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Jessi Cape



Jessi Cape is a native Texan and dedicated bibliophile who writes primarily about food, film, and books. Her focus is often sustainability, women and children, and literacy.

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Built by Women, for Women

Women's community center provides resources, meeting space

News Feature, Jul. 23, 2015

Feel the Burn

Austin author and wildland firefighter Mary Pauline Lowry takes readers inside the fire line in her novel Wildfire

Arts Feature, Jul. 23, 2015


Vivid imagery and a rapid pace make this debut novel about wildland firefighters fun as hell to read

Arts Feature, Jul. 23, 2015

Local Nonagenarian Author Speaks at BookPeople Sunday

Babette Hughes hosts an event for her Kate Brady mystery trilogy

Arts Daily, Jul. 18, 2015 10:29 AM

Snakes on a Plate

Reconsidering the reptile

Food Feature, Jul. 9, 2015

Books on Wheels

In Austin, bookmobiles aren't just a thing of the past; they're the literary wave of the future

Arts Feature, Jul. 9, 2015

Heart and Soul

Nice N Ful bounces back

Food Feature, Jun. 25, 2015

In the Unlikely Event

Judy Blume at BookPeople Saturday

Arts Daily, Jun. 13, 2015 11:05 AM

Sea Change

Searching for sustainable shrimp

Food Feature, Jun. 11, 2015

At The Water's Edge

Arts Feature, Jun. 11, 2015

Riding While Female

Women athletes make their mark at X Games Austin

Arts Feature, Jun. 4, 2015

Riding While Female

Women athletes make their mark at X Games Austin

Sports Feature, Jun. 4, 2015

Put a Cape on It

Donning layers of costumery may reveal layers of secret identities

Features Feature, May. 14, 2015

Under the Stars

No summer is complete without a trip to the drive-in

Screens Feature, May. 14, 2015


This first novel is about the desperation of a depressed expat housewife in Switzerland

Arts Feature, Apr. 30, 2015

Q&A With Jill Alexander Essbaum

The poet-turned-novelist talks about the intersection of sex and shame and the influence of Madame Bovary

Arts Feature, Apr. 30, 2015

Where the Wild Things Are

The 2015 Banff Mountain Film Festival features more female athletes, more mindfulness, and more emotion

Screens Feature, Apr. 16, 2015

The Outskirts of Hope

Jo Ivester launches civil rights-era memoir

Arts Daily, Apr. 14, 2015 3:50 PM

SXSW Film Review: Monte Adentro

Engrossing look at a dying profession: muleteer

SXSW Daily, Mar. 20, 2015 2:17 PM

SXSW Film Review: Madina’s Dream

The war in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains tests the resilience of children

Screens Daily, Mar. 18, 2015 2:55 PM

SXSWedu: Steady as She Goes

Women's rights advocates push for educational equity

SXSW Daily, Mar. 16, 2015 3:30 PM

A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story

Screens Feature, Mar. 12, 2015

WE Con Unites Through Stories

Women's Empowerment Confer­ence offers a space for women to tell their stories

News Feature, Mar. 5, 2015

Graphic Diversity

This year's Staple! expo spotlights women in comics, and local creator E.K. Weaver explains why

Arts Feature, Mar. 5, 2015

Amplify Austin 2015: The Little School That Can

Our give-a-thon series continues with some love for St. James'

Chronolog Daily, Mar. 2, 2015 11:40 AM

Hive Mind

The buzz about backyard beekeeping

Food Feature, Feb. 5, 2015

Lit-urday: Civil Rights Are Always Timely

Graphic novel talks Freedom Rides and a shout-out to UT

Books Daily, Jan. 31, 2015 11:00 AM

Foodie Kits Available Right Meow

It's time: Emancipet's 5th Annual Sit Stay Day

Food Daily, Jan. 22, 2015 10:00 AM

Specht Speaks!

More Q&A with Migratory Animals author Mary Helen Specht

Books Daily, Jan. 15, 2015 10:00 AM

Do I Stay or Do I Go?

In her debut novel Migratory Animals, Austin author Mary Helen Specht explores the push and pull of place

Arts Feature, Jan. 15, 2015

Top 10 Food Nonprofits

Food Feature, Dec. 31, 2014

Liberating Lit

Arts Feature, Dec. 31, 2014

We Need to Talk

Food for Black Thought is changing Austin's culinary conversation

Food Feature, Dec. 18, 2014

Season's Eatings

Our guide to finally shutting up your in-laws

Food Feature, Dec. 4, 2014

Not Another Rom-Com

Sean Mullin brings a light touch to heavy material in Amira & Sam

Screens Feature, Nov. 13, 2014

Forever Fest Is Fetch, Y'all

Weekend itineray includes a Mean Girls reunion, pajama party, meme culturati, and enough cuteness to explode your brain

Screens Feature, Nov. 13, 2014

The Wrenchies Draws a Mad, Mad World

Dalrymple signs today at Austin Books & Comics

Books Daily, Nov. 10, 2014 1:30 PM

Lit-urday: Children's Edition

Five new releases, fun for kids and their handlers

Books Daily, Nov. 1, 2014 10:00 AM

Austin Film Festival: Poverty, Inc.

Doc uncovers ugly truths in the booming global-poverty aid industry

Screens Daily, Oct. 29, 2014 8:00 AM

Texas Book Festival: Kids' Corner

A quartet of children books by guest authors reviewed

Books Daily, Oct. 24, 2014 2:25 PM

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