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 plant explosion, barbecue pitmasters, 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.”



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.

Andy Milburn

A Houston native who keeps score.


At Austin’s High-tech Happy Hour, the schmoozing and boozing is about finding your next job. And, maybe, landing a cute millionaire.

Lauren Anderson

A ballerina on her toes.

This Is living.com?

He’s worth tens of millions of dollars at age 28, but money, as they say, can’t buy happiness: Two weeks in the life of Andrew Busey, dot-com hotshot.

Blake, Tres, and Brandon Davis

One family’s racket.

Judy Walgren
Felonious Monk?

There’s something unorthodox—to say the least—about the Christ of the Hills Monastery in Blanco.