Joe Hill

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2014

    Author Meg Howrey on incorporating history into fantasy with City of Lost Dreams

    Some novels take a while to get going, and some give you an immortal dwarf, a time-traveling corpse and an alchemical mystery before the end of the first chapter, as City of Lost Dreams does. The follow-up to the best-selling City of Dark Magic finds protagonist Sarah Weston in an adventure that wea ... More >>

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    December 19, 2013

    2013: The Year in Geek

    In less than two weeks, 2013 will come to a close. That means it's time for that most joyous of traditions -- the year-end list! Everywhere you turn, lists of the best, the worst, the most and the least are springing up, informing you about all the cool shit that you missed or, more likely, giving y ... More >>

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    September 19, 2013

    How Stephen King scared me into loving horror

    Things that go bump in the night are some of my very favorite things. My movie collection contains dozens, maybe scores of horror films. A disproportionate percentage of my reading for pleasure is horror fiction, or nonfiction about horror movies or related topics. If you look back at my writing for ... More >>

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    September 17, 2013

    Comedian Jordan Doll on hobo tales, comic books and childrens' classics

    Reading is about more than following a narrative or learning facts; it can also be a profound shared experience that culminates in a better understanding of ourselves and each other. In that spirit, welcome to the Westword Book Club a weekly feature celebrating the books that inspire Denver artists.

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    July 25, 2013

    Dungeons and Dragons changed my life -- thanks, Gygax

    Welcome to a new column called Geek Speak, in which we take on an aspect of geek culture each week. One Christmas, either 1981 or 1982 -- it's hard to be sure now, thirty-plus years later -- I received a gift that would change me forever. It came in a cardboard box with a lurid cover painting under ... More >>

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    May 9, 2013
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    May 8, 2013

    Joe Hill on NOS4A2's reality-bending horror and his appearance in Denver tomorrow

    A young woman with a supernatural talent for finding things goes looking for trouble and gets it in the form of a monstrous man who uses children for his own dark ends in Joe Hill's new novel NOS4A2. The book delves into a world where certain special people can make dreams real, then explores what h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    Westword Book Club: Brandi Shigley focuses on the essential and eliminates the rest

    This week, Westword asked fashionista Brandi Shigley about her favorite books. The interview was fittingly conducted in front of an adorable lofted book shelf, which Shigley refers to as her treehouse, at Fashion Denver, her combination boutique, studio, consulting office, and mini roller-s ... More >>

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    August 25, 2011
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    December 17, 2010

    Swallow Hill burlesque holiday extravaganza with Ukulele Loki's Gadabout Orchestra

    Photo courtesy Ukulele Loki​This time of year, some things are meant to go together: mint and chocolate, Rudolph and Santa, Swallow Hill and spangles. Catch the belles of bump 'n grind Orchid Mei, Violetta Volare, Tatianna TaTa, Fannie Spankings, and more at one of Denver's least expected burl ... More >>

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    May 29, 2003
  • Music

    January 11, 2001

    State of Grace

    As a train-hopping folk artist in the '60s, U. Utah Phillips rode into the heart of America's working class. He's been singing its song ever since.

  • Music

    October 16, 1997