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Letter: Is this a great county or what?

Local News - 3 hours 18 min ago
To the Editor: I very much appreciate the entertainment our county attorney and the county manager give me. I was thrilled with the depth of Mr. DiCola’s statement that, perhaps there should be some checks and balances to prevent the possibility of double dipping in expense reimbursement. This as we were treated to the tip top management practices that stopped the 12 year Building Department scandal. And let’s not forget that the public has been assured that most of the money taken from the Building Department scandal will be recovered. How is that going for us? With Commissioner Newberry’s, Mr. …

Letter: Apparently it’s OK to insult some faiths

Local News - 3 hours 26 min ago
To the Editor: I just read Felicia Muftic’s column online at regarding the terrorist actions in France regarding Charlie Hebdo. My first reaction is what universe do Ms. Muftic and liberals live in? She states, “One cannot make fun of faith” and “our politcial leaders get it right…” I assume that includes insulting those of faith since that is the title of her article. Huh? Have I missed something? Have I been in a coma for the last few decades? Maybe she and her left-leaning friends need to look around – right here in the United States. There are …

Bookends: Is Being a Writer a Job or a Calling?

New York Times Sunday Book Review - 5 hours 59 min ago
Benjamin Moser and Dana Stevens discuss whether being a writer is just a job or a loftier ambition.

'Mr. Mac' Paints Flowers In A Darkening World

NPR Books - 8 hours 56 min ago

Esther Freud's new novel Mr. Mac and Me traces an unlikely friendship between a lonely boy and a struggling artist. Reviewer Heller McAlpin says the book has both technical prowess and grace.

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ArtsBeat: Snowed In? Here’s What to Watch, Read or Listen To

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 9:43pm
Streaming TV, movies, music and books to help you through a winter storm.

ArtsBeat: Strong Sales for ‘Hedwig’ on Broadway

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 2:19pm
John Cameron Mitchell returned to the role he created in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” sparking strong sales. “Honeymoon in Vegas” saw modest sales after strong reviews.

'Ghettoside' Explores Why Murders Are Invisible In Los Angeles

NPR Books - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:14am

In her new book, journalist Jill Leovy studies the epidemic of unsolved murders in African-American neighborhoods and the relationships between police and victims' relatives, witnesses and suspects.

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These 13 'Almost Famous Women' Stirred Up Trouble, Or Trouble Found Them

NPR Books - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:14am

Megan Mayhew Bergman's stories about historical women are littered with bad-girl paraphernalia, like smashed-up motorcycles and morphine needles. In this collection, their lives are richly imagined.

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Pilot survives plane crash near Rabbit Ears Pass

Local News - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 8:25am
The pilot who crashed his single-engine airplane near Rabbit Ears Pass on Sunday survived by calling his family and 9-1-1 shortly after the crash, starting a fire and waiting for rescuers, who arrived at the remote scene less than four hours after the accident. The crash occurred just after 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, approximately 6 miles south-southwest of Rabbit Ears Pass just over the Grand County line in Routt County, said Grand County Search and Rescue public information officer Greg Foley. Eleven members of GCSAR, an equal number from Routt County Search and Rescue and members of Grand County …

In 'Fatherland,' A Daughter Outlines Her Dad's Radicalization

NPR Books - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 3:12pm

Falling in love with your handsome pen pal, moving overseas to marry him, then finding out he's part of a terrorist organization: That's the Bunjevac family story, told in a new graphic memoir.

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In Winter, Keeping Warm With Beloved Books

NPR Books - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 5:03am

Critic Juan Vidal says winter is a time for turning inward and warding off the chill with your favorite books, the ones you return to over and over again when the days get shorter and snow closes in.

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For A Taste Of Grimdark, Visit The 'Land Fit For Heroes'

NPR Books - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 5:03am

Richard K. Morgan's epic sword-and-planet (and alien technology) Land Fit for Heroes series is a good introduction to grimdark, a subgenre that aims to show the gritty underside of fantasy fiction.

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In 'Dear Father,' A Poet Disrupts The 'Cycle Of Pain'

NPR Books - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 4:29am

J. Ivy says his father grew up in pain and passed that pain on to the next generation. In his new book, he says that forgiveness is an ongoing act — and you must constantly remember to forgive again.

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'Driving The King' A Story Long In The Works

NPR Books - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 3:02pm

Driving The King is a fictionalized account of the adventures of Nat King Cole and his bodyguard driver. Author Ravi Howard says the idea was planted long ago.

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Huckabee Serves Up 'God, Guns' And A Dose Of Controversy

NPR Books - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 3:02pm

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee sees America as divided into "Bubble-ville" and "Bubba-ville," a cultural split he describes in his new book, Gods, Guns, Grits, and Gravy.

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Why A Black Man's Murder Often Goes Unpunished In Los Angeles

NPR Books - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 6:42am

From witnesses to reluctant gang members, Jill Leovy says, "everybody's terrified." Her book, Ghettoside, uses the story of one murder to explore the city's low arrest rate when black men are killed.

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Two Outcasts Form An Artistic Bond In 'Mr. Mac And Me'

NPR Books - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 5:59am

Painter's daughter Esther Freud weaves her own experiences into the story of a lonely little boy in a British seacoast town, who befriends the great Art Nouveau designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

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Do You Have To Read 'Frog'? No, But You Might Want To

NPR Books - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 5:03am

Reviewer Jason Sheehan says Mo Yan's Frog is not without issues, but still offers a thoughtful tale of a dark era in modern Chinese history, touched with humor and occasional magic.

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The New York Times Book Review: Back Issues

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 6:32pm
Complete contents of the Book Review since 1997.

When Pop Broke Up With Jazz

NPR Books - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 2:35pm

For the first half of the 20th century, Tin Pan Alley songwriters like Irving Berlin and the Gershwins dominated pop music. By the the 1950s, tastes had changed, and the music changed with them.

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