The city’s flourishing art scene doesn’t get enough credit. One pandemic-safe way to appreciate it: a walking tour of more than a dozen outdoor murals.
In this feature-length series of video calls, Natalie Morales and Mark Duplass manage to create a relationship with lightness and heart.
Liz Lambert’s Documentary on the San José Motel Offers a Glimpse at South Congress Before Gentrification
Before she revamped one of Austin’s seediest motels, kicking off the neighborhood’s transformation, Lambert spent three years running the place—and filming her interactions with customers.
It's an uplifting experience. Plus: a new book by photographer Rahim Fortune and performances by two top Texas drag queens.
The director and producer talks about how growing up on Fort Worth's Southside shaped her work, including her new film, ‘Doretha's Blues.’
The Huffman-based artist’s larger-than-life portraits of Black women are on view at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas.
Hayden Pedigo Ran for Amarillo City Council as a Joke. A New Film Captures Why He Was Worth Taking Seriously.
The then-24-year-old musician’s campaign started as satire and grew into a rare opportunity to change the conversation around local politics.
The city’s police union sued AK-47 in 1981 for naming victims of brutality in the song ‘The Badge Means You Suck.’
“Sometimes I think the adults get more fun out of hitting piñatas than the kids do,” one of the owners says.
The nurse and activist helped secure the country’s first federal family-planning grant, which became a national model.
A ten-year, $205 million renovation is transforming Houston’s Memorial Park from a dense and dying thicket into a lush oasis. But is this restoring nature or replacing it?
Our special Valentine’s Day video tells the story of two ranchers who found each other again in their eighties.
Chefs, musicians, gardeners, and one very enthusiastic librarian tell Texas Monthly about their New Year’s rituals and plans for 2021.
The four-time Grammy winner talks the solitary nature of songwriting and a big wet kiss Willie once planted on Faron Young.
Join senior editor John Spong and artists you love for intimate conversations about the Willie songs that mean the most to them.
In the first film for our new Being Texan docuseries, three pint-size cowboys make their inaugural rides on flesh-and-blood steers.
The best day on the internet comes at a relatively low price tag, in crowdfunding terms.
The border city treated my family with care and invited us to find community there.
Eight days inside America’s Auction Academy, learning the secrets of “the dynamo from Dallas.”
The recording career of country music’s greatest artist, surveyed, sized up, and sorted on the occasion of his 87th birthday.
On a special edition of the National Podcast of Texas, the best-selling author and podcaster lays out techniques for learning about ourselves, and society, from the pandemic.
Across the state, small towns are fading away. But in a few places, rich people are spending big to revive them. And that comes with its own set of complications.
How ranching and oil families have kept Albany flourishing.
The philanthropic financier who restored a West Texas outpost.
High finance in the High Plains.
The jewel of the Hill Country, my hometown, is lovelier than ever. I just wish more of the natives could afford to stick around and enjoy it. Scenes from a town transformed.
What happens when a wealthy patron wears out his welcome?
The Permian Basin is the birthplace of Friday Night Lights. But the historic oil boom threatens beloved high school football traditions.
We explore a different kind of boom in the Permian Basin. Meet the women working at a lingerie coffee shop, a “breastaurant,” and two area strip clubs.
Psych nurse Philippa Ashford was standing in her driveway when the bullet came down.
On this week’s National Podcast of Texas, the author of ’Whisper Network’ discusses workplace harassment and using fiction to effect change.
On this week’s National Podcast of Texas, she discusses her work with co-founder Amy Poehler to empower young people in our age of fractured politics.
On this week’s National Podcast of Texas, the UT media scholar and ‘Don’t Knock the Hustle’ author outlines how millennials are defying stereotypes and creating a “new innovation economy.”
On the latest National Podcast of Texas, the South Texas-raised stand-up comic talks about Mexican-American representation in Hollywood, the border situation, and writing jokes for Clint Eastwood.
On the latest National Podcast of Texas: the CEO/co-founder of Texas Humor, who’s also the photographer/aviator behind an ambitious aerial tour of Texas’ borders.
Here are our favorite quotes from a year of interviews with Julián Castro, Cecile Richards, Leon Bridges, and more.
Charles Dickens never made it to Galveston, but that doesn’t stop local revelers from raising a glass of ale in his honor.
Plus, moviegoing rodents and a man who thought it was a good idea to steal a police cruiser.
Selecting the Texans for our Power Issue was a tough challenge. Here are the individuals on our long list.
A Houston couple brings the ”Moneyball” philosophy to social change.
From gymnast Simone Biles and Houston mayor Sylvester Turner to political megadonor Tim Dunn, here are 31 Texans who are changing the way we think about politics, education, food, philanthropy, and, well, pretty much everything else.
The CEO of Austin’s WP Engine says her company doesn’t look like most tech outfits—and that’s one reason it’s so successful.
A young city councilman’s Grindr photos were leaked, and he now faces a recall election. Was there a conspiracy to oust him, and did it come from inside City Hall?
Is Thomas J. Henry an unrepentant huckster, or is he a righteous warrior for the little guy? Can he be both?
On our latest podcast, a conversation with the founder of Texas 2036, a non-partisan nonprofit designed to anticipate what Texas might have to do to thrive a full generation down the line.
Plus, an eleven-year-old’s pet beagle saves her from an abduction attempt.
Performance artist Lynzy Lab challenges on the "scary" climate for young men with a ukulele.
The antlers are bigger, the gear is better, and the price of admission has shot way up. Welcome to the new world of Texas hunting — if you've got the cash, that is.
In her groundbreaking new book, Monica Muñoz Martinez uncovers the legacy of a brutal past.