Posted inColoradans, News, Politics and Government

A Colorado-bound Afghan family was caught in the Kabul airport bombing. Some survivors still haven’t made it to America.

An escape from from Taliban rule and a path to Colorado were within sight for Ahmad Khalid Rahin and 17 members of his family when the blast from a suicide bomb attack at the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, tore through their plans as quickly as shrapnel tore through their flesh.  Rahin, 44, and two of […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Littwin: We haven’t forgotten 9/11, but on the 20th anniversary, we can’t help but see it differently

The 20th anniversary of the tragedy of 9/11 has been different from all the others. That’s because, after so many years, the lens we’re looking through has changed so dramatically. On this anniversary, “Never Forget” doesn’t mean simply remembering that day when the buildings fell and nearly 3,000 died, remembering the heroic first responders and […]

Posted inSunLit, SunLit Interviews

SunLit Interview: Andrew Altschul’s spark for “The Gringa” grew from his years in Peru

Andrew Altschul is the author of the novels “The Gringa,” “Deus Ex Machina” and “Lady Lazarus.” His short fiction and essays have appeared in Esquire, McSweeney’s, The Wall Street Journal, Ploughshares, Fence, One Story, and anthologies including Best American Nonrequired Reading, Best New American Voices, and O. Henry Prize Stories. He is a contributing editor at ZYZZYVA and directs the Creative Writing program at Colorado State University in […]

Posted inBook Excerpts, SunLit

Sunlit Excerpt: Is “The Gringa” an international terrorist, or simply a dupe?

Leonora Gelb hated America. She hated its heart and its soul, its sick mind and its flabby, diseased body. She hated its dreams of itself, its fantasies about the rest of the world – paranoid, arrogant, weaponized – and she hated its waking realities: the sprawled, filth-strewn cities and prim, stingy towns, the metastatic freeways […]

Posted inCrime and Courts, News

Boulder man searched for Colorado synagogues and mosques, said he “wanted the white race to win,” search warrant says

A 29-year-old Boulder man investigated by federal authorities after making startling online posts was searching for mosque and synagogue locations in the Denver metro area and elsewhere in Colorado just days before he was arrested on unrelated charges of possessing hundreds of child-porn images.  New details into Wesley Gilreath’s alleged activities were unveiled on Thursday […]