How the trashiest, campiest show on television revolutionized pop culture, rebooted Texas’s reputation, and helped bring down the Romanian government. (Maybe!) Read Story
Every year, Detour Film Production awards a college scholarship that is exclusively available to the students of Huntsville High School. To be considered, you must pen an essay about a work of art and how it affected you. In 2008, I—an applicant still solidly in the throes of teenage angst—won the contest with an overwrought ode to Sylvia Plath’s 1963 novel The Bell Jar. I thought it was brilliant and startlingly… Read Story
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And here's how we'll make it. Get the agents for Sissy Spacek, Debra Winger, and Margo Martindale on the horn! Read Story
In our latest podcast, we explore the sometimes messy but always rewarding collision of Spanish and English in the Lone Star State.
On this week’s podcast, Andy Langer talks with the Asleep at the Wheel leader about the tricky intersection of music and politics.
Podcast: Andy Langer speaks with the Dallas reality show trailblazer about the race card, Serena Williams, and Colin Kaepernick.
Podcast: At Momma Jean’s BBQ in Lampasas, owner and pitmaster Johnny Walker carries on his family’s barbecue legacy.
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The two candidates for U.S. Senate engage in a contentious discussion on a variety of policy issues.
Emily McCullar on hunting's place in her life, plus a tour through her glossary of hunting terms.
The former Democratic kingmaker would also be happy to see a blue wave in November—but he’s not betting on it.
Undocumented immigrants usually don’t qualify for treatment for kidney disease—until it becomes life-threatening and much more expensive.
Two politicians not known for brevity will face off at 6 p.m on statewide television.
Contrary to popular belief, optimism is neither intrinsic nor a passive disposition. In fact, optimism—choosing to look favorably at what’s possible in any situation—is a choice, a way of seeing the world, an active approach to living life that has real and tangible benefits. We know this trait well in Texas, and at Texas Monthly. Are you ready to put optimism to work for you? Read Story
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Find excellent chicken-fried steak, buttery cornbread, and a unique pineapple cream pie in Fort Worth.
He’s one of a new crop of winemakers in the Hill Country who are developing fresher, lighter styles.
Once you try topping your BBQ with kimchi, it’s hard to go back to just dill pickle chips and onions.
The celebrated chef revives the spirit of his now-closed Underbelly while creating something new and beguiling.
Abraham Franks finds his true calling as a pitmaster in Ovilla after a stressful career in Vegas.
At 11:48 a.m. on August 1, 1966, Charles Whitman began firing his rifle from the top of the University of Texas Tower at anyone and everyone in his sights. At 1:24 p.m., he was gunned down himself. The lives of the people who witnessed the sniper’s spree firsthand would never be the same again.
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Even as new developments rise around it, Houston’s 19th Street remains a funky, independent haven for shoppers.
A California man wonders why people are angry at everyone's favorite Texas country artist
Plus, a very flattering mug shot and a doggy-door intrusion.
From the oil fields of West Texas to the climate change debates in Austin to the wind turbines in the Panhandle, energy is ever-present for Texans. The Energy Department is a collection of stories, tips, and guides on how energy impacts you, your home, and your community. Find out more… Read Story