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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

<i>An American Marriage</i> by Tayari Jones
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
This bittersweet novel charts a wrongful conviction's effect on a young couple

Rosalind Faires, Arts, Oct. 18, 2018

<i>Suicide Club: A Novel About Living</i> by Rachel Heng
Suicide Club: A Novel About Living by Rachel Heng
This debut novel about a future in which people can live forever is a bittersweet yet life-affirming story of eternity versus death

M. Brianna Stallings, Arts, Oct. 11, 2018

From Slavery to Buffalo Soldier in <i>Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen</i>
From Slavery to Buffalo Soldier in Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen
Sarah Bird's historical novel tells one woman's unique tale of freedom

Marisa Charpentier, Arts, Oct. 4, 2018

<i>Presidio</i> by Randy Kennedy
Presidio by Randy Kennedy
For his debut novel, Kennedy creates a road story that portrays the harsh West Texas terrain beautifully and fills it with sympathetic characters.

Jay Trachtenberg, Books, Sept. 13, 2018

<i>Into the Black Nowhere</i> by Meg Gardiner
Into the Black Nowhere by Meg Gardiner
In the sequel to UNSUB, Gardiner pits Caitlin Hendrix against a killer based on Ted Bundy and shows again what a great storyteller she is

Jessi Cape, Arts, July 26, 2018

Hunting the Golden State Killer in <i>I'll Be Gone in the Dark</i>
Hunting the Golden State Killer in I'll Be Gone in the Dark
How Michelle McNamara tracked a killer before her untimely death

Jonelle Seitz, Books, July 19, 2018

Albert Race Sample Relives Texas Prison Life in <i>Racehoss</i>
Albert Race Sample Relives Texas Prison Life in Racehoss
Surviving 17 years on a prison farm

Elizabeth Banicki, Books, July 19, 2018

<i>The Undertaker's Daughter</i> by Sara Blaedel
The Undertaker's Daughter by Sara Blaedel
Denmark's "Queen of Crime" brings the mystery Stateside with a Danish woman who must deal with both a funeral home she's inherited in Wisconsin and a local murder

Elizabeth Cobbe, Arts, July 19, 2018

Steven Saylor's <i>The Throne of Caesar</i>
Steven Saylor's The Throne of Caesar
Caesar's murder gets a fresh coat of paint in this mystery of ancient Rome

Rosalind Faires, Arts, July 12, 2018

<i>Bluebird, Bluebird</i> by Attica Locke
Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke
A double murder in an East Texas town draws a black Texas Ranger deep into the shadows of the Piney Woods and the tangled race relations there

Robert Faires, Arts, July 5, 2018

UT Professor on the Making of Texas Film Epic <i>Giant</i>
UT Professor on the Making of Texas Film Epic Giant
Don Graham's Giant: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Edna Ferber, and the Making of a Legendary American Film

Joe O'Connell, Books, April 12, 2018

Elizabeth Crook's <i>The Which Way Tree</i>
Elizabeth Crook’s The Which Way Tree
Chasing revenge on the Texas frontier in this remarkable new novel from the author of Monday, Monday

Robert Faires, Books, March 8, 2018

<i>The City of Brass</i> by S.A. Chakraborty
The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty
This debut fantasy novel is appealing, in part because it draws on legends of the Arab world for its magic

Elizabeth Cobbe, Arts, March 1, 2018

NY in the Snow
NY in the Snow
In this gorgeous volume, photographer Vivienne Gucwa documents the Big Apple's yearly transmogrification into a winter wonderland

Wayne Alan Brenner, Books, Jan. 4, 2018

Esther's Follies: The Laughs, the Gossip, and the Story Behind Texas' Most Celebrated Comedy Troupe
Esther's Follies: The Laughs, the Gossip, and the Story Behind Texas' Most Celebrated Comedy Troupe
In his history of Esther's, author Jesse Sublett follows the flow of four decades of frivolity

Robert Faires, Arts, Nov. 30, 2017

<i>Murder Ballads</i>
Murder Ballads
This blues-infused crime thriller suggests a number of Dangerous Things to Do Outside Shreveport Until You’re Dead

Wayne Alan Brenner, Arts, Nov. 21, 2017

<i>The Prey of Gods</i>
The Prey of Gods
In a future South Africa, writer Nicky Drayden deftly mixes gods and robots and shows us how they and humans deal with change

Robert Faires, Books, Nov. 9, 2017

<i>Blood Brothers</i>
Blood Brothers
This book does a superb job of capturing the essence of these two great Americans and their shared love of the American West

Bobby Bridger, Arts, Nov. 2, 2017

<i>A Moonless, Starless Sky</i>
A Moonless, Starless Sky
This journalist’s accounts of ordinary people seeking to create good in Africa is challenging, frightening, and powerful

Elizabeth Cobbe, Arts, Nov. 2, 2017

<i>Uncommon Type: Some Stories</i>
Uncommon Type: Some Stories
A funny and creative short fiction debut that’s strong in portraying male characters but thin where the women are concerned

Elizabeth Banicki, Arts, Nov. 2, 2017

<i>Dinner at the Center of the Earth</i>
Dinner at the Center of the Earth
A riveting novel in which a Jewish American becomes and Israeli spy and then a traitor to his adopted country

Jay Trachtenberg, Arts, Nov. 2, 2017

Jimmy Buffett: A Good Life All the Way
Jimmy Buffett: A Good Life All the Way
The Parrothead behind the empire

Doug Freeman, Music, July 20, 2017

John Prine Beyond Words
John Prine Beyond Words

Kevin Curtin, Music, June 15, 2017

Original Gangstas: Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, and the Birth of West Coast Rap
Original Gangstas: Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, and the Birth of West Coast Rap

Kahron Spearman, Music, June 15, 2017

Total Chaos: The Story of the Stooges as Told by Iggy Pop
Total Chaos: The Story of the Stooges as Told by Iggy Pop

Raoul Hernandez, Music, June 15, 2017

Lonely Boy: Tales From a Sex Pistol
Lonely Boy: Tales From a Sex Pistol

Tim Stegall, Music, June 15, 2017

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