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‘Hell and Good Company,’ by Richard Rhodes

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 8:51am
Richard Rhodes offers an anecdotal — and technological — history of the Spanish Civil War.






‘After Birth,’ by Elisa Albert

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 8:50am
A novel traces the changes brought by a baby’s arrival.






Crime: Lene Kaaberbol’s ‘Doctor Death,’ and More

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 8:49am
New novels by Lene Kaaberbol, Bryan Reardon, William Shaw and S. D. Sykes.






Daniel Handler’s ‘We Are Pirates’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 8:46am
A father and daughter pursue riches in the music world and on the open water in Daniel Handler’s comic novel.






Jorie Graham’s ‘From the New World’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 8:46am
Jorie Graham’s career-spanning selected poems show how she moved the art form forward.






‘The Italians,’ by John Hooper

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 8:45am
The Economist’s Italy correspondent explains the confounding inner workings of the Bel Paese.






‘The Big Seven,’ by Jim Harrison

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 8:44am
An outlaw clan terrorizes a town in the Upper Peninsula, and Jim Harrison’s hapless detective is caught in the crossfire.






The Shortlist: Alice Fulton’s ‘Barely Composed,’ and More

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 8:43am
New books by Alice Fulton, Jynne Dilling Martin, Katie Ford and Erin Belieu.






Elliot Ackerman’s ‘Green on Blue’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 8:42am
A young soldier from Afghanistan narrates this first novel by an American who served several tours of duty there.






Open Book: Transcending War

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 8:41am
Elliot Ackerman’s debut novel, “Green on Blue,” was partly inspired by his experience training Afghan soldiers.






‘The American Lover,’ by Rose Tremain

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 8:41am
Rose Tremain’s stories of transgressive love, unfulfilled desires and souls laid bare.






This Month (And Every Month), Black Sci-Fi Writers Look To The Future

NPR Books - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 5:03am

For years, black authors stood out in science fiction and fantasy because there were so few. Now, says Alaya Dawn Johnson, though there are still obstacles, black authors are making themselves heard.

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As First Black American NHL Player, Enforcer Was Defenseless Against Racism

NPR Books - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 7:41pm

Val James became the first American-born black player in the NHL in 1982. He faced vicious racism, including fans throwing bananas on the ice. After 30 years in silence, he is talking about it now.

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Volunteers sought for Ski Down For Cancer at Winter Park

Local News - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 2:57pm
The American Cancer Society is looking for individuals interested in helping out on the day of the Ski Down For Cancer event.We will need volunteers anytime from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, to help with set up, sign in at lifts, silent auction, and take down. Time commitment is flexible and can be made to fit your availability. All ages and skill levels are welcome.Please feel free to either email michelle.bisbee@cancer.org or call 720 524 5480 for more information. The Thomas James Veit Ski Down for Cancer is coming to Winter Park Resort for its fifth …

'Don't Be Afraid Of The Bullets' A Memoir Of Reporting In Yemen

NPR Books - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 2:52pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to journalist Laura Kasinof about her memoir on her experience reporting in Yemen during the Arab Spring called, Don't Be Afraid of the Bullets.

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'Don't Be Afraid Of The Bullets' A Memoir Of Reporting In Yemen

NPR Books - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 2:52pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to journalist Laura Kasinof about her memoir on her experience reporting in Yemen during the Arab Spring called, Don't Be Afraid of the Bullets.

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Remembering Bertrice Small, One Of The Original 'Avon Ladies'

NPR Books - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 2:51pm

Small, who died this week at 77, was one of a group of authors who helped transform romance in the 1970s from a relatively tame, demure genre to the bold, bawdy books that sell by the millions today.

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Late night at ‘The Spot’

Local News - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 2:25pm
Daytime traffic on US Highway 40 may not notice a small white trailer adorned with a Colorado flag logo parked near the Winter Park Post Office. But at 10 p.m. “The Spot,” Winter Park’s only late-night food trailer, illuminates its “Open” sign and starts serving. By 1 a.m. it is buzzing with activity, warmth and camaraderie. The hungry crew who huddle beneath a heat lamp near the trailer is a mish-mash of locals who work late, touring band members just finishing a set, and tourists in town for the weekend. They all have one thing in common — an appetite …

Ranch Creek Spa now offers free classes

Local News - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 2:17pm
A day at the spa brings to mind thoughts of relaxation, calm, and well-being. It may not bring to mind thoughts of learning something new, but the Ranch Creek Spa at Devil’s Thumb Ranch is out change that.The world-class 18,000-foot spa at the resort ranch in Tabernash is offering a new “Enrichment Series” of health and lifestyle workshops this spring. The series is designed to help participants incorporate those feelings of calm and well-being they get from a visit to the spa into their everyday lives. The goal is to learn tools to live a more balanced, healthy, and enriched …

Muftic: Semantic war on Obama misses target

Local News - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 1:53pm
The U.S. is embroiled in a domestic and foreign semantics war. President Obama explained why he uses certain words of “violent extremists” to describe ISIS in remarks at a White House conference Feb. 18.He unleashed a firestorm from domestic political opponents who pounced on the president for not using “Islamic” as part of his ISIS tag. He was “adrift in denial” per Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan. Others questioned his love of country because of his “different” background all because he did not use the same words they did.It is not President Obama that is in denial. Those in …
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