So much is at stake that we almost—almost—believe the release date of Disney's epic-to-be was delayed from Christmas Day to April for the reasons the studio claims. But given the way historical movies usually turn out, can you blame us for smirking?
If the Corsicana native is the best songwriter in Texas, perhaps it's because he knows his material. Hardscrabble upbringing. Sinful behavior. Redemption. Personal tragedy. Profound sorrow. And, finally, more redemption.
Joe Moore reflects upon truth, justice, and Tulia.
Who wants to own a West Texas town? At least two eBay bidders have offered the asking pricebut it could still be yours.
Or: "What's a girl gotta do to get a drink in this place"
Joe Jamail rails against tort deform.
‘TIS THE SEASON Don your gay apparel and fa-la-la-la-la your way to Dallas December 4-7 for a long weekend sure to make you jolly. On Thursday evening the Dallas Mavericks (yes, good things come in big packages too) take on the superstar-studded Los Angeles Lakers at the American Airlines Center.
DON’T STOP BELIEVING Usually everyone is so busy trying to avoid the crowds during the holidays that we forget to sit back and enjoy the season. This time around, we invite you to embrace the clichés—see the lights, drink eggnog, listen to “Jingle Bells” over and over again. And one…
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YOU DON’T KNOW DIDDLEY Seventy-four-year-old Bo Diddley, whose innovative rhythms have inspired generations of rockers, will be performing December 27 at Gilley’s in Dallas. What are you doing these days? I’m working. Doing my good old clean rock and roll. I’m putting together this song now with one of my…
HALLELUJAH It’s too easy to limit your holiday music selection to whatever tune is blaring over the sound system at the mall or another “everyone-join-in” performance of Messiah. We challenge you to expand your repertoire. Excellent Texas choirs affiliated with the Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses present music celebrating…
I went to the Alamo when I was a young girl but didn't really remember much about it. A recent trip to San Antonio changed all that, and boy, was I surprised by all the things I learned.
BOWS TO HOLLEY Mark Holley confesses that interviews make him nervous. But the 44-year-old executive chef of Pesce, a seafood restaurant in Houston, is going to have to get used to the attention, especially if the accolades keep rolling in: My Table, the Bayou City’s foodie magazine, recently named…
Makes 8 to 10 servings It’s hard to believe that a dish that tastes this good and looks so impressive is the easiest thing in the world to make. To make sure you cook it precisely to the right temperature, you’ll need a meat thermometer. Keep in mind that the…
SHOW ME THE COOKIES! I love cookies. They’re a quick, compact treat, perfect for anyone under constant deadline pressure. While reflecting on the subject of cookies recently, I realized that I don’t make them nearly as often as I want to eat them. Instead I rely on the kindness and…
Senior editor Pamela Colloff on Jasper, race relations, and the media.
Photographer Dan Winters talks about being on the set of the Disney movie The Alamo.
Writer-at-large Don Graham discusses this month's cover story, "Alamo Heights."
Cookies 10 ounces butter 3 ounces almond paste 1 1/2 cups sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 eggs and 1 egg yolk 3 tablespoons milk 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract 3 cups cake flour 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour…
1/3 pound unsalted butter 8 teaspoons sugar 1 teaspoon minced lemon zest 1 teaspoon minced orange zest 1 teaspoon Grand Marnier liqueur 1 cup all-purpose flour pinch of salt Place butter and sugar in an automatic mixer and beat on slow for 2 minutes.
1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup sugar 1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats 1/4 cup heavy cream 1/4 cup corn syrup 1 cup unsalted butter, melted 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon orange extract 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate…
Juan Seguin may not be as familiar as Sam Houston or William Travis, but his impact on Texas was just as important.
In the little town of Praha, southeast of Austin, there are a couple of houses, a cemetery, and one of the most beautiful painted churches in Texas.
My Family, My Friends, My Food: Recipes Celebrating People and Life
A new anthology of articles about Houston from the journal of the Rice Design Alliance is a sweeping historical overview, a civic memoir, and a municipal self-help guide.
Secret Santas, take note: Here are my picks for the state's most underrated or underrecognized CDs of the year.
Many Texans are woefully unprepared for what has become our fastest-growing health care problem: taking care of Mom and Dad.
Yes, I don't get it.