Columns

Essay |
July 24, 2017

Seeing the Body

"When I returned to Port Aransas during my last year of medical school, I began to look at my hometown through an entirely different lens."

Country Notes |
June 21, 2017

The Purest Type

Pronghorn were almost perfectly fitted to the West Texas landscape. And then people started building fences.

June 21, 2017

Calling Dr. Chilton

Getting to the bottom of the baffling backstory of Lubbock’s legendary lemony libation—one refreshing sip at a time.

Religion |
May 24, 2017

Critical Mass

An Austin church remakes Catholicism without the Pope, celibate priests, or most of the other rules.

Music |
May 24, 2017

Free Jazzmeia

On her debut album, an electrifying young singer from Dallas draws on the past, but refuses to be its prisoner.

Business |
March 22, 2017

Black Elk Down

How did a small Houston oil company with grand ambitions get caught up in the biggest Ponzi scheme since Bernie Madoff?

Essay |
January 25, 2017

Great Expectations

Sure, I’d polished my résumé, made the right grades, and kept up with current events. But did I deserve one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world if I wanted it for all the wrong reasons?

Music |
January 24, 2017

The Sons Also Rise

At his peak, Emilio Navaira was known as the King of Tejano and the Garth Brooks of Texas. Now, months after his death, two of his children are following in his footsteps with a little help from Sting.

Art |
November 23, 2016

Wards Matter

Robert Pruitt’s art vividly portrays the lives and dreams of the people who have long called Houston’s rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods home.