Katy Vine

Katy Vine joined the editorial staff of Texas Monthly in 1997 and became a staff writer in 2002. She has written on a range of topics including the West fertilizer explosion, barbecue pit masters, Warren Jeffs, the moon landing, the Kilgore Rangerettes, bass fishing, a three-person family circus, chess prodigies, and a reclusive musician named Jandek. Her stories have appeared in the Best American Sports Writing 2005, the Best American Sports Writing 2006, and Best Food Writing 2011. Her 2005 feature story about an Odessa prostitution parlor was the inspiration for the Lifetime television series “The Client List.” She has contributed to the Oxford American, the Texas Observer, and the radio program, “This American Life.”

 

Stories

Where's Walden

Assistant editor Katy Vine reveals what it was like to live for a week at Walden, an apartment complex in Houston that has the fastest residential Internet connection in the world. (See "Love and War in Cyberspace".)

David Gordon Green

David Gordon Greene gets the big picture.

Heidi Grant Murphy

Heidi Grant Murphy hits a high note.

Bruce Rodgers

On the set with Bruce Rodgers.

This Place Is A Zoo

Want to get up close and personal with kudus and kangaroos, tigers and toucans, okapi and orangutans? We're especially fauna these zoos, the ten best in the state.

Juan Miró

Juan Miró builds his legacy in Austin.

Mike and Gibby Cevallos

San Antonio brothers pen a sitcom that's all in the
family.

Reneé Olstead

A Houston actress launches her career.

Blood Brothers

Sixteen years ago, rookie filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen changed Austin with a Simple plan.

Kevin Prigel

The Fort Worth whiz kid taken seriously on Wall Street.

Ray Sexton and April Alford

Good neighbors, good fencers.

Chaps Schtick

How Lubbock’s Legendary Stardust Cowboy stays legendary after all these years.

Musical Marginalia

The places, people and stories behind Texas music.

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson wants to love you forever.

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