A Fort Worth native, Jordan Breal is a graduate of Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism and joined Texas Monthly in February 2005. As the magazine’s resident travel writer, she spends most of her time on the road in search of Texas’s most interesting sights, best hotels, and notable eats.
Jordan chronicles her adventures in her monthly column, The Wanderer, as well as a blog of the same name. She has also written about her home state for Fast Company, National Geographic Traveler, and Whole Living, among other publications.
Photographer O. Rufus Lovett discusses the three days he spent documenting the haunting wreckage of Columbia in East Texas.
Senior editor Michael Hall revisits Waco’s Branch Davidians and describes the challenges and nuances of writing about the remaining followers and the controversies of their tragic history.
Most of Mason’s history is as quiet and agreeable as the modern-day town, but the late nineteenthcentury Hoodoo War was the exception to the rule.
Misty Keasler talks about her young photography career and the intense images she captures, including this month’s photos of the present-day Branch Davidian compound.
Television journalist Jorge Ramos, the author of the book Dying to Cross, on immigration reform and being called the “voice of the voiceless.”
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston curator of contemporary art talks about this month’s new exhibit, Red Hot: Asian Art From the Chaney Family Collection.