A nightmarish scene in Larry McMurtry’s epic novel triggered my unshakable—and completely illogical—fear of snakes.
We have seven words for you: Owen Wilson in a Bob Ross wig.
For decades, the Houston folklorist labored over his biography of the legendary bluesman. Seven years after McCormick’s death, the book is finally out—and so are the secrets long kept by its troubled author.
Sarah Wilson's ‘DIG’ combines photos, her grandfather’s Kodachrome teaching slides, and creatively staged paleontological artifacts.
The lawmaker from Frisco has rallied right-wingers by promising to remove “sexually explicit” books from shelves. But he may lose them by targeting a beloved Texan classic.
In his first book, Houston physician and writer Ricardo Nuila argues that these publicly funded institutions don’t deserve their awful reputation—and offer a model for mending our broken health-care system.
At Wild Lark Books, readers can find anything from works by local authors to renowned titles.
Threat of impersonal farmhouse decor aside, the purchase of Archer City’s beloved Booked Up could mean hope for a reopening.
These books are sure to make your special someone swoon.
Follow these tips and tricks to becoming beloved at your local watering hole from the guy who literally wrote the book.
One night in the fall of 1869, an angel visited a homeopathic physician in upstate New York named Cyrus Teed. She told him he was the Lamb of God, spoken of in the Bible’s book of Revelation, who was prophesied to open the seven seals and bring about the end-time.
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.
After raising three kids on a budget, novelist Amanda Eyre Ward indulges her teen fantasy of being the parent who says, “Order whatever you want.”
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.
The author of ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ believes a critical mass of writers is pushing beyond the fairy tales of the past.
Disemboweled zombies, gritty female crime investigators, harrowing tales of family dysfunction—today’s crop of Texas novels has something for everyone.
Kimberly Garza’s coastal debut, ‘The Last Karankawas,’ draws on her childhood memories of one of the city’s lesser-known ethnic enclaves.
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.”
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.