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Peter LaSalle Seizes the Day

by | Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 9:05 CST
The ordinary particulars of being a person figure into LaSalle's new collection of essays, which bucks the obnoxious disembodied quality that sometimes afflicts travel writing.
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The Afghanistan Addiction

Former Navy medic Brandon Caro's new novel provides a look into what it’s like to be a non-combatant in a conflict in which there’s no such thing.

Caro is far from self-indulgent here; the disorientation he engenders in the reader is carefully orchestrated, and he rises to a challenge O’Brien lays out in...Read More

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How To Turn Texas Blue

Mary Beth Rogers' new book is a blueprint for turning Texas blue, or at least giving Democrats a fighting chance.

Mary Beth Rogers ran the last successful statewide Democratic campaign in Texas — in 1990. Here, she lays out a plan for turning Texas blue again. ...Read More

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Observatory Podcast No. 2: Second Chances

Dara Musick was a career criminal with nearly two decades behind bars; now, she's sharing her story in Texas theaters.

Dara Musick was a career criminal with nearly two decades behind bars; now, she's sharing her story in Texas theaters. Here's her journey, in her own words....Read More

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