THE CHINA HUSTLE

Capitalism, as The China Hustle supposes, isn’t just a way for hardworking people to get ahead, it’s the perfect system to con, cheat, and fraud your way to the top. The hustle in question: reverse mergers that allowed roughly 400 Chinese companies to be traded on Wall Street (100 of which are still trading and worth $1.1 trillion) resulting in a severe economic crisis. As the talking heads explain, Chinese companies are not allowed to be listed and publicly traded on the NYSE and NASDAQ. But if the Chinese company in question merged with an American company that had previously … Continue reading THE CHINA HUSTLE

This week in Arts & Culture — Malick at IFS

This week at CU-Boulder’s International Film Series, programmer extraordinaire, Pablo Kjolseth, has Terrence Malick’s first five films — Badlands, Days of Heaven, The Thin Red Line, The New World, and The Tree of Life — on 35mm with special introductions. Yours truly will be introducing Badlands on Monday, March 19, 7:30 p.m. The world is bigger than you think. Continue reading This week in Arts & Culture — Malick at IFS

This week in Film — VERTIGO

When Vertigo was released in 1958, Alfred Hitchcock wasn’t just a household name, he was a franchise. Between his TV show, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, and a new film every year, audiences were never far from the Master of Suspense. Under those circumstances, it should be no surprise that his 1958 melodramatic ghost story, Vertigo, slipped through the cracks. The following year, North By Northwest would become iconic, and Psycho would change everything the following year. Still, Vertigo remains. Thankfully, TCM Big Screen Classics is bringing back Hitch’s masterpiece for two days in celebration of its 60th anniversary. Time to fall in love, all over again. Continue reading This week in Film — VERTIGO

This week in Drink — Romero’s K9 Club & Tap House

For those of you who just can’t stand to leave the dog at home, but simply must knock back a few, Romero’s K9 Club & Tap House in Lafayette has brought the chaos of a dog park and the ambiance of a Biergarten together.  Read all about it over at Boulder Weekly. What they serve, how to register your floof, and hours all right here. Continue reading This week in Drink — Romero’s K9 Club & Tap House

This week in Film — Brakhage Center Symposium

The Brakhage Center Symposium returns this Saturday and Sunday for a fourteenth go-round at CU-Boulder. The full line-up includes works by Karen Yasinsky, Christopher Harris, and Jean-Paul Kelly; a program of Brazilian documentary and experimental film curated by Chris Stults; and Celebrating Stan (Brakhage, that is). You can see the weekend schedule here and read my write-up of the festivities here. Continue reading This week in Film — Brakhage Center Symposium