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Lilah Sturges Releases Lumberjanes Graphic Novel
Latest in the series insists emotional vulnerability is cool now
"...Sometimes we just want a cute, queer graphic novel where no one dies tragically, and now we’re in..."

Oct. 17, 2018 Qmmunity Post by Ray Emerson

Austin Film Festival: Coming Through the Rye
A Salinger-obsessed teen searches for his idol
"...It’s remarkable how J.D. Salinger’s 1951 novel The Catcher in the Rye continues to resonate with..."

Nov. 1, 2015 Screens Post by Steve Davis

Edgar Cantero Scoobies the Fhtagn Right Out the Ol’ Lovecraft
The geek-savvy author brings his Meddling Kids to BookPeople
"...Meddling Kids, that clever AF Edgar Cantero’s second bestselling novel, and the author will be at BookPeople this coming..."

June 15, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

A Dyke To Watch Out For
Watch out, dykes, Alison Bechdel is coming!
"...you haven't read DTWOF, Bechdel's Fun Home, a graphic novel which concerns her process of coming out, but also..."

Nov. 5, 2008 Qmmunity Post by Andy Campbell

Journey Toward a Novel
"...nothing." Two years overdue at the publisher's, finally this novel, my fourth, is done. (It concerns a Marilyn Monroe..."

Oct. 16, 1998 Column by Michael Ventura

Laying It All Out
Novelist Shelby Hearon has made an art of the little white lie.
"...like Ella, the main character in Shelby Hearon's latest novel, Ella in Bloom. Having spent the past five months..."

Feb. 16, 2001 Books Feature by Robin Bradford

Memories of My Father Watching TV: A Novel
"...who turn up early and often in Martin Amis novels. Barker is strictly small-time. He doesn't want to be..."

Jan. 15, 1999 Books Review

Working Worked Out
Theaterless Theater Corps, Rude Mechanicals, KAIROS! Co.
"...was doing and had no problem with the current novel-length draft of the script. "That was cool," Boone says,..."

Aug. 27, 1999 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Darkness With a Twist of Dime-Store Novel
White Whale Games brings the pulp-fiction aesthetic into the Aughties
"...on the company blog cover art for faux fantasy novels about worlds and characters in the game. "We like..."

Dec. 9, 2011 Screens Feature by Ashley Moreno

Santa Claus Is dot.Coming
Some off-kilter suggestions for the online shopper interested in more than Amazon.com.
"...cyborgs to robots, they do sell Philip Dick's classic novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, filmed as Blade..."

Dec. 10, 1999 Screens Feature by Jon Lebkowsky

Poodie's Stomps Out Butts
A place to run from F1
"...Back then – the Nineties – nonsmoking venues were novel, but Buckley thought the times were a-changing, and he..."

Nov. 13, 2012 Music Post by Margaret Moser

Out of Print and Onto Film
The Austin Film Society Texas Documentary Tour: Mark Moskowitz's 'Stone Reader'
"...The Stones of Summer, Dow Mossman's 1972 debut coming-of-age novel, sat on book lover Mark Moskowitz's bookshelf for 16..."

April 9, 2004 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

Head On
"...Greco-Aussie descent. The director has adapted Christos Tsiolkas' monologue-laden novel Loaded for the screen and managed to make one..."

Oct. 22, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Pariah
Pariah tells the specific but universal story of a black teenage girl who is a virginal lesbian, budding writer, and nonconformist.
"...hard to pigeonhole as young Alike. Yes, it’s a coming-out film, but it breaks that mold by being thoroughly..."

Jan. 13, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

AFF Snags Jon Stewart’s Rosewater
The Humbling, The Last 5 Years tapped for opening night
"...The Last 5 Years. Adapted from Philip Roth's 2009 novel and starring Al Pacino and Greta Gerwig, The Humbling..."

Sept. 30, 2014 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Lingering on the Beloved Characters of 'What Ever'
Talking with Heather Woodbury about the people in her eight-hour performance novel, What Ever.
"...no worries: Woodbury has reformatted her script into a novel, which has just been published by Faber and Faber..."

Dec. 5, 2003 Arts Feature by Heather Barfield Cole

Johnny Got His Gun
Austin-bred actor Ben McKenzie stars in this one-man show of Dalton Trumbo's timeless anti-war novel.
"...it's safe to say that Dalton Trumbo's searing anti-war novel Johnny Got His Gun will never go out of..."

Sept. 26, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

In Her Shoes
Even if these Shoes are not perfectly stitched, the fit is nevertheless comfortable and the look is polished.
"...Confidential, and coming-of-age predicaments that are more accurately the coming-out from a prolonged adolescence like Eminem’s Rabbit in 8..."

Oct. 7, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Review: Spinning
Tillie Walden's graphic novel is a powerful coming-of-age tale
"...of those two things in masterful combination. A graphic novel, yes. It’s called Spinning...."

Nov. 3, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

LoneStarCon 3: The Lois McMaster Bujold Interview
The Hugo Award nominee and past winner on biology as politics
"...McMaster Bujold has won more Hugo Awards for best novel than anyone but Robert Heinlein, and if you’re confused..."

Sept. 1, 2013 Books Post by Amy Gentry

The People Person
Peter Hedges' Pieces of April brings the novelist-screenwriter out of the quiet and into the filmmaking fray.
"...his work. He penned the screenplay for his first novel, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, for director Lasse Hallström, netting..."

Nov. 7, 2003 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

LoneStarCon 3: The Jo Walton Interview
The Hugo-winning author of 'Among Others' really loves books
"...book that won last year’s Hugo Award for Best Novel, beating out, among others, George R. R. Martin’s A..."

Aug. 30, 2013 Books Post by Amy Gentry

Fist of the North Star
"...quite a while. Based on the best-selling Japanese graphic novel, Fist is set in a post-apocalyptic world populated with..."

Jan. 24, 1992 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Scott McCloud in Austin with The Sculptor this Weekend
The affable theorist of Understanding Comics waxes all fictional.
"...nonfiction. The new Scott McCloud book is a graphic novel for adults. It's called The Sculptor, and it's one..."

Feb. 4, 2015 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Ice Storm Song
Email exchange with ‘The Ice Storm’ author/musician Rick Moody
"...Ice Storm, Ang Lee's faithful adaptation of his second novel. A South by Southwest Music panel was already in..."

Feb. 28, 2012 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Bedside Manner: Hell on Earth
Dark literature in dark times, plus a plea for casting sanity
"...new endeavor with Christopher Golden. The original oversized illustrated novel Baltimore, or The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire,..."

Sept. 6, 2011 Books Post by Richard Whittaker

God Says No
With dust-dry wit, James Hannaham charts a Homeric course for his protagonist through a sham marriage, an identity change, Atlanta's gay underground, an extended pray-away-the-gay program, and more
"...his life. It is the impressive discipline of first-time novelist (and Michner graduate) James Hannaham's flat prose – which..."

July 10, 2009 Books Review by Cindy Widner

SXSW Film Unveils March Lineup
So much ado!
"...Pop. 81) will debut When Angels Sing, scripted by novelist Lou Berney (Gutshot Straight) and starring Harry Connick Jr.,..."

Jan. 31, 2013 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Something Wicked This Way Comes: Lucinda Williams
New songs, new outlook, new horizons
"...At the same time, they found a novel Woody had written but never published, also called House..."

Jan. 15, 2013 Music Post by Margaret Moser

Fanning the Flames
Did TV News Reports Jeopardize Out Youth Austin's Partnership With AISD?
"..."There is nothing novel about talking about sex with teenagers, and sexuality is..."

March 24, 2000 News Feature by Suzy Spencer

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