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Epic Feats
On the Road With Texas Highways: A Tribute to True Texas
The vibrant images of Texas taken by J. Griffis Smith will have you wanting to drive across the state yourself

Robert Faires, Arts, Dec. 16, 2014

Epic Feats
The Making of Gone With the Wind
This account of the cinematic epic's epic creation is as full of drama and memorable characters as the film itself

Robert Faires, Arts, Dec. 16, 2014

Epic Feats
Boyhood: Twelve Years on Film
This photographic record of Richard Linklater's landmark film shows a lot going on before and behind the camera

Jesse Sublett, Arts, Dec. 16, 2014

<i>The Devil's Backbone</i>
The Devil's Backbone
Bill Wittliff's debut novel is a picaresque tale with a "Lucky Heart"

Joe O'Connell, Arts, Dec. 4, 2014

Well-Behaved? Let's Assume Not.
Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace
Anne Lamott's collection of essays offer prime examples of her crystalline insights and wicked wit

Virginia B. Wood, Arts, Nov. 26, 2014

Well-Behaved? Let's Assume Not.
Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life
This meticulous biography paints a stunning portrait of the late-blooming English author

Melanie Haupt, Arts, Nov. 26, 2014

Well-Behaved? Let's Assume Not.
PRO: Reclaiming Abortion Rights and The Birth of the Pill
Jonathan Eig's breezy history of the Pill is engaging, but Katha Pollitt's argument for abortion rights is indispensible

Michael King, Arts, Nov. 26, 2014

Well-Behaved? Let's Assume Not.
Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured
Kathryn Harrison's look at Joan of Arc and her cultural legacy seeks to redefine this heroine for a new generation

Anne Harris, Arts, Nov. 26, 2014

Well-Behaved? Let's Assume Not.
Elsa Schiaparelli: A Biography
Fashion takes a backseat in this biography of the storied designer, but it's an illuminating ride anyway

Brandon Watson, Arts, Nov. 26, 2014

Well-Behaved? Let's Assume Not.
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: The Untold Story
Barbara Leaming's new biography makes the case that Jackie O suffered from PTSD

Amy Smith, Arts, Nov. 26, 2014

Well-Behaved? Let's Assume Not.
The Secret History of Wonder Woman
The origins of America's favorite Amazon are recounted with witty prose and superheroic scholarship

Rosalind Faires, Arts, Nov. 26, 2014

<i>Carsick</i>
Carsick
Filmmaker John Waters hitchhikes from Baltimore to San Francisco

Tim Stegall, Arts, Nov. 6, 2014

The Zone of Interest
The Zone of Interest
Martin Amis revisits the Holocaust in this new novel, which is eloquent and yet lacks depth

Amy Kamp, Arts, Oct. 23, 2014

Love Me Back
Love Me Back
Merritt's Tierce's novel isn't for the faint of heart, but it tells of a young woman's survival with boldness and power

Jessi Cape, Arts, Oct. 23, 2014

The Flatlanders: Now It's Now Again
The Flatlanders: Now It's Now Again
West Texas Beatles finally have their tale told

Jim Caligiuri, Music, Oct. 23, 2014

2am at the Cat's Pajamas
2am at the Cat's Pajamas
Jazz in the life and night of a 9-year-old

Neph Basedow, Music, Oct. 23, 2014

I Love You Too
I Love You Too
Reggae scion’s call and response

Raoul Hernandez, Music, Oct. 23, 2014

Perfidia
Perfidia
The first book in this new L.A. Quartet shows new depth, scope, and craftsmanship in James Ellroy's canon

Tim Stegall, Arts, Oct. 23, 2014

Love Is the Drug
Love Is the Drug
It's a rare YA novel that combines entertainment and social commentary this gracefully

Amy Kamp, Arts, Oct. 16, 2014

The Truth About Alice
The Truth About Alice
This tale of slut-shaming in a tiny Texas town is entertaining, but doesn't leave a lasting impact

Amy Kamp, Arts, Oct. 16, 2014

PHASES & STAGES
Wolf in White Van
sheet music

Anna Toon, Music, Sept. 25, 2014

Fall in re: Verse
Instant Winner
by Carrie Fountain

Robert Faires, Arts, Sept. 18, 2014

Fall in re: Verse
Failure and I Bury the Body
by Sasha West

Jonelle Seitz, Arts, Sept. 18, 2014

Fall in re: Verse
99 Poems for the 99 Percent
edited by Dean Rader

Jonelle Seitz, Arts, Sept. 18, 2014

Fall in re: Verse
Backmasking
by Harold Whit Williams

Greg Beets, Arts, Sept. 18, 2014

I Wear the Black Hat
I Wear the Black Hat
Klosterman's critique of villainy over the last 40 years offers some surprisingly sharp analyses

Tim Stegall, Arts, Aug. 14, 2014

The Other Side
The Other Side
Memoir by Houston writer Lacy Johnson recounts a personal trauma with honesty and haunting beauty

Jessi Cape, Arts, July 24, 2014

Exhibitionism
Let Me See It
A collection of elegantly wrought stories that follow two cousins, both gay, coming of age during the 1980s AIDS crisis

Paul Bonin-Rodriguez, Arts, July 10, 2014

Lone Star (In)Justice
Blood Aces: The Wild Ride of Benny Binion, the Texas Gangster Who Created Vegas Poker
This biography of the gambling, murdering Binion captures his wild character without trying to make him likable

Jesse Sublett, Arts, July 3, 2014

Lone Star (In)Justice
Getting Life: An Innocent Man's 25-Year Journey From Prison to Peace
Michael Morton's firsthand account of his unjust conviction and hard-won exoneration is both insightful and infuriating

Jesse Sublett, Arts, July 3, 2014

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