Mimi Swartz sizes up the legacy of Stanley Marcus.
Enron, rest in pieces.
Mimi Swartz finds fear at home.
The Houston-based energy giant put the pursuit of profits ahead of all other corporate goals, which fostered a climate of workaholism and paranoia. And that was only part of the problem.
The oil boom is long over, but he and other wildcatters are still thriving.
Mimi Schwartz considers the wake of Tropical Storm Allison.
Austinites thought the high-tech boom wouldn't change them, but it turned their city into something that more closely resembled Houston or Dallas in the golden eighties. Now they're paying the price.
Acapulco used to be a favorite destination of beautiful people from Texas and elsewhere. It still should be.
She’s got a secret.
Accessories for sexual adventurers, columns for your Craftsman bungalow, tasteful tables made from old manhole covers: You can find it all on this reborn Houston strip.
Dallas’ Sloane Simpson was a society queen who enchanted New York, seduced Mexico City, and turned Acapulco into a jet-set getaway. But when she died last year at age eighty, she was almost completely forgotten.
I thought I’d teach my young son’s Laotian friend about all the essentials of American culture, including Dr. Seuss. I just never imagined how much he’d teach me.
An idyllic small town confronts a controversial rape case involving four high school boys and a thirteen-year-old girl and discovers that nothing is certain—except that its children can’t escape the big-city culture of teenage sex.
The latest star pupil of the so-called Houston school.
The inside story of how industrious NASA scientists discovered signs of life in a Martian rock and boosted the fortunes of the tabloids, Hollywood producers, and even the president.
Practicing what he preaches.
On the road with Victor Morales, the schoolteacher turned U.S. Senate candidate who is out to prove he’s not running on empty.
Texas’ top drug lawyer helps dope dealers and cocaine kingpins beat their raps—and he’s proud of it.
Steve Stockman was supposed to have been a lethal weapon in the Republicans’ fight to unmake the Great Society. Instead the freshman legislator has been a loose cannon—an outsider in his own party.
A daughter’s gruesome murder became a grieving father’s dark crusade to find her killer and thrust him into an ever-widening spotlight as an advocate for victims of violent crime.
Five chic interior design stores in Fredericksburg are comforting, inspiring, and for the acquisitive, absolutely irresistible.
No longer judged a lightweight.
Give her regards to Broadway.
From invention to litigation, the breast implant has done more for Houston’s economy—and its psyche—than anything since oil.
Gigantic homes. Gala parties. Nonstop schmoozing. The hip summer playground of Houston’s high society is … Galveston?
A year after Robert James Waller left Iowa for the quieter climes of Big Bend, the best-selling author is discovering that it’s one thing to live like a Texan and quite another to be one.
How an old-fashioned Texas physician fought the takeover of modern medicine by heartless insurance companies—and lost.
Anna Nicole Smith got her man: the full story on the big gal’s marriage to octogenarian oilman J. Howard Marshall.
The boy wonder of style.
Reinventing the public school.
Only sixteen, and very much in Vogue,
The trash-TV titan.
Houston cartoonist Michael Fry takes on the trials of two-career parenting.
We are sixth-generation Texans and we are Jews. My family’s history is an account of the price we have paid to be both.
After years of decay and death, a Houston neighborhood ravaged by the disease is learning to live with it—and surviving.
The story of this notorious East Texas city isn’t a simple racist fable. It’s a complicated tragedy about a society that has lost its way.
Stardom has caught up with Tommy Lee Jones—finally. But don’t expect him to act like he’s enjoying it.
One boy’s excellent adventure at the new playground of the nineties.
In her new book, Georgette Mosbacher gives feminism a feminine touch.
Ikea appeals to twentysomethings who are beyond bricks and boards but not yet ready for a lifetime furniture commitment.
So what if Barney’s New Age niceness annoys some parents? His TV show is a hit with toddlers—and a financial bonanza for the Dallasites who brought him to life.
Twenty years ago, we were two-steppers. Now we’re twelve-steppers, thanks to a set of self-help gurus.
With wit and grit, Amarillo-born photographer Mark Seliger persuades reluctant celebrities to show their true selves.
When the young daughter of a friend walked sooner than my son, my feminist politics collided with my loyalties as a mom.
Being the nation’s most famous interpreter of Texas politics sounds like fun. But for Molly Ivins, success has been no laughing matter.