The San Marcos author draws on her scientific training and tribal storytelling to weave a spellbinding tale in ‘A Snake Falls to Earth.’
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.
You won't be able to put these down.
Things unseen moved along the river bank, slithered or crawled or pranced between the thick growths of trees that ran for miles.
One hundred years ago this month, a natural disaster devastated the city's poorest neighborhoods—and then transformed its politics.
Veteran Austin journalist Bill Minutaglio’s latest book is a crowd-pleasing account of heated political battles in Texas over the past 150 years. But does it get the big picture right?
He helped make the city the literary powerhouse it is today.
With chatter about Texas leaving the union on the rise, two new books remind us what it was like the last time we tried to go it alone.
Authors Jessica Luther and Kavitha A. Davidson say it's time for sports fans to grapple with the industry's systemic injustices.
Stuck at home? Run out of shows to binge-watch? We have a few suggestions.
The best-selling debut author remembers the Permian Basin home she fled as soon as she could.
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.
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.
No, it's not that the author is white.
Two new books remind us that the Lone Star State once had a nationally powerful tradition of liberalism.
The Tejano goth classic is an essential bilingual teaching aid and trove of the region’s most beloved tales, including “La Llorona.”
In her groundbreaking new book, Monica Muñoz Martinez uncovers the legacy of a brutal past.
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.
A new book asks if Texans, long accustomed to harrowing dry spells, are ready for the harrowing dry spells in our future.
In his latest book, the Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist charts his waning romance with Texas.
Coming to a coffee table near you: Tex-Mex restaurant picks some of its wittiest, funniest signs for new tome.
Surprise those hard-to-shop-for types with unforgettable Texas experiences.
The popular outdoor ”take-a-book, leave-a-book” displays face new restrictions in Big D.
Inside the mind of Diane Lawson.
Excerpts from his book "Getting Life: An Innocent Man's 25-Year Journey from Prison to Peace."
The rookie-sensation Senator who's totally not thinking about running for President just signed a deal to write his first book.
The deeper politics of the novel still resonate—especially with inmates—nearly 150 years since it was published.
A new book explains how drawing stick figures and other little illustrations during meetings and group sessions can help clarify thoughts and ideas.
What to see, hear, read, and watch this month to achieve maximum Texas cultural literacy.
As the director of the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, Thomas Staley turned the archive into the repository for some of literature's greatest giants. Now he's passing the baton to Stephen Enniss, who hopes to continue that legacy.
Breakfast! A multi-generational history of the breakfast taco, via Austin institution the Tamale House. Excerpted from the new book "Austin Breakfast Tacos."
The messy, lonely, and visionary life of the first Texas writer—and the first Latino—to win the vaunted PEN/Faulkner Award.
Announced a judge who himself has 1,000 first editions in his personal library.
With Governor Rick Perry's campaign sputtering, the Texas media's political reporters will soon have to resume normal programming.
Read an excerpt from the new novel.
The ACLU's annual report says there are fewer than ever, but such authors as Twain, Hemingway and Salinger still get "challenged" in some ISDs.
The George W. Bush Institute released its first book today, titled "The 4 Percent Solution: Unleashing the Economic Growth America Needs."
The Austin-based singer-songwriter talks about her new autobiography, Diamond in the Rough, and her sixth studio album.
In this exclusive excerpt from Remember Ben Clayton, a new novel by Stephen Harrigan, a sculptor meets a lonely rancher who has lost his son and needs something to remember him by.
Chapter 1We were parked at the curb in Leonard’s car, sitting near a busted-out streetlight. We were looking at a house about a block up. It was a dark house on a dark street next to another dark house, and beyond that was an abandoned baseball field grown up with
The Brownsville native and longtime Austinite has spent most of his adult life contemplating the future: A progenitor of the scruffy cyberpunk fiction movement (he edited the short-story anthology Mirrorshades and co-authored The Difference Engine with William Gibson), he has penned ten sci-fi novels and several works of nonfiction, including
In this exclusive excerpt from Stephen Harrigan’s new novel, Challenger Park, a female astronaut confronts mommy-track issues on the way to outer space.
Hot CDsFew voices evoke the pathos of country and western tragedy as genuinely as the rich, honeyed timbre of George Jones. By 1962, the year Jones signed with the United Artists label, the East Texan had been divorced, jailed, and was already as legendary for his hard drinking as his
Hot CDsRunning on equal parts inspiration and gumption, Austin’s Damnations are the alternative to alternative country, going way back for tunes like “Copper Kettle,” forward for a romp through Lucinda Williams’ “Happy Woman Blues,” and their own way with impressively traditional-progressive originals. The mostly acoustic Live Set (Damnations), pressed in
Our well meaning volunteer other meets up with some hard-nosed realists in the public schools.