Longreads

The City of the Eternal Boom

Feb 24, 2016 By Michael Hall

A hipster paradise, a high-tech nirvana, a festival wonderland. Today Austin barely resembles the sleepy college town I moved to in the seventies. How it changed is the story of a lifetime.

Gender Bender

Feb 24, 2016 By Francesca Mari

Colt Keo-Meier is Texas’s preeminent researcher on transgender issues. But for him, it’s not just about the science. It’s personal.

To Tell the Truth

Jan 31, 2016 By Lauren Caruba

Michael McManus was one of thousands of men and women who embellish their military service. But his story casts a different light on stolen valor.

Put to the Test

Jan 27, 2016 By Dan Solomon

For children with debilitating epilepsy, an unprecedented medical trial in Fort Worth offers a glimmer of hope. But if it works, is the state ready to embrace medical marijuana?

Just Desserts

Dec 23, 2015 By Katy Vine

Sandy Jenkins was a quiet accountant at the Collin Street Bakery who felt overlooked and dreamed of living the good life. He found it (for a while) by embezzling nearly $17 million from the famed fruitcake maker.