Gene Lyons

Stories

The Newest Americans

Pity the poor Vietnamese: so far from home, so close to Beaumont.

Bass Fishing in America

Forget Jimmy Carter—this is what the New South’s all about.

Basket Cases

Surprise! There may be hope for Southwest Conference basketball.

Stars and Stripes

The rodeo where it really doesn’­t pay to win.

If They Don’t Win It’s A Shame

In the bush leagues, rooting for the home team can be a humbling experience.

The Last of the Big-Time Spenders

It’s not Diamond Jim Brady, Bet a Million Gates, an Arab sheik, or Liberace. It’s a library.

The Last of the Big-Time Spenders

It’s not Diamond Jim Brady, Bet a Million Gates, an Arab sheik, or Liberace. It’s a library.

The Great Rockdale Football Mutiny

What happens when a high school football team tries to bench its coach?

Dixie Drag

Sexual secrets in the Piney Woods.

Dixie Drag

Sexual secrets in the Piney Woods.

Down on the Delta

Emma Blue spins lovely wheels in muddy issues.

Down on the Delta

Emma Blue spins lovely wheels in muddy issues.

Days of the Hocus

Sleazy Holly inspires a book that is sleazier.

Days of the Hocus

Sleazy Holly inspires a book that is sleazier.

This is Woodrow Wilson: A School That Works

It’s an inner-city school where discipline isn’t a problem and the students learn. It doesn’t have special programs, classes, or grants that set it apart from other schools. What makes the difference?

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