Books

Native noir

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Indigenous art is finally having its long-overdue moment in American culture. From TV shows Reservation Dogs and Dark Winds with predominantly Native American casts,...

Fast times

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Twelve years ago, Steve Hendricks was looking for a way to shed some unwanted pounds. The former politico turned journalist was also seeking something...

Mapping our history of violence

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Poet Jessica Lawson started out writing what she thought would be a book of poems themed around maps. “Shortly into the writing process, Donald Trump...

Andrew Sean Greer offers more on ‘Less is Lost’

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Andrew Sean Greer catapulted onto the literary scene with his 2017 breakout novel Less, an equal-parts poignant and hilarious book that took home the...

Jaipur Literature Festival brings a diverse world of ideas to Boulder

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When local psychotherapist Jessie Friedman and her husband were traveling in India a few years ago, they came across a free literary festival in...

A ‘haunted house comedy’ at Stories on Stage

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According to Anthony Powell, artistic director for Stories on Stage, Stone Animals is a “haunted house comedy.” The theater group will bring Miami-based author Kelly...

‘Punch your way into the party’

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Author Erin K. Barnes, who writes under the pen name GoGo Germaine, calls herself a “pretty typical Coloradan.” But the adolescent at the center...

Changing hearts and minds 3 mph at a time

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You could say Jonathon Stalls is a full-time pedestrian. You could probably glean that from his toe shoes, well-worn walking stick and routine propensity...

The dark underbelly of Denver

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The postcard version of Denver might look like a brilliant orange and blue sunset gleaming over the Rockies, beautiful young people in parks walking...

Extracting stories from the industries of the American West

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In the ruins of the sugar mill on Madison Avenue in Loveland, one of the buildings has a message painted on the roof: “IT...

How to escape the office and never go back

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Denverite Wendy Fox wins the Colorado Book Award for literary fiction with short story collection about corporate lives

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