Houston writer Chris Cander shown with her latest novel, "The Young of Other Animals."

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How a violent attack as a young student inspired Chris Cander’s latest novel

Posted on · As a young student, Houston writer Chris Cander was the victim of a violent attack -- something she hardly spoke of for years. She's opening up about the experience and using it as the basis of her latest novel, "The Young of Other Animals."

Loro-Hattie Bs Sandwich

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Hattie B’s Hot Chicken, still eyeing Houston location, bringing flavors to town through collaboration with Loro

Posted on · A series of special menu items will be available Thursday through Sunday at all four Loro locations in Texas, including its Houston outpost in the Heights neighborhood. Nashville-based Hattie B's continues to explore a Houston location after a previous plan fell through in recent years.

Texas writer Ben Fountain's latest novel, Devil Makes Three.

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Writer Ben Fountain explains what the rest of the world can learn from Haiti

Posted on · The Texas writer has set his latest novel, "Devil Makes Three," in Haiti, a place Fountain became fascinated with as a young man and has visited more than 40 times. He says what Haiti has experienced over its history is starting to hit a little closer to home right now for countries like the United States.