Nearly thirty years after he died in relative obscurity, songwriter Blaze Foley is on the verge of newfound fame thanks to an Ethan Hawke–directed biopic. In a series of dispatches from her time on set, Sybil Rosen, widely known as Foley's muse, ponders the widening divide between the man and
When the Great Depression put Plennie Wingo’s bustling Abilene cafe out of business, he tried to find fame, fortune, and a sense of meaning the only way he knew how: by embarking on an audacious trip around the world on foot. In reverse.
In his latest book, the author doesn't pull punches with either political party.
On our latest podcast, Andy Langer speaks with one of our own about 'Ticker: The Quest to Create an Artificial Heart.'
On a doubleheader podcast, Andy Langer speaks with a pair of guests who refuse to settle for the status quo.
Randy Kennedy on the Texas locales that helped shape his debut novel.
Ben Reiter’s new book offers a comprehensive account of how the Astros became the next American baseball dynasty.
In this exclusive excerpt from 'Ticker: The Quest to Create an Artificial Heart,' world-renowned Houston surgeon Bud Frazier races to help an ailing patient by implanting a revolutionary device that may one day save millions of lives.
On our latest podcast, Andy Langer speaks with author Bill Kilday about the evolution of mapping technology.
The Central Library is one of five finalists out of 35 libraries nominated from around the world.
A new book asks if Texans, long accustomed to harrowing dry spells, are ready for the harrowing dry spells in our future.
Plus, host Andy Langer checks in with the Longhorns’ Omaha-bound first baseman, who made national news of his own back in April.
In the first chapter of his memoir, 'The Grand Duke From Boys Ranch,' Bill Sarpalius describes the first few days after he arrived at Cal Farley's Boys Ranch.
By telling his own story, the widely admired Dallas Morning News reporter reveals how Mexican Americans have changed the United States—and how the United States has changed Mexican Americans.
Fifty years after it was first published, Bill C. Malone’s 'Country Music USA' remains the most comprehensive look at the genre.
Texans are no strangers to long drives. Whether cruising from Mission to South Padre Island to spot great kiskadees, from Turkey to Lubbock while blasting Waylon Jennings, or catching the remote vistas from Marfa to Chinati Hot Springs, Texans often get to
On our latest podcast, Andy Langer talks problem-solving, happiness, and Texas’s unique role in the tech world with the uber-influential investor, podcaster, and motivator Tim Ferriss.
"I’m serving my community by telling our stories. That’s the role of every writer: to serve their community, whatever it is. If you don’t write it down, it’s like it never happened. We’re not in history as women if we don’t write it down."
Brantley Hargrove Chronicles the Life of Extraordinary Storm Chaser in ‘The Man Who Caught the Storm’
The book tells the triumphant and tragic story of Tim Samaras.
On our latest podcast, Andy Langer talks collusion with conspiracy expert Ryan Holiday. Plus, a conversation with Alejandro Rose-Garcia on the arrival of Shakey Graves 2.0.
The film debuts at the Dallas International Film Festival this weekend.
The new book tells the story of how a team and a city came together in victory after Hurricane Harvey.
The Pulitzer winner on his new book about Texas’s history, culture, and politics.
To make the illustrations for Lawrence Wright’s new book, California-based David Danz had to get to know the Lone Star state.
How Hollywood came to 1950s Texas with a message of change and emerged with an enigmatic legend.
On our latest ‘National Podcast of Texas,’ the writer talks about the ‘Hap and Leonard’ series, East Texas, and his greatest fear. Plus, Jessica Dupuy on Texas wines.
We talked to William Middleton about his double biography of Dominique and John de Menil, which has been over a decade in the making.
In his latest book, the Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist charts his waning romance with Texas.
The founder of Cristo Rey Jesuit College Prep in Houston's last gift to his students—and to all of us—was his wisdom.
The author of the just-out ’The Which Way Tree’ discusses her favorite Texas novel.
It’s been almost thirty years since Larry McMurtry asked the barbed question, “Why are there still cows to be milked and chickens to be fed in every other Texas book that comes along?” Texas literature has since embraced other, more cosmopolitan concerns, and yet the western is still popular,
New books from Roger D. Hodge and Bryan Mealer draw an unsparing portrait of rural Texas.
The Austin thriller writer Meg Gardiner explains her connections to the Golden State Killer and the Oklahoma City bombing.
In her new book, ’Cowgirl Power: How to Kick Ass in Business and Life,’ businesswoman Gay Gaddis advises women on bringing a cowgirl attitude to business.
On this episode, we dive into Beto O'Rourke's moonshot campaign, catch up with Laredo's nightcrawler, and talk to Gay Gaddis about her new book, 'Cowgirl Power: How to Kick ass in Business and Life.
The Best Thing in Texas: Shea Serrano Fans Are Sending a Whole Bunch of Copies of His Basketball Book to Soldiers Deployed Overseas
The generous spirit of the Houston-based writer—and his online army of fans—continues to impress.
The ten-part miniseries dramatizes the road to 9/11 with Jeff Daniels, Peter Sarsgaard, and Alec Baldwin.
A new partnership with Penguin Random House turns classic Texas Monthly stories into audio versions.
From investigative nonfiction to funny memoirs to moving novels, here are the books Texas authors loved this year.
The celebrated Plano novelist on how the Columbine massacre and growing up in ”The Suicide Capital of America” influenced his new book, 'Oliver Loving.'
Coming to a coffee table near you: Tex-Mex restaurant picks some of its wittiest, funniest signs for new tome.
This exclusive excerpt from Diana Finlay Hendricks's new biography, 'Delbert McClinton: One of the Fortunate Few,' revisits the birth of progressive country and Austin's blues scene.
The co-creator of the popular ”Welcome to Night Vale” podcast talks about existential weirdness, eerie similarities to Sean Spicer, and the KEOM radio tower.
How an out-of-print Texas anthology revealed what is maybe the wisest Black Friday tip I've ever heard.
In his new book, What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism, the former CBS Evening News anchor decries our descent into tribalism.
Lisa Fain chats with us about her new book, 'Queso!' and shares two recipes.
Austin's bibliophiles get a slicked up new playpen.
We sat down with our former staffer to talk about his new book, 'American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West'.
Meet one of the most dangerous lawmen in town in an exclusive excerpt from James P. McCollom’s 'The Last Sheriff in Texas: A True Tale of Violence and the Vote.'
In his new book, Robert D. Hodge explores the Texas borderlands through the seven generations of his ranching family.