Arts & Entertainment

Ar 170609544
Ar 170609544

Ed Victor, literary agent for Clapton, Richards, dead at 77

NEW YORK – Ed Victor, an A-list literary agent whose colorful personality was well-matched by such clients as Keith Richards, Eric Clapton and Andrew Lloyd Webber, has died. Victor died Wednesday...

DATE: June 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Ar 170609789
Ar 170609789

H.G. Wells was ahead of his time – about bicycles

During the first half of his writing career, H.G. Wells (1866-1946) imagined a machine that would travel through time, the fearsome tripods of Martian invaders, a moon rocket powered by Cavorite,...

DATE: June 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Ar 170609792
Ar 170609792

Vulgar Tongues pimped out with dopest research

English slang is a field rich for tillage, as Max Décharné proves in Vulgar Tongues, a triumph of philological research and mordant social commentary. To grok it righteously, though, we must...

DATE: June 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Ar 170609890
Ar 170609890

David Sedaris is 60 and ready to look back – again

“I think I peaked in 1988, and it’s all downhill now. How awful, to decline this way. What makes young people young is that they see themselves going up, up, up. Not me, though. I’m old now.” –...

DATE: June 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Ar 170529688
Ar 170529688

Denis Johnson, author of Jesus’ Son, dead at 67

NEW YORK – Denis Johnson, the prize-winning fiction writer, poet and playwright best known for his surreal and transcendent story collection Jesus’ Son, has died. He was 67. Johnson died Wednesday,...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Ar 170529722
Ar 170529722

Pine River Library to host ‘poet-in-residence’

“Poet-in-residence” Kathleen Willard, a Fort Collins poet, will offer two poetry programs June 10-11 at Pine River Library, 395 Bayfield Center Drive. Workshops to be held 1-3 p.m. will include:...

DATE: May 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Ar 170519764
Ar 170519764

Book World: Ivanka’s tips is for some working women

The new book that Ivanka Trump has written, Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success, is trite and tedious. So focused on exhorting readers to define success on their own terms, it manages...

DATE: May 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Ar 170519905
Ar 170519905

Narrow River, Wide Sky an impressive debut novel

Narrow River, Wide Sky by Jenny Forrester is an impressive debut. Her story is raw, truthful and unflinching. Her narrative flows back and forth in both time and place. Forrester’s sense of place...

DATE: May 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Ar 170509711
Ar 170509711

Jann Wenner reflects on Rolling Stone at 50

NEW YORK – Fifty years after he launched an underground newspaper that changed music journalism and a great deal more, Jann S. Wenner finds Rolling Stone being showcased in a once-unthinkable...

DATE: May 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Ar 170429601
Ar 170429601

Best-selling author Justin Cronin featured guest at Durango Public Library Literary Festival

The Durango Public Library has come to be known for the authors it brings in for its annual literary festival (Jennifer Weiner was here in 2016), and this year is no different. On Thursday,...

DATE: April 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Ar 170429654
Ar 170429654

Jeff Kinney marks 10th anniversary of ‘Wimpy Kid’ series

NEW YORK – Jeff Kinney remembers when his goal was to write a book, one big book, for grown-ups. “I thought I’d write about a year in the life of a typical kid,” says the children’s author known to...

DATE: April 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Ar 170429857
Ar 170429857

Celebrate Earth Day by reading about nature

Earth day was established in 1970 by Gaylord Nelson. After witnessing an oil spill in Santa Barbara, California, in 1969, he wanted to encourage a public consciousness surrounding air and water...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books