Evan Smith on Robert Strauss.
“If Beavis and Butt-head were around today, they’d probably be right back on the couch where I left them. That’s where they’ll always be in my mind.” So says Austinite Mike Judge, who created the animated teen duo back in MTV’s halcyon pre-Jackass era and still gets asked about
Polling the ex-governors.
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Prudence Mackintosh's sons.
A new Texas Monthly by designand necessity.
Where we go from here.
The Latinas in the Democrats’ sights.
What are George Bush’s weaknesses as he heads into the fall campaign? We asked six Texas Democrats— a former governor, a former lieutenant governor, two wannabes, and two wiseacre pundits—to make the case against him. They pulled no punches.
Meet our governor . . . Rodney Ellis?
Emilio Navaira and Gloria Trevi get their days in court.
Together for the first time: Two Tommys (Hancock and Shannon), two Montes (Montomery and Warden), two Hubbards (Blues Boys and Ray Wylie) and two Clarks (Carrie and W.C.), plus a Butthole Surfer, three Gourds, six Bells of Joy, a Tailgator, and 87 others who give their all, creatively speaking, to
The politics and semantics of the Mosbacher divorce.
The husband-and-wife co-founders of garden.com dish the dirt on their IPO.
Henry Kissinger versus UT.
In the January/February issue of the Columbia Journalism Review, Texas Monthly‘s editor, Gregory Curtis, was selected as one of the ten best editors in the magazine business, placing him in the illustrious company of such industry standard-bearers as Jann Wenner (Rolling Stone) and Graydon Carter (Vanity Fair). Around these parts,
The former stripper, the tabloid, and George W. Bush.
Hooray for Hollywood's All the Pretty Horses.
The knock on Matthew McConaughey’s arrest.
“Entrepreneurship is the art of the possible. Anyone with money and a good idea has what it takes to write his own ticket. The hitch, of course, is follow-through. You have to execute. You have to do it. And no one has done it as well as Michael Dell.”
Ping-Pong balls in our governor’s past.
The tycoon from Texas who’s very much in Vogue.
How George W. could be evitable.
Does the Dallas Morning News discriminate? Plus: Bill Clinton between the covers.
The book (make that books) on George W. Bush.
Is Phil Gramm out of gas (and oil)?
His days as a “loyalty thermometer” in the nation’s capital.
When someone says she loves George Bush these days, she’s almost certainly talking about the man William Bennett recently christened “W.” But at least one novelist prefers the ex-president to the presidential hopeful. Next January Simon and Schuster will publish Lydia Millet’s George Bush, Dark Prince of Love, which she
Several Sundays a year, Texans wake to find not one but two GOP presidential hopefuls inside the state’s borders.
ZZ Top v. Chrysler
Welcome to Texas Monthly Biz.
Desperately seeking Sakowitz.
After watching their business districts wither away as companies set up shop in the suburbs, Texas cities and towns are banding together to fight back.
Sympathy for Jerry Hall
Sandra Cisneros’ colorful victory.
Internet profiteers target George W. Bush.
Which Hollywood legend is “the bitch of all time”? Which comedienne’s daughter was a dope addict by age fourteen and came to Houston to get unhooked? Texas’ top gossips tell all.
Who says there is nothing funny about the Monica Lewinsky matter?
How Frank Sinatra, Jr., became a Texan-in-law.
“Aunt Jimmy” sues Galveston’s first family.
Fort Worth art patrons fight the Presbyterians over Georgia O’Keefe
George W. isn’t the only Bush benefiting from the largesse of well-heeled Texans. His brother Jeb Bush, the GOP candidate for governor in Florida, has thus far received more than $382,000 in contributions of $500 or less from Texans. Among the notable donors: financier Perry Bass, oilmen W. A. “Tex”
Why the Austin American-Stateman’s film critic is under seige.
The media muff George W. Bush’s name.
Headline: Situation Wanted by Evan SmithThe revolving door between politics and the media is swinging furiously in New York and Washington, D.C., so why should it be any different in Austin? In this year’s race for attorney general, for instance, the major party candidates have hired journalists as their spokespersons:
Gary Mauro’s bad spell.
Inside Tex Moncrief’s IRS mess.
LeAnn Rimes gets written off.
Independent counsel Kenneth Starr was born in Vernon, and that’s just one of the many Texas connections at the heart of his investigation of Bill Clinton.
The players. The stories. A special report on our booming film business.