After living most of my life in Texas, I finally gave Willie Nelson a serious listen and learned a few things about my Nigerian mom.
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May 12, 2020 — By Doyin Oyeniyi
In this ongoing Instagram competition series, the two luminaries demonstrated how nourishing music can be.
Nov 22, 2019 — By Doyin Oyeniyi
The director's third film follows a family that must deal with an unexpected tragedy.
Aug 9, 2019 — By Doyin Oyeniyi
The cultural critic, who grew up in Houston, reflects on her debut book.
Aug 7, 2019 — By Doyin Oyeniyi
Created by Houston native Justin Simien, the show has its moments in an otherwise confounding new season.
Jul 22, 2019 — By Doyin Oyeniyi
“The Lion King: The Gift” features fun collaborations with West and South African artists, but fails to include other African regions.
Jan 3, 2019 — By Doyin Oyeniyi
In her second novel, Gentry mines women’s commonplace experiences with abusive men to create a page-turning thriller.
Nov 13, 2018 — By Doyin Oyeniyi
The film isn't just a buddy comedy about a road trip—and it simply misses the mark.
Sep 9, 2018 — By Doyin Oyeniyi
Austin only aspires to the multicultural reputation Houston actually has.
Sep 4, 2018 — By Doyin Oyeniyi
The surprising pair has joined forces for a noble cause.
Aug 31, 2018 — By Doyin Oyeniyi
Granite, which draws visitors to the park, can also reach high temperatures.
Aug 24, 2018 — By Doyin Oyeniyi
Kingsville native Reality Winner will serve the longest sentence so far under the Espionage Act.
Aug 20, 2018 — By Doyin Oyeniyi
How her leotard speaks volumes about something that USA Gymnastics won’t talk about.
Aug 15, 2018 — By Doyin Oyeniyi
The adaptation of the novel by Kevin Kwan, who was born in Singapore and raised in Houston, is well worth watching.
Aug 3, 2018 — By Doyin Oyeniyi
Dallas native Terence Nance’s new HBO series is a dream with a dark edge.
Jul 31, 2018 — By Doyin Oyeniyi
Beyoncé is notoriously precise about controlling her public narrative. As a famous black woman, she has to be.
Jul 30, 2018 — By Doyin Oyeniyi
A report by Texas Appleseed shows that schools are falling back on a zero-tolerance approach that has proven to be harmful to students.
Jul 20, 2018 — By Doyin Oyeniyi
Hot chips, no salsa required.
Jul 17, 2018 — By Doyin Oyeniyi
The Saharan dust brings us hotter days, hazy skies, and nicer sunsets.
Jul 16, 2018 — By Doyin Oyeniyi
The group chat among Texas Tech students is only the most recent example of the consequences of offensive digital behavior.
Jul 12, 2018 — By Doyin Oyeniyi
Kavanaugh’s decision on the case of an undocumented minor seeking an abortion in Texas is one of their primary concerns.
Jul 12, 2018 — By Doyin Oyeniyi
From bourbon-pecan to chocolate-pecan, dig in to these eight recipes.
Jun 29, 2018 — By Doyin Oyeniyi
The Central Library is one of five finalists out of 35 libraries nominated from around the world.
Jun 25, 2018 — By Doyin Oyeniyi
The funds claim to give a fuller picture of the challenges of abortion access in the state.
Jun 20, 2018 — By Doyin Oyeniyi
A day before Jeff Sessions and Sarah Huckabee Sanders used the Bible to justify separating immigrant families, a resolution from the Southern Baptist Convention in Dallas had already contradicted them.
From a breastaurant to a thriller featuring puppets, here are eight movies from Texans to watch this summer.
Jun 8, 2018 — By Doyin Oyeniyi
Looks like Solange’s seat at the table may have a minimalist aesthetic.
Jun 1, 2018 — By Doyin Oyeniyi
What: The 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee. Who: Karthik Nemmani, a fourteen-year-old from McKinney. Why It’s So Great: On Thursday night, a Texan took home the championship title from the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Karthick Nemmani, an eighth grader at Scoggins Middle School, knew he…
May 31, 2018 — By Doyin Oyeniyi
After the second season of his Netflix series, the Houston-born writer and filmmaker talks about the "ideological gold rush" of 2018 and whether he would watch ’Dear Black People.’
May 23, 2018 — By Doyin Oyeniyi
No horses were harmed in the filming of this video. In fact, one was saved.
May 6, 2018 — By Doyin Oyeniyi
The book tells the triumphant and tragic story of Tim Samaras.
May 3, 2018 — By Doyin Oyeniyi
Dozens of gang members face charges ranging from trafficking methamphetamines to kidnapping.
Apr 26, 2018 — By Doyin Oyeniyi
The Plainview-raised jazz musician leaves behind a legacy beyond his contributions to musical education.
Apr 16, 2018 — By Doyin Oyeniyi
As Coachella’s Saturday night headliner, Beyoncé chose to share the HBCU experience in a performance full of black cultural history.
Apr 9, 2018 — By Doyin Oyeniyi
The Lamar High School senior gets his pick of Stanford, Harvard, Yale, and seventeen other universities.
Mar 26, 2018 — By Doyin Oyeniyi
The documentary, filmed before the Harvey Weinstein allegations, explores gender inequality in Hollywood.
Mar 13, 2018 — By Doyin Oyeniyi
When technology is developed by biased sources, it disproportionately harms immigrant communities.
Mar 11, 2018 — By Doyin Oyeniyi
At his SXSW keynote speech, Coates shared the thoughts that he’ll no longer be tweeting.
Jan 9, 2018 — By Doyin Oyeniyi
Not all of them are trained service animals.
Dec 23, 2017 — By Doyin Oyeniyi
From investigative nonfiction to funny memoirs to moving novels, here are the books Texas authors loved this year.
Dec 21, 2017 — By Doyin Oyeniyi
Nigeria has never participated in the Winter Olympics. University of Houston grad Ngozi Onwumere may soon change all that.
Dec 16, 2017 — By Doyin Oyeniyi
Plus: Texas installs quite a few solar panels, CenterPoint Energy has a gas outage in Northeast Texas, and pipeline companies worry about their tax break.
Dec 5, 2017 — By Doyin Oyeniyi
What does it take to protect the stars of West Texas? A year of persuasion, counting light fixtures, and traversing 315,000 acres under a moonless sky.
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