The Book Report
Hysterical! builds a big tent for women in American comedy, but stops short of looking forward at some of the most innovative work.
My reward, earlier this year, for convincing myself it would be worthwhile to find some stage time at a stand-up comedy open mic in San Francisco, was a beer th...Read More
Texas expat Roger D. Hodge returns home to discover a “palimpsest of lost and vanishing lifeways.”
Texas expat Roger D. Hodge returns home to discover a “palimpsest of lost and vanishing lifeways.”...Read More
In 'All the Agents and Saints,' Stephanie Elizondo Griest doesn't just describe her country's in-between zones. She inhabits them.
There’s an almost throwaway bit of scene-setting late in All the Agents and Saints, just a few pages from the book’s end, that explains a lot about its writ...Read More
An afternoon with the king of birding in Texas, Victor Emanuel. His new memoir, "One More Warbler," hits shelves this week.
Across the river from the Austin airport, past forests and muddy banks, four retention ponds stand open beneath the sky. The wind is heavy with the sickly sweet...Read More
Clark’s acoustic, finger-picked Southwestern-flavored songs were too countrified for folk and too folky for country — and the Nashville hit factory never knew what the hell to do with him.
Honky-tonk musician Guy Clark defies categorization, argues a compelling new biography....Read More
In her first book, Jessica Luther challenges the college sports establishment to hold athletes accountable when they commit rape, sexual assault and domestic violence.
Luther challenges the billion-dollar college sports establishment to hold athletes accountable when they commit rape, sexual assault and domestic violence....Read More
In his first book, the governor hews to a familiar theme — fantasies of a constitutional makeover writ by him.
The Texas governor's book is part political tract, part memoir, and laden with copious metaphors about government and the injury that left Abbott paralyzed....Read More
'Trespassing Across America' grapples with the damage inflicted on the planet by tar sands oil.
In 'Trespassing Across America,' Ken Ilgunas sets out to discover what Keystone XL backers really believe. He walks a long way, but never quite gets there....Read More