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Books

A story about kids hunting giant robots in the desert

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Just four years ago I was sitting here sending off queries to publishers,” Zoe Hana Mikuta says from across the table at Trident Cafe.  Mikuta...

How do you survive alone?

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Imagine waking up to find yourself completely alone. Your town is abandoned. No family, no friends, no baristas making coffee or postal service workers...

What to do when there’s ‘nothing’ to do…

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If your organization is planning an event of any kind, please email Caitlin at crockett@boulderweekly.com.  EVENTS Unity of Boulder Spiritual Center presents: ‘If You Just Believe.’...

Learning to love science fiction with Octavia E. Butler

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Almost two decades ago, my sister gifted me Octavia E. Butler’s Kindred for Christmas and I admit I was skeptical. My preference for nonfiction...

Searching is the salve

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There’s a sense of foreboding that hovers over the pages of Khadijah Queen’s new collection of poetry — a heavy nimbostratus cloud of dread. “In...

Book excerpt: ‘I Got a Monster: The Rise and Fall of...

In 2015, Baltimore had an uprising against police violence much like those occurring around the country this summer. When it happened, we were both...

Imperfect characters

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Animal behavior specialist Temple Grandin has often said that autism helps her connect with animals. “I think in pictures,” she told Stanford’s School of Medicine...

#InstaNovels

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You may think of Instagram as a platform for images, but it may be the next place you turn to read a novel.  Don’t scoff,...

Unearthing what’s beneath

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When she’s not writing fiction, Kristie Betts Letter teaches her 10th grade students how to fail.  Not how to do it intentionally, of course, but...

‘But you look so normal’

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Last year, Boulder native Isa Mazzei received her first screenwriting credit for the Netflix-produced movie Cam, a supernatural thriller about a webcam model who...

The potency of possibility

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Author Carter Wilson’s writing career started with one macabre question: “If three people are murdered in the exact same way, at the exact same...

Local author R.L. Maizes mines the human condition in her charming...

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In a 2013 interview on Sirius XM, Anderson Cooper — the television personality and descendant of a line of shipping magnates, millionaire equestrians and...