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    The China MonologuesThe China Monologues: If at first you don't succeed, get a workout buddy

    03/20/2018 11:57 AM MDT
    Together, a staffer and I toured the gym floor. At her gesture, I hopped on an elliptical machine. "You can pick what intervals you want here," she explained. 
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    The China Monologues: Shit creek means vacation's over
    03/06/2018 11:47 AM MST - "So, what did they want?" Manfriend's face twisted up a bit. "Well," he said hesitantly. Full Story

    The China Monologues: Experience vs. the camera lens
    02/19/2018 05:30 PM MST - "There's no use," I mumbled grumpily. "I won't get a shot unless I walk into the damn water. Full Story

    The China Monologues: New year's a dud for dogs
    02/06/2018 11:24 AM MST - "Oof, things aren't looking good for you this year," I called over. "Go on, then," Manfriend muttered. Full Story

    The China Monologues: The grass is always greener
    01/22/2018 10:48 AM MST - Tossing my phone aside, I groaned. "What's up?" Manfriend asked from across the room. Full Story

    The China Monologues: Ancient history powers modern city
    01/08/2018 04:18 PM MST - About 40 years ago, a few farmers wanted to make a well. They lived in a village just outside Xi'an, a small city in Shaanxi Province. Full Story

    The China Monologues: A very mopey Christmas
    12/26/2017 01:12 PM MST - 'Twas a chilly Christmas morning, and all through the hutong, not a stray dog was stirring, not even a — Hhhhhhglech. Full Story

    The China Monologues: Solo trip a reminder of the kindness of strangers
    12/11/2017 03:37 PM MST - We both leaned in toward his computer screen as he zoomed around Macau on Google Maps. Full Story

    The China Monologues: Proud teacher
    11/27/2017 05:32 PM MST - "Hello, everybody!" Five beaming girls cheered back. "Hello, teacher!" Surrounded by six- and seven-year-old girls, I checked our phonics homework for the past week. Full Story

    The China Monologues: Healthy penises and chasing perfection
    11/14/2017 01:15 PM MST - Chasing perfection"Hey, how do you say 'active'?" "Active," Manfriend said, hardly looking up from his coffee. Full Story

    The China Monologues: It might take a pocket scientist
    10/31/2017 05:38 PM MDT - Looking through the doors, I groaned. I was already precariously balanced, standing in the middle of the subway car. Full Story

    The China Monologues: Solitude is golden
    10/17/2017 03:42 PM MDT - Solitude is goldenSmack. An umbrella hit ours. "Ahhh!" Another umbrella snagged my hair, tugging me backward. Full Story

    The China Monologues: 'Foreigners are always so polite'
    10/02/2017 07:09 PM MDT - I grit my teeth. "Yes," I said (in Mandarin), a clear edge in my tone, "that's what I mean. Full Story

    The China Monologues: Home hunting in the hutongs
    09/18/2017 03:09 PM MDT - "So what do you think?" Manfriend muttered to me as I surveyed the kitchen again. Full Story

    The China Monologues: A British surprise, just when I thought I'd heard it all
    09/04/2017 08:48 PM MDT - Landing at Heathrow Airport, I was practically bouncing with excitement. Full Story

    Boulder nightlife: It's a jungle juice out there
    08/30/2017 09:03 PM MDT - Dear Random Columnist Lady, I've been living in Boulder for years and finally grew into my very own big-kid ID. Full Story

    Columnist Q&A: Sieh takes you around the world in 'The China Monologues'
    08/24/2017 09:30 PM MDT - For two years, Alexandra has been traipsing around Asia, getting plenty of stares as she goes. Full Story

    The China Monologues: Don't neglect adventures in your own country
    08/21/2017 07:08 PM MDT - Don't neglect adventures in your own country"Be ready for the next sign here soon, Al," my sister called out over the music. Full Story

    The China Monologues: Totally worth it, despite the brain meat and toilets
    08/08/2017 05:29 PM MDT - Everyone slowly stopped eating. Forks ladled with eggs Benedict hovered as I spoke. "When you're doing the communal hot pot, anything goes, even things like brain meat." Full Story

    The China Monologues: A guilt trip home
    07/24/2017 05:43 PM MDT - Every time I checked Siri's instructions, I glanced at the clock. "Ugh, I'm so late," I muttered to myself, merging onto the next exit ramp. Full Story

    The China Monologues: Spreading the germ of an idea
    07/11/2017 05:04 PM MDT - Spreading the germ of an ideaAs we read, I kept a close eye on my students. "A boy with a bu-, bucke-, bucket," Tom sounded his way through the word. Full Story

    The China Monologues: The fast and the curious
    06/26/2017 05:41 PM MDT - "So wait, you don't get to eat any food?" "Nope." "Well, OK, but at least you can drink water." Full Story

    The China Monologues: A test of characters
    06/12/2017 02:23 PM MDT - Sleepily reviewing a new grammar point, I looked up from my Chinese textbook to greet my teacher last week. Full Story

    The China Monologues: Slim pickings for vegetarians
    05/29/2017 06:17 PM MDT - It was our sixth restaurant that day. At each, we looked at the pictures — despite our best efforts, we still hadn't learned Indonesian — and tried to gauge whether each dish had meat. Full Story

    The China Monologues: Something to shout about
    05/15/2017 05:09 PM MDT - I'd been warned to set my expectations low. As Manfriend told it, the team was pretty bad. The fans were disinterested. We'd likely see more gratuitous selfie-taking than worthwhile football. Full Story

    The China Monologues: Body acceptance as a foreign concept
    05/01/2017 06:37 PM MDT - Allow me to introduce you to Katherine. New to one of my evening classes, this inquisitive little girl shocked me with great pronunciation and speaking fluency. Full Story

    The China Monologues: Mistakes were made and thoroughly enjoyed
    04/17/2017 08:56 PM MDT - By 5:45 a.m., we were pretty sure we were lost. I shivered in borrowed layers as I held out my phone — our only source of light in the moonless dark. Full Story

    The China Monologues: Patience is a virtue in any language
    03/20/2017 05:55 PM MDT - Standing on the crowded bus, Man-Friend and I chatted about nothing in particular as a pair of young girls clambered on, followed by a frazzled-looking mother. Full Story

    The China Monologues: A much-needed reality check
    03/06/2017 06:18 PM MST - As we left the cafe we'd been working at, my man-friend and I skirted through traffic (as you do in Beijing — pedestrians are afforded little to no consideration by bike, car or bus) and chatted about our evening plans. Full Story

    The China Monologues: Grapevine provides to the Google-deprived
    02/20/2017 04:29 PM MST - As we walked to the subway station one evening, my pal and I chatted about a few folks we mutually knew in Beijing. 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