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Topic: Books

Houston Roots Run Deep: The Houstorian Dictionary

Houston gets a bad rap, but it’s an incredible hub for culture, industry, and opportunity—and according to some, it always has been. In fact, we just picked up The Houstorian Dictionary, which seeks to catalogue and celebrate “the innovators, artists, heroes, hucksters, scientists, philanthropists, performers, politicians, and tinkerers” who have made Houston what it is […]

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Houston Rap by Peter Beste

Think Houston is all cowboys and oil men? Folks can have a lot of preconceived notions about what our city is all about, but this new book might change a little bit of that. “Houston Rap” by photographer Peter Beste from Sinecure Books chronicles the local rap scene providing a look into a world unknown […]

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Texas Works: Products & Portraits of Talent

A new book celebrating Texas made goods has arrived…and just in time for the holidays. From cowboy boots to snowboards, Texas manufactures just about anything. A brief description of the coffee table tome from the jacket: “This beautifully produced, photo-rich book showcases the variety of outstanding product brands based in the State of Texas. From […]

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Spacesuit: Fashioning Apollo

Now that the holidays are over and we can start shopping for ourselves again…a new suggestion for a book title that Santa prob didn’t bring – Spacesuit: Fashioning Apollo from MIT Press. A historical and fascinating account by Nicholas de Monchaux of how Playtex won the bid over military and industrial competitors to create and […]

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Post-Grunge Seattle Still Rocks On

Interesting article in The New York Times today about the history of Seattle’s grunge music scene and its influence that is still felt around the city today. Included with the article are videos, slideshows, and a quiz! (I scored “grunge rock star” – top that!) The article goes on to mention that currently on exhibition […]

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Tyson Cole of Uchi Austin

Last night in N.Y.C., the James Beard Awards were handed out to the best chefs and restaurants in America. Winning one of these coveted awards is a very big deal, its similar to to a film director winning an Academy Award for Best Movie. Representing our neck of the woods, the Texas chef Tyson Cole […]

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