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Of course, tomorrow is the beginning of the Texas Book Festival, if anything else – to prove that some of us here in Texas do in fact read.
Here’s what events look good to me:
- 11:45 – 12:30: H.W. Brands, Lone Star Nation
Reading and Q&A introduced by Greg Curtis
- 12:30 – 1:30:
James Ellroy: Destination: Morgue!
Jessee Sublett: Never the Same Again
Reading and Q&A introduced by Kip Stratton
Location: Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum Main Hall
- 12:45 – 1:30: Dayton Duncan, Lewis and Clark
Reading and Q&A introduced by Regan Gammon
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.028
- 2:00 – 3:00: What’s So Funny About Politics?
Jim Hightower, Let’s Stop Beating Around the Bush
Andy Borowitz, The Borowitz Report
Panel discussion by Evan Smith
Location: House Chamber
- 2:15 – 3:00: Men Behaving Badly:
Adam Johnson, Parasites Like Us
Kyle Smith, Love Monkey
Jonathan Ames, Wake Up, Sir
Reading and panel discussion moderated by Neal Pollack
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.010
- 7:00 – 9:45: Texas Book Festival After Hours: Movies
Location: Alamo Drafthouse–Downtown –
Oscar-winner Peter Bogdanovich will introduce two of his favorite films: 7 p.m.: Targets & 9:45 p.m.: Saint Jack.
- What’s Cooking in Texas
John DeMers, Houston: Culinary Capital
Fernando Saralegui, Our Latin Table
Linda Bauer, Historic Recipes from Texas and American Sampler Cookbook
Panel discussion moderated by Virginia Wood
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.014
- 12:30 – 1:15: Meghan Daum, The Quality of Life Report
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Queen of Dreams
Reading and Q&A introduced by Mary Margaret Farabee
Location: Senate Chamber
- 2:00 – 2:45: Mind of a Killer
Michael McGarrity, Slow Kill
David Lindsey, The Face of the Assassin
Reading and panel discussion moderated by Gary Lavergne
Location: House Chamber
I’m someone! I got my first comment spam!
Why do I now have this sudden, uncomfortable urge to play online poker now?
Am I the only one who doesn’t care about podcasting?
Why would I want to HEAR posts from someone when I can skim them in seconds in my RSS reader? There are so many other interesting things to listen to and it’s not like most of our voices are sonorous enough for lengthy attention.
Webnote – an online tool for taking notes, looks like something very interesting that takes up a lot of the slack in what I don’t like about wikis: the lack of a metaphor and interface for beginning users. If they’d add a text formatting toolbar (for each sticky?) and had something like trackback this would be something to REALLY watch.