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Texas Book Festival 2017: After the Uprising: The Shi'a Sunni Divide
My fascination with the Middle East had drawn me to The New Sectarianism, the book in which Geneive Abdo covers in spectacular depth the reality and modern-day impacts of the ancient religious rift between the Shi’a and Sunni sects of Islam.

2:15PM Sun. Nov. 5, Elizabeth Banicki Read More | Comment »

Texas Book Festival 2017:
Writers and Their Dogs
Everyone loves to gush about their pets, but writers may do so with a particular descriptive and storytelling panache. The panel “Writers and Their Dogs: There Will Be Pictures” put this to a test, staging just such a conversation before an audience. True to the titular promise, there were pictures.

1:30PM Sun. Nov. 5, Melany Jean Read More | Comment »

Texas Book Festival 2017: Soonish:
A Funny Future of Technology
It’s not every day that you get to talk about killer robots at church. Saturday, though, was that day at the Texas Book Festival.

12:30PM Sun. Nov. 5, David McWilliams Read More | Comment »

Review: Spinning
Here’s a coming-of-age story that’s not made exclusively of words nor exclusively of images, but of those two things in masterful combination. A graphic novel, yes. It’s called Spinning.

11:50AM Fri. Nov. 3, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Texas Book Festival 2017: Samantha Irby
The title of Samantha Irby’s latest essay collection might be We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, but that doesn’t mean it’s never going to happen for us Austinites. At this year’s Texas Book Festival, the hilarious and unapologetically candid writer will offer die-hard fans and new readers the chance to hear her discuss her raunchy tales IRL.

10:00AM Fri. Nov. 3, Beth Sullivan Read More | Comment »

Five Arty Things to Do: Nov. 3-5
It’s our “Best of Austin” issue this week, hell yes – but you know the goodness just keeps on keeping on in this bustling metrop of ours, is relentless to the point of oh-shit-how-do-I-choose?, is enough to make a citizen look below for a quintet of suggestions re: the more culturally vibrant parts of the weekend immediately ahead …

2:50PM Thu. Nov. 2, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

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Tillie Walden: Talking Comics
Tillie Walden, that Ignatz-winning author of the new graphic novel Spinning, will be at the Texas Book Festival this weekend. (For times, see below.) Until then, and after that, she’s – where? Los Angeles? Tokyo? Berlin? The new Central Library in this city’s own Downtown?

3:00PM Wed. Nov. 1, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Tom Gauld at the Texas Book Festival?
Here’s the 2017 Texas Book Festival, taking over the State Capitol grounds on Saturday and Sunday, flooding the area with nationally renowned authors and editors and publishers and so on, the whole madding literary crowd, and, somewhere in the middle of it all: Tom Gauld.

2:00PM Wed. Nov. 1, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Lake|Flato's Impact on Austin
The city's Central Library that opened Oct. 28 has generated much buzz for Lake|Flato, the San Antonio/Austin-based architectural firm that partnered on the project with Boston's Shepley Bulfinch. But it's just one of many major projects here that Lake|Flato has designed – projects that have changed the look of the city in the 21st century.

4:30PM Tue. Oct. 31, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

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