Jeff Salamon

Jeff Salamon is a senior editor at Texas Monthly and previously served as an editor at the Village Voice and the Austin American-Statesman. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Spin, Details, and Artforum. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and a native of New York City. He lives in Austin with his wife, two children, two dogs, and one cat.


Let’s Eat

Treasured recipes—and the stories behind them—from our staff.

Jane Smith-Garcés’s Pecan Pie

A pie that never lasts long enough to be stored in the refrigerator.

A Tale of Six Cities

Modern Texas, as told through the archives of Texas Monthly.

Between Hell and Texas

Over the past year, state photographer Wyman Meinzer has roamed the Big Empty, documenting the drought’s toll. Will he ever take another pretty picture?

Ben Fountain Undoes Dallas

The acclaimed 
author is publishing his first novel, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. And some of his neighbors may not be happy.

The One-Question 
With Douglas 

The author of Cronkite answers the question: What’s the most surprising thing you learned about Walter Cronkite?

Dan Rather Pop Quiz!

Six interesting facts about the retired CBS news anchorman found in his new book, Rather Outspoken.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Illegal Immigration (But Didn’t Know Who to Ask)

What’s the deal with the border fence? Are green cards really green? How many undocumented immigrants live in Texas? Any more questions?

Cover to Cover

If you’re new to the state, there’s a good chance that you snickeringly regard the phrase “Texas literature” as a contradiction in terms. Well, wise up, wise guy: Texans have been writing memorable books about their state for a long time. So if you have some questions about the city you’ve settled in, you’ve got a lot of options.