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New West Roundup for April 13, 2017

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Today in New West news: the mighty Moabosaurus, Qualtrics raises $180M while Boulder toy company rakes in $35.4M, and an update on Black-Olive in Bozeman.

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Fear Strikes Out At Box Office

In the dark night of the soul that is the American movie theater, there is everything to learn about the demons that psyche out our national psyche. Summer 2005 provides a particularly revealing Rorschach test for the scarred consciousness of the citizenry, if only because Hollywood (like it or not) likes to shine a mirror in our faces and let us pay for the result. Fear has become the cry that binds us, and not because of the usual complement of ghouls and goblins, or the cinematic equivalent of Terminators, X Men, and Aliens. We remain afraid of the usual things: the spouse who no longer loves us, the child drifting away for good, the parent fading away at the end of a long life. But never before have Americans been quite so afraid of losing their way of life.

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