
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Browned greens
As a nurse, Americas Latino Eco-Festival volunteer Tanja Johnson worked all over the world. She says that everywhere she went, she saw that food was a core part of what made and drove the culture. She says she learned that “food is where we gather, food is community and food is collaboration.
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Tidbites | Week of Sept. 4, 2014
The epidemic has shut down markets, limited trade and made game-animals suspect. Farmers are in many cases prohibited from farming due to government bans on public gatherings as part of control measures, and getting in aid has also become more difficult.
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Farm to fast food
The Colorado chain has been slinging spinach since 2004, steadily growing from a single saladteria in Denver to a dozen locations statewide, with company owners saying they are looking to open as many as 50 more outlets in the next five years. MAD Greens may not be winning friends by The Simpsons’.
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Barrel racing
America has a history of trying to one-up the rest of the world. Maybe it has something to do with our rebellious origins. Maybe that explains monster trucks, KISS and deep dish pizza. So it only makes sense that when the craft brewing revolution started more than 20 years ago it was driven by American brewers.
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Astrology
your attention, perhaps even in askew or inconvenient ways. Its purpose? To nudge you to tune in to beneficial influences that you have been ignoring. I furthermore suspect that six is angling to show you clues about what is both the cause of your unscratchable itch and the cure for that itch.
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SAVAGE Love
My wife and I went through a long-distance period when we were still dating and she went away to school. I used porn as a masturbatory aid during that time. I did not tell her this, as she believes that porn use is equivalent to cheating.
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Dunafon an alternative to Hickenlooper/Beauprez
I grew up in a family with Democratic blood, and reform begins to look as disingenuous as saying fracking fluid is safe because he once sipped some. I’ve voted on that side of the fence more often than not. Though I’ve been registered as an On the other side, we have Bob Beauprez.
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