January 2015 Issue

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Bum Steers 2015

From arrogant announcers to zany zygotes—and everything in between—it was a banner year for the Bum Steers.


The Road From Crystal City

During World War II, Isamu Taniguchi was one of six-thousand-plus immigrants sent to a little-known internment camp in South Texas for being a suspected spy. In this excerpt from her new book, Jan Jarboe Russell uncovers how he and his family emerged unbroken.




Saddle Up

Four generations of an illustrious border family have passed down a magnificent nineteenth-century example of Tejano saddlery.

The Texanist

Our estimable advice columnist on deer blind etiquette, the undeniable friendliness of his fellow Texans, the ineffable charm of sounding like a rube, and his peculiar sidekick, Li’l Bubba.  

Who’s That Guy?

Will Marco Perella’s portrayal of a loathsome jerk in Richard Linklater’s Boyhood turn out to be the biggest break of his long, low-profile career—or just another paying gig?



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