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The end of National Novel Writing Month — or NaNoWriMo — is fast approaching, and more than 300,000 writers around the world are scrambling to meet their word-count goals. Doualy Xaykaothao talks to several "wrimos," as they're called, about what they've written, what inspires them, and how they did it.
The shouting match between left and right on health care reform roars with the hyperventilating right calling anyone who supports Obamacare ideologically insulting names. Just call me a pragmatist. Earth to ideologues: we have a problem here and whatever you call the solution, you want to unsolve it by replacing Obamacare with nothing that protects consumers from bad insurer practices or makes insurance affordable for the uninsured. Leave it up to the free market system, you say. That is returning to the same that has refused coverage of so many for pre-existing conditions and screwed its customers lucky enough to …
Tuesday, Dec. 3 Girls Basketball Middle Park at North Park, 5:30, Walden Boys Basketball Middle Park at North Park, 7 p.m., Walden Thursday, Dec. 5 Boys Basketball Middle Park, West Grand at Front Range Baptist Tournament Friday, Dec. 6 Boys Basketball Middle Park, West Grand at Front Range Baptist Tournament Girls Basketball West Grand at Gilpin County, 5:30 p.m., Black Hawk …
The two questions this writer encounters most often are: No. 1. With the economy in the pits, why is the stock market so high? No. 2. Despite the Obama Administration’s continuing scandals, why do President Obama’s poll numbers, even after the healthcare.gov implosion, remain so favorable? The answer to the first question is relatively easy. Too many dollars are being created (printed) by the Federal Reserve and too much money from abroad is chasing too few investments of merit, resulting in inflated stock prices across the entire market. Unfortunately, today’s artificially low interest rates are hurting America’s savings-class, which is …
The extensive snowmobile trail system surrounding Grand Lake is open early this year thanks to the hard work of the Grand Lake Trail Groomers Association and early and dense snowfall. Last year the trails opened Dec. 8, due to a lack of snow and what Cameron Stone, head groomer for the Grand Lake Trail Groomers Association, called dry and fluffy snow. The Grand Lake Trail Groomers Association, a nonprofit organization dedicated to maintaining longer than 80 miles of safe, well-groomed and marked snowmobile trails in the Grand Lake area, work in association with the National Forest Service and Rocky Mountain …
Jane Ridley’s “Heir Apparent” demonstrates that Edward VII, though popular when he became king, was immoral, selfish, philistine and rather stupid.
The author of “Little Children,” “Election” and “The Leftovers” had to force himself to finish “Lolita”: “All that sparkling wordplay just got exhausting after a while.”
Readers respond to recent reviews of Doris Kearns Goodwin’s “Bully Pulpit,” Richard A. Posner’s “Reflections on Judging” and more.
The best in picture books, middle grade and young adult fiction and nonfiction, selected by the children’s book editor of The New York Times Book Review.
The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.
As many Americans settle in for a day of Thanksgiving football, how much do fans really know about the game and the players? Writer Nicholas Dawidoff spent nearly a year embedded with the New York Jets. He talks about the experience, and his new book, Collision Low Crossers: A Year Inside the Turbulent World of NFL Football, with host Michel Martin.
Contrary to what some Americans believe, Hanukkah traditionally isn't one of the most important holidays in the Jewish calendar. Host Michel Martin speaks with Dianne Ashton, author of the book Hanukkah in America, about how and why the holiday has gained more importance in this country over the decades.
Rick Najera's name may not sound familiar, but his acting, writing and production work is famous in Hollywood. Host Michel Martin talks with Najera about his career and his memoir, Almost White: Forced Confessions of A Latino in Hollywood. This segment initially aired Oct. 3, 2013 on Tell Me More.
A determined travel writer sets out to produce the first guide to a mysterious middle-European country in Gene Wolfe's new The Land Across. Reviewer Alan Cheuse says Wolfe mixes Kafka-esque mystery and paranoia with dark supernatural influences for "supposedly realistic novel that gives off the feel of a closely viewed dream."
The popularity of The Hunger Games book and film series is leading to an uptick in the popularity of archery, especially among girls. USA Archery says membership is on the rise, and some sporting equipment outfitters have seen a big boost in bow and arrow sales in the years since the series began.