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

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

Book Review

One-Minute Critic: Mat Johnson’s Loving Day

The UH creative writing professor tackles America’s deepest problems.

05/03/2015

books

Rick Steves Gets Political

The popular travel guide comes to Houston to promote his latest book, Travel as a Political Act.

03/03/2015 By Michael Hardy

We Were There

5½ Questions for Celeb Stylist George Brescia

The author and founder of George B Style hits Houston and breaks down how to dress well, whether you're a Ginger or a Caviar.

11/07/2014 By Nadia Michel

Design

No More Shabby Chic: the New Texas Hill Country Style

A new book shows the beauty and variety of residential architecture in the Hill Country.

10/23/2014 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Events

Design Blogger Heads to Houston

Designer Erin Gates has built a blogging empire sharing highly personal and oh-so-pretty spaces.

10/15/2014 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Oct 10–12

Where to go, who to see, and what to do

10/08/2014 By Michael Hardy

books

The George Eliot of Friendswood

Celebrated author René Steinke discusses her novel, set in the small town where she grew up.

10/07/2014 By Michael Hardy

Cuisine and Culture

Cajun Food for the Football Soul

Houston author and entrepreneur pens a love letter to his home state—and LSU football—in the form of a recipe book.

08/27/2014 By Chris Abshire

Clutch City

5 Brick-and-Mortar Bookstores to Visit This Bookstore Day

Online retailers just can’t match the human touch of these local shops.

08/03/2014 By Michael Hardy

Ice House Interview

Interview: Jennifer Mathieu, Author

A new young-adult novel aims to tell the truth about “sluts” and “players”.

06/02/2014 By Catherine Matusow

Get Lit

Montrose: Home to Hipsters for 30 Years

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

02/24/2014

Book List

Gourmet Butcher's Guide to Meat

Vermont butcher Cole Ward has written a much-needed guide for meat lovers.

01/30/2014 By Robb Walsh

On the Road

The 10 Strangest Dining Recs in Moon Handbooks' Guide to Houston

Try Corner Bakery for breakfast, and other dubious insights.

01/29/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Time Travel

How to Be the Perfect Bride...in 1957

A 56-year-old book sheds light on what was expected of the "modern" wife in the kitchen.

11/18/2013

Books & Literature

Blank, Texas

A new novel is set in Houston—but don't expect it to wear its roots on its sleeves.

08/01/2013 By Catherine Matusow

Texas Beaches

Five Hot New Books...

...and the beaches to read them on.

07/05/2013 By Kerry H.

Books

Lady Bird Johnson

Author who knew the former First Lady for decades talks about Lady Bird and his new book

04/23/2013 By Eric Harrison