Coloradans watch movies, visit art galleries, see plays and read books more than almost any other state in the U.S., according to a wide-ranging study released today from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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They all lurk out there in the cyber-world: perverts, predators, bullies. But the scariest threat may lie within ourselves. Author Mary Aiken warns that as the Internet increasingly dominates our world, our life online is fundamentally changing the way we behave as humans.
Calvin Sidey turned his back on civilization long ago and is working as a cowboy, living in a trailer, when his son, Bill, turns to him for help. Bill’s wife is having an operation in a far-away town, and Bill wants his father to stay with his teenage children for a few days.
‘She’s adorable-looking, but you definitely shouldn’t mess with her,” Sarah Koenig remarked in the first episode of the wildly popular “Serial” podcast. “She’s very smart and very tough, and she could crush you.” Koenig was describing Rabia Chaudry, best known for her tireless campaign on behalf of Adnan Syed, whose dramatic murder conviction and tortuous appeals process were chronicled in the podcast’s first season.
It’s his third book about Russell and Corrine Calloway, the New York couple who make their friends believe a good marriage is still possible. We first met these shiny lovers way back in 1992 in “Brightness Falls” and caught up with them again in 2006 in “The Good Life,” which, if nothing else, means their relationship has lasted longer than most real-life marriages.
I’m going to come clean right away: I’m addicted to Arctic pain porn. That’s a shorthand term, of course: I’m equally enamored of tales of Antarctic pain porn (think Shackleton), Everest pain porn (the genre made famous by Jon Krakauer), and Alaskan and Canadian and (quite probably) Patagonian pain porn.
In Michael Koryta’s exciting “Rise the Dark,” private investigator Mark Novak sets out to find his wife’s killer and winds up confronting a lunatic who is plotting to take over the United States.
When former Broncos defensive end Trevor Pryce was a kid, he obsessed over one scene in BBC’s “Planet Earth” series that showed tree frogs leaping from branch to branch. To Pryce, they looked like superheroes.
Seinfeldia is the bizarro world of Kenny Kramer, who profits off his status as the actual former neighbor of “Seinfeld” co-creator Larry David and the inspiration for that hipster doofus, Cosmo Kramer.
Nobody could wait for Colson Whitehead’s new book — including Oprah, so here it is, a month early. In a surprise announcement a week ago, Winfrey chose “The Underground Railroad” as the next title for Oprah’s Book Club. Originally set for release Sept. 13, the novel is available now, the result of an extraordinary plan to start shipping 200,000 copies out to booksellers in secret.