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Documenting Injustice and Hope with Photographer Alan Pogue

Longtime Texas Observer contributing photographer Alan Pogue has mounted a collection of his photography at La Peña in Austin. Pogue, whose work is known for its wide-ranging humanitarian and social-justice focus, has spent nearly half a century photographing people whose … Read More

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Nye, Fountain and McGriff Light Up UT with Verse

The Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas is widely known as one of the nation’s premier creative writing MFA programs. So it’s no surprise that the center hosts a plethora of superb writers for their annual reading … Read More

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Q & A with Rude Mechanicals Playwright Kirk Lynn

Austin theater darlings Rude Mechanicals are at it again with Fixing King John, a modern retelling of King John, one of Shakespeare’s lesser-known plays. Resident Rude Mech playwright Kirk Lynn discusses his touchstones, from Robert Johnson via the White Stripes … Read More

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Jennifer duBois Does a Cartwheel at BookPeople

Pair the talent implied by acceptance into and completion of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop with the affirmation of a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 Award for 2012 and you get Jennifer duBois. DuBois, who teaches in the MFA program … Read More

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Texas Book Festival—Presidential Edition

[Also see the Observer‘s TBF End of the World Itinerary, Debut Author Itinerary, Foodie Itinerary, Borderlands Itinerary, Enviro Itinerary, and Whodunit Itinerary.] Texas is no stranger to presidential politics. We sent LBJ and two Bushes to the White House, with … Read More

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Texas Book Festival Itinerary—End of the World Edition

[Also see the Observer‘s Debut Author Itinerary, Foodie Itinerary, Borderlands Itinerary, Enviro Itinerary, and Whodunit Itinerary.] It’s the end of the world as we know it, and that’s just fine with the pack of authors peddling dystopian lit at this … Read More

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