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‘Mama’s Nightingale,’ by Edwidge Danticat, and More

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 9:07am
Four picture books show how immigrant children settle into a changed environment.

‘What This Story Needs Is a Pig in a Wig,’ and More

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 9:07am
New early readers feature an antic dancer, wiggy pigs and a girl whose dog hits it big.

‘Hit Count,’ by Chris Lynch

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 9:06am
A story about a fanatical high school football player meshes with current attention on the sport’s culture and risks.

Inside the List

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 8:50am
Judd Apatow recently returned to performing standup comedy: “I don’t really care if anything succeeds anymore; I just like to be in the process of trying.”

Author’s Note: Whose Side Are You On?

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 8:41am
If you don’t have kids, you tend to identify with the children in any story.

‘Faith Ed.,’ by Linda K. Wertheimer

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 8:39am
Is it possible to study world religions in today’s climate?

‘Palimpsest: A History of the Written Word,’ by Matthew Battles

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 8:39am
An inquiry into the history of the written word.

‘Young Eliot,’ by Robert Crawford

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 8:38am
From his Midwest origins, the young T.S. Eliot moved on to the works that would make his name.

‘The Shape of the New,’ by Scott L. Montgomery and Daniel Chirot

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 8:37am
A pair of scholars tease out the central notions that have given rise to the modern age.

‘Everybody Rise,’ by Stephanie Clifford

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 8:37am
An ambitious New Yorker insinuates herself into the old guard in the years before the financial crisis.

‘Machines of Loving Grace,’ by John Markoff

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 8:37am
A call to consider how far artificial intelligence technology should go in the quest to make life better.

Editors’ Choice

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 8:36am
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.

Paperback Row

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 8:36am
Paperback books of particular interest.

Open Book: Cultural Anxiety

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 8:34am
The subject of civilizational decline is a perennial favorite for many authors.

Winter Park, Fraser will put broadband question to voters

Local News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 4:37pm
Winter Park and Fraser residents will get a say in whether the two towns reserve the power to establish municipal broadband networks.Senate Bill 152, passed in 2005, prohibits local governments from providing broadband, including free Internet provided in public libraries.Municipalities can vote to rescind that prohibition.Winter Park and Fraser will ask voters to decide whether to exclude their towns from the law in November. Similar ballot questions in other Colorado towns have put pressure on private broadband providers to improve their service, Durbin said.The Denver Post opined last year that the law sheltered big broadband providers from competition and should …

Munro: Dr. Mike, R.I.P.

Local News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 4:37pm
The news of his death filtered through to me via text message when I was out of town and heavily preoccupied with my own affairs. Even though he was no spring chicken at 82, his death last Friday was an incident that struck me as anomalous in the ordered scheme of things.How could such an affable, decent man suddenly just not be here anymore? Of course, it happens all the time to all manner of people, which makes it no less incongruous and sad when it is someone you know, like and respect.I first met Dr. Michael Muftic — aka …

Million-dollar water project upgrades Moraine Park infrastructure

Local News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 4:37pm
In Colorado, summertime often means construction.From homes to highways the warmer months always herald the start of road delays and detours. This summer Granby is digging into a project on the northern reaches of the community in a section of unincorporated Grand County called the Moraine Park Subdivision, located just south and east of Middle Park High School on Avenues A, B and C.The Moraine Park project, broken down into two phases, will replace a PVC water line system in the area with standardized municipal water pipe infrastructure. Along with replacing the water lines the project will add fire hydrants …

DeVos: The song isn’t over

Local News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 4:29pm
Sometime around 1890, two Kentucky sisters sat down and unknowingly made history by composing the most popular song that the world will likely ever hear. Today, their song is so well-known that millions sing it daily and likely will for centuries to come.Patty Hill was a kindergarten teacher who became a prominent educator at the Columbia University Teachers College. Her older sister, Milly, was a pianist and together they composed and wrote children’s songs. One song that they wrote for kindergarten teachers to sing to their arriving students had a simple six-note melody and six repetitive words:Good morning to you,Good …

Winter Park, Fraser propose transportation sales taxes

Local News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 4:05pm
The towns of Winter Park and Fraser have decided to take the issue of transportation funding to voters.The Winter Park Town Council voted to put a 2 percent sales tax increase on the November ballot at its meeting on Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 18.The Fraser Board of Trustees voted to put a 1 percent sales tax increase on its ballot Wednesday evening, Aug. 19.If passed, both revenue streams will be funneled toward a year-round transportation system in the upper Fraser Valley.The Winter Park Town Council announced in May that it would take over operation of the Winter Park Resort Shuttle. The …

Winter Park ‘uncorks’ on Aug. 22

Local News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 3:33pm
The Winter Park/Fraser Chamber of Commerce will hold its first ever Winter Park Uncorked, an event centered on wine-tasting, local food sampling and live music on Saturday, Aug. 22.Winter Park Uncorked will conclude the Odell Summer Concert series with a free concert in Hideaway Park, compliments of British singer-songwriter Greg Holden and Jaden Carlson.Holden’s music has been featured on American Idol and the hit television series Sons of Anarchy.Though the show is free, tickets are required for the wine tasting.VIP tickets, which include a commemorative wine glass, pre-tasting from noon to 2 p.m., free lunch and live music are available …
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