Final Cut

Jun 21, 2017 By Christopher Hooks

When Texas’s film incentives program comes up for renewal, politicians and movie bizzers give performances that Matthew McConaughey would envy.

The Return of Jefferson Davis

Jun 5, 2017 By David Courtney

Over a year after its removal from the University of Texas at Austin's Main Mall, the controversial Jefferson Davis statue has found a new home on campus.

Wave Goodbye

May 24, 2017 By Alex Hannaford

For decades, Matagorda Bay has been a favorite spot for Texas surfers. The response to a recent spate of drownings might put an end to that.

Better Call Tina Parker

May 24, 2017 By Katy Lemieux

Dallas actress Tina Parker is hitting the big time with a role in 'Better Call Saul,' but back home her theater company is struggling.

Before the Flood

Apr 19, 2017 By Aaron Nelsen

The border cities of Tamaulipas brace themselves for the wave of deportees Donald Trump has promised to send their way.

The Secret Agent

Apr 19, 2017 By John Nova Lomax

Over the course of his legendary career, customs officer Hipolito Acosta saw terrible suffering in Mexico. Today, he worries about both sides of the border.

A Serious Writer

Mar 27, 2017 By Michael Agresta

A chat with Jim Magnuson, the founding director of the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin.

Groundhog Deus

Mar 22, 2017 By Domingo Martinez

Stephen Tobolowsky has appeared in hundreds of films, including one of the greatest movies ever made. But these days, he’s thinking—and writing—a lot about God.

One Degree of Jim Magnuson

Mar 22, 2017 By Jeff Salamon

Over the past 23 years, the founding director of the Michener Center for Writers has helped launch countless literary careers. Here are a few of the program’s most notable graduates.

The Wild Bunch

Mar 22, 2017 By Skip Hollandsworth

Two years after a deadly Waco shoot-out, the local district attorney is trying to take down the Bandidos and Cossacks biker clubs. It won’t be easy.

The One-Question Interview: Patricia Bernstein

Feb 23, 2017 By John Nova Lomax

In her new book, Ten Dollars to Hate: The Texas Man Who Fought the Klan (Texas A&M University Press, February 23), Patricia Bernstein tells the story of the rise and fall of the Ku Klux Klan in 1920s Texas. At its peak, the Klan had at least a million…

Working with the Donald

Feb 23, 2017 By Sonia Smith

Last year, U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce president Javier Palomarez was one of Trump’s harshest critics. Today, he’s informally advising the new president.

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Enemies, A Love Story

Jan 25, 2017 By Jeff Salamon

George Saunders explains how writing about Trump voters and writing a novel required the same skill: understanding people you don’t agree with.

The Checklist

Dec 21, 2016 By Texas Monthly

What to read, watch, listen to, and look at to achieve maximum Texas cultural literacy.