What did Graham Greene observe about crossing the border into Mexico in 1938? Would you believe Molly Ivins was born in California? Here are my picks for the fifty greatest literary moments in Texas, plus a roster of leading lights who are from here—and some who aren’t.
Forty years after its publication, Horseman, Pass By is still one of Larry McMurtry’s finest novelsand as groundbreaking as J. D. Salinger’s masterpiece.
What’s so funny about an oilman, a rancher, a golfer, and a carnival hobo? Watch the following top ten funniest Texas movies to find out why these main characters (and others) are so hilarious.
Rumor has it that director Ron Howard and screenwriter John Sayles are coming to Austin this spring to make a $100 million movie about the Alamo. It may be too much to ask that they get Texas’ defining battle right (since no one knows what really happened), but I’ve got my fingers crossedand a few friendly words of advice.
Master of the Senate, Robert Caro’s third volume on the life of Lyndon Johnson, is an exhaustive study of power, persuasion, and private parts.
Did Richard King cheat his partner’s heirs out of a chunk of the King Ranch nearly 120 years ago? He may have—and if the Texas Supreme Court permits Chapman v. King Ranch, Inc., to go to trial, the past could come back to haunt the state’s most storied spread.
No one took the literature of Texas or the Southwest seriously until J. Frank Dobie put it, and us, on the map.
Fifteen years after Larry McMurtry announced he was through writing novels, he shows no sign of letting up. For this we should be thankful.
Suzan-Lori Parks gets the culture and cadence of West Texas right, sort of; Annie Proulx doesn’t.
So much is at stake that we almost—almost—believe the release date of Disney’s epic-to-be was delayed from Christmas Day to April for the reasons the studio claims. But given the way historical movies usually turn out, can you blame us for smirking?