Books

Books for a Summer Day

Architecture of Seduction As the 1960s became The Sixties, architect Horace Gifford executed a remarkable series of beach houses that transformed the terrain and culture of New York’s Fire Island. Growing up on the beaches of Florida, Gifford forged a deep connection with [...]...

Linguaphile Line Up

A Way with Words Brings Whimsical Word Banter to the Lakewood Theater Lovers of clever conversation rejoice and shout Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. The popular public radio show A Way with Words is coming to North Texas for an evening dedicated to the exploration of [...]...

May Books

The Art of Controversy: Political Cartoons and Their Enduring Power Victor S Navasky Knopf A lavishly illustrated, witty, and original look at the awesome power of the political cartoon throughout history to enrage, provoke, and amuse. As a former editor of The New York Times Magazine [...]...

Seeing The World

Editor’s Note: Illness has forced Mr. Stilgoe to cancel his Dallas appearance, but he hopes to reschedule later in the year. John R. Stilgoe is an award winning historian and photographer who is the Robert and Lois Orchard Professor in the History of Landscape at the [...]...

MUSES: Women Who Inspire

Art historian Farid Abdelouahab’s Muses: Women Who Inspire (Flammarion) is more than just a superb collection of black and white photographs. It is a thoughtful and intelligent paean to thirty-two women – some famous, some obscure – who captivated some of the greatest male [...]...

Performing Words

Houston’s Reading Culture Ramps Up Stepping inside your local watering hole on a Friday night you might find it odd to stumble upon a live reading event, but if you have taken stock in Houston’s nighttime entertainment du jour, readings are all the rage, and they are not your grandmother’s [...]...

Poetry by Design

Pablo Picasso renders twenty portraits to accompany sonnets by the Spanish poet Luis de Gongora y Argote On view this fall is Vingt Poëmes (Twenty Poems), Pablo Picasso’s tribute to arguably one of Spain’s greatest poets, Luis de Góngora y Argote (1561-1627). The exhibit [...]...

Rising Writers in Houston

Word Pusher: David Tomas Martinez Meeting David Tomas Martinez makes me wonder how many gang members are really frustrated poets. “Growing up in the inner city, in southeast San Diego,” acknowledges Martinez, “You have to have a certain bravado, a toughness about you [...]...

Heart and Soul

“THE STATE OF THE ART: CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS IN TEXAS” Authored by June Mattingly, 2012 Well-respected Texas contemporary art collector, advisor, educator, and gallerist June Mattingly has recently self-published an e-book, The State of the Art: Contemporary Artists in Texas, highlighting the work of almost 90 of the state’s most [...]...

Portrait of a Writer

Miah Arnold reading at King’s English Bookshop in Salt Lake City. PHOTO: JOANN WONG. Inprint Celebrates 30 Years in Houston As a young writer, I dreamed I’d fi...

Male Bonding

Closer, the first collection of poetry by Dallas native son Christopher Stephen Soden, embodies the adage that all good things take time. This poignant and personal volume contains work that represents what Soden unabashedly calls a “meandering” 35-year career. A protégé [...]...