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Arrivals and Departures 2019-20

Dallas Observer

We're here, on New Year's Eve, not to praise 2019, but to bury it. It's been ... a year. The Cowboys failed in the most Cowboys of ways. Donald Trump came back to American Airlines Center, as president this time. We've got a new mayor, a new district attorney and...

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Ducey Won't Release Nonviolent Offenders, Ignores Recommendations for Clemency

Phoenix New Times

With just months to live, Arizona inmate Lee Bryson was cleared for release by the Executive Board of Clemency in February. He's still behind bars.

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In a Reversal, Ducey Removes Hair Salons From Essential Services List

Phoenix New Times

Ducey calls it "providing clarity." We call it a reversal.

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Abbott Says Texas Has Enough Hospital Beds, While COVID-19 Cases Continue to Increase

Houston Press

In his press conference Friday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said at present there are enough hospital beds — more than 19,000 remain available — to handle the state's needs for coronavirus patients. He and Dr. John Zerwas, Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs of the University of Texas System, also...

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Cloth Masks Should Be Worn in Public to Fight COVID-19, Polis Says

Westword Denver

The governor modeled a cloth mask of his own.

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Metro Denver School Buildings Closed for Rest of Academic Year

Westword Denver

The announcement was made jointly by multiple districts.

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Lawyers Ask Colorado Supreme Court to Help Release Jail Detainees

Westword Denver

A coalition of criminal defense lawyers are asking the state Supreme Court to help lower Colorado's jail population.

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Why Air-Quality Researchers See Opportunity in COVID-19 Shutdowns

Westword Denver

"There’s a chance to use this bad thing for a good thing."

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Dallas County Extends Emergency Order Through May 20

Dallas Observer

The long haul is getting longer. Friday morning, Dallas County Commissioners voted to extend the county's Public Health Emergency until May 20. That means all residents of the county will continue to shelter in place for at least the next six weeks, barring intervention from Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins...

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Secretly Chopping Up, Selling Body Parts Finally a Colorado Felony

Westword Denver

The bill's signing was delayed by the COVID-19 crisis.

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StubHub Customers Cry Foul Over New Seller Payment Policy

Westword Denver

StubHub has pushed back its timeline for paying ticket sellers, and the platform's customers are furious.

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Night Sweats Bassist Joseph Pope III Painted a COVID-19 Mural

Westword Denver

He's not a muralist, but he had something to convey.

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Hear It: The Green House Band Started in a Shack

Westword Denver

The Denver band just dropped its debut EP.

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A Meazy Is Back in His Groove

Westword Denver

The Denver rapper just dropped at EP called Deada$$.

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After SXSW Canceled, MusiCares Helped Out Bobby Rogers

Westword Denver

Bobby Rogers lost big money after South by Southwest was canceled this year, but MusiCares was there to help.

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Justin Bieber Postpones 2020 Tour; Red Rocks Season Starts May 13

Westword Denver

Justin Bieber's tour was slated to start one day after Red Rocks season begins.

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Live Nation Pledges $10 Million to Out-of-Work Crew Members

Westword Denver

The company wants to support crew members who have been put out of work by COVID-19 closures.

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Hear It: Sydnie Battie's "Needy" Is a Gut-Wrencher About Desperation

Westword Denver

Denver pop singer Sydnie Battie's "Needy" is a gut-wrenching song about desperation.

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Experimental Musician Adán de la Garza Shazam'd an Air Conditioner

Westword Denver

Audio music artist Adán de la Garza's processes difficult emotions using the sounds most overlook.

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Chris Kresge Blasts Colorado Playlist Through the Pandemic

Westword Denver

The DJ keeps producing Colorado Playlist from home, showcasing the state's best music from the '60s to now.

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Spice Room Spices Up Your Stay-at-Home Experience

Westword Denver

Rice, naan and a variety of saucy dishes do well as takeout or delivery dinner.

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Cody's and Bettola Bistro Owner Sue Smith Spreads Kindness

Westword Denver

Restaurateur Sue Smith helps out employees to keep her restaurants afloat.

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The Bittersweet Taste of Friday's Collaboration Fest Beer Releases

Westword Denver

Score some strange and wonderful brews that would have been served at the annual fest.

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The Best Culinary Online and To-Go Things to Do This Weekend

Westword Denver

Find out about safe and tasty happenings in the culinary world this weekend.

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Openings and Closings: The Local Edition

Houston Press

We are all getting a little cranky and stir crazy as the weeks turn into possible months of quarantine and social distancing. And some of us are still not getting the idea. We are trying to support Houston's restaurants and businesses but we would like to reiterate that in doing...

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Racines Will Return...for a Long Goodbye

Westword Denver

Owners Lee Goodfriend and David Racine are retiring.

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No Baseball, No Hot Dogs — but Biker Jim's Will Be Back

Westword Denver

There's no baseball — or hot dogs — this weekend.

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Support Your Neighborhood Bars: Northeast Denver Edition

Westword Denver

Our continuing roundup of watering holes affected by the coronavirus shutdown.

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Growing Up — Urban Farms Have the Potential to Transform Phoenix

Phoenix New Times

A in-depth look at the many urban farms across greater Phoenix

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Brewpubs Were Making a Comeback...Until the COVID-19 Lockdown

Westword Denver

Those kitchens are helping keep some open, though.

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It's Curtains for John Moore at the DCPA

Westword Denver

This is a real loss for the theater community.

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Denver Made Madam C.J. Walker — Which the Netflix Series Ignored

Westword Denver

Although the new Netflix series, Self Made, doesn't mention it, Walker's fame started in Denver.

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Forget Tiger King Joe Exotic. Meet HoExotic, Kalyn Heffernan's Alter-Ego

Westword Denver

Wheelchair Sports Camp MC Kalyn Heffernan parodied Joe Exotic, and it's amazing.

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Any Of You Weirdos Still Watching Contagion?

Houston Press

Among the — to me — more surprising revelations during the opening weeks of this, the Great Pandemic of 2020, was that Steven Soderbergh's 2011 virus epic Contagion was one of the most-watched streaming movies: Contagion is currently trending on both Amazon Prime and iTunes and is in the top four...

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High Times: How to Conserve Your Cannabis During the Quarantine

Dallas Observer

We know how hard it is to get through this time without the things you deem essential. If you couldn’t make it to your favorite CBD store before they were forced to shut down, you will need to find a way to make what is left in your stash last...

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Rockies Throw Online Opening Day Food-Bank Fundraiser Bash

Westword Denver

Celebrate Rockies Opening Day online with a virtual game and a fundraiser for Food Bank of the Rockies.

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Denver Artists Make Masks to Fight COVID-19 in Homeless Shelters

Westword Denver

They've banded together to try to stop the spread of COVID-19 in homeless shelters.

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In Destructive Times, Pat Milbery Is on a Mission to Preserve Art

Westword Denver

Now, more than ever, it's time to Love this City.

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Colorado Book Award Finalist Readings Move Online

Westword Denver

The series starts April 9 and runs through May 15.

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Watch This: Filmmaker Laura Conway Is Unapologetically Nostalgic

Westword Denver

She's staying busy making films and hosting virtual events.

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L.A. Weekly Movie Pick: Two Hip Indie Classics Showcased in Jarmusch Festival

Westword Denver

As L.A. gears up for Jim Jarmusch’s zom-com this June, the American Cinematheque has prepared a double feature consisting of two of the director’s earliest films, co-presented by Beyond Fest.

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L.A. Weekly Movie Picks: El Chicano's Latino Superhero Saga

Westword Denver

El Chicano is being billed as the first Latino superhero film. Co-written by Joe Carnahan (Narc) and co-written and directed by Ben Hernandez Bray (a veteran stuntman who plays one of the guys who gets eaten by wolves in Carnahan's The Grey), the film boasts an all-Hispanic cast and a low-fi look right out of the 1990s.

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L.A. Weekly Movie Picks: Heathers Is 30 Years Old?!

Westword Denver

Heathers, the wickedly funny 1989 cult classic about a teenager (Winona Ryder) who gets involved with a popular girl clique and starts dating a cool nihilist (Christian Slater), gets a special 30th-anniversary screening.

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L.A. Weekly Movie Picks: A Tribute to Claire Denis

Westword Denver

Claire Denis, vanguard of the contemporary French cinema, will be in town this weekend for a retrospective organized by the American Cinematheque. The series begins on the day her newest film, High Life, opens on U.S. screens.

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L.A. Weekly Movie Picks: Dogman, Mary Magdalene and Emily Dickinson Unbound

Westword Denver

Matteo Garrone, the Italian filmmaker who helmed the internationally acclaimed Gomorrah and Reality (as well as the less acclaimed but equally interesting Tale of Tales), returns with Dogman.

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L.A. Weekly Movie Picks: Breakthrough Targets Faith-Based Demographic

Westword Denver

The story of a teen who falls through the ice and lands in a coma while his parents find hope in the power of prayer is based on The Impossible, a lightly fictionalized account of an incident.

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L.A. Weekly Movie Picks: A Fresh Take on Hellboy

Westword Denver

A solid decade has passed since we last saw the hulking red hero in a movie — long enough for the franchise to have faded, if not quite vanished, from cultural memory.

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L.A. Weekly Movie Picks: After Takes a Cue From Harry Styles

Westword Denver

After is the latest film based on a "best-selling worldwide phenomenon," in this case a new-adult genre novel by Anna Todd about a good girl who goes to college and falls head over heels for the class rebel

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L.A. Weekly Movie Picks: Father-Daughter Drama Humanizes High Life

Westword Denver

High Life is a science fiction film with a strange pedigree. Claire Denis, a key architect of modern French cinema, had been kicking around the idea for more than a decade.

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Danish Thriller The Guilty Dazzles Without Ever Leaving a Call Center

Miami New Times

Pretty much the whole film consists of phone exchanges between Asger Holm (Jakob Cedergren), a police officer who has been temporarily demoted to working the phones, and others out in the field as he struggles to save a woman who is being abducted by her ex-husband

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