Books

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 [...]...

The Lost City

Dallas is not, nor has it ever been, a naturally-occurring city. Without the abundant natural resources available to other older cities, Dallas was born out of the sheer determination of its people. This forward-thinking and resourceful philosophy has been passed down from generation to [...]...

Pages with Punch

Book Fest offers life lessons to all A day packed with appearances by top children’s book authors and illustrators, free workshops, art tours, music and theater performances, plus an appearance by a Hollywood actor are what the Dallas Museum of Art has planned for the second annual [...]...

Summer Reads

Mid-Century Ads: Advertising from the Mad Men Era. 2 Vols Jim Heimann, Steven Heller Taschen AMC’s award-winning Mad Men is more than just a series. It has a huge impact on fashion, magazines, interior, photography and style in general. The series inspired Taschen to do a two-volume [...]...

Seeing Both Ways

Lacy Johnson on Trespasses: A Memoir According to Lacy M. Johnson’s bio, she worked as “assistant-manager of a Wal-Mart Vision Center, sold steaks door-to-door [...]...

Civic Reinvention

The Julia Ideson Library Renovation On December 5th, 2011 the City of Houston was given a beautiful jewel. After two years, 32 million dollars and a painstaking restoration [...]...

Unmapping Houston

Artists navigate the city’s geography You hear people say Houston is a hard city to love. But, it’s also a hard city to see. When you imagine Houston, at times [...]...

The Little Dog Laughs

Three Reasons Brazos Bookstore Remains a Houston Literary Center   Thursday, illness March 15 - 7 pm:  “The Galveston Chronicles” by Audra Martin D’Aroma...