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Brendan Short, ZZ Packer put on readings
The Michener Center plays host to two upcoming readings
"...at the southeast corner of 24th & Speedway). Both readings are free and open to the public...."

Nov. 24, 2008 Books Post by Kimberley Jones

The Latest in Paper: The People's Poet
The Essential Neruda: Selected Poems
"...editor, Mark Eisner. The project also includes worldwide public readings of Neruda's poetry during April, National Poetry Month. (For..."

April 2, 2004 Books Review by Dominic Luxford

Pronoun Music
"...From earlier readings of Cohen's work, I expected intelligently dry, sorrowful renderings..."

Aug. 3, 2001 Books Review by Ric Williams

Life Inc.: How the World Became a Corporation and How to Take It Back
Rushkoff's latest is not just a critique of corporate culture but a call to arms, as well

July 24, 2009 Books Review by Wells Dunbar

The Whole Death Catalog: A Lively Guide to the Bitter End
Just the sort of guide a literate, death-curious person would want to spend his or her dwindling time perusing

July 24, 2009 Books Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

Submersion Journalism: Reporting in the Radical First Person From 'Harper's Magazine'
The argument that Harper's Magazine is all that stands between ourselves and idiocracy is a bit much, no?

Nov. 14, 2008 Books Review by Cindy Widner

New York Stories: Landmark Writing from Four Decades of 'New York Magazine'
Wherever there's a zeitgeist, New York magazine will be there

Nov. 14, 2008 Books Review by Kimberley Jones

The Gone-Away World
A flat-out ferociously good novel

Oct. 10, 2008 Books Review by Marc Savlov

Yesterday's Weather
Signature spare language with flares of lyricism from Booker Prize-winner Anne Enright

Oct. 10, 2008 Books Review by Elizabeth Jackson

The Wasted Vigil
This compelling Afghanistan-set novel puts a personal face on current Middle Eastern affairs

Sept. 12, 2008 Books Review by Jay Trachtenberg

Supreme Courtship
Christopher Buckley delivers some pretty spot-on satire of Beltway politics but misses the mark for humor

Sept. 12, 2008 Books Review by Jordan Smith

Two Wars: One Hero's Fight on Two Fronts – Abroad and Within
A Texan veteran's memoir on combat and its devastating aftereffects

July 18, 2008 Books Review by Michael King

The Political Mind: Why You Can't Understand 21st-Century American Politics With an 18th-Century Brain
George Lakoff writes on a culture war in which "the main battlefield is the brain"

July 18, 2008 Books Review by Sofia Resnick

How Perfect Is That
Sarah Bird skewers Austin society in the days of George and Laura and the Dellionaires.

June 6, 2008 Books Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Holy Moly
Blanco County's crime-solving game warden John Marlin is back.

June 6, 2008 Books Review by Virginia B. Wood

We Are Now Beginning Our Descent
A war journalist's time in Iraq proves food for novelistic thought.

June 6, 2008 Books Review by Dan Oko

Snuff
The shock of Snuff – about a record-breaking, 600-man sex-a-thon – is that the sexual content isn't that shocking at all

May 30, 2008 Books Review by Matthew Patin

Personal Days: A Novel
Personal Days' themes of corporate downsizing and office malaise have been done before and done better

May 30, 2008 Books Review by John Davidson

The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives
The book itself is a kind of drunkard's walk through the history of probability, statistics, and chaos theory

May 23, 2008 Books Review by Nora Ankrum

Dirty Money
Richard Stark's professional thief is back in action

May 9, 2008 Books Review by Jesse Sublett

Many Readings of Ayn Rand

April 15, 2008 Postmarks

The Story of Forgetting: A Novel
Though this debut novel is about Alzheimer's, it's too funny, too inventive, too tender and finely written to be reduced to its tragic engine

April 11, 2008 Books Review by Kimberley Jones

Unaccustomed Earth
With her second collection of short stories, Jhumpa Lahiri further establishes herself as a master of quiet despair

April 4, 2008 Books Review by Melanie Haupt

The Second Plane: September 11: Terror and Boredom
Martin Amis tries breathlessly to evoke the post-9/11 change in the zeitgeist and, less successfully, to find a moral ground from which to respond

April 4, 2008 Books Review by Michael Agresta

The Kingdom of Ordinary Time: Poems
This lovely, clearheaded collection should serve, for first-time readers, as a fine introduction to visiting professor and poet Marie Howe

April 4, 2008 Books Review by Amy Smith

The Rain Before It Falls
Coe's latest is a somber work that unravels four generations of British women, each daughter curdled at an early age by the mother

April 4, 2008 Books Review by Kimberley Jones

Kirby: King of Comics
A new biography of Jack Kirby successfully evokes the proper mystique and respect for this creative giant while revealing his human side

April 4, 2008 Books Review by Rick Klaw

The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How It Changed America
During the 1950s, comics came under societal and governmental scrutiny. David Hajdu examines this troubled time.

March 21, 2008 Books Review by Rick Klaw

Mavericks: A Gallery of Texas Characters
"This is the west, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend." That wisdom is at the heart of this collection.

March 21, 2008 Books Review by Richard Whittaker

Gusher of Lies: The Dangerous Delusions of 'Energy Independence'
Robert Bryce's dissection of the energy market isn't likely to win him friends.

March 7, 2008 Books Review by Richard Whittaker

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