Our guide to finding Texas wildflowers that stand out in their fields.
How to cook up a culinary craze: Mix talented chefs, native ingredients, classical techniques, and good publicity. Name result “Southwestern.” Let spread across globe.
A handsome young president, a convertible limousine, a sniper, three shots (we think), and our lives were changed forever. A special report on what is, for many, the defining event of the past fifty years.
Conspiracy theories: The Secret Service Theory.
Conspiracy theories: The Cuban Exiles Theory.
Conspiracy theories: The CIA Theory.
JFK was killed by (a) the mob, (b) Castro, (c) the FBI, (d) the CIA, or (e) none of the above? Decide for yourself.
Conspiracy theories: The Mafia Theory.
Conspiracy theories: The Vietnam Theory.
Conspiracy theories: The LBJ Theory.
Conspiracy theories: The Shadow Government Theory.
Conspiracy theories: The KGB Theory.
Conspiracy theories: The FBI Theory.
Conspiracy theories: The Castro Theory.
How the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals mistakes toughness for fairness—and gives the state a black eye.
Not that you’re looking for an excuse, but these five original cocktails concocted by Texas bartenders using local liquors are a thoroughly acceptable reason to pour yourself a drink. Or three.
A few of the state’s best mixologists share their secrets to making delicious drinks.
Sure, sure, the newspaper business is dying, and this is bad for freedom, accountability, and democracy itself. But worst of all is what’s happened to sportswriting.
Director Oliver Stone may not be sure who did it or how, but he is sure he knows why.
Reed received her Ph.D. in marriage and family therapy from Texas Woman’s University and has been practicing in Dallas for nearly 25 years. She counsels as many as 25 couples per week. I can’t save a marriage. Only the couple can do that. My job is to help people create…
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Walnuts, Gorgonzola, and chutney make for an upscale fish dish at the Grape in Dallas.
Shellfish? Swellfish. One bite of miso-glazed shrimp at Dallas’ Green Room and you’ll be hooked.
Dallas’ Seventeen Seventeen has mastered the art of the catfish taco.
How Jim Wright schoozes, George Foreman bruises, ZZ Top trims, and Janet Evans swims, plus the straight skinny on everything else from nearly fifty other Texas celebrities.
One brother greets, the other cooks. Between them, Peter and Patrick Tarantino have created one of Dallas’ artier dining venues. At Tarantino’s (3611 Parry), chef Pat presides over a menu that does not shrink from extremes. “I introduce deliberate contradictions into my food,” he proclaims, “but my goal is to…
His dreams. His fears. The truth about his love life. A candid chat with Texas’ most misunderstood sports hero.
Anybody (including many Aggies) who said they expected Texas A&M's first season in the Southeastern Conference to go so well is lying. But it's still funny to look back at all the naysayers.
A&M QB Johnny Manziel has a little fun post-Cotton Bowl, to the delight of TMZ, and the distress of some prigs in the media.
Friday's Cotton Bowl gives Longhorns fans a chance to decide which team they hate more: the University of Oklahoma, or Texas A&M.
Kansas St. and Oregon who? Arlington's the center of our college football universe, as Texas A&M plays Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl on Friday.
Teams from Texas—all former members of the Southwest Conference—went 5-1 in the pre-New Year's college football bowls.
At Stampede 66, Dallas chef Stephan Pyles’s latest gig, the symbols of his West Texas youth are writ not just large but colossal. Wild horses fashioned of gleaming wire come bursting through a solid wall. A giant rattlesnake of screen wire and glowing LED lights stretches its fifty-foot length…
A night behind the velvet ropes.
How Randall Stephenson plans to lead AT&T in the age of wireless.
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With three days in Dallas’s historic Oak Cliff, my mantra was “Shop, eat, repeat.”
For when you need a beautiful shirt that can be removed quickly.
In one year the eyes of the world will turn to Dallas's Dealey Plaza for the fiftieth anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination. Is the city ready?
Her husband, Fred Baron, helped bankroll John Edwards's presidential campaign, only to die of cancer amid the most sordid political scandal in recent history. But before long, Dallas's newest rainmaker had emerged from the wreckage—with every hair in place.
As the fiftieth anniversary of the JFK assassination approaches, the eyes of the world will be upon the city, and its cultural leaders are prepared for the attention.
Visa would create nearly 800 jobs in Austin over 10 years.
Meet Texas Style & Substance and The Diego Files.
Rugged, refined, and heavy as hell.
In Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson lovingly embraces his fantastical streak.
What Joseph Blimline's oil and gas Ponzi scheme tells us about financial regulation.
What’s the etiquette of political yard signs? Illustration by Jack Unruh Q: My housemate and I have very different political leanings, but we’ve never let this get in the way of our friendship. We have an agree-to-disagree policy. Then, without any discussion, she put a…
Yesterday, I revealed that I would feature three unique chicken fried steaks on the blog in celebration of Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day. So, who are the lucky honorees? Congratulations to Olivia in Austin, Beaver’s in Houston, and Bone Daddy’s in Dallas.
For October, Pat Sharpe selected Boulevardier, a modern French bistro in Dallas, as Pat’s Pick. I spoke with Nathan Tate, executive chef of Boulevardier, about his brand new restaurant, French food, and his favorite dishes on the menu. (In case you haven’t heard, Pat’s…
This time last year, I was leaving the Cotton Bowl along with thousands of football fans who'd made the annual pilgrimage to watch the 106th Red River Rivalry, one of the highlights of the State Fair of Texas. While throngs of UT fans were making a beeline for the parking lot, dejected after their loss (a scene that was played out again today), I noticed many of the OU faithful heading straight for the fried food stands, eager to celebrate their victory by eating something—anything, everything—dipped in batter and dunked in hot oil. Naturally, I joined them. (Full disclosure: Although I am a native Texan and, thus, feel obligated to root for the home team even though I did not attend UT, my brother is a faithful OU alumnus, and I feel obligated to extend my unconditional sibling support even though he decided to go to school in Oklahoma. Plus, I went to school in Illinois, so I have no room to talk.) In between yells of "Boomer!," the celebratory Sooners popped doughy balls of fried beer into their mouths and hoisted paper boats filled with golden Oreos into the air like they were brandishing the Golden Hat itself.