Longreads

Life After Life

Jun 2, 2016 By Amy McCarthy and Jason Hernandez

Jason Hernandez was only 21 when he was sentenced to life without parole. But his brother’s death in prison led the former crack dealer to a life of advocacy—and freedom.

Bernie in Hell

May 27, 2016 By Skip Hollandsworth

Two decades after killing Marjorie Nugent, Bernie Tiede was sentenced this spring for her murder—again. So what do we make of him now?

The Mighty Mudbug

Apr 20, 2016 By J.C. Reid

Is there anything sweeter than crawfish in season? Come along for the best eats in Louisiana and Texas.

The Opera of Emeline

Apr 20, 2016 By Michael Hall

How one woman’s fight for freedom inspired Houston’s lawyers and artists more than a century and a half later.

Katharine Hayhoe, photographed in Lubbock on March 31, 2016.
Unfriendly Climate

Apr 15, 2016 By Sonia Smith

Katharine Hayhoe has made it her life’s mission to proclaim the truth about climate change. Can she get the skeptics to listen?

The Making of The Little Red Book

Apr 10, 2016 By Kevin Robbins

An excerpt from Harvey Penick: The Life and Wisdom of the Man Who Wrote the Book on Golf by Kevin Robbins reveals how one of golf's greatest minds came to share his knowledge with the world.

Murders in the Night

Apr 4, 2016 By Skip Hollandsworth

An exclusive excerpt from The Midnight Assassin: Panic, Scandal, and the Hunt for America's First Serial Killer reveals a forgotten time in Austin history, when a series of brutal, unsolved slayings terrified officials and left them wondering if a madman was on the loose.