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Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon On Marriage, Music And Moving On

NPR Books - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 3:14pm

Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore were indie rock's power couple — until their marriage, and their band, ended in 2011. Gordon looks back on the experience in a new memoir called Girl in a Band.

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Reckoning With Afghanistan's Toll In 'Green On Blue'

NPR Books - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 5:51am

"Green on Blue" tells the story of the war in Afghanistan through the eyes of an Afghan orphan. NPR's; Rachel Martin speaks to the unlikely author: Elliot Ackerman, a former U.S. marine.

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'First Edition' Of The 'Iliad'? Sure, Right Next To That 'FIrst Edition' Bible

NPR Books - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 5:51am

An online used bookstore reports that demand for a "first edition" of Homer's Iliad has soared, thanks to a new thriller starring Jennifer Lopez.

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Exploring The Solar System Through The Eyes Of Robotic Voyagers

NPR Books - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 3:09pm

The Voyager spacecraft revolutionized our understanding of space. In a new book, The Interstellar Age, planetary scientist Jim Bell shares stories about the planning and excitement back on Earth.

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Through 10 Years Of Mining His Grief, A Novelist Makes 'Nice'

NPR Books - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 6:03am

Matt Sumell wrote Making Nice in part as a response to his mother's death from cancer. "I was using the good luck of bad luck," he says. "You use what hurts."

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A Lot Of Sound And Fury In 'The Infernal'

NPR Books - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 5:03am

Mark Doten's debut novel has some beautiful writing in it, but critic Jason Sheehan says the book suffers from too much verbal and typographical trickery, and not enough actual story.

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NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of February 19, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 2:03pm

Nate Silver profiles the world of prediction in The Signal and the Noise, which appears at No. 14.

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NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Fiction, Week Of February 19, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 2:03pm

In Elin Hilderbrand's The Matchmaker, Dabney Kimball Beech faces her true love when he returns home after 27 years. It appears at No. 14.

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NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Nonfiction, Week Of February 19, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 2:03pm

David Axelrod recounts his journey from Chicago journalist to presidential adviser in Believer. It debuts at No. 5.

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NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction, Week Of February 19, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 2:03pm

In A Spool of Blue Thread, Anne Tyler tells the story of a Baltimore family thrown into disarray by illness and sudden tragedy. It debuts at No. 3.

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NPR Bestsellers: Week Of February 19, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 2:03pm

The lists are compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide.

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Holiday Inn targets Summit County dispensary in first marijuana RICO case

Local News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 1:13pm
Nearly three months after two heartland states sued Colorado in federal court, a Frisco dispensary is now at the epicenter of the first-ever racketeering lawsuit filed against a marijuana business since the advent of legal weed.On Thursday, the Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group Safe Streets Alliance named Medical Marijuana of the Rockies as one of 12 defendants in a federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act case. RICO, as it’s known, is designed to go after organized crime. Safe Streets sponsored the lawsuit in partnership with co-plaintiff New Vision Hotels, the Colorado Springs company that owns the Frisco Holiday Inn. “This …

Guest Opinion: A simple solution to the vacation rental issue

Local News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:09pm
I enjoyed the article by Anna Winkle in the Feb. 13 Sky-Hi News. We owned condos at Beaver Village and went through the transition from minimal homeowner involvement with rental management (working with Kristy Meyer) to extensive owner involvement in rentals.The same phenomenon Anna wrote about in Grand County is happening all over the country. Both seaside and mountain resort towns and counties are losing scores of revenue to owners who manage their own rentals (using lock boxes and entry codes) so that guests can go direct to their condo from the airport and let themselves in. What I am …

Artists invited to business of art workshop in Granby on Feb. 24

Local News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:09pm
Are you represented by a gallery? Do you have an artist statement? Are you selling your art at a fair price?Attend a three-hour workshop and leave with a clear sense of direction about how to best promote and sell your work. Art Mind/Business Mind is hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration and Grand County Economic Development. Participants will engage in a dialog about what it takes to be an artist and an entrepreneur: how to balance a passion for creativity with a business strategy that results in sales and recognition.David D’Agostino Leavitt is the SBA Regional Communications Director in …

Munro: Is it still our land?

Local News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:01pm
“This land is your land This land is my landFrom California to the New York islandFrom the red wood forest to the Gulf Stream watersThis land was made for you and Me”Woody Guthrie’s signature populist anthem is showing its age. Though parts of it are as relevant as ever, where it’s getting noticeably frayed is with respect to our federal public lands, a place many of my generation consider an inviolable sanctuary of freedom.While these lands may once truly have been called ours, increasingly they are under pressure from quarters that would make them less so. Oddly, the pressure is …

An American Dream, A Cuban Soul: Poet Richard Blanco Finds 'Home'

NPR Books - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 5:33am

While immigration is a subject of some of the most intense political debates in this country, inaugural poet Richard Blanco says it also drives his art. He shares his journey of becoming an American.

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From Iran To Comedy Central: Maz Jobrani's Path To 'Middle Eastern Funny Man'

NPR Books - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 3:53pm

The Iranian-American comic came to the U.S. when he was 6 years old, just before Iran's 1979 revolution. His new memoir is I'm Not a Terrorist, But I've Played One on TV.

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