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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
Thursday, January 6,2011

Made-in-America murderers

Journalist details how post-Iraq PTSD ravaged the lives of several Colorado Springs vets

By David Accomazzo
The Army trained young men as killers, exposed them to brutal combat situations that made them mentally unstable, and then set them loose on the civilian population of Colorado Springs with little or no treatment.
Thursday, October 21,2010

Animal instinct

As if putting all his family’s business out for public display weren’t depraved enough, author David Sedaris has now pointed his pen at the seemingly harmless world of furry little animals

By Oakland L. Childers
The author, known widely for his autobiographical and sometimes embarrassing accounts of his family life growing up in rural North Carolina and his subsequent years spent trying to make it as.
Thursday, October 7,2010

ReGenesis

Dresnerīs lastest is out of this world

By Arsen Kashkashian
In a moment of desperation, Richard, another astronaut who has been stranded on Mars for more than a decade and is feared and ostracized by the other colonists, pleads with the meditating man to help him save the petty, earth-centered colonists from themselves.
Monday, September 27,2010

John Fayhee’s latest is worth the trip

By Jefferson Dodge
Fayhee, whose gruff and scruffy exterior are paired with wit and a healthy dose of sarcasm and cynicism, was known for having a bit of a wild streak. At times, his adventures were traced to one of the local watering holes, at others, to one of the nearby 14ers.
Thursday, September 16,2010

Filling the gaps of experience

Former Boulderite’s new book of poetry focuses on life’s “white noise”

By Adam Perry
There must be something in the mountain air. More and more young writers are coming to Boulder from far-flung American locales, unlearning who they thought they were as artists and people, and then (usually) moving on, spreading the cool, creative calm of Colorado elsewhere.
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