<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Books]]> <![CDATA[Charles Bukowski uncovered]]> In his next at-bat, the puzzled player hits a %uFFFDscreamer%uFFFD off the outfield wall but fails to leave the batter%uFFFDs box, standing curiously still until the ball is thrown in to first base %uFFFD at which point he walks to the locker room to face the press as the story ends.]]> <![CDATA[Bukowskis]]> Saturday, August 2: Lighthouse Writers Workshop hosts Boulder Story Builder, Boulder Center for Conscious Community, 1637 28th St., Boulder, 303-297- 1185 Lighthouse Writers Workshop will spend the weekend presenting an array of seminars, craft-talks and literary performances to help Boulder’s aspiring scribes class up their game.]]> <![CDATA[Authors]]> The Mystical Milestone, Remember When?, Letters to Ann and Beyond Divorce. If any of those titles sound familiar or interesting, it may be because they are all written by noted local authors Peter Griffiths, Richard Williams, Ann Marie and Jeannine...]]> <![CDATA[Words | Week of Sept 11, 2014]]> Innisfree: Weekly Open Poetry Reading..]]> <![CDATA[listen up!]]> Not only will the shop have over 50 free comics available, but Batman should be chilling in his Batmobile and a couple Storm Troopers if you’re lucky. Just don’t sit on their laps and ask for a jetpack, cause that’s a bit creepy.]]> <![CDATA[Local writer Ben Corbett discusses Hunter S. Thompson's legacy ]]> It has been more than four years since the literary powder keg known as Hunter S. Thompson exploded off this mortal coil with a defiant shotgun blast. He was a figure of great controversy who served as America’s national conscience during one of the most tumultuous periods in our country’s history, and he left behind an enormous collection of written material that will be studied and debated for generations to come.]]> <![CDATA[Sherman Alexie, the performer]]> He doesn't quite match the hermetic, reserved image many poets and novelists are so quick to embrace. Aside from being an accomplished and prolific writer of poems, short stories and novels (he has published more than 20 collections of his work), Sherman Alexie is a performer.]]> <![CDATA[Cross-Collaboration: Band teams up with author for mixed-media event]]> "[We're] bringing in [author] Peter Conners, who is a long-time collaborator, with me and other members of the band, in songwriting and [other things], and what we're going to do is take Peter's literary sense of things and throw it into the mix with the band," Weiner says.]]> <![CDATA[Knight brings to light the real Five Percent ]]> The bad boy of Islam is all grown up — and he might be badder than ever. ]]> <![CDATA[Words | Week of July 10, 2014]]> Veronica Roth in Conversation with Margaret Stohl — Four: A Divergent Collection..]]> <![CDATA[Scientifically funny]]> But the duo were not just in search of comedy itself, they were doing research on McGraw’s theory of why things are funny, something he calls the “benign violation” theory, simply described as “the idea that humor arises when something seems wrong or threatening, but is simultaneously OK or safe.]]> <![CDATA[Reviving the Emerald Mile]]> Ten years ago, right before Kevin Fedarko’s first encounter with the watery force that barrels through the Grand Canyon, he found himself enraptured by the humble riverboat known as the dory.]]> <![CDATA[A Fairview science teacher's guide for the anti-creationist]]> When Fairview High's Paul Strode was a new science teacher in the early 1990s, he wasn't ready for the challenge that a student brought to him when he taught evolution.]]> <![CDATA[Crafting the craftsmen ]]> 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. ]]> <![CDATA[The evolution of Dan Savage]]> Through his sex column, “Savage Love,” Dan Savage has become one of the highest-profile gay figures in the country, a tireless and fearless advocate of a liberalized philosophy on sex and relationships.]]> <![CDATA[read this — Until They Have Faces]]> Until They Have Faces: Stories of Recovery, Resilience, and Redemption is a collection of profile essays about roughly 50 homeless people in Boulder County, complete with portrait photographs by Niwot photographer David Page.]]> <![CDATA[Unmasking Anonymous]]> 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.]]> <![CDATA[Bethy Love Light]]> Sample lyrics from Bethy Love Light’s “muzoetry,” which comes off as spoken word poetry over Hare Krishna-style beats: “Within the human body, which is a spaceship / a merkaba from a cosmic relationship / and life is a trip / and we like to sit / on...]]> <![CDATA[The (nearly) lost art of sportswriting a proud tradition soldiers on]]> What Mark Twain (himself a sometime-sportswriter) called 'games,' and we now call 'sports,' has captivated people from every intellectual, social and economic category in the last century and helps maintain sanity (as long as you don't think about mind-boggling modern details like $30 million-a-year contracts) in our current times.]]> <![CDATA[Stephen Wade — Roots music detective]]> Stephen Wade is a musician and speaker fascinated by the stories behind classic American folk songs, the kind covered by people like Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan.]]>