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Patricia McConnico

Food & Drink |
January 21, 2013

BBQ08

Eighteen hungry reviewers. 14,773 miles driven/flown. 341 joints visited. Countless bites of brisket, sausage, chicken, pork, white bread, potato salad, and slaw—and vats of sauce—ingested. There are only fifty slots on our quinquennial list of the best places to eat barbecue in Texas. Only five of those got high honors.

Music |
January 20, 2013

Lucinda Williams

When I moved to Austin in 1974, I used to play on the Drag near the vendors. You’d go down there and people would be everywhere. There was a certain vibe in the air. I always thought it was like how it must have been in San Francisco in the

Web Exclusive |
January 20, 2013

Choose. Click. Cook.

Whether you are planning a dinner party for twelve or a quiet meal at home for two, cooking has never been so easy thanks to chef David Bull's new interactive cookbook, Bull's Eye on Food. 

How I Made It |
January 20, 2013

Nicole Miller

It’s funny because I was talking to Ralph Lauren once and he said, “Oh, this is a really painful business.” And I thought, “Well, if Ralph Lauren can say that, what’s it like for everybody else?” You need a lot of determination, and you need to stick to your goals.

Food & Drink |
December 1, 2011

I Say Burrito, You Say Taco

Our top-notch team of anonymous reviewers have some strong words on what to call those delicious tortillas filled with things like eggs, beans, or chorizo. Regardless of semantics, though, they all like to eat them.

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September 30, 2009

Parent Trap

I’ve read more articles on overscheduled children than I care to count, and I like to think that I’m very in tune with trying to balance school, free play, and scheduled activities. But am I?

Health |
August 31, 2009

Being a Super Model

I avoid saying the word “diet” like the plague. I try to be careful about what I eat and what I do because I know my six-year-old daughter is watching me. She’s listening.

Style & Design |
March 1, 2009

Pillow Talk

Kate Hersch and Lance Avery Morgan, the principals behind August Morgan, know how to throw a great party. Just mix champagne with friends and toss in some vintage needlepoint pillows. 

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June 30, 2006

Across the Border

Senior editor John Spong talks about finding Immigrant X, listening to him talk about coming to America, and learning about how he lives his life here illegally.

Texas Tidbits |
June 30, 2006

Texas Tidbits

To get primed for the motion picture release of Dallas, here are a few nuggets of information about one of television’s most popular series.

Web Exclusive |
May 31, 2006

Digital Underground

Executive editor Mimi Swartz talks about Houston’s Bellaire High School and a potent combination: teenagers, drugs, and the Internet.

Web Exclusive |
April 1, 2006

Into the Fire

Senior editor Katy Vine, who wrote this month’s story about the blaze that destroyed the North Texas town of Ringgold, talks about fire analysis, devastation, and rebuilding.

Web Exclusive |
March 1, 2006

Speaking Out

Senior editor Pamela Colloff on spending a day in Crawford and talking to war protesters.

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March 1, 2006

War Zone

Editorial director Christopher Keyes talks about this month’s special issue on the Iraq war.

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March 1, 2006

The Unseen Enemy

Executive editor Skip Hollandsworth talks about Master Sergeant James Coons and the soldier’s battle with post-traumatic stress disorder.