Alpine, Marfa, and Fort Davis seemed like a different worlduntil I got there. I felt right at home in these West Texas cultural hot spots.
BERRY BLISS Sweet on strawberries? Join the club. Legend has it that an eighteenth-century French socialite was so fond of the luscious fruit that she would have twenty pounds of berries crushed just to bathe in their fragrant juices. (Do you suppose she rinsed off with cream?) In the Bavarian
Senior editor Anne Dingus sweet-talks about sugar, Elsie the Cow, and peanut patties.
San Antonio high school senior Marshevet Hooker was a member of the record setting U.S. Junior Track & Field Team. She recently committed to attending college at UT-Austin.
In the spring of 1995, Austin lawyer and photography-enthusiast Michael Hull found himself in a self-described "interesting intersection in time"or at least Texas time.
Texas Monthly senior editor Michael Hall launches into a discussion about his story "Two Wings And A Prayer."
PASS THE PEAS, PLEASE We have a friend—an all-grown-up adult friend, mind you—whose mother won’t let her leave the New Year’s table without downing 365 black-eyed peas (gulp!). That’s one seed of the lucky legume for each day of the upcoming year. But even if you have trouble swallowing this
Garden of Eatin’ Dreamed of traveling the globe? Martha Rose Shulman has a deal for you. The former Texan will take you around the world in 288 pages, and you don’t even have to pack a bag. But you do have to pick up a copy of your tour guide’s
An interview with Bill Wittliff, author of Boystown: La Zona de Tolerancia.
An interview with Robert Utley, author of Lone Star Justice: The First Century of the Texas Rangers.
An interview with Marsha Moyer, author of The Second Coming of Lucy Hatch.
An interview with Michael Moorcock, authour of King of the City.
An interview with Prudence Mackintosh, author of Sneaking Out.
An interview with H. W. Brands, author of The Age of Gold: The California Gold Rush and the New American Dream.
READ ALL ABOUT IT November is an ideal month for books: The weather is cooler, a perfect excuse for staying in and escaping into the world of your favorite page-turner. But if bumming indoors isn’t your style, then mind your p‘s and q‘s and hit the road for these literary
Pop artist Peter Max brings his psychedelic stylings to Fort Worth’s Milan Gallery for a month-long show beginning October 26. Max will christen the exhibit with an appearance. What can people expect to see in the exhibit? Well, my exhibitions are sort of semi-retrospectives. What you will see are works
CUISINE ART If your pocketbook can spare the $125-a-plate charge, then pull up a seat for Cena Con Frida—Dinner With Frida. The flavorful fare of saucy Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, passionately dished up by La Mansión del Río Hotel executive chef Scott Cohen, is the main course at this fiesta
The northeast town of Hawkins remembers one of its small-town girls.
Rice University makes for an interesting history lesson.
TRAIL MIX Ah, the mythical cowboy—he squandered not a second of daylight on the range. But after darkness fell, our archetype unwound in front of a glowing campfire, chowing down on beans and biscuits and slugging down coffee as black as the skies above. Now, a new cookbook—Bill Cauble and
DIVERSIONS OF GRANDEUR Trashy romance novels may be perfect for summertime escapism, but fall calls for more enlightened pastimes. Houston delivers with an artistically packed weekend September 27-29, one built for cultural indulgence. Begin Friday evening, when the Houston Ballet performs Madame Butterfly, an adaptation of the operatic favorite. On
Step behind the walls and take a peek at the history of the Texas State penitentiary at Huntsville.
Twas two days before Christmas, when all through the town, not a creature expected St. Nick to come round. To Cisco Santa strolled, more naughty than nice, and stirred quite a story, filled with robbery and vice.
Gary Tanhauser, who illustrated "Two Barmaids, Five Alligators, and the Butcher of Elmendorf," talks about how he approaches his work.