For as long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated by mammoths, those giant, prehistoric creatures that once roamed Texas. So I decided to go looking for them.
On Texas cuisine.
We asked a few famous Texans what their last Texas meal would be.
A look at how some of our forebears cooked.
No other dish provokes such depth of feeling.
Factoids about Texas foodstuffs.
It was the most shocking crime of its day, 27 boys from the same part of town kidnapped, tortured, and killed by an affable neighbor named Dean Corll. Forty years later, it remains one of the least understood—or talked about—chapters in Houston’s history.
Few things are as majestic as the launch of the space shuttle. But after nearly thirty years, NASA is sending up its final orbiters. Here’s the view from up close.
The heritage, splendor, and proper preparation of the ten dishes every Texan should be able to cook from scratch, from smoked brisket and migas to fried catfish and bacon-wrapped dove. Skillet and shotgun not included.
Aaron Franklin on how to smoke the perfect brisket.
Crisp bacon wrapped around meaty, pepper-spiked dove breast, with cream cheese oozing decadently around the edges.
The best way to enjoy a mud cat.
The great equalizer.
How to make Northern-style pork tamales.
Rick Perry’s quiet war on higher ed.
If Tahitian sailors could find Hawaii using only their testicles, I ought to be able to survive the modern world without a computer. But, hell, it looks like I can't.
As the Mexican drug cartels have waged war along the border, they have also developed a disciplined approach to managing the press.
Nicknames, parental discretion, summer camp, and the best way to talk about breast enlargement.
Mickey Rosmarin on selling high-end women’s fashion.
The Speaker lets us into his office.
You can eat a good steak here in cowboy country—and take in some fine art while you’re at it.
A new album by Bill Callahan.
A tribute album by Willie Nelson, Wynton Marsalis, and Norah Jones.
On their new album, Rockpango, and more.
Is Eva Longoria doomed to be tabloid fodder the rest of her days?
Joe R. Lansdale has made a career out of a hard-boiled vision of East Texas.