Poetry

Candles in the Wind: Amber Tamblyn on Her Latest Book of Troubled Tales

The actress and poet looks beyond the spotlight to the stories of Hollywood's ill-fated leading ladies in Dark Sparkler.

04/14/2016 By Megha Tejpal

Author Talks

There Will Be Blood (and Oil)—Local Historian Edition

Author and local historian Bartee Haile recounts Texas' early oil days in Texas Boomtowns.

03/01/2016 By Jenn Nguyen

Books & Talks

Storied City: A Guide to Literary Houston

Who knew Houston was a literary mecca? We did.

01/05/2016 By Gwendolyn Zepeda and Nick Esquer

Reading Galore

The Indie Bookselling Darlings of the City

Inside Houston's thriving independent bookstore scene.

01/05/2016 By Nick Esquer

Writers Galore

Live Readings and Lectures Fill Houston's Concert Halls

Live readings from authors and aspiring poets? The city is full of them.

01/05/2016 By Nick Esquer

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug. 28-30

Ferris Bueller's Day Off at Hotel Derek, Matthew Salesses' reading at Brazos, NobleMotion Dance's Storm Front, Venezuelan violinist Eddy Marcano and 22nd Annual Theater District Open House

08/26/2015 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

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

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

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

literature

Houston's 4 Best Reading Series

A few of our favorites, from Poison Pen to Nuestra Palabra.

02/05/2015 By Bryan Washington

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Jan 9–11

Get off the couch and check out these events.

01/07/2015 By Michael Hardy

books

Kerry Howley Enters the Octagon

Former Houstonia editor explores the world of mixed martial arts in her celebrated new book.

10/16/2014 By Michael Hardy

picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct 17–19

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

10/15/2014 By Michael Hardy

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

Picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Sept 19–21

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

09/17/2014 By Michael Hardy

books

From Jail Guard to Middle School Teacher

Mark Dostert worked as a juvenile detention officer at one of Chicago's most notorious prisons. Now he teaches English in HISD.

09/05/2014 By Michael Hardy

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Aug 29–Sept 1 (Labor Day Edition!)

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

08/27/2014 By Michael Hardy