Daily Books: Nonfiction
Lit-urday: Joe, the Slave Who Became an Alamo Legend
It's been a long week, and now you deserve to have one day when you can curl up with a good book – let's call it Lit-urday. Maybe you'd like to step back in time, for a historical tale that introduces you to a figure you didn't know, someone whose life shows you a legendary battle in an entirely new light.

11:00AM Sat. Oct. 31, 2015, Gerald E. McLeod Read More | Comment »

Texas Book Festival 2015:
The Train to Crystal City
Although most readers may be familiar with the World War II internment camps in California for Japanese people (U.S. citizens and noncitizens alike), Jan Jarboe Russell’s The Train to Crystal City tells a lesser known tale: that of a “family internment camp” in Texas, housing thousands of Japanese, Germans, and other “enemy aliens."

3:00PM Thu. Oct. 15, 2015, Michael King Read More | Comment »

The Outskirts of Hope
Local writer Jo Ivester’s story changed dramatically in 1967 when her parents moved the family from Massachusetts to Mississippi to open a medical clinic and teach high school literature in one of the poorest areas of the country.

3:50PM Tue. Apr. 14, 2015, Jessi Cape Read More | Comment »

Big New Photobook Puts You in the Heart of Antarctica
The good people of teNeues want to bring a whole damned continent into your living room.

4:00PM Wed. Mar. 4, 2015, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

New Street Craft Book Features Local Yarnbomber Magda Sayeg
The publishers Thames & Hudson make a fine habit of producing books – well-researched, beautifully designed books – about art and culture.

3:45PM Tue. Mar. 3, 2015, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Texas Book Festival: Fresh Cookbooks
The cooking tent at this weekend's Texas Book Festival is offering up one of the most enticing menus in recent years. The bill of fare includes appearances by a nationally known author, an international culinary star, and several homegrown Texas food experts.

10:30AM Fri. Oct. 24, 2014, Virginia B. Wood and Mick Vann Read More | Comment »

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The Art of Gothic Brings Darkness in Full Slick Color
Bela Lugosi's dead, of course, but we can imagine that man's Dracula nodding with satisfaction at the ever-shifting shadowstains with which his dark majesty has marked the surface of modern culture.

10:00AM Fri. Oct. 17, 2014, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

New York Snapshots
Sometimes people – most of them young, in their twenties and thirties, but occasionally someone edging toward the more geezerly side of life – will leave Austin and move to New York City. They’ve heard the call, felt the attraction resonating through decades of American pop culture and friends’ reminiscences, and eventually they make the move.

10:30AM Mon. Oct. 13, 2014, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Lit-urday: The Noble Hustle
It's been a long week, and now you deserve to have one day when you can curl up with a good book – let's call it Lit-urday. Perhaps you're in the mood for the latest by Colson Whitehead, who returns to the Texas Book Festival this October.

11:00AM Sat. Sep. 13, 2014, Amy Kamp Read More | Comment »

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Review: Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party Another distorted salvo from Dinesh D’Souza
Travis County Sheriff's Office Sergeant Shot Dead Monday Morning Craig Hutchinson shot and killed in his Round Rock backyard
Midtowne Spa Shutters After Two Decades Austin loses another gay-centric business
Steven Tyler’s Country Romp Aerosmith frontman’s roots excursion rocks Nashville twang