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Austin Writers and Artists Go “Way Behind the Music”

On Thursday, April 24, a slew of Austin artists, writers and performers will take the stage at The North Door for a performance of the comedy show “Way Behind the Music” to benefit Lit Crawl Austin. The show, pioneered by San … Read More

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Literary Death Matches Come to Texas

The next few weeks will bring a slew of writers to Austin and San Antonio, but don’t expect the usual staid readings. Instead, authors will do battle for the sale of honor, glory, and the competitive literary spirit. This Wednesday, March … Read More

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Gregg Barrios’ I-DJ Opens at FRIGID New York Festival

Gregg Barrios, the San Antonio playwright, poet, journalist, and occasional Observer contributor, is taking his new play, I-DJ, to New York City, where it will kick off the FRIGID New York Festival later today. I-DJ is one of the first … Read More

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A Few of the Observer’s Favorite Love Stories

Happy Valentine’s Day from The Texas Observer! We’d like to use the occasion as a shameless excuse to share some of our writers’ favorite books about love—be they memoirs, cultural histories, or novels. The Museum of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk … Read More