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The Insider's Outsider Guide to Texas

Remembering Bud Shrake

Books Feature, May. 15, 2009

Barlow the Ubiquitous

Daily Reviews and Interviews

Screens Feature, Mar. 20, 2009

St. Nick

Reviews and interviews

Screens Feature, Mar. 20, 2009

Four Boxes

Screens Feature, Mar. 20, 2009

Mine

Screens Feature, Mar. 20, 2009

Alexander the Last

Screens Feature, Mar. 20, 2009

The Bus Stops Here

The How's Your News? crew rolls out its unique brand of reportage on MTV

Screens Feature, Feb. 27, 2009

Digging for Change

Cash-strapped but ever hopeful, aGLIFF looks to next year

Screens Feature, Dec. 12, 2008

History Circles Its Tail

Gus Van Sant on the life of Seventies crusader Harvey Milk and the parallels between then and now

Screens Feature, Dec. 5, 2008

A Festival in Transition

Twenty-one years on, aGLIFF reinvents itself

Screens Feature, Aug. 29, 2008

Of Strip Clubs and Hash Stashes

On location: Dance With the One

Screens Feature, Aug. 1, 2008

Back in Action

After a moviemaking hiatus, writer/director Kimberly Peirce returns to screen with Stop-Loss

Screens Feature, Mar. 28, 2008

Ministering to the Dead

A death row chaplain has a change of heart in At the Death House Door

Screens Feature, Mar. 7, 2008

Journalist George Crile on His 'Charlie Wilson's War'

Journalist George Crile believes that "something about Texas and its oil heritage seems to permit its citizens to reinvent their histories and to carry out their lives as if they were part of an ongoing theatrical experience." So, how does this relate to legendary Lufkin Congressman Charlie Wilson, the CIA, and Afghanistan?

Books Feature, Jun. 27, 2003

Rectangular Packages With Ribbons

Once they unwrap these, they'll put them on the coffee table or in the WC, and then they'll hug you!

Books Feature, Dec. 13, 2002

Big Mischief

Like the protagonist in his latest novel, Miss Spellbinder's Point of View, novelist Edward Swift is still battling the "disease of the literal minded."

Books Feature, Nov. 1, 2002

Man Walks Into a Room

"Often enough in Man Walks Into a Room, you get a plot description and a lesson," writes Clay Smith of Nicole Krauss' beguiling and haunting debut novel, about a man who loses his memory and isn't particularly interested in getting it back.

Books Review, Aug. 23, 2002

Arthur Phillips' Prague

Clay Smith reviews Prague, whose author, Arthur Phillips, will be at BookPeople on Tuesday, July 16, 7pm.

Books Review, Jul. 12, 2002

Never on Sunday

Screens Review, Jun. 7, 2002

Farewell

Books Editor Clay Smith says farewell in a final column.

Books Feature, Jun. 7, 2002

The Last American Man

Words gone wild! The best and the breeziest for beating the heat in 2002

Books Feature, May. 31, 2002

The Emperor of OceanPark

Words gone wild! The best and the breeziest for beating the heat in 2002

Books Feature, May. 31, 2002

Fluff or Fancy?

Books Feature, May. 31, 2002

The Count and the Confession

John Taylor

Books Feature, May. 31, 2002

Steven Saylor's Ancient Habit

Steven Saylor's series of mysteries set in ancient Rome is one of the best mystery series being published today.

Books Feature, May. 24, 2002

Recommended

Books Feature, May. 24, 2002

Steven Saylor's Ancient Habit

Steven Saylor's series of mysteries set in ancient Rome is one of the best mystery series being published today.

Books Feature, May. 24, 2002

Recommended

Books Feature, May. 24, 2002

Book Review

Books Feature, May. 17, 2002

Borderline Vaudeville

Bill Crawford and Gene Fowler go off-off-off Broadway with Border Radio.

Music Feature, May. 10, 2002

Those Were the Days

Earlier this spring, University of Texas Press began publishing a series of books about politics in Texas. Because the editors of the series, which is spearheaded by Don Carleton, the director of UT's Center for American History, understand that it's more interesting to read about underdogs than the ruling class, all three books in the series are about Texas liberals. Here's a brief overview of the series.

Books Feature, Apr. 26, 2002

Recommended

Books Feature, Apr. 26, 2002

Big Circus of Life

Books Editor Clay Smith and Litera columnist Ric Williams handicap which of the 200-plus international poets attending this year's Austin International Poetry Festival will be best bets.

Books Feature, Apr. 19, 2002

One City, Three Books

Austin's become a popular place for public reading programs.

Books Feature, Apr. 19, 2002

Notes of an Old Leftist

Lone Star liberal Dave Richards releases his memoir at the Scholz Garten to much fanfare.

News Feature, Apr. 12, 2002

'David Douglas Duncan'

David Douglas Duncan inaugurated the David Douglas Duncan Endowed Lecture Series in Photojournalism by talking about his dog Yo-Yo, a small terrier, and providing the audience with an intimate and entertaining slide show from one of the world's master photographers.

Arts Review, Apr. 12, 2002

Recommended

Books Feature, Apr. 12, 2002

New in Print

Coffeetable book Great Women of Film touches upon the difficulties women face in Hollywood, but it's actually an invaluable primer for anyone who wants to work in film.

Books Feature, Apr. 12, 2002

Adventures in Crime and Space Closes

Books Feature, Apr. 5, 2002

Recommended

Books Feature, Apr. 5, 2002

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