"...Nestled amidst the lush, forested mountains, the boy returns to this home at the end of the school year. The trip from Tehran, on the back of a horse pulled by his father, takes them through immense forests, over swirling rivers, and under a perfect, sprawling azure sky..."
"..."ATP is fundamentally different from any other festival out there," stresses Christopher Hrasky of Explosions in the Sky, which curated the UK edition in 2008. "It's really more like a camp..."
"...That’s what I was thinking the following Friday, 8:45am, driving back from Cedar Park and blasting the song in my car when I burst into tears the moment Foley shouts “Stop Right There!” Was it the way her voice cracks? Definitely, because Merry Clayton on “Gimme Shelter” and Clare Torry crowning Pink Floyd’s “The Great Gig in the Sky” came to mind...."
"...Along the novel's picaresque journey, Love is tracked by a racist killer seeking revenge. Paradise Sky (Mulholland Books), like Lansdale's equally fine 2013 novel The Thicket, channels Mark Twain..."
"...Over one Saturday/Sunday spread – Sept. 28-29, 2002 – Austin City Limits had transcended the small screen to amplify paradise not against the PBS staple's crafty skyline for an international viewing audience, but outdoors for locals..."
"...Howard Elias, a controversial civil rights lawyer, is murdered on the eve of another one of those L.A. trials that threatens to blow the city sky-high..."
"...Their neighbors, tangles of mesquite, kept the "house" heated in winter. Summers, the family worked cotton on grandad's farm and slept under an endless sky...."
"..."I know I'm sorrow's child," she tells you as you fly among the memories of your past, the hills and mountains rushing under you like wave after wave of sound. The sky cries Mary, but dead can dance in the deep forest..."
"...Like Barbra Streisand or Linda Eder, she remains first and foremost a vocalist of uncommon talent. Her expressive voice bestows deserved grace on Jimmy Webb's "Gauguin," haunts "Ghost Riders in the Sky," and narrates Tim Buckley's "Once I Was."..."
"...Casting a scowl at the ubiquitous naked hippie children crawling over and around the beer garden's plastic folding chairs to their right, Floyd and his comrades instead veered left, entering the back of the vast room, with its sky-high, arched ceiling. Walking on the filthy, besotted carpet toward the front, one couldn't help but marvel at Jim Franklin's enormous mural to the left of the stage over by the always-flooded women's bathroom: blues great Freddie King bloodied by an armadillo exiting his chest cavity..."
"...alliance. Every deal that gets floated up is a nightmare painted as some pie-in-the-sky vision..."
"...Benefits SAFE Austin, and formal attire is encouraged. – Rachel Rascoe SUNDAY Noise Under the Texas Sky Day 2..."
"...Fifty-five Austin acts take the SXSW plunge, among them the aforementioned Spoon, country queen Kelly Willis, garage poet John Wesley Coleman, young oi! crushers Breakout, and Ameripolitan outlaw Dale Watson. Other homegrown SXSWers include Akkina Adderley & the Vintage Playboys, Applied Pressure, Borzoi, Clouds Are Ghosts, Comforter, Dead Earth Politics, Ditch Witch, DJ D-Lite, Dylan C, Fast Forward Austin, Father Sky, Flash Boys, Foot Patrol, Friendly Savages, and Go DJKnowledge & the Trendsetters...."
"...Trail of Dead reached critical mass with its Interscope debut, a torrential combination of Conrad Keely's grandiose ambition and Jason Reece's post-hardcore intensity. Certified classics: "Another Morning Stoner" and "Relative Ways." Explosions in the SkyThe Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place (2003)..."
"...Adult Fiction Jeffrey Abbott – The Three Beths Heather Abel – The Optimistic Decade [image-3-right] Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah – Friday Black Rumaan Alam – That Kind of Mother Xhenet Aliu – Brass Chloe Benjamin – The Immortalists Lou Berney – November Road Chaya Bhuvaneswar – White Dancing Elephants Sarah Bird – Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen David Bowles – Feathered Serpent, Dark Heart of Sky: Myths of Mexico Margaret Bradham Thornton – A Theory of Love Jamel Brinkley – A Lucky Man: Stories Rita Bullwinkel – Belly Up: Stories Edward Carey – Little Elaine Castillo – America Is Not the Heart Adrienne Celt – Invitation to a Bonfire Sandra Cisneros – Pura Amor Alyssa Cole – A Duke by Default Naima Coster – Halsey Street Elizabeth Crook – The Which Way Tree Jennifer Donaldson – Lies You Never Told Me Aja Gabel – The Ensemble Meg Gardiner – Into the Black Nowhere Jasmine Guillory – The Wedding Date Louisa Hall – Trinity Julia Heaberlin – Paper Ghosts: A Novel of Suspense Rachel Heng – Suicide Club: A Novel About Living Debra Jo Immergut – The Captives Shelley Jackson – Riddance, or The Sybil Joines Vocational School for Ghost Speakers and Hearing-Mouth Children Chelsey Johnson – Stray City Caleb Johnson – Treeborne [image-4-left] Tayari Jones – An American Marriage Sophie Jordan – Beautiful Sinner: A Devil's Rock Novel Jack Kaulfus – Tomorrow or Forever & Other Stories R.O. Kwan – The Incendiaries Catherine Lacey – Certain American States: Stories Lillian Li – Number One Chinese Restaurant Julia London – Seduced by a Scot (The Highland Grooms) Jason Lutes – Berlin Ling Ma – Severance Rebecca Makkai – The Great Believers Stephen Markley – Ohio Cathy Maxwell – A Match Made in Bed: A Spinster Heiresses Novel Stefan Merrill Block – Oliver Loving Fatima Farheen Mirza – A Place for Us Wyétu Moore – She Would Be King Walter Mosley – John Woman Celeste Ng – Little Fires Everywhere Tommy Orange – There There Miriam Parker – The Shortest Way Home Frances de Pontes Peebles – The Air You Breathe Daniel Peña – Bang Camille Perri – When Katie Met Cassidy Turk Pipkin – The Moleskin Mystery and All for Love Brontez Purnell – Since I Laid My Burden Down Jamie Quatro – Fire Sermon Donald Quist – For Other Ghosts Shobha Rao – Girls Burn Brighter [image-5-right] Cydney Rax – A Sister's Secret Ingrid Rojas Contreras – Fruit of the Drunken Tree Steven Saylor – The Throne of Caesar John Scalzi – Head On: A Novel of the Near Future V.E..."
"..."When we made A Bigger Piece of Sky, I had the incredible good fortune to have Garry Tallent from the E Street Band playing bass on the record," continues Keen. "Jonathan Yudkin played the fiddle, and George Marinelli played guitar..."
"...That was Jean Arthur, all right a sable coat falling out of the sky...."
"...Both "Mendocino" and "She's About a Mover" drove away the eeries in a hurry. "I've been a lot of places," said Kelly Willis a little while later, accepting one of her numerous awards (Female Vocals, Country Artist, and Album of the Year), "and nothing compares to Texas." It was obvious by then, the Texas Trumpets laying on their Eastside Austin rhythm & blues like a hot August night when it rains snakes from the sky (according to Awn, anyway)..."
"...One image depicts a plush setting, with massive, towering palms surrounding rounded, rolling mountains. As the brilliant blue sky meets the stunning green fauna, it's hard to imagine a more perfect paradise..."
"...for them is even more oppressive and violent than it is now. With cities in ruins, African-Americans are forced into settlements, where they toil on projects like the shuttle, fear the brutality of Enforcers, and dream of liberation in the sky..."