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.
The Austin author traces the history of the movie that changed his life.
A new book celebrates a pair of well-established African American and Latino communities that are disappearing from Texas’s fastest-growing city.
The filmmaker turned novelist revisits the city of his youth, in all its pain and glory.
Holly George-Warren's biography of the Port Arthur singer covers the drugs and excess, of course. But it also uncovers the hard-working professional hidden behind all the live-hard-die-fast trappings.
In his second science fiction novel, the Austin writer envisions a dystopia ruled by Space City lawyers.
The Edinburg author's latest poetry collection forges strength from a childhood filled with pain.
In ‘Savage Appetites,’ the Marfa journalist tries to understand her—and other women’s—obsession with violent criminal acts.
The Houston sisters turned Los Angeles neighbors talk about writing, Texas, and their father’s famous potato recipe.
'A Cosmology of Monsters' brings the haunted house novel to the Texas suburbs.
The author of "The Years That Matter Most" spent a lot of time at UT-Austin—where he saw reason for hope.
A new biography of ‘The Tyler Rose’ demonstrates that the legendary running back’s insistence that he wasn’t a transformative racial figure was too modest by half.
On this week’s National Podcast of Texas, author Lara Prescott on ’The Secrets We Kept,’ a novel about a real-life CIA plot to publish ’Doctor Zhivago.’
When his Houston-based company was on the ropes, George Mitchell pushed his engineers to resuscitate a declining North Texas gas field. The solution they came up with transformed the world.
Houston’s PJ and Benchalak Srimart Stoops tell you everything you need to know, from catching to cooking.
Two new books remind us that the Lone Star State once had a nationally powerful tradition of liberalism.
The reclusive Austin-based animator is reissuing his cult graphic novel.
The Dallas-based artist has collaborated with writer Shea Serrano on multiple ‘New York Times’ best-sellers.
South Texas–born Comedian Cristela Alonzo tells the story of her life through songs.
Plus, a melancholy Norah Jones duet, Austin singer Christelle Bofale’s EP, and chef Aarón Sanchéz’s new memoir.
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.