Don Graham


Nation State

Does anyone outside of Texas care about Texas history? H. W. Brands hopes so, and he’s not the only one.

Expatriate Act

While some Texas-born writers had to leave home to do their best work, for John Graves the reverse was true.

White Like Me

Growing up in segregated Collin County, I was oblivious
to the impact of Jim Crow—until I read John Howard
Griffin’s American classic.

Accentuate The Negative

To read a Patricia Highsmith novel is to suspend one’s moral judgments. She irresistibly persuades us to side with killers and other amoral characters.

Fallen Heroes

One riot, one Ranger, one much-maligned historian: rereading Walter Prescott Webb.

Mary, Quite Contrary

The awful truth about The Liars’ Club.

All the Pretty Corpses

Cormac McCarthy’s latest is bloody good.

You’ve Got Mailer

The famously crotchety writer’s hate-love relationship with Texas.

Dunces of Confederacy

What to do about those controversial statues on the University of Texas at Austin campus.

Please Go Away

Cormac McCarthy’s ubiquity problem.

The Bucket List

63 things that all Texans must do before they die.

Short Book, Sorry

Larry McMurtry’s new memoir plays it close to the vest.

Bohemian Rhapsody

An ambitious, sometimes bewildering, debut novel about Czech Texas.

Gunfire and Brimstone

Fort Worth preacher J. Frank Norris paved the way for today’s televangelists. But he’s probably best known as the defendant in a wild 1927 murder trial.