Nicholas Lemann

Stories

Should This Man Be President?

For all his integrity and noble intention, George Bush has yet to prove he’s got the agenda of a true statesman.

The Way It’s Going to Be

Turn off the TV. Go fishing. Here’s the inside story of what will happen at the convention, complete with Nancy Reagan’s tacky visit to a bowling alley.

Taking Over

It’s a bank-eat-bank world out there.

The Gittings People

Shoot enough portraits of Texans, and you’ll have made a portrait of Texas.

Texas Primer: The Tract House

It symbolizes either the American dream or the American nightmare—one or the other of which is enveloping Texas.

Texas Primer: The Tract House

It symbolizes either the American dream or the American nightmare—one or the other of which is enveloping Texas.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

The Radner Papers

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

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