Don Graham


Kid with a Gun

In his lifetime Audie Murphy traveled from the cold reality of World War II to the ultimate illusion of Hollywood.

Texas Movies: Texas Videos

Giant is just one of the best movies about Texas.

Pen Pals

Dobie, Bedichek, and Webb were the leading Texas writers and intellectuals of their age. But as ribald raconteurs, they were ahead of their time.

Canon Fever

Our selections for some of the best contemporary Texas books.

Katherine the Great

Indian Creek native Katherine Anne Porter is the finest author ever to come out of Texas. But only recently has her home state stopped writing her off.

Unreality Bites

As ever, Texas looms large in the movies’ imagination—large and largely inaccurate.

Picture Perfect

Why Peter Bogdanovich filmed in black and white, who discovered Cybill Shepherd, which onetime soap opera diva read for the role of Jacy, and other secrets of the making of The Last Picture Show .

Cotton Tale

Long before Lonesome Dove and other cattle-culture classics defined Texas for the world, Hold Autumn in Your Hand—a novel that wasn’t about cowboys or Longhorns—won critical acclaim. With good reason.

The First Picture Show

Horseman, Pass By

The Johnson Treatment

Don Graham rereads The Gay Place.

Beyond the Pale

Don Graham corrals Pale Horse, Pale Rider.

Southern Discomfort

Don Graham remembers Willie Morris.

Mr. Texas

Don Graham doffs his hat to J. Frank Dobie.

O Pioneers!

Don Graham on Sallie Reynolds Matthews.

Any Given Sunday

Don Graham on Peter Gent.