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Boulder Weekly is published every Thursday. No portion may be reproduced in any form without written permission from the publisher..
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By axing parks, politicos are stealing the people
Sorry, we’re closed.” In one of the saddest signs of the times, this message is popping up all across the country as governors and legislators are cutting off funds (and shutting off access) to one of the finest, most popular assets owned by the people of our country: state parks.
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Letters l Valmont in perspective
Could it be that all the public agency evasion is an implicit attempt at turning a blind eye to a risk that is not as serious as others clamoring for limited public funds? In which case, the evasion is providing a public service: Let’s not get too excited about a low threat.
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Campaigning for ‘pink slime’
It was so Orwellian it was laughable — three governors touring a factory where connective tissue from cattle carcasses is transformed into a food product the meat industry wants to call “finely textured beef,” but which one USDA scientist dubbed “pink slime.
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—Big Brother Watch Director Nick Pickles, responding to proposed legislative changes in the U.K. that would give authorities more power to monitor citizens’ Internet browser histories, phone calls and email.
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The folly of compulsory national service
“I doubt Murray would agree,” Brooks wrote, “but we need a National Service Program. We need a program that would force members of the upper tribe and the lower tribe to live together, if only for a few years. We need a program in which people from both tribes work together to spread out the values, practices and institutions that lead to achievement.
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In case you missed it | Gone but not forgotten
oppression of women and lesbians to the forefront of poetic discourse.” In 1997, Rich declined the National Medal of Arts in protest against the House of Representatives’ vote to end the National Endowment for the Arts..
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Bypassing voter approval for public debt backfires
The recent announcement that the prison complex known as Colorado State Penitentiary II will be closing its doors in 2013 provides a good lesson in what happens when politicians and bureaucrats bypass the traditional funding restraints derived from the democratic process.
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Farmers, seed growers file appeal to Monsanto ruling
The reason for the original lawsuit was to prevent Monsanto from being able to sue farmers whose organic crops had become contaminated by drift and other factors with the company’s patented genetically modified (GM) seeds.
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Take the week off
Alice Rivlin, whose various highranking economic and public policy positions include founding director of the congressional budget office, will deliver Monday’s keynote, “Can the Center Hold: Democracy and Governance in a Polarized America.”.
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An insider’s look at the CWA
My grandpa is a teddy bear of a man, and I’d bet he gives the best hugs this side of the Mississippi. When he found out that I would attend his alma matter, he pulled me in to one of those big hugs, then put on a stern manner and a furrowed brow and said, “Now Hadley, there’s one thing you have to remember at CU.
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Of mountains and molecules
Her unique blend of career paths has her coming to Colorado on a multi-tasking mission: She’ll be speaking at Conference on World Affairs panels on extreme living and environmental health, approach the EPA to talk about toxic flame retardants, and cap the week off with an induction into the Mountaineering Hall of Fame.
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eco-briefs | Energy companies outbid farmers for water
As should have been expected, when an auction is attended by oil executives and farmers all trying to buy up the same thing, the farmers came out on the short end. Nearly all of this year’s available water was snatched up by the oil and gas companies to be used for their fracking operations.
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Chasing the White Horse
When Christopher McDougall chased him down to write Born to Run,.
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My kingdom for some Shakespeare
Whether it has robots, high school politics or rival gangs dance fighting — film adaptations of William Shakespeare’s beloved plays vary across all genres. And this week, the International Film Series is bringing you a taste of the variety with a week of Shakespeare on film.
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Borgore ruined dubstep before anyone else
Borger is naturally unfazed that the video for “Flex (Borgore’s Dubstep Remix)” has more negative votes on YouTube than positive. He referred to the song as “next-level offensive,” and the video features him with an entourage of strippers dancing around a tricked-out station wagon.
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Back to the future
It was a big deal when the original Flecktones quartet reunited back in 2010, but kind of a small deal as well, since banjoist Bela Fleck had recorded and toured with Victor Wooten and Futureman (aka Roy Wooten, Victor’s older brother and drummer in...
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11:00-12:20 UMC 235 4319 Green Jobs for the Class of 2012
12:30-1:50 Wolf Law Wittemyer Courtroom 4467 Thomas Jefferson and Rick Perry Agree: Term Limits for the Supreme Court.
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9:00-10:20 Visual Arts Complex 1B20 5111 Heroes vs. Celebrities
1:00-2:20 Old Main Chapel 5515 Big Brother Is Getting Bigger: Civil Liberties and Privacy.
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If it ain’t broke, don’t tinker with it
Starting in 1975, Ebert began a rather novel idea for a film series, which he called “Cinema Interruptus.” Screen the film on day one, and on days two through five, screen the film again, but allow any audience member to stop the film (by yelling “Stop!”) and begin a discussion.
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Event calendar | Week of April 05, 2012
The Boulder market, located on 13th Street between Arapahoe and Canyon, will run on Saturdays through the third Saturday in November, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m..
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Arts | Week of April 05, 2012
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St., Boulder, 303-443-2122. Through April 15..
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Theater | Week of April 05, 2012
Through May 13. Moment Work —.
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Words | Week of April 05, 2012
Wondrous Child: The Joys and Challenges of Grandparenting.
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Kids' Calendar | Week of April 05, 2012
Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303-441-3100..
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Reel to reel | Week of April 5, 2012
Caius Martius “Coriolanus” (director Ralph Fiennes), a revered and feared Roman general, is at odds with the city of Rome and his fellow citizens.
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Fairy tale, retold
A booster shot of testosterone lends kinetic kick to director Tarsem Singh’s visually inventive interpretation, without shortchanging the requisite froufrou or sugarcoating the story’s dark Oedipal heart. The mashup can be choppy, but the fable zings along on the sharp comic timing of the cast, led by a royally wicked Julia Roberts.
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Pesto and veggies
First, having a giant vat of duck fat in my fridge probably isn’t helping my love handles. Unrelated to that, the morning is also when I realize that I’m never going to be the kind of adult I thought existed when I was a child (see: mature and confident).
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Take it to the tap
Starting in about a week, when BRU Beer will open its first taps, three new breweries will emerge in Boulder County’s already busy beer scene. BRU, Twelve Degree and Gravity Brewing represent different styles, from Belgian to big beers to anything and everything.
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A reasonably priced lunch at high-end place
My first job out of college was working for the U.S. Forest Service in Rutland, Vt. Unfortunately, lunch choices in this town were limited, and I ate most meals at the family-run Sandwich Shoppe. Pricing was in line with my entry-level salary — today, you can still get a big meatball sub there for $6.
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Tidbites | All the culture you need, in one spot
On Friday, April 6, the Dairy Center for the Arts will host an evening of art, movies, music and food. “mmmmmBoulder” will feature “everything local,” including short films by Boulder County filmmakers and live music from Boulder’s own Rebecca Folsom, Ash Ganley and Lisa Bell.
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Available items range from a crisp, anise-scented fennel salad to a surprisingly flavorful interpretation of Chinese barbecued pork. Made-to-order fare includes taqueria-style Mexican street food and Asian noodles, highlighted by the Vietnameseinfluenced pho ga, a chicken and rice noodle soup.
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Astrology | Week of April 05, 2012
Maybe we have more slack in our quest for intimacy if we love but are not obsessed..
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