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Joe R. Lansdale talks Bubba horror at Feral Cinema (Video)
Nacogdoches Gothic
If you weren't at Wednesday's special Feral Cinema screening of Bubba Ho-Tep, complete with an appearance by Joe R. Lansdale, you missed the opportunity to hang out with the man who is the devil and angel of Texas literature (see video from the event here.)

4:59PM Sat. Jun. 19, 2010, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Why Be 'Normal'?
Since the Chronicle profiled Debra Monroe back in May, the novelist and Texas State prof has received good notices for her memoir On the Outskirts of Normal: Forging a Family Against the Grain, and the news gets even better: The book will be featured in the August issue of O: The Oprah Magazine.

12:39PM Tue. Jun. 15, 2010, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

How to Get Ahead in Publishing
Unpublished writers struggling to get their work out to a broader audience know all too well the feeling of doors slammed shut in their face. But the Writers League of Texas wants to help jam a foot in that door.

11:54AM Thu. Jun. 10, 2010, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

Feral Lansdale
Let's face facts: No sane person would pass up an chance to drink in the presence of Joe Lansdale. On June 16 the king of East Texas Gothic will be screaming over from Nacogdoches to show the best of his hard-boiled, two-fisted and not-for-the-faint-of-heart excursions into the cinematic realm.

12:28PM Tue. Jun. 8, 2010, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

The Daily Hustle: 6/3/10
The Hustle's got something a little different today. In the Books department this week, you can read my interview with Joshua Long, author of Weird City. As Josh's answers were so great – and politically relevant – TDH has the extended interview below the fold.

7:26AM Thu. Jun. 3, 2010, Wells Dunbar Read More | Comment »

'Damas, Dramas' and a Gold Statuette
Big congratulations go to the Chronicle's TV Eye columnist Belinda Acosta, who won the Mariposa Award for Best First Book (English-language) last night at the Latino Book Awards, held in New York at the ongoing BookExpo America.

2:18PM Wed. May 26, 2010, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

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16 Billion Reasons Not to Read Perry's Book
Gov. Rick Perry quite happily took $16 billion in Federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act money last year. Now he's written a book about how he doesn't really need those pesky Feds. How does a U-turn that violent not give him whiplash?

12:00PM Wed. May 26, 2010, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Shine a 'Light'
Now that Lost has shuffled off into the bright white light, are you hungry for entertainment aggravatingly ambiguous but shot through with lyrical brilliance? Boy, have we got the book for you.

12:15PM Tue. May 25, 2010, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

'What’s My Name, Fool?'
Politics and sports don’t mix. This sentiment can be found in the columns of Peter King, or most biographies of the politically nebulous Michael Jordan. And, most recently, from the lips of Jordan’s former coach Phil Jackson, the current head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers.

1:55PM Wed. May 19, 2010, Timothy Braun Read More | Comment »

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