Jake Silverstein

Jake Silverstein is the former 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 New York and is the editor of the New York Times Magazine.


Playing with Barbecue Sauce

Creating an edible logo.

Sneak Peek At Our June Cover

Possibly the tastiest one this magazine has ever created.

Big Night at the National Magazine Awards

Executive editors Pamela Colloff and Mimi Swartz win two of our industry’s top prizes.

Darkest Before the Dawn

Alfredo Corchado’s tragic, hopeful vision of Mexico’s emergence from an era of blood and fear.

Texas Monthly Nominated for Four National Magazine Awards

The American Society of Magazine Editors announced its nominees for National Magazine Awards yesterday. And the National Magazine of Texas did pretty well.

Hometown Blues

Steve Earle on leaving Texas, kicking drugs, and watching himself die on TV.

Money Makes the World Go Round

Money makes the world go round - Susan Combs on budgets, borrowing, and race cars.

A Mighty Collaboration

The story from our March issue about the case of Andre Thomas is the fruit of an exciting collaboration with our pals at the Texas Tribune.

Sneak Peek at Our March Cover

Lance is back. Why? And how did we get the story?

The Artist and the City

For thirty years, when she wasn’t writing books or winning genius grants, Sandra Cisneros has been pushing and prodding San Antonio to become a more sophisticated (and more Mexican) city. Now she’s leaving town. did she succeed?

February 2013: The Cities Issue

Looking ahead to our next forty years.