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CULTURE & LIFESTYLE

How an Austin Suburb Became a Literary Mecca

A little more than two decades ago, the novelist and professor Tom Grimes paid a visit to the childhood home…

El Paso Young-adult Author Benjamin Alire Sáenz Explores the Outliers

Don’t be surprised if you fall in love with the characters in Benjamin Alire Sáenz’s fiction. Be it with two…

Peek into the Creative Processes of Willie Nelson, John Graves, and Other Texas Greats

In 1985, Bill Wittliff was four years away from mega-success as screenwriter and executive producer of the beloved miniseries Lonesome Dove when…

Guest Authors Announced For This Year’s Texas Book Festival

Readers rejoice: the Texas Book Festival recently announced the guest authors for its 2018 event. The writers combine for a diverse lineup…

Exhibition Coming to the African American Museum in Dallas Will View Jefferson’s Monticello Through the Eyes of Slaves

An upcoming museum exhibit in Dallas will explore life on one of the nation’s most historic plantations—from the perspective of…

Irish Storybook Creator Oliver Jeffers Talks Children's Books in Abilene

Oliver Jeffers has sold millions of children’s picture books, traveled the globe as a renowned artist, and even collaborated on…

Kings and Queens of the Accordion Are Set to Play in Houston

  Some of the best accordion players from across Texas and the region are set to perform at the 29th…

W.F. Strong Tells Unbelievable Tales of Texas’ Past in His New Book

You might recognize W.F. Strong’s booming, theatrical voice from his Stories from Texas segment on public radio show Texas Standard. And as evidenced…

Why Mattress Mack Means so Much to Houston

  Jim McIngvale moved to Houston in 1981 with $5,000 and a dream to build a furniture empire. Within a…

Gallery: Houston's World-Class Art Scene

Harvey struck when Houston’s world-class arts scene was gearing up for a new season, devastating venues and upending plans. But…

Author Joe Lansdale Explains Why East Texas Will Always Be Home

Nobody writes like Joe Lansdale, because Lansdale writes like everybody he knows is dead. Tempering his twisted imagination with a…

Crafting for Recovery at Farley Boat Works

Hurricane Harvey’s Category 4 winds, along with a 6-foot storm surge, met their match in the backyard of Farley Boat…
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