<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Books]]> <![CDATA[Words | Week of July 10, 2014]]> Veronica Roth in Conversation with Margaret Stohl — Four: A Divergent Collection..]]> <![CDATA[Colin Meloy’s dark, wild fantasy]]> When you think the name Colin Meloy, you think The Decemberists, the Grammy-nominated indie-rock band he has fronted for a decade. You think catchy, theatrically crafted songs and folk-rock that actually has an edge.]]> <![CDATA[A year of poetry]]> One year ago, AJ (Andrew) Carrillo was there waiting for Innisfree Poetry to open its doors. He had watched the storefronts at 13th and Pennsylvania avenues rotate over the years while he studied humanities at the University of Colorado. When newspaper went over the windows and a sign said “coming soon” for a poetry store, he was ready for it, and when Innisfree Poetry opened on Dec. 10, 2010, he was the first customer.]]> <![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[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[books]]> ESPN columnist and CU graduate Kate Fagan had a big secret when she played for the CU women’s basketball team: she was gay. In her first book, The Reappearing Act, Fagan tells all about her highly personal identity struggle as a gay basketball player on a team full of born-again Christians in the homophobic world of sports.]]> <![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[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[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[David Foster Wallace: An American literary great revealed]]> “It sounded like the voice that I thought in,” says David Lipsky about the captivating literary style of novelist and essayist David Foster Wallace. “Which of course is what you’re trying to do as a writer. And he’d done it! It was amazing! I was so thrilled. I faxed it and copied it and forced it on people, the way I’m forcing it on you now. Everyone I know was doing that. You’d go to any party and people were talking about him.”]]> <![CDATA[The Tea Party does cartoons]]> The tag for Stern%uFFFDs new book is %uFFFDTea Party Edition,%uFFFD which says as much of a mouthful in three terse words as Joe the Plumber%uFFFDs political science treatise above.]]> <![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[read]]> Eleven-time national sportswriter of the year, Rick Reilly will be reading from and signing his new book Tiger, Meet My Sister... And Other Things I Probably Shouldn’t Have Said, a collection of the best of his columns while working with ESPN for the last five years as a front page columnist.]]> <![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[Busting the Bailouts]]> I don't drive, but every time I bike or walk past a gas station I can't help reflecting on the fact that the price Americans pay for one gallon of gas is literally more than Exxon Mobil Corp. pays in taxes.]]> <![CDATA[Confronting the past]]> In his new book, Hotels, Hospitals and Jails, a memoir taking place after the success of his New York Times bestselling military memoir, Jarhead, Swofford finds himself at an impasse in his life. Despite the slew of women he sleeps with on a regular basis — oftentimes cheating on multiple “girlfriends” in the same night — and living in a plush Manhattan apartment with a window view of jutting skyscrapers and seemingly endless possibilities, Swofford quickly turns to drugs and drinking as he deals with his family issues and the toll of his war experience.]]> <![CDATA[Words | Week of May 15, 2014]]> Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Cafe. 1203 13th St., Suite A, Boulder, 303-495-3303..]]> <![CDATA[A peek into the latest novel from author Mark Behr]]> In Santa Fe, I had a chance to hear 46-year-old College of Santa Fe (CSF) Professor Mark Behr, a Tanzanian-born novelist and essayist, read from his new book Kings of the Water at the O’Shaughnessy Performance Space on the CSF campus.]]> <![CDATA[Words | Week of May 8, 2014]]> 2 p.m. Tattered Cover Book Store, 1628 16th St., Denver, 303-322-7727..]]> <![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.]]>