<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Books]]> <![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[Word | Week of Oct. 23, 2014]]> Innisfree: Weekly Open Poetry Reading..]]> <![CDATA[Words | Week of August 7, 2014]]> Magnificent Vibration — by Rick Springfield. 7 p.m. Tattered Cover Book Store, 9315 Dorchester St., Highlands Ranch. 303-470-7050..]]> <![CDATA[Words | Week of Sept 25, 2014]]> Circle of Care’s Intergenerational Voices Open Mic..]]> <![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[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[Words | Week of May 15, 2014]]> Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Cafe. 1203 13th St., Suite A, Boulder, 303-495-3303..]]> <![CDATA[Word Games]]> “I had shipped all of these severed arms to throw into the audience, and it was in Boulder that I realized that I was touring a day right behind Aron Ralston, who had written about cutting his arm off,” Palahniuk says. “And the Boulder Book Store people had opened my cases of arms and thought they were props for him.]]> <![CDATA[Words | Week of July 03, 2014]]> The Belief in Angels — by J. Dylan Yates. 7:30 p.m. Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-447-2074..]]> <![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[Punk rock and poetry]]> 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.]]> <![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[Homero Aridjis on environmentalism in Mexico]]> It’s becoming more and more dangerous. … Every week, you read in the newspapers, that they killed the fisherman, they killed the peasants, they killed the indigenous persons, and you don’t know who.]]> <![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[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[Words | Week of July 31, 2014]]> Nightingale’s Nest — by Nikki Loftin. 6:30 p.m. Boulder Bookstore, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-447-2074..]]> <![CDATA[Words]]> 10:30 a.m. Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Cafe, 1203 13th St., Suite A, Boulder, 303-495- 3303..]]> <![CDATA[Words | Week of August 21, 2014]]> 7 p.m. Tattered Cover Book Store, 2526 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, 303-322-7727..]]> <![CDATA[Words | Week of August 28, 2014]]> Bravery: The Living Buddha Within You —.]]> <![CDATA[Words | Week of Sept 11, 2014]]> Innisfree: Weekly Open Poetry Reading..]]>