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Thursday, March 14,2013

Confessions of an ex-evangelical

Boulder writer Erika Rae pens memoir about growing up religious

By David Accomazzo
Erika Rae’s evangelist upbringing imprinted some unusual beliefs upon her. As a teenager, she believed demons were behind every accidental misstep, from rock ’n’ roll to forgetting your keys.
Thursday, February 28,2013

‘Because I like them’

Local woman’s son inspires book on boys who wear dresses and challenge gender norms

By Stephanie Riesco
In grade school letters at the top of a piece of printer paper, 6-year-old Ronan carefully spells out the words “Boys” and “Girls.” Using the couch’s ottoman as his desk, he kneels on the floor near his mother, Eileen Kiernan-Johnson, who discusses her self-published children’s book in their Boulder home.
Tuesday, February 19,2013

Snow snakes, boy princesses and mountain men

Local authors gather for reading at Boulder Book Store

By Stephanie Riesco
While teaching elementary school kids how to ski in places like Copper Mountain and Eldora Mountain Resort, Annie Fox saw her fair share of spills on the slopes. "On no, you fell! The snow snake
Thursday, January 31,2013

Legal briefs and legal drama

Local lawyer looks to practice for debut novel

By Stephanie Riesco
Jeanne Winer and Rachel Stein share a common worldview. Adrenaline junkies as well as staunch feminists, they both grapple with “spiritual tantrums” in their compulsive pursuit of justice.
Thursday, January 10,2013

This is your brain on the Internet

Are digital distractions destroying critical thinking?

By Michael Callahan
Ever get the feeling you just can’t concentrate like you used to? Feel like your brain is stuck on overload and you can’t put together a coherent thought?
Thursday, October 11,2012

Through science, nature’s wonders

Richard Dawkins explains why he wrote ‘The Magic of Reality’

By David Accomazzo
It is not the preferred style of Professor Richard Dawkins, the famed evolutionary biologist and militant atheist crusader who has tussled with everyone from Bill O’Reilly to Catholic cardinals, to preach to the choir.
Thursday, September 27,2012

Colin Meloy’s dark, wild fantasy

Decemberists' lead singer continues his venture into children's fiction

By David Accomazzo
When you think the name Colin Meloy, you think The Decemberists, the Grammy-nominated indie-rock band he has fronted for a decade. You think catchy, theatrically crafted songs and folk-rock that actually has an edge.
Thursday, July 12,2012

Unmasking Anonymous

Journalist Parmy Olson delves into infamous hacker collective

By Travis Mannon
You may not have heard about the group Anonymous, but that doesn’t bother them. It wouldn’t stop them from taking down your website or accessing all of your personal information should they find you disagreeable.
Thursday, June 14,2012

Confronting the past

‘Jarhead’ author discusses new memoir

By Sebastian Murdock
In his new book, Hotels, Hospitals and Jails, a memoir taking place after the success of his New York Times bestselling military memoir, Jarhead, Swofford finds himself at an impasse in his life. Despite the slew of women he sleeps with on a regular basis — oftentimes cheating on multiple “girlfriends” in the same night — and living in a plush Manhattan apartment with a window view of jutting skyscrapers and seemingly endless possibilities, Swofford quickly turns to drugs and drinking as he deals with his family issues and the toll of his war experience.
Thursday, March 22,2012

The truth about 'On the Road'

By Lionel Rolfe
In his latest book, Gerald Nicosia has unlocked the dynamic of Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady, and not a moment too soon. Nicosia, the author of Memory Babe, the definitive Jack Kerouac book, was an advisor to the On The Road movie due to premiere in May at the Cannes Film Festival. On the Road, published in 1957, was, of course, the book that made Kerouac famous. It was inspired by Jack London’s famed book The Road, published in 1907.
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