Books

1:28pm

Sun February 10, 2013
Author Interviews

Small Objects Reveal 'The Real Jane Austen'

Originally published on Sun February 10, 2013 2:58 pm

Harper Collins

Flotsam and Jetsam: of such things are stories made. Writers use objects to give their stories weight, attachment and verisimilitude, like Gary Paulsen's The Hatchet; Jean Shepherd's Red Ryder BB Gun inspired A Christmas Story; and how about Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon?

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3:06am

Sun February 10, 2013
Books

At 50, Does 'Feminine Mystique' Still Roar?

Originally published on Sun February 10, 2013 5:50 am

Betty Friedan, co-founder of National Organization for Women (NOW), speaks during the Women's Strike for Equality event in New York on Aug. 26, 1970, the 50th anniversary of women's suffrage.
AP

In 1963, Betty Friedan called it "the problem that has no name" and then proceeded to name it — and the name stuck. The problem was "The Feminine Mystique," which was also the title of her groundbreaking book, published 50 years ago.

Since its first publication in 1963, millions of people have read The Feminine Mystique. These days, many people read it in college — often in women's studies classes. Even so, when we talked with some young women in downtown Washington, D.C., many knew little or nothing about it.

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3:22pm

Sat February 9, 2013
Author Interviews

Manufactured On YouTube, Teen Pop Star Searches For His True Voice

Originally published on Sat February 9, 2013 4:51 pm

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In Teddy Wayne's new novel, YouTube sensation Jonny Valentine has the sugar-sweet pipes of a teen heartthrob. But he also has a controlling manager-mom, a missing father, a retinue of people who work for him and a record label that's leaning on him to move the merchandise — fast.

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5:57am

Fri February 8, 2013

1:00pm

Thu February 7, 2013
Arts & Life

Put That Book Down For A Second, Denver Hits #5 On The Most Literate City List

An unidentified reader takes in a book at the Wester Reading Room at the Denver Central Library from 2011
Nikky Southerland Flickr - Creative Commons

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