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Emily McCullar is an eleventh-generation Texan who was hired as Texas Monthly's front desk receptionist in 2014. She soon charmed her way into the fact-checking department before becoming a staff writer in 2019. She has written about celebrities, literature, music, film, politics, and history, and she likes to think of herself as a Matthew McConnoisseur. She once wrote an essay about deer hunting with her dad that was longlisted in The Best American Sportswriting, and the fact that this basically means she's a "sportwriter" is the funniest thing in the entire world.

139 Articles

Film & TV |
March 23, 2018

Roundtable: The Stop-Motion, Twee Charm, and Uncomfortable Moments in ‘Isle of Dogs’

To some of our writers, Wes Anderson is in the doghouse.

Sports |
September 30, 2017

“Friday Night Writes”: We’re Over Julie Taylor

Plus: Does Coach really deserve Tami Taylor?

Film & TV |
September 22, 2017

“Friday Night Writes”: Who’s Landry?

Going to Gatling, meeting Landry, and discovering the cruelty of teenage girls.

Sports |
September 8, 2017

“Friday Night Writes”: Can Coach Taylor Make Boys into Men?

Yeah, we love Coach Taylor. But we're skeptical that his big hearted speeches are doing much for his team off of the field.

Sports |
September 1, 2017

“Friday Night Writes”: Meeting the Dillon Panthers

The Dillon Panthers are back (for us, anyway).

The Daily Post |
February 13, 2017

Watch: Beyoncé, Maren Morris, And Gary Clark Jr. Perfectly Repped Texas At The Grammys

Queen Bey reigned, while Clark and Morris repped the Lone Star State.

Books |
July 31, 2007

Books That Cook

Author Denise Gee comes from a long line of Southerners who like to imbibe. Growing up in Natchez, Mississippi, she observed her fair share of Southern belles and seersuckered gentlemen with drink in hand. Eventually, cocktail hour became a distinctly personal and cultural experience for Gee, who set out

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