In Abattoir, the new novel by local horror authors Christopher Leppek and Emanuel Isler, an aging building gets renovated into trendy lofts, but its violent past remains hidden beneath the new surface. The duo's second novel -- following 2001's Chaosicon -- is, as Leppek puts it, a "haunted house on ... More >>
In this state, we're blessed to live close to areas where there's very little light pollution, so the stars of the night sky are easily visible. Local mystic Renna Shesso (and onetime Westword art critic, writing as Nancy Clegg) has been fascinated by the stars since the mid-'60s, when she sa ... More >>
During his three decades as a promoter, Barry Fey brought in legendary acts like the Rolling Stones, the Who, the Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and U2. In his new book, Backstage Past, released yesterday on Lone Wolfe Press, Fey chronicles behind-the-scenes stories, some of which have nev ... More >>
John Williams.John Williams would have relished the irony. The University of Denver professor's astonishing novel Stoner landed with a thud when it was first published in 1965. Forty-six years later, and seventeen years after Williams himself died at the age of 71, the book is being hailed as ... More >>
Author Neal Stephenson will be at the Tattered Cover LoDo on Friday and in advance of that appearance, we'll have a Q&A with him tomorrow. In the meantime, we're giving you a chance to win a copy of the book right now, so you'll be able to have Stephenson sign it. All you need to do is tell us a lit ... More >>
In Silver Sparrow, the latest book by novelist Tayari Jones, the story follows two girls growing up in Atlanta -- but there's a twist: Dana, who narrates the first half of the book, is the secret half-sister of Chaurisse, who narrates the second half of the book. The two girls share a father, ... More >>
John Sayles is best known as a cult-director and script doctor, but apparently all that time spent writing and directing his own movies isn't enough for him, as he's also an accomplished novelist. Sayles will be hanging out at the Tattered Cover on Colfax this weekend to answer all your quest ... More >>
It is true. Thanks to Lauren Conrad's tweet about her new fave dessert recipe "Blueberry Boy Bait," we were intrigued enough to take a jaunt over to Laurenconrad.com, where we discovered that she's starting a book club. And what's even better about this whole books n' LC thing? She's taking o ... More >>
Nothing, to our way of thinking, is more captivating than the true story of very real struggle. We all have these little musical fantasies, strumming our Fenders in the dark of our apartments, listening to a little Miles Davis or Johnny Cash.
David Sirota may have an ironic side -- his new book Back to Our Future, an examination of how '80s pop culture influenced the politics of today, has plenty of smirking affection for the cultural detritus of the past -- but he's still at heart a pundit, and as such, the book's nostalgia is ul ... More >>
While party people are likely celebrating Fat Tuesday by hitting the streets and getting sucker punched by as much beers as their gut can handle, some of us prefer to spend our days indoors consuming mass amounts of media and feeling sorry for ourselves for not having any friends. Thankfully, ... More >>
Yes, this Michael Sawaya.Prepare to consider Michael Sawaya -- best known as the guy from the auto-injury law firm -- in a light in which it is pretty much guaranteed you have never considered him. To celebrate the release of Turbulence in the River, his new book about "finding your world and ... More >>
Perhaps more than ever in this reality show age we live in, it can be difficult to know what the hell famous people are even famous for -- and nobody, besides maybe Paris Hilton, exemplifies that "famous for being famous" phenomenon better than Tila Tequila. In her completely un-clamored-for ... More >>
Supporters of Sarah Palin reportedly began gathering at a Borders branch at Chapel Hills Mall, 1710 Briargate Boulevard in Colorado Springs, in order to secure a place in line to see Sarah Palin, who isn't scheduled to begin pitching her new book, Going Rogue: An American Life, until 7 p.m. Meaning ... More >>
Lev Grossman conjures up a spellbinding book in The Magicians.
One of Colorado's more remarkable citizens, Dr. Temple Grandin, first distinguished herself in her chosen field of animal science and as an advocate of humane treatment of animals. She went on to garner further attention as a best-selling author and lecturer -- one who's unique in that she is also ... More >>
Liberal activist Tom Hayden speaks at Cameron Church.
Phil Goodstein releases his latest local work.
In her new book, the Adventure Rabbi makes the outdoor life kosher.
Re-create angst-filled and idealistic adolescence.
Bound feet, ghosts and opera meet in a new novel.
Neil Gaiman crafts his latest book while carrying on his free-speech crusade.
RMCAD puts the total artist on display.
B-movie star Bruce Campbell brings his new book and film to Denver.
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James A. Michener Special Collection
Basic Instinct author crawls up Bill Clinton's pants and hangs on tight.