Sarah Hepola is a writer-at-large for Texas Monthly and the host/creator of the 2021 TM podcast America’s Girls, about the influence and lost history of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. Before joining TM, she was the personal essays editor at, and her writing has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the Guardian, the Cut, Elle, and Bloomberg Businessweek. She is the author of the 2015 New York Times best-seller Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget and a forthcoming memoir about singlehood, Unattached. She lives in Dallas.

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Where to Stay Now|
April 5, 2023

Welcome to the Return of Glam at the Best New Hotels in Texas

Turndown service! Amazing cocktails! Small but expensive soaps! These ten new and renovated hotels (and ten more honorable mentions) know how to treat their guests.

News & Politics|
January 17, 2018

How Whitney Wolfe Herd Changed the Dating Game

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

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