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The UnRetired Issue

The Pedagogy of the Impressed

I can still remember the feeling of a teacher telling me, “I’m sorry, but I just can’t teach you.” I was a sophomore in high school. To this day, his honesty baffles me. He explained to me that with the varying gap in levels in the class and the demand of curriculum, he couldn’t possibly accommodate everyone. I...

Features

The Pedagogy of the Impressed

I can still remember the feeling of a teacher telling me, “I’m sorry, but I just can’t teach you.” I was a sophomore in high school. To this day, his honesty baffles me. He explained to me that with the varying gap in levels in the class and the demand of curriculum, he couldn’t possibly accommodate everyone. I was the one who would have to suffer. The discussion ended there. As a...

Winter Workout: Slump Survival Guide

Winter in Colorado is unquestionably beautiful: we have majestic mountains, brilliant sunshine, and, of course, snow. Winter is December through February, with average February temperatures in Boulder peaking at 48 with lows of 23 degrees. Brrrrrr. We have colder temperatures and shorter days (which is hard for a night owl like me who wakes up at noon only to have the sun set at 4 or 5). Colorado...

Unretired

Terri and I drive through winding roads, blurry patches of faded green and yellow pass beyond the window. We make small talk during our 25 minute drive. Terri is 67 and has been an Uber driver for for the last few months as a way to supplement her income. “I like driving. It’s relaxing, I get to meet all kinds of different people and I get to choose my own hours. That’s important to me...

Scene

Scene Stealers

Disenchanted! At BDT Stage What happens when all the classic fairy tale princesses decide they’re done with the exploitation they’ve suffered at the hands of books, dolls and films? In Disenchanted! Snow White and her pals Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Mulan, Pocahontas and the Little Mermaid all unite to prove that princesses aren’t what you think they are. Despite being a show...

SPOTLIGHT on Nick Urata of DeVotchKa

2006 was a banner year for DeVotchKa. The Colorado band had already been around almost a decade and toured extensively with burlesque superstar Dita Von Teese, but that was the year of their breakout performance at Bonnaroo, followed by their unforgettable score for the critically acclaimed independent Steve Carell flick Little Miss Sunshine. Since then frontman Nick Urata has become a...

The Mad King

Three Years. That’s how much time Michael Cohen will spend behind bars after his plea bargain stemming from charges including campaign finance violations, tax evasion and lying under oath to Congress. I’m writing this on the same day this news broke. And it’s the tip of the iceberg. By the time you read this, chances are more chips are falling, more indictments will come, and we’ll be...

Cuisine

Vanilla beans, baby: The second most expensive spice in the world

The sound and feel of the first crack on the caramelized layer of sugar on a freshly fired white chocolate crème brûlée at Piece, Love, and Chocolate in downtown Boulder may have you feeling like Amélie.

News

From De La Vaca’s Desk: Cover Concerns: Boulder County’s Diversity Issues

Our business communities, entertainment circles, our dating scenes, our entire lives — and especially our media — need to be active participants in opening the world of BOCO goodness to everyone. Yellow Scene will make sure that we're at the forefront of that. Congratulations to our entire year long list of Legends, people and places. You make BOCO great.

Month in Review

Month in Review

Boulder is moving to vacate marijuana convictions going back to 1979, in a move that places BOCO DA Dougherty in the progressive front of DA’s nationwide. * In regional police violence, the officer who killed a homeowner who had killed a violent intruder won’t be charged. The homeowner failed to drop his gun when commanded but had hearing loss from his time serving in the armed forces. The...

Legal

The O’Connor Corner: CO Legal

A ruling in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Martin v. Boise, has sent cities across the west scrambling to comply with its interpretation. The court held that “[c]amping [o]rdinance[s] . . . enforced against homeless individuals who take even the most rudimentary pre- cautions to protect themselves from the elements” is a violation of the Eighth Amendment’s Cruel and Unusual Punishment...

Also in This Edition

Marlow Baines: Earth Guardians out to save the planet

Climate change. The very wording is scary. In a time of crisis, fear can lead us to believe we are helpless and that nothing can be done, but do not let that stop you. My name is Marlow Baines, I am 16 years old and work with Earth Guardians, an organization focused on empowering youth to become leaders in preserving our Earth for future generations. Earth Guardians is a global...

History

Tales of the Northern Coal Field: The Snowstorm of 1913

In Colorado, it - IT - remains the standard for judging other snowstorms. If it happened today, the results would be catastrophic. This December marked the 105th anniversary of Colorado’s worst snowstorm. Over four days in December 1913, Lafayette received 48 inches of snow. Visit any historical museum in Colorado and you’ll see a similar photo. Whether it’s Lafayette, Idaho...

Health

Winter Workout: Slump Survival Guide

Winter in Colorado is unquestionably beautiful: we have majestic mountains, brilliant sunshine, and, of course, snow. Winter is December through February, with average February temperatures in Boulder peaking at 48 with lows of 23 degrees. Brrrrrr. We have colder temperatures and shorter days (which is hard for a night owl like me who wakes up at noon only to have the sun set at 4 or 5). Colorado...
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