Al Di Meola: In his life

About a week into the deeply unsettling military disquiet unfolding in Ukraine, I caught Al Di Meola on an off day at his New Jersey home, as he was preparing for a tour swing through the Western U.S. Televised images of Russian tanks, urban destruction and bellicose, anti-NATO vitriol coming from the Kremlin had us […]

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Keeping it weird and accessible with Left Hand Artist Group

A break in Colorado’s early spring snows brought a warm, sunny day to Longmont last April. Outside the Senior Center in Roosevelt Park, locals festooned in strange and colorful costumes brandished pool noodles at each other and wandered through a “karma wash station” to pick up good vibes. Before the sun set, a procession wandered […]

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What to do when there’s ‘nothing’ to do…

EVENTS Boulder Arts Week March 25-April 2, various locations around Boulder, boulderartsweek.org The City of Boulder is the home to thousands of artists and over 140 arts organizations. Boulder has the nation’s third-highest concentration of artists, right behind Los Angeles and Santa Fe, according to the National Endowment for the Arts. Boulder Arts Week celebrates […]

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Rent control: Why or why not?

My debut column two weeks ago went into an abbreviated history of rent control (RC) in Boulder and Colorado. Now it’s time to deal with the present. A sadly relevant detour: As I write this, I read the headline, “U.S. rents hit new high”—something I referenced in the first line of my first column. National […]

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Deviate off the beaten path for some unique tastes

Let’s set the stage: A small stone top bar, wild murals on the opposite wall and tree branches glimmering in the rafter of the ceiling. You haven’t wandered into a magical forest bar, just the home of DV8 Distillery. Finding DV8 is a small adventure in itself, hidden in east Boulder behind car dealerships and […]

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Quickies

Dear Dan: My boyfriend and I have not had sex for more than two years. When I first asked him about it, he hemmed and hawed. When I pressed him, he said he doesn’t have any interest. I felt like he was not telling me the whole truth. When I suggested he tell his doctor, […]

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It’s a whiskey business

You may have noticed a new byline on this column last week. The prolific and illustrious Michael J. Casey left a big growler to fill at Boulder Weekly, with all the ink he’s spilled over the years of writing about beer in the county. So who’s this new writer? What does he even know? Quite […]

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