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    Kate Becker: Fact, fiction and the final frontier

    08/16/2018 06:39 PM MDT
    It's been a big month for the final frontier. First, Patrick Stewart announced that he would reprise his role as Star Trek's Captain Picard. 
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    Audio File: Subwoofer project continues as we glue box, install drivers
    08/16/2018 06:21 PM MDT - During a few years of my childhood when Bob Ross' show was on PBS, Saturday mornings offered a bit of that Christmas-morning excitement for me. Full Story

    Peace Train: Might does not make right
    08/16/2018 02:55 PM MDT - The U.S. claims that it supports democracy and human rights. "Unfriendly" nations that the U.S. claims are violating these desired norms risk being attacked or sanctioned. Full Story

    Bear With Me: Frenemy of the people
    08/15/2018 03:42 PM MDT - During the 14 years I've been a journalist, people have called me fake news, a liberal shill, a conservative shill, a hack, a bad person, a piece of shit, a sensationalist, in the pocket of (insert political party or government agency here), a disgrace to journalism and an incestuous, inbred mamma's boy with poor grammar. Full Story

    Video games: 'Madden 19' adds finer control, tools, story mode sequel
    08/15/2018 03:40 PM MDT - It seems like I just reviewed "Madden NFL 18," one of the most innovative installments in the series' long history. Full Story

    Fantz in Your Pants: Caution, bumps ahead
    08/14/2018 08:20 PM MDT - Dear Fantz, Please help. I started dating a new girl and she wasn't that into the sex right off. Instead of being defensive, I spoke to her about it like a good partner should. Full Story

    Under the Influence: Risks, rewards and Russian bots
    08/13/2018 07:19 PM MDT - With all the fake news, conspiracy antics, and whatever those crazy Russians are up to these days, I think it's important to take a step back once in a while to remember that sometimes you should place your trust in strangers on the internet. Full Story

    Popular to Contrary Opinion: Chance celebrity meeting brightens day
    08/14/2018 04:24 PM MDT - Everything's going wrong. My headphones, laptop, phone and Kindle are all crapping out. I'm glad I own two watches, otherwise I'd be in the market for yet another piece of electrical equipment I can't afford. Full Story

    Audio File: Step 1 of DIY subwoofer project gets easier
    08/13/2018 04:09 PM MDT - "Man plans, and God laughs." "Measure twice, cut once." One of these popular sayings applies to our awesome DIY subwoofer project, and it's not the one about cutting. Full Story

    Bear With Me: Fall movie preview for the bleak near future
    08/08/2018 07:31 PM MDT - A round up of bad movie ideas I've had thus far.  Full Story

    Fantz in Your Pants: Tall tales and body dysmorphia
    08/08/2018 03:01 PM MDT - "Good lord, why are you wearing heels, girl? You're already so damn tall," Female Pharmacist asked. "I like to intimidate people," I said, laughing and throwing up awkward Godzilla arm gestures while stomping around. Full Story

    The China Monologues: Snow White and the American thighs
    08/06/2018 11:32 PM MDT - Resting on the school's couch, I looked up from my lesson planning. All three of my Chinese colleagues were staring at me. Full Story

    Popular to Contrary Opinion: Service industry careers require thick skin
    08/06/2018 03:07 PM MDT - Dating somebody in the service industry is a huge part of the service industry. The access to good food, discounted drinks and spending hours together make work relationships — one night or longer — pretty easy. Full Story

    Kate Becker: Can we make Mars more like Earth?
    08/03/2018 06:11 AM MDT - It's summer, and it's vacation time: Time to go away, and then — the best part — come back to a home that feels more like home than it did before you left. Full Story

    Audio File: Love for the sub
    08/03/2018 01:59 PM MDT - Bass is an old friend of mine. The first speaker I ever made, at age 7, was a subwoofer. I designed it using toilet paper tubes as bass ports, and I'm sure in retrospect it sounded awful. Full Story

    Peace Train: Nuclear winter is the opposite of wonderland
    08/02/2018 02:14 PM MDT - Two thousand years ago, Seneca the Younger said: "We are mad, not only individually, but nationally. We check manslaughter and isolated murders, but what of war and the much-vaunted crime of slaughtering whole peoples? Full Story

    Bear With Me: Nickeled and dimed and auto-phone crimes
    08/02/2018 02:18 PM MDT - "Welcome to bank customer service. To obtain information about your bank account, please say your debit card number. Full Story

    Fantz in Your Pants: Crab boil (the hot tub won't kill your crotch critters)
    08/02/2018 12:44 PM MDT - Dear Christy, If I get crabs, can I sit in a hot tub or a hot bath and kill them off? The hot chemicals seems like a winning death sentence for the creatures. Full Story

    Under the Influence: Birthday pains and portents
    08/01/2018 01:28 PM MDT - I used to love my birthday. With every year that goes by, I'm generally happier and more comfortable being me. Full Story

    Popular to Contrary Opinion: Do not judge, lest ye be judged big time
    07/31/2018 01:22 PM MDT - Serving drinks in a college town like Boulder can be tough because you deal with a lot of snotty college kids and sometimes snottier rich folks. Full Story

    (Matt York / Associated Press)
    College footballCU football: Buffs reeling from first blowout loss

    Turnovers, sacks allowed pile up in defeats

    After many of Colorado's Pac-12 losses over the years, there was a helpless feeling coming from the Buffaloes.

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    (Matt York / Associated Press)
    College footballCU football: Buffs reeling from first blowout loss

    Turnovers, sacks allowed pile up in defeats

    After many of Colorado's Pac-12 losses over the years, there was a helpless feeling coming from the Buffaloes.

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    (Paul Aiken / Staff Photographer)
    Second Story Garage: Gasoline Lollipops

    The Boulder alt-country band gives its EPs names such as Death and Resurrection, and its songs bear the mark of hard truths and sin. But the punk energy behind the playing, and the sense that it's all in good fun, make it OK to dance to a song like "Death." Full Story