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Rosalind Faires

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Into The Adventure Zone With Griffin McElroy

Local podcaster tells how his brother, his brother, and he turned a game of Dungeons & Dragons into storytelling magic

Arts Feature, Oct. 12, 2017

Rolling the Dice

Behind the scenes of The Adventure Zone with Griffin McElroy

Arts Daily, Oct. 12, 2017 12:03 AM

Wife Stories

Rhea Butcher and Cameron Esposito on life as a comedy couple

Arts Daily, Sep. 27, 2017 9:00 AM

Kate Shindle Talks Fun Home

The former Miss America on why she loves starring in the national tour of the Tony Award-winning musical

Arts Feature, Aug. 10, 2017

The First Austin Bookstore Crawl

This combo self-guided tour and scavenger hunt gives readers a new reason to seek out local lit sellers

Arts Feature, Apr. 27, 2017

My Favorite My Favorite Murder

When comedians Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstack talk homicide, people listen

Arts Feature, Apr. 13, 2017

The Bookstore Cat Is Alive and Well

Sprawled across the book you want to read at Dragon’s Lair

Features Feature, Feb. 9, 2017

Rosalind Faires' Top Reads of 2016

These three novels drew a discreet tear or two with their beautiful, brave, and bittersweet humanity

Arts Feature, Dec. 29, 2016

Who Killed These Girls?

Lowry brings a careful and deeply compassionate approach to her investigation of the Yogurt Shop Murders

Arts Feature, Nov. 3, 2016

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

The novel traces a painting's four-century history through a gallery of characters drawn with fondness and poignancy

Arts Feature, Nov. 3, 2016

Katherine Catmull at the Texas Teen Book Festival

Like a fairy in her YA novel The Radiant Road, Katherine Catmull keeps transforming the mundane into lovely art

Arts Feature, Sep. 29, 2016

2016 Texas Teen Book Festival: The Details

Arts Feature, Sep. 29, 2016

New Harry Potter Prompts BookPeople to Revive the Magic of Release Parties Past

J.K. Rowling's latest brings the gang back together for one last hurrah

Arts Feature, Jul. 28, 2016

Dark Run

Summer reading recommendations that will take you out of this world

Arts Feature, Jun. 16, 2016

Arcadia: A Novel

Iain Pears

Arts Feature, Jun. 16, 2016

To Build a Home

Four Austin writers discuss how they create their fantastic worlds

Arts Feature, Jun. 16, 2016

Minerva Koenig on South of Nowhere

The Austin-based crime fiction writer wanted her mystery series to show how someone becomes a sleuth

Arts Feature, Feb. 25, 2016

The Do-Right

Investigating the latest "persons of interest" in Texas' literary crime scene

Arts Feature, Feb. 25, 2016

Murder, She Read: What Hooked Us on Women of Mystery

Arts Feature, Feb. 25, 2016

GenEnCo's The Mikado: Reclaimed

In this newly devised work, Asian-American artists grapple with the complicated legacy of Gilbert & Sullivan's opera

Arts Feature, Feb. 11, 2016

The Radiant Road

Author Katherine Catmull elegantly summons a fairy-tale timelessness for this YA story of teen anxieties, fairies, and creativity

Arts Review, Jan. 21, 2016

Sherlock Chronicles

A look behind the scenes of the BBC series Sherlock is informative, if not intimate

Arts Feature, Dec. 23, 2015

Gift Guide 2015: Fiction by Austin Authors

A well-researched and swiftly paced historical novel for grown-up girls who dreamed of being knights

Arts Feature, Dec. 10, 2015

Sarah Vowell's Lafayette in the Somewhat United States

Everyone give it up for America's favorite fighting Frenchman

Arts Feature, Oct. 29, 2015

C. Denby Swanson's The Norwegians

The Austin playwright's comedy about polite Minnesota hit men finally opens at home after hit runs in NYC and Ohio

Arts Feature, Oct. 22, 2015

The Heart Goes Last

Margaret Atwood creates a grim dystopian landscape and a luckless couple to stumble across it

Arts Feature, Oct. 15, 2015

Betty Boyd Caroli on Lady Bird and Lyndon

In her new biography of Lady Bird Johnson, Betty Boyd Caroli gives us the First Lady's side of the story

Arts Feature, Oct. 15, 2015

Unpacking Serial

Co-creator / reporter Sarah Koenig on how the groundbreaking podcast came to be

Arts Feature, Jul. 30, 2015

A Touch of Stardust

Gable and Lombard and the making of Gone With the Wind as seen through the eyes of an aspiring author

Arts Feature, Jun. 11, 2015

The Academe Is an Actress

Does Shakespeare pass the Bechdel test? and other feminist inquiries

Arts Feature, May. 7, 2015

Well-Behaved? Let's Assume Not.

The origins of America's favorite Amazon are recounted with witty prose and superheroic scholarship

Arts Feature, Nov. 26, 2014

Teens in the Kitchen at Central Market

Forget the gadgets, and gift your teen with Central Market cooking classes

Food Feature, Dec. 5, 2008

Central Market Cooking Classes

Classes for teens ensure no ramen in college

Food Feature, Sep. 5, 2008

'Marathon': Down the jackrabbit hole

Where else to workshop this new musical drama by Jesse Sublett and Darden Smith than the Continental Club?

Arts Feature, Feb. 8, 2008

Big Top Candy Shop

Tis the season for sugar overload

Food Feature, Nov. 30, 2007

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