From Scott Joplin to ZZ Top, a comprehensive guide to the best Texas music on CD.
Janis Joplin’s life was about music, rebellion, and excess—but she was influenced most by her tormented relationship with the people and spirit of Port Arthur.
Nothing about Lyle Lovett suggests he’d ever make it big. That’s precisely why he did.
When Chuck Smith kidnapped his own small boys to keep them from his estranged wife, a simple divorce case turned into an international family feud.
Quesadillas 1 1/2–2 pounds chorizo 6 tablespoons chopped tomato 6 teaspoons chopped scallions 12 eggs (2 per person), beaten 6 8-inch flour tortillas 3 cups grated cheddar cheese 4 tablespoons olive oil Cook chorizo in skillet over medium heat. Drain fat, add tomato and…
Bigger than life, drive-in movies defined America’s giddy age of hula hoops, poodle skirts, and blue suede shoes.
My son ended his life after three years of madness and unbearable depression. Who am I to say he did the wrong thing?
IT WAS JUST TEN DAYS after the close of the Republican convention, and here I was at a much smaller gathering of Republicans at Fairview Farms in Plano, just north of Dallas. Proclaimed a “Boot Scootin’ Olde Tyme Political Hoe-Down,” this campaign kickoff was also, of course, a “family event”…
Made on a shoestring, Slacker was a hit. Now fans wonder if Hollywood money will change Rick Linklater’s style.
From Kathleen’s Art Cafe, Dallas
GARY CARTWRIGHT’S STORY, “Free To Kill” [TM, August 1992], regarding Kenneth Allen McDuff, shows that McDuff is indeed a monster. I am profoundly sickened by the circumstances of his hideous crimes and equally appalled by our Board of Pardons and Paroles for allowing him to be freed to…
The moment that members of the tejano band David Lee Garza y Los Musicales saw a poster by San Antonian John Dyer, they knew they had found the photographer for their next album. “We wanted more than just a face on a cover,” says bassist Richard Garza, “and his poster…
ON A HILLTOP NEAR THE INTERSECTION of U.S. highways 67 and 90, just east of Alpine, a plywood stagecoach and four horses seem to be hightailing it into town. “A local artist-character built the stagecoach,” says Rick Sohl, who owns the hilltop. “He used it in parades but was looking…
THE HOME OF SAM HOUSTON’S WIDOW, Margaret Lea Houston, and their eight children is for sale. A shrine of Texana, the 1830’s Greek Revival classic in the tiny hamlet of Independence comes complete with a Houston family heirloom piano that is said to render a ghostly “Come to the Bower,”…
Deaths among rare rhinos leave scientists scratching their heads.
Small-town Texas gets a taste of national politics up close.
Can the desire to win transform Japan’s gung ho golfers into pros?
A gift from James Michener enriches Texas’ student writers.