Books

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...

Now and then

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Jenny Shank remembers an open field in southeast Denver where she would see pronghorns nibbling grass as she passed by on her half-hour bus...

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...

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,...

‘Because I like them’

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In grade school letters at the top of a piece of printer paper, 6-year-old Ronan carefully spells out the words “Boys” and “Girls.” Using the couch’s ottoman as his desk, he kneels on the floor near his mother, Eileen Kiernan-Johnson, who discusses her self-...

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...

Finding the common struggle

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Death has this way of opening doors, of showing the living paths they didn’t realize they could take.  “Mostly it is loss,” mused the German...

New children’s book deals with domestic violence

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In her day job as a detective in the Longmont Police’s...

‘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...

101-word fiction contest

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Boulder Weekly is launching its first annual fiction contest this spring...