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Friends and Family Gather to Honor Activist Nadine Eckhardt
Eulogies and memories at Saengerrunde Hall
"...Nadine’s Restaurant, where Nadine and two daughters – Sidney Brammer and Sarah Eckhardt (then managing the restaurant) – cheered..."

Jan. 23, 2019 News Post by Michael King

The Duchess of Palms
Remembering Texas trailblazer Nadine Eckhardt
"...snapshot barely scratches the surface of Nadine Ellen Cannon Brammer Eckhardt's extraordinary life, which ended in Austin on Dec...."

Jan. 18, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Family and Friends Honor Activist/Writer Nadine Eckhardt
Farewell to the Duchess of Palms
"...who died Dec. 8. As Eckhardt’s eldest daughter Sidney Brammer put it, “It's impossible for us to limit her..."

Jan. 14, 2019 News Post by Michael King

Headlines
"...known for her political acumen, her marriages to novelist Billy Lee Brammer and Congressman Bob Eckhardt, and her daughter,..."

Dec. 14, 2018 News Feature

Qmmunity
Like community, but queerer
"...While she called it "Gay Place," in ode to Billy Lee Brammer's book about midcentury Texas politics, she –..."

Sept. 7, 2018 Column by Sarah Marloff

UT Professor on the Making of Texas Film Epic Giant
Don Graham's Giant: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Edna Ferber, and the Making of a Legendary American Film
"...the film's cultural echoes. First on the list is Billy Lee Brammer's collected novellas The Gay Place, one of..."

April 13, 2018 Books Review by Joe O'Connell

Gay Place: I'm Not Gonna Miss You
Gay Place bids you adieu
"...course, a most delicate slice of gratitude goes to Billy Lee Brammer (and his lovely heirs who deigned not..."

Jan. 15, 2016 Column by Kate X Messer

A Gathering of Promises
UK POV on Texas's psychedelic birth
"...stars-to-be Gilbert Shelton and Jack Jackson (Jaxon). Passing through: Billy Lee Brammer, spiraling downward from The Gay Place, and..."

July 24, 2015 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

Perfidia
The first book in this new L.A. Quartet shows new depth, scope, and craftsmanship in James Ellroy's canon
"...imagined (Kay Lake, Preston Exley, Buzz Meeks, Bucky Bleichert, Lee Blanchard) – appear as their younger selves, making the..."

Oct. 24, 2014 Arts Feature by Tim Stegall

Eckhardt Father and Daughter Day at Scholz
A centennial celebration provides platform to stump for county judge
"...to the era of The Gay Place, the 1961 Billy Lee Brammer novel set in Austin at a time..."

Oct. 4, 2013 News Feature by Amy Smith

Point Austin: Explaining Austin
Understanding Austin requires a cultural primer
"...Austin. Austin got there first; the city portrayed in Billy Lee Bram­mer's The Gay Place (1961) is already at..."

March 15, 2013 News Column by Michael King

Feminist Flirt
Kate X got to chat Ms. Steinem up-close and personal.
"...She proceeded to inform the crowd that Billy Lee Brammer's book by the same name about a..."

Sept. 6, 2012 Qmmunity Post by Kate X Messer

Not All of Me Will Die:
Remembering Joe Watson
In remembrance of The Brick Row Book Shop's Joe Watson
"...to a minor regional novelist by the name of Billy Lee Brammer...."

Oct. 23, 2010 Books Post by Sidney Brammer

The World Is Flat
How King of the Hill helped make Texas three-dimensional again
"...too tired to bring up John Henry Faulk or Billy Lee Brammer or Barbara Jordan or Robert Rauschenberg or..."

Sept. 11, 2009 Screens Feature by Cindy Widner

Page Two: R.I.P.
Edwin 'Bud' Shrake and Stephen Bruton
"...Texas writers, including Larry L. King, Willie Morris, and Billy Lee Brammer, as well as some of the nation's..."

May 15, 2009 Column by Louis Black

Bud Shrake's Adventures in the Film Trade
'Midnight rambling, creative gambling': Louis Black's 1985 interview with Songwriter screenwriter Bud Shrake
"...Gary Cartwright, Dan Jenkins, and the guiding shadow of Billy Lee Brammer. Former classical scholar, onetime sportswriter, notorious Texas..."

May 8, 2009 Screens Feature by Louis Black

Carnival Ah!
ACC's central campus becomes a cultural extravaganza of music, theatre, and more
"...in the 1950s: The Political and Literary Landscapes of Billy Lee Brammer (Friday, 5pm, Mainstage Theater). Co-sponsored by ACC's..."

April 3, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Res Publica
"...of The Flea Circus – a film based on Billy Lee Brammer's The Gay Place – followed by a..."

April 3, 2009 News Feature

Legends of Texas Letters Reflect on 'The Gay Place'
ACC's Carnival ah! hosts a Billy Lee Brammer retrospective
"...occasion of the 40th anniversary of the publication of Billy Lee Brammer's The Gay Place, the Chronicle's own Michael..."

March 31, 2009 Books Post by Kimberley Jones

Res Publica
"...NADINE ECKHARDT The former wife of acclaimed Texas novelist Billy Lee Brammer, and later of U.S. congressman Bob Eckhardt,..."

March 20, 2009 News Feature

Noriega vs. McMurrey
Noriega and McMurrey go to the mat
"...In Billy Lee Brammer's classic 1961 novel about Texas politics and..."

Feb. 22, 2008 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Lone Star Literature: A Texas Anthology
Lone Star Literature: A Texas Anthology
"...of the 1890s. Fast forward to Chapter 1 from Billy Lee Brammer's The Gay Place. Then, take in some..."

Feb. 24, 2006 Books Review by R.U. Steinberg

Austin – the Only Gay Place
Travis defeated Prop. 2, but the rest of the state wasn't even close
"...When Billy Lee Brammer named his landmark novel about Texas statehouse..."

Nov. 18, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Mr. Toad's Wild Ride
Out of Austin's primordial music past comes John Andrews with tales from the music hall of legends
"...the past, especially when it comes to music. Novelist Billy Lee Brammer's book review of The Improbable Rise of..."

Oct. 28, 2005 Music Feature by Bill Bentley

Splendor in the Short Grass: The Grover Lewis Reader
Jesus Christ! What are these words? Hincty, goudge, donicker, furze, rick, pecksniff, flapdoodle fantod, tumerling? What kind of screwball whips out stuff like this?
"...our forebears trapped in the stop-time aspic of old hillbilly records," "a trash band playing moldy show tunes to..."

April 22, 2005 Books Review by Brant Bingamon

Summer Reading
Also Recommended
"...The Mad Dogs – Bud Shrake, Larry L. King, Billy Lee Brammer, Gary Cartwright, Dan Jenkins, and Peter Gent..."

May 28, 2004 Books Feature by Shawn Badgley

News/Print
Book Woman fights back. Again.
"...memorabilia, whiskey-soaked letters, cigarette-burned photographs, and more to celebrate Billy Lee Brammer, Gary Cartwright, Larry L. King, Bud Shrake,..."

April 30, 2004 Books Column by Shawn Badgley

Page Two
If he were CEO, and not governor, of Texas, Rick Perry's lazy disloyalty would never be tolerated; look for new "Postmarks" online daily; Screens Editor Kimberley Jones decamps for graduate school; and we honor the righteous life of Marjorie Hershey.
"...would have long, hysterical telephone conversations. "Mah-Gie!!" Annie would gleefully proclaim when her phone calls were answered. When Hershey..."

Aug. 8, 2003 Column by Louis Black

The Roots of the Left
Scholz Garden recalls a storied political and cultural past.
"...That's how Billy Lee Brammer sets the scene in The Gay Place,..."

July 4, 2003 News Feature by Amy Smith

You Can't Go Home Again
Chronicle writer Jesse Sublett on why James Crumley, whose mystery The Final Country has recently been published, is the best writer from Texas to disown the state.
"...Country, which is taken from the first lines of Billy Lee Brammer's classic Texas novel The Gay Place, finds..."

Oct. 26, 2001 Books Feature by Jesse Sublett

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