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Poet Gary Snyder has hung with the Beats, studied Buddhism, worked as a logger and he's still going strong. He talks with NPR's Linda Wertheimer about his new collection, This Present Moment.
Aline Ohanesian's debut novel attempts to make sense of the events of 100 years ago, when the Ottoman Empire began forcing Armenians out of their homes in Turkey, leaving more than a million dead.
Malcolm Gladwell shows readers a new way to look at obstacles and disadvantage in David and Goliath. It appears at No. 3.
At No. 1, Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch follows a motherless boy and a priceless painting in the aftermath of a terror attack.
Debuting at No. 8, Kate Andersen Brower's The Residence offers an intimate account of life at the White House.
A Oslo contract killer's boss turns on him in Jo Nesbo's Blood on Snow. It debuts at No. 10.
The lists are compiled from from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide.
A chair lift at Winter Park Resort was temporarily shut down and 36 riders evacuated after it experienced a de-ropement on Thursday, April 16.Maintenance workers noticed the Zephyr Express cable was working its way out of the Tower 11 track around noon, said Steve Hurlbert with Winter Park Resort.When workers stopped the lift, the cable jumped completely from the track into a safety catch, Hurlbert said.Ski patrol spent about an hour evacuating riders from the lift.Riders were never in any danger, Hurlbert said.Maintenance workers remounted the cable, and the lift was up and running later Thursday afternoon.A number of factors …
A contentious and confrontational crowd showed up Thursday night, April 16, to the Hot Sulphur Springs Town Board meeting to express displeasure with the town’s plans to appoint former Grand County Undersheriff John Stein as the new town marshal.The meeting started with a lengthy public comment period during which residents questioned town officials’ thinking regarding the possible creation of the position of either town marshal or code enforcement officer. The vast majority of those who made public comments spoke against the creation of the position, a few community residents spoke against the appointment of Stein to the position and fewer …
We highlight a 160-mile cycling race, reminiscences of an interview with the Oklahoma City bomber, the Finnish prison system, the nuclear deal with Iran, and the meaning of calling someone "trash."
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
Jo Nesbo’s “Blood on Snow,” which is No. 9 on the hardcover fiction list, was inspired by Nesbo’s desire to do for Oslo what Jim Carroll did for New York in “The Basketball Diaries.”
Seeds go to thrilling lengths to assure their species’ survival.
The scourge of rust — a mighty, and most unlikely, enemy.
A look at the biological and cultural history of bedbugs.
Against a backdrop of World War II and far-flung prison camps, two novels explore the strain imposed on ordinary lives.
Floods, drought, prediction, cloud-seeding, Seattle grunge.
An academic and activist looks at the conflicts that arise when science challenges popular beliefs.