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Go Greek
The classics keep on ticking, and tickling the imagination of modern authors – in these first two months of 2010 alone, we’ve seen David Malouf’s Illiad-reimagining Ransom and Zachary Mason’s The Lost Books of the Odyssey. Now Austin author Katharine Beutner has got into the act, too, with Alcestis.

8:53AM Sun. Feb. 7, 2010, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

The Carillon: Update
Chef Josh Watkins (who drew national attention as executive chef at the Driskill Grill) unveiled his refreshed “New American Grill” menu at a media party last Thursday at The Carillon. The food was spectacularly good; the downside is the University of Texas restaurant’s academic-institutional feel.

8:28PM Mon. Feb. 1, 2010, Katherine Gregor Read More | Comment »

Ghost Riding
It may be ten months away, but Wizard World has already announced three special guests for the Austin leg of their pop culture convention.

4:37PM Fri. Jan. 29, 2010, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Undead Alert!
BookPeople hosts a reading tonight for local author BJ Burrow, whose novel The Changed is about an ordinary guy who becomes a leading agent in the fight for undead rights. You know what that means, right? Zombies at BookPeople!

4:11PM Fri. Jan. 22, 2010, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

MCW Alum Brian Hart Reads at BookPeople
Brian Hart is no stranger to accolades – in 2006, he become the first-ever recipient of the University of Texas’ Keene Prize for Literature, the largest student literary prize in existence. Now his debut novel is netting him some awfully nice notices. As in, “quietly exceptional,” quoth The New Yorker.

2:05PM Wed. Jan. 20, 2010, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

An Austin tribute to the queens of burlesque at the Alamo Lake Creek
 
A Bit of Bettie, A Little Storm
The starlets of the Austin burlesque scene will be donning their finest pasties this evening in homage to the one and only Bettie Page with a tribute show encore and a tease of a new documentary about the glamor icon. To get you in the mood, how about some snippets from their October 2009 performance?

1:26AM Fri. Jan. 15, 2010, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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Best new comics day ever! First the big-screen adaptation of Kick-Ass is booked for SXSW, then we heard that 30 Days of Night creator Steve Niles will be in town in May 2011 for the World Horror Convention. Now the Wizard World pop culture convention confirms it's coming to the capital of Texas this November.

5:00PM Wed. Jan. 6, 2010, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Hard-Boiled at B&N
All most Hollywood scribes had to show for the 2007 writers’ strike was a strike beard, but Lou Berney went and wrote himself a novel – and a well-reviewed one at that.

5:42PM Tue. Dec. 29, 2009, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

Pimp That Kindle, and Other Gift Ideas for Book Lovers
Honestly, the rise of e-readers makes our soul hurt, but that doesn't change the fact that key individuals on our holiday gift-buying list are Kindle converts. So what to get that very special futurist in the family?

1:13PM Tue. Nov. 24, 2009, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

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