The ninth time's the charm. After years of serving up the literary equivalent of a Happy Meal for the One Book, One Denver program, the city finally has three great choices for 2012: Through June 22, you can vote for Denver, Enrique's Journey or The Worst Hard Time, Timothy Egan's book on the Dust B ... More >>
Nina Goffi, Poets & WritersRead it and reap! We've long lamented the lack of a strong literary history of Denver -- and now Jenny Shank, author of The Ringer, has provided one, just published on the Poets and Writers web site. "Colorado has often been a boom and bust state," she writes, "at ... More >>
When I equated the One Book, One Denver program with a McDonald's Happy Meal -- people-pleasing and easy to digest -- I didn't know that McDonald's had signed on to sponsor this year's celebration of reading, which will focus on The Art of Racing in the Rain. But hey, at least it's better th ... More >>
John WilliamsFor years this space has been the repository of staff rants about the weird selections made by the city's One Book, One Denver program -- most of which have little or nothing to do with Colorado and seem to be, at best, a nod toward oh-so-PC mediocrity. The worst offender may be ... More >>
Jay CanodePaolo BacigalupiForget Carmelo Anthony. Our hopes for NBA glory this season are riding on Paolo Bacigalupi, a gifted but not particularly tall sensation from Paonia. That's NBA as in the National Book Awards. And fond as we are of Melo's tweets, we're banking on NBA finalist Paolo ... More >>
Here's the great thing about a book. Once you have it in your hands, it never goes offline. The Denver Office of Cultural Affairs hasn't been so lucky with the web site where the city's residents are invited to help choose the next One Book, One Denver selection. Voting allegedly started on June 1 ... More >>
Denver won't be turning to Mark Twain. At 11 a.m. today, Mayor John Hickenlooper will unveil the fifth selection for the city's One Book One Denver reading program. Here's what we know it won't be: Plainsong, Kent Haruf's lovely novel about life on the Eastern Plains, rejected early on because of ... More >>
John Fante was born in Denver 99 years ago today. If you’ve never heard of the late author, you’re not alone. He is one of the best, least-known authors of the 20th Century, but he is rarely talked about in Denver or anywhere else. “He’s an interesting in the American literary landscape. Th ... More >>
Robert Towne's homage to a struggling writer is something of a struggle itself.
The Omens look to the future while tied to rock's primordial past.
The DCTC's 1933 covers all the bases.