December 2012


The Unsinkable Lisa Blue

Dec 1, 2012 By Skip Hollandsworth

Her husband, Fred Baron, helped bankroll John Edwards's presidential campaign, only to die of cancer amid the most sordid political scandal in recent history. But before long, Dallas's newest rainmaker had emerged from the wreckage—with every hair in place.


Dec 1, 2012 By Mimi Swartz

In one year the eyes of the world will turn to Dallas's Dealey Plaza for the fiftieth anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination. Is the city ready?

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The Innocent Man, Part Two

Jan 21, 2013 By Pamela Colloff

Michael Morton spent 25 years wrongfully imprisoned for the brutal murder of his wife. How did it happen? And who is to blame?


5 Things You’ll Be Talking About in December

Dec 1, 2012 By Jeff Salamon

1. When Tea Parties Attack!  Article III, Section 9, of the constitution of the state of Texas tells us that when a new session of the House of Representatives is seated, its first order of business is to elect a Speaker. What the constitution doesn’t tell us is that the Speaker’s…



texanist taxidermy
The Texanist

Dec 1, 2012 By David Courtney

My husband wants to taxidermy our dog when he goes to that big yard in the sky. I don’t. Can I convince him this is wrong? Illustration by Jack Unruh Q: Our family dog is getting on in age, and my husband and I have begun…