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<i>Ghost Wall</i>
Ghost Wall
Sarah Moss' remarkable novella shows how one man's fascination with Iron Age Britain can manifest in the present in a terrifying way

Elizabeth Cobbe, Arts, May 23, 2019

<i>Outside Looking In</i> by T.C. Boyle
Outside Looking In by T.C. Boyle
With this novel about Timothy Leary and LSD in the early Sixties, T.C. Boyle has written a mighty book – and a gift

David Gaines, Arts, April 11, 2019

<i>Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing</i> by Robert A. Caro
Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing by Robert A. Caro
The author of The Path to Power shares the methods and motivations he employs while producing his award-winning biographies

Roberto Ontiveros, Arts, April 4, 2019

<i>Shooting Lessons</i> by Lenny Kleinfeld
Shooting Lessons by Lenny Kleinfeld
Kleinfeld's newest Chicago-based crime thriller takes the safety off

Wayne Alan Brenner, Arts, April 4, 2019

What If the Marx Brothers Got Around to Making That Movie With Salvador Dalí?
What If the Marx Brothers Got Around to Making That Movie With Salvador Dalí?
Josh Frank brings the legendary unproduced movie to printed life

Wayne Alan Brenner, Screens, March 21, 2019

What If <i>The Texas Chain Saw Massacre</i> Was Really About the Horrors of Modern American Society?
What If The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Was Really About the Horrors of Modern American Society?
Putting the Austin-made seminal slasher back into context

Marc Savlov, Screens, March 21, 2019

What If Mickey Mouse Had a Life Outside the Movies?
What If Mickey Mouse Had a Life Outside the Movies?
Why we’re drawn to illustrated icons

Richard Whittaker, Screens, March 21, 2019

<i>Bowlaway</i> by Elizabeth McCracken
Bowlaway by Elizabeth McCracken
Bowling is something sacred in Elizabeth McCracken’s multigenerational novel

Rosalind Faires, Arts, Jan. 31, 2019

<i>Last Woman Standing</i> by Amy Gentry
Last Woman Standing by Amy Gentry
Amy Gentry’s Austin-set second novel is an electric revenge thriller

Rosalind Faires, Arts, Jan. 17, 2019

You Can’t Judge a Book by Its Cover
Playing Changes: Jazz for the New Century
Time to rethink jazz

Michael Toland, Music, Dec. 20, 2018

You Can’t Judge a Book by Its Cover
Tori Amos's Boys for Pele
The cult of Tori Amos and how to navigate a life of writing

Rachel Rascoe, Music, Dec. 20, 2018

You Can’t Judge a Book by Its Cover
Been So Long: My Life and Music
Have a sip of Kool-Aid and flash back to the Haight-Asbury

Jay Trachtenberg, Music, Dec. 20, 2018

You Can’t Judge a Book by Its Cover
How to Be Famous
A fictional relative to High Fidelity

Abby Johnston, Music, Dec. 20, 2018

You Can’t Judge a Book by Its Cover
Let's Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discording With Wilco, Etc.
Kids, cancer, and Vicodin: Jeff Tweedy’s life in Wilco – first half!

William Harries Graham, Music, Dec. 20, 2018

You Can’t Judge a Book by Its Cover
The Hard Stuff: Dope, Crime, the MC5 & My Life of Impossibilities
MC5 leader rolls five books into one

Tim Stegall, Music, Dec. 20, 2018

You Can’t Judge a Book by Its Cover
My Years With Townes Van Zandt
Twenty years with Townes Van Zandt riding shotgun

Doug Freeman, Music, Dec. 20, 2018

You Can’t Judge a Book by Its Cover
Debussy: A Painter in Sound
What does it mean to be a classical radical?

Graham Reynolds, Music, Dec. 20, 2018

You Can’t Judge a Book by Its Cover
Wasn't That a Time: the Weavers, the Blacklist, and the Battle for the Soul of America
Once, folk singers faced jail time and worse for their political affiliations

Kevin Curtin, Music, Dec. 20, 2018

Books to Read and Wrap for the Holidays
A Mile Above Texas
Gorgeous images of land and water shot from the air provide a fresh perspective on the Lone Star State

Robert Faires, Arts, Dec. 6, 2018

Books to Read and Wrap for the Holidays
Garlandia
One family man’s fight to survive divine assaults and a community turned against him becomes a rollicking, rambling epic, superbly rendered

Wayne Alan Brenner, Arts, Dec. 6, 2018

Books to Read and Wrap for the Holidays
Emergency Contact
It’s wry and vulnerable love via text message in this YA novel set in Austin

Rosalind Faires, Arts, Dec. 6, 2018

Breaking Bread
Breaking Bread

Alisha McDarris, Food, Oct. 25, 2018

Buttermilk Graffiti
Buttermilk Graffiti

Jessi Devenyns, Food, Oct. 25, 2018

There There
There There
The Big Oakland Powwow provides a window into modern Native American life in Tommy Orange's searing debut novel

Rosalind Faires, Arts, Oct. 25, 2018

Number One Chinese Restaurant
Number One Chinese Restaurant

Emily Beyda, Food, Oct. 25, 2018

Texas BBQ: Small Town to Downtown
Texas BBQ: Small Town to Downtown

Wayne Alan Brenner, Food, Oct. 25, 2018

Little Fires Everywhere
Little Fires Everywhere
Celeste Ng's second novel offers rich portrayals of motherhood in the suburbs

Rosalind Faires, Arts, Oct. 25, 2018

You and I Eat the Same
You and I Eat the Same

Danny Palumbo, Food, Oct. 25, 2018

The Wedding Date
The Wedding Date
For a good time, read Jasmine Guillory's delightful debut romcom

Rosalind Faires, Arts, Oct. 25, 2018

Pie Squared
Pie Squared

Melanie Haupt, Food, Oct. 25, 2018

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