T.S. Eliot's Prufrock famously measured out his life in coffee spoons. For the last several weeks, I've been measuring mine out in peaches. Stands at the Boulder Farmers' Market are overflowing with blushing fruit, so I've had peaches for breakfast, a peach with a piece of blue cheese for an afterno ... More >>
On the phone, author Nathan Englander reminds me of young boys I sat across from at the Passover Seder table as a child; as if hyped up on one sip too many of the mild Manischewitz, he talks and talks, building invisible and fantastical windmills in the air before him. His stories are much like that ... More >>
We generally don't think much about who is narrating our stories, but in the case of Benjamin Hale's new novel, The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore, we have to. Mostly because the narrator is an ape. Hale, who grew up in and around Boulder but who currently lives in New York, will be in town to ... More >>
Performing as St. Vincent, Annie Clark is a writer of lush, adventurous pop music. As a teenager she was the tour manager for her uncle's band, Tuck & Patti, where she learned not only a great deal about the music business but also a bit about musicianship and effective performance. In her ... More >>
The season of big budget bangs uses its brain.
As his fourth film in a decade arrives in theaters, the movies' most enigmatic leading man reveals the method behind his on-screen madness.
The item in the October 11 Westword advancing author Carl Bernstein’s appearance at the LoDo Tattered Cover on Monday, October 15, contains only a few snippets from the wide-ranging Q&A reproduced below. During his conversation with Westword, All the President’s Men co-author Bernstein proved t ... More >>
The Human Stain is a moving meditation on identity.
When C.D. Payne stopped writing ad copy, he created a revolutionary teenage hero.
A lawsuit is driving DU's Graduate School of Professional Psychology crazy -- or was it already?
Writer Terry Southern helped shape a generation. Now his son is fighting for his legacy.