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Review: The Big Book of the Continental Op
In the late 1930s, when the fangs of fascism were getting ready to gobble up Europe, America saw its destiny to be the tough guy on the international beat, and a handful of smart left-wingers created one of the most enduring literary protagonists of modern times: the hard-boiled detective.

10:37AM Fri. Jul. 27, Jesse Sublett Read More | Comment »

2018 Texas Teen Book Festival Lineup
The Texas Teen Book Festival turns 10 in 2018, and this annual celebration of young adult lit is marking the milestone with another stellar lineup of YA writers, including New York Times bestselling author Marissa Meyer, debuting Archenemies, the second installment in her superhero series The Renegades Trilogy.

5:30PM Wed. Jul. 25, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Crime Month: Investigating True Crime on Netflix
True crime is big business these days (even the Duplass brothers are in on it), and Netflix is no small player in the game. Ever since dropping Making a Murderer in 2015, the streaming service has been busy buying up content or producing its own (or even a mix of both).

3:40PM Wed. Jul. 25, Danielle White Read More | Comment »

July Is Crime Month: The Crime Blotter, Week 4
Since July is Crime Month at the Chronicle, the ruffians and reprobates at this rag want to be sure you find as much trouble as possible before August shows up like the spinning red lights of John Law in your rearview. So each week we'll fill you in on films, readings, book clubs, and more where crime does pay – for a while, anyway.

12:01PM Mon. Jul. 23, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Crime Month: Appreciating Mary Higgins Clark
Suspense as a genre is supposed to make you anxious, not balance you out. But these are weird times. That’s why, when the world feels like nothing but a string of Russian indictments, presidential gaffes, and natural disasters, it’s comforting to bury myself in the mysteries of Mary Higgins Clark, whose books helped introduce me to the genre as a kid.

10:30AM Mon. Jul. 23, Nina Hernandez Read More | Comment »

Crime Month: Down Those Mean Streams
History repeats itself, and storytelling trends go in cycles. Three-quarters of a century ago, as demagogues fueled hatred of immigrants, Americans sought distraction from pulp magazines. Today, racist agitators are having a field day, and streaming services are providing so much crime fiction, viewers have trouble keeping track of it all.

9:30AM Fri. Jul. 20, Jesse Sublett Read More | Comment »

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MASS Gallery Moving
On Sat., July 21, MASS Gallery brings to a close its 5 1/2-year run at 507 Calles, but don't think this 12-year-old Austin arts collective is going away for good. It's just going a little farther east, and you can help it get there if you show up for its farewell party/auction/fire sale 3-9pm.

2:26PM Thu. Jul. 19, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Draw for Fun Offers Inclusive and Welcoming Space for Artists
Back in 2015, Robin Borre found inspiration in the Windy City. A Chicago “Draw Jam” at the Learning Machine prompted her to lay the foundations of a new brand of artistic community - an inclusive and welcoming space, where creativity can flourish in new, inherently collaborative ways. In 2016, Draw for Fun was born.

1:39PM Thu. Jul. 19, Benjamin Speigner Read More | Comment »

Austin’s Gender Unbound Spotlights Trans and Intersex Creators
It’s no secret that Austin fosters trans and intersex creatives – just look to Xavier Schipani, Doodle Me Alive, and Ethan Draws Stuff for a start – which partially explains why Gender Unbound’s third annual festival is expanding from one day to a weekend-long event this September.

2:30PM Wed. Jul. 18, Charlie Neddo Read More | Comment »

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