Books

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...

Photography Books: Snap Shots of Life

“Linda McCartney: Life in Photographs” TASCHEN, June 2011 In 1966, during a brief stint as a receptionist for Town and Country magazine, Linda Eastman snagged a press pass to a very exclusive promotional event for the Rolling Stones aboard a yacht on the Hudson River [...]...