Performer Matches: Southern Drama, Southern Feeling
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Southern Destroyer
Barry Hannah at 60, in Oxford, and on why -- despite the energy drinks -- he's not feeling up to saving American fiction right this very minute
"...and it was immortalized a half-century later in the fiction of a failed poet named William Faulkner. It's a..."

Feb. 21, 2003 Books Feature by Shawn Badgley

Page Two: Fictional Fiction According to John Irving
Louis Black interviews his former writing teacher about his latest novel, Avenue of Mysteries
"...Below is a consideration of fiction, writing, and the writer. Next week in "Page Two"..."

Nov. 6, 2015 Column by Louis Black

Off the Bookshelf Pop Fiction
"...collection was the 1994 winner of The Texas Review Southern and Southwestern Poets Breakthrough Series...."

Jan. 19, 1996 Books Feature

The Universal High School Experience
Sarah Dessen's latest novel is 'The Moon and More'
"...a bestselling author of young adult novels? With typical Southern modesty spiced with just the faintest whiff of irony,..."

Sept. 26, 2013 Books Post by Amy Gentry

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

Howard Waldrop, Upright & Writing
Five decades into his career, the brilliant science fiction writer still isn’t taking any shortcuts
"...and The Texas-Israeli War: 1999 (a collaboration with fellow science-fiction writer Jake Saunders), which can be found mostly in..."

Oct. 6, 2017 Arts Feature by Elizabeth Banicki

Have a Nice Day
Mid-Nineties-style crime stories refreshed by Chinese cartoons.
"...Much of the anti-action involves the underdogs of this Southern Chinese city sitting outside dive bars, or in gutters..."

Feb. 23, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The Grass Harp
"...Durning, Joe Don Baker and Roddy McDowall. The memory fiction of Truman Capote often tells the story of a..."

Nov. 15, 1996 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Original Hipster
Chronicle writer Dick Holland on the comeback of Texan Terry Southern, the all-around bad boy of black humor
"...Cormac McCarthy, and Cabeza de Vaca; or (D) Terry Southern, looking a little stoned and wearing shades. If you..."

Sept. 14, 2001 Books Feature by Dick Holland

The rest of the world may be pondering new publishing technologies like e-books and on-demand printing, but Books editor Clay Smith is still stuck on paperbacks. LSU Press' Voices of the South series is one reason why.
"...paperback some of the most important (and often neglected) Southern writers, writers who tend to get rave reviews in..."

June 30, 2000 Books Column by Clay Smith

Accolades for Austin Authors
Austin authors Darryl Wimberley and Joe O'Connell enjoy book accolades
"...has been awarded the first-ever Willie Morris Prize for Southern Fiction. The honor includes a cash prize and a..."

Sept. 10, 2008 Books Post by Kimberley Jones

Crime Month: Down Those Mean Streams
Nordic noir and other criminal pleasures worth streaming
", and streaming services are providing so much crime fiction, viewers have trouble keeping track of it all...."

July 20, 2018 Arts Post by Jesse Sublett

Minerva Koenig on South of Nowhere
Minerva Koenig wanted her mystery series to show how someone becomes a sleuth
"...really stand-offish, they're not really Western, they're not really Southern. I really love the landscape of Texas. I like..."

Feb. 26, 2016 Arts Feature by Rosalind Faires

The Butt-Numb-a-Thon 14 Lineup
Harry Knowles' annual film fest sneaks 'The Hobbit,' 'Mama'
"...not unique, including a couple of stints at Science Fiction conventions where I ran projectors for roughly that long...."

Dec. 10, 2012 Screens Post by Louis Black

Texas Book Festival Lineup Revealed
Attendees include Junot Díaz, Cheryl Strayed, and... Tony Danza?
"...announced its 2012 slate today, featuring big hitters in fiction (Junot Díaz, Justin Cronin) and nonfiction (Robert Caro, Douglas..."

Sept. 12, 2012 Books Post by Kimberley Jones

Just One More
Remembering author/songwriter Larry Brown.
" Many lauded Brown for his detailed yet raw fiction about the rural South. He’s been compared to fellow..."

June 4, 2007 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

For Your Consideration ...
Austin Film Festival Preview
"...Arliss Howard roots his directorial debut in the rich Southern fiction of Larry Brown (Howard's brother, James, helped adapt..."

Oct. 12, 2001 Screens Feature

Making Lists
"...important role in Texas literary matters, as a memoirist, fiction writer, and influential book critic in Dallas. Greene's book..."

Jan. 1, 1999 Books Feature by Dick Holland

Other Voices, Other Rooms
"Sharon Bridgforth's works aren't meant to be read silently," Suzy Spencer writes. "Some folks would say that's like eating barbecue without the sauce. But if it's good barbecue, you can do without the sauce because it has plenty of flavor on its own."
"...loving "wy'mn." And not just wy'mn loving wy'mn, but Southern black wy'mn loving wy'mn. This was not the stuff..."

July 28, 2000 Books Feature by Suzy Spencer

Nominees for Independent Spirit Awards Announced
Matthew McConaughey's golden run continues
"...Jason Tippet, as a finalist for the Truer Than Fiction Award, which comes with a $25,000 grant. And David..."

Nov. 27, 2012 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Webb on the Web
Don Webb: Surreal but Awake
"...Austin for many years, producing unique works of short fiction usually categorized as horror, fantasy, or science fiction, or..."

July 31, 1998 Screens Feature by Jon Lebkowsky

Alex Garland's SF mystery is weird for weirdness' sake.
"...I gather the taxonomy of Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach novels goes something like, family: speculative fiction; genus:..."

March 2, 2018 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

100 Local SXSW Music Acts
A-Z list of 100 Austin acts showcasing at the Fest
"...effort, Duende, cuts expectedly eclectic touring through funked-up soulful Southern rockers, easy rolling Eagles-esque harmonies, and poignant ballads behind..."

March 17, 2017 Music Feature by The Music Staff

Finding Their Tuva
The Texas Documentary Tour screens 'Genghis Blues,' the Belic Brothers' next step in living a 'kickass, adventurous life and meeting cool people.'
" come back to Hollywood, we disappeared into the southern Gobi desert for six or seven days, staying in..."

Oct. 10, 2003 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

SXSW Unleashes Massive Film List
High-concept horror A Quiet Place to open fest
"...civil rights collide on voting day in a small Southern town that hosts a famous performance of the last..."

Jan. 31, 2018 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

Page Two: Love and Creation
An approach to the SXSW Film Festival
"...none of the maddening sloppiness that distorts too many nonfiction projects, the film explores the secret societies, the fancy-dress..."

March 7, 2008 Column by Louis Black

2001 Texas Book Festival Schedule
"...11:30am Room E2.014 Level E2 of the Capitol ExtensionShort Fiction: Lionel G. Garcia10:45 to 11:15am Children's Chapter Read Me..."

Nov. 16, 2001 Books Feature

Author by Author
Notable Folks in Their Own Write
"...not his body actually is in that tomb in Southern California, he certainly lives on as the guiding spirit..."

May 1, 1998 Books Feature

Letters at 3AM
Austin's Best Novelist
"...Brammer, or even 10, and we'd have a contemporary fiction that would be the glory of the world...."

Sept. 15, 2000 Column by Michael Ventura

Local Author Tim O'Brien Wins Lifetime Achievement Award
'The Things They Carried' author on life, fiction, and truth
"...for The Things They Carried, a 1990 collection of fictional stories inspired by his experiences in Vietnam War in..."

Nov. 14, 2013 Books Post by R.U. Steinberg

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