July 2016 Issue

Larry McMurtry
On the Cover

The Minor Regional Novelist

Texas may have inspired Larry McMurtry to become a writer, but there is no writer who has inspired an understanding of Texas quite like Larry McMurtry. At age eighty, our most iconic author still has work to do.

Features


The Great Divide

After this disorienting election season, what path is left for Texas conservatives? Who is leading the party? And what on earth to make of Donald Trump? A few insights from the state Republican convention.

Gold Rush

She’s tiny, intense, explosive—and the most breathtaking Olympian you’ll be watching this summer. Meet Spring gymnast Simone Biles.

Reporter


Mission Admonished

A new biography takes a hard look at our forty-third president’s foreign policy record, with assessments that often stand in stark contrast with Bush's own verdict on his presidency.

Touts


Columns


Business

Out of Gas

How Aubrey McClendon, “America’s most reckless  billionaire,” left some Houston energy firms holding the tab.

Robert Irwin's yet-to-be named project.
Art

Miracle in the Desert

Robert Irwin’s long-awaited Marfa installation is a work like no other: a massive project that reflects the austere, light-filled beauty of West Texas.

Miscellany


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