A view from Muslim Capitol Day in turbulent times.
A grand era of large-scale, site-specific installation art at Rice Gallery comes to an end. But does a new beginning await?
Uncovering the story of a long-lost gospel pioneer who influenced the shape of music to come.
Enjoy one of the rarest—and tastiest—whiskeys known to man.
The loss of the honeybee would be catastrophic to our planet. Here's what you can do to help.
Looking back on last year's best stories to plan this year's wanderings.
The Dallas Cowboys’ new headquarters and training facility, dubbed the Star, is open for business.
Ten concerts to ring in your new year.
The best sights, bites, and experiences from my travels around the state this year.
Bob "Daddy-O" Wade has been putting out his iconic artwork for forty years.
The past twelve months have been a particularly eventful time for the magazine. Here’s a look at how 2016 went down at 816 Congress Avenue.
A hot kiln can be entrusted with earthenware, stoneware, porcelain, and . . . brisket?
Bidding adieu to the greatest honor of my professional career.
A yuletide album that's actually worth listening to this holiday season.
As a new legislative session begins, can lawmakers come together to help the abused and neglected kids in foster care?
The Austin singer-songwriter uses the sound of a chamber ensemble to explore the limits of Americana and the darker side of the human condition.
The holiday season is the best time to scope out the majestic sandhill cranes that call Galveston their winter home.
The director of "Tower" brings us another iconic documentary, this one reveling in 40 years of the beloved Austin City Limits show.
What to buy your favorite Texan this holiday season.
How Yeti turned the lowly cooler into a hot commodity—and a white-hot IPO.
From Drink.Well, in Austin.
It’s been a difficult two years in office for Texas’s attorney general. First came his indictment on multiple felonies, then an embarrassing series of missteps and staff shake-ups. Now, with his trial looming, he’s seeking salvation one live television interview at a time.
Eleven ideas for holiday fun after the turkey sandwiches are gone and Uncle Al wants to talk about politics.
A visit to these indie gift shops, which feature impeccably curated stock from makers around the world, is a gift in itself.
Is a brand a sell-out if it's owned by a large corporation?
Step into the Sistine Chapel to gaze at the famed Michelangelo frescoes—in Dallas.
Get out and about in this fine state of ours to enjoy famous authors, historic photographs, Lone Star films, fancy barbecue, and more.
A former first lady on her lifelong love of all things bookish.
Celebrating fifty years of chili in Terlingua, home of the dueling cookoffs.
The state's best repositories of art, historical objects, and natural wonders.
Members of Grupo Fantasma have added yet another new sound to their ever-evolving Latin repertoire.
Why Austin's L'Oca d'Oro will keep you coming back for contemporary Italian fare.
The Rag once made Austin ground zero for progressive journalism.
Jazz pianist Jason Moran returns home to Houston to recreate Thelonious Monk’s seminal 1959 concert.
On the campus of the Orange Show, in Houston, is a new three-dimensional immersive folk art experience that’s a whimsical explosion of colors, textures, and community spirit.
The eleventh annual Trans-Pecos Festival, at El Cosmico in Marfa, brings together not just top musical acts but a community of baseball aficionados.
Why tailgating with my family and friends (and a million other fans) is my favorite part of college football.
A big bag o' cats in Austin.
Austinite Lawrence Wright chronicles almost fifteen years of terrorism in his latest book, The Terror Years: From Al-Qaeda to the Islamic State.
Tips for trips across the state.
Amanda Shires on the birth of an album and becoming a matriarch.
When I needed a new home office, I thought I’d save money by hiring a draftsman. I got what I paid for—and more.
Can former frat-boy fave Jack Ingram finally find his place among the great Texas songwriters?
Mapping the state’s meatiest routes.
A disturbing yet uproarious dark comedy featuring a foul-mouthed puppet ends its Broadway run bound for Houston.
Rick Linklater appears in front of the lens in a new documentary being screened in Dallas.
The beloved tradition of taquerias in Brownsville, on display for all to see.
The recent shootings have generated a lot of talk about what’s happening on one of the nation’s most famous drinking drags.
Fifty years after the Tower shooting, the University of Texas is finally honoring the victims. What took so long?
Have tube, will travel.