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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.
Thursday, June 13,2013

The evolution of Dan Savage

Columnist’s libertine philosophies have morphed him into America’s sex guru

By David Accomazzo
Through his sex column, “Savage Love,” Dan Savage has become one of the highest-profile gay figures in the country, a tireless and fearless advocate of a liberalized philosophy on sex and relationships.
Thursday, May 9,2013

Reviving the Emerald Mile

Kevin Fedarko's new book takes readers on the fastest Colorado River boat run

By Stephanie Riesco
Ten years ago, right before Kevin Fedarko’s first encounter with the watery force that barrels through the Grand Canyon, he found himself enraptured by the humble riverboat known as the dory.
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.
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