This Saturday, June 15, Daniel Vaughn, who's the new barbecue editor for Texas Monthly and has been dubbed "BBQ Snob," will be signing his new book, The Prophets of Smoked Meat, at Leibman's Foods/Blue Willow Bookshop from 1 to 3 p.m. and River Oaks Bookstore from 4 to 6 p.m. We spoke with Vaughn ... More >>
"You're going to have a great restaurant in your community," Marcus Samuelsson said to a roomful of smiling guests last Thursday afternoon at the Milam House. The bonafide celebrity chef from New York City -- he of the three Michelin star Aquavit and the President-approved Red Rooster in Harlem -- ... More >>
Ahhh, comic books! A place where you can escape into another realm. Most artists have somewhat cartoonish onstage personalities, but some have so much that they deserve their own comic book or graphic novel. Like these.
It's a long trip to Kathy Patrick's little hair salon/bookstore, Beauty in the Book, nestled just outside the main street of historic Jefferson, Texas, deep in the Piney Woods. But plenty of people make the pilgrimage each year. From up-and-coming authors to members of Patrick's 515-chapter i ... More >>
Conroe is a sleepy little East Texas town on the northern fringes of the greater Houston area. And now it's about to get a jumbo-size shot of wake-up juice from the Prince of Darkness himself. No shit: Ozzy Osbourne will sign copies of his new book, Trust Me, I'm Dr. Ozzy: Advice From Rock's Ultima ... More >>
Eddie Trunk's Essential Hard Rock and Heavy Metal By Eddie Trunk Abrams Publishing, 240 pp. $19.95. If hard rock and heavy-metal journalism have their own Eddie Murrow, it's Eddie Trunk. Via his web site, as a co-host of VH1 Classic's That Metal Show, and his programs on both terrestrial and ... More >>
White-nationalist reads in the United States and Europe reflect anti-migrant hatred in a grim economy.
Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday that isn't a national holiday, Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. Photo illustration by John Seaborn GrayThis Week's Panel: Bun B, Chingo Bling, The ARE, Kyle Hubbard, Rob G ... More >>
Come see the softer side of PalinLove her or hate her, Sarah Palin will not be ignored. We are living in an era when politicians and experts of all kinds inspire mistrust, and Palin presents herself as the ultimate outsider - just a regular American gal, hunting moose and being a "mama bear" ... More >>
The Texas landscape reflects the harsh tone of this debut novel
Rejected title for Zepeda's first book: To the Last Man I Slept With and All the Jerks Just Like HimInprint ends its 2009/2010 Margarett Root Brown Reading Series season tonight with a Cinco de Mayo bang featuring two literary greats from Texas.The reading series, responsible for bringing four No ... More >>
A new book documents the shady past and solid-gold singles of Houston's SugarHill Studios.
A UH professor takes a stab at breaking down the idea of moral psychology
Author Jason F. Wright's latest release The Cross Gardener is an uplifting tale about how to deal with grief, loss, suffering and, most importantly, how to find the way back to hope. He spoke with Hair Balls about the novel, what prompted him to write it and why he choose to tell this story, base ... More >>
Today is the first day...you know the rest
For years, UH professor David Dow has been Houston's most famous advocate against the death penalty. He's the go-to guy for quotes, and the mere mention of his name tends to rile up those who support lethal injunction (and any other method the government uses for killing convicts).He's written a ... More >>
Its story number 21, and the Kinsey Millhone series is strong as ever
This debut author weaves a story of intrigue and betrayal her first time out
Houstons Indian Community celebrates Rabindranath Tagore
The author of Bridge to Terabithia comes to Houston for Inprints Cool Brains series
Inprint hosts African-American and Palestinian poets
Canadian author debuts with an unlikely romance
Permanent Midnight parades another too-hip heroin addict
Though not true to its source, Roommates is a delight