February 2014


The Man in the Arena

Jan 10, 2014 By Erica Grieder

In the brief time Ted Cruz has been a senator, he has managed to convince half the country that he is a true patriot and the other half that he is a dangerous nutcase. What will he do next?

Sinners in the Hands

Jan 10, 2014 By Sonia Smith

Twenty-seven-year-old Catherine Grove is a member of a small, insular, and eccentric church in East Texas. Her parents think she’s being brainwashed. She insists she’s being saved.


Two Texans

Jan 9, 2014 By Jeff Salamon

Former state demographer Steve H. Murdock troves his data to illustrate the average Texan in two every different years—1950 and 2050.



High-Fiber Duet

Jan 9, 2014 By Loren Steffy

The competition between Google and AT&T to bring ultra-high-speed Internet to Austin is not exactly what it seems.

Dreaming in the Dark

Jan 10, 2014 By Stephen Harrigan

Nearly everything about moviegoing has changed since I first fell in love with the big screen as a kid. But my ardor remains.

The Texanist

Jan 22, 2014 By David Courtney

Our estimable advice columnist on the best way to endure the cedar allergy season, the safety of mutton busting, how to impress your valentine this month, and more.