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February 3, 2023

Thao Votang

Thao Votang is a writer and at work on a novel. Votang previously co-edited the online magazine Conflict of Interest and co-founded the gallery Tiny Park.

Typeface made me do it

The design firm In-House Intl., founded by Michu Benaim Steiner, Lope Gutierrez-Ruiz, and Alexander Wright, has worked with clients ranging from Austin restaurant favorite, Bufalina, to large companies and...

Start with the nose: Edward Carey’s ‘Plagues & Pearls’ illustrates the first year of the pandemic

"Plagues and Pencils" (University of Texas Press, 2022) documents the first year of the coronavirus pandemic through the eyes of writer, playwright, and illustrator Edward Carey​​. While Carey’s illustrations...

Review: ‘Catastrophe’ by Deirdre Danklin

“I dreamed of rain last night.” So begins “Catastrophe” by Deirdre Danklin (Texas Review Press, 2022), which was awarded the 2021 Clay Reynolds Novella Prize. The Baltimore-based author holds an...

Dalia Azim’s ‘Country of Origin’

Dalia Azim’s debut novel, "Country of Origin" (A Strange Object/Deep Vellum), is a fast-paced, multigenerational family saga that takes readers to a city in flames, to the North American...

Irene Roderick and the fine art of improvisational quilt-making

Artist Irene Roderick is one of those people whose kindness and warmth is unmistakable. And when I see Roderick’s work, I don’t think of quilts. Through blocks of color...

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