THE BATTLE OF THE SEXES

There’s an oft-quoted line from a 1982 Frank and Ernest comic strip: when it came to Fred Astaire and Ginger Rodgers, as good as Fred was, Ginger could do everything he did, only backward and in heels. Though both actors found success apart, history will forever pair them, as Astaire and Rodgers; much like how peanut butter and jelly never seem that far apart. The same can be said of tennis pros, Billy Jean King and Bobby Riggs. Separately, they were the best of their eras — she won both the French Open and the Australian Championship once, the U.S. … Continue reading THE BATTLE OF THE SEXES

Weekly Round Up (9.14.17 – 9.21.17)

Noted B-movie actor Bruce Campbell visited the Alamo Drafthouse – Sloans Lake on Sept. 21 to promote his latest memoir, Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B-Movie Actor, and host The Last Fan Standing game show. The cult icon carved out a few minutes of his busy schedule to talk to me about the show and his latest book. Boulder County’s latest craft brewery, Endo Brewing Company, rolled up its doors this summer. My associate and I paid the small brewery a visit and discovered a bevy of easy drinkers and bicycles. To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, the Denver Film Society … Continue reading Weekly Round Up (9.14.17 – 9.21.17)

WHOSE STREETS?

A riot is the language of the unheard. — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On August 9, 2014, at approximately 12:03 p.m. Central Daylight Time, 18-year-old Michael Brown, a black man, was shot and killed by 28-year-old police officer Darren Wilson, a white man, in Ferguson, Missouri. Just minutes before the shooting, Brown was reported in connection with a convenience store, QuikTrip, theft; when Wilson and Brown’s paths crossed, a struggle ensued and Wilson shot Brown 12 times, with the twelfth shot delivering the fatal blow. Brown was unarmed and, according to witnesses, had his hands raised in the position … Continue reading WHOSE STREETS?

Weekly Round Up (8.31.17 – 9.7.17)

Every Labor Day weekend, the small mountain town of Telluride, Colorado becomes the center of the moviegoing universe, and for four days, I sit in darkened theaters, subsisting on Steamie’s burgers and Russell Kelly Pale Ale. With the exception of one dud (Downsizing, and I do mean dud) this year’s festival offered movies that ranged from good to masterpiece. In this week’s Boulder Weekly,  I sing the praises of Wormwood, First Reformed, Faces Places, and Lady Bird: Best in show. As my Boulder Country tour de brew wraps up, my associate and I pay a visit to Broomfield’s C.B. & Potts: Fresh Beer at Flatiron Crossing. For Out of sight, … Continue reading Weekly Round Up (8.31.17 – 9.7.17)