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Thursday, January 15,2015

A career in keeping you scared of the dark

Author Stephen Graham Jones on the whys and hows of horror

By Elizabeth Miller
He’s talking about approaching being a writer like carpentry; some stories flow from a place in need of bloodletting, and some simply need to be hammered together. He prides himself on being able to take those assignments and build some furniture.
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Thursday, January 15,2015

Ground-level gods

A few days on foot in India reveals the everyday divine story and photos

By Elizabeth Miller
Mine, through India’s lower Himalaya, wandered in and out of valleys cut by streams that whispered of centuries of monsoon seasons, the boulders rolled to smooth edges and polished nearly white. Some of the houses we walked by were painted blue or yellow, but most were offwhite or gray.
Thursday, January 15,2015

Latino community reluctant to call 911, study finds

Police distrust, language barriers cited among reasons for avoiding emergency services

By Elizabeth Miller
During a heart attack, cardiac arrest event or stroke, the minutes that pass before medical care is administered can cost heart muscle and brain function, but emergency medicine physician Comilla Sasson, who works at the University of Colorado...
Thursday, January 8,2015

Venturing off the pavement

William Matthews retrospective only looks like a history lesson

By Elizabeth Miller
Choose to ride. He’ll take you to places far from the well-paved habitats of most mere mortal westerners and into the timeless world of American cowboys. His subjects may look like they strode out of the historic Wild West, but in reality they’re men living and breathing today, still roping steer and riding hard.
Wednesday, December 31,2014

Living in the light

How five young people are using their personal stories to change the conversation on immigration

By Elizabeth Miller
The day after Oscar Juarez publicly announced his immigration status — undocumented, brought to the U.S.
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Tuesday, December 30,2014

A quest for honest heroes

By Elizabeth Miller
No one has ever lived on the sides of Cerro Torre for more than a few days, and yet the peak has been home to mythic accomplishments, heated controversy, a battleground of climbing ethics and philosophical questions on the innate value of truth, the freedom of climbers and the legacy of mountaineering.
Thursday, December 4,2014

Everything here is terrible

By Elizabeth Miller
And the perpetually difficult job was one in which I worked as a “research assistant” for a college professor, a nice and entirely inappropriate title, as the job I was just a couple weeks into at that point was rapidly losing any common ground it had once shared with what I believed I had been hired to do, in all the least promising ways.
Wednesday, November 26,2014

Same language, new story

BMoCA exhibit on Romanian painting a rare look into a dark world

By Elizabeth Miller
Among the anachronisms likely to linger in former Communist-bloc countries, where borders were closed and travel limited for half a century, one might not expect to find figurative painting. But for a
Wednesday, November 26,2014

More than just along for the ride

Program to drive veterans to medical appointments seeing continued growth

By Elizabeth Miller
S ometimes, they trade war stories — from Vietnam, Guadalcanal, Korea, Japan. Sometimes, they just sit in the silence. Once, they sang. When Gary Jones opens his car door to drive veterans t
Wednesday, November 26,2014

From tough campo dog to sweetheart companion

Panamanian dog gets life far from the streets

By Elizabeth Miller
For two years, while Alex Masarie worked in the Peace Corps in San Juanito, Panama, developing clean water sources for the town of 220 people, he fed one of the many dogs running around the town. Carm
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