Nicholas Lemann

Stories

Talking Money/The Heavy Hitters

What’s what and who’s who in Texas real estate.

The Right Wings

In his new book Tom Wolfe poses this question: were the Mercury astronauts men or monkeys? Thomas Thompson changes his journalistic setting from Houston to the far East to produce a book about an astonishing criminal.

Sherwood Blount’s First Million

He believed in the American dream and it paid off.

The Radner Papers

A legendary event in the legendary lives of a legendary Texas family.

The Radner Papers

A legendary event in the legendary lives of a legendary Texas family.

Life Got You Down

Don’t despair, learn to Think Positive! Success and happiness are only a seminar, a cassette library, and several hundred dollars away!

Life Got You Down

Don’t despair, learn to Think Positive! Success and happiness are only a seminar, a cassette library, and several hundred dollars away!

Country Boy

Texas Cities are full of people who grew up in the country - and want everybody they meet to know it.

Country Boy

Texas Cities are full of people who grew up in the country - and want everybody they meet to know it.

Gone To Texas

Thousands of people from the North, broke and out of work, are streaming into the state. This is the true story of two of them who abandoned Detroit for Houston, learned about cockroaches, tacos, and freeways, and finally discovered happiness in broken air conditioners.

Texas, 1945 Or The Sad Cowboy

In a faraway archive we found the best photographs of Texas ever taken, never befor published in a large group. Together, they show every part of the state as it entered the modern age. And each one has a story behind it.

Texas Primer: The Hughes Drill Bit

This clunky piece of machinery made Howard Hughes very rich. It is the first in our series of things that every Texan should know.

The Architects

Welcome to Houston, the cutting edge of architecture. The local boys are turning a gentlemen’s profession into a business, the stylish out-of-towners are creating a new aesthetic, and neither group is filled with admiration for the other.

Behind the Lines

Emotional states.

Behind the Lines

Emotional states.

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