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Five Recent Graphic Novels to End This Crazy Year Right
Sure, go ahead, binge it up with your Netflix and your Hulu and so on. We’ll do that, too, every now and then. But we’ll also be enriching our life-of-the-mind with excellent graphic novels that – chacun à son goût – have nothing to do with costumed heroes and their cosmic shenanigans …

10:00AM Thu. Dec. 14, 2017, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Kickstartering that Lovise and Shealy
Yeah, we told you about what Leah Lovise and Vanessa Shealy have been working their creative asses off on for a while now: a kid-friendly series of comics about a young lunar citizen who's resisting the treachery fomented by the cretin currently in charge of Earth's natural satellite.

1:00PM Tue. Dec. 5, 2017, Wayne Alan Brenner 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, 2017, 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, 2017, Beth Sullivan Read More | Comment »

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, 2017, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Review: What Unites Us
If you think you’re unfamiliar with Dan Rather, you’re probably not. His career as a journalist stretches back decades and spans what feels like every major American moment: Watergate, the Kennedy assassinations, 9/11. From his CBS work through Dan Rather Reports, this newsman has been on your TV and taught you something about the world.

10:04AM Mon. Oct. 30, 2017, Katarina Brown Read More | Comment »

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Do Androids Dream of a Screening This Cool?
You begin to see the connections, maybe you eventually uncover something as enormous as what Ryan Gosling’s Detective K finds in this Denis Villeneuve-helmed sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 masterpiece.

3:55PM Fri. Oct. 13, 2017, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Texas Teen Book Festival: This Weekend!
Here comes the Texas Teen Book Festival, a day-long feast for the relentlessly ink-hungry among us who revel in the best of what corporate marketing departments like to brand as YA fiction.

10:00AM Wed. Oct. 4, 2017, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Ghost In the Shell: Booking Major Kusanagi
Okay, look: The thing about a book like this is that it’s going to appeal to the sort of geeks who are really, really into the film and who might be moved to argue with whatever opinions the book’s author inevitably puts forth.

3:45PM Mon. Oct. 2, 2017, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

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