Music journalist Maria Sherman discusses why she wrote 'Larger Than Life,' her exhaustive guide to an enduring cultural phenomenon.
In their new book, ‘The Sober Lush,' Austin writers Amanda Eyre Ward and Jardine Libaire offer a booze-free road map to a rich, full lifestyle.
The queer Texan writer's verses speak to the idea that because there is violence and injustice there is also beauty, love, and living to be done.
Texas science fiction authors Nicky Drayden and Christopher Brown contemplate the future of writing about the future.
Rice sociologist Stephen Klineberg’s portrait of Houston focuses on the busts, not the booms—and still remains optimistic.
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The best-selling debut author remembers the Permian Basin home she fled as soon as she could.
‘Cult of Glory' upends decades of mythmaking.
Decades of reading about the apocalypse led to the creation of his own series of pandemic novels. Lately, he's been wishing real life didn’t track fiction so closely.
The Texas native's new memoir offers plenty to listen to.
The Austin author says he wrote his new pandemic thriller as a "cry of warning," but he never expected it to be released during an eerily similar crisis.
Stressed? Can’t sleep? Curl up at home and let our writers help you escape into a great story.
A guide to catching up on great culture from around the state while you’re holed up in isolation.
My up and down encounters with the brilliant, beloved, and very grouchy western novelist.
A Bookstore That Closed During the Pandemic Started a Literature Hotline. Now People Are Calling in for Life Advice.
Deep Vellum Books’s help line is about literature—but also life advice, horoscopes, and tough conversations.
Plus, a debut album by Texas duo Broken Revival, the television show ’Kidding,’ and to-go margaritas.
Katherine Anne Porter’s ‘Pale Horse, Pale Rider’ tells the tale of a pandemic she barely survived.
Plus, the cheesiest small business in Austin, a nature preserve on the outskirts of Dallas County, and a viral dance challenge.
Who invented San Antonio’s signature Tex-Mex dish? And why hasn’t it blown up (sorry) around the world?
After the Civil War, a group of politicians fought—and failed—to empower everyday Texans. But we can see their influence in the New Deal, the Great Society, Donald Trump, and Bernie Sanders.
In his new cookbook, ‘Cool Beans,' the San Angelo native and Washington Post food editor explores all things legume, including a version of his mom's Texas Salad.
In an exclusive first look at his new book, journalist Joe Holley revisits the terrible morning when mayhem descended on a rural Texas church.
Celebrating the era when the Big Boys and Butthole Surfers made music that was loud and fast and dangerous.
On the National Podcast of Texas, the coauthor of ‘A Black Women’s History of the United States’ lays out the ways black women transformed America.
In 2018, the cavernous, old-school Doug's Gym closed after 55 years in business. A new book of photos recaptures the space in all its gritty, unchanging glory.
On the National Podcast of Texas, the author of 'You’re Not Listening' argues that by tuning each other out, we’re only hurting ourselves.
No, it's not that the author is white.
On this week’s podcast, the author and LBJ School of Public Affairs professor lays out an admittedly controversial plan to redefine democracy.
Plus, a Dallas Museum of Art exhibit, ‘Just Mercy,’ and Bryan Washington’s latest short story.
The author and UT professor believes our country is falling apart—and he has a plan to fix it.
'Briarpatch,' a new show on USA Network, portrays a West Texas rarely seen on TV.
On this week’s podcast, the New York Times best-selling author on how Texans cook and diet differently.
The Butthole Surfers frontman’s book is a profane, hilarious, Texas-set romp.
Thor in West Texas? Marvel Comics Phenom Donny Cates on His Secret Plan to Relocate the God of Thunder
On the National Podcast of Texas, the “Bad Boy of Comics” on his rise from comic shop manager to writing some of Marvel’s biggest titles.
Plus, the best contestant on Netflix’s reality show ’The Circle’ and Megan Thee Stallion and Normani's new collaboration.
Some of our favorite conversations from our second season, featuring Willie Nelson, Ted Cruz, and Brooklyn Decker.
The renowned author and Texas State professor’s latest work is about parenthood, but eschews the typical advice model.
Aarón Sánchez: “You Can Instantly Judge a Mexican Restaurant on Three Things: Tortillas, Margaritas, Guacamole.”
On the National Podcast of Texas, the El Paso native and celebrity chef on the tradition and future of Mexican food, immigration, and #metoo.
From family drama to historical fiction to young adult novels, Texas authors recommend something for everyone.
The best-selling author offers a lively—but drastically incomplete—account of nineteenth-century Texas history.
The El Paso native and celebrity chef is coming home in support of his new memoir, ‘Where I Come From.’
On this week’s National Podcast of Texas, the author of ‘Stillness Is the Key’ details a powerful antidote for our noisy times.
An excerpt from Texas expat Benjamin Markovits’s ‘Christmas in Austin’ casts a sharp eye on his hometown.
Plus: JM Stevens’ solo debut album, a documentary examining the border crisis through art, and an El Paso cereal bar.
In ‘Kid Food,’ writer Bettina Elias Siegel discusses the challenges of ensuring that today’s children are eating nutritious diets.
Add these crucial Texas authors to your reading list.
Geekdom's Lorenzo Gomez grapples with his hellish time in middle school.
In her third book, ‘The Weil Conjectures,’ the Austin author revisits the equations of her youth.
The coffee table book ‘Marfa Gardens’ proves that there’s more to desert flora than cactus and agave.
Not sure what to do this weekend at the state’s biggest literary gathering? We’ve got nearly three dozen ideas.