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Alright, Alright, Alright: Dazed and Confused in Print
"I still have PTSD from making that movie." So sayeth Richard Linklater about Dazed and Confused, and he gets to relive that trauma with an upcoming book and special virtual signing event, hosted by Austin Film Society.

11:05AM Fri. Oct. 23, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Jan Reid: A Remembrance
Jan Reid, author of The Improbable Rise of Redneck Rock, the Ann Richards bio Let the People In, several other books, and scores of magazine articles, died on Saturday, Sept. 19. His writing was widely admired, and he was a friend to many other writers. One was Chronicle contributor Jesse Sublett, who offers this remembrance of Reid.

11:30AM Tue. Sep. 22, Jesse Sublett Read More | Comment »

In Memoriam: Jan Reid
To use the vernacular of boxing – the sport Jan Reid so loved – he was a writer with a one-two punch. From the left came nonfiction – much of it for magazines with many of the most memorable stories for Texas Monthly – then he'd follow from the right with killer fiction. Sadly, Reid has left the ring. He died Saturday of heart failure at the age of 75.

3:27PM Mon. Sep. 21, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

In Memoriam: Jan Reid
Texas Book Festival 2020: The Full Line-Up
Texas Book Festival No. 25 – aka Virtual Texas Book Festival No. 1 – is raring to go, and the proof is in the lineup. As of today, the full lineup has been announced, with more than 150 authors joining the Lone Star literary jamboree through some screen or other.

10:00AM Wed. Sep. 16, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Mayor's Book Club Says: "Read Local"
It's safe to say that 2020 hasn't exactly been a year of "business as usual." In business, in education, in entertainment, in socializing, in what we wear, where we go, how we interact, the expected has given way to the unexpected, the way things have always been done has given way to new ways of doing things. So why should the Mayor's Book Club be any different?

10:30AM Thu. Jul. 2, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Texas Book Festival Goes Virtual!
Have you ever wished the Texas Book Festival lasted more than one weekend? Well, this year, that big-as-the-Lone-Star-State literary event has granted your wish: The 2020 edition will be spread out over 16 days, Oct.31-Nov. 15. But there's a catch.

11:50AM Wed. Jun. 24, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

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Alamo Drafthouse Sells Birth.Movies.Death.
When Alamo Drafthouse founder Tim League announced yesterday that he was stepping down as CEO to become executive chair, he stressed he would remain involved in operations at the Drafthouse, print wing Mondo, and Fantastic Fest. Yet one sub-brand – Birth.Movies.Death. – was missing, and now we know why.

7:00PM Fri. May 1, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Come Sail Away With Amanda Ward's The Jetsetters
"In the morning, Charlotte went to mass. When she knelt after communion, during the time she felt she had the most direct and clear line to God, she prayed, Dear God, please let me win a Mediterranean sea cruise."
For some people, going on a cruise is just that important. And Amanda Eyre Ward gets it. Really gets it.

1:00PM Wed. Apr. 22, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

This Bubblegum Is Packed With Chewy, Fucked-Up Flavor
"What if David Foster Wallace wrote Gremlins?" begins the press release from Doubleday.

2:45PM Mon. Apr. 20, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

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