Farewell to a Fond Friend

Jan 27, 2017 By Mimi Swartz

Executive editor Mimi Swartz says goodbye to Tom Curtis, a writer, reporter, and former Texas Monthly contributor, who died earlier this week.

In Search of Van Cliburn

Feb 28, 2013 By Texas Monthly and Prudence Mackintosh

He was a world-renowned piano prodigy whose romanticism and technical virtuosity inspired thousands and famously helped thaw the Cold War. But as a visit to his hometown of Kilgore made clear to me, Van Cliburn was also a Texan, a Southerner, a Baptist, a patriot, and a man who loved black-eyed peas as much as I do.