Kindred Spirits: A Look at the New Ghibli Generation

Kindred Spirits: A Look at the New Ghibli Generation BY ZACK STEIN For the past three decades, there has been one film studio that has consistently delivered quality animated films for all ages. And no, it’s not Pixar. It’s Japan’s Studio Ghibli, and its reigning kings are Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata. From the environmental parable Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind to the whimsical Little Mermaid [more]

Spring Baked: Canna-Tourism in Boulder, Colorado

Spring Baked: Canna-Tourism in Boulder, Colorado BY WALLACE COOK I first became aware of the futility of the war on drugs in grade school. Police officers were sent in to my fifth-grade class with the naïve belief that if our youth would just learn how to stand up to peer pressure and “say no” to offers of elicit substances, the scourge of drug use in this country would cease to be an issue. My parents seemed [more]

Yeah, I Made Cheese

Yeah, I Made Cheese BY FREYA BELLIN LEVOW While I’m a wholehearted supporter of the DIY movement, there are some things that I consider best left to the experts.  Among them: bread (too fickle), beer (too many gadgets), and, topping out the list, cheese.  That which involves caves and fungus seems just a bit out of my range.  Or rather, it did seem that way until I learned how to [more]

I Can Dig It: Review of A Man Called Destruction

I Can Dig It: Review of A Man Called Destruction BY ANDREW HERTZBERG My introduction to Big Star's Alex Chilton was reading his name on the liner notes of a Cramps album. I remember thinking his name sounded very rock and roll. Chill-ton. It never left my head even though I didn't really know who he was otherwise. Eventually, I heard Elliott Smith’s cover of Big Star's “Thirteen” and the Replacements song [more]

Kindred Spirits: A Look at the New Ghibli Generation

BY ZACK STEIN For the past three decades, there has been one film studio that has consistently delivered quality animated films for all ages. And no, it’s not Pixar. It’s Japan’s Studio Ghibli, and its reigning kings are Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata. From the environmental parable Nausicaa of...
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Spring Baked: Canna-Tourism in Boulder, Colorado

BY WALLACE COOK I first became aware of the futility of the war on drugs in grade school. Police officers were sent in to my fifth-grade class with the naïve belief that if our youth would just learn how to stand up to peer pressure and “say no” to...
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Yeah, I Made Cheese

BY FREYA BELLIN LEVOW While I’m a wholehearted supporter of the DIY movement, there are some things that I consider best left to the experts.  Among them: bread (too fickle), beer (too many gadgets), and, topping out the list, cheese.  That which involves caves and fungus seems just a...
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I Can Dig It: Review of A Man Called Destruction

BY ANDREW HERTZBERG My introduction to Big Star’s Alex Chilton was reading his name on the liner notes of a Cramps album. I remember thinking his name sounded very rock and roll. Chill-ton. It never left my head even though I didn’t really know who he was otherwise. Eventually,...