Reviews Books

181-210 of 1,075 entries
A Drunken Poet's Dream
Reckless: My Life as a Pretender
Pretenders frontwoman gets as far as album No. 2

Tim Stegall, Music, Dec. 10, 2015

<i>The Wind in the Reeds</i>
The Wind in the Reeds
Treme actor Wendell Pierce finds Godot and gratitude in post-Katrina New Orleans

Robert Faires, Arts, Nov. 25, 2015

Sarah Vowell's <i>Lafayette in the Somewhat United States</i>
Sarah Vowell's Lafayette in the Somewhat United States
Everyone give it up for America's favorite fighting Frenchman

Rosalind Faires, Arts, Oct. 29, 2015

<i>The Double Life of Liliane</i>
The Double Life of Liliane
This odd, beautiful book from Lily Tuck is part memoir, part novel, part poetry, part historical quilt

Jessi Cape, Arts, Oct. 15, 2015

Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink
Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink
Elvis Costello by Elvis Costello in 688 pages

Jim Caligiuri, Music, Oct. 15, 2015

Texas Book Festival Reviews
The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic
Pitchfork Senior Editor compiles

Neph Basedow, Music, Oct. 15, 2015

<i>The Heart Goes Last</i>
The Heart Goes Last
Margaret Atwood's latest tracks a luckless couple across a dystopian landscape

Rosalind Faires, Arts, Oct. 15, 2015

Texas Book Festival Reviews
Comin' Right At Ya
Asleep at the Wheel bandleader Ray Benson describes his long, strange, Western Swing trip

Doug Freeman, Music, Oct. 15, 2015

<i>A House of My Own: Stories From My Life</i>
A House of My Own: Stories From My Life
In this collection of essays, letters, lectures, and more, Sandra Cisneros opens wide the doors to the house of her life

Melanie Haupt, Arts, Oct. 15, 2015

Texas Book Festival Reviews
Going Into the City: Portrait of a Critic As a Young Man
One of the deans of music criticism details his backstory

Jim Caligiuri, Music, Oct. 15, 2015

<i>The O. Henry Prize Stories 2015: The Best Stories of the Year</i>
The O. Henry Prize Stories 2015: The Best Stories of the Year
The 20 stories here span cultures and time, and usually involve family and plenty of emotion

Jessi Cape, Arts, Oct. 15, 2015

Texas Book Festival Reviews
Don't Suck, Don't Die: Giving Up Vic Chesnutt
A love song from one Georgian to another

Neph Basedow, Music, Oct. 15, 2015

<i>All the Houses</i>
All the Houses
Karen Olsson's novel tells the tragedy of Washington, D.C., through one family's isolated members

Melanie Haupt, Arts, Oct. 15, 2015

Texas Book Festival Reviews
Little Melba & Her Big Trombone
Little known female jazz trombone player gets her due – with children

Raoul Hernandez, Music, Oct. 15, 2015

<i>1960s Austin Gangsters</i>
1960s Austin Gangsters
The noir novelist digs into the capital city's criminal past and unearths characters who are lively, colorful, and interesting

Tim Stegall, Arts, Oct. 1, 2015

<i>The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins</i>
The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins
The Trainspotting author rips into American culture in his latest novel

Tim Stegall, Arts, Sept. 3, 2015

<i>BOOKS</i> by Kevin McNamee-Tweed
BOOKS by Kevin McNamee-Tweed
In this collection of faux book jackets, you can totally judge books by their covers

Seth Orion Schwaiger, Arts, Aug. 13, 2015

<i>Wildfire: A Novel</i>
Vivid imagery and a rapid pace make this debut novel about wildland firefighters fun as hell to read

Jessi Cape, Arts, July 23, 2015

<i>A Gathering of Promises</i>
A Gathering of Promises
UK POV on Texas's psychedelic birth

Tim Stegall, Music, July 23, 2015

Digital Scroll: <i>Is It Rolling, Bob?</i>
Is It Rolling, Bob?
Bob Johnston produced some of music's greatest albums

Jim Caligiuri, Music, June 25, 2015

Review: <i>Loving Day</i>
Loving Day
Mat Johnson's new novel is all there in black and white

Wayne Alan Brenner, Arts, June 18, 2015

<i>The Cult of Truland</i>
The Cult of Truland
Pop culture sparkles over the edges of Kevin Brass' mystery set among the SoCal celeb set

Michael King, Arts, June 11, 2015

<i>The Reluctant Matador</i>
The Reluctant Matador
FBI agent Hugo Marston heads to Barcelona on the trail of a murderer and a Spanish prison gang

Jesse Sublett, Arts, June 11, 2015

Nick Offerman's <i>Gumption</i>
Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom With America's Gutsiest Troublemakers
Nick Offerman's book of essays about 21 personal heroes is funny, thought-provoking, and mostly interesting

Melanie Haupt, Arts, June 11, 2015

When his stepdaughter is kidnapped in Mexico, Jack Searle has to cross the border to find her

Jesse Sublett, Arts, June 11, 2015

<i>MAD's Greatest Writers: Frank Jacobs</i>
MAD's Greatest Writers: Frank Jacobs
Collecting 50 years of the satire that's made MAD the preferred reading of smarty-pants fifth-graders everywhere

Raoul Hernandez, Arts, June 11, 2015

<i>Exploring Calvin & Hobbes</i>
Exploring Calvin & Hobbes
This catalog from an exhibition about the comic strip reveals an unusual amount about its creator

Raoul Hernandez, Arts, June 11, 2015

<i>At the Water's Edge</i>
At the Water's Edge
In the midst of World War II, three trust-fund brats go searching for Nessie and find romance

Jessi Cape, Arts, June 11, 2015

<i>A Touch of Stardust</i>
A Touch of Stardust
Its peek behind the scenes of filming Gone With the Wind make this novel a delectable summer treat

Rosalind Faires, Arts, June 11, 2015

Read My Lips
Words Without Music: A Memoir
Famed Austin composer appraises the autobiography of Philip Glass, father of the modern classical avant-garde

Graham Reynolds, Music, May 28, 2015

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