Books

Blaze Foley
The Blaze Foley Biopic, Through the Eyes of His Greatest Muse

Aug 24, 2018 By Sybil Rosen

Nearly thirty years after he died in relative obscurity, songwriter Blaze Foley is on the verge of newfound fame thanks to an Ethan Hawke–directed biopic. In a series of dispatches from her time on set, Sybil Rosen, widely known as Foley's muse, ponders the widening divide between the man and the legend.

The Man Who Walked Backward

Aug 24, 2018 By Ben Montgomery

When the Great Depression put Plennie Wingo’s bustling Abilene cafe out of business, he tried to find fame, fortune, and a sense of meaning the only way he knew how: by embarking on an audacious trip around the world on foot. In reverse.

Lost Texas
‘Lost, Texas’ Offers a Glimpse of Fading Small Towns

May 29, 2018 By Charley Locke

Texans are no strangers to long drives. Whether cruising from Mission to South Padre Island to spot great kiskadees, from Turkey to Lubbock while blasting Waylon Jennings, or catching the remote vistas from Marfa to Chinati Hot Springs, Texans often get to…

Panther Elizabeth Crook Review
Elizabeth Crook’s Gripping New Western

Feb 8, 2018 By Mary Helen Specht

It’s been almost thirty years since Larry McMurtry asked the barbed question, “Why are there still cows to be milked and chickens to be fed in every other Texas book that comes along?” Texas literature has since embraced other, more cosmopolitan concerns, and yet the western is still popular,…

National Podcast of Texas, Episode Three

Jan 19, 2018 By Monte Williams

On this episode, we dive into Beto O'Rourke's moonshot campaign, catch up with Laredo's nightcrawler, and talk to Gay Gaddis about her new book, 'Cowgirl Power: How to Kick ass in Business and Life.