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Thursday, March 6,2014

Science fiction for the masses

Local bestselling author talks about genre’s sneaky mainstream presence

By David Accomazzo
“[Having worked] in [a] bookstore, I’ve known about this for a long time. There are some books that, once they become acceptable enough to the mainstream, they are no longer shelved in the science fiction, they’re shelved in the literature section, like [George] Orwell’s 1984,.
Thursday, February 27,2014

Hands buried deep

Local author pries into her past in memoir

By Audra Figgins
The memoir chronicles Theall’s childhood in Texas and the struggles she went through with sexual abuse, spirituality, multiple sclerosis, family and her realization that she is gay.
Thursday, February 6,2014

Sex Workers Unite, Melinda Chateauvert

Friday, February 7, Tattered Cover Book Store

By Danielle Meltz
Covering five decades of sex-worker activism, University of Maryland African American studies professor Melinda Chateauvert explores the idea that sex workers act as political organizers and are not just victims.
Thursday, February 6,2014

Stephen Wade — Roots music detective

Monday, February 10, 7:30 p.m. Imig Music Building, CU campus

Stephen Wade is a musician and speaker fascinated by the stories behind classic American folk songs, the kind covered by people like Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan.
Thursday, January 16,2014

read this — Until They Have Faces

New book examines Boulder's homeless

Until They Have Faces: Stories of Recovery, Resilience, and Redemption is a collection of profile essays about roughly 50 homeless people in Boulder County, complete with portrait photographs by Niwot photographer David Page.
Thursday, January 9,2014

Bethy Love Light

Poetry

Sample lyrics from Bethy Love Light’s “muzoetry,” which comes off as spoken word poetry over Hare Krishna-style beats: “Within the human body, which is a spaceship / a merkaba from a cosmic relationship / and life is a trip / and we like to sit / on...
Thursday, November 14,2013

Homero Aridjis on environmentalism in Mexico

It’s becoming more and more dangerous. … Every week, you read in the newspapers, that they killed the fisherman, they killed the peasants, they killed the indigenous persons, and you don’t know who.
Thursday, October 3,2013

Erotic Whitman

Poet curates collection of inspired erotica

By Adam Perry
I'll never forget meeting the poet Aimee Herman on my first day of classes at Naropa University in the winter of 2008, in a workshop led by Maureen Owen, who famously co-directed the St. Mark’s Poetry Project in late-’70s Manhattan.
Thursday, September 19,2013

The allure of the idealized auteur

'Night Film' creates a vivid world that is, sadly, fictional

By David Accomazzo
Stanley Kubrick was the main inspiration for the shadowy antagonist Stanislas Cordova in Marisha Pessl’s second novel, Night Film, which came out Aug. 20.
Thursday, July 11,2013

Pop culture critic Chuck Klosterman: Losing his religion

Chuck Klosterman talks about villains and why he can't hate bands anymore

By David Accomazzo
At some point, Chuck Klosterman lost the reserves of feelings he used to invest in disliking a band. He once relished the arguments over why the Red Hot Chili Peppers suck, or which mid-period Beach Boys album is the best. But now, he says he just doesn’t care like he used to, something he realized 10 years ago when he slid into his CD player a promo copy of The Very Best of the Eagles, a band he had once loathed.
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