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“Fool’s Romance / Books From Aeromoto” at the UT VAC
The interactivity of Aeromoto’s installation seizes the spirit of collective action seen in the response to the Mexico City earthquake
"...The "Fool's Romance/Books From Aeromoto" exhibition at UT's Visual Arts Center feels..."

Oct. 6, 2017 Arts Review by Melany Jean

The Year in Books
What New Book Brought You the Most Enjoyment in 1997 and Why?
"...a significant sum of money, but showed how compassionate Austin artists can be when faced with the challenge of..."

Jan. 9, 1998 Books Feature by Phil West

Femmes Fatales: Rounding up Austin's Women of Mystery
"...place to dump a body!" It seems as though Austin is well populated with women who have never committed..."

May 2, 1997 Books Feature by Anna Hanks

Austin Restaurateurs Stake Their Claim in Lockhart
Deep in the heart of barbecue city
"...that have made the town famous. Just south of Austin, the seat of Caldwell County has quietly established itself..."

June 24, 2022 Food Feature by Evan Rodriguez

The Year in Books
Thirty-one titles that got us talking this year
"...a snob, too. So say the words "genre fiction" – no, even worse, "Western novel" – and all my..."

Jan. 6, 2012 Books Feature by Kimberley Jones

Austin Bishop Checkmates 'Dark Materials' in Schools
Trilogy's anti-religious themes and author's beliefs get books banned from local Catholic schools
"...Privately run religious schools throughout Austin are boycotting a controversial children's book because of its..."

Nov. 16, 2007 News Feature by Justin Ward

Day Trips: Curio Mrvosa Books and More, Taylor
Indie bookstore widens the world of words in WilCo
"...Curio Mrvosa Books and More in Taylor has moved into a new,..."

April 26, 2024 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Jay Trachtenberg’s Top Books of 2021
In a lost year, retrospectives and reprints with new context were comfort reads
"...our fair city recently it's perhaps apropos that the books that resonated most with me this year had decidedly..."

Dec. 17, 2021 Arts Feature by Jay Trachtenberg

Janine Barchas’ The Lost Books of Jane Austen
In this nonfiction book, the local scholar provides fresh insight into the ways that Jane Austen became Jane Austen, literary superstar
"...and Sense and Sensibility could have set foot in Austin, considering that she died a good 20 years before..."

Dec. 6, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

"Neighborhood Bound: Austin's Mobile Libraries" & Unbound: Sin Fronteras
"...of University Women donated $7,000 to the city of Austin for a book bus, which started a three-decade run..."

July 10, 2015 Arts Feature

Big Books: Part One
From Zora Neale Hurston to the National Football League
"...for Items Ex Libris is tight. Novelty and coffeetable books filled yesterday's gift gap, but a new trend in..."

Dec. 3, 2004 Books Feature by Kate X Messer

Barbecue Books
Food Editor Virginia B. Wood reviews two recent barbecue books in honor of the Southern Foodways Alliance Taste of Texas Barbecue Field Trip
"...unaware that two prominent Texas food writers would publish cookbooks on the all-American subject of barbecue in the spring..."

June 14, 2002 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Good Books About Bad Men
"...In the last two decades of the 19th century, Austin was a long way from becoming the live music..."

Dec. 13, 1996 Books Feature

Austin's Active Shelf Life
Can Our Public Library Keep Up the Pace?
"...community's sense of self. A very important piece of Austin's soul is manifest in our public library, which by..."

Sept. 20, 1996 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin Author Chandler Baker Talks About Creating a Novel for the #MeToo Movement
Writer of Whisper Network offers a healthy dose of righteous indignation
"...Enter Whisper Network, the first adult novel by Austin resident, corporate attorney, and YA author Chandler Baker. Set..."

July 26, 2019 Arts Feature by M. Brianna Stallings

Austin's Noir at the Bar Presents Stuart Neville
Irish author of Those We Left Behind trades shots with fellow crime writers Mike McCrary, Jesse Sublett, and Gabino Iglesias
"...Some books are fine for authors to read from inside a..."

Oct. 2, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Santa Claus said WHAT at Half Price Books?
Austin's top bibliophilic re-sellers go all jingley for you.
"...Except that it's also like Dial-A-Half-Price-Books-Employee and, when you do, you get to hear them..."

Dec. 18, 2012 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Things Not To Fear: 1) The Reaper, 2) The World Horror Convention in Austin
An Interview with Convention co-chairs Nate Southard and Lee Thomas
"...co-chairs of the annual World Horror Convention that's invading – like some chthonic force rising up from the depths,..."

April 27, 2011 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Let Me Tell You About Wine: A Beginner's Guide to Understanding and Enjoying Wine/Oldman's Brave New World of Wine: Pleasure, Value, and Adventure Beyond Wine's Usual Suspects
Writing a guide to wine is fraught with problems, but both of these books are highly recommended for their combination of accurate information, unstuffy knowledge, and delightful prose
"...Adventure Beyond Wine's Usual Suspectsby Mark Oldman W.W. Norton & Company, 333 pp., $19.95 (paper)..."

Nov. 26, 2010 Food Feature by Wes Marshall

Rock & Roll Books
Gift Guide
"...the Atomic Bomb in the ranks of exceptional "making-of books" written for an audience beyond the academic experts who..."

Dec. 1, 2006 Music Feature by Graham Reynolds

Author Deborah Madison in Austin
Noted vegetarian cookbook author Deborah Madison comes to Austin with her new book, Local Flavors: Cooking & Eating From America's Farmers' Markets, in her basket.
"...Award-winning cookbook author Deborah Madison will be in Austin, Aug. 3-6, to promote her newest book, Local Flavors:..."

July 26, 2002 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Art and Photography Books Picture This!
"...Holidays and art books go together like rum and eggnog -- the combination..."

Dec. 15, 1995 Books Feature

Books, Sculpture, and Weed Lead Our Recommended Arts Events
It'd be a lot cooler if you went to one of these events this week
"...and even finer arts. And great news, art lovers – it’s all for a good cause. The Umlauf Sculpture..."

April 19, 2024 Arts Feature by James Scott

How Austin Drag Icon Brigitte Bandit Became a Political Powerhouse
It’s Brigitte, bitch
"...The breasts – actually, the breastplate – are part of Bandit's onstage..."

Sept. 22, 2023 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

What the Hell Is Going On, Austin Arts Scene?
Here: Some nuggets of news from the frontlines of local culture.
"...know that distinctive billboard near the intersection of Airport & Manor, right?..."

Nov. 21, 2013 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

East Austin Nonprofit Mired in Controversy CEACO Sinking
"...at the height of the holiday season, not every Austin family had reason to celebrate. For poor and struggling..."

March 5, 1999 News Feature by Kayte VanScoy

Warped and Bloodied: Two New Books by Drafthouse Veterans
Giving the forgotten children of horror and exploitation the analysis they deserve
"...saved many of those films from disappearing. Now two books by Drafthouse and AGFA veterans – Warped and Faded:..."

Dec. 3, 2021 Arts Feature by Richard Whittaker

I Said That, Volume 1: The Dicks and Mutant Rocker: The Art of Randy "Biscuit" Turner, Volume 1
by Gary Floyd; edited by David Ensminger
"...frontman Gary Floyd told Texas historian David Ensminger, early Austin punk "had nothing to do with the Sex Pistols..."

Dec. 15, 2017 Music Review by Tim Stegall

Gwendolyn's Sword
A well-researched and swiftly paced historical novel for grown-up girls who dreamed of being knights
"...staying in their old rooms, looking at their childhood books, and can't help but thumb through some of their..."

Dec. 11, 2015 Arts Feature by Rosalind Faires

World of Books
The Fifth Annual Texas Book Festival
"...Goodbye to a River: Behind the Scenes When Austin Barnes & Noble executive Dave Hamrick announced that he..."

Nov. 10, 2000 Books Feature by Dick Holland

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