He was the magazine’s first big hire and—over the next few decades—delivered some of its most memorable stories.
A Canada man has a few questions about the Austin establishment immortalized in a Guy Clark song.
Awe, gratitude, and stories upon stories. Gary would approve.
A tribute to Gary Cartwright, who died February 22, 2017, at age 82.
Texas Monthly staffers chose their favorite Cartwright pieces to celebrate the "best damn magazine writer who ever lived."
When Randall Adams was sentenced to death ten years ago, the Dallas community thought a cop killing had been put to rest. But it hasn’t.
Once, the State of Texas was going to put Kenneth McDuff to death as payment for his crimes. Instead, it set him free to murder again.
Gary Cartwright talks about writing profiles; interviewing his longtime friend John Graves, who penned Goodbye to a River fifty years ago; and concentrating on the present.
The beloved Texas writer recently received the Texas Institute of Letters' Lon Tinkle Award for Lifetime Achievement. In his acceptance speech, he offered up a bit of advice for budding writers.
Since I started taking Viagra, I have had the time of my life. You can too—but there’s more to romance than a little blue pill.
GARY CARTWRIGHT’S STORY COVERING the last months of the life of his son Mark [“Nothing to It,” June 1997] was extremely moving. Most impressive of all was the dignity with which he and his son approached the inevitable. The communication shared during this time was inherently more intimate, and this
Last January, when senior editor Gary Cartwright flew to the Hawaiian island of Maui to see Kris Kristofferson, it wasn’t just to interview a movie star and hit songwriter—it was also to visit an old acquaintance (see “A Star Is Reborn”). The two met in 1984 through author Bud
Sure, they were gangsters, but they were our gangsters.
Boxing caught its second wind when George Foreman went the distance with the champ, Evander Holyfield.
The life and times of Candy Barr—the woman who made headlines by always being in the wrong place at the right time.
If you thought you knew, you were probably wrong.
Why the best runner in pro football ran right out of the game.