Jake Silverstein

Jake Silverstein is the editor in chief of Texas Monthly. He attended Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and also received degrees from Hollins University, in Roanoke, Virginia, and the Michener Center for Writers, at the University of Texas at Austin. In the late nineties, he worked as a reporter for the Big Bend Sentinel, a weekly newspaper in Marfa. In 2005 he became a contributing editor to Harper’s Magazine. His first book, Nothing Happened and Then It Did: A Chronicle in Fact and Fiction, was published in 2010 by W.W. Norton. His work has also appeared in the anthologies Best American Travel Writing 2003 and Submersion Journalism (2008). He joined the staff of Texas Monthly as a senior editor in 2006. In 2008 he was named the fourth editor of the magazine. During his editorship, the magazine has been nominated for eleven National Magazine Awards (the industry’s equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize) and won two, for General Excellence and Feature Writing. He lives in Austin.

Stories

The Man Who Was There

For fifty years, journalist Hugh Aynesworth has been one of the foremost authorities on the Kennedy assassination for one simple reason: he saw it all.

“It’s Not a School Problem”

Diane Ravitch’s scorched-earth critique of high-stakes testing and education reform.

A Sneak Peek at Our October Cover

A firearm. A wheelchair. And quite possibly, the next governor of Texas.

It's a Bird, It's a Plane...

Why we put Johnny Manziel on the cover as a superhero.

The Qui Ingredient

The shy, edgy, friendly, shaggy, hardworking genius behind the most anticipated new Texas restaurant in years.

Old College Try

Gene Powell, the University of Texas Board of Regents chairman, on the controversies over higher education and the future of learning.

And Now, Some BBQ Saber-Rattling

Our June issue, which comes out next week, will settle once and for all the question of Texas BBQ v. all other forms of BBQ.

The Gene Powell Interview: Part Two

The University of Texas Board of Regents chairman on the fog of war, the battles over higher education, and the future of learning.

The Gene Powell Interview: Part One

The University of Texas Board of Regents chairman on the controversies over higher education and the future of learning.

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