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Gosh, It’s Nice Out

Jan 27, 2015 By Dan Solomon

Like our friends in New York, who avoided a blizzard, Texans are sitting pretty with some pretty great weather today. 

Ron Paul Dismisses the Donald

Jan 21, 2013 By Sonia Smith

Ron Paul’s talons were out over the weekend, slamming the decision to let billionaire mogul Donald Trump moderate the Newsmax debate in Iowa.

Anatomy of a Drug Cartel

Jan 21, 2013 By Helen Thorpe

The cocaine goes north. The money goes south. And Mexican kingpins like Juan García Abrego laugh all the way to the bank—a Texas bank, that is.

Drawing Conclusions

Jan 20, 2013 By Josh Daniel

Before chronicling the South by Southwest Music and Media Conference for Texas Monthly, New York illustrator Steve Brodner had never been to Austin—but that actually worked to his advantage. “The idea was to capture the scene as someone who just happened upon it,” he says. “I wasn’t trying to get…

You Can Take the BBQ Out of Texas . . .

Jan 20, 2013 By Bryan Curtis

MANHATTAN Hill Country Barbecue Market Last year, word of a new barbecue restaurant spread through New York’s Texas-expat community. Usually, this kind of thing doesn’t cause much of a stir. We see a lot of “Texas barbecue” joints up here where they take a brisket that tastes like pastrami and…

A Good Mango Is Hard to Find

Jan 20, 2013 By John Morthland

Unless you’re Susana Trilling, who taught me how to prepare traditional Oaxacan dishes at her cooking school in Mexico. This month she’ll teach you too—right here in Texas.

What’s Next For Paul Qui? Only Qui Knows

Jun 19, 2012 By Layne Lynch

Ever since winning the Top Chef Texas crown, Paul Qui has been riding a wave of celebration, travel, and fame. For the past few months, the former Uchiko chef has been traveling the world to places like New York, Paris, London, and Tokyo, amongst numerous other destinations, while hungry patrons…

Gone to New York

Oct 31, 2009 By Gary Cartwright

Bud Shrake’s letters to friends back in Texas during his years in New York show the late novelist in all his ribald, freewheeling glory. And never more alive.

Michael MacDougall

Feb 1, 2008 By Texas Monthly

If you were the guy who shepherded the largest leveraged buyout in history, you’d be on this list too. It was early in 2007 when we became aware of the Austin-bred honors graduate of both UT and Harvard Business School who now inhabits the off-the-radar-screen world of private equity; he…

The Mighty Metroplex

Jan 1, 2007 By Michael Ennis

Just a few years after nearly being written off the map, the region has become a roaring engine of growth and social transformation.

Urban Cowboy

Mar 1, 1999 By meghandaum

Peter Jennings. Liz Smith. Barbara Walters. Joe Armstrong? You may not know the name, but New York publishing’s most famous ex-Abilenian is at home among the stars—and is a star in his own right.

Metal of Honor

Apr 30, 1998 By Helen Thorpe

I wanted to see lightning strike the steel rods that artist Walter De Maria installed in a New Mexico field. I didn’t, but the trip was still illuminating.

Victor Alfaro

Feb 1, 1997 By Brad Tyer

Growing up in Chihuahua, Mexico, Victor Alfaro based his sartorial education on all the American fashion magazines; today the 33-year-old creative director of the New York clothier TSE Cashmere is so busy designing his own line of chic clothes and accessories that he barely has time to read. After a…

Quick-Change Artist

Sep 30, 1996 By Keith Kachtick

So what if consistency is the hallmark of the record business? As the chameleonlike career of Darden Smith suggests, you can go your own way.