Reviews Books

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Read My Lips
Throwing Frisbees at the Sun: A Book About Beck
Fanboy Beck tome

Neph Basedow, Music, May 28, 2015

Read My Lips
Brian Jones: The Making of the Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones' sacrificial lamb receives an overdue close-up

Tim Stegall, Music, May 28, 2015

Read My Lips
Be Stiff: The Stiff Records Story
Another micro UK label with macro influence

Michael Toland, Music, May 28, 2015

Into the Field: A Foreign Correspondent's Notebook
Into the Field: A Foreign Correspondent's Notebook
A UT professor recounts his three decades of reporting in Asia

Jesse Sublett, Arts, April 30, 2015

Barefoot Dogs
Barefoot Dogs
A Mexico City family scatters to the wind when its patriarch goes missing

Jesse Sublett, Arts, April 30, 2015

Hausfrau: A Novel
Hausfrau
This first novel is about the desperation of a depressed expat housewife in Switzerland

Jessi Cape, Arts, April 30, 2015

Review: <i>Dear Nobody: The True Diary of Mary Rose</i>
Dear Nobody: The True Diary of Mary Rose
This nonfiction account of a teen's encounters with sex, drugs, and jail is one long, raw primal scream

Tim Stegall, Arts, Dec. 31, 2014

Review: <i>Brainquake</i>
Brainquake
Sam Fuller's last novel is the perfect cap on his legacy of true-to-life, flamboyant, high-impact storytelling

Tim Stegall, Arts, Dec. 23, 2014

Epic Feats
On the Road With Texas Highways: A Tribute to True Texas
The vibrant images of Texas taken by J. Griffis Smith will have you wanting to drive across the state yourself

Robert Faires, Arts, Dec. 16, 2014

Epic Feats
The Making of Gone With the Wind
This account of the cinematic epic's epic creation is as full of drama and memorable characters as the film itself

Robert Faires, Arts, Dec. 16, 2014

Epic Feats
Boyhood: Twelve Years on Film
This photographic record of Richard Linklater's landmark film shows a lot going on before and behind the camera

Jesse Sublett, Arts, Dec. 16, 2014

<i>The Devil's Backbone</i>
The Devil's Backbone
Bill Wittliff's debut novel is a picaresque tale with a "Lucky Heart"

Joe O'Connell, Arts, Dec. 4, 2014

Well-Behaved? Let's Assume Not.
Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace
Anne Lamott's collection of essays offer prime examples of her crystalline insights and wicked wit

Virginia B. Wood, Arts, Nov. 26, 2014

Well-Behaved? Let's Assume Not.
Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life
This meticulous biography paints a stunning portrait of the late-blooming English author

Melanie Haupt, Arts, Nov. 26, 2014

Well-Behaved? Let's Assume Not.
PRO: Reclaiming Abortion Rights and The Birth of the Pill
Jonathan Eig's breezy history of the Pill is engaging, but Katha Pollitt's argument for abortion rights is indispensible

Michael King, Arts, Nov. 26, 2014

Well-Behaved? Let's Assume Not.
Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured
Kathryn Harrison's look at Joan of Arc and her cultural legacy seeks to redefine this heroine for a new generation

Anne Harris, Arts, Nov. 26, 2014

Well-Behaved? Let's Assume Not.
Elsa Schiaparelli: A Biography
Fashion takes a backseat in this biography of the storied designer, but it's an illuminating ride anyway

Brandon Watson, Arts, Nov. 26, 2014

Well-Behaved? Let's Assume Not.
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: The Untold Story
Barbara Leaming's new biography makes the case that Jackie O suffered from PTSD

Amy Smith, Arts, Nov. 26, 2014

Well-Behaved? Let's Assume Not.
The Secret History of Wonder Woman
The origins of America's favorite Amazon are recounted with witty prose and superheroic scholarship

Rosalind Faires, Arts, Nov. 26, 2014

<i>Carsick</i>
Carsick
Filmmaker John Waters hitchhikes from Baltimore to San Francisco

Tim Stegall, Arts, Nov. 6, 2014

The Zone of Interest
The Zone of Interest
Martin Amis revisits the Holocaust in this new novel, which is eloquent and yet lacks depth

Amy Kamp, Arts, Oct. 23, 2014

Love Me Back
Love Me Back
Merritt's Tierce's novel isn't for the faint of heart, but it tells of a young woman's survival with boldness and power

Jessi Cape, Arts, Oct. 23, 2014

The Flatlanders: Now It's Now Again
The Flatlanders: Now It's Now Again
West Texas Beatles finally have their tale told

Jim Caligiuri, Music, Oct. 23, 2014

2am at the Cat's Pajamas
2am at the Cat's Pajamas
Jazz in the life and night of a 9-year-old

Neph Basedow, Music, Oct. 23, 2014

I Love You Too
I Love You Too
Reggae scion’s call and response

Raoul Hernandez, Music, Oct. 23, 2014

Perfidia
Perfidia
The first book in this new L.A. Quartet shows new depth, scope, and craftsmanship in James Ellroy's canon

Tim Stegall, Arts, Oct. 23, 2014

Love Is the Drug
Love Is the Drug
It's a rare YA novel that combines entertainment and social commentary this gracefully

Amy Kamp, Arts, Oct. 16, 2014

The Truth About Alice
The Truth About Alice
This tale of slut-shaming in a tiny Texas town is entertaining, but doesn't leave a lasting impact

Amy Kamp, Arts, Oct. 16, 2014

PHASES & STAGES
Wolf in White Van
sheet music

Anna Toon, Music, Sept. 25, 2014

Fall in re: Verse
Instant Winner
by Carrie Fountain

Robert Faires, Arts, Sept. 18, 2014

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