Books & Talks

Cook the Book

Robb Walsh Hosts a Book Signing and Chili-fest This Friday

The former Houstonia food critic is celebrating the release of his 13th cookbook, this one all about chili.

09/30/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Sept. 4-6

Authors Deanna Raybourn and Anna Lee Huber, the Symphony plays The Beatles, The Princess and the Frog at Discovery Green, a film about legendary actor Marlon Brando and the Houston African Arts Festival

09/02/2015 By Nick Esquer

Upcoming Events

Fall Arts Preview 2015: Readings/Concerts

The piano man, the Barefoot Contessa and the musings of a Texas memoirist

09/01/2015 By Nick Esquer

Readings

Texas Killing Fields

Author René Steinke returns to her native Houston to discuss her novel Friendswood and the process of research.

08/21/2015 By Nick Esquer

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 21-23

The Third Man Screening at MFAH, FrenetiCore's Integration, kids activities at The Health Museum, comedian Wyatt Cenac and a pop-up poetry slam at OKRA

08/19/2015 By Nick Esquer

Readings

Legend in the Making

Author and historian Hank Moore talks about his latest book on Houston business booms

08/10/2015 By Samantha Ketterer

Science Talk

Showing Pluto Some Love

The dwarf planet gets some much-deserved affection at HMNS.

08/07/2015 By Nick Esquer

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 7-9

Lowers Dens at CAMH, Sara Paretsky at Brazos Bookstore, rock-filled musical Passing Strange, Shakespeare for kids and Cutthroat Eastside Pop-Up Market

08/05/2015 By Nick Esquer

Cycle Houston

Pedal Power

Tara Escudero takes bicycle care to the streets.

08/03/2015 By Nick Esquer

Summer Reading

Bibliotherapy: Or Why We Still Need Libraries

Life's is too short for bad books—enter the Houston Public Library's "matchmaking" service

07/21/2015 By Brittanie Shey

Readings

These Roots Were Made for Talking

Novelist Kent Wascom talks about his latest novel, Secessia, and the Southern heritage that inspired it

07/14/2015 By Nick Esquer

Readings

Hemingday! at Brazos Bookstore

A Rice Village toast to old school manliness

07/13/2015 By Nick Esquer

On The Town

Here Comes the Guide

Author and architectural project manager James Glassman shows some hometown love with his new book, The Houstorian Dictionary

07/07/2015 Edited by Nick Esquer

Editor's Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 3-5

Pee-Wee's Big Adventure at Market Square, a play premiere, Garth Brooks in concert, July 4th at Children's Museum and a book signing

07/01/2015 Edited by Nick Esquer

Rock Talk

A Little Bit of Rock 'n' Roll

Houston sax player Grady Gaines talks about life on the road and his autobiography I've Been Out There.

06/30/2015 By Marianella Orlando

Artist Talks

In the Works

Local artist Benito Huerta discusses art, politics and his summer exhibition Works on Paper at HMAAC.

06/24/2015 By Nick Esquer

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 26-28

A book signing, improvisational dance, a free concert, Pride and Kathy Griffin

06/24/2015 Edited by Nick Esquer

Wait Wait...No Seriously, Wait

An Interview with Legendary Anchorman Bill Kurtis

We talked to the NPR news quiz's announcer (and scorekeeper) ahead of tomorrow's show at Jones Hall.

06/24/2015 By Andrew Husband

Novel Drinks

Summer Books and Summer Cocktails

A roundup of classic American authors, their favorite drinks and where to get them in Houston.

06/22/2015 By Nick Esquer

Reading

Jamie Tworkowski Fights Depression with Words

A blogger who combats depression with his writings makes his print debut.

06/04/2015 By Maggie Berardo