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Out of Africa

Nov 23, 2016 By Mimi Swartz

Winning the MacArthur “genius grant” was a career highlight for Rice professor Rebecca Richards-Kortum. But it was a visit to Malawi that changed her life.

Up Against the Wall

Oct 19, 2016 By Eric Benson

Congressman Filemon Vela had always kept a low profile—until he told Donald Trump to stick his border fence you-know-where.

The Checklist

Oct 19, 2016 By Texas Monthly

What to watch, listen to, and read this month to achieve maximum Texas cultural literacy.

The Checklist

Sep 21, 2016 By Texas Monthly

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

Trash Talk

Sep 21, 2016 By Christopher Hooks

The scion of one of Laredo’s first families wants to build a mammoth landfill on his ranch. But the opposition is fierce and vocal—and backed by none other than his uncle and his cousin.

Novelist Paulette Jiles
True Western

Sep 15, 2016 By Jeff Salamon

Paulette Jiles wasn't born in Texas, but she started writing novels set here as fast as she could.

Big Men on Campus

Aug 24, 2016 By Laura Beil

Are all those three-hundred-pound high school football players a health crisis waiting to happen?

The Checklist

Aug 24, 2016 By Texas Monthly

What to read, listen to, and watch this month to achieve maximum Texas cultural literacy.

Dream Life

Aug 24, 2016 By Jeff Salamon

The incandescent unreality of Rocky Schenck is on display in the photographer's second collection.

Empire of the Perfect Pass

Aug 24, 2016 By Brian D. Sweany

Quanah Parker, Stonewall Jackson . . . and Hal Mumme?! Why S.C. Gwynne took a break from historical epics to tell the story of the Texas coach who changed football.

The Checklist

Jul 20, 2016 By Texas Monthly

What to read, listen to, and watch this month to achieve maximum Texas cultural literacy.

Electric Mayhem

Jul 20, 2016 By Loren Steffy

Every month, the customers of the state’s smallest energy transmission utility open their bills—and can’t believe what they see.