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Ray Harvey’s Ravishing New Writings

Former Ace Gillett’s bartender Ray Harvey has written two pieces in two months: a non-fiction book titled “101 Things to do Instead of College,” and a novella that titillates with its realistic beauty, plausible sensuality, and provocative characters: “The Woman Who Made A Pact With The Devil.” The point, he says, in writing “101 Things to do Instead of College” was not to condemn college categorically, for condemnation sake, but […]

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Rock ‘N’ Write at the Book Fest

In photo: Kim Gordon The Fort Collins Book Festival is coming in hot for their October 21 event themed “Writing and Riffs.” By reflecting the community’s interest and passion in music and creative arts, this year’s theme will delve into music harder than ever before with a featured lineup consisting of a handful of music industry insiders and award-winning authors. All featured authors will participate in various presentations, readings, and […]

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Live!

One of the oldest ghost stories in American literature, Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, will grace the stage at the Debut Theatre throughout the month of October. The story takes place in colonial New York when the country was still young and ghosts were as real as the storytellers reciting their stories. With crafty acknowledgements toward the future in a clever combination of comedy, tradition, and a handful […]



2014 CSU graduate, Iver Marjerison, has just released his first book, “The Foodist Bucket List: Fort Collins, Colorado,” a guide and compilation of 100 different “edible adventures” to try in Fort Collins, ranging from farmers’ markets to donuts and everything in between. Designed to map to our “foodie culture” of Northern Colorado, food enthusiasts will find unique experiences to try and a fresh approach to the ever-evolving culinary landscape of […]


Wolverine Farm Letterpress

by REBECCA LAPOLE There’s a new hotspot in town for makers, creators, hipsters, brew lovers and anyone who wants to learn: Wolverine Farm Letterpress & Publick House. Located at 316 Willow Street in the River District of Fort Collins. The print shop with antique presses opened on Nov. 20 and features a community event/work space and their own Odell’s beer: M56; a yummy IPA named after the tag number of […]

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by DAWN DUNCAN Though a long-time respected, best-selling NY Times author, David Sedaris is fast gaining a reputation as a stand-up comic.  His appearances have gained a cult-like following for his quirky readings that are at once poignant, smart—and hilarious. Colorado is in for a treat this month, first with Sedaris’ stop in Breckenridge on November 8 at the Riverwalk Center (4 pm; tickets at breckcreate.org) and then in Fort […]


by Avalon Clare When Jimmy Conway booked his first show in February of 2013, he had the kind of experience that comes with the territory of building a DIY music scene. It was frantic and frustrating, with one of the bands breaking up just days before the show and the local opener cancelling an hour before they were supposed to play. But it wasn’t discouraging—not to Conway, at least. Since […]

Old Firehouse Books

With the season of gift giving just around the corner, there is no better time than the present to start preparing for the holidays and Old Firehouse Books, located at 232 Walnut Street, is here to lend a helping hand. If you enjoy making your own gifts or decorations, Old Firehouse Books has created five uniquely themed classes lead by retired teacher Beth Martin. Each class will teach you how […]

Let Out Your Inner Literature Animal

The 14th issue of the Matter Journal, published by Fort Collins-based Wolverine Farm Publishing, is finished. And it’s time to celebrate! The Let’s Get Furry: Matter Journal Issue #14 Animal Release Party will be held at New Belgium Brewery on December 16 at 7pm. This event costs $15, which includes the book, or $10 to just attend the event. If you choose the book option (which you should), this animal issue […]

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Book Review: The Queen of Water

By Dusty Ray Ecuador has seen a fair share of strife throughout its history – political tension, class warfare and military governments have all had their hand in the country’s tumultuous development. Once home to the proud Incan empire, Ecuador has a rich native heritage that clashed directly with Spanish colonial aspirations. The imposition of western imperialism has created a cultural divide between the mestizos (people of Spanish descent) and […]