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See you at the movies?

It’s Tuesday at 3 p.m. outside the Century Theater in Boulder’s Twenty Ninth Street Mall, and it’s quiet. Too quiet. You’ll have to excuse the cliché, but it fits. This courtyard should be filled with voices of patrons coming and going, taking advantage of Discount Day and talking about movies: What they saw, what they […] The post See you at the movies? appeared first on Boulder We...

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On dangerous ground

The date of Aug. 11 has been looming in Ruy Arango’s mind for months. It’s an expiration date — the day when the last of the state’s emergency policies protecting Coloradans from eviction will expire. The housing-justice advocate kneads his knuckles, leans forward and says, “We are looking at an eviction crisis the likes of […] The post On dangerous ground appeared first on Boulder...

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American boy

Soft-spoken and even, Charles Bukowski sounds nothing like his face looks. Or like his prose reads. In his introduction to the 1979 edition of John Fante’s Ask the Dust, Bukowski recounts his early days of living in Los Angeles, drinking wine, and reading his way through the L.A. Public Library — mathematics, philosophy, surgery, whatever. […] The post American boy appeared first on Boul...

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Despite claims to the contrary, the U.S. Postal Service remains an effective way to vote

It’s a busy Monday afternoon at the post office on 55th and Valmont in Boulder. The line for the service counter stretches into the lobby as only 10 people, including clerks, are allowed inside to maintain social distancing. As one customer exits, the next is waved in, everyone shifting in the heat of the August […] The post Despite claims to the contrary, the U.S. Postal Service remains a...

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Untitled

Night watch on the ship’s prow, The stars are out in disorder Every thing ever been seen By naked eye / Is out tonight. Michael Stephen Levinson is an unknown.  Boulder Weekly accepts poetry and flash fiction submissions of 450 words/35 lines or fewer and accompanied by a one-sentence bio of the author. Send to: poetry@boulderweekly.com The post Untitled appeared first on Boulder Weekl...

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Astrology 8/6/20

ARIES March 21-April 19: In her book Sticks, Stones, Roots & Bones, Stephanie Rose Bird reports that among early African Americans, there were specialists who spoke the language of trees. These patient magicians developed intimate relationships with individual trees, learning their moods and rhythms, and even exchanging non-verbal information with them. Trees imparted wisdom about […] T...

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Arizona marijuana initiative: Past and present GOP governors take different sides

As of this writing, Arizona county officials are still validating signatures on petitions to put a recreational marijuana legalization question on the state’s November ballot. Supporters turned in 420,000 names; they need 237,645. The deadline for finishing the job is Friday, Aug. 7.  But that hasn’t stopped the state from publishing a voter guide that […] The post Arizona marijuana ini...

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Drink this: Liquid Mechanics Brewing Co.’s Hopacity Both Coast IPA

Founded in 2011, back when India pale ales fell along rigorous party lines, IPA Day is a celebration of craft beer’s reigning beer style. Nine years later and still celebrated on the first Thursday in August, IPA Day is going strong with more interpretations of the style than ever before. From West Coast (piney, bitter […] The post Drink this: Liquid Mechanics Brewing Co.’s Hopacity ...

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