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Worldbuilding With Science-Fiction Author Charlie Jane Anders
When 2020 presidential hopeful Kamala Harris stated that climate change called for “science fact, not science fiction,” she probably expected some resistance from denialists, but not a rebuttal from the world of literature. That’s exactly what she got from sci-fi author Charlie Jane Anders in a Washington Post op-ed.

11:30AM Tue. Feb. 19, M. Brianna Stallings Read More | Comment »

Hacking Whiskey at Treaty Oak Distillery
A guy named Aaron Goldfarb writes about whiskey. He writes a whole bunch about whiskey, and it’s writing that, if you like whiskey at all, you should be aware of. It’s writing, in fact, that you should read. And if you love whiskey, then you should definitely read Goldfarb’s new book: Hacking Whiskey.

7:00AM Thu. Feb. 14, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

At the Crossroads: Joe Nick Patoski’s Austin to ATX
For Joe Nick Patoski, Austin is a city like no other, an anomalous spot of “blue in a sea of red,” where East Coast meets West and swimming laps in the chill waters of Barton Springs in February is oddly commonplace. His love for the city is covered in depth in his new book, Austin to ATX, launching Feb. 13 at the Austin Central Library.

10:00AM Mon. Feb. 11, Lauren Jones Read More | Comment »

Bill Leissner: I Shot the Eighties
With so much recycling of the Eighties going on – Stranger Things, Ready Player One, the Go-Gos musical on Broadway, Murphy Brown, She-Ra, I Want My All ATX, to scrape just the tip of the iceberg – we sure could use a look at the real deal. Well, one's coming in a book of images by Austin photographer Bill Leissner.

2:45PM Fri. Dec. 7, 2018, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Book This Gift, You Graphic Self-Chronicler
Not everybody’s going to conjure up a powerful classic like Art Spiegelman’s Maus. Not everybody’s going to render an intense work like Debbie Drechsler’s Daddy’s Girl. Like Chester Brown’s I Never Liked You. Like Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home. Like Tom Hart’s Rosalie Lightning. Like –

11:30AM Thu. Dec. 6, 2018, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Book This Gift, You Comics-Loving Citizen
It’s absurd that no one has done a book of this kind before now. That’s the opening line of the introduction by editors Tara Madison Avery and Jeanne Thornton, the opening line of the introduction to We’re Still Here: An All-Trans Comics Anthology, and of course it’s absolutely true.

1:00PM Wed. Dec. 5, 2018, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

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Book This Gift, You Constant Reader
What’s that thing about why you might consider beating your head against a brick wall? Because it feels so good when you stop?

4:20PM Tue. Dec. 4, 2018, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Review: Berlin
With his long-running comics series Berlin recently collected in hardcover, Jason Lutes is now able to talk about the 18-year history of creating this masterwork. And the Texas Book Festival has wisely invited Lutes to do just that at the 2018 fest (details below). Our interview with Lutes can be found here. Now, here's a review of his novel.

10:00AM Fri. Oct. 26, 2018, Jesse Sublett Read More | Comment »

Review: Sophisticated Giant
Before Dexter Gordon died in 1990, he asked his wife to finish a book he'd started about his life. She agreed, and this fall, Maxine Gordon is releasing the result. Since she's in Austin this week to host a screening of Round Midnight, for which Dexter Gordon received an Oscar nomination, it's an ideal time to review the new volume.

12:01PM Tue. Oct. 23, 2018, Jay Trachtenberg Read More | Comment »

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Murchison Middle School Principal Resigns Following Arrest of Two Students for Murder The two minors are accused of fatally stabbing an Anderson High School student
Review: Himalaya Kosheli and Fat Dragon Spice Up Spicewood Springs Nepalese fare and Asian fusion revitalize North Austin shopping center

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