For 44 years, Texas Monthly has been the arbiter of Texas culture. We’ve advised on where to eat and where to travel. We’ve directed you to the musicians, filmmakers, and authors you needed to know, and kept an eye on politicians both here and in Washington, D.C. Our signature longform journalism, especially on issues related to criminal justice, has few peers. I hear it all the time from people across Texas and beyond: Texas Monthly? That is a great magazine.

In November, we are thrilled to bring you a new way to experience Texas Monthly: a two-day event called the Edge of Texas, presented by VisitDallas. Hosted in Dallas, the Edge is part festival, part concert, part food extravaganza that will not only show you where Texas culture is going, but let you participate in its future. On Friday night, November 10, we will gather some of the leading chefs on the state’s culinary vanguard at the Fashion Industry Gallery. As they prepare dishes to challenge, surprise, and delight you, Austin DJ collective Peligrosa will provide the musical entertainment. There will also be a bread bar, styled lounges, a pop-up perfumery, and a video installation by San Antonio artist Cruz Ortiz.

On Saturday, at the splendid Joule Hotel and across the street at the Eye, Texas Monthly writers and editors will bring our journalism to life in front of a live audience. Listen as Dallas Mavericks owner and Shark Tank star Mark Cuban, in conversation with Executive Editor Skip Hollandsworth, looks around the technological bend to tell us what Texas will need to do to stay on the leading edge of business and entrepreneurship. See legendary card mechanic Richard Turner perform, meet young songwriters who will shape the future of Texas music, watch exclusive clips with filmmaker David Lowery, and hear the heart-wrenching story of how Tania Joya fled her ISIS husband, moved to Plano, and is now studying counterterrorism.

Finally, on Saturday night, join us at the newly reopened Longhorn Ballroom for a modern twist on a Texas campfire. We’ll have performances by Sarah Jaffe and Shinyribs. Chef Mathew Peters, the first American to win the prestigious Bocuse d’Or competition, will lead a live-fire cookout.

There’s much more to the weekend than I’ve outlined (check out entire lineup here). But suffice it to say that if you value food, music, ideas, and interesting people, you won’t want to miss this. Texas Monthly’s Edge of Texas? Yeah, it’s a great weekend.

Come join us,

Tim Taliaferro, Editor in Chief