The longtime Texas Monthly contributor introduced the Austin music scene to the rest of the world.
Plus, a Netflix show featuring Tootsie Tomanetz, an Austin band’s wistful album, and a digital marketplace supporting local artisans.
Plus, Austin’s Andrew Dismukes joins ‘SNL,’ both Padaleckis help reboot ‘Walker, Texas Ranger,’ and Matthew McConaughey gets exceptionally lit.
For comedian Brian Gaar and many others, the venue was a center of gravity that attracted everyone from Bill Hicks to Patton Oswalt and all of the up-and-comers in between.
Hector Rodriguez’s hit comic book series, El Peso Hero, is now set to become a film.
The kids’ television program, helmed by a crop of Texan theatrical talents, landed on PBS 25 years ago.
The funny and brutal ‘Hollywood Mad Dogs’ was inspired by the Texas writer's experience working in Hollywood with the legendary—and very demanding—Steve McQueen.
Plus, Jamie Foxx is booked for the next decade or so, Luke Wilson listens in on 911 calls, and COVID comes to ‘9-1-1: Lone Star.’
This might be the end of the LuAnn Platter.
Plus: a Dallas coffee shop, a Houston DJ’s playlists, and a haunting documentary.
From its origins airing the banter of bored firefighters to its robust classical programming today, Dallas’s WRR-FM has filled an unusual niche on the airwaves for nearly a century.
Kevin Willmott’s unsettling film revisits the Houston riot of 1917, in which an all-Black Army unit mutinied after enduring months of harassment.
Its influence is evident in the way new releases such as ‘Bill & Ted Face the Music’ and ‘Cobra Kai’ use time in their storytelling.
The Houston teacher and nonprofit leader talks about dismantling racism in yoga.
Plus, a Wes Anderson–inspired theater seat claims to protect against COVID, Dennis Quaid made a show about his cat, and Selena Gomez becomes an ice cream.
You can’t keep Big Tex down.
San Antonio comic book creator Ben Dunn, 56, had been quietly publishing comics for more than thirty years when Hollywood finally came calling.
The psychedelic ensemble delivers a soul-stirring version of “A Change Is Gonna Come.”
I visited the Houston Zoo in search of normalcy and nostalgia. But filtered through my foggy face mask, the experience was unsettling.
Plus: a free fridge project in Austin, novels by Jennifer duBois, and Garden Marcus’s soothing TikToks.
Plus, Megan Thee Stallion gives away $1 million, ‘Supernatural’ and the Alamo Drafthouse plot their returns, and Barack Obama puts Texas on his playlist.
The prolific singer-songwriter believes that, now more than ever, love is all we need.
Now, as the Romance Writers of America reckons with its history of racism, will she finally get her due?
Austin songwriter Mobley recruited musicians to collaborate on an album in quarantine. It feels like a snapshot of a music scene seeking a new way forward.
The Austin Music Awards Best New Band Winner performs from atop a backyard treehouse.
A portrait of the man, in the words of those who know him best.
The multimedia oral history project features the stories of queer people, many of them Texans, who live outside cities.
These distinct initiatives embody something I long wished for while studying at a predominantly white Texas university: a community of color connected through creativity.
The HBO series, starring Dallas native Jonathan Majors, gives depth to Black characters stuck in nightmare situations.
The actor, who grew up in the Dallas area, takes a leading role in the horror series adapted from the book of the same name.
Plus: Selena Gomez joins Steve Martin–Martin Short series, Noah Hawley returns to ‘Fargo,’ and Cinestate’s school shooting thriller heads to Venice.
The prolific and proudly transient Rio Grande Valley native promises that post-quarantine, “as soon as they let me back out there, I’ll be twice as good.”
The annual mock-government summer camp—which I attended in 1995—hits the national spotlight thanks to an engaging new documentary.
From Mattress Mack to Dick Poe to Crazy Willie, we got ’em all!
The Wimberley native performs "Johnny" and "Hometown," and describes missing even the difficult parts of touring as she hunkers down post–album release.
The Houston Center for Photography asked people around the world to submit images taken during lockdown. The resulting online show ranges from the mundane to the sublime.
Rewarding and ignoring are the two key tenets of dog training. They’ve helped me get through this summer, too.
Plus, Megan Thee Stallion’s latest collaboration, a true crime podcast about a UT campus murder, and a Dallas-based online vintage shop.
We pulled up and opened the trunks of our hearts, and the Harris County Public Library’s instantly iconic pitchman quickly deposited himself inside.
The new visual album features a potent through-line of ancestral guidance—one that caused me to reflect on my own relationship with forebears.
A special quarantine edition kicks off August 11 and will feature backyard performances by some of your favorite artists.
The Houston Astros owner decided to defend every bad PR move his organization has made.
On his latest album, the Texan country musician sings of endurance within a fraught system.
Plus, William Jackson Harper of “The Good Place” gets an Emmy nod, Joe Rogan is moving to Texas, and Miranda Lambert is number one again.
In dreamy, finely detailed paintings, Jim Koehn revives old watering holes and mom-and-pop spots around the state.
The songwriter on creativity in a time of crisis and how he’s seeking camaraderie in isolation.
The ‘30 for 30’ production details the former coaches’ legacy of Olympic success and abusive practices.
In 1990, Longhorn student athletes marched through campus united against racism. Their movement continues through players still calling for change today.
A mainstay of Dallas queer nightlife, Sue Ellen's is thought to be one of about ten lesbian bars left in the U.S.
Plus, a podcast hosted by a UT alum and native North Texan, a restaurant with the best banh mi in Dallas, and a show about Austin’s roller derby scene.