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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.
Thursday, September 27,2012

Colin Meloy’s dark, wild fantasy

Decemberists' lead singer continues his venture into children's fiction

By David Accomazzo
When you think the name Colin Meloy, you think The Decemberists, the Grammy-nominated indie-rock band he has fronted for a decade. You think catchy, theatrically crafted songs and folk-rock that actually has an edge.
Thursday, July 12,2012

Unmasking Anonymous

Journalist Parmy Olson delves into infamous hacker collective

By Travis Mannon
You may not have heard about the group Anonymous, but that doesn’t bother them. It wouldn’t stop them from taking down your website or accessing all of your personal information should they find you disagreeable.
Thursday, June 14,2012

Confronting the past

‘Jarhead’ author discusses new memoir

By Sebastian Murdock
In his new book, Hotels, Hospitals and Jails, a memoir taking place after the success of his New York Times bestselling military memoir, Jarhead, Swofford finds himself at an impasse in his life. Despite the slew of women he sleeps with on a regular basis — oftentimes cheating on multiple “girlfriends” in the same night — and living in a plush Manhattan apartment with a window view of jutting skyscrapers and seemingly endless possibilities, Swofford quickly turns to drugs and drinking as he deals with his family issues and the toll of his war experience.
Thursday, March 22,2012

The truth about 'On the Road'

By Lionel Rolfe
In his latest book, Gerald Nicosia has unlocked the dynamic of Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady, and not a moment too soon. Nicosia, the author of Memory Babe, the definitive Jack Kerouac book, was an advisor to the On The Road movie due to premiere in May at the Cannes Film Festival. On the Road, published in 1957, was, of course, the book that made Kerouac famous. It was inspired by Jack London’s famed book The Road, published in 1907.
Thursday, March 8,2012

Of adverbs and experimentation

Josh Gross’ short stories reveal a writer finding his voice

By Elizabeth Miller
Of course I liked Secrets & Lies, a collection of short fiction written by Josh Gross. I like Josh Gross. We dated in college, hated each other until I was in graduate school, and then became friends. And there’s enough of him in those pages for it to feel, after reading a story, as though I’ve just had a conversation with him.
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.