Plus, our very own BBQ Fest culminates in a virtual backyard barbecue this Sunday.
Originally from South Africa and Portugal, the peppery, lemony dish is now beloved by Texas Muslims. To understand why, you have to go back four hundred years.
Stuttering is finally in the spotlight, thanks to Joe Biden’s campaign and the announcement of a groundbreaking new University of Texas research center. But it’s always been part of my life.
Schnitzel, steins, and social distancing through Oktoberfest and beyond.
The country icon was, as fellow musician Lucinda Williams put it, an “American treasure.”
The conservative incumbent has alienated members of his own party, leaving room for challenger Wendy Davis to pick off centrist voters in Texas’s Twenty-first Congressional District.
Plus, we raise our eyebrows at Ina Garten's enchilada recipe.
The Best Thing in Texas: An Austin Teen Is One of the First Girls in the Nation to Earn the Rank of Eagle Scout
Abby Winkelman, 14, says she hopes her achievement will inspire other girls.
Plus, a new art exhibit about the borderlands, a music compilation by many Texas artists, and Casa Colombia.
After the football team’s latest loss, the coach and most of his players are at odds with the athletics director and many fans and supporters over the university’s controversial spirit song.
The eyes of Texas are upon him indeed, but yet another pricey coaching change won’t fix what ails the Longhorns.
The connections we make with some barbecue restaurants go way beyond brisket and chopped beef sandwiches.
A short history of overoptimistic predictions about the always-imminent liberal takeover of the Lone Star State.
The incumbent rarely faced competitive races before labor lawyer Mike Siegel’s challenge in 2018. Now, winning a rematch is no sure thing for McCaul.
This year’s festival is all-virtual, but its lineup is still all-star, as demonstrated by this trio of recent books from Texas authors.
During a live reading on Sunday night, many of the original actors brought the same chemistry that has made the film such a joy to rewatch for 27 years.
He’s as red as a rose; she’s as blue as the state flower. And now the two congressional candidates are locked in a throwdown in a district that is neither.
Plus, Kacey Musgraves meets Scooby Doo, Borat meets Sid Miller, and Austin meets ‘Walker, Texas Ranger.’
Taco Cabana has gone too far.
Chef Jam Sanitchat's first recipe collection is based on her many years of teaching Thai cooking and running a South Austin staple.
As a lifelong Republican—and, more recently, dedicated Never Trumper—it’s clear to me that the state GOP desperately needs to enter the twenty-first century.
Ancient, colonial, and contemporary traditions are woven together in Dia de Los Muertos—and baked into the holiday's signature bread.
Plus: Texas A&M scientists used eye-tracking tech to help 1775 BBQ in College Station design a new menu.
The Mexico City dish remains rare in Texas, but it's starting to take off in Austin.
An exclusive excerpt from Jessica Goudeau’s ‘After the Last Border: Two Families and the Story of Refuge in America.'
The funny and brutal ‘Hollywood Mad Dogs’ was inspired by the Texas writer's experience working in Hollywood with the legendary—and very demanding—Steve McQueen.
Plus, our recipe for the celebratory dish.
For decades, many Texans accepted racist stereotypes that Mexican food was unsafe. Businesses had to emphasize their cleanliness to survive.
The team behind this month's well-red cover story.
A Texas transplant to California is unhappy about the ubiquity of the “nasty and repugnant weed."
Plus: actor Danny Trejo urges struggling restaurant owners to “stay strong.”
It’s time to think beyond beer and margaritas, says Suerte wine director Celia Pellegrini.
Bill Norris, of Alamo Drafthouse and Midnight Cowboy, pours one out for the Pegu Club, the beloved New York cocktail mecca that has permanently closed in the wake of COVID-19.
Kevin Fink, Chris Shepherd, and others are lobbying lawmakers to pass the $120 billion grant program that has bipartisan support.
The songwriter on creativity in a time of crisis and how he’s seeking camaraderie in isolation.
Plus: a bizarre Trump campaign ad accuses Democrats of "taking away tacos."
Pressed by Texas Monthly, the department confirmed that Nicholas Gebhart was the officer who fired a beanbag round at the 16-year-old, leaving him with brain damage.
Travis County offered the electric car giant a package of tax incentives worth about $1,200 a year for each of the five thousand jobs it promises to create at its new factory.
The truffle of Mexico, this culinary delicacy—sometimes called "black gold"—is treasured by taqueros and chefs.
Plus, Beyoncé’s "Black is King" drops celebrity-filled trailer, a new doc on reopening Texas restaurants, and Post Malone’s “dark times” album.
“This Is Exactly What’s Wrong With Austin”: A White Band’s Digitally Altered Photo of an Iconic Black-Owned BBQ Joint Infuriates Locals
The musicians in Midland, a popular country band, have entered the conversation about gentrification in the worst possible way.
Plus: Cananda misunderstands Texas barbecue.
Behind the scenes, two staffers with the same first name keep Texas Monthly running smoothly.
Living hard and free, cedar choppers clashed with respectable townsfolk in the mid-20th century.
Daniel Johnston's famous friendly frog is the perfect COVID accessory for a man like myself.
A Texan deployed overseas wants to know if there’s any foodstuff weirder than armadillo tail with gravy. (There is.)
Activists say the city can’t yet claim that “Black Austin Matters,” given its record, and that’s why they painted the street installation.
“Your Butt Is Perfect”: Those Austin Police Department Thank-you Cards Are Even Stranger Than You Thought
An APD tweet went viral after internet sleuths theorized that the cards were a police stunt. We got ahold of documents to find the truth.
Automated helpers, like Diligent Robotics’ Moxi, could reduce the risks to frontline medical workers.
Facing a Tough Runoff Election, Travis County District Attorney Margaret Moore Discusses Her Record on Race and Police Brutality
After running second in the Democratic primary to a progressive challenger, Moore argues that her critics haven’t done their homework.