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Big Names in Lit Hit Austin
Egan. Franzen. Boom.
"...Last year it seemed the two fiction books that best nailed the American zeitgeist and most got..."

Oct. 13, 2011 Books Post by Kimberley Jones

Malvern Books Founder Joe W. Bratcher III Dies
Publisher and bookseller shaped Austin's literary scene
"...A sad day for Austin's literary community: the family of Joe W. Bratcher III..."

Aug. 1, 2022 Arts Post by Richard Whittaker

30 Years of “Best of Austin
Some of the stories behind 10,484 awards
"...10,484 total "Best of Austin" Awards over 30 years (an average of 349 per..."

Nov. 8, 2019 Features Feature by Nick Barbaro

The Persistence of Vision Podcast Books Your Life Up Right
Austin-based audio series brings lively lit-talk from local lights
"...citizen. “Binge some video,” they’re telling you. “Read some books, listen to podcasts,” they’re saying...."

March 16, 2020 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Emergency Contact
It's wry and vulnerable love via text message in this YA novel set in Austin
"...Penny comes to Austin to attend the University of Texas and thanks to..."

Dec. 7, 2018 Arts Feature by Rosalind Faires

Books on Film
Austin filmmakers and the books they love
"...out to local filmmakers to see what their favorite books were. We asked them three queries: 1) What is..."

June 17, 2016 Screens Feature by Josh Kupecki

Books on Film
Tower director on punk and Capote
"...Filmmaking book: There are quite a few books on directing – I haven't read many of them...."

June 17, 2016 Screens Feature

Books on Film
Slash director loves John waters and a sci-fi classic
"...shine a light on two not super well-known coming-of-age books that I always go back to whenever I want..."

June 17, 2016 Screens Feature

Books on Film
How to avoid being desensitized to life
"...Filmmaking book: I have two books that come to mind. The first is Phillip Lopate's..."

June 17, 2016 Screens Feature

Books on Film
Film editing lessons through experimental novels
"...Influential book: Hopscotch by Julio Cortázar: One of the most important books in Latin American..."

June 17, 2016 Screens Feature

Austin Bullfighting Book on BBC Radio
Wena Poon's novel Alex y Robert will be serialized on BBC Radio 4
"...There's a lot to recommend Britain – this, this, and this, to barely scratch the surface...."

July 28, 2010 Books Post by Kimberley Jones

Austin Library Services You Might Have Forgotten About
No shortage of fun at library in December
"...the public and by the public. Beyond checking out books and movies or working and studying at the library,..."

Dec. 1, 2023 Arts Post by Jencie Tomasek

Five Best of Austin Originals
Winners from our first BOA issue, 33 years ago, that are still kicking today
"...September 28, 1990: The very first Austin Chronicle Best of Austin issue. Time has swallowed so..."

June 16, 2023 Arts Column by Richard Whittaker

How UT’s Tom Schatz Shaped Austin’s Film Scene
Austin’s film community looks back at the 45-year legacy of a guiding force at UT RTF
"...the ghost town it's been for over a year. Austin will soon be buzzing like normal again. But for..."

Aug. 13, 2021 Screens Feature by Paul Stekler

Faster Than Sound: Austin Record Stores Hang On, Together
Online and curbside pivots support an altered Record Store Day for Austin vinyl emporiums this Saturday.
"...Vaughn says it's empowering to reply that most Central Austin shops, like his own, are currently operating curbside and..."

Aug. 28, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

It’s Free Comic Book Day in Austin on Saturday
But then, it’s Free Comic Book Day everywhere on Saturday
"...thanks to a certain Joe Field of Flying Colors Comics in Concord, California...."

May 4, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Joe O'Connell's Top Reads of 2015
Paradise Sky and The Best I Recall head a list of stellar Lone Star books
"...by a racist killer seeking revenge. Paradise Sky (Mulholland Books), like Lansdale's equally fine 2013 novel The Thicket, channels..."

Jan. 1, 2016 Arts Feature by Joe O'Connell

Amplify Austin 2015: Under the Rainbow
We hat-tip the Amplify nonprofits that serve and support LGBTQIA
"...With just a day or two left until Amplify Austin cranks the giving up to 11, your friendly neighborhood..."

March 3, 2015 Qmmunity Post by Blake McCoy

Austin in a Winter Wonderland
Three recommended books and a couple of holiday wishes
"...Weird City: Sense of Place and Creative Resistance in Austin, Texasby Joshua Long University of Texas Press, 221 pp.,..."

Dec. 3, 2010 News Feature

Austin Gets Spiked
Buffy's best big bad booked for Wizard World
"...would be bringing its sci-fi and fantasy convention to Austin, speculation has been high about the guest list. The..."

Feb. 9, 2010 Books Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin African American Book Festival Gives Youth Revolutionary Programming
The 18th annual AAABF offers youth avenues for expression
"...Now in its 18th year, the Austin African American Book Festival has been a paragon of..."

July 3, 2024 Events Post by Cy White

Consigned to History: The Last Days of the Austin Antique Mall
When two iconic Austin businesses share an address, someday one was going to lose out
"...“Moving sale. All books 75% off.”..."

May 17, 2024 Arts Feature by Richard Whittaker

A Gift Guide for the Austin Music Fan in Your Life
Try a Nineties Austin oral history, Willie birthday LP, or BLK ODYSSY ashtray
"...For the Lone Star Vinyl Connoisseur Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation's Texas Wild..."

Dec. 8, 2023 Music Feature by Carys Anderson

Point Austin: Hate Crimes Require Sparks Before They Ignite
Who’s holding the guns?
"...From 2005-2020, now-retired Austin Chronicle News Editor Michael King wrote about city and..."

Sept. 8, 2023 News Post by Michael King

Top Books of 2020 That Struck a Literary or Musical Chord
A writer's fictional joyride, a rock & roll memoir, and jazz fairy tales are books that sang this year
"...Pre-lockdown, I wrestled with Argentine writer Rodrigo Fresán's THE DREAMED PART (Open Letter Press, translated by Will..."

Dec. 18, 2020 Arts Feature by Jay Trachtenberg

New Murals in Austin You May Have Missed
A guide to some of Austin's most notable new murals you may have missed
"...Somewhere in Austin, there may be a few bare walls outdoors, but..."

April 3, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

How to Be a Better Austin Citizen in 2020
The News staff takes to KOOP to discuss ways to be more civic-minded
"...things to look forward to this year – new books by Austin authors, Beethoven at 250 celebrations, a film..."

Jan. 10, 2020 News Post

Austin Book Arts Center: PUSH Print! Party at the Central Library
This annual fundraiser features what they call “a book arts rock star”
"...it makes perfect sense that Amanda Stevenson of the Austin Books Arts Center would refer to Richard Kegler as..."

Nov. 1, 2019 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Best Places to Play Board Games in Austin
Find a good tabletop to throw down and throw dice with friends
"...to commit to a night of strategy and heartbreak, Austin has many places to play a game, meet a..."

Feb. 7, 2018 Events Post by Josh Kupecki

Putting the Adult in Adult Coloring Books
Nathan Rapport channels heartbreak into risque gay art
"...Adult coloring books are all the rage, but Austin’s very own Nathan..."

Feb. 12, 2016 Qmmunity Post by Dan Gray

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