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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 »

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 »

Hanging Out With the Dream King
“Here’s how the project works,” says Mathias SvaIina, a man who recently bicycled from Marfa to Austin. “I take about 40-50 subscribers per month and write dreams for them every day of that month. Then I’ll bike around before dawn and deliver them by hand, usually leaving them on front doors. For subscribers out of town, I mail the dreams every day.”

1:00PM Wed. Mar. 1, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

The Mind’s New Science Guys
Y’ever think about how you think about things? Y’ever just sit there and go, whoa, there’s a three-pound lump of electrochemical pudding in the middle of my skull and its processes generate a variety of side effects of which my consciousness is, according to that same consciousness, the foremost?

10:00AM Mon. Oct. 3, 2016, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Education Reporter Michael Brick Dead
It's a sad day in Texas journalism, and especially among the state's small cadre of education reporters. Austinite Michael Brick, a Houston Chronicle reporter and the author of the definitive story of the saving of East Austin's Reagan High School, has died this morning of colon cancer at the age of 41.

5:30PM Mon. Feb. 8, 2016, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Cargill Gets Strange
No secret can be hidden forever from the probing Eye of Agamatto – or from Twitter. Yesterday, local author C. Robert Cargill confirmed that he has actually spent the last year working on the script for the upcoming adaptation of Marvel's supernatural adventure series Doctor Strange.

3:20PM Wed. Dec. 16, 2015, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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Dear God, What Hath Monofonus Wrought Now?
Thor Harriswildly talented painter, celebrated drummer for SWANS, helmet-wearing Viking-about-town – went through a period of extreme depression years ago. But who’s to say that depression, or his recovery from it, has anything to do with how downright inspirational the man is now?

10:30AM Mon. May 25, 2015, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

One in a Crowd: Satanic Panic
Remember when Ozzy Osbourne was the most evil man alive, and Tom Hanks made TV movies about how role playing games would turn you insane? Kier-La Janisse does.

10:00AM Sun. May 24, 2015, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Cuneiform Press: Strong, Silent Type
There are people who make what are called zines.

4:30PM Fri. May 1, 2015, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

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