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    Popular to Contrary OpinionPopular to Contrary Opinion: I could have been a real contender

    06/17/2018 07:10 PM MDT
    You almost watched me as a cast member on "The Real World: Denver." About a dozen years ago, MTV's producers held an open casting call here in Boulder at a now-extinct bar where I worked as a bouncer. 
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    Audio File: A fun glimpse into an audiophile setup when the budget doesn't matter
    06/14/2018 05:42 PM MDT - The average cost to manufacture something audio related is usually about a quarter of what it eventually costs at the store, sometimes less. Full Story

    Peace Train: Rocky Flats must remain closed
    06/14/2018 04:36 PM MDT - Because the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to open the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge for public recreation this summer and because there is so much public, scientific evidence that the site is powdered with plutonium, the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center is launching a campaign to ask the public to help us keep Rocky Flats closed by requesting legislators and other officials to write a sign-on letter to the USFWS and Department of Energy Legacy Management asking them to keep Full Story

    Bear With Me: A portrait of the artist as a young douche
    06/14/2018 12:21 PM MDT - When I was 19, I walked into a tattoo parlor, picked out the Japanese word for "madman" and slapped 60 bucks down on the counter. Full Story

    Fantz in Your Pants: Party for one
    06/12/2018 07:49 PM MDT - Once upon a Greek mythology ago, Narcissus was frolicking about, a ridiculous sense of entitlement lifting his gait. Full Story

    The China Monologues: Time to take off the foreigner-tinted glasses
    06/11/2018 02:53 PM MDT - This was a vocabulary term in one of my Chinese textbooks: "Zhonghua Minguo." The definition: "the Republic of China (1912 - present, the government moved to Taiwan in 1949). Full Story

    Popular to Contrary Opinion: The roadkill game
    06/10/2018 03:13 PM MDT - I accomplished a life goal recently: I finally saw a semi crash into a car. The truck was turning, and the car ran a red light. Full Story

    The China Monologues: Cutting through the language barrier
    06/10/2018 02:52 PM MDT - "Well, so ..." I paused. The hairdresser stared, scissors poised. "Uh ..." OK, I hadn't thought this through. Full Story

    Audio File: Tune up the house
    06/07/2018 07:06 PM MDT - Choosing the right audio system is a personal decision like choosing a car, but with cars, the difference between choices is more subtle. Full Story

    Kate Becker: Radio astronomers try to tune in exoplanets
    06/07/2018 11:03 PM MDT - Looking for a planet orbiting an alien sun is like looking for a birthday candle flickering against a spotlight: The thing you're searching for gets lost in the glare. Full Story

    Peace Train: Military interventions come back to haunt U.S.
    06/07/2018 01:51 PM MDT - As we consider the ongoing wars and threats of war in 2018, we might step back and consider the results of military interventions from the past. Full Story

    Bear With Me: A new appreciation for negative space
    06/06/2018 02:56 PM MDT - July 31 sucked. I picked my girlfriend up at 1:30 a.m. Because she worked in downtown Denver, I nearly ran over five or six drunks who staggered off the sidewalk and into the street. Full Story

    Under the Influence: The best part about camping
    06/04/2018 06:27 PM MDT - And just like that, the snow is melted and camping season is upon us. Camping. Has there ever been a more polarizing leisure activity? Full Story

    Popular to Contrary Opinion: Communication goes to shit
    06/04/2018 12:55 PM MDT - So I'm in a restaurant in Seoul with a bunch of friends. I'm stuffing my face with my favorite Korean barbecue meat while looking at Google Translate. Full Story

    Audio File: Vinyl and the tube
    05/31/2018 07:39 PM MDT - We're learning by example at the end of this series on audiophile basics, and last week's scenario of a video gamer building a serious audio system on the cheap was a great start. Full Story

    Peace Train: A series of flawed peace endeavors
    05/31/2018 02:35 PM MDT - The likelihood of war depends heavily upon the structure of international relations (i.e. the rules that govern how states relate to each other). Full Story

    Bear With Me: Kick out the anthem
    05/30/2018 06:34 PM MDT - It was with great joy I read a tweet from my favorite rapper, El-P, regarding him and Killer Mike — the two form Run the Jewels — declining a National Football League request to use their song "Legend Has It" during this year's Super Bowl. Full Story

    Fantz in Your Pants: Cat-scratch herpes
    05/30/2018 12:23 PM MDT - Dear Christy, I just read about a woman with HSV1 who transmitted the virus to her baby because she kissed him near his eye. Full Story

    The China Monologues: Cutting through the language barrier
    05/29/2018 03:04 PM MDT - "Well, so ..." I paused. The hairdresser stared, scissors poised. "Uh ..." OK, I hadn't thought this through. Full Story

    Popular to Contrary Opinion: Please notice me (and all the other cyclists on the road)
    05/28/2018 02:19 PM MDT - I bike to work every morning. Yes, I know you want me to shut up already, but I won't. Every morning, I wake up, put on my dorky Lycra tights, strap on my helmet and head out into the concrete jungle of moron drivers. Full Story

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    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