Popular to Contrary OpinionPopular to Contrary Opinion: A hetero dude's guide to Tinder

If you've read something or dated in the past few years, you've probably heard of or used Tinder. While it's not my favorite way to meet women, it's a way to meet women. Full Story
Popular to Contrary Opinion: Why didn't you talk about it sooner?
Many men in power have done many crude things to many women. Now some of these women are talking, and some of their stories are years old. Full Story

Contrary to Popular Opinion: Mystery of the gay teacher
I taught kindergarten in Seoul, South Korea, for fun but also for money. Most of all, the little Korean kids are more adorable than a panda cub wearing a Dalmatian costume, the end of "Total Recall" or a honey badger making out with Christy Fantz in Your Pants. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: A close call with Koreacare
I looked at the blood gushing from my index finger. "That was stupid. I know you're supposed to pay attention when washing kitchen knives, but you know. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Everyone makes movie mistakes when they're young and dumb
I used to think Natural Ice, Taco Bell and "BASEketball" ranked as the best of their respective categories. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Movies with Mom
A 7-year-old me convinced my mom that she should take me to the new "Star Wars" sequel. It was called "Spaceballs. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Nine to five
Mustard drips from my ham-and-cheese wrap into my 3-week-old beard and then oozes onto my hoodie and jeans. Full Story

Contrary to Popular Opinion: A critical miss in comparing good fantasy and bad fantasy
A bunch of nerds running around pretending to be elven warriors with foam swords. That's bad fantasy. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: A Boulder mystery
I don't really like mystery novels. At least, I thought I didn't. My mom gave me a Stephen White book. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Proud to be an American
How do you help your foreign friend who's never been to the USA get accustomed to American culture and get over jet lag? Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Body ink can be totally worth it or a lasting badge of shame
I'm tattooed head to toe — technically. My inner lip and the top of my foot are both inked a little bit. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Keep your hands to yourself
I met one of the loves of my life in an odd way. I didn't come up to her and smoothly ask her on a date. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: I'll skip the dragon tattoos
Last week, I wrote about how I met Choon-Sam, a Korean gangster, aka Jo-Pok. He told me to meet him at a restaurant where I assumed he'd kill me because he may think my tattoos mean I'm a rival gang member. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: The dude with the dinosaur tattoo
A few years ago in Seoul, I finish pumping iron at the gym and need to wash the heavy metals off of me. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Seeing your old house on the market can trigger a nostagia attack
"Got enough money for this place?" An old friend posted a link to a real estate listing on my wall. Of course I can't afford a house, and if I could, why would I want to move back to Bismarck, N. Full Story

Columnist Q&A: Freeman's tales are 'Popular to Contrary Opinion'
Casey is a CU grad and Boulder resident off and on since 2003. He has traveled all over Asia, and now he selflessly shares his worldly wisdom with you every Monday in the Colorado Daily. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: The women and dudes who serve you booze
Bars are wonderful places, and they're staffed by more than just Moe Szyslak from Moe's Tavern. I've worked in the service industry since I turned 20, which doesn't seem like that long ago, but it's pretty long ago. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: The anatomy of a bar
Bars are wonderful places, and they're staffed by more than just a Sam Malone from "Cheers" or whoever worked the taps at the Mos Eisley Cantina in "Star Wars." Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Keep your day job
Because I'm a relatively professional writer, people sometimes ask me writing advice. Usually my answer is, "Just keep writing, then write some more and finally edit. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Misadventures at the emergency room
"How the hell did I get here?" I thought. There were so many levels to this inquiry. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Perks of journalism outweigh hardships
I didn't become a journalist to become a liberal mouthpiece crying for the end to the fascist dictatorship of America or a pundit to warn Fox News watchers about the dangers of gay Santa Claus. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: A friend from afar
My Korean ex-girlfriend just visited me here in the USA. She enjoyed herself but had a lot of questions about our country. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Q&A on living the Asian dream
When I mention that I lived in South Korea and may move back to Asia (this time to Japan), people ask me a lot of questions. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Cereal killer
My mom is very smart. When my two brothers and I were kids, the only cereal she'd buy was Cheerios, Raisin Bran and Chex, then Grape Nuts for my dad (do Grape Nuts even exist anymore? Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: The promised bland
I hate being "that foodie guy," and I hate listening to people like me. But I'm one of them. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Freaking about job seeking
Every morning when I wake up, before I eat or shower or brush my teeth, I check my phone for emails. I average about 20. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Food for body & Seoul
I lived in Seoul for a little more than six years. People always ask, "How did you like food in Korea? Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: The boy who cried nuclear wolf
The first time I jogged around the beautiful river path in Seoul, I saw all the Koreans exercising, playing with their dogs, texting and even a few day drinkers. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Korean businessmen are trapped in fraternity life
I thought I left drinking games and chugging races behind with my backward hat and Limp Bizkit CDs. I played a few rounds of flip cup after graduation and then figured I was retired. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: HelloFresh, goodbye
I hate to admit it, but I'm sort of a sucker. The other week, I was rushing to a job interview when a guy holding an iPad said, "Would you like to fill out a survey about cooking? 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

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