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Letter: Our forests managed for special interests

Local News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 9:21am
To the Editor:I read Drew Munro’s article about public land. It is quite interesting that we have much the same thoughts about “Public Lands,” and the increasing restrictions placed on use, access, and the “double taxation” in the form of fees.First, I don’t use the National Parks much, so I will keep them out of this letter.I frequently use the Arapaho National Forest, and the BLM lands mostly in Grand County, and I get to other places occasionally.I am sick of the disaster that has become the U.S. Forest Service. They do not manage the “Public’s” property anymore for the …

Letter: Obama’s foreign policy record is abysmal

Local News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 9:21am
To the Editor:If Felicia Muftic’s column announcing that the 2016 GOP presidential candidates are lacking in foreign policy experience had been written by anyone else, I would have considered it a brilliant effort at satire. However, I am sure she thought her piece to be serious and insightful.While she is correct to point out that many GOP candidates do not have strong foreign policy backgrounds and thus are POTENTIALLY vulnerable to missteps in this arena , her column lacks any credibility by failing to address the current administration’s utter failure in handling foreign affairs.President Obama came to the White House …

Letter: Candidate’s honesty about faith is laudable

Local News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 9:13am
To the Editor:To quote an icon of the GOP, “Well, there you go again.” I am of course referring to Felicia Muftic and her never-ending biased rhetoric toward Christians in her column in the Sky-Hi News. This past week she wrote about potential GOP presidential candidate Gov. Scott Walker, among several others.Gov. Walker, who is open about his Christian faith, was in England recently and he was asked about creationism. Ms. Muftic deftly wrote, “… he refused to deny the concept of creationism …” thereby raising eyebrows and disbelief he still believed in it. Ms. Muftic went on to imply …

Letter: Candidate’s honesty about faith laudable

Local News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 9:13am
To the Editor:To quote an icon of the GOP, “Well, there you go again.” I am of course referring to Felicia Muftic and her never-ending biased rhetoric toward Christians in her column in the Sky-Hi News. This past week she wrote about potential GOP presidential candidate Gov. Scott Walker, among several others.Gov. Walker, who is open about his Christian faith, was in England recently and he was asked about creationism. Ms. Muftic deftly wrote, “… he refused to deny the concept of creationism …” thereby raising eyebrows and disbelief he still believed in it. Ms. Muftic went on to imply …

Bookends: James Baldwin Denounced Richard Wright’s ‘Native Son’ As a ‘Protest Novel.’ Was He Right?

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 8:00am
Ayana Mathis and Pankaj Mishra discuss Baldwin’s indictment of “Native Son,” which was published 75 years ago.






'Lucky Alan' Thumbs Its Nose At Convention

NPR Books - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 5:03am

Jonathan Lethem's darkly comic sensibilities are on full display in his slim new story collection, Lucky Alan. Reviewer Michael Schaub says it isn't Lethem's best — but it's still a solid read.

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Family Secrets — And Mango Chutney — In 'Don't Let Him Know'

NPR Books - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 1:43am

Longtime Morning Edition commentator Sandip Roy has written a new novel, propelled by family secrets, which crisscrosses back and forth between the two "Cals" in his life: California and Calcutta.

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Family Secrets — And Mango Chutney — In 'Don't Let Him Know'

NPR Books - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 1:43am

Longtime Morning Edition commentator Sandip Roy has written a new novel, propelled by family secrets, which crisscrosses back and forth between the two "Cals" in his life: California and Calcutta.

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'After Birth' Author On 'Mommy Wars': 'It Doesn't Have To Be This Way'

NPR Books - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 3:53pm

"We are pitted against each other and ultimately, then, are pitted against ourselves," says writer Elisa Albert. Her new novel is about the singular and universal experience of having a baby.

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'After Birth' Author On 'Mommy Wars': 'It Doesn't Have To Be This Way'

NPR Books - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 3:53pm

"We are pitted against each other and ultimately, then, are pitted against ourselves," says writer Elisa Albert. Her new novel is about the singular and universal experience of having a baby.

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Book Review: Ross Ritchell's 'The Knife'

NPR Books - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 2:53pm

Alan Cheuse reviews Ross Ritchell's new novel, The Knife.

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Book Review: Ross Ritchell's 'The Knife'

NPR Books - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 2:53pm

Alan Cheuse reviews Ross Ritchell's new novel, The Knife.

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Victorian Romance Meets 'House Of Cards' In 'Mr. And Mrs. Disraeli'

NPR Books - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 1:08pm

Daisy Hay's new book is a joint biography of 19th century British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli and his wife, Mary Anne, whose fortune and status as a gentile helped boost her husband's career.

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Victorian Romance Meets 'House Of Cards' In 'Mr. And Mrs. Disraeli'

NPR Books - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 1:08pm

Daisy Hay's new book is a joint biography of 19th century British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli and his wife, Mary Anne, whose fortune and status as a gentile helped boost her husband's career.

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Prisoners Of War And Ojibwe Reservation Make Unlikely Neighbors In 'Prudence'

NPR Books - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 1:06pm

Native American writer David Treuer bases the World War II camp for German prisoners on a real-life one that existed near the village of Bena, Minn., on the Leech Lake Reservation where he grew up.

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Prisoners Of War And Ojibwe Reservation Make Unlikely Neighbors In 'Prudence'

NPR Books - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 1:06pm

Native American writer David Treuer bases the World War II camp for German prisoners on a real-life one that existed near the village of Bena, Minn., on the Leech Lake Reservation where he grew up.

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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘H Is for Hawk’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 9:37am
Vicki Constantine Croke discusses Helen Macdonald’s “H Is for Hawk,” and John Williams talks about Nick Hornby’s “Funny Girl.”






Becoming American: Immigrants Tweet Their Stories

NPR Books - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 7:48am

Entrepreneurs and engineers, performers and professors are among those who are sharing their stories about becoming American on Twitter.

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A Former Wunderkind Drifts On In 'Some Other Town'

NPR Books - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 5:03am

Elizabeth Collison's debut novel follows a young art star who burned out and is now leading a hazily complacent life in her old university town — but that life is upended by an unexpected fling.

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Struggling Writer's Debut Novel Gets Coveted Oprah Winfrey Nod

NPR Books - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 3:02am

Oprah Winfrey has named Ruby, a novel about a beautiful, abused woman in Texas, as her March book club selection. That could make first-time novelist Cynthia Bond into a literary star.

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