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Wednesday, January 18,2012

New fairy tale novel aims to be 'Shrek' for adults

By Amanda Moutinho
Usually fairy tales start with a beautiful princess waiting for Prince Charming to whisk them away. But in the new book CURSES! A F***ed Up Fairy Tale, Julie Kazimer takes a different approach — Cinderella gets hit by a bus on page two.
Thursday, January 12,2012

A tale of two predators

Former Denver Post reporter Amy Herdy reflects on her relationship with serial rapist Brent Brents

By David Accomazzo
In 1989, a jury found Brent Brents, then 18, guilty of raping two children. He spent the next 15 years in jail, and when he got out in July 2004, he went on a terrifying rampage, raping and assaulting dozens of men, women and children until his capture in February 2005.
Thursday, December 8,2011

A year of poetry

By Elizabeth Miller
One year ago, AJ (Andrew) Carrillo was there waiting for Innisfree Poetry to open its doors. He had watched the storefronts at 13th and Pennsylvania avenues rotate over the years while he studied humanities at the University of Colorado. When newspaper went over the windows and a sign said “coming soon” for a poetry store, he was ready for it, and when Innisfree Poetry opened on Dec. 10, 2010, he was the first customer.
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?