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.
Katy ISD is considering a ban on the Pulitzer Prize–winning graphic novel about the Holocaust. Here’s what the book taught me.
In ‘You Sound Like a White Girl,’ Julissa Arce combines memoir and history to reclaim the Latino identity she pushed away as an undocumented immigrant.
Austin artist and doctor Grace Farris’s debut, ‘Mom Milestones,’ inverts the patronizing parenting-book formula.
Claire Mestepey has built a steady publishing business around her unique approach to word search puzzles.
German writer Thomas Pletzinger has written a definitive biography of the seven-footer who brought a title to Dallas and a new era to the NBA.
Texas Monthly talks with Pletzinger about his biography of Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki and how jazz helped make Nowitzki great.
The Texas writer, who died in December, caught lightning in a bottle with his celebrated 1993 book ‘Travels With Lizbeth,’ but he still couldn’t escape life on the margins.
With his ex-team in the Super Bowl and a new memoir on bookshelves, the Hall of Fame running back from Sealy, Texas, is back in the limelight.
‘Blood and Money’ has it all: new oil money, an equestrian heiress, a handsome plastic surgeon, River Oaks mansions, and gossip-worthy trials.
The San Marcos author draws on her scientific training and tribal storytelling to weave a spellbinding tale in ‘A Snake Falls to Earth.’
The new show has a strong premise that’s derailed by cheap laughs. But cartoonist Gilbert Shelton’s counterculture strips are still great.
A new book tells the sweeping tale of the Alamo’s Weird Wednesday series, the American Genre Film Archive, and Austin’s custodians of cult.
Indulge in over-the-top cocktails like the Skeleton Cruise, which comes in a boat with dry ice and activates bar-wide light and sound effects.
You won't be able to put these down.
The book for anyone who has ever felt the lure of the Lone Star State, already loves it, or simply wants to make sense of the place.
Things unseen moved along the river bank, slithered or crawled or pranced between the thick growths of trees that ran for miles.
There’s something for every Texan on this list.
A recent tribute in Archer City gave Texans an overdue opportunity to pay their respects to their state’s greatest writer.
Ann Richards, Farrah Fawcett, Beyoncé. An excerpt from TM’s new book, ‘Being Texan,’ explores a strain of toughness in the iconography of the state’s females.
A searingly feminist 1925 memoir of life in small-town Texas rises from the dustbin of patriarchy.
To me, Garth Ennis's ‘Preacher’ is about growing past juvenile, self-destructive notions of masculinity.
The former San Antonian started writing the story that became ‘Martita, I Remember You’ thirty years ago.
A new book explores the recent work and landscape-driven philosophy of the esteemed San Antonio architecture firm.
The owner of Austin’s Dai Due has crafted a thorough, beautifully photographed new guide to hunting, preparing, and cooking wild hog.
First published in 1987, ‘The Accommodation’ still resonates today.
Part historical text, part recipe book, ‘Lost Restaurants’ memorializes the self-made entrepreneurs who uplifted the island during its years of segregation.
Plus: Some yummy Mexican pastries in Austin and an early collection of Sandra Cisneros poetry.
Nico Martini's tome is part industry profile, part tasting notebook, and 100 percent—or 200-proof—Texas whiskey boosterism.
One hundred years ago this month, a natural disaster devastated the city's poorest neighborhoods—and then transformed its politics.
Kathryn Paige Harden’s new book says social scientists must acknowledge how DNA shapes our lives. Critics call that dangerous.
Though uneven and at times lacking in self-awareness, Abraham Quintanilla’s book sheds light on the extreme approach he took to protect his daughter’s legacy.
A conversation with the author of the moving and assured ‘God Spare the Girls.’
Stacey Swann's ‘Olympus, Texas’ is the read of the summer. Plus: a so-bad-it's-good reality show and Megan Thee Stallion on ‘Legendary.’
Austin author Nathan Harris dazzles in his first novel, which explores racial violence, family, and identity.
In ‘Cheated,’ Andy Martino reports that Houston’s sign-stealing scheme continued through the 2019 MLB playoffs.
The University of Houston professor walks us through his process and his award-winning poem ‘Carbonate of Copper.’
Lyndon B. Johnson rehearsed his speech in the bathroom, the new fountain doused the guests, and the booze flowed freely.
Is Phil Collins’s legendary Texana collection everything it’s cracked up to be? An adapted excerpt from ‘Forget the Alamo: The Rise and Fall of an American Myth.’