Locals are hopeful that change can come to the Northeast Texas town that invented the spectacle lynching.
The ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ alum stars in ‘We’re Here,’ which documents one-night-only drag shows in small towns.
An exhibit at the Centre Pompidou in Paris (France, that is) spotlights the work of a Texas filmmaker too often taken for granted.
Former train corridors pave the way for exploration and quietude through seven counties in this rural part of the state.
One man’s crazy quest to conquer the culinary capital of the world with smoked brisket.
The acclaimed opera singer Jay Hunter Morris has traveled the globe, performing Wagner, Puccini, and Bizet. And yet he still feels like a hick from Paris, Texas.
A barbecue joint in Paris, France? The notion sounded odd a couple of years ago when I first met Thomas Abramowicz, owner of the Beast. But the shock has worn off, and it seems I’m the last barbecue hound to visit. After so many words and photos from the likes of…
Artist Trenton Doyle Hancock reflects on his East Texas roots.
Born in Pakistan and raised in Abu Dhabi, the mayor of Paris, Texas, Dr. Arjumand Hashmi, tackles city business in between patient visits and holds the distinction of making the small East Texas city a medical destination for former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf.
Owner: The Beast: Maison Deviandes Fumees, opened 2014 Age: 31 Smoker: Wood-fired rotisserie smoker (once it’s delivered) Wood: Oak I was in line for the bathroom at Hill Country BBQ Market in New York when a man who recognized me approached. He wanted to know if I could…
Paris, Texas, has a lot more to offer than just jokes about its famous namesake.
Paris, Texas, has a lot more to offer than just jokes about its famous namesake. (But those are fun too.)
Lamar County Court-at-Law Judge Bill Harris fired off a fifteen-word email from his iPhone ruling that eminent domain laws gave TransCanada the right to lay pipeline through a Paris farm.
Landowners who vehemently oppose TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline took to the streets and the courts to protest the project.
ROUTE: Paris to DecaturDISTANCE: 148 milesNUMBER OF COUNTIES: 6WHAT TO READ: Michael Andrews’s Historic Texas Courthouses Whenever I start to suffer the ill effects of traffic overload and endless status updates on my smartphone, I set out for a quieter, quainter place that has at least two…
The Hill Country Drive, the BBQ Market Drive, the Backwoods Drive, and thirteen other summer trips, from the mountains to the coast, that will take you down some of the prettiest, most picturesque, most wide-open stretches of asphalt Texas has to offer. Buckle up!
A year of asking-for-it Aggies, badass broccoli, contraband coffee, Death Row decor, extrapolating elephants, faux feet, god-awful gimmickry, humongous heavyweights, incomparable ironers, judicial jimjams, kaput kowtowers, lame-brained liberals, moping millionaires, NASA ninnies, off-putting officials, prize-winning pignappers, quasi-comic quipsters, red-handed rapscallions, scarfable sod, theoretical thongs, ungodly ungulates, vomiting vegetation, wild-eyed window-breakers, xenophobic Xanthippes, Yankee yahoos, and zapped zealots.
How Trenton Doyle Hancock is reinventing his work.
Arjumand Hashmi, the mayor of Paris, Texas, is perhaps the state's most unlikely mayor - a wealthy, Pakistani-born Muslim with close ties to foreign leaders.
Jay Hunter Morris on singing opera
This joint came with high praise, so I drove about two hours to give it a try. Approaching the place, my hopes seemed fulfilled. The sheet metal and wood exterior along with the faded sign reeked potential. Talk about disappointment. The ribs here were nearly devoid of flavor and were…
When we asked a resident Parisian to impress us, he whisked us away to Scholl Bros. The ribs are prepared in the region’s signature style, using a sweet mustard rub, in a pecan-fed gas smoker. The thirteen-hour brisket wasn’t as good, but the sauce, a concoction flavored with brown sugar,…
Author Gregory Curtis talks about Paris, impressions, and the Venus de Milo.
Y’all, the world’s a stage.
The surprising sound of the Internet.
Two mythic cultures, one great love affair: How France has taken us to heart.
Two poets, well versed in the ways of Houston, reflect on the city’s effect on lives and letters.
Will there always be a Europe?