I recently heard (somewhere) that keeping secrets is freedom. And I sort of feel like this is a good secret, but I thought I'd go ahead and share it anyway, despite possible imprisonment. The Black Swan Saloon, which has been included in a plethora of Best of lists here at the Observer (like, Best ... More >>
What will happen to all the books?
James Galbraith has a new book out, Inequality and Instability, arguing that ... well, you know he's an economist at the LBJ School at UT Austin, so it's pretty complicated ... I'm trying to boil down what I got out of it ... I need to put this into Get-Off-My-Lawn language ... so let's imagine its ... More >>
Whose story is told at the Hub?
Take your kids to a pig party
The Mansion hosts a Peony in Love
Mark Graham In more Plano-based author news: Kerry Max Cook -- the innocent man imprisoned for 16 years for a horrific crime he didn't commit -- has been nominated for the Mystery Writers of America's prestigious Edgar Award, for his book Chasing Justice: My Story of Freeing Myself After Two Decad ... More >>
Peripatetic New Testament scholar Darrell Bock, professor at Dallas Theological Seminary and senior editor at Christianity Today, has a new book out this fall. Apparently, Bock travels the country for three months touting one book, then nine months later gives birth to another one. That’s a heck o ... More >>
Don't give these writers the shaft
Wilhite signs her new release
Don't forget your CAPE at Zeus
This likely falls into the "Not Really That Interesting But What Do We Know Anyway" category: We just got a release announcing that Dallas-based author Daniel J. Hale was today named as executive vice president of Mystery Writers of America, the organization that hands out the covered Edgar Awards. ... More >>
This is the actual cover to Terrell Owens' newest book, which comes out November 15. And this one's actually intended for kids, as opposed to that last one, which just read like it. This is not a joke. Just got off the phone with Jennifer Thomason and Laura Watkins at BenBella Books, the local publi ... More >>
Celia Rivenbark campaigns against child skankiness
Don't tell vice you're looking at this picture from Alan Moore's (porno)graphic novel Lost Girls. Really. Not kidding. Got a call this morning from a friend who owns a comic book store. This friend's a swell...well, let's just say a swell person. So, anyway, this person calls and says that yesterday ... More >>
BenBella's got a Star Trek book coming out, and it's awesome. Wait, did I say that out loud? Three years ago, I wrote in the paper version of Unfair Park about Glenn Yeffeth, a business consultant of some 15 years who one day chucked his profitable career to begin a new one as book publisher. I must ... More >>
Book Ends at the Dallas Public Library
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Shinners & Mahler's Illustrated Flora of North Central Texas
Dallas author Patricia Anthony's sci-fi caught Hollywood's interest. But her decision to chuck the whole genre caught New York's wrath.
Marilyn Manson's Long Hard Road Out of Hell is paved with one journalist's bad intentions
James Halperin's book The Truth Machine calls for a utopia where infallible lie detectors make us better people from the president on down. Is it science fiction or prophecy?
Author Alasan Mansaray is peddling his first novel any way that comes to mind