On this week’s National Podcast of Texas, a conversation with the writer/illustrator about sustaining a creative life, the state of self-help, and the perils of cancel culture.
Plus, a bakery perfect for late-night cravings and an interactive Austin literary experience.
‘Big Wonderful Thing’ Author Stephen Harrigan Explains Why Davy Crockett Was the Taylor Swift of His Day (Sort Of)
The Austin author on his fascination with H.L. Hunt, his inability to hate Santa Anna, and how he met the challenges of writing a history of Texas for the twenty-first century.
Stephen Harrigan’s ’Big Wonderful Thing’ sweeps away decades of mythmaking. Are we ready to remember the Alamo—and the Texas Rangers and the Civil War—differently?
In the early twentieth century, long-simmering tensions in South Texas erupted into a grim and brutal race war.
After breaking away from Mexico, the combative Republic of Texas took its fight against Native Americans to the heart of Comanchería, led by a group of militiamen who called themselves Rangers.
As the Civil War violently divided the nation, Texan turned against Texan.
On this week’s National Podcast of Texas, a conversation with the Plano-raised writer whose debut story collection, ‘Black Light,’ has garnered rave reviews.
The Tejano goth classic is an essential bilingual teaching aid and trove of the region’s most beloved tales, including “La Llorona.”
The Lubbock-born author reflects on her debut short story collection, ‘Black Light.’
Asher Price’s book about the legendary UT running back is full of surprises.
A New York Times reporter pushes back against xenophobia with an intimate portrait of a Galveston clan.
On this week’s National Podcast of Texas, the Houston author discusses her new novel, ‘Things You Save in a Fire.’
The cultural critic, who grew up in Houston, reflects on her debut book.
On this week’s National Podcast of Texas, the author of ’Whisper Network’ discusses workplace harassment and using fiction to effect change.
In his new memoir, the longtime KTRK news anchor opens up about his nearly sixty years of Texas broadcasting.
The Fort Davis historian and raconteur knew and loved Texas and its people like no one else.
‘Wall Street Journal’ reporter Russell Gold’s new book, ‘Superpower,’ crafts an engaging narrative of one man’s quest to modernize the American energy business.
The UT professor and longtime ’Texas Monthly’ contributor died on Saturday at the age of 79 after a stroke.
We asked friends and colleagues to share their personal recollections of the Texas cultural giant we lost last week.
This year's crop of smoked-meat cookbooks includes everything from an 18th-century recipe to the latest techniques for unusual dishes.
On this week’s National Podcast of Texas, the UT media scholar and ‘Don’t Knock the Hustle’ author outlines how millennials are defying stereotypes and creating a “new innovation economy.”
The author of ‘The Rap Yearbook’ and ‘Basketball (and Other Things)’ talks his latest book and his beginnings as a writer.
The new book by the retired special forces commander and former UT chancellor is filled with tales from an adventure-seeking life.
The fiercely passionate author, now 96, recently donated her extensive archives and rare cookbooks to UTSA.
On this week’s National Podcast of Texas, the UT professor and 'Sprawlball' author describes how data analysis has transformed basketball.
Plus, Mary H.K. Choi’s novel about young adulthood in Austin, a classic Cyd Charisse film, and Liza Koshy’s YouTube series.
In ‘Spying on the South,’ the author of the bestselling ‘Confederates in the Attic’ offers a few pungent opinions about the Lone Star State.
The Palestinian-American author is the first Arab to receive the Poetry Foundation award.
On this week’s National Podcast of Texas, the Old 97’s frontman discusses his new book of poetry for children, the creative benefits of sobriety, and the song he’s dying to have Willie Nelson sing.
Fernando A. Flores’s debut novel, ‘Tears of the Trufflepig,’ is an exhilarating borderland dystopia.
In Texas Monthly writer-at-large Oscar Cásares’s forthcoming novel, a retired high school teacher in Brownsville is reluctantly pulled into the world of human trafficking.
Plus, the second coffee table book from El Arroyo, a dreamy music video, and something just a bit quirkier out of Texarkana.
Along with Jordan Mackay, the acclaimed pitmaster writes the definitive guide to steaks, which is out now.
In his first fiction collection, Bryan Washington evokes a Houston that’s in Texas but not entirely of Texas.
Tonight, the country’s largest Latino publisher receives a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Book Critics’ Circle.
Texas Monthly Recommends: Learning How to Cook Mouth-Watering Desserts From Dallas-Raised Chef Priya Krishna
Plus, the songs we can't stop listening to, from George Strait's latest to one of the first rock and roll songs to Weird Al Yankovic's classic Chamillionaire remix.
FX and Comedy Central are both bringing their bibliophilia to Austin.
In his new memoir, the former chief of emergency medicine at Brackenridge Hospital recounts stories that are by turns tragic, triumphant, and NSFW.
Hanif Abdurraqib's new book about hip-hop pioneers A Tribe Called Quest has reached No. 8 on the New York Times list.
Plus, rap from San Antonio, essays from Houston, and landscape photography from across the state.
The award-winning writer and UT professor talks about her new novel, 'Bowlaway,' and how teaching and Texas have affected her work.
‘The Upshaws of County Line,’ a new book and exhibit currently at the Museum of the Big Bend, chronicles a safe haven established by African American Texans.
On the latest National Podcast of Texas, we talk to the author about his new book, ‘Austin to ATX,’ which attempts to demystify Austin’s dramatic transition from small town to global city.
Best-selling author and Rice University professor Justin Cronin, who wrote 'The Passage' trilogy, on taking his work from the page to the screen.
In her second novel, Gentry mines women’s commonplace experiences with abusive men to create a page-turning thriller.
From a sophisticated thriller to a vulnerable memoir to imaginative short stories, Texas authors recommend their favorite books from 2018.
The adaptation of the 2012 bestseller looks like quirky fun.
On our latest podcast, a conversation with author Michael Lewis about the consequences of what he believes is a federal government awash in corruption, special interests, and glaring conflicts.
Felicia Graham’s new book 'Rollergirls' tells the story of Austin’s thriving flat-track roller derby scene through photos.