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Smile and Say, “Bush!”

Feb 12, 2014 By Christopher Hooks

Photographer David Valdez is back on familiar turf: on the campaign trail, documenting the public and private moments of a candidate with the surname Bush.

St. Vincent Bares All

Feb 12, 2014 By Andy Beta

Dallas's Annie Clark (a.k.a. St. Vincent) on her new album, the “weird high harmonics" of the late “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott, and the there's-nothing-in-the-world-quite-like-it quality of a Texas sky.

The Checklist

Jan 9, 2014 By Jeff Salamon

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

Two Texans

Jan 9, 2014 By Jeff Salamon

Former state demographer Steve H. Murdock troves his data to illustrate the average Texan in two every different years—1950 and 2050.

Bipolar Order

Nov 19, 2013 By Michael Ennis

Contrary to what the national media would have you believe, Texas is not politically monochromatic. It is, and always has been, a state with two minds.

Quesada, Sera

Nov 19, 2013 By Andy Langer

The founder of the Grammy-winning Grupo Fantasma is striking out on his own. For his next act, will he remake Latin music again?

Five Things You’ll Be Talking About in December

Nov 18, 2013 By Jeff Salamon

1. Romo Agonistes You remember Danny White, don’t you? He had the misfortune to replace Roger Staubach as the Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback after the beloved number 12 retired with two Super Bowl victories. Though White broke numerous Cowboys records—for passing yards in a season, for touchdown passes in a season,…

The Verdict

Nov 13, 2013 By Brian D. Sweany

Wallace Jefferson sizes up his historic tenure as the chief justice of the Supreme Court of Texas.

Spun City

Oct 21, 2013 By Michael Ennis

For half a century the world has regarded the Dallas of 1963 as a city of hate. But as JFK knew when he got there, that wasn’t the whole story.

5 Things You’ll Be Talking About in November

Oct 21, 2013 By Jeff Salamon

1. NASHVILLE, TEXAS Even if Kacey Musgraves wins none of the six Country Music Association awards she’ll be vying for on November 6, she’ll still be the Nashville story of the year. No female debut artist has ever before topped the CMA nominations list, and Musgraves achieved that honor with…

Are You Experimented?

Oct 21, 2013 By Nate Chinen

When Robert Glasper won a Grammy for Best R&B Album, no one was more surprised than the Houston-born jazz pianist himself.

Suffer, Dude

Oct 14, 2013 By Christopher Kelly

Matthew McConaughey plays a bigoted man dying of AIDS in Dallas Buyers Club—and proves once again that he should be taken seriously.

The Class of ’63

Oct 11, 2013 By Don Graham

The good, the bad, and the most self-indulgent of this year’s JFK assassination books.

The Man Who Was There

Oct 11, 2013 By Jake Silverstein

For fifty years, journalist Hugh Aynesworth has been one of the foremost authorities on the Kennedy assassination for one simple reason: he saw it all.

5 Things You’ll Be Talking About in October

Sep 17, 2013 By Jeff Salamon

1. Craig’s Listing It doesn’t take anything away from Craig Watkins’s accomplishments as district attorney of Dallas County—since he won election in 2006, his office has exonerated 33 prisoners, some of whom had been incarcerated for decades—to say that he has been very lucky. A Democrat, he was swept into…

Holy Crap

Sep 17, 2013 By Jason Cohen

Inside Buc-ee’s obsessive quest for the perfect rest-stop bathroom.

The Big Sleep

Sep 17, 2013 By Sarah Bird

How I ended up spending my panel appearance at the Texas Book Festival lying on a bench and drooling on the floor.

The Graduate

Aug 13, 2013 By Andy Langer

Now that she’s left the conservatory, mandolin player Sarah Jarosz plans her next move.

6 Things You’ll Be Talking About in September

Aug 12, 2013 By Jeff Salamon

1. I’m Gonna Git You, Soccer The intense rivalry between the two North American powerhouses of men’s soccer, the United States and Mexico, will be renewed September 10 in Columbus, Ohio, in a crucial qualifying match for next summer’s World Cup. After years of struggle against its more established opponent,…