One in a Crowd: For Forgetful Gift Givers

Miss someone on your gift list? Play Santa and back local film.

BY Richard Whittaker

Better Together

Rooster Teeth pops into Toy Joy

By Richard Whittaker

Epic Feats

Coffeetable books that track monumental achievements on the silver screen and on the road

By Robert Faires

The Making of Gone With the Wind

This account of the cinematic epic's epic creation is as full of drama and memorable characters as the film itself

By Robert Faires

Boyhood: Twelve Years on Film

This photographic record of Richard Linklater's landmark film shows a lot going on before and behind the camera

By Jesse Sublett

On the Road With Texas Highways: A Tribute to True Texas

The vibrant images of Texas taken by J. Griffis Smith will have you wanting to drive across the state yourself

By Robert Faires

Video Game Gift Guide

Gifts for every kind of gamer

By James Renovitch

New Sounds of the Season

Christmas cheer for the ear from UT Wind Ensemble, Austin Symphony Orchestra, and Conspirare

By Robert Faires

Why Only Art (and Maybe Love) Will Ever Save You

Lynda Barry and DIrty Diamonds and following your dreeeeeeeams.

BY Wayne Alan Brenner

Gift Guide: Local Flavor

2014's best regional cookbooks – for giving and keeping

BY Brandon Watson, Virginia B. Wood

Who's Letting You Use a Laser Cutter and a 3-D Printer?

TechShop – which has even more industrial tools for your projects.

BY Wayne Alan Brenner

Season's Eatings

Our guide to finally shutting up your in-laws

Music Gift Guide: Books

Holiday stocking stuffers you won't have to restring

Keith Ferguson Texas Blues Bass

Legendary Austin bassist gets his due – from Germany!

By Kevin Curtin

Austin City Limits: A History

Another 40th anniversary ACL tie-in

By Doug Freeman

Reverb: An Odyssey

Joe Ely road fiction isn't very fictional at all

By Nina Hernandez

Dancing With Myself

Ol' spike-n-snarl pens an impressive autobiography solo

By Tim Stegall

So This Is Permanence

Move over Kurt Cobain Journals

By Neph Basedow

Peter, Paul & Mary: 50 Years in Music and Life

Honeyed harmonies + social change = PPM

By Nina Hernandez

What's Exactly the Matter With Me?: Memoirs of a Life in Music

The man who gave us "Eve of Destruction" and "Secret Agent Man," then abruptly fell off the pop-culture radar

By Scott Schinder

Special Deluxe: A Memoir of Life and Cars

Third and best book on Neil Young employs automobiles as its autobiographical device

By Jim Caligiuri

On Highway 61: Music, Race and the Evolution of Cultural Freedom

The highway of American music culture and beyond

By Jay Trachtenberg

Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! The Story of Pop Music From Bill Haley to Beyoncé

Saint Etienne bandleader connects the music history dots

By Abby Johnston

Back to a Shadow in the Night

Collected works of Jonathan Cott takes music criticism into deep territories

By Michael Toland

Lit Up Inside: Selected Lyrics

Gruff Irish soul man translates onto the printed page

By Raoul Hernandez

Politics Gift Guide

Part 1

By Michael King, Mary Tuma, Amy Kamp

Well-Behaved? Let's Assume Not.

This fall's nonfiction releases spotlight women who made history

By Robert Faires

You Oughta See the Pictures

Hollywood forever: New film books reviewed