Popular to Contrary OpinionAn unthreatened man

The #HimToo boogeyman is supposed to scare men in today's society, but I'm not shaking in my white-boy sneakers. Full Story
Popular to Contrary Opinion: Gatekeepers for the Sex Pistols and Marky Mark
No matter where the bus station is located, you're going to run into somebody annoying, weird, loud, drunk, crabby or all rolled into one. Full Story

Gatekeepers for the Sex Pistols and Marky Mark
No matter where the bus station is located, you're going to run into somebody annoying, weird, loud, drunk, crabby or all rolled into one. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Libraries: Learn to read a room
I like books, free internet and peace as well as quiet. While some of the world's population never reads or cares about opening another tome, libraries will forever hold a special place in my heart. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Consent: It's honestly not that hard
Instead of trying to teach girls and women how to avoid these situations, I'd like to teach boys how to understand consent. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Effects of bullying linger years later
School has started up again, and whenever I walk, bike or drive by a junior high or middle school, I feel sick and want to be anywhere else. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Think before getting ink
Out of my 30 tattoos, I regretted only one. So I covered it up. Now I regret that, too. I wish I never did it the first place. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: When Coke isn't enough to wash away the stranger danger
As a kid, the only elderly people I knew were my grandparents and my snappy great aunt. I learned that when old folks aged more and more, they ended up in nursing homes. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: South Korea wants U.S. to come out and play
All Korean men must join the military for two years. If something scary happens, it's the boys from my English 101 class who would go to war. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Chance celebrity meeting brightens day
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

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Service industry careers require thick skin
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

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Do not judge, lest ye be judged big time
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

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Small seizures still suck
I don't see the future. I don't see the past. I don't get omens. I have epilepsy. There are many types of epilepsy, but mine is probably different than what you see on TV or have heard about. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Brush with death leads to pain in the foot
I almost died a few times, ended up on life support and blah blah blah. If you want the full story, email me, friend me on Facebook or mail me some goodies. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Judge, jury and tattooer
An artist told me, "No matter what type of tattoo you get — or don't get — people will judge you. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: The coolest guy I'd ever met
In my teens, I was a lifeguard with Moe. He was the coolest guy I'd ever met because he had a girlfriend, did yoga, fixed his own motorcycle, traveled the world and cool stuff like that. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Online quest for business and pleasure
The internet can provide the spark for the happiest new relationships and guide the way to fulfilling careers. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: I could have been a real contender
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. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: The roadkill game
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

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Communication goes to shit
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

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Please notice me (and all the other cyclists on the road)
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

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Put myself in the line of hire
Another job shot me down yesterday. This one wasn't ideal (pay was decent but the city was secluded with a cost of living higher than Chicago or NYC), but being a newspaper editor is something I want to get back into. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Finish packing already, dirty columnist
Aloha/Annyeong/Yo — all mean "hello" and possibly "goodbye" in Hawaiian, Korean and American languages. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Keep packing, dirty columnist
I'm going through one of those moments in life when I'm wondering what else the world can stack onto my shoulders. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Pack your bags, you dirty columnist
Quick! Gather everything you'll need to live in another country for the next year or so. The job you just landed on a new continent gave you a couple weeks to get ready, so you shouldn't have too much trouble putting everything together. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: A taste of fiction
We all love TV and movies. They show us something relatable to our lives or maybe give us a peek into another world. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Writer's block meets existential crisis
My friend didn't pick a best man for his wedding. This didn't shock or annoy me. I assumed he had so many best friends that he didn't know which one to choose, so he just didn't choose. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: The art of arguing
I'm always excited when my phone buzzes and I feel some sort of notion that other people think I'm important enough to contact. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Burned by Dooly, the fat-shaming dinosaur
When I taught English as a second language in Korea, I loved showing my personality, wisdom, culture and knack for making some things easy to understand. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Bust a nut before you bust yourself
I found a plain blue T-shirt yesterday. Years ago, I bought it because I thought it would be cool to look like Louis C.K. 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