All posts by Francesca Mari


Francesca Mari is an associate editor at Texas Monthly. Her essays, reporting, and criticism have appeared in the New Republic, the New York Times, the Paris Review, Dissent, and elsewhere.

  • Alba Huerta
  • Brene Brown
  • Youssef Khater competing in Brazil’s Jungle Marathon in 2010.
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  • Shakey Graves performed at the Americana Music Association Showcase in Nashville in March.
  • Terry Lickona and Ed Sheeran.
  • Beck kicked off this season of Austin City Limits, which is now in its 40th year.
  • The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts in San Antonio opened Sept. 4. The old Municipal Auditorium, which opened in 1926, was repurposed through an unusual public-private partnership.
  • Kat Edmonson’s first major label record, “The Big Picture,” is an energetic and jubilant piece.
  • From left, Jason Phelps, Danu Uribe and Chris Gibson play up to 15 roles each in a single performance of “The Intergalactic Nemesis,” a series that follows a reporter’s quest to save Earth.