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Books That Change Lives

Whether by transporting us in time and space or showing us the world through another’s eyes, books hold the potential to broach new ideas, broaden perspectives, and even change lives. Chosen for their unique stories—some familiar, others not—the 16 titles below represent the transformative power of literature, and...

Features

DiverCity Series: Serene Singh’s High Spirits

Serene Singh. She's a proud Coloradan. She is someone who defines herself by the things she is rather than the things she isn’t, a distinction I appreciate. It reminds me of being for things rather than just against. It reeks of optimism, and if you’ve ever met Serene...but I digress. Serene identifies as a proud South Asian Indian (her parents were born in New Delhi), Sikh (her religion, the fifth largest in the world), American, woman.

Books That Change Lives

Whether by transporting us in time and space or showing us the world through another’s eyes, books hold the potential to broach new ideas, broaden perspectives, and even change lives. Chosen for their unique stories—some familiar, others not—the 16 titles below represent the transformative power of literature, and will stick with you long after you’ve turned the last page.

Scene

Scene Stealers: August 2019 – Yellow Scene Magazine

Tiny Beautiful Things at Dairy Center for the Arts Boulder’s Ensemble Theatre Company is always at the forefront of compelling new works and its upcoming production of Tiny Beautiful Things is no exception. This new play, which is based on the best-selling book by Cheryl Strayed, was adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos (of My Big, Fat, Greek Wedding fame.) The play is based on...

Spotlight on Al Di Meola

For anyone with any idea what they’re listening to, there should be no question that Al Di Meola is a first ballot Mount Rushmore-of-Guitarists Honoree. The Jersey City-bred musician broke onto the scene when Chick Corea tapped the 19-year-old for his Return To Forever jazz fusion outfit in 1974 — and his comet lit up the charts from there on out. More than 30 albums, including multiple gold...

The Trump Trolls: How much more will we take?

A wave of Trump-loving trolls descended on the Facebook page of Mutiny Information Cafe to leave bad reviews. Most of the actors were connected to profiles listed in other states — simply people looking to take down one of Denver’s more beloved counter-culture institutions. It’s fair to note the owners arguably opened the door to the conflict by displaying an...

Cuisine

Off Menu with Justin Brunson and Jeff Osaka

  By Kyle Gayton, Interview by De La Vaca   Chef Justin Brunson  | Old Major There’s something to be said about a person who not only dreams but follows through to make their dreams a reality. Honestly, a good lot of us trade in our dreams as we “grow up” in some way; whether it be for a 9-5, for a family, for financial stability, for other people’s...

Let’s Roam Dining: Experience Your City

By Kyle Gayton                   I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of eating at the same four restaurants every time I go out. I’d love to find something new, but I don’t really know where to begin looking. I guess I could scope out a few places on Yelp, but then I’d just be taking other people’s...

Month in Review

Month in Review | August 2019

Skateboarder Mitchie Brusco makes history at the 2019 X Games. American skateboarder Mitchie Brusco is leaving his mark in skateboarding, successfully executing the first ever 1260, three-and-a-half full revolutions. The U.S. dollar rose 1.49% to 106.85 Japanese yen per dollar, after the Trump administration said it would delay 10% tariffs on some Chinese products scheduled to begin next month, a significant concession in the trade conflict.

Community Corner

Community Corner | Officer Lord V the UnHoused

Ever since Naropa University student Zayd Atkinson was detained without cause for the non-crime of picking up garbage while Black, the City of Boulder’s response provides some hope for the future, but the response of some Boulder police officers should give us all pause.

Also in This Edition

Yellow Scene’s 2019 School Directory

Directory of schools and extracurriculars in BoCo.
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