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Jeff Salamon is a senior editor at Texas Monthly and previously served as an editor at the Village Voice and the Austin American-Statesman. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Spin, Details, and Artforum. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and a native of New York City. He lives in Austin with his wife, two children, two dogs, and one cat.

Books |
March 22, 2017

One Degree of Jim Magnuson

Over the past 23 years, the founding director of the Michener Center for Writers has helped launch countless literary careers. Here are a few of the program’s most notable graduates.

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January 25, 2017

Enemies, A Love Story

George Saunders explains how writing about Trump voters and writing a novel required the same skill: understanding people you don’t agree with.

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September 15, 2016

True Western

Paulette Jiles wasn't born in Texas, but she started writing novels set here as fast as she could.

Art |
August 24, 2016

Dream Life

The incandescent unreality of Rocky Schenck is on display in the photographer's second collection.

Books |
June 22, 2016

Mission Admonished

A new biography takes a hard look at our forty-third president’s foreign policy record, with assessments that often stand in stark contrast with Bush's own verdict on his presidency.

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March 23, 2016

Recent Arrivals

Illustration by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. Click to enlarge. When Governor Greg Abbott announced, in the wake of the November terrorist attacks on Paris, that Texas would not accept any new Syrian refugees, he was flouting the law of the land: the placement of refugees within the United…

Arts & Entertainment |
December 23, 2015

How J. Frank Dobie Got His Groove Back

In 1975 the estate of J. Frank Dobie (1888–1964) established an endowment that would allow the University of Texas Press to keep his books in print for decades to come. Forty years later, the arrangement is still in place, and the press annually sells thousands of copies of…

Books |
September 17, 2015

The Checklist

A look at what to read, watch, and listen to this (wonderfully jam-packed) month in order to achieve maximum Texas cultural literacy.

Politics & Policy |
June 11, 2015

The Class of 2015

Illustrations by Nicki Longoria. Click to enlarge. Elsewhere in this month’s issue, our political team considers which state legislators have earned our respect and which ones remind us why the stately granite building at Twelfth Street and Congress Avenue has long been the butt of countless…