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Winter Park’s Nik Seemann makes U.S. Freestyle Ski Team

Local News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 5:41pm
In the United States, most young skiers competing at the highest level have a common dream – to make the U.S. Ski Team.For Grand County native Nik Seemann, the dream just became a reality.Seemann, 17, received a call over the weekend from Joe Davies, the U.S. Ski Team’s aerials coach, informing him of his selection to the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team’s aerials squad.“I was stoked,” Seemann said of his reaction to the news. “I was surprised that he called. I wasn’t expecting a call.”For the back-to-back Freestyle Junior National Aerial Champion, taking a spot on the team has long been …

'I Regret Everything': Toni Morrison Looks Back On Her Personal Life

NPR Books - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 12:58pm

"It's not profound regret," Morrison tells Fresh Air. "It's just a wiping up of tiny little messes that you didn't recognize as mess when they were going on." Her latest book is God Help the Child.

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‘The Road to Character,’ by David Brooks

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 3:30am
David Brooks contrasts marketplace skills and the drive toward self-promotion with inner character.






Asne Seierstad’s ‘One of Us,’ About Rampage in Norway

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 3:30am
“One of Us” explores a dark side of contemporary Scandinavia through the life and crimes of Anders Behring Breivik, a mass murderer who killed 77 people, most of them teenagers.






In Debate Over Hugo Awards, Science Fiction Community Engages With Issues Of Bias

NPR Books - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 3:18pm

NPR's Arun Rath talks to author Monica Byrne about how controversy surrounding this year's Hugo Awards highlights a difference in how speculative and literary fiction approach diversity.

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Unsettling Tales Of Strange Suburbia Echo Through 'The Night'

NPR Books - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 3:18pm

What do Rapunzel, the Buddha and small-town America have in common? Deceptively safe spaces, says Steven Millhauser. The Pulitzer Prize winner's new short story collection is Voices in the Night.

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ArtsBeat: Library of Congress Begins Posting Its Recorded Poetry Archive

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 11:30am
Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop and Gwendolyn Brooks are among those who can be heard online.






Memoir Chronicles The Joy And Loss Of 'The Light Of The World'

NPR Books - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 5:45am

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to author Elizabeth Alexander about her new memoir, The Light of the World.

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'Spinster' Celebrates The Single Ladies

NPR Books - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 5:45am

Writer Kate Bolick says that, growing up, she just assumed she'd get married some day — but it hasn't happened. Her new book looks at five women who upend traditional assumptions about women's lives.

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Jon Krakauer Tells A 'Depressingly Typical' Story Of College Town Rapes

NPR Books - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 3:21am

Krakauer's Missoula looks at stories of women who have been sexually assaulted by people they know. He says rape is unlike other crimes because in other crimes, "the victim isn't assumed to be lying."

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At 84, Poet Gary Snyder Lives In 'This Present Moment'

NPR Books - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 5:30am

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.

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'Orhan's Inheritance' Is The Weight Of History

NPR Books - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 3:30am

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.

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NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of April 16, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 2:03pm

Malcolm Gladwell shows readers a new way to look at obstacles and disadvantage in David and Goliath. It appears at No. 3.

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NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Fiction, Week Of April 16, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 2:03pm

At No. 1, Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch follows a motherless boy and a priceless painting in the aftermath of a terror attack.

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NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Nonfiction, Week Of April 16, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 2:03pm

Debuting at No. 8, Kate Andersen Brower's The Residence offers an intimate account of life at the White House.

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NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction, Week Of April 16, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 2:03pm

A Oslo contract killer's boss turns on him in Jo Nesbo's Blood on Snow. It debuts at No. 10.

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NPR Bestsellers: Week Of April 16, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 2:03pm

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

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Riders evacuated after lift de-ropes

Local News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 1:57pm
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 …

ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Kate Bolick’s ‘Spinster’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 1:25pm
Ms. Bolick discusses “Spinster,” and Jon Ronson talks about “So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed.”






Hot Sulphur Springs nixes idea of town marshal

Local News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 1:09pm
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 …
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