Books

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...

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...

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...

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,”...

#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...

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...

‘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...

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...

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,...

Juliet Wittman on the intimate power of food

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Before I knew Juliet Wittman as a writer — as acclaimed theater critic, investigative journalist, food writing professor and author — I knew her...

It sucks, and it will always suck

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In 2012, Adam Cayton-Holland was hitting his stride. After eight years of work building up cred on the comedy circuit, the Denver native got...

Speaking for America

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"Like campers around a campfire sharing ghost stories, except all the stories are supposedly true, and the thing we’re gathered around is not a...