<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Books]]> <![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[Baseball in the summer]]> Although the team is currently struggling just to hover near .500, not much in Colorado says %uFFFDsummer%uFFFD like the Rockies.]]> <![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[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[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[Filling the gaps of experience]]> 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.]]> <![CDATA[Haven in Innisfree]]> 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]]> <![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[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[ReGenesis]]> 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.]]> <![CDATA[One couple's exploration of the best brewpubs in Colorado ]]> When Kathy and Lee Hayward took their final bows and said goodbye to the teaching profession almost two years ago, instead of staying at home and driving each other nuts, they decided to embark on a one-year road trip in their RV, visiting different towns throughout Colorado.]]> <![CDATA[Pop culture critic Chuck Klosterman: Losing his religion]]> At some point, Chuck Klosterman lost the reserves of feelings he used to invest in disliking a band. He once relished the arguments over why the Red Hot Chili Peppers suck, or which mid-period Beach Boys album is the best. But now, he says he just doesn’t care like he used to, something he realized 10 years ago when he slid into his CD player a promo copy of The Very Best of the Eagles, a band he had once loathed.]]> <![CDATA[Words | Week of June 26, 2014]]> Lords of the Sky: How Fighter Pilots Changed War Forever, from the Red Baron to the F-16 —.]]> <![CDATA[Words | Week of April 24, 2014]]> Bookstore & Cafe, 1203 13th St., Suite A, Boulder, 303-495-3303..]]> <![CDATA[Read]]> Anthony Doerr’s books The Shell Collector, Memory Wall and About Grace, earned him a Guggenheim Fellowship and a job as Idaho’s writer-in-residence. Doerr’s new novel All the Light We Cannot See, follows the story of a young girl that must flee The Nazis in ‘40s Paris, and a boy drafted into the Hitler Youth as a radio operator.]]> <![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 August 21, 2014]]> 7 p.m. Tattered Cover Book Store, 2526 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, 303-322-7727..]]> <![CDATA[A tale of two predators]]> 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.]]> <![CDATA[The truth about 'On the Road']]> 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.]]>