Q&A Interview: Diego Miró of ‘Bless Me, Ultima’

Austin native, Diego Miró has made it to the big screen playing the complex character Florence, in the film Bless Me, Ultima. He will be seen in the upcoming film “Now You See Me,” directed by Louis Leterrier.

[9/25] Preview: Pulitzer Prize winning author Junot Díaz at BookPeople

On Sept. 25, author Junot Díaz will be at BookPeople in Austin to read from his latest and sign copies of the book for attendees. The event will begin at 7 p.m.

[4/3] Preview: Claudia Kolker, ‘The Immigrant Advantage’ signing at BookPeople

The Immigrant Advantage

Award-winning journalist Claudia Kolker will be speaking about her book The Immigrant Advantage on April 3 at BookPeople. The book explores immigrant customs, such as the Mexican cuarentena, and how they can be used to improve our lives in the US.

[3/30] Preview: Rene S. Perez book signing at BookPeople

An Evening with Rene S Perez II

On Friday, fiction author Rene S. Perez II will be speaking about his new collection of short stories, Along These Highways, as well as signing copies of the book. The signing will take place at BookPeople on Lamar Boulevard.

‘Viva Vegan!’ author Terry Hope Romero to speak at Texas VegFest

Cookbook author Terry Hope Romero will be one of the featured speakers at this year’s Texas VegFest in Austin. The festival, which will take place March 31 at Fiesta Gardens, aims to expose Texans to sustainable, healthy, plant-based diets. VegFest will include cooking demonstrations, free food samples, live music and children’s activities, all for a […]

Books: ‘Gringo’ by Chesa Boudin

By all accounts, Chesa Boudin’s family life provided a great deal of experience. Well, technically, it was his family’s experience, but nonetheless, his life was shaped because of it. His parents, Katherine Boudin and David Gilbert are involved parents, as involved as parents can be as inmates in the New York State prison system. As […]

Books: ‘Edgar Hernandez: An American Hero’ by Jose Martinez and Megan Rellahan

It’s an experience a growing number of men and women enlisted today share. The deployment to Iraq. But not all share the experience Edgar Hernandez had. Hernandez enlisted into the U.S. Army in 2003 and one month later found himself held captive for 21 days at one of Saddam Hussein’s  secret prisons. His personal account […]

Books: ‘Mexican WhiteBoy’ by Matt de la Peña

It could be said that we spend most of our lives running away from the memories of our awkward teen years only to wake up one day and realize we’ve completely forgotten how it is to live life as a teen. Throw in life in a poor neighborhood in San Diego, divorced parents and a […]