<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Books]]> <![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[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[The allure of the idealized auteur]]> Stanley Kubrick was the main inspiration for the shadowy antagonist Stanislas Cordova in Marisha Pessl’s second novel, Night Film, which came out Aug. 20.]]> <![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[Knight brings to light the real Five Percent ]]> The bad boy of Islam is all grown up — and he might be badder than ever. ]]> <![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[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[Reviving the Emerald Mile]]> Ten years ago, right before Kevin Fedarko’s first encounter with the watery force that barrels through the Grand Canyon, he found himself enraptured by the humble riverboat known as the dory.]]> <![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[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[Words | Week of April 3, 2014]]> Living Poets Society Poetry Bookclub Meeting —.]]> <![CDATA[Words | Week of June 12, 2014]]> Roger Roffman will be signing and talking about his book Marijuana Nation.]]> <![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[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[Words | Week of August 28, 2014]]> Bravery: The Living Buddha Within You —.]]> <![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[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 10, 2014]]> Veronica Roth in Conversation with Margaret Stohl — Four: A Divergent Collection..]]> <![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[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.]]>