<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Books]]> <![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[ASK]]> From her early beginnings as a human statue, to kicking her record label to the curb and going solo, Dresden Dolls frontwoman Amanda Palmer has always been willing to buck convention and try something unexpected, even when the odds and the powers that be are against her.]]> <![CDATA[Snow snakes, boy princesses and mountain men ]]> While teaching elementary school kids how to ski in places like Copper Mountain and Eldora Mountain Resort, Annie Fox saw her fair share of spills on the slopes. "On no, you fell! The snow snake ]]> <![CDATA[Made-in-America murderers]]> The Army trained young men as killers, exposed them to brutal combat situations that made them mentally unstable, and then set them loose on the civilian population of Colorado Springs with little or no treatment.]]> <![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[Words | Week of Sept 11, 2014]]> Innisfree: Weekly Open Poetry Reading..]]> <![CDATA[Parent up]]> There’s a lot about parenting that your parents don’t teach you. Especially if you are the parent of LGBTQ youth. This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids is a book for parents, youth and supporters to guide them on how to better communicate with and parent LGBTQ youth.]]> <![CDATA[Poetry]]> <![CDATA[Words | Week of May 1, 2014]]> Ernest L. Blumenschein: The Life of an American Artist —.]]> <![CDATA[Poetry]]> <![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 March 26, 2015]]> “Walt Whitman Sings” A Spirit Revival in Story and Song..]]> <![CDATA[Poetry]]> <![CDATA[Words | Week of April 3, 2014]]> Living Poets Society Poetry Bookclub Meeting —.]]> <![CDATA[Words | Week of Jan. 1, 2015]]> Bilingual Spanish/English Storytime/Hora de Cuentos BilingŁes..]]> <![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[New children's book deals with domestic violence]]> In her day job as a detective in the Longmont Police’s domestic violence unit, Sara Pierce became familiar with children’s reactions to seeing one parent hit another. But she and other members of the Longmont Ending Violence Initiative (LEVI) realized that there wasn’t much available in the way of children’s books that deal with domestic violence. So Pierce wrote her own.]]> <![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[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[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.]]>