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Douglas Coupland’s “Search” compiles the most common search queries on Google for a thousand words and phrases.
Helen Castor frames Joan of Arc’s story within the political and religious turmoil of 15th-century France.
Two thousand years ago some adventurous Chinese chef was seeking out exotic flavors and enticing spices. He harvested crystals that he grew out of bat manure and gathered a little sulfur for color and a little charcoal to subdue the odor.He looked up from his labors to see his despicable neighbor checking his mail. After he’d gone back inside, the chef thought to himself, “I could so blow up his mailbox if only I had a ... a ... well, if I had some, I’d call them fireworks!” So he took his piles of spices, which were actually the raw …
There’s lots of talk about removing symbols that offend one activist group or another. Just to name a few symbols: Confederate Flags, Christian Crosses, the Ten Commandments, Swastikas, Hanukkah Menorahs, Christmas Manger Scenes, and Wedding cakes.Well, folks who grew up in Indian Territory (now Oklahoma) have many good reasons to be offended by President Andrew Jackson; so, while we are banishing symbols, let’s remove Andrew Jackson from the face of the $20 bill. Here’s why:In 1816, Gen. Andrew Jackson led the efforts to exterminate the Seminole Indians of Florida. Memo to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People …
On a decisive 6-3 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the legislation implementing Obamacare was constitutional and legislators intended that federally administered insurance could be subsidized.What this means for consumers is that 6 million subscribers through the federal system will maintain their affordable health insurance and that for everyone else, the rates would not soar. The subscribers most affected were those who lived in the 35 states that did not set up their own health insurance exchanges through which Obamacare could have been administered on a state basis. Kaiser Health had predicted that all insurance rates would have increased …
The two missing teens from the Kremmling area, Caroline Dean and Malcolm Rose, have both been located by authorities.The male party, Malcolm Rose was picked up Friday in the Kremmling area and transported to Larimer County on a juvenile probation warrant.The female party, Caroline Dean, turned herself into authorities Saturday morning at approximately 8 a.m. …
The Kremmling Police Department is on the lookout for two runaway teens, Caroline Dean and Malcolm Rose, both from the Kremmling area.The department released information regarding the two children on Wednesday, July 1. The teens have been missing since June 30. The Kremmling police consider the two teens runaways.Malcolm Rose, 14, is a white male, 5 feet 10’ inches tall and 180 pounds with bleached blonde hair and blue eyes. Malcolm was last seen at noon on June 30. He was last seen wearing black shoes, black sweatpants and a black shirt with a large white logo on the front. …
As the Dead's Fare Thee Well Tour comes to a close, World Cafe talks with David Browne, the author of a new book on the legendary band.
Two new reprint collections, “Absolute Transmetropolitan: Volume 1” and “Melody: Story of a Nude Dancer,” take on social injustice.
This oral history of the Back to the Future movies offers a wealth of fascinating historical trivia — but critic Genevieve Valentine says it's carefully broad scope can mean a lack of sharp analysis.
Misty Copeland is the American Ballet Theater's first female African-American principal dancer. She discusses her book, Firebird. (This piece initially aired on Sept. 9, 2014 on Morning Edition).
Essays by the author of “Sophie’s Choice” consider an era of American literature shaped by global catastrophe.
WednesdayJuly 1Art Out of Thin Air Display, all day, free, Bistro 28 at Pole Creek Golf Course, Tabernash, 970-531-3439.Story Time, 10 a.m., Granby Library.Spring Art Show: Bonnie Quillen, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Granby Library, Community Room, bonniequillen.com.Fraser Valley Creative Writers, 10:05-11:35 a.m., free, Fraser Public Library, 970-726-4717.Story Time, 11:15 a.m., Firefighters, Local Heroes, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Hot Sulphur Springs Library, gcld.org.Intro to Geocaching, 11:30 a.m.-noon, free, sign up at the Columbia Store & meet at the Gazebo in the Village at 11:15 a.m., Winter Park Resort, winterparkresort.com.Granby Rotary Club Meeting, noon, lunch $12, Maverick’s Grille, Granby, guest speaker: Ray Jennings.Rocky Mountain Heritage …
“I’m open for business in your neighborhood,” belted singer Sadie Johnson at this weekend’s 13th Annual Blues from the Top Festival, echoing the late great Etta James. “The Blues is my business ... and business is good!”And it was — Johnson, a dozen main-stage acts, a dozen more emerging young performers and thousands of fans filled downtown Winter Park to celebrate the rhythms, spirit and community that are ubiquitous with this distinctly American genre of music.The event, presented by the Grand County Blues Society, kicked off its 13th year with a free concert in Hideaway Park Thursday night, featuring the …
Residents of Grand County will want to set their DVRs in July when the Grand County Sheriff’s Office heads to the small screen with the premier of National Geographic’s new show Rocky Mountain Law.The show will premier Wednesday, July 15, at 7 p.m. on the National Geographic channel. A sneak peek of Rocky Mountain Law will be shown on the same channel on Wednesday, July 8, at 7 p.m.Photographers and film crews from National Geographic spent several months this winter traveling with sheriff’s deputies as well as deputies from Boulder and Eagle counties to film the unique terrain and challenges …
The Grand County Board of Commissioners has approved a new expense and reimbursement policy for county employees and officials.Commissioners had delayed approval of the policy after some found its wording regarding approval for meal expenses ambiguous.The board ultimately decided to keep the wording in question when it approved the policy at its Tuesday, June 23, meeting.The section in question states that employees must obtain department head approval before incurring meal expenses. The county’s auditor, McMahan and Associates LLC, suggested adding the language.During the board’s June 16 meeting, County Attorney Anthony “Jack” DiCola said he took the wording to mean that …