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  • The persistence of bigotry, Western-style

    The persistence of bigotry, Western-style

    A father of a biracial child listens to the casually racist jokes of his rural Colorado neighbors.

  • The Tamarisk Hunter

    In the desert Southwest of 2030 Big Daddy Drought runs the show, California claims all the water, and a water tick named Lolo ekes out a rugged living removing tamarisk.

  • It’s true: Guns don’t kill people

    The writer says Vice President Cheney’s gun "accident" is a mischaracterization

  • Just push it

    The writer lauds the human-powered lawn mower

  • Have another pig-brain/beef-blood/chicken-spine hamburger

    Now that mad cow disease is here, even carnivores have to think twice before biting into a hamburger, because the odds are that it’s not really a hamburger after all

  • Have another pig-brain/beef-blood/chicken-spine hamburger

    Paolo Bacigalupi looks inside his last burger and vows, "No more!"

  • Living on the sharp edge of diversity

    In a small Western Colorado town, dark-skinned people stand out with the clarity of bull’s-eyes.

  • A NIMBY and proud of it

    The term "NIMBY" is used as a term of abuse, but the writer says that when it comes to things like coalbed methane drilling on Colorado's Western Slope, he is eager and proud to declare: NOT IN MY BACKYARD.

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