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Why I’ve read my last Stuart Woods book

If you’ve followed New York Times best-selling author Stuart Woods’ alter-ego Stone Barrington for any length of time, you know several things.

Suzanne Collins’s ‘Hunger Games’ series offers compelling look at post-apocalyptic America

Originally published in September of 2008, "The Hunger Games," Suzanne Collins’ first book in a series of stories about an almost-unrecognizable America (now called Panem) centers around a 16-year-old, Katniss Everdeen, who the sole support of her mother and young sister, Primrose. The family survives the stark conditions only because Katniss’ late father taught her to hunt with a bow and arrow. Although hunting is illegal now, Katniss and her friend, Gale, forage enough to keep food on their tables.

A historic night in Texas music: Musicians, fans celebrate Guy Clark

A host of musicians and production personnel sing “Happy Birthday” to Guy Clark (sitting, center), the dean of Texas songwriting, during a celebration of his 70th birthday Wednesday night at the Long Center in Austin. The sold-out audience was treated to performances by Rodney Crowell (standing, third from right), Lyle Lovett (center, in suit), Ray Wylie Hubbard, James McMurtry, Rosie Flores (standing, far right), Joe Ely (standing, fourth from right), Terri Hendrix, Verlon Thompson (sitting, left), Shawn Camp (sitting, right) Jack Ingram, Terry Allen, The Trishas, Jerry Jeff Walker (standing, in hat) and John Townes (JT) Van Zandt II (standing next to Walker). Staff Photo by Terry Mathews


Bill Pronzini & his friend who shall remain Nameless

Author Bill Pronzini and his alter-ego, Nameless, the hard-boiled private detective at the center of his  popular series, have a lot in common.


A Daughter’s Tribute - Chef Donia Bijan remembers her mother’s kitchen, with longing

Chef Donia Bijan has shared family stories for decades. Three years ago, she decided to put her memories on paper, along with recipes inspired by time spent in her mother’s kitchen.

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