Reviews Books

241-270 of 1,062 entries
Fall in re: Verse
Failure and I Bury the Body
by Sasha West

Jonelle Seitz, Arts, Sept. 18, 2014

Fall in re: Verse
99 Poems for the 99 Percent
edited by Dean Rader

Jonelle Seitz, Arts, Sept. 18, 2014

Fall in re: Verse
Backmasking
by Harold Whit Williams

Greg Beets, Arts, Sept. 18, 2014

I Wear the Black Hat
I Wear the Black Hat
Klosterman's critique of villainy over the last 40 years offers some surprisingly sharp analyses

Tim Stegall, Arts, Aug. 14, 2014

The Other Side
The Other Side
Memoir by Houston writer Lacy Johnson recounts a personal trauma with honesty and haunting beauty

Jessi Cape, Arts, July 24, 2014

Exhibitionism
Let Me See It
A collection of elegantly wrought stories that follow two cousins, both gay, coming of age during the 1980s AIDS crisis

Paul Bonin-Rodriguez, Arts, July 10, 2014

Lone Star (In)Justice
Blood Aces: The Wild Ride of Benny Binion, the Texas Gangster Who Created Vegas Poker
This biography of the gambling, murdering Binion captures his wild character without trying to make him likable

Jesse Sublett, Arts, July 3, 2014

Lone Star (In)Justice
Getting Life: An Innocent Man's 25-Year Journey From Prison to Peace
Michael Morton's firsthand account of his unjust conviction and hard-won exoneration is both insightful and infuriating

Jesse Sublett, Arts, July 3, 2014

Lone Star (In)Justice
Inside Man
Jeff Abbott balances espionage and bartending tips in this tightly controlled roller coaster of a thriller

Wayne Alan Brenner, Arts, July 3, 2014

Lone Star (In)Justice
South, America
Rod Davis' New Orleans noir steeps the reader in Southern atmosphere, history, and violence

Michael King, Arts, July 3, 2014

Lone Star (In)Justice
The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas
A stranger-than-fiction tale of forgiveness for an act of prejudicial violence in the wake of 9/11

Amy Kamp, Arts, July 3, 2014

Lone Star (In)Justice
Phantom Instinct
Meg Gardiner reignites our love for suspense novels in this murder mystery with plenty of plot twists and pacing that propels

Jessi Cape, Arts, July 3, 2014

Summertime Peruse
Overweight Sensation: The Life and Comedy of Allan Sherman
Hello muddah, hello fadduh

Scott Schinder, Music, May 29, 2014

Summertime Peruse
Please Be With Me: A Song for My Father, Duane
Duane's only daughter digs deep

Jim Caligiuri, Music, May 29, 2014

Summertime Peruse
The Haçienda: How Not to Run a Club
Hooky follows up Joy Division with money-hemorrhaging Madchester club

Richard Whittaker, Music, May 29, 2014

Summertime Peruse
A Man Called Destruction: The Life and Music of Alex Chilton
Never a kind word for Big Star

Michael Toland, Music, May 29, 2014

Summertime Peruse
One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band
The whole epic saga between two covers

Doug Freeman, Music, May 29, 2014

Summertime Peruse
Huey "Piano" Smith and the Rocking Pneumonia Blues
Another own-worst-enemy musical genius

Ed Ward, Music, May 29, 2014

Summertime Peruse
Elvis Died for Somebody's Sins but Not Mine: A Lifetime's Collected Writing
He died onstage, not on the page

Tim Stegall, Music, May 29, 2014

Summertime Peruse
Kentucky Traveler: My Life in Music
Kentucky picker demures

Doug Freeman, Music, May 29, 2014

Summertime Peruse
Cactus Burning: Austin, Texas and the Battle for the Iconic Cactus Cafe
A nasty business in toto

Kevin Curtin, Music, May 29, 2014

Summertime Peruse
Here Comes the Night: The Dark Soul of Bert Berns
The man wrote 'Hang On, Sloopy' for God's sake

Scott Schinder, Music, May 29, 2014

Summertime Peruse
Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot
Russian punk rock activists take on the Kremlin

Nina Hernandez, Music, May 29, 2014

Summertime Peruse
Merle Haggard: The Running Kind
Okie from Muskogee still waiting for his alt.country crosser

Jay Trachtenberg, Music, May 29, 2014

Summertime Peruse
The Jesus Lizard Book
Zeppelinesque hammer of the gods

Raoul Hernandez, Music, May 29, 2014

Summertime Peruse
The Smell of Death
Not your typical get-in-the-van account

Tim Stegall, Music, May 29, 2014

Summertime Peruse
There Goes Gravity: A Life in Rock & Roll
Once upon a time, writers used to be the tour documentarians

Abby Johnston, Music, May 29, 2014

Summertime Peruse
I Never Met a Story I Didn't Like: Mostly True Tall Tales
All too true tales of the music business

Greg Beets, Music, May 29, 2014

Summertime Peruse
Shakespeare's Songbook
Singing Shakespeare tunes around the campfire

Graham Reynolds, Music, May 29, 2014

Summertime Peruse
Exile in Guyville / My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Liz Phair broke a lot of strings – and Kanye, from bootstraps to bootlickers

Chase Hoffberger, Music, May 29, 2014

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