Six ofrendas created by San Antonians to celebrate día de los muertos.
A former first lady on her lifelong love of all things bookish.
Hey, wait a minute. Why is our state always used to measure destructive scale?
Celebrating fifty years of chili in Terlingua, home of the dueling cookoffs.
It's been decades since San Marcos's famed Aquamaids performed, but San Marcos is reviving the mermaid as a symbol of cultural identity and environmental protection.
An armadillo incense burner. An Andy Warhol self-portrait. The keys to the Alamo. Who knew what startling treasures you could find without ever leaving the state?
Being a sports fan is like falling in love. Sure, it’s a form of madness, but it’s one you can’t explain.
Forty years ago I built forts on Bird Creek, raced at the roller rink, and watched my dad run for mayor of Temple.
Readers respond to the October 2016 issue.
Former governor Rick Perry puts on his dancing shoes.
What to watch, listen to, and read this month to achieve maximum Texas cultural literacy.
Some crazy stuff went down in Texas in the past thirty days. Here are some of the headlines you may have missed.
The acclaimed opera singer Jay Hunter Morris has traveled the globe, performing Wagner, Puccini, and Bizet. And yet he still feels like a hick from Paris, Texas.
When the chute opens and the steer charges, there’s no place Jimmy Steve Martinez would rather be than on his horse, with a rope in his hand.
In the town of Guthrie, off U.S. 83.
From Downstairs, in San Antonio.
Why Austin's L'Oca d'Oro will keep you coming back for contemporary Italian fare.
Out of the oven and into the credenza.
Who needs the playoffs? After years (and years and years) of heartache, Houston has fallen for the Astros all over again.
The Dallas author on Steve Martin, Kristen Stewart, Vin Diesel, and the “good weird experience” of watching Ang Lee turn his award-winning novel into a major motion picture.
The true origin—and meaning—of one of our state’s most famous mottos is up for debate.
A revival of "The Roads to Home" in New York proves the Wharton native's work is as relevant—and revered—as ever.
A pastor at a Corpus Christi church is on a mission to build “the largest cross in the Western Hemisphere.”
Using fake money has its consequences.
Some crazy stuff went down here last month. Here are a handful of headlines you may have missed.
How Chip and Joanna Gaines are renovating Waco’s reputation, one home at a time.
Meet James Bryant, the National Embalmer of the Year.
How the Boy Scouts came to matter to me once again.
Readers respond to the September 2016 issue.
Why tailgating with my family and friends (and a million other fans) is my favorite part of college football.
Can the Texas Contemporary Art Fair turn Houston into a capital of Latin American art?
On Day Breaks, the Grammy Award–winning singer returns to her roots at the piano. Just don’t call it a back-to-basics album.
Go west—and east and north and south—young man.
On Saturdays Tootsie Tomanetz cooks barbecue the old-fashioned way for legions of loyal fans. That doesn’t mean she’ll ever give up her day job.
A big bag o' cats in Austin.
Supporters of Rice’s Marching Owl Band say that its performance mocking Baylor’s rape scandal was powerful—but let’s look at it a little more closely.
Master of nun.
Photographer Jeff Wilson on the making of the October cover with Chip and Joanna Gaines.
Paulette Jiles wasn't born in Texas, but she started writing novels set here as fast as she could.
The mouth of the Colorado River, in Matagorda County.
A GIF guide to our former governor's DWTS debut.
After a decade of hard-won victories and brutal setbacks, the 36-year-old quarterback—and every Cowboys fan—knows this: 2016 is the year he will write his legacy.
How Longview inspired fashion designer Brandon Maxwell.
Drake, Canada’s biggest Texas hip-hop fan, is putting his money where his mouth is.
The newly-divorced Texan has been on the billionaire’s radar at least since she shot ’Machete Kills’ in Austin.
Welcome to Camp Honey Creek for girls, where the years tick by but time stands still.
Are all those three-hundred-pound high school football players a health crisis waiting to happen?
What to read, listen to, and watch this month to achieve maximum Texas cultural literacy.
The incandescent unreality of Rocky Schenck is on display in the photographer's second collection.
Readers respond to the August 2016 issue.