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Getaways Far, Far Away
The Winged Histories
Sofia Samatar's novel of Olondria takes patience, but its characters are intensely complex and beautifully human

Jessi Cape, Arts, June 16, 2016

My Little Red Book
Don't All Thank Me at Once: The Lost Pop Genius of Scott Miller
Seminal pop savant uncovered

Michael Toland, Music, June 16, 2016

My Little Red Book
Under the Big Black Sun: A Personal History of L.A. Punk
Punk rock as L.A. lit no less than Charles Bukowski and Raymond Chandler

Tim Stegall, Music, June 16, 2016

My Little Red Book
Let's Go to Hell: Scattered Memories of the Butthole Surfers
Front lunatic Gibby Haynes escapes the Butthole Surfers' first bio, but nothing else did

Kevin Curtin, Music, June 16, 2016

My Little Red Book
Small Town Talk: Bob Dylan, the Band, Van Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix & Friends in the Wild Years of Woodstock
The history of Woodstock – the town, not the festival

Jim Caligiuri, Music, June 16, 2016

My Little Red Book
NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories
The punk equivalent to Mötley Crüe's debauched autobiography The Dirt

Tim Stegall, Music, June 16, 2016

My Little Red Book
Texas Jailhouse Music: A Prison Band History
Even the Texas state prison system proved an incubator for the Lone Star soundtrack

Alejandra Ramirez, Music, June 16, 2016

Getaways Far, Far Away
Dark Run
Mike Brooks' ragtag gang on a galactic smuggling mission may seem familiar (cough, Firefly), but you'll love 'em all the same

Rosalind Faires, Arts, June 16, 2016

My Little Red Book
Country Boys and Redneck Women
Diane Pecknold & Kristine M. McCusker

Abby Johnston, Music, June 16, 2016

My Little Red Book
Living Like a Runaway
Lita Ford

Raoul Hernandez, Music, June 16, 2016

My Little Red Book
Kent Finlay, Dreamer: The Musical Legacy Behind Cheatham Street Warehouse
Brian T. Atkinson & Jenni Finlay

Doug Freeman, Music, June 16, 2016

Getaways Far, Far Away
Arabella of Mars
Set in an alternate past wherein Britain colonized Mars, David D. Levine's novel is a thrilling adventure for young and old

Adrienne Martini, Arts, June 16, 2016

My Little Red Book
Stick It! My Life of Sex, Drums, and Rock & Roll
Rod Stewart mispronounced the session basher's name, but Carmine Appice survived nonetheless

Richard Whittaker, Music, June 16, 2016

My Little Red Book
Prince: The Man and His Music
First comprehensive Prince bio dropped domestically two months before he died

Neph Basedow, Music, June 16, 2016

Getaways Far, Far Away
Arcadia: A Novel
Four protagonists move through our world, imaginary worlds, and time in Iain Pears' sumptuous tangle of a book

Rosalind Faires, Arts, June 16, 2016

My Little Red Book
Terminated for Reasons of Taste
Collection of local brainiac Chuck Eddy's freakishly knowledgeable music insights

Libby Webster, Music, June 16, 2016

My Little Red Book
Kill 'Em and Leave: Searching for James Brown and the American Soul
"A man who carries the troubled history of an entire people on his back and a 24-piece band and three radio stations to boot cannot find peace"

Thomas Fawcett, Music, June 16, 2016

Texas Platters
Sheet Music: Waylon & The Grand Tour
Sheet Music

Tim Stegall, Music, May 26, 2016

Phases & Stages
Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements
'Mats 'tude – definitive

Neph Basedow, Music, March 31, 2016

<i>Satanic Panic: Pop-Cultural Paranoia in the 1980s</i>
Satanic Panic: Pop-Cultural Paranoia in the 1980s
Kier-La Janisse and Paul Corupe's superb history revives the Eighties in all its fearful hysteria

Marc Savlov, Arts, March 10, 2016

Women of Mystery
Pleasantville
Attica Locke's stylish novel proves she knows how to craft a fiendishly intricate detective story

Molly Odintz, Arts, Feb. 25, 2016

Women of Mystery
The Do-Right
Lisa Sandlin's gem of a noir set in 1970s Beaumont is atmospheric, by turns amusing and harrowing, and surprisingly compassionate

Rosalind Faires, Arts, Feb. 25, 2016

Women of Mystery
Stillwater: A Jack McBride Mystery
With this debut, Melissa Lenhardt delivers a punchy page-turner with a real feel for life in small-town Texas

Jessi Cape, Arts, Feb. 25, 2016

Women of Mystery
Sunset City
Melissa Ginsburg's Houston-set debut is a steamy potboiler and a perfect detective novel for millennials

Molly Odintz, Arts, Feb. 25, 2016

Texas Platters
Love Notes From the Bear
Austin's big brown bear of a singer-songwriter-Stratocaster, Jon Dee Graham, doodles his wife, real-life concerns, and ardor

Raoul Hernandez, Music, Feb. 11, 2016

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

Rosalind Faires, Arts, Dec. 23, 2015

The Sherlock Holmes Book
The Sherlock Holmes Book
This encyclopedic overview of all things Holmesian will add a literary elegance to your coffee table

Wayne Alan Brenner, Arts, Dec. 23, 2015

Mycroft Holmes
Mycroft Holmes
This adventure of the Great Detective's brother as a young man is a fine addition to the canon

Molly Odnitz, Arts, Dec. 23, 2015

The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories
The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories
A stupendous survey of Sherlockian parodies and pastiches from 1890 to the present

Robert Faires, Arts, Dec. 23, 2015

A Drunken Poet's Dream
Austin City Limits: A Monument to Music
Four decades of ACL tapings told in (mostly) pictures

Jim Caligiuri, Music, Dec. 10, 2015

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