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Monday, October 31,2011

Knight brings to light the real Five Percent

Muslim scholar’s latest tackles little-understood movement

By Steve Weishampel
The bad boy of Islam is all grown up — and he might be badder than ever.
Thursday, August 25,2011

The 31-year itch

Boulder author Robert Dresner’s newest novel

By Steve Weishampel
Boulder novelist Robert Dresner is openly self-derisive when he talks about his work. “There’s no way I’m ever having a mastery of the language,” the Boulder novelist says, but adds, “Y’know, I have moments.”
Tuesday, July 12,2011

Crafting the craftsmen

Boulder Writing Studio teaches fine art of storytelling

By Sara Kassabian
Everyone has a story — an inkling of a narrative that starts from a life experience, or an idea that has rooted in the imagination. The Boulder Writing Studio is the first local organization devoted to teaching the mechanics of storytelling in a community setting.
Friday, June 3,2011

New York Times bestselling author comes to Boulder

Justin Cronin sounds off on sleepwalking, vampire lore and what’s next

By Sara Kassabian
Nights have always been a busy time for Justin Cronin. A self-described “champion sleepwalker” in his youth, he has since been bombarded by vivid dreams and an active imagination, something he shares with the characters (the possessed ones, that is) in his haunting New York Times Bestselling novel, The Passage.
Thursday, June 2,2011

Textures of youth

Local artist and author shares her story in radical "artobiography"

By Sara Kassabian
Tina Collen’s story of her relationship with her father is multidimensional. Literally. In her memoir, Storm of the i ($29.95, Art Review Press), Collen tells the trials and tribulations and suc
Thursday, May 26,2011

Busting the Bailouts

America's only socialist senator took the system to task during anti-tax-cut filibuster

By Adam Perry
I don't drive, but every time I bike or walk past a gas station I can't help reflecting on the fact that the price Americans pay for one gallon of gas is literally more than Exxon Mobil Corp. pays in taxes.
Thursday, May 5,2011

Dead And Well-Read

Author Charlaine Harris tells Boulder Weekly about her new book, what’s in store for Sookie Stackhouse and what she thinks of HBO’s 'True Blood'

By Pamela White
So who is Harris, the writer behind this quirky vision of the future, in which vampires - not to mention werewolves, shape-shifters and other 'supes,' i.e., supernatural creatures - have 'come out of the coffin' and are struggling to live alongside humans?
Thursday, March 10,2011

Hello, Bali!

Naropa student collaborates with young Balinese artists on book

By Adam Perry
Flying to Bali this past September for a semester of for-credit study abroad, 24-year-old Naropa University student Jacqueline Tardie had no idea what to expect. A senior with dual majors in art and religion, Tardie didn't know the Bahasa Indonesia language or what shed be working on for her final required independent-study project.
Thursday, January 27,2011

Punk rock and poetry

Patti Smith horses around NYC in memoir

By Adam Perry
Soon Mapplethorpe and Smith were inhabiting Room 1017, the smallest in a now-legendary building that then featured residents including Harry Smith, William Burroughs and Johnny Winter, not to mention constant visits by big-time pop stars such as Janis Joplin and Leonard Cohen.
Thursday, January 13,2011

Haven in Innisfree

Couple opens nation’s third poetry-only bookstore on the Hill

By David Accomazzo
The couple opening the nation's third poetry-only bookstore on the Hill knew of the uphill battle they would face trying to make their living off an art form many consider stuffy and inaccessible. In fact, according to Brian Buckley, who co-owns Innisfree Poetry Bookstore and Cafe