The Spur Award was initiated in 1953 by the Western Writers of America to recognize the best in Western fiction. Over the years, the award grew in number to acknowledge the diversity of Western literature for adults, teens, and children. If you are looking for a story "full of souls filled with concern, fear, joy and desire," you won't be disappointed with one of these award winning Westerns.
This graphic novel by Louis L’Amour and adapted by Charles Santino is a great introduction to the genre of westerns. This novel is a good old-fashioned tale about the law of the land, human nature and range war. While it is a quick read, those who like westerns will still...
Louis L'Amour is probably the most prolific writer of Westerns who ever lived, weighing in at 89 novels, 14 short-story collections, and 2 nonfiction works. His short story "The Gift of Cochise" was made into Hondo—a film starring John Wayne—which L'Amour then novelized as Hondo based on the film's screenplay. Hondo was a success...
In the "About the Author" blurb, L'Amour is quoted as wanting to be remembered as a storyteller, sitting around the campfire weaving his tales. If The Sackett Brand is any indicator, L'Amour is indeed a good storyteller.
I generally don't read Westerns, but I had heard that True Grit is well-written and funny. It was exciting, and the characters were likeable and entertaining. The book begins when Mattie Ross sets off to square her father's account in Fort Smith, Arkansas, after he is killed by his hired hand. Through...
The Weird Western may not be a genre you are overly familiar with, but because of its growing popularity and unforgettable characters I recommend hunkerin' down for a spell with a handful of books and films that are fine examples of all the Weird West has to offer.
What is the Weird West you ask? The Weird West takes all your favorite nuggets from genres such as Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy and puts in them in an American West setting (or off-world in a place very much like the American West) and tells a story in a gritty and descriptive language that propels readers through each action-packed moment.
Whether it's a seeing a classic film, learning a fibers technique or enjoying a fantastic concert -- Fresh City Life has a little something for everyone this week.
Tonight is our ongoing celebration for the Denver Public Library's Film Series 10th Anniversary. In the second installment of our Westward the Women collection, we'll be showing Destry Rides Again, a film that marked Marlene Dietrich's Triumpahnt return to the screen after several near career-ending films. The series continues for two more weeks: next films up are The Harvey Girls and Johnny Guitar (with Joan Crawford as the head cowgirl!) Showtime 6p in the B2 Conference Center.
Born on this day in 1930, Clint Eastwood has wowed audiences for decades with his acting and directing talents. Proving that age is not a deterrent to success, Mr. Eastwood was not nominated for an Academy Award, as an actor or a director, until he was 62.