<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Books]]> <![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.]]> <![CDATA[This is your brain on the Internet]]> 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?]]> <![CDATA[Science fiction for the masses]]> “[Having worked] in [a] bookstore, I’ve known about this for a long time. There are some books that, once they become acceptable enough to the mainstream, they are no longer shelved in the science fiction, they’re shelved in the literature section, like [George] Orwell’s 1984,.]]> <![CDATA[Sex Workers Unite, Melinda Chateauvert]]> Covering five decades of sex-worker activism, University of Maryland African American studies professor Melinda Chateauvert explores the idea that sex workers act as political organizers and are not just victims.]]> <![CDATA[Words | Week of Sept 18, 2014]]> 5 p.m. Tattered Cover Book Store, 2526 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, 303-322-7727..]]> <![CDATA[Dead And Well-Read]]> So who is Harris, the writer behind this quirky vision of the future, in which vampires - not to mention werewolves, shape-shifters and other 'supes,' i.e., supernatural creatures - have 'come out of the coffin' and are struggling to live alongside humans?]]> <![CDATA[Of adverbs and experimentation]]> 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.]]> <![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[Words]]> 10:30 a.m. Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Cafe, 1203 13th St., Suite A, Boulder, 303-495- 3303..]]> <![CDATA[Words | Week of April 24, 2014]]> Bookstore & Cafe, 1203 13th St., Suite A, Boulder, 303-495-3303..]]> <![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[Words | Week of April 3, 2014]]> Living Poets Society Poetry Bookclub Meeting —.]]> <![CDATA[Words | Week of Oct. 2, 2014]]> Innisfree: The Voice of the Butterfly: Poems and Lyrics of the Scottish Independence Movement..]]> <![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[Natural-born talent? Author sheds new light on nature-nurture debate ]]> To the adults I met as a child, a person's capacity for achievement could be decided at around age 6 or 7 by a simple equation: genes environment, or 'nature nurture.' Given an extra dose of more expansive learning by dynamic teachers, they thought, a 'gifted' child could metaphorically grow from a caterpillar into a butterfly.]]> <![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[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[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.]]> <![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 August 21, 2014]]> 7 p.m. Tattered Cover Book Store, 2526 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, 303-322-7727..]]>