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Drink to Me Only With Thine Lies
You want to go to a place where everybody knows your name? That’s your house, right? Where you live? Dollars to donuts, citizen: Everybody in your house – unless you’re being, what, burgled? – everybody there goddamn well knows your name.

8:00AM Thu. Jul. 20, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Buzzfeed's Anne Helen Petersen on the Rise of the Unruly Woman
The westward migration from NYC to Missoula, Mont., may sound like a strange choice for a celebrity gossip writer, but makes more sense when taking into account Anne Helen Petersen’s penchant for nationally conscious storytelling that weaves the cultural into the political. Also, today’s celebrities mostly exist on the internet.

8:00AM Tue. Jul. 18, Rachel Rascoe Read More | Comment »

The Q&A Hole: What Got You Hooked On the Weird Stuff?
Compare the joy of reading to a sort of addiction and you can find a gateway drug in there somewhere. (In the case of science fiction, maybe a person’s gateway was even Frederik Pohl’s excellent 1977 novel Gateway.) And since we always like to know where the good stuff is, we invoked our ongoing series to ask this recent gathering of SFF writers:

6:00AM Thu. Jul. 13, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Michener Center Director Named
In securing a new director for the Michener Center for Writers, the University of Texas has turned to a native son of the Lone Star State. Joining the center this summer will be Bret Anthony Johnston, award-winning author of the collection Corpus Christi: Stories and the novel Remember Me Like This.

11:30AM Wed. Jul. 12, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Come Again, You Resurrection Perverts
If you’re watching the David Lynch-driven revival of Twin Peaks these days, you’re grooving, as the hippies used to say, on some iconic, creepy, and increasingly mystical shit.

10:00AM Wed. Jul. 5, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

"A Celebration of Writing, and Reading"
In advance of the 25th anniversary of the Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest, I went digging through the back issues to see what was published for its debut. In the March 27, 1992 issue, there it was: the winning stories, the list of judges, and, best of all, the contest's origin story spun by Chronicle Editor Louis Black.

5:00PM Wed. Jun. 14, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

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Texas Book Festival 2017: The First Dozen
On Monday, the Texas Book Festival announced the first dozen authors for the 2017 edition, taking place Nov. 4 and 5, and the 22nd year of this Lone Star celebration of the written word promises a wealth of talent for fans of the novel, lit for kids and young adults, and cookbooks.

12:50PM Wed. Jun. 7, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Day Trips & Beyond: Of Texas Rivers & Texas Art
The human race has a tenuous relationship with water at best. We love it, we hate it; there’s too much, or there’s not enough. It says something of the arrogance of humans that we have such arguments at all.

2:18PM Wed. Apr. 26, Gerald E. McLeod Read More | Comment »

In Memoriam: Gary Cartwright
Texas has lost a Mad Dog. Gary Cartwright, Texas Monthly stalwart, author of the true-crime classic Blood Will Tell, sportswriter extraordinaire, inveterate prankster, and all-around helluva writer, died Wed., Feb. 22, after complications from a fall in his home. He was 82.

3:45PM Thu. Mar. 2, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

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