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April 19, 2018

Blanton Museum curators issue public letter challenging changes to UT’s Fine...

The controversy surrounding recent changes to the University of Texas' Fine Arts Library deepened today when curators and staff from the Blanton Museum of...

The Writing Life: An Interview with Deb Olin Unferth

Over the past decade and a half, Deb Olin Unferth has earned the accolades of such luminaries as Geoff Dyer and George Saunders and...

This app was made for walking — and walking, and walking

The new Austin Central Library came with plenty of baked-in public art, among the pieces, a handsome 3D diamond made of red jungle gym...

The archive of playwright Arthur Miller — finally, wholly, officially —...

A flurry of press releases this morning proclaimed the big news: The University of Texas' Ransom Center acquired the archive of playwright Arthur Miller. But...

The Comics of 2017

I’m a comic book fiend. Or at least I used to be. Since the much-ballyhooed “Death of Superman” storyline in 1992, comic books have been...

Changes to UT’s Fine Arts Library spark backlash

Recent renovations to the University of Texas’ Fine Arts Library have ignited criticism from students and faculty of the College of Fine Arts —...

More than 27,000 images from Gabriel García Márquez’s archive freely...

The Harry Ransom Center announced that it has digitized more than 27,000 images and page scans from Nobel Laureate Gabriel García Márquez’s archive. And...

Austin Mayor’s Book Club spotlights narratives of refugee experience

Narratives of the refugee experience are the focus the Mayor's Book Club for 2018. The public reading campaign selected three books: Syrian author Osama Alomar's "The...

At Malvern Books, it’s books first. That makes it radical.

Given poetry’s relatively niche audience compared to the latest bestsellers or home and gardening books, the notion of operating a poetry bookstore might seem...

At new the Austin Central Library, the public settles in

Library Foundation executive director Tim Staley doesn’t have an office at the new Central Library. Instead he takes meetings in one of the sleek glass-walled...