Suzanne Winckler


The Wild Side of Town

You don’t have to go to the country or the zoo to see wild animals; there are lizards in downtown buildings, gators in the creeks, and deer in the parking lots.

Texas Monthly Reporter

A meditation on the radioactive peril in Juarez.

Dust to Dust

The cattle are dying, the grass is gone, the ranchers are selling their land. The center of Texas is in a drought that may be the worst in a hundred years.

"Take Nothing and Make Something"

Working alone at his home in East Texas, Fox Harris is divinely inspired to create towering, fanciful sculptures out of junk.

The Bluebonnet Snapshot

Okay, so photos of cute kids in fields of bluebonnets aren’t great art. That’s not the point at all.

Where’s the Lamb?

After extensive taste tests, our reporter concludes that the best lamb is to be found in our own back yard.

Texas Primer: The Grand Champion Steer

Tastes in livestock are as whimsical as tastes in fashion. This year petite is in.

Autumn Leaves

Turn off the AC, stop pretending you’re a reptile, welcome the whooping cranes back. It’s fall!

Air Conditioning? Who Needs It?

It’s Simple: people’s teeth should not chatter in the summer.

The Old West, the New South

In Anything for Billy, Larry McMurtry trounces the Western myth; Frederick Barthelme, in Two Against One, casts a cold eye on a self-desdtructing marriage.

Hasty Copy

Dan Jenkins’ latest takes a tough-cookie journalist out of a thirties movie and puts her into a chase through Depression-era Fort Worth; Sarah Glasscock populates her fictional Alpine with a cast of real characters.

Days in the Country, Nights on the Town

New fiction takes the reader on forays into Louisiana swamps, excursions into smoke-filled Austin honky-tonks, and down life’s highway with a lady trucker

Moving On

Dave Hickey’s fine short stories are enhanced by the scarcity; Texas expatriate William Humphrey takes on the Cherokees’ Trail of Tears.

The Way of the Buffalo

Dallas novelist C. W. Smith takes a long, hard look at a subject with a painful history.

Whistling in the Dark

Larry McMurtry explores the far side of forty in his new novel.