Books

Your neighborhood book club

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It’s hard to keep up with modern technology, especially when the Internet constantly pops out a new platform to be obsessed with, each one shortening our attention span with every click...

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...

‘We are stardust’

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Ellen Mahoney, Boulder-based journalist and co-author of the young adult nonfiction book Earthrise: My adventures as an Apollo 14 Astronaut, can’t remember a time...

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...

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...

Pop culture critic Chuck Klosterman: Losing his religion

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To write music criticism takes a certain level of self-assurance. That’s pretty obvious: You have to think pretty highly of your own opinion to be motivated to tell others why they should feel that way, too...

Dead And Well-Read

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It´s every  author’s dream to have her books optioned and turned into film. Author Charlaine Harris is living that dream. Her Sookie Stackhouse series, which reaches 11 books this week with the release of Dead Reckoning, is the basis for HBO’s hit series True Blood...

Learning to walk in India

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Standing in a bus station in Mumbai, Molly Brown lit a fresh cigarette off the smoldering stub of another — it’s not that the American nurse didn’t know better, it’s just that she didn’t give a damn anymore. Extreme pain will do that...

No chasm to cross

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If we’re to trust Thurston Moore, “Rock stars can’t be poets, which sucks.” The line is from a poem by Moore titled “By The Lightswitch.”...

Reviving the Emerald Mile

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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...

Thompson’s last stand

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In 2001, convicted murderer Lisl Auman was 13 months into a life sentence when she wrote a letter to the author of a book that had recently brought her some joy in prison...

A perceived madness better lost to time

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In her debut novel, Denverite Nina Shope explores the terror of a woman diagnosed with hysteria