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Lit-urday: Supremacist
Before reading Supremacist, I was a mere bystander of the Supreme phenomenon. My knowledge was limited to the fact that it is a skate brand, which oozes ultra-exclusivity and sophistication. But David Shapiro's novel sent me to all corners of the Internet, researching articles, abandoned blogs, and Twitter accounts about the cult clothing line.

3:17PM Sat. Jul. 2, Mary Cantrell Read More | Comment »

The Present in the Past Tense
Austin’s coolest customers showed up at BookPeople on June 16 to listen to Chuck Klosterman, a man who's made thinking deeply about pop culture his mission. Before the event, Klosterman chatted with the Chronicle about his latest book But What If We're Wrong?: Thinking About the Present as If It Were the Past, TV, and our town itself.

1:00PM Mon. Jun. 27, Rod Machen Read More | Comment »

Bedside Manner: Sharing Shelf Space
After a lot of resistance (read: self-righteous, swoony monologues about the tactile superiority of bound books), I’ve become a convert to e-reading. And I hit the jackpot with prodigious readers for parents who are kind to share their Kindle library with me despite my years of sneering about Amazon overlords and you can’t dog-ear a device, Daaad.

2:00PM Wed. Jun. 22, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

Bedside Manner: Keeping Up to Date
A while back, I wrote a column about the need to expand my horizons given that so much of my day-to-day life revolved around food. I felt like I was becoming insufferable constantly talking about this or that chef or the decor at some new hot spot. I feared I had become a lousy date.

1:30PM Wed. Jun. 22, Brandon Watson Read More | Comment »

Bedside Manner: Guitar & Pen
In April 1980, I was 14, and my campaign to see the Who at the Oakland Coliseum understandably doomed. Post-birthday that summer, the Cars at the same venue proved a poor runner-up. (Van Halen there next, no better.) The first proved a bitter precedent throughout high school, college, and grad school: Homework – reading – usurping fun.

1:25PM Wed. Jun. 22, Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

Bedside Manner: Hell, Ghosts, and Blood
The world is often a dark and hideous place, filled with disaster, idiocy, cruelty, and stupidity. I'm a firm believer that one's choice in literature should reflect that in as jovial a fashion as possible.

9:30AM Wed. Jun. 22, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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Beside Manner: Facing Grief
I hate to admit this, but I go through periods of heavy reading and then not reading at all. Right now, I'm resting in that lull. Much of that is because 2016 has uprooted my life in ways I couldn't imagine. And it's hard to move past that.

12:23PM Tue. Jun. 21, Annamarya Scaccia Read More | Comment »

Ben Snakepit Releases His Manor Threat
Ben Snakepit – who draws an autobiographical comic strip every single day of his life – who’s been doing so, without missing a day, since January First of 2001 – has a new book of the things coming out from Portland’s Microcosm Publishing.

12:05PM Wed. Jun. 8, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Inside Blackout
Last summer, a book being talked about just about everywhere – The New York Times, NPR's Fresh Air, Jezebel – was Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget by former Austin Chronicle writer Sarah Hepola. The memoir's release in paperback is Tuesday, and Hepola is back at BookPeople in Austin to launch it.

11:30AM Tue. Jun. 7, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

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