The Culture

Karthik Nemmani
The Best Thing in Texas: A Texan Wins the National Spelling Bee

Jun 1, 2018 By Doyin Oyeniyi

What: The 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee. Who: Karthik Nemmani, a fourteen-year-old from McKinney. Why It’s So Great: On Thursday night, a Texan took home the championship title from the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Karthick Nemmani, an eighth grader at Scoggins Middle School, knew he…

Alamo
San Antonio at 300

Apr 13, 2018 By Texas Monthly

A massive urban renewal project that’s reviving the plaza culture. An Alamo fight centuries in the making. Avant-garde Mexican food inspired by Maya trade routes. Three hundred years after the city’s founding, San Antonio might just be the most interesting city in America.

Paula Prentiss
Happy Birthday, Paula Prentiss

Feb 21, 2018 By Tom Carson

On a pilgrimage to Beverly Hills, a lifelong fan learns that his favorite actress is every bit as charming at eighty as she was half a century ago.

How Whitney Wolfe Herd Changed the Dating Game

Jan 17, 2018 By Sarah Hepola

The first time I heard about Bumble, I was complaining about dating apps, a favorite pastime of those of us consigned to them. This was December 2015, and I’d spent four months swiping right (but mostly left) on Tinder. It had yielded three good dates, one of which turned…

New York Giant quarterback Y.A. Tittle
People We’ll Miss 2017

Jan 12, 2018 By Leif Reigstad

From our forty-third governor to the unofficial fishing guide for Caddo Lake, we lost a lot of great Texans this year. Here are the people we’ll miss.