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Nonfiction and Memoir
Justin St. Germain, Stephen Harrigan, and more delight with these true tomes
"...ultimately, women want from these peacocking "ladykillers." The resulting nonfiction work is broken into two parts: an analysis of..."

Oct. 25, 2013 Books Feature

Elsewhere, U.S.A.: How We Got From the Company Man, Family Dinners, and the Affluent Society to the Home Office, BlackBerry Moms, and Economic Anxiety
The scary tale of Elsewhere Man, the American professional with no authentic, core self
"...The main character in this nonfiction tale of how we live now is one Mr...."

Feb. 6, 2009 Books Review by Tim Warden

The Well-Dressed Ape: A Natural History of Myself
A delightful anthropological study-cum-memoir about what unites and divides humans from the animal kingdom

Feb. 6, 2009 Books Review by Kimberley Jones

New in Nonfiction
Two new nonfiction books work their mouths around the English language

Nov. 21, 2008 Books Review by Tim Warden

New in Nonfiction: Waiter Rant: Thanks For The Tip – Confessions of a Cynical Waiter
A popular blog turns into book form, highlighting both the advantages and disadvantages of mixing new and old media

Aug. 22, 2008 Books Review by John Davidson

Freakonomics
The runaway nonfiction book that improbably spent two years on The New York Times bestseller list is now, just as improbably, a movie.
"...Jarecki, Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing. Freakonomics, the runaway nonfiction book that improbably spent two years on The New..."

Oct. 1, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Pope Francis: A Man of His Word
The pope, in his own words, through the lens of Wim Wenders
"...an extensive body of work in both narrative and nonfiction modes, here answers the Vatican’s call to helm a..."

May 18, 2018 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Denial
Holocaust courtroom drama parallels contemporary issues
"...Based on a nonfiction book by Deborah Lipstadt (here played with tight-lipped outrage..."

Oct. 14, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
Michael Bay lends his firepower to this war that's not really a war
"...Adapted from Mitchell Zuckoff’s nonfiction book, 13 Hours is less about the catastrophic events..."

Jan. 15, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Big Short
The financial meltdown of 2008 is treated with terrific comic spin
"...actors deepen the bench.) Adapting with Charles Randolph the nonfiction bestseller by Michael Lewis, McKay is all sleight of..."

Dec. 25, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

First Authors Announced for Texas Book Festival
Marquee names run the gamut from Amis to Ziggy
"...cover the spectrum of the book world: fiction to nonfiction, local to international, new authors to old favorites –..."

July 25, 2014 Books Post by Robert Faires

The Big Year
Jack Black, Steve Martin, and Owen Wilson co-star in this comedy about competitive birdwatchers.
"...Based loosely on Mark Obmascik's 2004 nonfiction book of the same name, The Big Year chronicles..."

Oct. 21, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Way
Emilio Estevez directs this film about a spiritual pilgrimage, which stars his father Martin Sheen.
"...Adapted from Jack Hitt's nonfiction book Off the Road: A Modern-Day Walk Down the..."

Oct. 14, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Killer Elite
Action-film icon Jason Statham is stuck in an overlong, perfunctory thriller.
"...De Niro) is kidnapped. The plot, based on a nonfiction book by Ranulph Fiennes, teases some political intrigue when..."

Sept. 30, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Building Hope
Activist Turk Pipkin's documentary looks at the process of building of a secondary school in Mahiga, Kenya.
"...project's co-sponsors. Made in association with local outfit Flow Nonfiction, whose mission is to produce "branded documentary content for..."

June 3, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

"Hubble 3D"
This breathtaking IMAX documentary follows NASA's May 2009 mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.
"...human achievement and a terrifically entertaining slice of science nonfiction. It's an out-of-this-world, real-life adventure for kids of all..."

March 19, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Cowboy del Amor
Ivan Thompson, the "Cowboy Cupid" who brokers marriages between American men and Mexican women, is a truly fascinating documentary character that is expertly revealed through rock-solid storytelling.
"...son of a bitch, but he's a truly fascinating nonfiction character, and Ohayon's storytelling is rock-solid. She holds Thompson's..."

March 24, 2006 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Naked in Ashes
This documentary follows a group of spiritual voyagers through a series of pilgrimages and trips to Indian ashrams and holy festivals in order to create a portrait of the yogi life.
"...nor is there enough of a narrative in her nonfiction to suggest a strong creative presence behind the camera...."

Nov. 25, 2005 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Assisted Living
Greenebaum's superstylized first feature attempts to mesh fiction with nonfiction while remaining a narrative, and it attempts to do it almost entirely in the confines of a nursing home, entirely in one day.
"...first feature attempts to mesh the fiction with the nonfiction while remaining a narrative, and it attempts to do..."

April 8, 2005 Movie Review by Shawn Badgley

Seabiscuit
"...Stevens and William H. Macy. Adapted from the bestselling nonfiction work by Laura Hillenbrand, Seabiscuit dramatizes the story of..."

July 25, 2003 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Thirteen Days
"...Philip D. Zelikow (itself adapted from Ernest R. May's nonfiction book, which provides the script with voluminous, straight-from-the-transcript details),..."

Jan. 12, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
"...Law. Eastwood's film, adapted from John Berendt's phenomenally bestselling “nonfiction novel,” is as entertaining and outrageous a confection as..."

Nov. 21, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Martha & Ethel
"...Hoop Dreams the cinematic climate seems ripe for more nonfiction films. Enter Martha and Ethel, a film not only..."

April 28, 1995 Movie Review by Alison Macor

Warrior Marks
"...Joy, Walker spearheaded this movie and also authored another nonfiction book, Warrior Marks, to accompany it. Head-on, Walker tackles..."

Oct. 14, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Pictures From a Revolution
"...Nicaragua's strangled economy, courtesy of Ronald Reagan; of all nonfiction films about Nicaragua, it is the least didactic, the..."

July 24, 1992 Movie Review by Chris Walters

Top Books to Make Our Lone Star Shine
Joe O'Connell's top reads of 2016 reveal new depths of humanitity in their Texas characters
"...way I think about race and was my top nonfiction read. Jacoby researched a flashy entrepreneur who dreamed of..."

Dec. 30, 2016 Arts Feature by Joe O'Connell

Well-Behaved? Let's Assume Not.
This fall's nonfiction releases spotlight women who made history
"...its resonance can be felt again in several new nonfiction titles that recount the stories of women who changed..."

Nov. 28, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

July Is Crime Month
As summer heats up, the 'Chronicle' runs afoul of the law, in fiction and nonfiction
"...they've found there: reviews of recent crime fiction and nonfiction, interviews with authors and publishers in the field, plugs..."

July 4, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Writers' League of Texas Announces Nominees
2008 Violet Crown Book Awards
"...Violet Crown celebrates the best in adult fiction and nonfiction, while the Teddy Awards honor children's literature. Each winning..."

Sept. 11, 2008 Books Post by Kimberley Jones

Postscripts
Upcoming literary events in Austin.
"...manuals, though books of most any topic, fiction or nonfiction, can be put to use. Or donate supplies (manila..."

Jan. 26, 2001 Books Column by Clay Smith

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