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<i>The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited!</i>
The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited!
The McElroys' hit RPG podcast-turned-comic earns its exclamation mark

Rosalind Faires, Arts, Aug. 8, 2019

<i>Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee</i> by Casey Cep
Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep
Casey Cep solves the mystery of the true crime book that Harper Lee never wrote

Rosalind Faires, Arts, July 18, 2019

<i>A Risky Undertaking for Loretta Singletary</i> by Terry Shames
A Risky Undertaking for Loretta Singletary by Terry Shames
Police chief Samuel Craddock searches for a missing friend while on a visit to Jarrett Creek, Texas

Robert Faires, Arts, July 18, 2019

Road Tripping With a Serial Killer in <i>Paper Ghosts</i>
Road Tripping With a Serial Killer in Paper Ghosts
As well as being a riveting psychological thriller, this tale of a road trip across Texas with a serial killer shows the state in an intimate light

Elizabeth Cobbe, Arts, July 18, 2019

<i>Houston Noir</i> Anthology Explores H-Town Badness
Houston Noir Anthology Explores H-Town Badness
H-Town badness gets the Akashic rundown in a criminally good anthology

Wayne Alan Brenner, Arts, July 18, 2019

<i>The Bird Boys</i> Brings Crime to 1970s Beaumont
The Bird Boys Brings Crime to 1970s Beaumont
Lisa Sandlin's characters try to solve the mysteries of themselves

Robert Faires, Arts, July 18, 2019

<i>An Accidental Cuban</i>
An Accidental Cuban
Joan Moran's up-to-the-minute page-turner exposes the dark and gritty side of Cuba with schemes full of treachery, double-dealing, and murder

Jay Trachtenberg, Arts, July 11, 2019

<i>Ghost Wall</i>
Ghost Wall
Sarah Moss' remarkable novella shows how one man's fascination with Iron Age Britain can manifest in the present in a terrifying way

Elizabeth Cobbe, Arts, May 23, 2019

<i>Outside Looking In</i> by T.C. Boyle
Outside Looking In by T.C. Boyle
With this novel about Timothy Leary and LSD in the early Sixties, T.C. Boyle has written a mighty book – and a gift

David Gaines, Arts, April 11, 2019

<i>Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing</i> by Robert A. Caro
Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing by Robert A. Caro
The author of The Path to Power shares the methods and motivations he employs while producing his award-winning biographies

Roberto Ontiveros, Arts, April 4, 2019

<i>Shooting Lessons</i> by Lenny Kleinfeld
Shooting Lessons by Lenny Kleinfeld
Kleinfeld's newest Chicago-based crime thriller takes the safety off

Wayne Alan Brenner, Arts, April 4, 2019

What If the Marx Brothers Got Around to Making That Movie With Salvador Dalí?
What If the Marx Brothers Got Around to Making That Movie With Salvador Dalí?
Josh Frank brings the legendary unproduced movie to printed life

Wayne Alan Brenner, Screens, March 21, 2019

What If <i>The Texas Chain Saw Massacre</i> Was Really About the Horrors of Modern American Society?
What If The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Was Really About the Horrors of Modern American Society?
Putting the Austin-made seminal slasher back into context

Marc Savlov, Screens, March 21, 2019

What If Mickey Mouse Had a Life Outside the Movies?
What If Mickey Mouse Had a Life Outside the Movies?
Why we’re drawn to illustrated icons

Richard Whittaker, Screens, March 21, 2019

<i>Bowlaway</i> by Elizabeth McCracken
Bowlaway by Elizabeth McCracken
Bowling is something sacred in Elizabeth McCracken’s multigenerational novel

Rosalind Faires, Arts, Jan. 31, 2019

<i>Last Woman Standing</i> by Amy Gentry
Last Woman Standing by Amy Gentry
Amy Gentry’s Austin-set second novel is an electric revenge thriller

Rosalind Faires, Arts, Jan. 17, 2019

You Can’t Judge a Book by Its Cover
Playing Changes: Jazz for the New Century
Time to rethink jazz

Michael Toland, Music, Dec. 20, 2018

You Can’t Judge a Book by Its Cover
Tori Amos's Boys for Pele
The cult of Tori Amos and how to navigate a life of writing

Rachel Rascoe, Music, Dec. 20, 2018

You Can’t Judge a Book by Its Cover
Been So Long: My Life and Music
Have a sip of Kool-Aid and flash back to the Haight-Asbury

Jay Trachtenberg, Music, Dec. 20, 2018

You Can’t Judge a Book by Its Cover
How to Be Famous
A fictional relative to High Fidelity

Abby Johnston, Music, Dec. 20, 2018

You Can’t Judge a Book by Its Cover
Let's Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discording With Wilco, Etc.
Kids, cancer, and Vicodin: Jeff Tweedy’s life in Wilco – first half!

William Harries Graham, Music, Dec. 20, 2018

You Can’t Judge a Book by Its Cover
The Hard Stuff: Dope, Crime, the MC5 & My Life of Impossibilities
MC5 leader rolls five books into one

Tim Stegall, Music, Dec. 20, 2018

You Can’t Judge a Book by Its Cover
My Years With Townes Van Zandt
Twenty years with Townes Van Zandt riding shotgun

Doug Freeman, Music, Dec. 20, 2018

You Can’t Judge a Book by Its Cover
Debussy: A Painter in Sound
What does it mean to be a classical radical?

Graham Reynolds, Music, Dec. 20, 2018

You Can’t Judge a Book by Its Cover
Wasn't That a Time: the Weavers, the Blacklist, and the Battle for the Soul of America
Once, folk singers faced jail time and worse for their political affiliations

Kevin Curtin, Music, Dec. 20, 2018

Books to Read and Wrap for the Holidays
A Mile Above Texas
Gorgeous images of land and water shot from the air provide a fresh perspective on the Lone Star State

Robert Faires, Arts, Dec. 6, 2018

Books to Read and Wrap for the Holidays
Garlandia
One family man’s fight to survive divine assaults and a community turned against him becomes a rollicking, rambling epic, superbly rendered

Wayne Alan Brenner, Arts, Dec. 6, 2018

Books to Read and Wrap for the Holidays
Emergency Contact
It’s wry and vulnerable love via text message in this YA novel set in Austin

Rosalind Faires, Arts, Dec. 6, 2018

Breaking Bread
Breaking Bread

Alisha McDarris, Food, Oct. 25, 2018

Buttermilk Graffiti
Buttermilk Graffiti

Jessi Devenyns, Food, Oct. 25, 2018

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