What you need to know about dining in Texas this week.
The Austin-based musician talks about his new album, his record label, and making viral videos with Jason Schwartzman.
An early look at the cover—and the cover story—of our February issue.
The musician and former front man for Radish on moving to Austin, pretending to be a label mogul, and getting his electric guitars out again.
A new album by Shearwater.
A new album by Heartless Bastards.
Steele, a Colorado native, moved eleven years ago to Austin, where she is now the wig master for the Austin Lyric Opera. She has toured the U.S. and Mexico with the Broadway production of The Lion King and served on the beauty crew of the world premiere of Elton John’s
Shannon Sedwick on using the F-word, playing Ann Richards, and pulling things out of her dress like pipe wrenches and saws.
For all the stories that we publish in TEXAS MONTHLY, there are always more that we don’t publish, usually because we run out of space and time. In a state that spans 261,232 square miles and contains 25,145,561 people, it’s a safe bet that the things we could cover
Wyatt McSpadden, John Phillip Santos, and Skip Hollandsworth.
Learning to speak Texan, postprandial bed-sharing, how to start a fire, and a barber shop conundrum.
There’s nothing like a bandwagon. No sooner did Food & Wine and Bon Appétit fall all over themselves to give Austin a whole lotta love than StarChefs.com (an online magazine for chefs and culinary insiders) decided to hold one of its four national awards ceremonies in Austin
Dublin Dr Pepper is still in business, Rick Perry has been less popular before, and other news you need to know.
Two new studies from Texas researchers focus on shedding the pounds and keeping them off.
How the Iowa caucases played out on the front pages of the big Texas papers after Ron Paul had a strong showing and Rick Perry, well, did not.
Austin filmmakers David and Nathan Zellner prove that Sundance still embraces their type of idiosyncratic, shoestring-budgeted work.
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Cyberpunk pioneer Bruce Sterling speculates that the worst is yet to come.
The lyricist and lead singer for the Hold Steady on recording his first solo album in Austin, working with producer Mike McCarthy, and writing a song a day.
The composer and sound-maker shows us some of his tools.
The Washington Post tries to put a fresh spin on the old red vs. blue divide by studying the voting habits of people who live close to one of the two retail chains.
Texas A&M head coach Mike Sherman marches on as gossip swirls about University of Texas’s Mack Brown’s departure and University of Houston’s Kevin Sumlin’s future.
Six members from Women for the Arts share which museums, collections, and venues travelers should not miss.
Alamo Drafthouse founder Tim League starts an independent film distribution company, but can he make it work?
It has been twenty years since four teenage girls were murdered in a north Austin yogurt shop—and still no answers.
We got you covered. Representatives from three independent record stores in Texas recommend recent releases from local artists to give as gifts to music fans.
The yarn bomber shows us some of her personal possessions.
Amanda Naim on baking her first batch of cookies, molding each piece of the dome, and having a steady head.
No state has defied the federal government’s environmental regulations more fiercely than Texas, and no governor has been more outspoken about the “job-killing” policies of the EPA than Rick Perry. But does that mean we can all breathe easy?
The state forked over $600,000 to lure the Bravo show to Texas, but placed some restrictions on the show for accepting the cash.
A 5,000-word piece in Religious Dispatches details the “spiritual” war on abortion in Texas under Rick Perry’s watch.
Construction halts on track outside of Austin after state treasurer Susan Combs withdraws previously promised Major Events Trust Fund bucks.
For the grand opening of his new “veggie-centric” food trailer, Soular Food Garden, Hoover Alexander invited attendees to take a celebratory stroll with him around his childhood stomping grounds. The small group began their walk at the trailer’s East 12th street plot, continued to his church’s community garden, and finished
I first saw Japanese takoyaki - a delectably ambrosial octopus dumpling that has graced the shops and street corners of Japan for centuries - on an episode of Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations. Immediately I hopped to my computer and conducted a frantic search for takoyaki restaurants in Texas. There had
We heard the rumors that the show was coming (and that producers tried to shut down tweets about it). We've read about the state tax breaks and the lawsuit and the omission of our biggest (and completely food-rich) city,
Bravo's cooking competition reality show, which premieres tonight, spends its ninth season in Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio.
What one man overheard at this year’s celebration of the best pitmasters in the state, righteous smoked meats, and passionate ’cue lovers.
San Antonio's Sandy Wood has been the voice of StarDate for twenty years.
Later this month, one of the great long-standing traditions in college athletics—the annual Thanksgiving game between the University of Texas and Texas A&M—will come to an end. The rivalry between these two schools has lasted so long, and fostered such ferocious passion on both sides, that most people probably
Annette Gordon-Reed, Jason Sheeler, and Dagoberto Gilb.
Rick Perry’s stumbles on the national stage have inadvertently highlighted the weakness of his opposition back home—Texas Democrats.
Singer-songwriter Ryan Sambol on the band's new album, Live Music, and more.
Jesse Heiman on signing up at Central Casting, working with Leonardo DiCaprio, and still not paying his own phone bill.
Make that 22 pitmasters. Since Bertram Smoke Haus made our Top 50 in 2008, a lot has happened with the joint northwest of Austin. Pitmaster and owner Jim Wallace moved out of his original location, a 100-plus year-old former mercantile and lumber store, for a bigger
Editor's Note: The Texas Monthly BBQ Festival is almost here! Each day until then, we'll be talking to one of the featured pitmasters, with questions from TM staffers, esteemed BBQ experts, Twitter followers and you, the readers of this blog.Today we're featuring Lou Lambert of
Editor's Note: The Texas Monthly BBQ Festival is almost here! Each day until then, we'll be talking to one of the featured pitmasters, with questions from TM staffers, esteemed BBQ experts, Twitter followers and you, the readers of this blog.Today we bring you Aaron Franklin, 33, of
When you think "BBQ in Lockhart," you think Kreuz & Smitty's - but a lot of people swear by Black's. And when you think "taco trailer on South 1st St.," you think Torchy's - but there's also Izzoz Tacos, which opened in December of 2008 in the same parking
From tranquil lodging in the middle of bustling Houston to candle-lit breakfasts near the beach, these five B&Bs are guaranteed to please.
Tiny and remote Marfa is poised to be a rock-star magnet.
The roots of Rick Perry’s frontier style.