<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Books]]> <![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[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 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]]> 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..]]> <![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[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[Fifty shades of grey]]> “Someone said once that if you read a mystery book, even if it’s poorly written, you’ll keep reading because you want to find out what happened,” he says. “But for me, I stopped reading those kind of books because I got more interested in narrators, in unreliable, crazy narrators.]]> <![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[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[Charles Bukowski uncovered]]> In his next at-bat, the puzzled player hits a %uFFFDscreamer%uFFFD off the outfield wall but fails to leave the batter%uFFFDs box, standing curiously still until the ball is thrown in to first base %uFFFD at which point he walks to the locker room to face the press as the story ends.]]> <![CDATA[Words | Week of Oct. 30, 2014]]> From the Page to the Stage: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike..]]> <![CDATA[Carr]]> Nicolas Carr: The Glass Cage 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5, Chautauqua Community House, 301 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, 303- 440-7666, $12 The exponential technological growth our society has experienced brings leisure and efficiency, but not without consequence.]]> <![CDATA[Books]]> The 2001 death of professional hockey player Derek Boogaard sparked a major discussion on the issue of violence and concussions in contact sports.]]> <![CDATA[Words | Week of July 10, 2014]]> Veronica Roth in Conversation with Margaret Stohl — Four: A Divergent Collection..]]> <![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[Words | Week of Oct. 2, 2014]]> Innisfree: The Voice of the Butterfly: Poems and Lyrics of the Scottish Independence Movement..]]> <![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.]]>