Oak Cliff's Bastille Day Celebration Takes Place Where a Utopian French Community Once Stood

Bastille on Bishop, which is expected to draw 4,000 people on Monday, was started by a French expat some ten years ago, but the area’s connection to France runs much deeper.


Chitra Divakaruni’s Houston libretto.

This Man Made Austin Home for a World-Class Literary Archive

As the director of the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, Thomas Staley turned the archive into the repository for some of literature’s greatest giants. Now he’s passing the baton to Stephen Enniss, who hopes to continue that legacy.

Back in the Saddle Again

Novelist James Carlos Blake, who has been compared to Cormac McCarthy, returns to his prolific writing pace, releasing two books in less than a year.

The Eye of Stephen Harrigan

The longtime Texas Monthly writer—and novelist and screenwriter and UT professor—discusses his new collection of essays.

Bexar County's Library on a Cloud

BiblioTech, one of the country’s first all-digital public libraries, aims to reach more readers by hosting their entire collection on the cloud. Patrons may choose from 18,000 digital titles and can check out Kindles, too.