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Houston Director Uses Childhood Library As Short Film Inspiration

Posted on · Jason LaMotte is an award-winning writer and director from Houston, having collected Silver Screen Awards for his writing, and Best Film and Best Director awards for his short films, the latest of which, The Terms, has featured at over 30 festivals worldwide, including the prestigious Tribeca and Los Angeles Film Festivals. He began as a […]

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Matthew Salesses Discusses His Debut Novel: The Hundred-Year Flood

Posted on · Imagine being 22, a new graduate from college, and taking a job halfway around the world in Prague, in the Czech Republic. It would be easy to feel utterly lost in the world. And that’s exactly where young author Matthew Salesses found himself years ago. And, at the same time, he began writing a fictional […]

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What Will Houston Be Like in 30 Years?

Posted on · MORE: Your Predictions for the Houston of 2045 30 years ago this past weekend, Back to the Future opened in theaters here in Houston and across the country. The film, and its subsequent sequels, tells the tale of Marty McFly and Doc Brown traveling back and forth through time in a tricked-out DeLorean. First, Marty […]

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Houston Author Talks About Importance of Writing Strong and Realistic Female Characters

Posted on · Houston author JL Clark’s love of writing shone through at an early age. As a fourth grader, her teacher took a short detective story she wrote and turned it into a printed book for her as a gift. This early encouragement — combined with her love of reading and telling stories — meant that she was […]

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‘The Remains of the Day’ Author Kazuo Ishiguro Goes in a Whole New Direction: Medieval Fantasy

Posted on · Writer Kazuo Ishiguro is known for crossing genres. He’s best known for his 1989 Booker Prize-winning novel The Remains of the Day – about an unspoken love between an English butler and a housekeeper – and for 2005’s Never Let Me Go – set in a dystopian future where schoolchildren are cloned. Both novels were […]

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Writer and Photographer Chronicle the People and Places Along the Sabine River by Boating Its Length

Posted on · Writer and reporter Wes Ferguson decided to better get to know a landmark he’d grown up around — East Texas’ Sabine River. To do so, he took along his friend and photographer, Jacob Croft Botter, and boated the length of the Sabine all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. Their book, which chronicles the interesting people […]

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A Long Walk Home: Writer Walks from Galveston to Marfa

Posted on · There are a lot of transplants in Houston as of late. And in general these days people don’t often tend to stay in one place for long. So the decision to settle down for good – and choosing where – can be a weighty one. Such was the case for Texas writer Joshua Edwards who took […]

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Singer Steve Tyrell Returns Home, Talks About His Influences

Posted on · Grammy Award-winning vocalist Steve Tyrell has spent over four decades in the music business, achieving success as a performer, producer, songwriter and music supervisor. Tyrell has produced hits for Grammy-winning Artists ranging from Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville, to Rod Stewart and Diana Ross. Steve himself has sold hundreds of thousands of albums and gained a […]