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Marion Winik

18 articles

'Desperate Housewives of Roland Park'

An abbreviated version of the opening essay from Marion Winik's 'Highs in the Low Fifties'

Arts Feature, Jun. 20, 2013

Sad But True (Well, Mostly)

Tapping real-life crisis for comedy in 'Drinking Closer to Home'

Books Feature, Jan. 13, 2011

Those Lazy, Crazy Days of Winter

Holiday rituals are nice, but sanity is nicer

Features Feature, Nov. 26, 2010

2010 Texas Book Festival

The epic friendship of two writers, dog-lovers, and ex-drunks

Books Feature, Oct. 15, 2010

The Host on High

Some entertaining words of caution

Food Feature, Dec. 22, 2006


Cheryl Strayed's debut novel, while addressing autobiographical themes, performs the old-fashioned magic of fiction – it builds a town, fills it with people, reveals their hearts and minds, lets loose upon them the forces of death and lust – and sees what happens

Books Review, May. 19, 2006

No Touch Monkey and Other Travel Lessons Learned Too Late

Traveling to exotic places with very little money presents many, many pitfalls, and author Ayun Halliday has encountered every one of them. Fortunately, she never leaves home without her solid gold sense of humor.

Books Review, Nov. 21, 2003

It's the Thoughts That Count

These aren't holiday books; these are books to give people during the holidays, as gifts

Books Feature, Dec. 6, 2002

The Latest in Paper: Look at Me

Jennifer Egan

Books Feature, Oct. 4, 2002

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

Books Review, Feb. 9, 2001

Moore Is Better

Books Review, Nov. 20, 1998

Like Being Killed

Books Feature, Sep. 11, 1998

The Originator, Not the Imitator

My Lunch With Anna Quindlen

Books Feature, Mar. 27, 1998

Thoroughly Modern Mollie

A Vegetarian Cookbook Author Takes Broccoli to the 21st Century

Food Feature, Nov. 28, 1997

It Came From Corsicana

Mrs. Telling Meets Mrs. Not Telling

Books Feature, Nov. 7, 1997

Literary Guisado

An Interview with Francisco Goldman

Books Feature, Jun. 6, 1997

Left of Staid

UT's Texas Center for Writers Reading Series

Books Feature, May. 9, 1997

Love Nest

First Comes Love...

Books Feature, Feb. 16, 1996

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