Attica Locke looks back on her 2012 essay weighing her Houston pride against the fact that “there are things about the state that just don’t work for me.”
On the occasion of his third cult examination, Guinn shares what he’s learned about the charisma of evil.
Búho, opening in the historic district, is one element in the revitalization of the border town.
Heidi Frazier opened 40 Acre Wood over ten years ago with a mission to make books accessible to any and all readers in the small town of Lexington.
An escape in 1950 inspired my novel. The wildly different public reactions show how much our relationship to animals has changed.
Regarded by many Texans as a classic work of history, T. R. Fehrenbach’s ‘Lone Star’ contains racist ideas that shouldn’t be ignored.
From George Jones to Attica Locke, these Texans have made lasting cultural impacts on the state.
This is the year that returned Beyoncé to our ears and Beavis and Butt-head to our screens.
From Bruce Springsteen to Ballet Austin, there are plenty of ways to break out of the winter doldrums this season.
The coauthor of memoirs by Vanessa Lachey, Shep Rose, and Chrishell Stause spills about the glamour—and grit—of helping the famous tell their stories.
Making sense of the politics behind the unprecedented attacks on Texas school library volumes that deal with issues of race and gender.
Jimmy Johnson’s memoir, ‘Swagger,’ is another salvo in the catty, decades-long feud between the former coach and Jerry Jones.
She weaves the state’s climate disasters, including droughts and floods, into terrifying tales.
Wildsam field guides have more in common with indie zines than with Fodor’s or Lonely Planet. Ten years in, the road less traveled is paying off.
Humorist Wendi Aarons’s ‘I’m Wearing Tunics Now’ depicts middle-age losses (slower metabolisms) and wins (better friendships).
In his new memoir, the Instagram star recounts his childhood in Austin and how he found his way in the fashion world.
This season has everything: Cormac McCarthy, Star Wars, Chippendales dancers, and opera.
Discussions of race or sex, or just the wrong vibes, are all it takes for a book to number among the 801 bannings in Texas this year.
Bobby Finger, host of the popular celebrity podcast ‘Who? Weekly,’ treats his subjects gently and imbues them with wit.
Three new books remind us that some of the issues roiling the state have been with us for a very long time.
Mary Beth Rogers, who served as Ann Richards’s campaign manager and chief of staff, reflects on Texas politics in ‘Hope and Hard Truth.’
West Texans didn’t much appreciate Don DeLillo’s ‘End Zone’ at the time, but it elevated the lexicon of football to high art.
A vibrant new book by photographer Frederick R. Preston and former Texas poet laureate Carmen Tafolla captures San Antonio’s wealth of public murals, mosaics, and sculptures.
From her forthcoming collection, ‘Woman Without Shame.’
‘More City than Water: A Houston Flood Atlas’ brings together a team of writers, scholars, designers, and eyewitnesses from the front lines of climate change in a grand experiment.
A beloved children’s book led the pair to collect salsas and hot sauces and host live tastings on Instagram.
Disemboweled zombies, gritty female crime investigators, harrowing tales of family dysfunction—today’s crop of Texas novels has something for everyone.
The author of ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ believes a critical mass of writers is pushing beyond the fairy tales of the past.
A conversation with Chris Cander, the author of ‘A Gracious Neighbor.’
In his latest novel and as president of the Texas Institute of Letters, the Ysleta-raised writer is pushing us to rethink the Lone Star literary canon.
Whether you’re a crime fiction addict or you’re looking for a romantic comedy, there’s a book for everyone.
In Gabino Iglesias’s horror novel, racism, a broken health-care system, and Mexican cartels meet up with powerful brujas and disemboweled zombies.
With her stunning debut novel, ‘Perish,’ LaToya Watkins draws on her family’s deep roots in West Texas.
In his new short story collection, the Austin writer offers a fantastical view of the Texas borderlands. Just don’t call it “magical realism.”
Kimberly Garza’s coastal debut, ‘The Last Karankawas,’ draws on her childhood memories of one of the city’s lesser-known ethnic enclaves.
A short story.
In Texas, women crime authors are finally escaping the influence of Gillian Flynn’s best-selling thriller.
The Dallas carrier—whose success is often studied in business schools—offers up its own, self-promotional version of its management secrets.
Robert Evans’s ‘After the Revolution’ is the latest entry in the rich canon of speculative fiction that draws on our real-life deadly climate, big money, sinister villains, and true believers.
These seven books cover the basics of smoking and grilling while livening things up with recipes for smoked duck lasagna and key lime cake.
Lubbock-based artist Jon Whitfill is on a mission to transform discarded texts into eye-popping works of art.
Lance Scott Walker's ‘DJ Screw: A Life in Slow Revolution’ is a worthwhile biography and oral history, even for those who already know the story of Screw's short, impactful life.
Third Planet Sci-Fi Superstore in Houston is home to hundreds of thousands of comic books and collectibles.
The compelling biography, by Amy Odell, tells the story of the ‘Vogue’ titan’s controversial decades at the helm of fashion.
The Mathis native and 2022 Guggenheim fellow ruminates on masculinity in his debut memoir.
Luci Zahray is an expert on poison and is a consultant to mystery writers around the world.
A Wall Street Journal reporter’s book flips the script about the meme stock–trading frenzy that erupted around Grapevine-based retailer GameStop in 2021.
The award-winning writer and professor, who died April 19 at 93, was often compared to William Faulkner, but that doesn’t tell the whole story.
Organized crime! Illicit booze! The beach! In this exclusive excerpt from her new novel ‘Last Dance on the Starlight Pier,’ Sarah Bird explores Galveston at the end of the twenties, a setting she calls “a gift to a novelist.”
William Martin’s journey from Rice professor to Billy Graham expert began with a simple assignment, one that would alter his life for decades to come.