All posts by Jan Reid

Jan Reid is a former senior editor at Texas Monthly and has contributed to Esquire, GQ, Slate, Men’s Journal, Men’s Health, and the New York Times. An early article about Texas music spawned his first book, The Improbable Rise of Redneck Rock. Among his ten books are a well-reviewed novel, Deerinwater, for which he won a Dobie-Paisano Fellowship; a collection of his magazine pieces, Close Calls,</em< that was a finalist for a Texas Institute of Letters book of the year award; Rio Grande, a compilation of choice writing and photography on the storied border stream; and The Bullet Meant for Me, a reflection on marriage, friendship, boxing, and physical and emotional recovery from a deadly shooting in Mexico.

  • Electric groups like the original Conqueroo playing at Vulcan Gas Co. in the late 60’s rankled the Austin establishment.
  • BRAIN FREEZE: Lowering a patient’s body temperature may slow the potentially fatal brain swelling caused by severe head trauma.
  • “Little Doug,” pedal steel guitar prodigy.
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