Shero

A 'Prophetic and Witchy' Dream Led to Paula McLain's Love and Ruin

Turns out Martha Gellhorn was just as exciting as her former husband Ernest Hemingway.

05/16/2018 By Ryan Pait

SATC

Aja Gabel's The Ensemble Follows Four Friends Across a Quarter-Century

Ahead of a Brazos reading, Gabel talks her debut novel, which she mostly wrote from her apartment here in the Heights.

05/14/2018 By Ryan Pait

Poor brendan

Tom Perrotta Loves a Naughty Text Message

The author of Election and The Leftovers comes to Houston to read from Mrs. Fletcher, now out in paperback.

05/02/2018 By Ryan Pait

National Poetry Month

Kevin Prufer Explains Why Poetry Is Important

Prufer talks ahead of his reading, the final event in the 2017/2018 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series.

04/23/2018 By Ryan Pait

Ball is Life

This Basketball Poet Just Might Get Your Kid Excited About Verse

Newbery-winning poet Kwame Alexander comes to Houston to talk his new novel, Rebound.

04/19/2018 By Ryan Pait

Not all Bad

Climate Change is Probably Worse Than You Think, But Let's Not Freak Out About It

William T. Vollmann, a National Book Award winner, arrives in Houston with his two-volume explainer on the realities of and possibilities for Earth's climate future.

04/12/2018 By Ryan Pait

Westword

Obama-Approved Mohsin Hamid Comes to Houston

The celebrated author of Exit West reads Tuesday at Christ Church Cathedral.

04/09/2018 By Ryan Pait

Happiness

Aminatta Forna Talks Happiness, Immigration, and Why She Sometimes Pees Standing Up

It was all for research, explains the visiting author.

03/20/2018 By Ryan Pait

Not Kimberly

Tayari Jones On An American Marriage, the Budget Theory of Writing, and Being Oprah's New Fave

The novelist discusses her recent book ahead of a Brazos Bookstore reading.

03/07/2018 By Ryan Pait

Multiplicities

Paul Auster Is Sorry His Book Is So Long

The author of the massive 4 3 2 1 talks craft and process ahead of his Houston reading.

02/09/2018 By Ryan Pait

Year in Reading

I Read 156 Books This Year. Here Are 3 Things I Learned.

"I think that's how and why I read so much: the possibility of discovering something that will grab me, shake me, and even change me."

12/27/2017 By Ryan Pait

Reading is cool!

These Are The Books We Loved in 2017

In a year when we needed books more than ever, one writer shares some favorite fiction, nonfiction and poetry published in 2017.

12/20/2017 By Ryan Pait

Teenage Dream

This Novel by Claire Messud Will Make You Rethink Your Teenage Years

The author of The Burning Girl talked to us ahead of her Houston reading.

10/31/2017 By Ryan Pait

Literature

Nicole Krauss Talks Forest Dark and the Urgency of Literature in a Post-Harvey City

Krauss will discuss her new book alongside Nathan Englander to kick off the Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series.

09/13/2017 By Ryan Pait

city planning

Reinventing Rice Village

Architects and planners will race the clock this weekend to win the annual Rice Design Alliance design competition.

07/31/2014 By Elise Rambaud Marrion

Critical analysis

Michael Brown Had the Worst Art Collection in Houston

The sybaritic hand surgeon's paintings and sculptures went on the auction block this weekend. And yes, they're as hideous as you imagine.

07/01/2014 By Michael Hardy

Spicing It Up

Houston Chefs Curry Favor with Curry Crawl Crowd

The third annual Curry Crawl saw a new twist on a favorite event—food trucks.

05/20/2014 By Elise Rambaud Marrion

In Vino Veritas

Bartender Beat: Ainslea Wolfe of Warren's Inn

"The rules are a little different at Warren’s," but you already knew that.

05/16/2014 By Alice Alsup

Space City

Fighting Off Carpet, One Compromise at a Time

When building their dream home, one Houston couple had only one requirement: no carpet!

04/30/2014 By Kerry H.

Poetry

Poet Ange Mlinko on Country Music and Houston Cockroaches

The UH Creative Writing Program professor discusses her erudite, playful poetry and sharp-elbowed literary criticism.

04/22/2014 By Michael Hardy