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<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

All Over the Map, True Heroes of Texas Music
All Over the Map, True Heroes of Texas Music

Kevin Curtin, Music, June 15, 2017

I'm Just Dead, I'm Not Gone
I'm Just Dead, I'm Not Gone

Tim Stegall, Music, June 15, 2017

Cornyation: San Antonio's Outrageous Fiesta Tradition
Cornyation: San Antonio's Outrageous Fiesta Tradition

Alejandra Ramirez, Music, June 15, 2017

Universal Harvester
Universal Harvester

Abby Johnston, Music, June 15, 2017

The Broken Spoke: Austin's Legendary Honky-Tonk
The Broken Spoke: Austin's Legendary Honky-Tonk

Doug Freeman, Music, June 15, 2017

The Show That Never Ends: The Rise & Fall of Prog Rock
The Show That Never Ends: The Rise & Fall of Prog Rock

Raoul Hernandez, Music, June 15, 2017

Cowboy Song: The Authorized Biography of Thin Lizzy's Philip Lynott
Cowboy Song: The Authorized Biography of Thin Lizzy's Philip Lynott

Michael Toland, Music, June 15, 2017

<i>American War</i> by Omar El Akkad
American War by Omar El Akkad
This dystopian novel of a late 21st century America split by civil war shows how vengeance survives down the generations

Jay Trachtenberg, Arts, April 20, 2017

Stephen Harrigan's <i>A Friend of Mr. Lincoln</i>
Stephen Harrigan's A Friend of Mr. Lincoln
This historical novel gives us an ambitious, impetuous president-to-be we grow close to

Robert Faires, Arts, Dec. 29, 2016

Rock & Roll Books
A Pure Solar World: Sun Ra and the Birth of Afrofuturism
A Pure Solar World: Sun Ra and the Birth of Afrofuturism

Jay Trachtenberg, Music, Dec. 8, 2016

Rock & Roll Books
Born to Run
Born to Run

Libby Webster, Music, Dec. 8, 2016

Rock & Roll Books
Play It Loud
Play It Loud: The Epic History of the Style, Sound, and Revolution of the Electric Guitar

Michael Toland, Music, Dec. 8, 2016

Rock & Roll Books
Lennon on Lennon: Conversations With John Lennon
Lennon on Lennon: Conversations With John Lennon

Greg Beets, Music, Dec. 8, 2016

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