Meagan L. Solis

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Rediscovering O. Henry’s Lost Manuscript

by Meagan L. Solis | Mon, Jan 13, 2014 at 11:35 CST
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Noir Does Dallas

Today, November 22, 2013, marks the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas. The white Xs in Dealey Plaza that demarcated the tragedy have recently been paved over, but the event left “a permanent black scar on … Read More

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Launching an Online Home for Language Lovers

As a kid,  journalist/writer Michael Erard was interested in language, but says he could only find dense technical books on the topic. His new project, Schwa Fire, is conceived as the digital magazine about language—”meaty but accessible,” he says—he wishes he’d … Read More

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Primary Sources Illuminate Dallas 1963

Dallas 1963 is devoid of conspiracy theories. It’s not a dry, brittle history text. And you won’t find any single person blamed for JFK’s assassination. Instead, Observer contributor Bill Minutaglio and Wittliff Collections curator Steven L. Davis have resurrected the political climate that … Read More

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Texas Book Festival Itinerary—Whodunit Edition

[Also check out the Observer‘s Borderlands Itinerary, Enviro Itinerary, Debut Author Itinerary, and Foodie Itinerary.] It’s no mystery that readers love whodunits, and this year’s Texas Book Festival has a variety of events to showcase the mystery and crime genres. … Read More

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Texas Book Festival Itinerary—Borderlands Edition

[See also the Observer’s Enviro Itinerary, Debut Author Itinerary, and Foodie Itinerary] From Town Lake’s Trail of Tejano Legends to the taco trucks on every street corner to the population’s rapidly changing demographics, it’s easy to see Mexico’s profound influence … Read More

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Texas Book Festival Itinerary—Enviro Edition

Austin goes to great lengths to paint itself green, so it’s no surprise that some of this year’s Texas Book Festival authors will be discussing environmental issues. Here are some events that the eco-aware—and those who aspire to be—won’t want … Read More

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Texas Book Festival Itinerary—Foodie Edition

The Texas Book Festival in Austin has become one of the premier literary events in the country, and with over 40,000 bibliophiles expected to flood the Capitol to take in panels, readings, and signings, the experience can be a bit … Read More

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