Books

‘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...

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...

The truth about ‘On the Road’

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In his latest book, Gerald Nicosia has unlocked the dynamic of Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady, and not a moment too soon...

Charles Bukowski uncovered

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Absence of the Hero, Vol. 2, the latest book of uncollected Charles Bukowski writings, begins with “The Reason Behind Reason,” a poignant tale of a professional baseball player who has somewhat of a psychotic break while playing the outfield. In the middle of a game...

Books bound in yellow

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Through works of fantasy and what she calls “alt-history,” Longmont-based author Molly Tanzer pushes forgotten narratives to the forefront. With her novels Vermilion, The...

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...

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...

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,...

Local Jewboy Makes Good

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It’s always noteworthy when a local author makes Boulder proud by releasing a book that gains national attention. When that book sheds light on...

The evolution of Dan Savage

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It’s a funny story, how the wiseass gay theater kid at the video store became America’s most trusted and outspoken sex advocate...

‘We’re all freaks, together’

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G. Willow Wilson has spent her life telling stories. She’s told her own in her graphic novel Cairo and memoir Butterfly Mosque. She’s chronicled...

‘Be wary of windows’

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"Young women, be wary of windows as you sit shuttling needle through a full white moon of cloth. ...” So opens the poem “The Fall” in a...