Boulder Theater marquis

Origins: Boulder Film Festival

June 1, 2015

Working as “popcorn girls” at various Boulder theaters in the late 1970s, sisters Kathy (Engl, PoliSci’86) and Robin Beeck (Comm’88), founders of the Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF), saw lots of movies — good, bad and sleazy.

Dalton Trumbo

The Brave One

June 1, 2015

Hollywood screenwriter and First Amendment champion Dalton Trumbo died nearly 40 years ago. In 2015 he's making a comeback – and looking a lot like Bryan Cranston.

Brown's Canyon

Monument Man

June 1, 2015

In February President Obama declared Colorado’s Browns Canyon a national monument. For Bill Dvorak, it was a long time coming.

Kate Brown

The Governor

June 1, 2015

Oregon’s new leader, Kate Brown, takes charge.

Chad Arnold

Green Grocer of the 21st-Century

June 1, 2015

Chad Arnold and his team at door to door organics are helping to reinvent grocery shopping for the digital age.

Jacqueline Verdier

Jacqueline Verdier and the Selfie Stick

June 1, 2015

The first time Jacqueline Verdier (PolSci’05) saw a selfie stick, last year while visiting a friend in Asia, she laughed.

Stan Garnett

Stan Garnett, Western Lawman

June 1, 2015

District attorney is not a job for the faint of heart. Ask Stan Garnett (Hist’78, Law’82).

Melinda MacInnis

Filmmaker Melinda MacInnis

June 1, 2015

It was from a jeep on a 2008 game drive in Swaziland that Melinda MacInnis (MCreatWrit’97) saw her first wild rhinoceroses, a mother and calf.

liquid nitrogen at concert

Origins: Dry Fogger

March 1, 2015

October 1982. Los Angeles. Ghouls rise from a fog-fingered graveyard and join a zombified Michael Jackson in one of history’s most iconic bits of choreography in the watershed “Thriller” video, a mini-horror flick built around the eponymous hit song.

Phil Watkins Jr. in front of window

The Illuminator

March 1, 2015

Without Phil Watkins Jr. and his family, the world would be a less colorful place. Especially Colorado.