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Sofia Sokolove


Former DCist (but Philadelphian at heart) Sofia is currently living + writing in Austin, TX, bouncing around the arts, literature, food + booze scenes.

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No Shades of Grey Here

What to read right now: 8 smart, sexy and unconventional love stories

By Sofia Sokolove

Whether you love, hate or feel completely ambivalent towards Valentine’s Day, there’s no avoiding the level of romance put on display every February. And since we’re in ...

Off the Beaten Path

The Austinite's guide to having a grown-up good time in New Orleans

By Sofia Sokolove

A shortish drive and an even shorter direct flight away (thanks, Southwest!), New Orleans is a popular spot for Austinites to spend a wild weekend. Filled with bars that never ...

New Books for a New Year

What to read right now: 5 books to help you reset, reflect and resolve this year

By Sofia Sokolove

It’s only three weeks into 2015, but there’s a good chance you’ve already given up on your New Year’s resolution. Whatever — we have, too. This year ...

For Book Lovers

10 great lit-themed gifts for all of your favorite bookworms

By Sofia Sokolove

With several indie bookstores, a huge book festival every year and a cozy coffee shop on practically every corner, Austin’s a town that attracts — and breeds — readers. We've ...

Holiday Reading Time

What to read right now: 5 works of fiction to transport you this holiday season

By Sofia Sokolove

In our fantasy world, the holiday season means long, uninterrupted stretches of lounge time on our parents' comfy couches, lost in long novels. In reality, though, there are turkeys to ...

Opera for All

Austin Opera debuts new name, new show and new art installation at the Long Center

By Sofia Sokolove

On a recent Saturday night along the south shore of Lady Bird Lake near Riverside Drive, an eclectic crowd shuffled together toward two very different live music experiences. A bearded ...

Weekend of Reading

Your comprehensive guide to the 2014 Texas Book Festival, including insider tips

By Sofia Sokolove

This weekend, over 280 authors are descending on Austin for the biggest Texas Book Festival ever. These literary giants are here to impart their wisdom and general literary coolness at ...

Crisp campuses and adolescence angst

What to read right now: Cozy up with 6 books perfect for crisp October weather

By Sofia Sokolove

Even though it’s already time for midterms, it never quite feels like back-to-school season until the cooler weather arrives, which, fingers crossed, is happening right about now. To properly ...

275 Authors in 2 Days

Book lovers rejoice! Texas Book Festival releases 2014 schedule

By Sofia Sokolove

Last month, the Texas Book Festival revealed the largest lineup in its 19-year history, promising over 275 authors in two days at the Texas State Capitol grounds. Now that the ...

Fest Coverage

Texas Book Festival announces largest lineup ever — 275 eclectic authors in 2 days

By Sofia Sokolove

At a Wednesday evening cocktail party held on the rooftop of The Jones Center, the Texas Book Festival revealed its complete list of more than 275 authors headed to Austin ...

What To Read Right Now

What to read right now: 6 under-the-radar new releases and unique beach reads

By Sofia Sokolove

Yup, the dog days have arrived. Earlier this summer, we recommended some great paperback summer reads. Now that we're into full-fledged sweltering, sticky heat, it’s nice to treat ...

Book Festival Sneak Peek

Texas Book Festival reveals surprising headliners: Celebrity chef, reggae legend and Pulitzer Prize winners

By Sofia Sokolove

On Wednesday evening, the Texas Book Festival — at an exclusive literary salon cocktail hour held at the W Residences in downtown Austin — unveiled a taste of what the 2014 festival ...

Cats And Dogs

New exhibit explores our diverse and complex relationships with cats and dogs

By Sofia Sokolove

It’s probably fair to say that Thomas Sully, in painting his 1843 oil on canvas masterpiece Cinderella at the Kitchen Fire, did not envision that in 2014, his delicate ...

Spots for Soaking

9 of the best swimming holes in and around Austin

By Sofia Sokolove

In this hot, hot town blessedly surrounded by a plethora of sparkling swimming spots, skipping out of town with a few friends and a six-pack to spend a glorious day ...

Read Local

What to read right now: Elizabeth Crook on her new novel and books every Texan should read

By Sofia Sokolove

On a Tuesday evening in late May, at the kickoff event for the 2014 Mayor’s Book Club, Austin novelist Elizabeth Crook, said very sweetly in her slight Texas-twang, “I ...

An Austin Favorite Returns

Hot summer opening: Inside the newly renovated Bartholomew Pool

By Sofia Sokolove

Lines were long all weekend at the newly renovated Bartholomew Pool (1800 E. 51st St.), and not just at the entrance. Inside, giddy neighborhood kids (who have been without a ...

Selfies, Belfies and Beyoncé

New exhibition #hashtag explores how social media shapes perceptions of women

By Sofia Sokolove

The first room of the exhibition #hashtag, Danielle Georgiou’s first solo show now at Women and Their Work through July 3, is full of selfies.  There, on large prints ...

Sand in the Spines

What to read right now: 7 paperback picks perfect for summer

By Sofia Sokolove

Editor's note: As our literary scene continues to grow, we wanted a place to highlight the books, events, zines and everything in between that is putting Austin on the ...

Stores with Stories

The literary capital of Texas: Our favorite bookstores to whittle away an afternoon

By Sofia Sokolove

Between new literary magazines popping up left and right, local authors rising to fame, and hosting the yearly Texas Book Festival, Austin has officially become a literary hotspot. And like ...

Grunge and Ocean Air

Our rainy sort-of-sister city: An Austinite's guide to a quick Seattle getaway

By Sofia Sokolove

As much as we love our town, it’s sometimes nice to get the hell out of it for a few days. If you’re anything like us, this feeling ...

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